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-====V Speeds and Ranges==== 
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-^ Speed Limits ​                     ^^ 
-|Max Cruise Speed         |360 KIAS  | 
-|High Speed Cruise Speed  |349 KIAS  | 
-|Long Range Cruise Speed  |287 KIAS  | 
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-^Maximum Operating Limit Speeds - Vmo ^^ 
-^ Altitude (up to) ^Speed (KNOTS) ​     ^ 
-| 0 - 8,000        | 245               | 
-| 10,​000 ​          | 282               | 
-| 18,​000 ​          | 286               | 
-| 20,​000 ​          | 275               | 
-| 25,​000 ​          | 248               | 
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-^Max Flaps Extend Speed (Vfe)                     ^^^^^ 
-^ Position | 5        | 10       | 15      | 35       | 
-^ Speed    | 200 KIAS | 181 KIAS |172 KIAS | 158 KIAS | 
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-^ Minimum Control Speed (Vmca) ​                        ^^^^^ 
-^ Flaps Position | 0        | 5       | 10      | 15       | 
-^ Speed          | 113 KIAS | 98 KIAS | 95 KIAS | 91 KIAS  | 
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-^ Va (Maneuvering) ​            | 204 KIAS | 
-^ Vlo (Landing Gear Operation) | 200 KIAS | 
-^ Vle (Landing Gear Extended) ​ | 215 KIAS | 
-^ Vra (Rough Air)              | 210 KIAS | 
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-^ Takeoff Field Length ​ | 4,819 Feet | 
-^ Landing Field Length ​ | 4,232 Feet | 
  
 ===== Introduction To The Flightdeck ===== ===== Introduction To The Flightdeck =====
  
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 Take your time and look around the Cockpit for a bit. Read the panel names and get an idea where which panel is located. Lets start a bit of a tour through the flight deck of the Q400. Take your time and look around the Cockpit for a bit. Read the panel names and get an idea where which panel is located. Lets start a bit of a tour through the flight deck of the Q400.
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   * **ELEVATOR TRIM** indication - If you don't have a control axis assigned for this you can use the mouse wheel over the indicator to adjust the trim ND (nose down) or NU (nose up). When you have an analog axis assigned please be ready to retrim the aircraft when ever you change the position of the aircraft with the location dialog. If you don't assign an axis the trim will be set for takeoff, landing or cruise depending when you select these starting locations with the location dialog.   * **ELEVATOR TRIM** indication - If you don't have a control axis assigned for this you can use the mouse wheel over the indicator to adjust the trim ND (nose down) or NU (nose up). When you have an analog axis assigned please be ready to retrim the aircraft when ever you change the position of the aircraft with the location dialog. If you don't assign an axis the trim will be set for takeoff, landing or cruise depending when you select these starting locations with the location dialog.
   * **EMERG**ency/​Parking **BRAKE** lever - Click the lever to toggle the parking brake   * **EMERG**ency/​Parking **BRAKE** lever - Click the lever to toggle the parking brake
-  * **POWER** levers - currently cannot be adjusted by mouse but can be assigned in the control settings as "​Throttle"​ 1 and 2 as well as "​Thrust reverse"​ 1 and 2. The forward throttle controls the range from DISC to full RATING power with FLT IDLE being the minimum allowed position in flight. Reverse moves the levers aft of DISC towards FULL REV(erse). +  * **POWER** levers - can be assigned in the control settings as "​Throttle"​ 1 and 2 as well as "​Thrust reverse"​ 1 and 2. Both levers can be dragged with the mouse together by holding down the right mouse button or individually by holding down the left mouse button. The forward throttle controls the range from DISC to full RATING power with FLT IDLE being the minimum allowed position in flight. Reverse moves the levers aft of DISC towards FULL REV(erse). 
-  * **CONTROL LOCK** - click on black bar in front of the power levers to set and remove the gust lock. This should only be done on ground as is locks the ailerons in neutral. When the power levers are advance to far the gust lock in Aerofly is automatically removed so that you can take off even if you forgot to remove the gust lock first+  * **CONTROL LOCK** - click on black bar in front of the power levers to set and remove the gust lock. This should only be done on ground as is locks the ailerons in neutral. When the power levers are advance to far the gust lock in Aerofly is automatically removed so that you can take off even if you forgot to remove the gust lock. 
-  * **PROP**eller levers - are also called "​condition levers"​ since they not only affect the propeller rotation speed but also the rating of the engine (maximum torque value). These levers can be assigned in the control settings as "​Propeller ​speed" 1 and 2 or can be adjusted with the mouse wheel and mouse buttonsWhen interacting ​with the mouse aim at the lower part of the lever, at the surface of the quadrant.+  * **PROP**eller levers - are also called "​condition levers"​ since they not only affect the propeller rotation speed but also the rating of the engine (maximum torque value). These levers can be assigned in the control settings as "​Propeller ​Speed" 1 and 2 or can be adjusted with the mouse wheel. ​Both levers can also be dragged ​with the mouse: together by holding down the right mouse button or individually by holding down the left mouse button.
   * **FLAPS** lever - Affects the target position of the flaps. Flap 35 can only be recommended for very short runways, typically flaps 15 is plenty. The flap lever can be adjusted with the mouse scroll wheel or by holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse to drag the lever. There are also assignable axis or buttons for the flaps in the control settings. Default key commands are "​F"​ and "​Shift+F"​.   * **FLAPS** lever - Affects the target position of the flaps. Flap 35 can only be recommended for very short runways, typically flaps 15 is plenty. The flap lever can be adjusted with the mouse scroll wheel or by holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse to drag the lever. There are also assignable axis or buttons for the flaps in the control settings. Default key commands are "​F"​ and "​Shift+F"​.
  
