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Startup

1. PERFORM PRE-FLIGHT CHECK (DEFINE MISSION, LOADOUT, POWER SETTINGS)

2. FOR NIGHT OPERATIONS, PUT NVGS (NIGHT VISION GOGGLES) ON (RSHIFT+ H)

3. ALL DC CIRCUITBREAKERS – IN (OVERHEAD CONSOLE AND BREAKER PANEL NEXT TO YOUR LEFT FOOT)

4. DOME LIGHTS – AS REQUIRED(RECOMMENDED: GREEN)

5. PITOT HEAT – OFF

6. EXTERNAL LIGHTS & ANTI-COLLISIONLIGHTS – ON

7. POSITION LIGHTS – ASREQUIRED (RECOMMENDED: FLASH)

8. CARGO RELEASE – OFF (NOT FUNCTIONAL)

9. WIPERS– OFF

10. CABIN HEATING – OFF

11. CABIN LIGHTING – ASREQUIRED

12. ACPOWER - AC PHASE

13. INVERTER – OFF

14. DC POWER – MAIN GEN ON (FLIP COVER)

15. VM – ESS-BUS

16. NON-ESS BUS – NORMAL ON

17. STARTER GENERATOR – ON

18. BATTERY – ON

19. LOW RPMSWITCH – OFF (AFT - YOUR EARS WILL THANK ME LATER)

20. OPTIONAL - GPU (GROUND POWER UNIT) ON

21. FIRE WARNING INDICATOR LIGHT – TEST

22. CAUTION/WARNINGLIGHTS – TEST & RESET

23. SYSTEM INSTRUMENTS – CHECK

24. ARMAMENT & COUNTERMEASURE (DISP) PANEL – CHECK (EVERYTHING OFF/SAFE + JETTISON SWITCH IS DOWN & COVERED BY RED COVER SWITCH)

25. GOV SWITCH – AUTO (FWD)

26. DE-ICE SWITCH – OFF (AFT)

27. MAIN FUEL SWITCH – ON (FWD)

28. FORCE TRIM & HYD CONT – ON (FWD)

29. CHIPDET – BOTH (FWD) ANDRIGHT CLICK ON IFF TRANSPONDER MASTER SWITCH (STBY).

30. CHECK FLIGHT CONTROL RESPONSE TO CYCLIC/COLLECTIVE/RUDDER INPUT

31. SET ALTIMETER TO AIRFIELD ELEVATION (QNH SETTING) (SEE PART 4: PRE-FLIGHT FOR MORE DETAILS)

32. SET THROTTLE TO IDLE-START POSITION
a) “IDLE RELEASE” SWITCH PRESSED DOWN. SAFETY GATE IS OFF AND YOU ARE NOT PREVENTED FROM SHUTTINGDOWN YOUR ENGINE.
b) USE “PAGE UP” TO THROTTLE ALL THE WAY TO FULLY OPEN (LEFT)
c) USE “PAGE DOWN” TO THROTTLE BACK TO THE “START” POSITION. YOU WILL KNOW YOU HAVE REACHED THIS POSITION WHEN THE “IDLE RELEASE” SWITCHPOPS UP.
d) “IDLE RELEASE” SWITCH SHOULD BE RELEASED (UP). THROTTLE SAFETY GATE NOW PREVENTS YOU FROM SHUTTING DOWN YOUR ENGINE.

33. LOWER COLLECTIVE, THEN PRESS & HOLD STARTER SWITCH (HOME KEY BY DEFAULT)

34. WAIT UNTIL N1 RPM REACHES 15 %. AT 15 % N1 RPM, THROTTLE UPTO IDLE-STOP (START) POSITION.

35. WAIT UNTIL N1 RPM REACHES 40 %. AT 40 % N1 RPM, RELEASE START SWITCH (DO NOT HOLD IT FOR MORE THAN 1 MINUTE).

36. WAIT UNTIL N1 RPM REACHES 68-72 %. AT 70 % N1 RPM, SLOWLY THROTTLE TO FULLY OPEN.

37. SET INVERTER – MAIN ON & STARTER GEN – STBY GEN

38. VERIFY CORRECT ENGINE OPERATION (IN THE GREEN)
• EGT (EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE
• ENGINE TEMPERATURE < 100 deg C
• ENGINE PRESSURE
• TRANSMISSIONTEMPERATURE < 110 deg C
• TRANSMISSION PRESSURE

39. GROUND POWER UNIT (GPU) DISCONNECT IF USING GROUND POWER

40. CHECK FOR CORRECT AC (112-118 V) AND DC (27-28.5 V) SETTINGS

41. TURN ON RADAR ALTIMETER (OVERHEAD PANEL)
a) Turn on radar altimeterpower switch
b) Rotate left knob to activate radar altimeter
c) Click rightknob test switch
d) Rotate left and right knobs to set the LOW and HIGH radar altimeterwarningswith the flags.

42. TURN ON ARMAMENT AND COUNTERMEASURE PANELS AND SET FLARE/ROCKET INDICATORS MANUALLY ON PANEL.

43. PITOT HEAT – AS REQUIRED.

44. SET UPRADIO COMPASSANDRADIOS

45. MAKE SURE YOUR DOORS ARE CLOSED (RCTRL+R) NOTE: DOORS NEED TO BE OPEN IF YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH GROUND CREW (i.e. change fuel/armament loadout)

46. YOU ARE NOW READY TO TAXI AND TAKEOFF.


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