DL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1769 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
I'm not a pilot.....but I can tell you a few things about the panel.
1) There is no Y/D off legend on the L-1011. Yaw damp is called YAW SAS.
2)At 800ft. R/A, there would be more legends displayed on the AFCS Modes annunciator.
3)There is no A/T engage switch shown...It would be engaged on an ILS appr.
4)The V/S indicator (on the a/p engage panel) shows VSI rate during approach, so it should show -900 ft/min.(Not 100% sure on this one)
5)Flaps 42 was deactivated on L-1011's years ago...Max is 33.
6)At flaps 33, DLC would be engaged, so the inboard spoiler indicators would be up a little (to the top of the white band).
7)The FCS Alert should read "Instrument Comparator"
8)There is no Flight Director.
9)Wouldn't Nav2 be the same as Nav1 on this approach? (Again, I'm not a pilot)
10) There should be some switches below the HSI for instrument switching.
There are quite a few indicators and controls out of place, So I assume they are for FlightSim.
It's not going to the Moon.....It's just going to California
Ziggy From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 178 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1503 times:
I don't know what your looking at. But his HSI indicates he's pretty much on the localizer, but just slightly off to the right. And he's slightly below the Glide slope. But what do you mean by the ILS indicator? I've looking for what your talking about and can't find it.
TWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 194 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 1453 times:
I'm not way off to the right. Don't know where you got that from.
DL_Mech, you are right. Nav 1 and Nav 2 should be the same. The reason I do not have the AT engaged is because there is a bug in my FS install that causes the throttle to constanty increase and decrease and it drives me nuts. I've been doing the throttles manually. Thanks for your input.
Radarbeam, thanks for the transponder info... "This should be in the hobby forum"! First off, you'll notice the title of the topic is: Tristar Pilots Tell Me What You Think. Don't know about you, but I haven't seen too many pilots hanging out in the Hobby Forum lately. Secondly, maybe there should be a "Forum Cop Forum". That way, guys like you could hang out in there and discuss how important and clever you are with each other. Heck, then you could start topics like "How Did You Become a Forum Cop" or "Which Forum Cop Academy Did You Attend".
ThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1635 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 1359 times:
Looks like your mag compass (look,its in the windshield centerpost) is fried; I'd abort and tell approach I want "start turn-stop turn" instructions and then head off to the flightsim forum where you are safe from real pilots.
TWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 194 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 1356 times:
ThirtyEcho, thanks for the pointer. I'm looking for the Flightsim Forum....can't seem to find it. ..where you are safe from real pilots. Does this mean that I'm in inherent danger of some sort? If so, what sort of mortal hazards should I watch out for when amongst the company of "real" pilots? More to follow, pending your response.
Coronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1009 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1301 times:
TWAL1011 - Yes Coronado = CV-990A. Great memories on 2 flights on Varig (on the aircraft they had inherited when they took over REAL) from Rio-GIG to Miami in 1965 (on one occasion connecting to a DL CV-880 to ORD for a really fast trip!). Not too long after that RG disposed of the Coronado's keeping an all 707-320C long haul fleet. I had a chance to revisit the old friend in winter of 74-75 when I booked a Spantax 990 charter from Germany to Mallorca (I was stationed in Europe at the time jumping out of perfectly good airplanes). Spantax appearance and service not up to the RG standards but it was good to re-visit. Gone but not forgotten.
The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
Musang From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 759 posts, RR: 7 Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1208 times:
Agree about the descent rate. Haven't flown L1011s but am surprised to see a deck angle of just less than horizontal, with full flaps. The L1011 has one of the most pronounced nose-up attitudes on the approach, the DLC keeps it constant, so the pax wouldn't care!
Also with an OAT of 52 degrees, probably don't need any anti/de-ice??
TWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 194 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1206 times:
Musang, your right about the deck angle. That's one of two complaints I have with this particular plane. The other is that it's way overpowered. Takeoff roll is only about 8 seconds and it'll climb at 4,000 fpm right up to FL260. Oh well, it is only flight simulation.