Review of FSFlyingSchool 2017 for X-Plane 11

FSFlyingSchool 2017 for X-Plane 11

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Q8Pilot - Review of FSFlyingSchool 2017 For X Plane 11

Hello there guys and welcome to this x-plane 11 video today we're going to be taking a look at FS Flying School 2017 for exclaim this plug-in in my opinion is probably the most entertaining and educational plug in for X plane it works for both explained 11 and explained 10 and essentially what it is is a set of instructors that will help guide you throughout the different phases of flight starting from the start up procedure all the way to landing now those instructors will monitor your compliance with proper starter procedure your takeoff cruise landing and not only that they will tell you where you've done well and where you need improvements now what we're going to be essentially doing in this video we're going to be taking a look at the FS flying school interface I'm going to take you through the settings and then we're going to take it for a short flight we are currently situated at Salt Lake City Airport and the state of Utah and I've created some photo-real scenery for you guys to enjoy along the course of this video the FS long school interface is quite intuitive and easy to use the information tab here provides you with help and tips on getting started with FS flying school the pilot tab provides you with the ability to create your own pilot profile and select the sound of your instructor you can also have background chatter background humor as well as have your instructor monitored whether the monitor is the use of flights nav radios and crosswind the flight plan is where you specify the transition altitude and your V speeds for your instructor to monitor as well as tell FS flying school when is a replot complete when should the plugin consider the flight as complete and the first time you run FS fly school it will generate the runway data but then if you install new scenery then you should use this option here to generate the runway data in terms of the aircraft now the list of supportive aircraft are included in the manual and you can refer to the manual for all these supported aircraft and I guess you know the concept FS flying school are constantly adding support for new aircraft

A lot of the Coronado aircraft aren't supported but in this in this particular tab you can select what items are monitored so I have everything monitored in terms of the engines as well as the lights the logbook is where you're going to come back after your flight to see how well you've done and it's going to include information about your taxi speed your takeoff your landing how well and safe you G's were during flight how accurate your you know your compliance was to the startup procedures and so on and so forth and in the settings tab now FS flying school has a couple of plugins one of which is already included in 2017 that is the weather plugin or the weather add-on beg your pardon and the there is another one another add-on which is the voice add-on it gives you the ability to actually speak to your instructors I do not have that add-on as of yet but this is where you set it up spoken tips now it's actually a lot of fun having those ticks on the simulator ticks as well as the aviation tips and you can hear a lot of very useful information during flight but for the purpose of this video as I will be talking and to you guys I've turned them off because they kind of come at random times but they're very educational for you for lots of fun to listen to so I highly recommend that you have them on during your flights so what I have is instant health and weather tips and the rest of this is a pretty self-explanatory now one thing on the installation of FS flying school if you do not have XP you on PC installed FS flying school will automatically install it for you so there's no need for you to worry about anything

