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The system assist a single pilot to manage an IFR-operated flight. The design is clearly oriented to provide quick access to the requested information and to handle the data as quickly as possible. The goal is to relieve the pilot and reduce the pilot's workload.
 
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The FMS knob(bottom right) has several functions depending on the performed operation in the keypad and IFD. In most cases it will scroll through selectable objects.
 
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Revision as of 11:18, 5 January 2015

Integrated Flight Display System

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The system assist a single pilot to manage an IFR-operated flight. The design is clearly oriented to provide quick access to the requested information and to handle the data as quickly as possible. The goal is to relieve the pilot and reduce the pilot's workload.

The Integrated Avionics System in the Extra500 consists of two IFD-s in the front and one Keypad in the center console.

Display

IFD Keys

Each IFD has five page-select keys at the bottom. With these keys the active page can be selected. Once on the active page, the appropriate page-select key will navigate through the associated tabs. On the left- and right hand side, there are multi- function keys, so called "Line Select Key"(LSK). Each tab serves a function on the LSK. If it has a function, this is indicated with a light on the key (green at day, white at night). The intended function name of the LSK is displayed next to it on the display. On the left and right bottom corners, there are two rotary knobs. The intended function is displayed in the left/right corners of the tab indication.

  • 1. Dimming knob for the display brightness mouse left
  • 2. Baro knob to adjust the altimeter setting wheel up for +, wheel down for - and wheel press set 1013 (standard)
  • L1-6 and R1-6 "Line Select Key"(LSK) is a rocker switch and can have two functions left/right indicated in the display
  • LK and RK rotary knob usable with wheel up, wheel down and wheel press and + Shift decreases the amount
  • Page Select Key is a rocker switch first mouse left select the page then mouse left navigate through the tabs left/right

PFD : Primary Flight Display

IFD PFD-Nav Display
IFD PFD-Bug Select

Primary Flight instruments, controls and indicators.

  • Autopilot Annunciations
  • Airspeed indicator
  • Attitude Indicator
  • Marker Beacon
  • Slip/Skid
  • Flight Director Command Bars
  • Altimeter
  • Vertical Speed Indicator
  • Wind Indicator
  • Ground Speed Indicator
  • Heading Indicator
  • Heading Bug Indicator
  • Active Com Frequency
  • L1 : Primary Nav select Nav1, Nav2, FMS
  • L3 : Bearing Pointer select Off, Nav1, Nav2, FMS
  • L5 : "Hook" into FMS. Fly Vectors
  • R2 : Timer
  • LK : Course

PFD - Nav Display

  • R4 : Flightplan visible On/Off
  • R5 : CDI visible On/Off
  • RK : Range/View of the map

PFD - Bug Select

  • R3 : Set Heading
  • R4 : Set Altitude
  • R5 : Set VS
  • RK : adjusts the selected bug, default Heading

FMS : Flight Management System

IFD FMS-FlightPlan
IFD FMS-Map FPL

FMS - Flightplan

The Flight Plan tab enables you to view and edit a flight plan.

  • L1 : Traffic Mode Normal, Above, Unlimited, Below. Range 2NM 6NM
  • L2 : Tuning select Com or Nav
  • L3 : select Com1, Nav1
  • L4 : select Com2, Nav2
  • L5 : Transponder ident
  • L6 : Advisories
  • R1 : Blank
  • R2 : Blank
  • R3 : Info Off, Metar, Nav Data
  • R4 : -D-> direct to waypoint
  • R5 : Delete Waypoint
  • R6 : Caution and Warnings Message Bar
  • LK : Tune/Tune/Swap (all but L5)
  • LK : Squawk/Squawk/Mode (only L5)
  • RK : Scroll coarse/Scroll fine/Select

FMS - Map FPL

Is a split screen with the moving map and the flightplan. There are no LSK keys use the bezel or keypad to interact with the map and flightplan

  • L1 : Blank
  • L2 : Blank
  • L3 : Blank
  • L4 : Blank
  • L5 : Blank
  • L6 : Advisories
  • R1 : Blank
  • R2 : Blank
  • R3 : Blank
  • R4 : Blank
  • R5 : Blank
  • R6 : Caution and Warnings Message Bar
  • LK : Range/Range/View
  • RK : Scroll coarse/Scroll fine/Select

