Captain Sim 'Legendary C-130' - Flight Tutorial
Introduction With the everyday increasing level of automation of Flight Simulator add-ons, an alarming number of people are forgetting basic aspects of navigation. They can program an FMC and use the automated systems flawlessly, but you had better not ask them to perform a standard-rate coordinated turn or evenfly a non-precision approach manually. All the information they need are on the digital displays and the systems are not likely to fail - what they get is this false sense of realism and enjoyment. The Captain Sim 'Legendary C-130' is one of the very few realistic and visually detailed military aircraft add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator available today. What makes this aircraft special to meis that you truly need some piloting skills in order to complete a successful fight - it's no rocket science, but it's certainly harder than pushing the right buttons at the right times! Due the 'Legendary C-130' great complexity and the huge popular request, we have decided to write a complete flight tutorial with plenty of pictures and easy to understand information. If you are willing to learnhow this beautiful classic aircraft works, you are in the right place! Enough talking, let's get it started! - Looking forward to purchasing the Captain Sim 'Legendary C-130'? Read our review: click here! Briefing In this tutorial, I'll guide you though a flight from the active C-130 base of Little Rock (KLRF - Jacksonville, AK) to the active C-130 base of Dyess (KDYS - Abilene, TX). This flightis about 450 nautical miles long and it should take 1h30min to be completed. We will fly the C-130E at the typical altitude of 20,000 ft, navigate using VORs and finally land with the ILS help. For this flight, you will need about 45% of fuel on all tanks, which results in a total fuel weight of 21,100lbs and a gross weight of about 110,000lbs. This is the route we will be following in this flight:KLRF (departure airport) -> LIT (113.90) -> BYP (114.60) -> FUZ (115.70) -> ABI (113.70) -> KDYS (arrival airport) If you would like to use FS ATC, please download the IFR Flightplan. After the download is complete, move the file to your "My Documents\Flight Simulator Files" directory. I'd also like to recommend that you download (and print, if possible) two other files: 1. C-130E Checklist // 2.C-130E Takeoff and Landing Speeds - they will be needed later. In order to start in a cold and dark cockpit state, load the IFR Flightplan with the default Cessna 172. After you shut down its engine, battery and avionics, go to the Aircraft > Select Aircraft menu and choose your favorite C-130E livery. Slew yourself to an available parking spot and load the fuel by going to the Aircraft > Fueland Payload menu. You are now ready to start! Cockpit inspection ! At this point, I assume you have your C-130E parked at a Little Rock AFB (KLRF) parking spot with everything shut down and the IFR Flightplan loaded in case you want FS ATC ! The airplane comes almost fully prepared for operation, you only need to change a few settings in the hydraulic system, the fuel system and the throttlequadrant. FS Station – www.fsstation.com Page 1 of 20
FS Station – www.fsstation.com - In the hydraulic system (R1 icon):
That will force the airplane to supply auxiliary hydraulic pressure (rather than utility hydraulic pressure) to the brakes, allowing them to be used with the engines off. Anti-skid will not function when the brake system is operating from the auxiliary hydraulic pressure(engines off) or when the parking brake is set.
- In the throttle quadrant (propeller icon): 2. ANTI-SKID switch - OFF
1. BRAKE SELECT switch - EMERGENCY
Permits normal operation of the electronic temperature datum control system. This ensures the blade angle is set to minimum thrust and that the engines will not start. Nacelle preheat is operable in this configuration.
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