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  • In this short tutorial I will show the correct pre-flight, taxi and takeoff using the Boeing

  • 777 from Ramzzess productions for X-Plane.

  • Before you load the airplane prepare the charts you will be using on the EFB. Copy the charts

  • to the applications folder. If the charts are in PDF format press here to change them

  • to PNG format, it they are already in PNG format press here to change them to MAP format.

  • Once in map format put them in the maps folder.

  • I will explain some of the features built into the simulator, however please consider

  • that this is a very complex simulation that requires a lot of study from the information

  • included in the DOCS folder.

  • Please follow these procedures in order, exactly as described in the manual or in this video

  • to stay out of trouble, just like in real life.

  • Let's begin with a short explanation of the MAIN MENU. You access it at any time by clicking

  • here.

  • While you become familiar with the normal operation I recommend you to uncheck this

  • first box called "Custom Failures" as it will give you some additional problems to deal

  • with like APU failures, fuel leaks and things like that. We don't want to deal with those

  • right now.

  • Quick zoom gives you a panel navigator. By clicking the different zones you are taken

  • straight to those areas, like the overhead panel, pedestal, cdu, etc.

  • Real time means it will take real time for the ADIRU to align, if you are in a hurry

  • un-checking this box will give you an instantaneous alignment.

  • Hide Yoke is self-explanatory.

  • And real Limits means G load limits.

  • I recommend that you left checked this boxes here.

  • Ok is time now to begin the simulation. We will cover the following phases:

  • to begin with initial loading, it is assumed that you have just loaded the airplane, selected

  • the livery of your choice and deselected "Custom Failures" on the Main Menu.

  • Now select chocks, stairs and Doors MAN, which means DOORS MANUAL, so the doors are disconnected

  • from the emergency escape slides; now you can open the doors without deploying the slides.

  • The only doors with movement simulated are second and third doors from both sides. The

  • forward and aft doors will always remain closed and armed.

  • Ok so we have checked the DOORS MAN and now we are ready to open the doors by pressing

  • Shift F1 to Shift F4. The only doors that need to be open for the MAIN MENU to load

  • the airplane later on are 2L and 2R and that means shift F1 and shift F2 only, but you

  • may open the other doors if you want.

  • Next step is electrical power up.

  • In the overhead panel, turn on the battery switch and connect the two ground power units

  • or GPU«s to the airplane via the MAIN MENU; with both AVAIL indications lighted push both

  • external power switches to ON.

  • For the loading of passengers and fuel, fill in the blanks. Takeoff fuel is in thousand

  • of kilograms and should include trip fuel plus fuel to alternate. The system will calculate

  • a 5% reserve for you. Finally we call the passenger bus and the fuel truck and we are

  • now ready to beggin the loading by pressing the ¬LOAD FUEL¬ button. Remember, for this

  • loading process to function the requirements are:

  • All this fields thicked, both engines off, both L2 and R2 doors opened, the parking brake

  • set and all this fields with the required data.

  • This here means that the loading process is in progress and while that happens we can

  • continue with the pre-flight of the airplane. We cannot turn off the MAIN MENU while loading,

  • but we can move it out of view so that it does not interfere that much.

  • Pre-flight procedures for the first officer.

  • In the overhead panel basically we need to make sure that everything is set to ON, ARM

  • or AUTO with the exception of hydraulics and fuel. Things that you may not notice are the

  • cargo temperature selectors, which are way back in the overhead panel so to reach them

  • select the overhead panel view, then move the camera all the way backwards and after

  • that you may even need to tilt the camera a little bit more. Here they are. Set those

  • to low. Now if you do not want to miss anything you should set this panel in order from top

  • to bottom, from left to right, making sure that each single switch or selector is in

  • the correct position. If you have done it wright, the overhead panel should look exactly

  • like this...

  • Moving to the main panel, we cancel any warning or caution alert. Here you have the time remining

  • for ADIRU alignement. As the right side is not simulated, we will just make sure that

  • you have enough fluids by checking on the MFD engine and status indications. As we can

  • not clearly see the lower MFD screen, you may select left MFD and select ENG to check

  • engine oil, select status to check hydraulic quantities, apu oil and oxygen pressure. You

  • may also select doors, gearsÉ, you got the idea.

  • Now we set the Left inboard Multifunction display back to NAV and leave the lower Multifunction

  • display selected with the status page visible, set the autobrake to RTO. In the EICAS screen

  • we get rid of the compacted engine indications by pressing this button and make sure that

  • no red messages are displayed. After reviewing that all the amber messages displayed makes

  • sense we clear them with the cancel button and again to cancel the second page of messages.

  • Next if you select the fwd pedestal and tilt the camera a little bit fwd you may select

  • this FMC selector to AUTO. Finally, moving back to the aft pedestal, check that rudder

  • trim is set to zero and turn on the right radio tunning panel and select the right radio

  • as its tunning radio and left comm as the transmitter. Also make sure that the transponder

  • panel is set.

  • Next step is FMS programming via the CDU.

