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Need a guage or way to tell if Spoiler is Armed

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Hi

 

Been searching the web for any kind of indicator of SPOILER ARM STATUS

 

I have full spoiler control, but lacking indicator showing if spoilers armed

 

does not have to be a gauge but something visible in 3d or 2d cockpit

 

got registered fsuipc and fs panel editor if it helps

 

any tips welcome cheers

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What specific a/c are you looking at? Most that have spoilers have some sort of indicator - a light on the annunciator or just the lever moved to a different notch.

 

 

Vic

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cheers for that.

 

Its default p3d mooney acclaim g1000.

 

So far cant see any indication on panels showing Spoiler Arm Status.

 

I have a 3rd party  gauge that shows spoiler axis, but would like to  know if its armed or not.

 

failing that, added joystick control to just arm spoiler rather than toggle the arming of spoiler. But its not a safe solution.

 

cheers.

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whats wrong  with visually  checking  only  takes  a second  or  so to check?

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I believe the Mooney spoiler is a very basic manual control and is either on or off. No arming necessary. In a 747 for example. you would "arm" the spoilers and they will deploy automatically on landing. The Money is full manual.

 

Vic

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You don't arm the spoilers in the mooney hehe...  they're for speed brakes for descent.

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I either hang my head in shame, or send letter to mooney design team asking them to add spoiler Arming

 

thanks for the education. I shall  now, without dignity mark this post as answered.

 

cheers

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Don't hang your head in shame hehe...  it's just a question.  Everyone has different knowledge levels here.  Ask me to start the PMDG B737-800 from cold and dark?  I can't do it!

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Don't hang your head in shame hehe...  it's just a question.  Everyone has different knowledge levels here.  Ask me to start the PMDG B737-800 from cold and dark?  I can't do it!

Ask me to start my car in the cold and dark and I can't do it!  :Tounge:

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Alright, I just remembered I am not the real illiterate here it ProATC Co-pilot that gave me the impression that Mooney Acclaim has spoilers, it wasn't me honest.

 

There I landed in one of my first ProATC flights smiling impressed with how the Co-pilot handled descent , approach and vectoring, on the ground I noticed spoilers were also deployed , I said Woow .. Go ProATC Go...

 

Since then been looking for way to Arm spoliers in Mooney.

 

Thanks again, ill be sure to read specs next time. And yeh ProATC now rocks

 

For those who ever get left by ProATC on approach, check its moving map, its got fanstatic feature of updating sim flight plan dynamically for sid star. So if  not got proatc set to auto load plan, you may be looking at original plan but without sid star, so you think where the heck am I going .

 

back on topic, inform ProATC Mooney has no spoiler arm,

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Usually ion civilian aircraft, the term spoiler and speed brake is interchangeable. If they break the flow over the wing, as the Mooney does, it is a spoiler. Military a/c have definite speed brakes or dive brakes.

 

Vic

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@vgbaron

 

Thank you very much,  just had a priceless  moment of question lingering for decades finally answered.

 

Spoiler and Speed brakes.

 

Beware folks, pusing the envelope of any aircraft could expose your lack experience, in my case I was pushing the minimum landing runway for mooney acclaim when all this started.

 

I have already overshot the dan runway twice. Rwy4 LFGT

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BUT you were able to walk away - that alone is a good thing!

 

:)

 

Vic

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