Kneeboard Checklist for the B-17G

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Kneeboard Checklist for the B-17G

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Back in 2017 I developed a kneeboard checklist for the Connie, using the similar checklist for my MJ C-47. I created a similar checklist for the B-17 by opening up the checklist for my Connie, and editing it. The file in .htm format, but it was edited in Notepad. Then, I saved the file as B-17G_check.htm to my C:\Users\MyName\Documents\Prepar3D v5 Add-ons\A2A\SimObjects\Airplanes\A2A_b17g folder.

Finally, I edited the B-17's aircraft.cfg file as follows:

//11:11 AM 3/16/2007
[fltsim.0]
title=A2A Boeing B-17G Heaven Sent
sim=B17g
model=
panel=
sound=
texture=heaven sent
kb_checklists=B-17G_check
kb_reference=
ui_manufacturer=Boeing
ui_type=B-17G
ui_variation="Heaven Sent"
ui_typerole="Four Engine Prop"
ui_createdby="A2A Simulations Inc."
atc_airline=Air Force
atc_type=Boeing
atc_model=B17G
description=B-17G-85-BO 43-38414 LN-Y Heaven Sent, 350th BS/100th BG, 1945. Heaven Sent was built on 31st July 1944 and was assigned to UK on 1st August the same year. It failed to return from a mission on 6th February 1945 after it crash landed in Rochseter. It was salvaged and returned to the United States after the war where it was stored at Kingman Arizona prior to being scrapped.
atc_id=338414
atc_flight_number=
atc_heavy=0
atc_id_color=0000000000
visual_damage=0

I did that for all the various paint jobs. My current favorite is "Yankee Lady."

Here's a copy of my B-17 Checklist, as it looks in Notepad:

----------- begin checklist ----------------

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<title>BOEING B-17G CHECKLIST</title>
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<p>BOEING B-17G CHECKLIST</p>
<p>Version 2.0</p>

<p>SIMULATOR CONTROLS</p>
<p class="br">Status Panel...................SHIFT+2: Crew Reports</p>
<p class="br">Control Panel..................SHIFT+3: Controls</p>
<p class="br">Payload and Fuel Panel.........SHIFT+4: Payload/Fuel Manager</p>
<p class="br">Map and Nav Report.............SHIFT+5: Map</p>
<p class="br">Radio..........................SHIFT+6: Radio</p>
<p class="br">Maintenance Hangar.............SHIFT+7: Maintenance Hangar</p>
<p class="br">Engine Selector................SHIFT+8: Engine Selector</p>
<p class="br">Autopilot......................SHIFT+9: Autopilot</p>

<p>BEFORE STARTING CHECKLIST</p>
<p class="br">Maint Hangar (Shift+7).........CHECK</p>
<p class="br">Fuel Status (Shift+4)..........Adjust per flight requirements</p>
<p class="br">Oil & Deicer (Shift+4).........Top Off</p>
<p class="br">Flaps and Gear Switches........Neutral</p>
<p class="br">Control Locks..................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Controls.......................Check free and correct</p>
<p class="br">Copilot (Shift+3)..............Activate</p>
<p class="br">WAIT...........................Until Copilot is done</p>
<p class="br">Cockpit Side Windows...........Open as needed</p>
<p class="br">Batteries......................ON</p>
<p class="br">APU............................Activate if necessary</p>
<p class="br">Hydraulic pressure.............Pump if < 200 psi</p>
<p class="br">Air Filters....................FILTERED</p>
<p class="br">Cabin Heat.....................OFF or COLD</p>
<p class="br">Master Ignition................ON</p>
<p class="br">Beacon.........................ON</p>

<p>ENGINE START</p>
<p class="br"> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;-- Standard sequence is 3, 4, 2, 1 --</p>
<p class="br">Engine 3</p>
<p class="br">Turbo.........................Set to "0"</p>
<p class="br">Magneto 3.....................BOTH</p>
<p class="br">Fuel Boost 3..................ON</p>
<p class="br">Cowl Flaps....................OPEN (Copilot)</p>
<p class="br">Throttle......................CRACKED 12%</p>
<p class="br">Mixture.......................AUTO RICH</p>
<p class="br">Propeller Control (Pitch).....HIGH RPM</p>
<p class="br">Starter 3.....................INERTIA (Wait 10 seconds)</p>
<p class="br">Starter 3.....................ENGAGE</p>

<p class="br">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;until engine fires</p>
<p class="br"> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;-- After engine fires --</p>
<p class="br">Idle..........................1,000 rpm</p>
<p class="br">Generator 3...................ON</p>

<p class="br">&nbsp;</p>
<p class="br">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;-- Repeat starting procedure for 4, 2, 1 --</p>

<p>ALTERNATE STARTUP</p>
<p class="br">-Autostart all engines........CTRL+E</p>
<p class="br">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;-- Repeat starting procedure for 4, 2, 1 --</p>

