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EGI

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

Embedded GPS/INS navigation system (dt.: eingebettetes GPS/INS Navigationssytem)

Das EGI beinhaltet die CDU und das AAP.

Weiterführende Informationen:

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

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EGT

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

Exhaust Gas Temperature

The exhaust Gas Temperature of a jet engine is one of two primary measurements of engine performance.  The temperature is usually measured at the Power Turbine that drives a shaft through the centre of the engine to spin the blades of the multi-stage compressor.  

See also: RPM

 

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FCS

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 23 August 2020, 9:50 PM
 

Flight Control System

The Flight Control System includes:

  • Primary flight control surfaces - ailerons, twin rudders, differential/collective leading edge flaps, differential/collective trailing edge flaps and differential/ collective stabilators
  • The controls - stick, rudder pedals, flap elector switch.  
  • Flight Control Computers - Two duplicate computers, A and B
  • Hydraulic Actuators operated by dual Hydraulic Systems
  • Electrical and Mechanical backup controls.  

Further information:

  • F/A-18C Hornet Basic Course (DCS) / Cockpit briefing / Cockpit overview/ LK
 

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FEEL

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

Fuel, Engine, Electrics, Location

A method of ensuring the aircraft has sufficient fuel for the task, is operating correctly and that you know where you are. 

All Aircraft

FUEL - Check the quantity against the expected quantity at that stage of the flight.  Consider this as an amount up or down and compare that to the wind you have experienced so far.  Also ensure that the fuel tanks are in balance and correct with fuel transfer if needed.  

ENGINE - Check the engine instruments for any fluctuations or unusual readings.  

ELECTRICS - Check the generator is providing charge to the battery.  

LOCATION - Check your location is as you expect and you know where the nearest air station is in the case of an emergency.  

Modern Aircraft

The additional systems of a modern aircraft often require a little more than just the above FEEL.  Consider this as FEEL+ and can include things like:

HYDRAULICS - Check the Temperature and Pressure

OXYGEN - Check the contents, flow and pressure

CABIN - Check the Pressurisation and Temperature

Combat Situations

Again, Combat situations may require further checks, see Fence In and Fence Out

Repetitive

These checks should be conducted about every 20 mins (as a minimum after each 30 mins) or after each change of altitude or turning point of a navigation exercise.

 

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FLIR

by kaltokri (de|en) - Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 9:20 AM
 

Forward Looking Infrared

 

A camera operating in the Infrared spectrum. Able to display heat images and so give a thermal representation of the viewed scene.  Often in a flight wing/fuselage pod. can be slewed from the cockpit. Function can include zoom, tracking, black or white hot etc. 

Further information:

 

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FSCP

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

Fuel System Control Panel (dt.: Treibstoffkontrollpanel)

Das FSCP beinhaltet u.a. die Schalter zum Starten der APU und der Triebwerke.

Weiterführende Informationen:

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

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HAT

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

Heading, Altitude, Time

A method of conducting a turn at a waypoint during navigation.  This occurs twice, Before the turning point is the Pre-HAT and after the turning point is the Post-HAT

Pre-HAT

HEADING - Having seen the turning point (or planning to turn on time) Check the next heading from your navigation plan.  Adjust this heading for drift using Max Drift and Clock Code.  

ALTITUDE - Check if there is a required change of altitude for the next leg and the associated Safety Altitude.  

TIME - If running individual leg timing, reset the clock.  If running continuous timing for the route, note the time at the waypoint.  

At the waypoint, Restart the clock (if required), Lookout and Turn....  JUST Lookout and Turn until rolling out on heading.  Do NOTHING else.

Post-HAT

HEADING - After rolling out, check you have rolled out on your wind adjusted heading.  

ALTITUDE - Adjust your altitude for the next leg.  

TIME - Ensure the clock is running or if you forgot to note the time at the waypoint take the time now and add a few second for the turn.  

 

 

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IFEI

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 23 August 2020, 9:50 PM
 

Integrated Fuel / Engine Indicator

Functionality:

  • Engine - RPM, EGT
  • Fuel Quantities - Total, Internal, Wing Tanks, Drop Tanks, Bingo Setting
  • Time - Date, Time Zone and Time Setting, Stop Watch, Elapsed Time. 

Further information:

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

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IFFCC

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

Intgrated Flight and Fire Control Computer (dt.: Integriertes Flug- und Feuerkontroll-System)

Da eine Abhängigkeit zwischen IFFCC und HUD bwesteht, schaltet man beim Einschalten des IFFCC automatisch das HUD mit ein.

