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PAT

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

Power, Attitude, Trim

A method of changing airspeed whilst maintaining level flight, or levelling off from a descent.  

POWER - Adjust the throttle to give the expected required power for the new Straight and Level speed.  

ATTITUDE - Adjust the aircraft in pitch to the expected attitude for that speed.  

TRIM - Trim any stick forces to a minimum so that the aircraft maintains the new attitude with minimal attention from you.  

 

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PB

by kaltokri (de|en) - Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 9:23 AM
 


Push Button

PB's in the F/A-18C designate the buttons around the AMPCD and DDI's (20 each). The screens show the current options of the buttons next to the PB's. When pressed, the screen either switches to the specified page, or the activated option is framed to indicate that it is selected or active. If there is nothing next to the PB, it has no function at the moment.

In our courses we name the buttons after their function. In other sources they are numbered consecutively (from the bottom left corner clockwise e.g: PB 19 is in the bottom row of the 2nd from the left).

Further information:

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

 

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Ramp

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

Ramp Fuel

The minimum fuel required to be in the airbase overhead prior to landing, or on deck if landing on a vessel.  

 

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RCDI

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

Rate of Climb or Descent Indicator

A Variometer.  It is a barometer based instrument that has a controlled leak that allows it to measure vertical speed.  

Further Information: Wikipedia

See also: VSI

 

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SARI

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

Standby Attitude Reference Indicator

A small artificial horizon.  

Usual functions - Cage, Attitude adjustment, occasionally ILS needles 

Further Information:

  • Wikipedia
  • F/A-18C Hornet Basiskurs (DCS) / Cockpiteinweisung / Cockpitübersicht / VI-R
 

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SAS

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

Stability Augmentation System (dt.: Stabilisierungssystem)

Weiterführende Informationen:

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

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SHT

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

Select, Hold, Trim

A method of correcting small errors in attitude.

SELECT - Adjust the aircraft attitude slightly to minimise the error that is developing

HOLD - Hold this new attitude against any stick forces. 

TRIM - Adjust the relevant trim to minimise the stick forces so that the aircraft will stay on the new attitude with little attention from you.  

 

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SMS

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

Stores Management System

The Stores Management System is accessed through a DDI page and allows the control of loaded external stores on the aircraft.  It displays a lot of information about the loaded weapon system and allows various parameters of those weapons to be modified in preparation for release.

 

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SUTTO

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

Start Up, Taxi, Take-off

Primarily referred to the fuel required to start up, taxi and take-off from the airfield to a point at which the climb is established.  

It can also refer to the time taken to get from start to established in the climb.  

 

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TACAN

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

Tactical Air Navigation

A ground (or air) based navigation beacon allowing display of bearing and slant range to the beacon.  It has greater accuracy than VOR / DME.  

Codes: 127

Bands: 2 (X and Y)

A limited version of TACAN can be implemented in fighters allowing reception of range Information only.  

See also: “YARDSTICK”

Further Information: Wikipedia

 

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TP

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

Throttles Panel (dt.: Schubkontrollenpanel)

Weiterführende Informationen:

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

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VOR

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

Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range

A type of short-range radio navigation system for aircraft, enabling aircraft with a receiving unit to determine its position and stay on course by receiving radio signals transmitted by a network of fixed ground radio beacons.  

See also: ILS

Further Information: Wikipedia

 

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VSI

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

Vertical Speed Indicator

A Variometer, which is a barometer that has a controlled leak so that it measures rate of climb or descent.

Further Information: Wikipedia

See also: RCDI

 

 


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