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While we’re at X-Plained.Com are busy with a comprehensive review of the SSG 747-8i Anniversary Edition, we’re also pleased to inform you that SSG has released the long waiting Service Pack 1 (SP1). This will bring thew aircraft to version 2.1. We had hoped we could finish the review before Thanksgiving, but we also needed to wait for the SP! to do some more testing. What we’ve seen so far we can conclude that it’s again a big step forward although there’s always something that needs to be updated, fixed or new features to be added. Anyway, we would like to share with you the following SSG news regarding their SP1.

According to Ricardo Bolognini “Hi, there is available to download the new version  2.1 (SP1). It is free for all v2 purchasers , just log into your store account to download it.” The updated model comes with the following fixes and improvements:

Systems and Controls
  • Fixed various issues present when using individual hardware throttles to control each throttle in the sim.
  • Improved various clickspots on the tablet and the cockpit.
  • Fixed issue of D-TO temp input in the FMS not reflected correctly on the EICAS.
  • Barometer setting knob logic fixed
  • Vertical Speed scrolling direction fixed
  • Fixed issue of slats opening and closing while reversers are engaged.
  • Addressed “fake” TCAS Traffic on ND.
  • New VRCONFIG file with enhanced VR capabilities.
  • MCP HDG bank angle knob two rightmost settings (20° and 25°) now selectable.
  • Fixed panel light knob that was rotating the wrong way.
  • Fixed CAPT AUDIO SYSTEM and SERV INT switch on the overhead panel with reversed animations.
  • Made scrolling functional on MCP SPD knob when in MACH mode.
  • Fixed issue of aft center tank flickering when is empty.
  • Thrust reversers now do not deploy without hydraulic pressure.
  • Fixed ND range bug where it was possible to make the airport map show on all map ranges in some configurations.
  • Caution wailer will not sound when turning the battery on during a cold and dark start.
FMS and Autopilot
  • Fixed issue of long route FMC flight plans returning an error.
  • Fixed issue of certain FMC airways not being functional (was changing to DIRECT).
  • Fixed FMC POS INIT page where the airport coordinates could not be copied,
  • Fixed issue where a SID or STAR could not be executed without selecting a transition on the DEP/ARR page.
  • Fixed FMC LEGS page change bug where it would change the page back to page 1.
  • Improved issue of LNAV improperly planning sharp turns between fixes.
  • Addressed FMC message bug where EICAS showed an alert when no FMC message was present.
  • Fixed problem of data from the PROG page overlapping with the LEGS page.
  • TOGA button now functioning properly while on an approach.
  • Fixed issue of holding the CLR button in FMS to erase the scratchpad on the pop-up CDU.
3D, Textures and Sound
  • New liveries added for Boeing, Air China, Korean Air, Air Force One.
  • Various fixes to external and internal textures.
  • Engines sound enhancement.