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Using aircraft not listed

Although FDC Live Cockpit! 2011 supports many standard Flight Simulator aircraft, you will perhaps not find your own favourite among these planes. Although we strongly recommend you to create a performance file and checklist for your aircraft, you will still be able use FDC Live Cockpit! 2011 with your aircraft quickly.

To quickly use an aircraft that is not listed in FDC Live Cockpit! 2011:

  • In FDC Live Cockpit! 2011 Main window, click Options.

  • In the Main Options panel, click Select Aircraft.

  • Select the option Not Listed in the Select Aircraft for this flight

drop-down box. A new section will appear below the drop-down box.

  • Select the flap settings supported by the aircraft in the section

below the drop-down box. It is important that the aircraft supports the same number of flap positions as the aircraft (and panel) in Flight Simulator uses.

  • Specify the V1, Vr, and V2 speeds for the aircraft in the

corresponding boxes. V1 is the decision speed of the aircraft; above this speed you will probably be unable to stop the aircraft on the runway. Vr is the rotation speed; at which you should raise the nose to lift off the runway. V2 is the minimum takeoff safety speed; this is the minimum safe flying speed should an engine fail immediately after takeoff. Vr should be equal to or higher than V1, and V2 should be equal to or higher than Vr.

  • Select a checklist to use for the aircraft in the Select Checklist

for this aircraft drop-down box. This can be one of the standard checklists, or it can be one of your own creation. Note! If your aircraft has fixed gear, make sure you select a checklist that also supports fixed gear aircraft! If you get stuck in an interactive gear call that cannot be corrected, you can hit Shift-Escape to jump to the next checklist call.


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