When the Merlin engine is cold, unlock the Kygas PRIMING PUMP then slowly prime the pump with up to SIX STROKES, finally work the priming pump handle back OUT, feeling the fuel pressure resistance within the unit. PULL the FUELCOCK LEVERS down for OFF. A PAIR of Brit pilots have taken off on their challenge to fly around the globe in an original WW2 Spitfire. WORLD'S PREMIER INDEPENDENT AVIATION NEWS RESOURCE. As you then change hands back to their original positions, pull the THROTTLE LEVER BACK to cruising revs around 2000 rpm, pull the AIR SCREW CONTROL LEVER back a bit, (to reduce boost and r.p.m. Check OIL PRESSURE GAUGE - 30 lbs. This is best achieved by swerving the plane from side to side to avoid running into anything. CLOSE the RADIATOR shutter, CLOSE firmly the COCKPIT DOOR, grasp hold of the hood locking catch and push CLOSE the COCKPIT HOOD. READY TO TAKE OFF : - Spitfire MkV take-off swing. In May we looked at a 1 Sqdn RAF spitfire in Scotland. Hold it with the CONTROL COLUMN right BACK, just for a moment above the ground, before the first bounce. Jun 20, 2018 - Explore Brian Lowrie's board "Spitfire Cockpit Photos and Spit's. Your speed is now about 85 m.p.h. Then when sufficiently high in the air (and when the engine sounds and controls feel fine) move your LEFT HAND off the throttle lever over to the CONTROL COLUMN, and at the same time, move your RIGHT HAND over onto the UNDERCARRIAGE CONTROL lever. (Moving the control column too far forward could force the nose down and damage the propeller blades). FLYING CROSS WIND : - Then REDUCE HEIGHT to BELOW 1000 ft and head for the DOWNWIND SIDE OF AIRFIELD. It is acknowledged that much of the procedures and checks that have been outlined below would not have had time to have been carried out under war conditions. Over the bumps and now at 85 m.p.h. Check that the UNDERCARRIAGE SELECTOR LEVER is in the DOWN position. The Altimeter should be reading about 250 ft above the Aerodrome. All Activity; Home ; English ; DCS World War II ; DCS: Spitfire L.F. Mk. CHECK FOR OTHER PLANES AROUND. After standard run up and pre take off checks, you are lined up and ready to go. The Hurricane was the first monoplane fighter to enter service with the RAF. operating the rudder and another control system simultaneously. To hear it in the cockpit, particularly on take-off, is pure music. More information Spitfire Cockpit I especially liked the section about how to start the big Merlin engine. Use the throttle control alongside with working the control column to reduce the airspeed to below 180 m.p.h. Check that the FLAPS SWITCH is in the UP position. Spitfire close up of cockpit of a World War 2 vintage Supermarine Spitfire fighter as used in the Battle of Britain with kill markings Pilot of a Supermarine Spitfire preparing for take off. (just above the stall). How To Fly The Pattern Without Making An $#@ Of Yourself. See that Ground Staff acknowledge. ... Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. Start to turn into CROSSWIND. TURNING INTO FINAL APPROACH, UPWIND : - Adjust ELEVATOR and TAIL TRIMS to suit. You will hear a slight note change in engine sound. On another note, what is the instrument on the extreme left of the panel? Check RADIATOR TEMPERATURE GAUGE - safe around 90 degrees. Do NOT let the temperature exceed 100 degrees centigrade, especially whilst stationary. Cool video! Pick up the two Sutton Harness leg straps, and insert each eye buckle into the harness lock, then pull the other two Sutton Harness straps over your shoulders and fix them also into the lock. Glance at the airspeed indicator it should read about 95 m.p.h, and the altimeter about 150 ft above the aerodrome's recorded height above sea level. ENGINE AND CONTROLS CHECK : - ... Another Spitfire trait was the pronounced swing of the nose as the throttle was advanced on take-off, which was due to the torque produced by the propeller. the tail end will lift up to level the plane. In the next 5 minutes you could have travelled 15 miles or more. The maximum rpm was 3,000 during take-off… Check the FUEL CONTENTS GAUGE, for the lower fuel tank , and then the OXYGEN gauge. On landing remember to be very CAUTIOUS with BRAKING. IX ; Spitfire first take-off; first "landing" observations Mk1, Mk11, and MkV. If you are NOT COMFORTABLE with your approach, for ANY REASON at ANY TIME BEFORE LANDING, you must IMMEDIATELY push the THROTTLE FORWARD and ONCE PAST 120 m.p.h., start to CLIMB back up and ROUND AGAIN for another attempt. Switch on the Undercarriage Indicator light. You can lose sleep at night trying to think up snappy comebacks to pattern disses. By: Flying High Welcome To The Spitfire Experience Fly a WWII Spitfire from our full size replica cockpit. ", followed by 529 people on Pinterest. APPROACHING THE AERODROME : - It looks like it’s sticking out, but clearly has a function. Now travelling along the airfield, working both RIGHT AILERON control together with RIGHT FOOT rudder pedal, will keep the Spitfire STRAIGHT on line. Check that the LANDING LAMP SWITCH is in the UP position. Only a few essentials, using a memory guide cockpit drill, like T.M.P.F.F.R or R.A.F.T.S, based on individual pilot experience, would have been possible in the haste to get their machines up into the air. More contrast next time I think. The early Mk's have only one radiator positioned under the starboard wing which is partially masked by it's undercarriage leg. Press the Starter (press s). All rights reserved. How cool is that? The early Mk's are prone to overheating quickly. ), and then push the MIXTURE CONTROL FORWARDS, (for a weaker mixture),to zero boost at around 