<p>BEFORE TAXI CHECKLIST</p>
<p class="br">APU...........................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Hydraulic Pressure............600 to 800 psi (Use pump switch</p>
<p class="br">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;to prime system if necessary)</p>
<p class="br">Tailwheel.....................UNLOCKED (red light on)</p>
<p class="br">Avionics......................ON</p>
<p class="br">Navigation Equipment..........Set for departure</p>
<p class="br">ATIS..........................TUNE (set altimeter)</p>
<p class="br">Passing light.................ON</p>
<p class="br">Wing lights...................ON</p>
<p class="br">Tail light....................ON</p>
<p class="br">Flaps.........................UP (unless needed </p>
<p class="br">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;for short field)</p>
<p class="br">Mixture.......................AUTO RICH</p>
<p class="br">Throttle......................1,100-1,200 RPM to Warm up</p>
<p class="br">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;then 1000 RPM</p>

<p>TAXIING</p>
<p class="br">Intercoolers..................COLD (Copilot)</p>
<p class="br">Brakes........................Checked</p>

<p>BEFORE TAKEOFF CHECKLIST</p>
<p class="br">Mixture.......................AUTO RICH</p>
<p class="br">Propeller Control.............FULL INCREASE</p>
<p class="br">Flaps.........................UP (1/3 for short field)</p>
<p class="br">Cowl Flaps....................Trail(Copilot)</p>
<p class="br">Landing Lights................ON</p>
<p class="br">Pitot Heat....................ON</p>
<p class="br">Boost Pumps...................ON</p>
<p class="br">Turbo.........................Set to 8</p>
<p class="br">Landing Lights................ON</p>

<p>LINED UP </p>
<p class="br">Tailwheel.....................LOCKED</p>
<p class="br">Cockpit Side Windows..........CLOSED</p>
<p class="br">Power.........................Apply smoothly and gradually</p>
<p class="br">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;to full over about 10 seconds</p>
<p class="br">Brakes........................RELEASE</p>

<p>TAKEOFF (sea level)</p>

<p class="br">Attitude......................Two point, tail low</p>
<p class="br">Takeoff speed.................115 IAS</p>
<p class="br">Landing Gear..................RETRACT at positive rate</p>
<p class="br">Landing Lights OFF............300 ft AGL</p>
<p class="br">Flaps.........................UP (before 150 IAS)</p>
<p class="br">Initial Climb IAS.............135 to 150 IAS</p>
<p class="br">Mixture.......................AUTO RICH</p>

<p>AFTER TAKEOFF CHECKLIST (Passing 1,000 ft AGL)</p>
<p class="br">Gear..........................UP and switch NEUTRAL</p>
<p class="br">Flaps.........................UP and switch NEUTRAL</p>
<p class="br">Landing lights................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Passing light.................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Boost Pumps...................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Climb power...................SET</p>

<p>CLIMB</p>
<p class="br">Climb Throttle................FULL</p>
<p class="br">Climb Turbos..................Adjust to 38 MP</p>
<p class="br">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;for lower weights use 35 MP</p>
<p class="br">Climb Prop Pitch..............2,300 RPM (Copilot)</p>
<p class="br">Mixture.......................AUTO RICH</p>
<p class="br">Cowl Flaps....................ADJUST to maintain </p>
<p class="br">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;205 degC CHT (Copilot)</p>
<p class="br">Air Filters...................OFF at 8,000 ft MSL</p>
<p class="br">Oxygen........................ON at 10,000 ft MSL</p>
<p class="br">Boost Pumps...................ON at 15,000 ft MSL</p>


<p>CRUISE</p>
<p class="br">Climb 500 ft above cruise altitude, allow aircraft to</p>
<p class="br">accelerate to cruise speed while descending to cruise </p>
<p class="br">altitude.</p>
<p class="br">Throttle......................FULL</p>
<p class="br">Turbos........................Adjust to 29 MP</p>
<p class="br">Propeller Control.............2,200 RPM (Copilot)</p>
<p class="br">Mixture.......................AUTO LEAN</p>
<p class="br">Cowl Flaps....................ADJUST to maintain </p>
<p class="br">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;205 degC CHT (Copilot)</p>

<p>DESCENT</p>
<p class="br">May use cruise power, but reduce throttle to maintain</p>
<p class="br">MP as required.</p>
<p class="br">Rate of Descent...............200 to 1,200 FPM</p>
<p class="br">Airspeed during descent.......DO NOT EXCEED 300 mph IAS</p>
<p class="br">Turbos........................SET to 8 to prevent carb ice</p>
<p class="br">Throttle......................Adjust to control descent</p>
<p class="br">Propeller Control.............2,200 RPM (Copilot)</p>
<p class="br">Mixture.......................AUTO LEAN</p>
<p class="br">Cowl Flaps....................Adjusted by Copilot</p>
<p class="br">Boost pumps...................ON</p>
<p class="br">Oxygen........................OFF at 10,000 ft MSL</p>
<p class="br">Air Filters...................ON at < 8,000 ft MSL</p>

