Fly Now

Before you start the simulator the control stick (e.g. a four axis joystick) must be calibrated. This will be accomplished with using the Windows tool "Game Controller" in the folder "System Control".

A single click on button "Fly Now" in the main window of the 'FDS-Preprocessor' or double click 'FDS-Simulator' on the desctop starts the flight simulation with the aircraft (e.g. "LH_A340-600") and the scenery (e.g. "Air_Race").

Vertical Speed (m/s) or (feet/min)

Flight Speed (km/h) or (knots/h)

Altimeter (m) or (feet)

Control

Trim

The text abbreviations on the instrument board means :

Gasturbine N1(%)

rotation speed of the high pressure turbine relative to maximum

Piston Engine N1(rpm)

rotation speed

g

load factor as multiple of earth acceleration

T-Reverser

Thrust Reverser (red OFF, green ON)

TIT(°)

Turbine Inlet Temperature in Celsius

 

The different functions of the simulator are controlled with keyboard key’s.

Key

Function

e plus F1 plus i plus +/-

engine ON/OFF (e plus F2 plus i ......), with +/- trim of rpm

b

brake ON/OFF

n

brake increase with every key press

m

brake decrease with every key press

g

landing gear up/down

F5

landing flaps position 0 (0 degree)

F6

landing flaps position 1 (? degree) depends of aircraft

F7

landing flaps position 1 (? degree)

F8

landing flaps position 3 (? degree)

# plus +/-

spoiler increase/decrease till 100%

1 (on block number)

trim elevator downloading increase with every key press

7 (on block number)

trim elevator uploading increase with every key press

8 (on block number)

front view

2 (on block number)

back view

4 (on block number)

left side view

6 (on block number)

right side view

s

first time -> camera(observer) position outside aircraft and moving with aircraft

s

second time -> camera(observer) position outside aircraft and fixed on ground(RC-pilot)

RIGHT

turn RC-pilot head to right (+5 degress for every press)

LEFT

turn RC-pilot head to left (+5 degress for every press)

UP

turn RC-pilot head up (+5 degress for every press)

DOWN

turn RC-pilot head down (+5 degress for every press)

z plus s(first or second) plus +

zoom in aircraft

z plus s(first or second) plus -

zoom out aircraft

s

third time -> default camera position ( pilot view)

w

instrument board OFF/ON

a

afterburner ON/OFF

t

thrust reverser ON/OFF

f

fog ON/OFF

Esc

end of simulation

r

reset simulation total to start point

c

reset camera position to start point

p

pause ON/OFF

v

Video control

v plus r

start recording your flight path

v plus s

stop recording your flight path

v plus p

video play of your plane along the recorded flight path

d

debug ON/OFF

d plus a

three aircraft parameters (glide number, drag and lift coefficient)

d plus p

three piston engine parameters (torque[Nm], thrust[N], power[kW])

d plus j

two jet engine parameters (specific fuel consumption[kg/h/dN], thrust[kN])