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* F/f - Open/close the gas valve.
 
* F/f - Open/close the gas valve.
 
* R  - Rip the envelope. Use only close to the ground and when you really really want to stay there.
 
* R  - Rip the envelope. Use only close to the ground and when you really really want to stay there.
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== Dependencies ==
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This aircraft depends on instruments from some other aircraft (for FlightGear 2.6.0 and above). Install these too.
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* Short Empire
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* Spitfire II
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* Spitfire IX
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* ZLT-NT
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==

Revision as of 15:52, 7 December 2011

ZF Navy free balloon
ZF Navy free balloon.jpg
Type Gas balloon
Author(s) Anders Gidenstam
FDM JSBSim
--aircraft= ZF Navy free balloon
Status Beta
 FDM Stars-3.png
 Systems Stars-2.png
 Cockpit Stars-3.png
 Model Stars-3.png

This is a US Navy free balloon as used for initial lighter-than-air training during the 1920s to 1940s. It is fairly representative for a type of aircraft that first flew in 1783 and soon afterwards found a shape and construction that it retained (almost) to this day.

Handling instructions

The ZF Navy free balloon with the envelope shader enabled.

Important controls / keys

Flight controls

  • Gas valve
  • Ballast

Ballast

  • W - Weigh-off to 10% of current weight by dropping ballast. Takes about 10 seconds and only works when on the ground.
  • w - Show current on-ground weight. Only works when on the ground.
  • D/d - Drop ballast in 1%/0.1% decrements.

Gas

  • F/f - Open/close the gas valve.
  • R - Rip the envelope. Use only close to the ground and when you really really want to stay there.

Dependencies

This aircraft depends on instruments from some other aircraft (for FlightGear 2.6.0 and above). Install these too.

  • Short Empire
  • Spitfire II
  • Spitfire IX
  • ZLT-NT

External links