The Boeing 717 in the AirTran Airways livery
|Author(s)||Malik Guest, Skyop, Gary Neely|
The Boeing 717 is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner, developed for the 100-seat market. The airliner was designed and marketed by McDonnell Douglas as the MD-95, a third-generation derivative of the DC-9.
The first order was placed in October 1995; however, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing merged in 1997 prior to production. The first planes entered service in 1999 as the Boeing 717. Production ceased in May 2006 after 156 units were produced. This plane is currently under production in flightgear with an expected release sometime halfway through 2010.
The knobs on the autopilot control panel can be adjusted by clicking the sides to increase and middle-clicking to decrease. You can also use the scroll wheel if your mouse includes one. Click the face on the front of a knob to perform its function.
|Delete||activate reverse thrust|
|Ctrl-b||cycle speedbrake setting|
|Tab||cycle autobrake setting|
|Ctrl-z||toggle autopilot Master Arm switch|
|Ctrl-y||toggle autopilot Mach speed hold|
|Ctrl-o||toggle autothrottle TO/GA set|
You can find a full list of autopilot key commands in the documentation included with FlightGear.
1. APU master switch START.
2. (Wait some seconds...) APU master switch RUN.
3. APU electric generator ON.
4. Engine 1 and engine 2 starters ON.
5. Engine 1 and engine 2 cutoff switches RUN.
6. Engine 1 and engine 2 electric generators ON. APU electric generator OFF.
7. APU master switch OFF.
- Custom instruments
- Autobrake/speedbrake systems
- Autostart system
- APU system
- Livery select
- Tire smoke
- Engine fire system
- Animated jetway definition
- FDM tweaking (as always)