  • we always begin by selecting FMS 1, review that the information displayed is correct,

  • press here to proceed to next step which is POSITION INITIALIZATION; enter the most accurate

  • position, which will always be the GPS position. Select the GPS position down to the scratch

  • pad and enter it on the SET IRS position. Again next step: route loading. All the squares

  • need to be filled in. that is mandatory so if you are selecting the airplane with engines

  • on option on x-plane, please make sure that at least you fill all the squares in the different

  • CDU pages. Dashes means optional information. Enter ICAO codes for ORIGIN and DESTINATION,

  • and press next page to build you route. Waypoints or navaids are entered on the right and airways

  • on the left. if the flight plan contain several airways just enter them in order and the system

  • will calculate automatically the crossover point. To enter oceanic waypoints, just type

  • using this format. If you need to enter an exact coordinate use this long format with

  • no spaces. You may delete also something that is not ok. Once you are done you review your

  • route by selecting legs and plan on the EFIS control panel with an adequate range. You

  • will see this step prompt here to scroll through your route. Now we set back to map and go

  • back to route page. to activate the route press here and here. If you want to save the

  • route give it a name like Seattle San Diego 1 and press here. To clear or erase all your

  • route, just enter an ICAO code on the origin. It can even be the same one. Route is clear

  • now and to load a saved route just enter the name in Company Route.

  • Route is Ok so we set the flight number. To select the departure we need to listen to

  • the ATIS first so we select the chart on the EFB, zoom it in or out and PAN it as necessary

  • to look for the frequency, then we turn on the left Radio Tuning Panel and set it to

  • tune the left radio, dial the frequency and set that as active. With the left radio as

  • transmiter we can listen to the ATIS. ÒSEATTLE TACOMA INTL INFO ALPHAÓÉ

  • Now we go back and select departures-arrivals and select a departure from the applicable

  • runway and choose from the list of available SID«s. one more time we check by selecting

  • legs page with the chart to make sure everything is ok and activate and execute the changes.

  • There is no need to select an arrival at this time, unless your flight is a very short one,

  • lets say less than half an hour of flight time.

  • Preflight procedure for the captain

  • Set the EFIS control panel by setting the minimums to BARO and reset it, turn the flight

  • path vector to on as desired and set the meters to on if flying in China. Set the applicable

  • QNH, the VOR-ADF selectors as required and set map with a range of 10. Press the Traffic

  • switch to ON and turn on the flight director, set the Auto-Throttle arm switches to arm,

  • set the Heading-Track to Track and set the altitude selector from AUTO to 1000.

  • Next check the indications on PFD, They should look like this. Check the ND and they should

  • look like this. This are the only two flags that should be displayed at this time. On

  • the fwd pedestal specially check speedbrake forward, thrust levers idle, flaps selector

  • up, and fuel control switches cutoff. In the aft pedestal check the left Radio Tuning Panel

  • on and selected to tune the left radio, weather radar panel set, and center Radio Tuning Panel

  • on and selected to tune the center radio.

  • Is time now to select the normal checklists and select pre-flight checklist to make sure

  • you have covered everything.

  • Lets start the APU now and once we have the APU RUNNING indication on EICAS we can turn

  • off the external gpu«s. At this time the airplane loading should be finished, so we

  • dismiss the GPUs, passenger bus and the fuel truck, and we set the seat belt to on. If

  • flying online or with ATC, it is a good time to request your ATC clearance.

  • All passengers on board, and is time for performance information entry.

  • In the CDU go to index performance init page and set the reserve fuel value request the

  • final weight values, enter cruise altitude and cost index. next step and set the thrust

  • limits. I will use a 60 degrees as assumed temperature, now takeoff ref. again request

  • your cg values and set flaps for takeoff. Finally click the V speeds to make them big,

  • and now set V2 speed on MCP, arm LNAV and VNAV and make sure that the track and initial

  • altitude are compatible with your departure planning.

  • all set, so time to close the doors, make some PA announcements to the passengers, arm

  • the doors and remove the chocks. We now pressurize hydraulics and fuel and set the beacon light

  • to ON. press cancel, make sure that no amber or red messages and this should be the only

  • 5 memo messages present at this time. finally we set transponder to TA-RA. read the before

  • start check list and Once you are cleared for pushback go to outside view and call the

  • pushback truck. wait until it is securely attached to the airplane, check that the parking

  • brakes are OFF (that is done automatically for you) and control the pushback with the

  • throttle and the rudders... once finished, remove the pushback truck, make sure that

  • no thick marks are left and that the parking brake is set again.

  • To start the engines, this airplane has an auto start system, so it is only a matter

  • of sit and watch.. we will start right engine first so we select right engine to start and

  • inmediately respective fuel control switch to run. We know that engine is running in

  • idle when this red start EGT limit dissapear. Repeat the same steps for the left engine.

  • once both engines are in idle, we turn off the APU, if operating in icing conditions

  • select engine anti-ice selectors to ON, press recall and make sure that we do not have any

  • amber or red messanges. Set flaps to takeoff flap setting and check flight controls. Make

  • sure that the trim is set ok and do the after start checklist.

  • We are ready to taxi, so turn on taxi and turnoff lights, release brakes and taxi-out.

  • Your taxi speed is showing here, maximum taxi speed is 10 knots for turns and 25 knots for

  • straight in... For takeoff, turn on landing lights, select WX, and read the before takeoff

  • checklist. Once aligned in the runway advance the thrust levers to mid position and press

  • the TOGA button here, make sure that your joystick does not interfere with your auto

  • throttle settings by setting the joystick levers full forward. on the FMA you should

  • see this and after 80 knots this. You steer to stay on rwy centerline and when reach VR

  • rotate slowly to an initial pitch attitude of about 15 degrees. once the altimeter is

  • moving, set gear to up, at 50 ft radio altimeter, the FMA should change to LNAV and after passing

  • 200 Ft. radio altimeter engage auto pilot by pushing this switch here. At acceleration

  • height your FMA should look like this. Thanks for watching, enjoy your flight and happy

  • landing...