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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