Also just wanted to get it out there that if it wasn't already known, G-MKGA, a JT9D-70A equipped 747 is at EGBP Kemble, and would probably serve as an excellent visual reference if there is an effort to make a model as part of an expansion. I also wanted to mention that I was wrong in saying that JT9D-70As were only mounted to freighter and combi 747s, as they were mounted to LV-MLO, a 747 operated by Aerolineas Argentinas from 1979 to 1981 before being re-engined with more conventional looking JT9D-7Qs.
Once the Prepar3D version is finished, the next logical step would be to produce a MSFS version. This is something intend to look at once the not insignificant hurdle of finishing the Prepar3D has been completed.
It appears that the ADEU was developed by BA for the Concorde fleet (fitted with CIVAC INS), and was never retro-fitted to the 747 or other types (at least as far the CIVA INS goes).
We will investigate "quality of life" additions however, as INS operation isn't the easiest.
Thanks for your personal reply to this thread.
At least it would be nice, if the CIVA of this long haul addon would have the ability to reload all entered waypoints after reloading a savegame.
Makes the addon much handier after re-establishing a flightsituation after a CTD or steady FPS-drop.
Thanks for considering this "quality of life" feature for the flight-sim sky, even if not 100% true flight realism.
I can say this functionality is now WIP! It will save the INS data with the saved situation, so you can have multiple different save files.
I'm not sure the -400 had the same wing design as the early -100s and -200s. It was certainly a lot more clever, being 20+ years later...
The -400 had a slightly extended wingspan and winglets, as well as blended wing root fairings, but it still shared the same basic geometry as the 'Classics'. Externally the wings were identical up to the point where the extensions were added, including the change of wing rake I refer to here. There are lots of photographs of -100 and -200 wings that show the same 'kink', but not quite as effectively as in this photograph.
Here is a drawing of the 'Classic' wing in plan view
Thank you for reply. I haven't bought the VC10pro, but it's reasonable that the early jet liners like VC10 and 747cl quite need it for the lack of FMC. Hopefully we will see it with the release of 747cl this year.