Weiterführende Informationen:

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

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JTRS

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

Joint Tactical Radio System (dt. etwa gemeinsames taktisches Funksystem)

JTRS ist ein zentrales System für abhörsichere Funk- und Datenverbindungen.

Quelle: DCS A-10C Flight Manual DE.pdf

Weiterführende Informationen:

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

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LAI

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

Lookout, Attitude, Instruments

A method of maintaining a good Lookout whilst ensuring the aircraft maintain the desired altitude, heading and speed.  

LOOKOUT - This is completed in two stages, beginning with the Right hemisphere.  Look as deep into your 5 o’clock as you can and scan fully up and down whilst progressing you Lookout back to the ahead.  

ATTITUDE - Whilst looking ahead assess you aircraft‘s attitude to the horizon.  Ensure it remain where you desired.  

INSTRUMENTS - Check that this attitude is maintain your chosen flight path by checking the instruments:

  • Attitude Indicator (AI) - Check the AI matches your attitude.  
  • Altimeter - Either Barometric Altimeter (BarAlt) or Radar Altimeter (RadAlt) - Are you on height.
  • Rate of Climb or Decent Indicator (RCDI) - Is it reading zero.
  • Airspeed Indicator (ASI) - Are you on your chosen speed.  
  • Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI - Compass) - Are you on heading.

See also: SHT for a method of correcting errors

 

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LASTE

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

Low Altitude Safety and Targeting Enhancement (dt. etwa Zielhilfe und Tiefflugsicherheitssystem)

Das LASTE beinhaltet u.a. die Autopilotensteuerung.

Weiterführende Informationen:

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

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LOI

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

Limitation, Operation, Indication

A method of ensuring aircraft limitations are not exceeded when changing aircraft configuration.  

LIMITATION - Before operating any control that will change the configuration of the aircraft like the Flaps, check that the aircraft is within the limitations for that configuration change.  

OPERTION - Select the new configuration.  

INDICATION - Check that the configuration change has been successful by the control indicator.  

E.g. If the Landing Gear speed limitation is 175 kts the process is:

  • Speed below 175
  • Select Gear Down
  • Gear Travelling .... Three Greens
 

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Max Drift

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

Max Drift

A method of assessing the effect of wind on the aircraft drift from track.  

MAX DRIFT - The maximum drift an aircraft will suffer from a wind directly abeam the flight path.  This is estimated by taking the windspeed and dividing it by the aircraft’s speed in nm / minute.  

E.g. An aircraft flying at 240 kts is covering 4 nm / minute.  With a wind from directly abeam with a speed of 20 kts the aircraft will suffer a drift of 5˚.  

20 / 4 = 5

See also: Clock Code

 

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MFCD

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

Multifunction Color Display (dt.: Mehrzweck-Farbdisplay)

Im Zuge der Aufwertung von der A-10A zur A-10C wurden zwei MFCD's an der vorderen Instrumententafel verbaut. Diese dienen u.a. der Statusüberwachung des Flugzeugs als auch dem Waffeneinsatz (z.B.:Maverick).

Weiterführende Informationen:

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

 

 

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NAVEX

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

Navigation Exercise

A flight primarily aimed at exercising navigation skills

 

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NMSP

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

Navigation Mode Select Panel (dt.: Navigationsmodus Auswahl Panel)

Weiterführende Information:

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

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OAT

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

Outside Air Temperature

The temperature of the air around the aircraft.  

Low temperature causes the air to be more dense and so appear as if the aircraft is flying lower when assessed on a Barometric Altimeter.  

Average Air Temperature at sea level for the ICAO Standard Atmosphere is 15°

Wiki: Outside Air Temperature

 

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OBOGS

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 23 August 2020, 9:50 PM
 

Onboard Oxygen Generation System

Further information:

  • F/A-18C Hornet basic course (DCS) / cockpit instruction / cockpit overview / LK
 

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PAAT

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

Progressively Adjust the Attitude and Trim

PROGRESSIVELY ADJUST the ATTITUDE - As an aircraft accelerates from a Climbing speed to a Straight and Level speed the lift initially generated by the initial attitude of attack increases as the speed increase.  If attention is not paid to this the aircraft will begin to climb.  The attitude will need to be progressively reduced as the speed increases.  

and TRIM - At each stage of attitude change the trim will need to be adjusted to ensure the aircraft maintain the new attitude with minimal input from you.  

 


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