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Flight instructions for the Razbam EA-6B Prowler Package

Edited by Phineas Henshaw October 15,2008

Prowler Package Edited by Phineas Henshaw October 15,2008 On behalf of RAZBAM, and the RAZBAM TEAM,

On behalf of RAZBAM, and the RAZBAM TEAM, we would like to thank you for your purchase.

Sincerely Ron Zambrano Owner/3D Designer

Section 1 Loadout Simulation

For the sake of realism, non-mission planes are configured with the following hard points

PILOT RIO

RO1

RO2

Center Hardpoint (Under fuselage) CENTER_ALQ99 Right Inner (Next to landing gear) R_INNER_ALQ99 Left Inner (Next to landing gear) L_INNER_ALQ99 Right Inner (Center wing) R_OUTER_ALQ99 Left Inner (Center wing) L_OUTER_ALQ99

These are the fuel tanks

Center1

Center2 Center Drop Tank 300 Gallons LeftMain Left Wing Tank 509 Gallons RightMain Right Wing Tank 509 Gallons LeftAux Left Center Wing Drop Tank 300 Gallons Rightaux Right Center Wing Drop Tank 300 Gallons External1 Right Inner Wing Drop Tank 300 Gallons External2 Leftt Inner Wing Drop Tank 300 Gallons

Main Tank 1326 Gallons

By default, everything is loaded. This will make the plane appear over weight. It is up to you to make sure that your aircraft is loaded properly. In a lot of cases, hardpoint occupy the same space as a drop tank. The plane is still flyable fully loaded and overweight, but it will not fly like is should fly with the proper load. This only applies to NON-MISSION AIRCRAFT!

and overweight, but it will not fly like is should fly with the proper load. This

Clean Hard Points/Payload Center Hardpoint (Under fuselage) CENTER_ALQ99 = 0 Right Inner (Next to landing gear) R_INNER_ALQ99 = 0 Left Inner (Next to landing gear) L_INNER_ALQ99 = 0 Right Outer (Center wing) R_OUTER_ALQ99 = 0 Left Outer (Center wing) L_OUTER_ALQ99 = 0 Fuel Tanks

Center1

Center2 Center Drop Tank 300 Gallons LeftMain Left Wing Tank 509 Gallons RightMain Right Wing Tank 509 Gallons LeftAux Left Center Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons Rightaux Right Center Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons External1 Right Inner Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons External2 Leftt Inner Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons

Main Tank 1326 Gallons

Loadout 1 Hard Points/Payload

Center Hardpoint (Under fuselage) CENTER_ ALQ99 = 1000 Right Inner (Next to landing gear) R_INNER_ALQ99 = 1000 Left Inner (Next to landing gear) L_INNER_ALQ99 = 1000 Right Outer (Center wing) R_OUTER_ALQ99 = 1000 Left Outer (Center wing) L_OUTER_ALQ99 = 1000 Fuel Tanks

Center1

Center2 Center Drop Tank 0 Gallons LeftMain Left Wing Tank 509 Gallons RightMain Right Wing Tank 509 Gallons LeftAux Left Center Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons Rightaux Right Center Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons External1 Right Inner Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons External2 Leftt Inner Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons

Main Tank 1326 Gallons

Loadout 2 Hard Points/Payload Center Hardpoint (Under fuselage) CENTER_ ALQ99 = 0 Right Inner (Next to landing gear) R_INNER_ALQ99 = 1000 Left Inner (Next to landing gear) L_INNER_ALQ99 = 1000 Right Outer (Center wing) R_OUTER_ALQ99 = 1000 Left Outer (Center wing) L_OUTER_ALQ99 = 1000

Fuel Tanks

Center1

Center2 Center Drop Tank 300 Gallons LeftMain Left Wing Tank 509 Gallons RightMain Right Wing Tank 509 Gallons

Main Tank 1326 Gallons

LeftAux Left Center Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons Rightaux Right Center Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons External1 Right Inner Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons External2 Leftt Inner Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons

Section 2 Cockpit Photos /Features

Right Inner Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons External2 Leftt Inner Wing Drop Tank 0 Gallons Section
Section 3 Flying the EA-6B Start up is pretty simple. Make sure your fuel pumps

Section 3 Flying the EA-6B

Start up is pretty simple. Make sure your fuel pumps are on, then press the start engine button. Hold this button until you hear the engine start. Repeat this on the other engine.

You can use either the switch on the throttle, or the switch under the Generator(R.Gen/L.Gen) switch. Be sure that your parking brake is set before starting engines!

There is an extreme amount of data in tables in the naval documents used to make the flight model. For the sake of simplicity, I am just going to give speeds and climb performance under “normal conditions at maximum weight. Natops are available all over the web for a fee if you need a little extra.

Maximum Takeoff Weight 61,500 pounds (27,895 kg) Cruise Speed: 419kts IAS Maximum Speed: 563kts IAS Optimal Cruise Altitude: FL300 Service Ceiling: FL410 Range: 1,023 miles full combat load no drop tanks. Best Climb Rate 3400fpm at full gross weight. Carrier approach speed 160kts + 10% full gross weight, full flaps, speed brakes deployed(as per Natops

procedures for carrier landing.), and yellow on the AOA gauge. Airport approach speed 140kts + 10% full gross weight, full flaps, and yellow on the AOA gauge.

For those of you who are not aware of the AOA(Angle of Attack) gauge, here it is.

are not aware of the AOA(Angle of Attack) gauge, here it is. Again, there is LOTS

Again, there is LOTS of data in the EA-6B manual based on pressure altitude, ordinance, drag factors,

etc

key points.

that could change any of these performance specifications. However, I can at least give you a few

1. This is a heavy jet. Do not let the responsiveness fool you. Responsiveness is necessary because of the excessive payload and fuel this plane carries. Use extra caution when making maneuvers, this plane could sneak up and bite you!

2. Do not be afraid to make longer and higher approaches. Remember, when something goes wrong, you just do not have the same recovery time as you would in a smaller fighter jet.

3. When doing an approach for landing, rely heavily on the AOA gauge when ever possible.

4. Avoid extended high G turns when ever possible.

5. Always activate you de-ice equipment whenever flying IFR(This thing gets nasty when it develops ice!)

Formation flying is another issue. In FS, formation flying and how well you can pick it up is based on a few factors.

1. Frame rate

2. Amount of memory on your computer.

3. The quality of your joysticks.

4. The amount of practice time you have.

5. How well you know your aircraft, and are able to fly it without much thought.

Oscillation, and over-control are the 2 biggest problems. The third problem is speed control. If you are

a good instrument pilot, chances are you can adapt to formation flight pretty easily. If you are not, then

I would suggest getting into it at least a little. If nothing else, practice airport patterns, and touch-n-gos. Traffic patterns are a great way to get to know the responsiveness of you airplane, at least on a entry level. MSFS has instrument lessons that would help you to better understand how to control your aircraft, and how to practice. Instrument Flying Link http://www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/BIF.htm Formation Flying Links http://www.mipc.net/formatio.htm

http://www.apstraining.com/article6_fci_training_apr03.htm

There is a lot of information out there. Seek and ye shall find it!

Closing comments from Phineas aka Unicornman

you are already a pilot, or have simulator flight experience If you do not, I would encourage you to learn how to fly basic planes first. Then you will truly be able to enjoy this package! I hope you enjoy flying this plane as much as I had working on the flight dynamics.

Thanks again for your support and your business.

Phineas Henshaw aka Unicorman Flight Model Designer/Editor RAZBAM