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Extra EA-500

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{{Infobox aircraft|image = Extra500 flightgear1.png|alt = Extra 500 flying in clouds|name = Extra EA 400-500|type = Civilian aircraft|fdm = [[JSBSim]]|status-fdm = 4|status-systems = 5|status-cockpit = 4|status-model = 4|authors = D-EKEW, D-LEON, D-STHO|fgname = extra500:{{PAGENAME}}/info}}
[[File:Extra 500.jpg|thumb|250px|The real Extra 500]]
== Status ==
; Flightgear 2018.3.4 1 and later: Current stable release is 25.1.0 (0207.0509.20152018) and can be downloaded [ here] and can be found at the {{fgaddon aircraft source|extra500|text=FGAddon repository}}. ; Flightgear 2018.1.1 and later: Current stable release is 5.0.0 (04.02.2018) and can be downloaded [httphttps://sourceforgegitlab.netcom/pextra500/flightgearextra500/repository/ here] and can be found at the {{fgaddonaircraft source|extra500|text=FGAddon repository}}. ; Flightgear 2017.3.1 and later: Current stable release is 4.4.0 (13.08.2017) and can be downloaded [https:/HEAD/ FGAddonrepository/ here] and can be found at the {{fgaddon aircraft source|extra500|text=FGAddon repository}}. ; Flightgear 3.6 (only): Current stable release is 3.2.0 (20.03.2016) and can be downloaded [ here].  ; Flightgear 3.4 and later: Current stable release is 2.2.0 (17.07.2015) and and can be found on GitLab. The previous first stable release (2.0.0) for FG 3.4 can be found on the [ flightgear 3.4 download page]
; FlightGear Flightgear 3.2 and earlier: The last stable release is 1.2.0 and can be found on GitLab.
Alternatively: [[#Download|Download]]
For the (latest) stable release make sure you are on the releaseFG/2.12018.0 3 branch!
Since March 2013 D-EKEW, D-LEON, D-STHO are working on this model. They are making use of original data from the Pilot's Operation Handbook. People who have experienced the aircraft in real life help calibrating the FDM as well as tuning the systems behavior.
== Download ==
The Extra500 is available via GitLab: httpsDownload the current stable versions for your Flightgear version{{gitlab zip file | proj=extra500 | repo=extra500 | branch=FG/2018.3 | text=Extra500 for Flightgear version 2018.3}} {{gitlab zip file | proj=extra500 | repo=extra500 | branch=FG/2018.1 | text=Extra500 for Flightgear version 2018.1}} {{gitlabzip file | proj=extra500 | repo=extra500 | branch=FG/2017.com3 | text=Extra500 for Flightgear version 2017.3}} {{gitlab zip file | proj=extra500 | repo=extra500 | branch=FG/2017.1 | text=Extra500 for Flightgear version 2017.1 and later}} {{gitlab zip file | proj=extra500| repo=extra500 | branch=FG/2016.3 | text=Extra500 for Flightgear version 2016.3 and later}} {{gitlab zip file | proj=extra500| repo=extra500 | branch=FG/2016.1 | text=Extra500 for Flightgear version 2016.1 and later}} {{gitlab zip file | proj=extra500 | repo=extra500 | branch=FG/3.6.0 | text=Extra500 for Flightgear version 3.6.0}} {{gitlab zip file | proj=extra500 | repo=extra500 | branch=FG/3.4.0 | text=Extra500 for Flightgear version 3.4.0}} {{gitlab zip file | proj=extra500 | repo=extra500 | branch=FG/3.2.0 | text=Extra500 for Flightgear version 3.2.0}}
We recommend Flightgear version 3.1 or later, to benefit from the performance improvements in the canvas system.
Stable release up to '''Flightgear 3.2''' is available from Development takes place on GitLab:
<The latest stable release is also available on the the Flightgear SVN aircraft repository: {{#tag:syntaxhighlight |{{fgaddon co|path=Aircraft/extra500|post=}}| lang="bashsh">git clone extra500git checkout release/1.2.0</syntaxhighlight>}}
or use And of course the download button on: [https aircraft download page] has the stable release/1of the point where the latest Flightgear version was released. Stable releases are available for Flightgear versions 3.2.0], 3.4.0, 3.6.0, 2016.1 (use for 2016.2 as well), 2016.3 (use for 2016.4 as well), 2017.1 (use for 2017.2 as well), 2017.3, 2018.1 and 2018.3. You can get them using GIT:
Stable release from '''Flightgear 3.4''' is available from FGAddon or alternatively from GitLab{{#tag:<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">|git {{gitlab clone|proj=extra500/|repo=extra500.git}}
cd extra500
git checkout releaseFG/2.1.0VERSION</syntaxhighlight>| lang = "sh"}}
or use the download button on: [https://gitlabWith ''VERSION'' =, 3.4.0], 3.6.0, 2016.1, 2016.3, 2017.1, 2017.3, 2018.1, 2018.3
The current development takes place in the master next branch<{{#tag:syntaxhighlight lang="bash">|git clone https://{{|proj=extra500/|repo=extra500.git}}
cd extra500
git checkout masternext</syntaxhighlight>| lang = "sh"}}
or use the download button on: == Other Extra500 wiki pages ==[https:[Extra EA-500/pitch control|Comfortable pitch control for mouse and joystick]]<br />[[Extra EA-500/extra500Smooth weather|Smooth weather system]]<br /extra500>[[Extra EA-500/treeflight_planning|Am I going to get there?]]<br /master>[[Extra EA-500/Icing|Icing is not your friend].]<br />[[Extra EA-500/IFD|Howto operate your avionics system]]<br />[[Extra EA-500/autopilot|For Autopilot know it all]]<br />[[Extra EA-500/engine operation|Make sure you tread your engine well]]<br />[[Extra EA-500/failure dialog|Breaking things]]<br />[[Extra EA-500/panel reference|What is this button for???]]<br />[[Extra EA-500/config|The Extra 500 menu]]<br />
== Operation ==
Below is just a quick start and some selected topics. See here for the [[Extra EA-500/panel reference|''panel reference page'']].
