Eurofighter Typhoon: Flight Manual

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This document is a work in progress. We aim to produce a concise guide to flying the Eurofighter Typhoon and operating its systems. Keep checking back - as things are added to the aircraft, so they'll be documented here - we hope to make these updates in a timely manner, ideally when new versions of the aircraft are released.

Introduction

The Eurofighter Typhoon is an agile, multirole combat aircraft designed upon relaxed stability principles.

Acknowledgements

Eurofighter Typhoon for FlightGear was developed by Maverick Alex, DFaber, Almursi, Algernon and other contributors. This document initialised by --Algernon 16:28, 28 June 2011 (EDT)

Develop & Customise

See Eurofighter Typhoon: Development Documentation

Flight Controls

The aircraft is controlled via stick, throttle and rudder pedals, whose motions are processed by the Flight Control System and appropriate signals are passed to the flight control surfaces, the canards, flaperons and rudder.

Flight Control System

The FCS can be bypassed, but this is not recommended under normal flight conditions.

Avionics

Head Up Display

Multi-Fuction Head Down Displays

Manual Data Entry Facility

Navigation

Nav Aids

Navigational assistance is provided by the Navigation Computer, guiding the pilot along a heading, route or beam using information from the two primary navigation systems, Route Manager (NAV) and TACAN. Course information is displayed on the HUD, ASI and MFHDDs, as well as commanding the autopilot when engaged in track mode. The course to steer is indicated by the steering bug, an incomplete circle located on the HUD heading ribbon. If the required course is beyond the scope of the ribbon, the bug will park indicating the direction in which to steer. The bug can be hidden by pressing the BUG OFF softkey in the AIDS subsystem; it will reappear when either navigation system is selected.

Control of navigational aids is through the AIDS subsystem page on the MDEF. Switching between NAV and TACAN modes is controlled by pressing NAV MODE or TACN MODE; the selected system is indicated by a lit button.

NAV Mode directs the flight along a route of waypoints, which can be created, saved and loaded in Route Manager. Waypoints can contain altitude instructions as well as lateral fix information. NAV Mode functions are controlled through the NAV subsystem softkeys. When a route is active in Route Manager, next waypoint information (Waypoint ID, bearing, rang and time-to-target) is displayed in the lower left section of the HUD.

TACN Mode directs the flight towards a TACAN or VORTAC station, or another aircraft equipped to transmit TACAN. TACAN functions are controlled through the AIDS subsystem softkeys.

Autopilot

Avionics