180 m.p.h. It is acknowledged that there were a number of technical differences between the Spitfire Mk 1, Mk11 and the Mk V, which have not been outlined below. Then take a look at the windsock and along the landing strip. Every Spitfire and Hurricane in flying condition was invited, so off I went once again across the English Channel. Ease the power in sloooowly. And then they think about little else. Nobody thinks much about aircraft escape slides unless and until they’re needed. Check that the COCKPIT HOOD is locked in the OPEN position. The TAIL has now LIFTED OFF the ground, so pull CONTROL COLUMN BACK a touch. Hold buttons in until the Merlin engine fires up smoothly. Check BRAKE PRESSURE GAUGE - min 120 lbs. The bottom turned out ok. Look out of Cockpit call ‘ALL CLEAR’? Keep a look out of the cockpit side at all times for a clear sky and clear runway coming up soon below. PREPARING FOR START UP :- Finally insert the lock pin. The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft by R. J. Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works, which operated as a subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrong from 1928. The airspeed indicator should now be reading about 140 m.p.h. Call ‘CONTACT’ ! If the Supermarine Spitfire isn’t the iconic fighter of World War II, it’s in the top three. Racing across the ground EASE THROTTLE FORWARD TO the GATE for full power. I practiced techniques on the t-38 paint mule then moved on to the Spitfire. Now EASE the CONTROL COLUMN RIGHT BACK and CLOSE the THROTTLE COMPLETELY around 70 m.p.h. I could have done better on the top. Mk. CLOSE the RADIATOR shutter, CLOSE firmly the COCKPIT DOOR, grasp hold of the hood locking catch and push CLOSE the COCKPIT HOOD. push the AIR SCREW CONTROL LEVER forwards a touch FIRST, then move the THROTTLE LEVER. Check that the COCKPIT DOOR is locked in the half open SAFETY POSITION. Do not start to climb before a speed of 140 mph is reached. Check REV COUNTER - around 1200 revs on warming up. All OK. Switch magnetos on (press {and }). This is a magnificent video! Aero Legend and Action Stations, their other brand, offer many ways to get close and personal with a real Spitfire, from sitting in the cockpit of the Spitfire shown in the panorama over flying next to a real Spitfire, and up to flying in a Spitfire! QUICK CHECK while stationary - ELEVATOR TRIM is set, RUDDER BIAS is set, MIXTURE is in RICH position, THROTTLE FRICTION adjuster is TIGHT, AIR SCREW set at FINE PITCH control fully forward, the FLAPS are UP, the RADIATOR shutter is fully OPEN, and finally check all instrument readings are OK. Is your harness tight? Lift the Lever out of the BOTTOM gate slot and then push the lever right up to the top, hold it in place until the lever locks back into the TOP gate slot. Hold steady the control column and feel the lift as the plane becomes airborne. NEVER LOOSE SIGHT OF THE RUNWAY. Dave is a 777 pilot, so the family is pretty “high flying” but then, he drives warbirds for fun. Can you sense the crosswind as you move the Control Column ailerons slightly to keep the Spitfire level ? RELEASE BRAKE lever on the control column. Watch the RADIATOR TEMPERATURE gauge, max.100 degrees. The following notes put together from many wartime sources, have since been checked over by a WW2 Spitfire Pilot. Taxi off as soon as possible and Keep checking the radiator temperature gauge until take off. The replica MkIX Spitfire is built around a real Spitfire cockpit and Rolls Royce Merlin engine.RAF Harrowbeer was a WWII Fighter Station that TeLFORD, UK, JUNE 10, 2018 - A … In the early years of WW2. ... Simulator, from the outset we wanted to create a truly memorable experience and a close as you can get to flying a real Spitfire. Turn on R/T (radio transmit) 4 buttons, one for each frequency. Then pull the THROTTLE LEVER BACK a little more. After cleaning the airbrush, I back off the nozzle a bit to take the compression off of the Teflon ring. Listen for the double clonk sound of the undercarriage, and then check the COCKPIT INDICATOR has changed from red to GREEN, to confirm that the wheels are now DOWN AND LOCKED. Discover (and save!) will stall the plane, and it will drop like a stone). Why not prepare for take off and take our interactive Spitfire Cockpit tour HERE. Images: spitfire cockpit Spitfire cockpit — Stock Photo . Supermarine Spitfire IX MH434 at the Goodwood Revival 2017. Remember that a normal rate of climb is achieved at 185 mph up to 13,000 ft. As this is all HAPPENING TOGETHER, EASE OFF RIGHT RUDDER as soon as the plane lifts off the ground. with FLAPS and WHEELS DOWN. Your Spitfire now faces INTO THE WIND. Drop down door hatch, and exit the cockpit. at fifty feet, then forty feet off the ground, dropping fast in a glide. Check around the sky and down on the airfield to look for other planes on the move, as well as a glance at the instruments. QUICK CHECK AROUND as you then bank the Spitfire to PORT and climb to circle high, up to a safe 1500 FT above the aerodrome below, then hold the plane straight and steady in line with the landing strip. HOW TO - TAKE OFF AND LAND A 'SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE' Switch the FLAPS control LEVER UP and move the AIR SCREW CONTROL LEVER BACK into the COARSE POSITION, then use a burst of THROTTLE to change the PITCH. - 27th July 2007 at 16:03. Thanks—great video. Lift it out of the TOP GATE SLOT and move it DOWN until the lever locks back into the BOTTOM GATE SLOT. as you look out of the hatch side, and shoot over the boundary fence about 100 ft off the ground.
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