Hi I'm 14 and I just had a few questions I wanted to ask, I would asume pilots would be more knowledgable to answer them.
First off, In aircraft (commerical aircraft) there is something usually labled VS
, I would assume, Virtical speed is what it stands for. I was wondering how this works. Can you punch in a vertical speed that you want to desend or ascend at, and the aircraft does the rest?
Theres also a heading hold switch, what does this do. Does it only hold the specific heading, or can you say, punch in a heading prior to take off that you plan to turn to once airborn? Do all aircraft have a specific V1, Vr, and V2
speeds, despite the the weight? When are plaps used for takeoff? I've noticed in flight simulators on aircraft such as the Lear 45 jet that on the throttle there is a setting T/O For take off for you to use on take off. But I thought that it would depend on weight and so on for dictating your throttle/power setting.
When arriving to an airport on finals is everything pre planed, such as where the throttle must be, and how far the flaps should be extended? I would think this probably depends on the weight and balance as well.
ANother thing. when turning in an aircraft, say after take off, what is used to insure that the aircraft does not turn to wide, or to tight?
Last is trim, I dont understand trim, for instance when bringing a plane to the right climb angle your then supposed to trim it, I dont get this, does the trim just keep the aircraft at that climb angle? And how do you know where to stop turning that trim wheel (or whatever you'd like to call it)? I've got a lot more questions. But thats enough for now. Also if any pilots want to answer these questions thru e-mail to me, and have me reply back and fourth visa versa, then thats ok (see profile) I will also be checking this post! THanks a