The Manual/Checklist describes all neccessary settings and operations for the Lockheed C-130H Hercules starting with a "dark and cold" panel/engine. From Pre Start - Startup - Before Taxi - Taxi - Before Takeoff - Takeoff - Climb Out - Cruise - Descent - Approach - Landing - Taxi To Ramp - Shutdown - Securing Aircraft - to "cold".
HOW TO PRINT IT
You need Acrobat Reader (should be version 5+), freeware, which is already installed on most computers.
Load the file "FS2004 C-130H Hercules.pdf" and in the Print-menu check the 3 boxes "Shrink oversized pages to paper size", "Expand small pages to paper size" and "Auto-rotate and center pages".
Print first the "Odd-pages", change the sequence of the printed pages and put it again in the printer; then print the "Even-pages" and fold the booklet ... I'm sure, you will find out!
HOW TO USE IT
The Manual/Checklist is intended to start with a "dark and cold" panel/engine. If you want to get the maximum from this booklet, you should create an adequate starting situation.
If you are used to start flight simulator with running engines and avionics ready for takeoff, place the aircraft at a gate, or a parking position, use the Manual/Checklist items at its end from "Taxi to ramp" until "Shutdown" and "Securing"; then you should have the desired situation ... save it.
As a guideline, I gave the N% values for different sections of the flight. The N% values my be incorrect, if you takeoff and/or land on airports much above 2500ft MSL.
I appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have after using this Manual/Checklist.
I will answer any question by mail.
Thanks to Mike Stone for his great aircraft and Ken Mitchell for his wonderful panel.
October 10, 2004
P.S. Other simulator checklists and other sim/real aviation items available for download at http://www.faatest.com and http://www.faatest.com/downloads/simchecklists/simchecklists.html