Saturday, 26 September 2020, 11:05 PM
Site: Open Flight School
Course: Open Flight School (OFS)
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APT

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

Attitude, Power, Trim

A method specifically for levelling off from a climb.  

ATTITUDE - Pitch from the Climb attitude to the Straight and Level attitude expected for the required speed.  

POWER - Adjust the throttle to provide the expected power required for the desired speed.  

TRIM - Trim the aircraft in pitch to minimise stick forces so the aircraft maintain the chosen attitude wits minimal input from you.  

See also: PAAT

 
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1 in 60 Rule

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

1 in 60 Rule

This is a method of assessing distance between diverging (or converging) tracks.  

For every degree difference between two tracks there is a 1 nautical mile separation after 60 nautical miles of travel.  

E.g. If a track is flown 5˚ Off heading, after 12 nautical miles there will be 1 nm separation.  

This only works up to about 15˚ of track separation.  

 
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3 OFFs

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

Bearing Off, Distance Off, Time Off

A method of checking leg tracking and timing at the mid leg check point during navigation

BEARING OFF - At your mid leg check point assess your location compared to the check point and estimate the difference in bearing from the start waypoint.  

DISTANCE OFF - Estimate the Distance Off of track using the 1 in 60 Rule.  

TIME OFF - Note hoe the time abeam the check point compares to the planned time

From these three Offs the aircraft can be flown back onto track or flown directly to the end leg waypoint.  Also an assessment of the time of arrival at the leg end waypoint can be made or the aircraft speed changed to maintain a time over the waypoint.  

 
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AAP

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 14 June 2020, 9:11 PM
 

Auxiliary Avionics Panel (dt.: Behelfsavionikpanel)

Weiterführende Informationen:

  • A-10C Warthog Basiskurs (DCS) / Cockpiteinweisung / Cockpitübersicht / RK
 
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AH

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

Artificial Horizon

The main instrument of understanding the aircraft‘s attitude with respect to earth’s surface.  

It is a gyro (or graphical representation) driven by either:

  • A mechanism to maintain its orientation relative to the earth’s surface through rigidity and precession.  
  • A ring laser and accelerometer driven Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)

It is normally mounted centrally on an aircraft main instrument panel.  It can be implemented as graphics within a “glass Cockpit”.  

Further Information: Wikipedia

See also: AI, AHRS, INS

 
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AHCP

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 14 June 2020, 9:11 PM
 

Armament HUD Control Panel (dt.:Waffen und HUD Kontrolltafel)

Während der Entwicklung von der A-10A zur A-10C wurden die meisten Waffenkontrollen auf die MFCD's verlegt. Das AHCP enthält nurmehr jene Funktionen, welche nicht über die MFCD's gesteuert werden können (u.a.: den Waffenhauptschalter, CICU, JTRS und IFFCC).

Weiterführende Informationen:

  • A-10C Warthog Basiskurs (DCS) / Cockpiteinweisung / Cockpitübersicht / VI-L
 
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AI

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

Attitude Indicator

The main instrument of understanding the aircraft‘s attitude with respect to earth’s surface.  

It is a gyro (or graphical representation) driven by either:

  • A mechanism to maintain its orientation relative to the earth’s surface through rigidity and precession.  
  • A ring laser and accelerometer driven Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)

It is normally mounted centrally on an aircraft main instrument panel.  It can be implemented as graphics within a “glass cockpit”.  

Further Information: Wikipedia

See also: AH, AHRS, INS

 
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AMPCD

by kaltokri (de|en) - Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 9:17 AM
 

Advanced Multipurpose Colour Display

The AMPCD (hereinafter simply referred to as MPCD) is a multicoloured digital display that is suitable for night vision goggles and can display any format that can be selected using the menu, apart from the air-to-ground RADAR display.

