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Race Checklist - Post yours or make comments on mine

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This is just a rough draft. At work and brainstorming.

  • PRe-Leg Checks
  • Time - Set and checked against GMT
  • Realworld weather - Set and downloaded
  • aircraft at departure end
  • Fuel and Payload - Checked and set 100%
  • Nav - Checked and set
  • Auto pilot - Programmed
  • Duenna - Ready to accept baton
  • Post - posted
  • start Duenna
  • Begin takeoff roll

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Good Checklist. I may steal it and use it for the race. Might want to insert a check for:[*] Prior Leg baton free post up and verified under 2hrs.Need to make sure we don't do a premature departure if we have a required wait penalty.

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Great idea, Buzz! I've been working on an abbreviated a/c checklist for myself - flaps set, trim set, tailwheel locked (I keep forgetting that one), etc. Maybe adding a single line item to your list to check aircraft would be helpful as a reminder to run the a/c checks, perhaps just before "Duenna - ready to accept baton." I'm still getting used to the taildraggers and the torque and need the extra reminders. I keep finding myself fiddling with the aircraft after accepting the baton, which eats up precious baton time. Just pitching in my two cent's worth.V/rCB

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Hehe, yes the tailwheel thing is a bit of a pain :)If only there was a control light in the cockpit!While you shouldn't be fiddling with the aircraft after having posted "Baton Grab", that IS the time to run the final checklist: After being positioned, ready to advance the throttle.An idea: Open all needed subpanels prior to taking the baton. Then, as you are positioned, run the checklist. As all panels are open, you shouldnt need to fiddle too much. At checklist complete, close unneeded windows and/or go to VC. Roll...And another item for the checklist: Fuel selector at BRGDSSven Sorensen, EKCH

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Sven,You are absolutely right about fiddling after baton grab. That's why we practice! ;-)Good call regarding the fuel selector.V/rCB

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I'll post mine when I get home tonight. I have a pretty long detailed pre and post leg checklist written up (which I'm going to expand a bit as well...)--Mike

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Ok, here's Mine:Pre-Flight Handoff Checklist*FSX/FS9 Up and running?*Scouted takeoff and destination airfields in clear weather/daylight conditions?*Weather set back to current conditions?*Positioned on Departure airstrip runway?*Online for Multiplayer Flying?*Flight Plan correctly loaded into GPS?*Forums page up and ready to post

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