Pre Flight

After one mouse click on button "Pre Flight" in the 'FDS-Preprocessor' main window the following sub-menu opens:

 

You will find these buttons also on the sub-menue 'Pre Flight' in the 'FDS-Simulator' main window.

These menues in the 'FDS-Preprocessor' or in the 'FDS-Simulator' allows you to prepare or to change the features of your flight. Only the 'FDS-Preprocessor' menues are shown in the following and explained if necessary. The 'FDS-Simulator' menues have the same parameters and are therefore not shown as well as not explained. Only the menue 'Glider Winch' is shown in addition.

left button "Select Another" starts the menu to select between different aircrafts

 

right button "Select Another" starts the menu to select between different sceneryís

button "Aircraft-Position" starts the menu to define the aircraftís start position in the scenery

button "Observer-Position" starts the menu to define the static position in the scenery (RC-pilotís position) or the moving position relative to the aircraft

In this example the moving observer sits 100 m behind, 0 m beside and 7 m above the aircraft.

The static observer (RC-pilotís position) is (-1500 - -1950)= 450 m in front of the starting aircraft , (250 - 340) = -90 m left of the starting aircraft and 10 m from ground.

button "Shadow Aircraft/Buildings" starts the menu to control shadow calculation.

button "Weather" starts the menu to define the weather conditions.

button "Race Parameters" starts the menu to set different parameters for using FDS as a Air-Race-Game.

button 'Glider Winch' in the 'FDS-Simulator' 'Pre Flight' menue starts the menue to set different parameters for the winch.

The position x and y fixes the position of the winch in the scenery.