Knowledge Library for virtual pilots (Twin Otter)

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Knowledge Library for virtual pilots (Twin Otter)

Postby WIF0096 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:19 am

We have at least three DHC6 pilots in Widerøe Virtual so far. Therefore I'd like to share with you some interesting documents about flying the Twin Otter.
I hope it will help you add even more to the realism and to the fun, while flying this amazing airplane :)

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DHC6-300 Standard Operating Procedures
Download link: http://lnwix.890m.com/Dokumenter/WideroeVirtual/DHC6-300%20Standard%20Operating%20Procedures.pdf [63,7 KB]
Step-by-step procedures on what and when you should do. Helps to understand the checklists better. A must for every virtual DHC6 pilot!

DHC6-300 Pilot Operating Handbook
Download link: http://lnwix.890m.com/Dokumenter/WideroeVirtual/DHC6-300%20Pilot%20Operating%20Handbook.pdf [70,3 MB]
Twin Otter Bible. The complete handbook with procedures, performance, limitations, safety and operational tips, and more. Over nine hundred pages of knowledge :)
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Re: Knowledge Library for virtual pilots (Twin Otter)

Postby Katjo » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:06 pm

Great! Ill make this a sticky post!
Karl-Edvard Tjønndal, Widerøe Virtual Owner
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Re: Knowledge Library for virtual pilots (Twin Otter)

Postby WIF0096 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:26 pm

Power management in DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft

In the Aerosoft DHC-6 Twin Otter, it really matters how the power and propeller levers are set. It depends on the altitude, the atmospheric pressure, even the temperature (it's all described in the manual volume 4). But generally, the power and propeller settings should be as follows:

Take-off:
Power levers set to 50 PSI torque press (not MAX, unless an emergency power is needed!)
Propeller levers set to 96% prop rpm (MAX)

Climb (after passing 400ft above ground level):
Power levers set to 45 PSI torque press
Propeller levers set to 85% prop rpm
Optimal climb speed is 100 kts

Cruise:
Power levers set to 35-40 PSI torque press
Propeller levers set to 75% prop rpm
(Keep an eye on the engine instruments during the whole flight, to avoid engine over torque and excessive T5 temperature!)
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