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Looks like I’m going to school on the 45 in July. I know we’ve got a few past/present 45 drivers in here, any tips/tricks/things to look for/dos and donts?
Prop trash/PC-12NG/only type rating is LR-Jet SIC only with about 60 hours in the 31A. I’ve seen a Universal FMS before and that’s about it. Training is scheduled at FSI TUS.I’ve got a couple hours in the type and can help a little. What’s your background/experience/type ratings? Familiar with the Universal FMS? Where are you training?
This part could be copy-pasted from the 31. Thanks for the info.The nose wheel steer-by-wire is sensitive, so try to be smooth and gentle in ground handling (the sim is worse at higher ground speeds (PIO type stuff, so make smaller corrections, then wait for the response), while the actual plane is more twitchy at taxi speeds).
It’s a pretty slippery jet and there is a limitation against using spoilers with any flaps extended, so plan ahead for being on speed for configuration changes. Flap speeds for 8, 20, and 40 are 250, 200, and 150, and flaps 8 do very little to slow you down, so if it looks like you need to get the brakes out leave the flaps retracted and use spoilers to get below 200. Flaps 20, then gear down will do a good job slowing you down, but do your best to get below 150 and extend flaps 40 prior to GS/GP intercept, at least in the sim. Coming down the GS and trying to get to final flap extension speed can leave you with power pulled way back at a less than desirable time, and it’s easy to all of a sudden find yourself behind the curve.
There’s a little bit of that, and what little there is primarily happens during power-up and pre-flight checks. “Sigh. CTL-ALT-DEL time.” (I.e., power down and start over)... I can see it being prone to computer/electrical gremlins since everything is run by or through a computer.
Same-same on the PC12NG. Which is also Honeywell so some of the avionics architecture seems familiar.There’s a little bit of that, and what little there is primarily happens during power-up and pre-flight checks. “Sigh. CTL-ALT-DEL time.” (I.e., power down and start over)