OK let's go ahead and connect to FS flying school and take it for a short flight at s flying school connecting alright so we are in the default Cessna 172 let's go ahead and remember that if the aircraft has been stored for a long time we must be on the lookout for obstructions or damage caused by insects or birds we have to keep a sharp eye on the wind direction and strength today so let's make sure that when we enter the runway we know it's speed and direction because it may have changed and be different from ATS ok battery is on beacon is on and parking brake is set let's do a mixture rich kotl fuel pump is on master battery on when starting fuel pump on when starting the engine avionics master switch on please let's have the nav lights on alright and let's go ahead and check our flaps let's move your flight control fully forward and fully backward a few times so we can check that the function of the elevator is free and correct flaps check complete elevator check complete aileron check complete rudder check complete okay so let's turn on our transponder in order to use a vor navigation aid you'll need to tune its frequency on your nav 1 radio ok so we have the arriving runway island frequency setup here Arai and we have also 80 so let's listen taste real quick Salt Lake City int L information Juliet 2200 Zulu weather went to 3-0 at 8:00 visibility more than 10 sky clear it's important to identify the nav aid that you are tuned on nav 1 and to do this press the nav 1 button on the audio control panel in your aircraft ok so everything is ready to go now so let's go ahead and turn on the taxi light and what else do we need we don't need anything for now let's lean the mixture remember that if you don't know Morse code you can still positively identify the nav aid that you're receiving readjust very long dashes and short dots that you can hear with the Morse code printed on the chart for the nav aid that you're receiving let's turn off the taxi lights always remember that vos don't know which way your aircraft is heading let's run up the taxi line once you've tuned the vor station on nav one you can use the nav one vor indicator by turning the OB s which is the Omni bearing selector to either a desired radial that you want to fly from or a course that you want to fly to the station well so far so good I think the instructions are quite educational and I would probably hope for a little our indicator will have either a needle which swings from side to side and is pivoted at the top or a bar which moves horizontally from side to side see again I think the frequency of the messages is a bit too high for my liking personally so they kind of just come in as you know as you progress through the flight but we're about to intercept the vor radial you have selected the CDI will be moving toward the center and you'll want to be on the course you've selected when it gets there alright I'm going to do here is I'm going to set the parking brake and let's go ahead and now turn on landing lights strobes mixture on rich and the runway is a very long listing the landing lights off so we don't really need okay you finished taxiing an hour about to take off current visibility is 1 0-0 miles the wind is 2 to 9 at 8:00 what's your steering use the rudder to neutralize your so I'm not sure what it was expecting us to do to actually come you can lift the nose wheel at 55 knots let's get going accelerate faster let's turn gently let's keep us straight until we're able use the rudder to neutralize your let's get going accelerate faster so very strong blends here let's keep us straight until we're bored use the rudder to neutralize your we're ready to rotate okay let's rotate okay here's what we're going to do we're going to climb to the right rudder to neutralize any going to the left west angular climb speed is 62 months our best rate of climb speed is 74 knots so what I'm going to do is I'm going to climb to about 5,000 say either being came too heavy so Williams we need to be at or below maneuvering speed and remember this will decrease as we burn fuel and what in this aircraft we normally turn with a 20 degree Bank and with a 20 degree Bank we want to begin our roll out from the turn about 20 degrees before reaching our desired heading all right I'm going to begin a left turn now and I'm going to start now about 5,400 I think would be a good altitude for this flight let's look at leaning the mixture okay let's lean to mixture I don't feel so good well is that okay all right so what I'm going to do now is I'm going to reduce our speed a little bit and let's severe thunderstorms generally occur in air masses with dew points above 21 degrees Celsius that's 70 degrees Fahrenheit remember takeoff distance increases by one percent for every one degree Celsius above the standard temperature for the runway being used for takeoff okay we've finished taking off and are now cruising let's cruise between 2100 and 2700 rpm and lean the mixture to obtain maximum rpm above 3000 feet so what I'm going to do now is we're going to keep flying at the current heading and the airport is to our left now so what I'm going to do momentarily as soon as we clear the land here I'm going to make a left turn and then we're going to tune the ILS frequency to nav 1 and then we're going to intercept the I'm very glad that you checked that the elevator was functioning freely and correctly before we took off well use a wet grass runway we can expect an increase in takeoff distance of around 30% it's good to see that you check that the ailerons were functioning freely and correctly before you took off so again we're going to be doing is we're going to make a left turn as we chair that the letter was functioning freely and correctly before takeoff well done whatever a runway is grass but dry we can expect the landing distance to increase by about 15 percent it won't allow me to speed so what we're going to be doing is we're going to make a left turn as soon as we clear the land there and then we're going to tune in the ILS frequency and then we're going to land now FS flying school automatically detect which runway

