FS2002 Manual/Checklist -- Douglas R4D-6 NATS.
Copyright 2003 by Werner Schott
The Manual/Checklist describes all neccessary settings and operations for the Douglas R4D-6 NATS by the design team Jan Visser, Roy Chaffin, Bill Rambow, Erik Ellis, Brian Withers and Eric Mitchell, 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 (it came also with FS2002 on CD nr.1).
Load the file "R4D-6.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 Manifold pressure values for different sections of the flight. The manifold pressure 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 the design team Jan Visser, Roy Chaffin, Bill Rambow, Erik Ellis, Brian Withers and Eric Mitchell for their great aircraft and panel.
July 17, 2003