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flapman
31 Oct 2020, 18:33
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

trisho0 wrote:
31 Oct 2020, 11:36
It said heading to 020 degrees instead of 090 degrees to fly no homing but I don't know why 020 degrees.
Pat
Because that is the only heading which results in the ADF needle pointing straight up. Practice flying with the "VOR needle" on the instrument labelled "ILS."
flapman
30 Oct 2020, 17:36
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

I don't understand "two direction barrels" Called "Autopilot Heading Controls," they are to the right of the 3 autopilot servo speed valves. The red parallel lines indicate the section where the wind is pushing Connie and the green ones indicating the homing area right? No. The red section is calle...
flapman
30 Oct 2020, 11:50
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

I want to add this topic to the discussion to help not just trisho0, but to those of you spectating this thread. Months ago he could not even use the DRMI to find various VOR and NDB stations (in fact, didn't know what those were), but has now progressed to being able find these stations via homing....
flapman
29 Oct 2020, 23:46
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

From page 129 of the A2A L-049 manual: 2. See that speed control valves are open. Set at 3 if best setting is not known. NOTE: The speed valves control the rate at which the automatic pilot moves the controls and reacts to bring the airplane back on course. In general, the speed valves should be lef...
flapman
29 Oct 2020, 22:57
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

Do you mean MAP as MP I mean Manifold Pressure? Yes, also known as Manifold Absolute Pressure or in the Spitfire Boost . I am new with AUM and I see now it is very interesting to apply RPM/100. Rod Machado can teach you about it in the FSX default Beechcraft Baron. So, if the propellers are at 2200...
flapman
29 Oct 2020, 20:25
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

You reduce MAP while staying in level flight. Propeller thrust is less than total drag, and the speed reduces. You are not flying a simple Cessna, Idle power is not acceptable. Your flight engineer will warn you of this mistake. If you fly according to "American Urban Mythology" like I do, then your...
flapman
29 Oct 2020, 19:12
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

I just flew an ILS in the A2A C-172 with no GPS and no autopilot. Going to fly an NDB approach next.
flapman
29 Oct 2020, 18:12
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

trisho0 wrote:
28 Oct 2020, 15:38
NDBA 329.6KHz
Skyvector, PFPX(Navigraph), FSX Flight Planner, Jeppesen... none of these can find this NDB Navaid.
flapman
17 Oct 2020, 12:56
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Tech Support
Topic: Heading Gyros obscure bug.
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

Heading Gyros obscure bug.

The Captain and Copilot heading instruments rotate during a FSX default pushback.. as in, the instruments function as if they have spinning vertical gyros, despite all 4 engines at 0 RPM and an absence of vacuum pressure. Additionally, if you feather all 4 props in flight (all 4 engines at 0 RPM, no...
flapman
17 Oct 2020, 10:33
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

So, that's telling me after Pushback I must to double check the Magnetic Compass and Heading Compass as Trev guided me. No. You must check the instruments after engine start for every flight. Even if you do not push back. It is the same procedure in Cessna. In PMDG the "compass" instruments are alr...
flapman
17 Oct 2020, 01:48
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

You actually found a bug Pat. I wonder how come I never had issues to find the airport in the past with FSX. It's because the ground crew pushes the airplane while it is cold-and-dark. Specifically, they turn it while there is no power applied to any of the gyro instruments. FSX/P3D "cheat" by loadi...
flapman
16 Oct 2020, 11:27
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A question about the Lockheed Constellation
Replies: 26
Views: 1490

Re: A question about the Lockheed Constellation

Kindly explain. Not to tick you off or anything. Honestly, I am a bit curious. Well I had to crack open the aerodynamics book, but I'll try my best. The first check of the idea is what I could call the "sanity check." As in, if this really is a useful idea, why has nobody tried it (they spend milli...
flapman
16 Oct 2020, 00:41
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

Trev of course called it. Nice job!

So, was the Connie lost with all souls to the archipelago? Or did we land safely at Ushuaia?

I skipped the identification of your radios, but it looks like you had reception of both VORs.
flapman
15 Oct 2020, 23:09
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Learning to fly the Connie
Replies: 970
Views: 12102

Re: Learning to fly the Connie

Any thoughts? Patricio I see 3,000+FT mountains between SAWE and PWL. Have you flown any of the example flights from the navigation flightsim site yet? I also see that SAWE-NAS (114.10) is a course of 280M. Perhaps you entered the wrong frequency, or the frequencies are different than your flight p...
flapman
15 Oct 2020, 22:15
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A question about the Lockheed Constellation
Replies: 26
Views: 1490

Re: A question about the Lockheed Constellation

CookerCook wrote:
15 Oct 2020, 18:49
What do you guys think of a Piston-fan engine?
It’s like a Turbofan, but is powered by a piston or a radial engine.
It sounds to me like a solution looking for a problem.

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