Map : Moving Map

Map - Map+

IFD MAP-Map+
  • L1 : Traffic Mode Normal, Above, Unlimited, Below. Range 2NM 6NM
  • L2 : Tuning select Com or Nav
  • L3 : select Com1, Nav1
  • L4 : select Com2, Nav2
  • L5 : Transponder ident
  • L6 : Advidories
  • R1 : Land | Nav 3 states declutter
  • R2 : Lightning select Off, DataLink, Strike, WX-500
  • R3 : Wx Reports METARs, AIR/SIGMETs, All, Off
  • R4 : Wx Overlay select NOWradR2y, NOWrad+, Icing, Icing+, Off
  • R5 : Icing Alt (only if Icing or Icing+ selected in R4)
  • R6 : Caution and Warnings Message Bar
  • LK : Tune/Tune/Swap (all but L5)
  • LK : Squawk/Squawk/Mode (only L5)
  • RK : Range/Range/View

Map - Map

IFD MAP-Map
  • L1 : Blank
  • L2 : Blank
  • L3 : Blank
  • L4 : Blank
  • L5 : Blank
  • L6 : Advisories
  • R1 : Land | Nav 3 states declutter
  • R2 : Lightning select Off, DataLink, Strike, WX-500
  • R3 : Wx Reports METARs, AIR/SIGMETs, All, Off
  • R4 : Wx Overlay select NOWradR2y, NOWrad+, Icing, Icing+, Off
  • R5 : Icing Alt (only if Icing or Icing+ selected in R4)
  • R6 : Caution and Warnings Message Bar
  • LK : Blank
  • RK : Range/Range/View

SYS : System Pages

CHKL: Electronic Checklist

Keypad

Keypad

The keypad has a QWERTY layout with a few special function buttons along the outer edges and a row of number keys along the top of the keypad.

The display has two areas : a semi-permanent screen for com and nav frequencies on the left. On the right half there are the relevant data displayed according to the performed operation on the keypad (e.g. transponder code input, autopilot settings, FMS data entry, etc).

All edits are "live edits" in that they are immediately applied.

COM : Communication Frequencies

Communication tuning on the keyboard. Selecting the Com1 or Com2 with the top left short-keys activates the standby frequency for input.

With the number keys 0-9 you can enter the new frequency the leading 1__.__ must not typed in. With the CLR Key the input is cleared, CNCL cancels the input and Enter or the Swap Key on the left display side confirm the frequency. Also a time out will confirm the input.

After input time out the left screen will display the via audiopanel selected com radio transceiver and wait for input.

NAV : Navigation Frequencies

Navigation tuning on the keyboard. Selecting the Nav1 or Nav2 with the top left short-keys activates the standby frequency for input.

Input handling is the same like Communication Frequencies.

XPDR : Transponder

Transponder setting on the keyboard. Selecting the XPDR Key will show the transponder screen on the right. With the keyboard you can enter the new code. Pressing Mode will switch through the transponder modes [GND, ON, ALT ,OFF, SBY, TST]. The VFR Key sets the transponder code to the default VFR code 7000. IDENT sets the transponder in ident mode.

AUX : DME

The keypad is used to tune the DME receiver to Nav1, Nav2, Nav1 Hold or Nav2 Hold. Pressing the Aux button shows a list of the two active nav frequencies. With the bottom right FMS knob the frequency can be selected and tune the DME receiver. If the active frequency is changed, the DME will be tuned to the new frequency. This behavior can be suppressed by selecting the "HOLD" frequency.

FREQ LIST : Frequency List

The FREQ LIST will show a list of the most logical frequencies for your geographic position and flight phase. with the FMS knob you can select it into the standby frequency of the active com radio transceiver

Special Keys

  • PROC : a shortcut to the published arrival or approach procedure
  • NRST : selects the FMS-Nearest Page and can toggle [Nearest Airports, Nearest Airports to destination, VORs, NDBs, Intersections, ARTCCs, FSS]
  • -D-> : DirectTo the selected waypoint in the active flightplan
  • -V-> : FlyVectors an override of the active flightplan, the aircraft will follow the HDG bug.

Altitude knob

The altitude knob(bottom left) changes the altitude bug of the autopilot. When turned, the selected altitude is shown on the keypad screen. By pushing, the altitude bug is synced with the current altitude of the aircraft (rounded to 100ft).

Heading knob

The heading knob(bottom center) changes the heading bug of the autopilot. When turned, the selected heading is shown on the keypad screen. By pushing, the heading bug is synced with the current heading of the aircraft.

FMS knob

The FMS knob(bottom right) has several functions depending on the performed operation in the keypad and IFD. In most cases it will scroll through selectable objects.