Using the autopilot made the approach very easy. I took off did a circuit and went for a landing. The seat is adjustable fore aft and vertically. Also now is the time to read your flight guide for landing instructions Did you download it? Available in passenger, cargo, and surveillance configurations, it is designed to minimize workload in the cockpit and can be safely flown with just one pilot. This is a small indicator on the pitch ladder that shows your exact flight path in space. As the fight for the single-engine turbo-prop market heats up, Swiss manufacturer Pilatus has launched its latest weapon at the competition. This enables the pilot to concentrate mainly on just one display.
Here is where the lack of a thorough manual strikes most. I was also reminded on that screen that I should ensure that the directory given is my Flight Simulator 2004 main directory. Spectre I thought must be a ghost plane ; anyway I decided to be posh and chose the Executive Swiss version. I made the decision that if I bought that one then I was going to learn it, so this is the story of what I have been up to over the last few months, learning. There was no need to deselect the starter after reaching 50% as this is done automatically by the control system. The Spectre has a camera controllers consol complete with screens and keyboard and operator. It should also work with ms Flight Simulator X.
Here's where to get her: -Lotus. . So, starting today I'm going to do a quick review of any new aircraft I buy, and since I just picked up something truly fantastic, I'll start with that. Textures in the cabin are not as sharp as in the cockpit, but since the cockpit is where we spend most of our time in the simulator, that is not surprising. Pilatus have a reputation for producing efficient and highly functional aircraft.
Well, the inside is even better! The higher power available is due to a new hot section blade design that allows hotter turbine temperatures. The left-hand light must be operative before flying into icing conditions at night. But I want to save my money for the Hawker that's coming soon. The paint for this model is also very good. I must admit I was a little too aggressive in my application of take-off power, With all those automated systems that can handle much faster power applications, I was lulled into a false sense of protection and had to control things a bit more with that big prop out the front. That's what they do in real life.
Instead, I just push the power lever forward to the stop and concentrate on keeping straight. The aircraft handles very nicely and is a delight to fly. I am prepared to believe that this was an intentional compromise, so that engine performance in the air would be more realistic. The aircraft stands on a sturdy tricycle landing gear with the main gear being of the trailing link design. Jan directs me to perform an emergency descent, as if the pressurisation has failed. As I said there are things alien to this aircraft that has caught out many simmers… I will state some now and the rest as we learn to fly it.
This is quite an exception. There is a short manual included for the 530, but it does not get into details like these. Next I explored the stalling characteristics. If nothing is done the system will push the stick forward. I know we are not in the air yet, but one of the first for you to get your head around will be the landing of this aircraft.
It'll do 270 knots at 30,000 feet and land on any surface in less than 700 feet. So from now on I will try to concentrate on flying the machine and not waffling. Moving further back into the cabin, we pass the exit with the stowed air stair, take your time to read all the safety stickers. The format is modern and easy to read. The wings feature elegant winglets, and I wonder if perhaps these contribute to the aileron efficiency, possibly by constraining span-wise flow. At around 85knots pull back gently and lift off.
As mentioned earlier, there is no prop control, so I turn my attention to the control yoke. Flight1 have done a brilliant job producing this manual. A final word on the price tag. The visibility over the high instrument panel is just a little limited as expected with such a long nose section; however, the visibility to the sides and rear is excellent, so much that the wingtips are easily visible without straining. But please accept this is being written by a simmer only, as I am not a qualified Pilot. Colorful liveries All of the standard animations are here, and all of them are smooth.