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 VNAV PATH will engage once the vertical profile is intercepted. To intercept use any other vertical, e.g. vertical speed and either increment the descent rate if you are above profile or reduce sinkrate or even level off when the vertical deviation shows that the flight plan is above you. VNAV PATH will engage once the vertical profile is intercepted. To intercept use any other vertical, e.g. vertical speed and either increment the descent rate if you are above profile or reduce sinkrate or even level off when the vertical deviation shows that the flight plan is above you.
  
 +==== Flight Management System (FMS) ====
  
 +The Q400 uses the Universal FMS which is also used in the Learjet 45 and in the specific 737-500 simulated in Aerofly FS 2. The FMS is described in detail on the [[aircraft:​universal_uns1_fms|Universal UNS-1]] wiki page.
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 ==== Warning Sounds ==== ==== Warning Sounds ====
  
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 +===== V Speeds and Ranges =====
 +
 +[[aircraft:​basic_flight_information|What are the v-speeds?]]
 +
 +^ Speed Limits ​                     ^^
 +|Max Cruise Speed         |360 KIAS  |
 +|High Speed Cruise Speed  |349 KIAS  |
 +|Long Range Cruise Speed  |287 KIAS  |
 +
 +^Maximum Operating Limit Speeds - Vmo ^^
 +^ Altitude (up to) ^Speed (KNOTS) ​     ^
 +| 0 - 8,000        | 245               |
 +| 10,​000 ​          | 282               |
 +| 18,​000 ​          | 286               |
 +| 20,​000 ​          | 275               |
 +| 25,​000 ​          | 248               |
 +
 +
 +^Max Flaps Extend Speed (Vfe)                     ^^^^^
 +^ Position | 5        | 10       | 15      | 35       |
 +^ Speed    | 200 KIAS | 181 KIAS |172 KIAS | 158 KIAS |
 +
 +^ Minimum Control Speed (Vmca) ​                        ^^^^^
 +^ Flaps Position | 0        | 5       | 10      | 15       |
 +^ Speed          | 113 KIAS | 98 KIAS | 95 KIAS | 91 KIAS  |
 +
 +^ Va (Maneuvering) ​            | 204 KIAS |
 +^ Vlo (Landing Gear Operation) | 200 KIAS |
 +^ Vle (Landing Gear Extended) ​ | 215 KIAS |
 +^ Vra (Rough Air)              | 210 KIAS |
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 +^ Takeoff Field Length ​ | 4,819 Feet |
 +^ Landing Field Length ​ | 4,232 Feet |
  
  
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