WARNING: Below reflects the current development version (masternext). If you are using the stable version, some functionality will may not be available!
===General Remarks===
There are a few special Extra500 shortcuts:
{| class="keytable"! Key !! Function|-| {{key press|CTRLCtrl}}+{{key press|Ee}} || Connect / disconnect External power cart|-| {{key press|CTRLCtrl}}+{{key press|Ff}} Control || [[Extra EA-500/pitch with control|Toggle pitch trim onlycontrol modes]] (direct and force)|-| {{key press|CTRLCtrl}}+{{key press|Gg}} || Put the aircraft on Jacks (for testing the gear on the ground)|-| {{key press|Ww}} || Gear Warn Mute (you'll need it, alternatively press the switch on the throttle lever)|-| {{key press|Rr}} || Put the propeller in reverse (beta range)|-| {{key press|Ss}} || Condition lever fuel on/cut-off (alternatively click on the condition lever)|-| {{key press|Dd}} || Autopilot disconnect (alternatively click on the red button on the yoke)|-| {{key press|Cc}} || Engage Control Wheel Steering (CWS, see below)|-| {{key press|o}} || Over power autopilot servos. Need to keep {{key press|o}} pressed and be very careful!|-| {{key press|<}} || Toggle quick view|-| {{key press|>}} || Define quick view: define your view you are using often and press {{key press|>}}|}
===Checklist dialog===
# Trim: shows if the pilot (you) needs to pull or push the yoke. You will need to use the elevator trim (mouse wheel) accordingly.
All these messages are on by default, but can be switched off in the [[Extra EA-500/config|Extra500 - Configuration menu]].
The messages by far do not cover all situations, but are there to help the pilot learn the most basic behavior/limits. Typically there is no special message when it already is in the aircraft warning panel.
 ===Flight Planning===By clicking on 'Equipment - Fuel and Payload' (on the ground) you can access a comprehensive [[Extra EA-500/flight_planning|flight planning tool.]]<br /> There are four tabs, of which the 2 upper ones deal with loading the aircraft. It won't be a surprise that they are called 'Fuel' and 'Payload'. By clicking and dragging you can add passengers, baggage, dogs and fuel on the individual seats or tanks respectively. Of course while loading you must adhere to the aircraft weight and center of gravity limits. This is graphically displayed in the lower tab 'weight'. The other lower tab is a Trip Calculator. You can input your trip distance, cruise altitude, airport altitude and alternate distance to calculate your required fuel load. These values may be imported from your flight plan ('Autopilot - Route Manager') with a single click. You can also put the exact calculated fuel into your tanks by clicking on the 'Order Fuel' button.
===Engine starting===
[[File:Extra500 electicmains.png|thumb|400px|Extra500 side switch panel]]
* Parking Brake: Set ( {{key press|Shift|Bb}} or pull out middle Bowden cable in middle console AND press {{key press|Bb}} )
* Battery: Switch ON
* Fuel Pump 1 or 2: Switch ON
* Power lever: TRQ 111%
CAUTION: for Take-off (5 minutes) maximum TRQ limit is 111%, TOT 810degC
* Parking Brake: Release ( {{key press|Shift|Bb}} or push in middle Bowden cable in middle console )
NOTE: For strong side wind, turn the ailerons against the wind
* At 71KIAS: Rotate
* Gear: Retract ( {{key press|Gg}} 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
Do not come in too high, too fast.
* At 140 KIAS, gear: Extend ({{key press|Shift|Gg}} or click the gear switch )
* At 120 KIAS, flaps: 15 degrees ( {{key press|]}} or use the flap switch )
* 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|Rr}}, will only toggle when power lever is in aft position!
===Engine shut-off===
* Parking Brake: Set ( {{key press|Shift|Bb}} or pull out middle Bowden cable in middle console AND press {{key press|Bb}} )
* Fuel Pump 1 and 2: Switch OFF
* Standby alternator: Switch OFF
bring the aircraft at your wished turn and climb rate. Release {{key press|c}} and the AP will engage and keep those rates.
You can overpower the servos by keeping {{key press|o}} pressed and use the normal controls. When {{key press|o}} is released the autopilot will resume its work. Be very careful and make only small movements.
The AP will disengage when:
Before descending from cruise, set the controller to your target airport altitude. You can monitor the cabin altitude, differential pressure and cabin climb rate on the instruments next to the controller.
Above a cabin altitude of 8000ft, it can endup end up in a abnormal low level of oxygen in your blood. If this happen you will feal feel a blackout and it's necessary to bring immediate the cabin altitude below 8000ft by descend or pressurise pressurize the cabin.
===Night Flying===
For lighted instruments switch on the INSTR switch on the side switch panel. On the same panel you can switch the DAY/NIGHT switch to NIGHT for dimming. The 5 round turn knobs on the panel now can be used to set your dimming level.
The IFD-s have their own dimming switch on the left upper side of the bezel. For taxying taxiing use the RECO lights. For landing the LDG light.
[[File:Extra500 final approach.png|thumb|right|800px|Final approach on 25L of EDDF, B707 outside going for 25R]]
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