Exhibit - A-10 Cuba
The Virtual Cockpit (VCP) integrated seamlessly with the static, instrument views, of which there were two - upper and lower panel.
Merely by moving the hat switch you were taken to VCP mode.
A-10 had a one of the nicest analogue cockpits seen up to 1996.
All the buttons worked and could be operated with the mouse. This feature certainly sped up the learning curve immensely.
There was a host of dials - and they all worked!
|This animation shows the first few seconds after engine start. The APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) kicks in. Engine RPM picks up, the APU cuts out and then I advance the throttle.|
|The RWR in self-test mode|
|The flaps had 3 stages: 10, 20 and 30 degrees.|