Source: <InstallDir>\Mods\aircraft\FA-18C\Doc\DCS FA-18C Early Access Guide EN.pdf

Additional information:

  • F/A-18C Hornet basic course (DCS) / cockpit briefing / cockpit overview / VI-M
 
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APU

by kaltokri (de|en) - Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 9:13 AM
 

Auxiliary Power Unit

The APU is a small auxiliary engine for starting the engines

Additional information:

  • A-10C Warthog basic course (DCS) / cockpit briefing / cockpit overview / LC
  • F/A-18C Hornet basic course (DCS) / cockpit briefing / cockpit overview / LC
 
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Bingo

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

Bingo Fuel

The fuel required to fly directly back to base in a straight line.  

 
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CDU

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 14 June 2020, 9:11 PM
 

Control Display Unit (dt. gibt es keine Übersetzung)

Die CDU dient u.a. der Eingabe von Daten in das Flight Managment System (z.B.: Wegpunkten).

Weiterführende Informationen:

  • A-10C Warthog Basiskurs (DCS) / Cockpiteinweisung / Cockpitübersicht / RK
  • Wikipedia
 
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Charlie

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

Charlie Time

The planned landing time on a vessel.  Often also used for landing ashore.  Usually the expected end of the sortie.  

 
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Chicken

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

Chicken Fuel

The minimum fuel required to continue the route as planned.  

 
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CICU

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 14 June 2020, 9:11 PM
 

Central Interface Control Unit (dt.:Zentrale Interface Kontrolleinheit)

Weiterführende Informationen:

  • A-10C Warthog Basiskurs (DCS) / Cockpiteinweisung / Cockpitübersicht / VI-L
 
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Clock Code

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

Clock Code

This has two meanings depending upon its application.  

Lookout - When applied to Lookout, Clock Code is a method of identifying an azimuth direction from the aircraft.  Directions from the aircraft begin from 12 O’clock being directly ahead with 6 O’clock being directly astern.  

E.g. 4 O’clock indicates a direction past the abeam on the right side of the aircraft.  

Drift - When applied to Drift, Clock Code is a method of mental arithmetic to estimate the Sin() function.  The difference between the wind direction and the aircraft‘s flight path is compared to minutes of a clock.  The resulting potion of the hour is the portion of Max Drift to be used to estimate the angular correction to make to offset the aircraft‘s heading and so allow for drift, thus keeping the aircraft on track.  

E.g. 30˚ implies 30 minutes which is half an hour and so half the Max Drift should be applied towards the wind for the aircraft to maintain the desired track.  

 
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CLP

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 14 June 2020, 9:11 PM
 

Caution Light Panel (dt.: Warnlichttafel)

Weiterführende Informationen:

  • A-10C Warthog Basiskurs (DCS) / Cockpiteinweisung / Cockpitübersicht / RK
 
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DDI

by kaltokri (de|en) - Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 9:19 AM
 

Digital Display Indicator

This is a three-color color display that shows the data required to control various systems. There are 20 selector buttons on the DDI that can be used to display functions and modes.

Source: <InstallDir>\Mods\aircraft\FA-18C\Doc\DCS FA-18C Early Access Guide EN.pdf

Additional information:

  • F/A-18C Hornet basic course (DCS) / cockpit instruction / cockpit overview / VI-L& VI-R
 
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DSMS

by kaltokri (de|en) - Thursday, 24 September 2020, 9:59 PM
 

DSMS Digital Stores Management System

 
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EAC

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 14 June 2020, 9:11 PM
 

Enhanced Attitude Control (dt. etwa verbesserte Fluglage Kontrolle)

Das EAC wird mit einem Schalter am LASTE eingeschaltet.

Weiterführende Informationen:

  • A-10C Warthog Basiskurs (DCS) / Cockpiteinweisung / Cockpitübersicht / LK
 
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EEP

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 14 June 2020, 9:11 PM
 

Electrical Power Panel (dt.: Kontrollen für die elektrischen Systeme)

EEP ist keine "offizielle" Abkürzung, wird in unseren Kursen aber verwendet.

Weiterführende Informationen:

  • A-10C Warthog Basiskurs (DCS) / Cockpiteinweisung / Cockpitübersicht / RK