what's that sell it online I'm you need to make sure you perform the run-up procedure before you take off and so it will automatically detect the the runway that you intend to land on based on the aircraft heading and which runway is is line you know which runway you line up with so so yeah so we're going to make a return and momentarily alright I think that's good enough let's go ahead and make a left turn okay now as you can see the airport is right to our left and what I'm going to do is I'm going to reduce speed and what I'm going to do here is to reads on the left of the radio we've selected so let's fly towards the CDI DME distances two miles now one is tuned to India like Oscar Yankee let's turn the landing lights off okay we're about to land you've set the OBS to one six four degrees all right line up with the center line you're too high I spy with my little eye something beginning with Sierra okay the CDI is scented get lined up of the runway which are the right of the radio we've selected so let's fly towards the CDI 1000 feet get lined up with the runway we're landing significantly above sea level so remember landing distance increases 5% for every 1000 feet of altitude get lined up with the runway let's use pitch to control air speed and power to control our rate of descent 500 feet we're landing at runway one-six left elevation is for two to seven feet there's a crosswind from the right so use rudder to point down the centerline and some right bank to stop drifting sideways 400 feet okay the cd-i is centered remember you'll flare it about 10 to 15 feet raising the nose about 10 degrees 300 feet at 10 to 15 feet reduce power to idle and flare 200 feet 100 feet you're below the glide slope let intersect it 50 40 30 20 feet flare 10 touchdown crosswind from right so gradually increase right aileron as we slow down to keep the right wing down kilo Sierra Lima Charlie well that was a pretty rough landing and it's just that the controls are so touchy on this on the steeple okay we're slowed down to a safe taxi speed all right watch your steering okay I raise your landing at ninety four point five zero points approach was ninety percent for the glide slope and ninety percent for the localizer now one is tuned to India Sierra Lima Charlie alright let's go ahead and stop the aircraft here and let's turn off the strobes what's your steering and we'll turn off the landing lights as well now let's kill the engines there's room for improvement that flight contained problems you need to work on check your logbook okay we're starting a new flight okay let's go ahead and take that so that was really entertaining now the only the only thing that either kind of because I'm I guess because I'm making a video and I want to speak to you guys it was a bit difficult to sort that have lights off unless you intend to start yeah alright let's turn everything off okay so it was a bit difficult for me to coordinate what I wanted to say to you guys with the because I couldn't anticipate when the instructors were going to say something okay so let's take a look at the log book and this is a this is what we've got here we've got the q8 pilots piloting system 172 this is our flight plan this is the flight duration landing score 94.5 not bad landing was successful in the following areas good glide slope on ILS approach 90% good alignment wood runway on ILS approach 90% gentle Dustin 125 FP and good landing speed not too fast 61 landed on the runway surface glide slope held until flare good pitch control after touchdown good pitch at landing heading aligned with runway throttle was idle nicely handled Crossland and this is landing including the following problems poor steering after landing steer stay on the centerline definite room for improvement the flight score was eighty eight point five six the flight commended in the following areas smooth turns nice banking comfortable g-forces smooth pitch control flown with an aircraft maximum speed safe taxi speed smooth braking during taxi as smooth quadrant takeoff wings level near ground well coordinated turns no stalls not flying dangerously close to stall speed smooth comfortable descent rates pitch not too high pitch not too low approach speed not too fast low altitude speed not too fast good clearance of obstacles flight including the following problems dangerous taxi turns these cause discomfort and stress poor steering during takeoff stay in the center line of the runway late rotation when VR is reached takeoff definite room for improvement okay so as you can see the it's quite extensive kind of things that FS like school monitors and reports is quite extensive and it's quite fun to actually look at how you how well you've done and where you can improve well vice this brings us to the conclusion of our video today as a closing remark on FSFlyingSchool 2017 personally I think it's immense fun it's a very entertaining very educational plugin it will certainly keep you engaged for many hours it's a lot of fun to see that it also monitors just about everything that you do from from departure to landing and there are a few things I didn't show you guys in this video which is during cruise for example you can ask your instructor to give you a challenge to perform by hitting shift ctrl + C and it will actually ask you to do something maybe a bank maybe a stole something like that so it depends on your instructors mood at the term I guess but definitely 4:35 a big department for $34 I think this this plug-in is definitely worth it and again I've purchased this program I am under no pressure to you know to recommend it or to tell you that it's great I paid for it myself and I think it's really a great plugin it's a lot of fun so until next time guys said please take care of yourselves and each other if you have any questions please do post them in the comment section below and I will see you all very soon thanks for watching and have a great day bye bye 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