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ADF, VOR turned on, AUTO TUNE?

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Anonymous
February 18, 2005 1:03:02 AM

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Hi everyone.
I am glad I found this site cause I need some help just getting some
of the Nav. stuff to work correctly. I am very new and right now unable

to get to my flight lessons. The Sim crashes every time I try to get
into them but I addressed that else where in this forum so for right
now I am looking for some help getting the radios and nav gauges
working. Right now I am using the learning center, I can get the all of

that to work, but some things are unclear.
1. AUTO TUNE: Is this a default setting? In other words if I go to
flight
planner and do a flight and hit Fly Now are the radios already on and
tuned? If so does that mean that the ADF, and VOR are already tuned
in? It does not appear as they are.
I have been to a great nav site, which explains the correct use of all
of
the instruments:
http://www.navfltsm.addr.com/ it does not explain turning on the ADF.
Now after viewing the Learning center video I can see that I just click

the ADF button at the top of the radio stack and I get a green light.
2. This obviously turns the ADF on but does doing that automatically

turn off the AUTO TUNE?
3. If I adjust a freq. Does that turn off AUTO TUNE?
4. Does AUTO TUNE only adjust frequencies for com radios?
5. Last can you also explain getting the VOR turned on?
6. Are there key board short cuts to setting these freq? I can't get to

that part either, scroll problem which is also being addressed in
another question in this forum.
I think I can use them ok if I can get them turned on and set. I have
read so muuuuchchch on there use. My biggest problem is getting set
up for the landing. I am usually on the correct heading but that does
not necessarily line you up in the middle of the runway. I just
discover
the VISUAL FLIGHT rings that you can put in the sky. So this should
help my eye begin to see where I need to be. I can use the map and
the GPS to get where I am going but it sure would be nice if I arrived

there lined up lol. Of course in real life there are traffic patterns
to
worry about and all that. Right now its one thing at a time. Lets get
up; get there by using the ADF and the VOR, get down. Hopefully on
the runway and not on the dirt.

If your explanation is going to be to long for the forum then feel free

to just E-mail me at
ken@kentrakennel.com Also if you can suggest a web site that has
lessons that would be great.

Thanks,
Ken

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Anonymous
February 18, 2005 2:20:46 AM

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g48dd <g48dd@forums.simradar.com> wrote:

> 1. AUTO TUNE: Is this a default setting? In other words if I go to
> flight
> planner and do a flight and hit Fly Now are the radios already on and
> tuned? If so does that mean that the ADF, and VOR are already tuned
> in? It does not appear as they are.

Auto tune is only for the communication radios, not the nav radios. This
option is always on, but it is only invoked when you choose the ATC menu
choice that provides the option to tune the frequency.

When you select "Fly Now," the frequencies will be set to whatever they
were set to before you went into the Flight Planner. If you went into the
Flight Planner prior to the flight actually starting, the frequencies will
all be set to whatever that flight "scenario" was set to when it was saved.
If this is the default flight, it will be using those frequencies.

You will have to tune all of your nav frequencies manually.

> I have been to a great nav site, which explains the correct use of all
> of
> the instruments:
> http://www.navfltsm.addr.com/ it does not explain turning on the ADF.
> Now after viewing the Learning center video I can see that I just click
>
> the ADF button at the top of the radio stack and I get a green light.
> 2. This obviously turns the ADF on but does doing that automatically
>
> turn off the AUTO TUNE?

Again, NAV radios, including the ADF, must be tuned manually. The button
to which you are referring at the top of the stack is not turning the ADF
radio on, it instead is enabling the audio for the ADF. This allows you to
hear the ADF's Morse Code identifier, a step that should be done any time
you tune a NAV radio so that a) you know you tuned the right nav aid, and
b) the nav aid is actually functioning. BTW, you will only hear this
identifier when you are within receiving range of the beacon.


> 3. If I adjust a freq. Does that turn off AUTO TUNE?

No.

> 4. Does AUTO TUNE only adjust frequencies for com radios?

Yes.

> 5. Last can you also explain getting the VOR turned on?

In the sim, when you turn on the Avionics Switch (the white switch marked
on the panel as such), all radios will turn on. In other words, if you
notice that your communications radios are functioning, your VOR radio will
also be turned on. On the Cessna 172, each com radio also has a VOR
receiver in it.

You will notice a NAV1 and NAV2 button on the audio panel at the top of the
stack (where you spotted the ADF button). By sleecting these buttons so
the green light appears, the audio for the VOR1 and VOR2 will be enabled,
again allowing you to hear the Morse Code identifiers of the station you
tuned.

> 6. Are there key board short cuts to setting these freq? I can't get to

Yes, there are, but I am not very good at the keyboard shortcuts, so I will
defer this one to someone else. However, if you have a mouse with a wheel,
you can place the mouse pointer over the frequency on the STANDBY side,
then use the mouse wheel to roll in the frequency you desire. This is true
for all radios: Comm, VOR, and ADF.

After you have dialed in the correct frequency on the Standby side, tap the
button in the middle of the Active and Standby frequencies, which will swap
your standby frequency into the active frequency. You are now ready to use
that frequency.

--
Peter













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