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  1. skyscraper

    Learjet 35A - What does AIR IGN L/R do ?

    Technical manuals can be a little obtuse... :Big Grin: Selective use of air ignition is required for all: takeoffs landings and also for: windmilling airstarts (to attempt an engine restart in flight if there is a flameout but the fan is still turning due to airflow).It may also be used continuously when flying in heavy precipitation icing conditions turbulent air. It should be used only when necessary to avoid excessive igniter plug erosion so shut it of in normal flight. The igniter is analogous to the spark plug in a car except that in a jet engine it can be shut off as fuel combustion is continuous once started. So switch it on whenever their is a chance for a flameout (water ingestion, ice ingestion, heavy turbulence) or when a flameout would be a really bad thing (takeoff and landing) or when you have a flameout in flight. These are the general conditions for use. Google "Lear 35A checklist" and you should find some more procedural detail until Scott sorts out a better one. I believe there are operating manuals available as well if you have trouble sleeping. I use one from Avialogs. That being said I am no pilot (just play one on the computer) so hopefully someone more knowledgeable might chime in with better info.
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    Learjet 35A - What does AIR IGN L/R do ?

    Frem the FlightSafety Training Manual: SELECTIVE MODE Selective ignition is controlled by two-position switch.es labeled "AIR tGN L" and "AtR IGN R" (Figure 7-11) located on the center switch panel. When the switch is at AIR IGN position, the igniters wm operate continuously. lgnition power is supplied by the L and R AIR lGN circuit breakers on the left and right essential buses, respectively. Selective use of air ignition is required for all takeoffs and landings, and also for windmilling airstarts. It may be used continuously when flying in heavy precipitation, icing conditions, or turbulent air. There is no duty cycle established on the system; however, it should be used only when necessary to avoid excessive igniter plug erosion. INDICATION An amber light (Figure 7-11 and Appendix located above each AIR IGN switch will be on whenever power is being supplied to the associated jgnition exciter. The ignjtion lights (if on) will dim if the NAV LTS switch, located on the right switch panel, is on.
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    Live Broadcast of 2016 ABQ Balloon Fiesta

    Was there with my wife yesterday from dawn patrol, mass ascension, chainsaw carving, twilight glow and fireworks. We saw later on the TV highlights that the winds were favorable for splash and go's in the Rio Grande for some. Perfect weather, perfect winds and a perfect day. Definitely something to put on the bucket list for the discriminating aviation buff. Runs all week with the competitions beginning Monday
  4. Thanks again Dean, I do all my "flying" over MegaScenery and Robert usually does get the kinks out, once he is aware of them. "It's a hobby" so I don't sweat the small stuff. B)
  5. Thanks for looking into this Dean, I sent an email into customer support (Robert) on the authorization issue yesterday. I usually get a response from him in a few days. I also can confirm the missing swath of tiles in the southern 1/3 of the state reported by JensNJ66 further up in this thread. Seams to be a gap in the installation files as JensNJ66 noted. Brett
  6. Hi Manny, this is regarding a fresh install of the spanking new Utah v3. The v3 stuff requires online or offline authorization of the first file installed. Utah seems to require authorization for several of the 19 files. Rather than authorizing the first file and heading outside for a swim, you have to babysit the installation, trying this man's soul and apparently Jim's as well. Just have to remind myself sometimes - It's a hobby...
  7. No Jim, not a flash issue I had the same behavior for Utah as you. Had to type in the activation for the first 15 files. Then "smooth" sailing for the last 4 - Pretty tedious indeed. Sent an email to Robert to find out what's up. Usually I get a response - we'll see. Seems to be a some glitch on each state recently. The southwest is my neck of the woods so I'm enjoying these updates, but perhaps I need to wait a few weeks after release to avoid some frustration.
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    v 2.0 out

    Purported to have a Bendix King KFC-225 on their site which doesn't seem right. Good news is it seems to actually be fitted with a KAP-140 which is more appropriate pre GFC700. The included docs are for the KFC-225... Which is I guess is par for the Carenado/Alabeo course where the limit always seems to to be the lower portion of the sky :blink: Handsome bird though. Always appreciated the design. I'm sure I'll get my $35 worth of use.
  9. I'll give that a try, might impact the performance of this glorified abacus that I run with
  10. Lucas, Good deal, glad you have it working. The issue I have with the JS4100 is some pixel "crawling" (for want of a better description) around some of the instrument bezels that regardless of Hi or Normal cockpit resolution, no amount of anti-aliasing will fix. We had a long forum discussion years ago when it came out. I fly that plane mainly as copilot as the issue was less on that side and the FMS is closer (but now the weather radar is further away :mad: . I might of hangered it, but other than that one issue it's wonderful piece of work by PMDG.
  11. Lucas Looking at your panel.cfg the only thing I see is that it looks like you are using the normal resolution panel while I'm using the high definition setting. Not sure if that is a problem, but you might try changing that in the PMDG_BAe_JS4100_ConfigManager. You'll have to copy back your "gauge06" line into [VCockpit02]. As always save a backup of you panel.cfg before changing this in ConfigManager This will also have the effect of giving you a nice clean panel,cfg as I see a reference to something called XGauge defined as a 2dD pop-up that I don't have. Not sure if that is a problem, but it is always good to get back to a fresh panel.cfg when trying to troubleshoot. In any case, good to hear the gauge is working now. I'm sure you're close to getting this working.
  12. You only need to do that trick if you also have the "Reality" WX500 gauge installed. Otherwise they conflict. I don't think that is your glitch.. I'm using v09 - As you hover your mouse over the radar display can you see the various click spot locations. None of the knobs or switches on the bezel work, the controls are embedded as clickspots on the screen. The "on-off" switch for this gauge in the JS41 VC in in the left middle of the screen. Took me longer than I want to admit to figure that out If you are not seeing the clickspots your problem lies elsewhere. Have you tried installing the gauge simply as a pop-up in a default plane?
  13. Roland, I understand, but against your warning (I tried this yesterday before you responded) and as best I can tell it works fine and the gauge pops up at a reasonable size for my purposes, [Window07] size_mm=100,150 zorder=4 gauge00=RolasnRadar!ShellRadGauge, 0,0,100,150, sweep|icing|nogps . Btw, for the gentleman a few post up the gauge works fine in the PMDG J41 VC here - once I read up on where the clickspot to turn it on was (after half an hour of scratching my head). I did have to comment out the RXP radar line as I have that gauge installed and it conflicts. If you do another update you might want to note that in your docs. [VCockpit02] size_mm=1024,1024 pixel_size=1024,1024 texture=$GaugeTwo background_color=0,0,0 gauge00=j41!pmdg_j41_rmu_1, 0, 0, 393, 500 gauge01=j41!pmdg_j41_rmu_2, 393, 0, 393, 500 gauge02=PMDG_BAe_JS4100_3!GNSXLS, 1, 508, 512, 408 gauge03=j41!pmdg_j41_alt_pic, 896,0,128,508 //gauge04=rxpWX500!RDR, 532, 528, 472, 331 gauge04=RolasnRadar!oRadGauge, 532, 528, 472, 331, sweep|icing gauge05=j41!pmdg_j41fms_pu_open, 919,458,53,35 Thanks again, I'm good to go with a wonderfully improved weather radar . Brett
  14. Thanks Roland, I would have sworn I tried that... In any case it's working. Only issue is the gauge pops-up huge - almost full screen. I think I can fix that tho. Thanks again for the help