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Boeing 777-200

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This includes the following models: 777-200, 777-200ER

Boeing 777-200
Boeing 777-200 British Airways.jpg
Type Airliner
Author(s) Justin Smithies and Syd Adams
FDM YASim
--aircraft= 777-200, 777-200ER
Status Development

The 777-200 (772A) was the initial A-market model of the Boeing 777. The first customer delivery was to United Airlines in May 1995. It is available with a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) from 505,000 to 545,000 pounds (229 to 247 tonnes) and range capability between 3,780 and 5,235 nautical miles (7,000 to 9,695 km).

The direct equivalent from Airbus is the Airbus A330-300. A total of 88 -200s have been delivered to ten different customers as of July 2008.

Liveries

All FlightGear liveries are available at FlightGear Liveries. For the 777-200, as of March 2009 the following liveries are available:

  • Air Austral
  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
    • Old (2002-2007)
  • EgyptAir
  • Japan Airlines
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • United Airlines

These liveries are also available at United Free World

Aircraft help

The 3D cockpit of a 777-200

You can see a guide on how to fly this plane on Vaeron's wikipage. For version 2.0, an updated version is available.

Start Procedure

  • Go to Equipment > Fuel and Payload and set your fuel amounts and make sure your tanks are selected
  • Right-click twice to get into the move view mode and look at the overhead panel then click all the electrical buttons until they are all lit up
  • Hold the 's' button for 10 seconds or until the engines are running at idle.

Autopilot

taken from forums.

777-200 Autopilot

Autopilot controls, from left to right, top to bottom:

  • A/P - Autopilot engage/disengage button
  • F/D - Flight director (the pink lines that show up on your attitude indicator)
  • A/T ARM (L/R) - Arm/disarm autothrottle for left/right engines
  • CLB CON - Continue climbing using the vertical speed the plane was at, when this setting was first engaged
  • A/T - Autothrottle engage/disengage button- unlike the real 777, the autothrottle is not independent from the main autopilot, so you'll have to activate this switch AND the main autopilot to use the autothrottle
  • IAS <> MACH - Switch between IAS speed mode and Mach number speed mode
  • IAS window - Set your desired IAS speed or Mach speed here
  • LNAV - Tells the autopilot to follow the Route Manager settings laterally (control the heading)- this has never worked for me, the autopilot just makes meaningless circles/goes north
  • VNAV - Same as LNAV, except vertically (control the altitude)- never tried this setting before
  • FLCH -
  • A/P DISENGAGE - Dedicated autopilot disengage button- click twice
  • HDG <> TRK - Switch between heading bug and course track
  • HDG window - Set your desired heading or course track here
  • Bank limits (AUTO/5/25) - Define banking limits for turning- i.e. 5 for gentle turns at cruising altitude, 25 for good maneuverability at lower speeds; auto will be fine in most cases
  • HOLD - Engage/disengage heading or course hold mode
  • V/S <> FPA - Switch between Vertical Speed and Flight Path Angle
  • V/S window - Set your desired Vertical Speed or Flight Path Angle
  • VS/FPA - Engage/disengage Vertical Speed/Flight Path Angle hold mode
  • ALTITUDE window - Set your desired altitude here
  • Altitude selection setting (AUTO/1000) - Switch between automatic incrementing (AUTO) and incrementing by the thousands (1000)- this setting only helps when selecting the altitude via the knobs, this won't apply if using the Autopilot Settings dialog
  • HOLD - Engage/disengage altitude hold mode
  • LOC - Track NAV1 VOR, flying by the heading given by the NAV1 radial
  • APP - Track an ILS glideslope, laterally and vertically- can be overriden by LOC, HDG, and ALT (i.e. you want to maintain a certain altitude until you capture the glideslope)
  • A/P - Engage/disengage autopilot
  • F/D - Flight director


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