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6: After Takeoff

 
   
Gear UP
In the VC this lever needs to be dragged, rather than just a single click.
   
Yaw Damper ON
This gauge is on the co-pilot side & is only available in the VC.
There's no great need to set it on in FS.
   
Flaps UP at 1500 ft
Once the flaps are up you will need to lower the nose & get some speed up.
Some elevator trim adjustment is usually required.

The large wing creates a fair amount of drag at higher angles of incidence, so keep a positive acceleration up to your climb speed.
   
Landing Lamps OFF
No great rush, as there's no damaging speed to worry about for the lights since they are all flush fitted into the wing.
   
Cabin Alt Check Rising
Make sure pressurization is working properly, the rate should normally rise at 400 ft per minute until the cabin height has reached the set required level.

The rate can be selected using the knob at the top left of the gauge.
   
Climb Power 7400 RPM
Max continuous engine temperature is 570 deg C, but up to 650 is allowed for 5 mins.
   
Autopilot POWER ON
The A/P will take about 45 seconds to power up.
Once ready the amber 'READY' light will come on & only then can it be engaged by pressing the blue button.
   
SFS NAV1 or NAV2
The Smith's Flight System has to be set to run off NAV1 or NAV2. This provides signal data to the compass & flight director etc.
   
Fuel Heaters ON
Temperatures get very cold at higher altitudes, so fuel heat is needed.
If there is no fuel heat the filters can get blocked & the red light next to the switch will light.
   
Relight Override OFF
With this off, any engine relight should be done by using the relight buttons on the starter panel.
   
 
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