You can create a new performance file from scratch, or you can base your work on one of the existing templates. You can edit your files later, allowing you to tweak the files to their optimal performance.
Once you have successfully created a performance file, you can select the aircraft on the Select Aircraft panel. Your own aircraft will appear at the bottom of the list, with the prefix User:.
Note! If you have created checklists to be used with your aircraft, make sure you select them under Checklists on the Select Aircraft panel before connecting to Flight Simulator, as the checklists will not be selected automatically.
In the four topics discussing the Performance Editor below, we will also show you how to create a performance file for the default Boeing 737-400 in Flight Simulator. Although the 737-400 is already supported by FDC Live Cockpit! 2011, this should give you a feeling of the steps required to define performance data for your favourite aircraft.
Creating a new checklist
Building checklists in FDC Live Cockpit! 2011 requires four steps:
Select the checklists to define, and select the calls to be used
for each checklist.
Sort the order of the checklist calls.
Select the crew member reading the checklist and replying to
the checklist call. You are also allowed to alter the reply that is made.
Save the new checklists.
Each step is performed in its own page in the Checklist Editor panel of FDC Live Cockpit! 2011, except for the final step, which is done automatically when you’ve finished the three first steps.. Each step is described below.