After months of anticipation and over two years of development, Felis has today publicly released his rendition of the legendary Boeing 747 Classic (747-200) for X-Plane 11. Also referred to as “Queen of the Skies”, it is the first payware addon to be released by Felis since the release of his Tu-154 rendition back in 2017.
The aircraft development did not get much attention during the early development phase with only “a few” community members following Felis and his plans to bring a study-level Boeing 747-200 to the platform. However, once the aircraft entered closed beta, the hype around the aircraft release slowly appeared. We had a chance to be part of the closed beta and had a chance to share our impressions of the addon in one of our articles available here.
The addon has to offer a plethora of features, including accurate systems developed to high detail. Fully custom autopilot and autoland functions are present together with fire detection systems with actual pressure calculations and electric systems with all buses and current calculations. The developer even stated that every button, switch, and knob in the cockpit is functional.
Further, there are PBR textures throughout the model with a bunch of accurate animations around the aircraft. Of course, as you would expect from a study-level aircraft, or any aircraft really, a 3D passenger cabin was recreated by Felis.
In addition to what was already mentioned, an EFB is present in the cockpit offering the user to manage load and fuel quantity on board, to operate ground services, or to use various calculators available through the interface.
For the future, Felis wants to implement a custom failure system to the aircraft together with VR support, further details and animations in the cabin, or LTN-92 navigation systems.
The aircraft can be purchased through the X-Plane.org Store for $70 (approx. €59.50).