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FS KBT Lockheed L-188 Electra (FSX) check-lists and tweaks?

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Hi all,

 

I've just downloaded the FS KBT L-188 Electra for FSX because I want to try out a few old props/turbo-props, and I have to say, despite the panel being a bit dated/an acquired taste, it isn't bad, and considering there are no payware L-188 offerings I'm aware of, it's probably the best too. ^_^ I like to do a bit of tweaking every time I get a new plane to the hangar, and since I am now a bit more of a serious simmer, like to have check-lists too. I've had a hunt for some check-lists and surprisingly found nothing, apart from this: http://buffaloairway...raft-Checklists , which is, of course, a dead link! -_-

 

Additionally, although as of yet I haven't had the chance to test it properly, I notice there is no beacon light on it. Is this accurate? Off the top of my head there is a panel switch for the beacon... correct me if I'm wrong. But if I am is that accurate?

 

I know not many people seem to have the Electra - seems to have suffered the same fate as in real life :rolleyes: but it'd be great to get any kind of feed back on this. If you haven't at least tried it, and like turbo's of that era (of which there aren't many), then do!

 

Many thanks in advance.

Edited by mikejr

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Ok I've sorted the lights. Anyone got any ideas about where I might be able to pick up a checklist?

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I found one on Flightsim.com and then edited it myself because it was too messy.

Done many a flight with the KBT L-188 and it's never steered me wrong on the speeds listed.

I don't know how to attach my Word file (or if I'm allowed) so I'll just text it here. You can cut and paste at will!

 

Hmm...there were spaces in between the titles in Capitals on my list and now they have been squshed with the lists above after pasting...

L-188 Checklist

BEFORE STARTING ENGINES CHECKLIST

0=PANEL LTS ....... TEST & SET
1=SEAT BELT SIGN .......... ON
2=NAV LIGHTS .......... AS REQ
3=PARKING BRAKE .......... SET
4=GEAR HANDLE ...... DOWN
5=POWER LEVERS ........... MIN
6=TRIM TABS ..... 10 DEG UP & 0
7=AUTO PILOT ........ CK & OFF

ENGINE STARTING CHECKLIST

0=Boost Pumps ON
1=ENG STARTER SEL.... SET
2=Starter Button .. PUSH IN
3=FUEL FLOW ... 480 PPh
4=ENGINE INSTRU.. TIT 600, SHP 1000,
5=ALTIMETER ................... CK
6=RADIOS .................... SET
7=PITOT HEATERS ........... ON
8=Attend Cross Chk Announce

TAXI CHECKLIST

0=Doors & Windows ..... CLOSED
1=Turn Indict & Compass ... CK
2=V1 & V2 SPEEDS .......... CK
3=Wing FLAPS TAKE-OFF (30)
4=Anti-Collision LIGHTS ... ON
5=Flight CONTROLS ....... FREE

TAKEOFF CHECKLIST

0=PWR Levers ... TIT 1010, SHP 4700,
1=VR about 110 knots THEN GEAR UP ........ CK
2=8 DEGREE NOSE UP. Reduce power very slightly
3=Wing FLAPS .. 140 IAS UP

CLIMB CHECKLIST

0=PWR LEVERS Maintain 210 IAS
1=GEAR Handle... NEUTRAL
2=LANDING LIGHTS ........ OFF
3=TEMPS & PRESS .......... CK
4=SEAT BELTS SIGN ....... ANC

CRUISE CHECKLIST

0=PWR LEVERS ......... AS REQ
1=TIT 950, SHP 3800 maintain 345KTS
2=TEMPS & PRESS .......... CK

DESCENT & PRE-LANDING CHECKLIST

0=MAX IAS Under 10K .. 250
1=TIT 680, SHP 1600, maintain 250 - 260 IAS
2=FUEL TANK QTY/XFEED . CK
3=SEAT BELTS SIGN ....... ANC
4=LANDING WT ................. CK
5=Wing FLAPS 190 IAS .. APPR
6=ALTIMETERS ............ SET

SHORT FINAL APPROACH CHECKLIST

0=FUEL QTY ............... CK
1=Landing GEAR . 3 GREEN LOCK
2=Wing FLAPS ...... DOWN FULL
3=STABLE APPROACH 150-160IAS

4=Final 130-140 Knots

TO RAMP CHECKLIST

0=REVERSE THRUST ..... AS REQ
1=WING FLAPS ............. UP
2=PITOT HEATERS ......... OFF

SECURING CHECKLIST

0=FUEL FEED ............. OFF
1=IGNITION .............. OFF
2=ANTI COLLISION LT ..... OFF
3=EXTERIOR LTS ....... AS REQ
4=RADIOS ................ OFF

V-SPEEDS

Rotate...120 Kts
Normal Liftoff ...135-140 Kts (Flaps 5th notch-Takeoff & Approach setting) Initial Climbout...180Kts
Enroute Climb...200-210 Kts
Three Engine Climb...160 Kts
Pattern...200Kts
Final...130-140 Kts (Flaps and power as needed)
Threshold 129Kts at Max Weight
Stall Speed Clean...126Kts
Stall Speed Dirty...108Kts (full flaps)
Best economy cruise...325Kts
Max cruise...352Kts at 22,000ft
Never Exceed...388Kts
Maneuvering Speed...203 Kts

 

Flap Extension Speeds:
Takeoff & Approach ...190 Kts
Landing ...170 kts
Maximum Gear Down Speed...217 Kts
Maximum Gear Extension or Retraction Speed...190 Kts
Maximum Landing Light Extended Speed...261 Kts

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