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Extra EA-500

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[[File:Extra500 electicmains.png|thumb|400px|Extra500 side switch panel]]
- * Parking Brake: Set ( {{key press|Shift|B}} or pull out middle Bowden cable in middle console AND press {{key press|B}} ) - * Battery: Switch ON - * Fuel Pump 1 or 2: Switch ON - * Engine Start: START - * at 12-15% N1: Press {{key press|s}} ( or click on condition lever, its the red one )
CAUTION: TOT limit for starting is max. 10sec above 810 °C and below 927 °C
IF If the engine does not startlight-off:
* Engine Motoring: ABORT and back to NORMAL
* Condition Lever: Press {{key press|s}} Fuel off
Wait unitl until N1 drops below 3% and TOT below 100 °C, then start again. - Standby alternator: Switch ON - Generator: Switch ON
- After engine has started:* Standby alternator: Switch ON* Generator: Switch ON* Engine start: IGN OFF (only if N1 >= 65%)
- * Flaps: 15 degrees ( {{key press|]}} or use the flap switch ) - * Power lever: TRQ 111%
CAUTION: for Take-off (5 minutes) maximum TRQ limit is 111%, TOT 810degC
 - * Parking Brake: Release ( {{key press|Shift|B}} or push in middle Bowden cable in middle console ) 
NOTE: For strong sidewind, turn the ailerons against the wind
 - * At 71KIAS: Rotate- * Gear: Retract ( {{key press|G}} or click the gear switch ) - * Flaps: 0 degrees ( {{key press|[}} or use the flap switch ) 
CAUTION: Flaps need to be retracted before reaching 120KIAS, gear 140KIAS
 - * Power lever: TRQ 92% 
CAUTION: For continuous operation the TRQ limit is 92%, TOT 752degC, watch the TOT while climbing!
Do not come in too high, too fast.
* At 140 KIAS, gear: Extend ({{key press|Shift|G}} or click the gear switch ) * At 120 KIAS, flaps: 15 degrees ( {{key press|]}} or use the flap switch ) At * When you are sure you will land and below 109 KIAS, flaps: 30 degrees ( {{key press|]}} or use the flap switch ) * Power for a 3deg descent, 80KIAS and landing configuration is ~30% TRQ * Dont forget to brake. For reverse press {{key press|R}}, will only toggle when power lever is in aft position!
===Engine shut-off===
- * Parking Brake: Set ( {{key press|Shift|B}} or pull out middle Bowden cable in middle console AND press {{key press|B}} ) - * Fuel Pump 1 and 2: Switch OFF - * Standby alternator: Switch OFF - * Generator: Switch OFF - * Press {{key press|s}} ( or click on condition lever ) - * Battery: Switch OFF
===Principle Autopilot functionality===
- * HDG Follows the heading bug (set HDG bug using the keypad, press to sync) - * NAV Intercepts and tracks VORs, LOCs or your Flight Plan (set course with LH lower rotary knob on IFD) - * NAV/GPSS Intercepts and tracks your Flight Plan and cuts the corners ( press {{key press|NAV}} twice) - * HDG+NAV Intercept the course or active flightplan leg with your set heading - * NAV+REV Intercepts and tracks the LOC back course - * GS Is armed and activated automatically when captured on the LOC. You can switch it off by pressing APR, ALT mode will become active. To arm the GS again, press APR for a second time  - * VS Follows the VS bug (limited to +/-1600fpm, set with AP rotary knob) - * ALT Holds the current altitude (rounded to 100ft) - * ALT+VS Brings and holds the aircraft to the selected altitude (set ALT bug using the keypad, press to sync) with the selected vertical speed. - * CWS Control Wheel Steering. Follows the turn rate and vertical speed set by controlling the aircraft.
The AP will disengage when:
- * the disconnect switch is pressed ({{key press|d}}) - * the stall warner is on(stall warn horn and light) - * absolute g-force (disregarding 1-g gravity) exceeds 0.6g - * manual electric pitch trim is used.
While flying a flightplan (FMS is the Nav source and NAV is selected on the autopilot), you can do some special stuff without touching the autopilot:
1. # Vectors mode: Press {{key press|V with arrow}} or "Fly Vectors" knob on IFD to follow the heading bug while still in nav mode. Deselecting will return normal FMS functionality. Handy for making a brief excursion from the flightplan for weather or ATC.  2. # Direct-To mode: In the route manager select the waypoint and on the keypad press the {{key press|D with arrow}} button. # Close to the waypoint direct-to mode will be de-selected automatically or you can do that manually by pressing the same button again. # FMS-OBS: Rotate the LH lower knob on the IFD. Press to cancel. Very similar to VOR functionality, except it will work on all waypoints of your flightplan. Very handy for making an approach on an airport without ILS.
3. If your flightplan has a VOR or ILS, the FMS-OBS: Rotate will automatically tune NAV1 to the LH lower knob on respective frequency and set the IFDradial accordingly. Press So there is no need to cancel. Very similar look up any NAV frequency anymore! In addition when you line up with the selected runway, The NAV source will automatically change to VOR functionalityNAV1, except it thus the ILS interception will work on all waypoints of your flightplanbe fully automatic. Very handy You do need to be lined up to the runway pretty accurately: the Flightgear "DEFAULT" approaches are ideal for making an this!For this kind of approach it is recommended that you slow down, get the gear out and set the flaps to 15deg before the GS is intercepted. Depending on an airport without ILSthe aircraft weight and wind conditions set 20-30% TRQ when on the GS to match 80 KIAS.
XPDR squawk can be set on the keypad (press {{key press|XPDR}} and squawk code) and in the NAV dialog ({{key press|F12}}). Default is 7000 (Europe VFR).

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