<p>LANDING PROCEDURE</p>
<p class="br">Control power with throttles; leave turbos set to 8.</p>
<p class="br">Set engines to 2100 RPM and adjust power as required</p>
<p class="br">to achieve an airspeed of 140-150 mph IAS. Enter the</p>
<p class="br">pattern at either the crosswind or downwind leg at</p>
<p class="br">l,800-1,000 feet AGL. If possible, enter the pattern on</p>
<p class="br">the crosswind leg and fly 2-3 miles out from the</p>
<p class="br">runway. Turn base 2-3 miles beyond the runway threshhold</p>
<p class="br">at 145 mph IAS and lower flaps to 1/3 down and reduce</p>
<p class="br">IAS to 135 mph. Maintain a constant altitude on the </p>
<p class="br">base leg. Turn on final at this airspeed. Once on </p>
<p class="br">final approach,move prop pitch to 2,500 rpm. Lower</p>
<p class="br">flaps fully only when landing is "in the bag." Normal</p>
<p class="br">final approach is made at 20" MP at 120 mph with</p>
<p class="br">descent rate of 500 fpm. Three-point landing.</p>

<p> APPROACH</p>
<p class="br">Mixture.......................AUTO RICH</p>
<p class="br">Air Filters...................ON</p>
<p class="br">Cowl Flaps....................Adjusted by Copilot</p>
<p class="br">Boost Pumps...................ON</p>
<p class="br">Turbos........................SET to 8 in case of go-around</p>
<p class="br">Throttle......................23 MP</p>
<p class="br">Propeller Control.............2,100 RPM, then to</p>
<p class="br">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;2,500 on final (Copilot)</p>
<p class="br"> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;-- when < 200 mph IAS --</p>
<p class="br">Gear..........................DOWN</p>
<p class="br"> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;-- when < 147 mph IAS --</p>
<p class="br">Flaps.........................1/3 DOWN</p>
<p class="br">Landing Lights................ON </p>
<p class="br">Passing LIght (if at night)...ON </p>

<p>BEFORE LANDING CHECKLIST</p>
<p class="br">Gear..........................CHECK DOWN</p>
<p class="br">Propeller Control.............FULL INCREASE</p>
<p class="br">Approach Speed................120 mph</p>
<p class="br"> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;-- when landing is "in the bag" --</p>
<p class="br">Flaps.........................FULL</p>
<p class="br">Rate of Descent...............500 FPM</p>
<p class="br"> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;-- at "10 feet" --</p>
<p class="br">Rate of Descent...............FLARE</p>
<p class="br">Three-point Touchdown.........120 mph</p>

<p>AFTER LANDING CHECKLIST</p>
<p class="br"> &nbsp; &nbsp;-- after aircraft has cleared active runway --</p>
<p class="br">Flaps ........................UP</p>
<p class="br">Tailwheel ....................UNLOCKED</p>
<p class="br">Landing Lights................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Pitot Heat....................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Boost pumps...................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Trim..........................ZERO</p>

<p>SHUT-DOWN CHECKLIST</p>
<p class="br">Mixture.......................IDLE CUTOFF</p>
<p class="br">Magnetos Master...............OFF</p>
<p class="br">Parking Brake.................SET</p>
<p class="br">Lights........................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Inverter......................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Avionics......................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Generators....................OFF</p>
<p class="br">Battery.......................OFF</p>
<p>NOTE: Checklist modified for use with Flight Simulator.</p>

<p> </p>
</body></html>

------------- end checklist ------------------

Here's how you can use it if you want to:

1. Copy the checklist above and paste it into a new Notepad document.
2. Save the new Notepad doc as B-17G_check.htminto your C:\Users\YourName\Documents\Prepar3D v5 Add-ons\A2A\SimObjects\Airplanes\A2A_b17g folder (you need to select "all files" in the file type window in order to save with the .htm file extension).
3. Save a copy of the aircraft.cfg file as aircraft.bak, then open up the aircraft.cfg file and edit the kb_checklists line as shown above, for each version of the aircraft.

Undoubtedly this checklist will be improved with future flights.

Thank you
ATB
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Re: Kneeboard Checklist for the B-17G

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Quick bump for you 8)

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Re: Kneeboard Checklist for the B-17G

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Great 3 part series - how to fly B17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMS4oEh ... el=401stbg

Referring to checklist and comparing to movie, does anyone knows why generators are off just after landing ?

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Re: Kneeboard Checklist for the B-17G

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Something about their points glazing over if they are left running and RPM is low enough that they aren’t producing a current.

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