Flight Test your sim

Finding the best climb speedVclimb

  • TEST START
  • Make sure the HUD is displaying INDICATED AIR SPEED
  • Set full throttle and adjust the pitch up with the joystick to maintain that speed.
  • Fly at a specific compass heading (e.g.) 180 degrees at 1,000 feet
  • Slow to 50 ktas BELOW the test speed
  • Set Stopwatch
  • Advance throttle to 100 % RPM
  • Maintain 1,000 feet
  • As airspeed reaches test speed :
  • start stopwatch and
  • execute a 2 G pullup until the speed stabilises at test speed
  • adjust pitch continuously to maintain the test speed + or - 5 kias
  • As altitude reaches 21,000 ft
  • stop stopwatch
  • record time on Test Card
  • TEST FINISH
  • >Turn to reciprocal heading, execute standard descent to 1,000 feet
  • >Repeat test procedures at next airspeed increment