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Serena Lexington



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Join date : 2010-08-14

PostSubject: Dragon Rapide (seaplane) pilot manual   Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:49 pm

EG Aircraft thanks you for your purchase and wish you much fun with the De Havilland DH-89 "Sea Dragon Rapid"

AIRCRAFT REZZING
1 / Drag the item " DH-89 Dragon Rapide EG Aircraft" from your inventory to the sea
2 / Accept the attachement invitation for the HUD
3 / You can edit this silhouette to set it on the spot where you want the plane to be rezzed. (Do not change the height)
4 / click "Rezzing" on the HUD to rezz the plane.
5 / After use, to remove the aircraft properly, click again on the button "Rezzing" on the HUD (the aircraft being "copy" it remains an original in your inventory)

SITTING IN THE AIRPLANE
Note: The side door opens and closes simply by clicking on it (single click). As the door opens, a gateway is automatically rezzed and will be deleted automatically when the door will be closed.
1/ To sit, right click and then sit on the ball "Pilot".
2/ The aircraft offers to accept the attachment, do so.
3/ To leave you seat, click "Standup" ON THE HUD.

HUD CONTROLS
the buttons from left to right
1 /[Position L] toggles on/off the nav lights
2 / [Landing L] toggles on/off the landing light
3 / [Strobes] toggles on/off the strobes
4 / [Cabine L] toggles on/off the cabin light
5 / [Rezzing] Rezzes or removes the aircraft
6 / [Standup] To get up
7 / [Default] Default Camera
8 / [Follower] Dynamic following camera (you can zoom in or out)
9 / [taxiing] Camera in above position ideal for taxiing
10 / [Blocked] Freezes the camera on the spot it is when you click. It allows you to fly the plane, looking from the ground. (Be carefull about your drawing distance)


THE FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
1 / Airspeed indicator indicates your flight speed (in mph)
2 / Attitude indicator, shows the flight attitude
3 / Heading indicator indicates your heading (in degrees)
4 / Vertical speed indicator (VSI) indicates the rate of climb or descent (in meters / second)
5 / Altimeter indicates altitude (in meters)

ENGINES
1 and 2 / Ignition for right and left engine (automatic start)
below there are two power indicators (dial and digital)

GPS
shows your location on the regions of blacksea, nautilus, uss, and Corsica.
Z-map zooms out, Z + zooms the map in.

FLIGHT CONTROL KEYPAD
1 / Up "arrow down" and down "arrow up"
2 / Turn right or left, respectively "right arrow" or "left arrow"
3 / Increase the power button "PgUp" to reduce the power button "PgDown"

CHAT COMMANDS
startl: Start the left engine
Startr: Start the right engine
Stopl: Stops the left engine
stopr: Stops the right engine
b: Engages or looses the brakes (until the complete stop of the aircraft )
l: Toggles nav lights
s: Toggles strobe lights
ld: Toggles the cabin light
p: Toggles landing light


The engine power can be controlled directly by chat command
0 = 0%
1 = 10%
etc etc up to ...
10 = 100%
These chat commands allow you to reach the desired power directly without having to go through all the steps successively


TAXIING
Once seated in the aircraft:
1 / Turn your nav lights on to show other users that the aircraft is under control.
2/ If ATC is available, contact them and ask for instructions and take off clearance for your flight.
3 / Start the engine
4 / Press PgUp up to a maximum of 30% power or use the appropriate chat commands (indicating chat)
Note: from 50 mph you risk injury, but you can use this power in a straight line (only) to save time.
5 / Aim the plane with the left and right arrows to the runway to take off following the instructions of the Airport control

TAKE OFF
1/ Aim to a clear area. Make sure that no boat is not on your path.
2/ Increase power up to 100%
3/ Reaching 85 mph you can rotate and climb The aircraft gets a high drag effect due to water friction and will bounce off without really getting airborn giving a (false) impression of heaviness.Pull up the nose drastically. Once the rate of climb is actually, positive (positive VSI), reduce the pitch by lowering the nose in order to avoid stalling right after take off.

WATER LANDING
As for take off , contact the ATC and ask for instructions and necessary clearance for your landing.
1/ Align the aircraft on the sea landing area at an altitude between 70 and 100 m and at a good distance (minimum 200m) Make sure that no boat is on your path.
2/ Reduce power down to 10%
3/ Hold the aircraft descending toward the surface of the water. (A descent less than -1 on VSI is dangerous for a proper landing), be sure to flare before touching the surface so that the rear portion of the floats touches first.
4/ At touchdown ( 0 VSI), reduce the throttle down to 0%
5/ Join your dock by following the directions of control at sea (if any).
6/ Activate the brakes to simulate the mooring of the aircraft.

NOTE: Your plane can fly through full parcels.
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BEST SCLUPTIES RENDERING
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For a correct display of your sculpties, see below.
LOD debug: Debug your settings LOD is a setting that will bring up all your sculpties perfectly. Just follow these steps:

1. Open the "Advanced" menu by Ctrl-Alt-D, or Opt-Ctrl-D on Mac.
2. Select "Debug Settings" in the list.
3. In the blank field, copy and paste this text:

RenderVolumeLODFactor

4. It is recommended to choose a value between 4 and 6.

Thanks to Ghanni Lane!

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Serena Lexington (demo's and technical questions not answered on the website)

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