-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Adam Dershowitz schrieb: > For GA aircraft (light aircraft) the POH is pretty much all there is, other > than maintenance manuals. The POH does not contain complete system > information. It contains enough for a pilot to understand the OPERATION of > the systems, so there are often some simplifications and approximations. So > this could lead to some issues for detailed modeling. The maintenance > manuals contain more details about systems, but they tend to be harder to > get, and then contain lots of other stuff that is not relevant, or that > useful for modeling. > > To complicate things, I believe that airlines are often involved in the > specific manuals that are used on their airplanes. In other words I think > that if you got into the cockpit of a 737-800, the included manuals would > depend on what AIRLINE owns the airplane. They would have worked with > Boeing to generate them. > > I am getting into more guesswork, then knowledge, but I would not be > surprised if the "Operations Manual" relates to people outside of the > cockpit (maintenance, dispatch etc.) rather than the people inside the > cockpit (Pilot's Handbook). > > Finally, I would say that your best starting point will generally be the > POH, but modeling an airplane is complex, and much of the data is considered > proprietary and is not available, even to owners and operators. It is > generated during certification and then held close.
Well, I've seen the manuals that come with an A310 - box of roughly 1m * 0.5m * folder-height (probably larger) full with overfilled folders. I just had a quick look into the papers. I could only find pages that didn't tell me anything :( If I'd know exactly what would be interesting of modellers I could try to look again. CU, Christian PS: Although the last operator of the plane was Armenian Airlines the documentation was - thankfully - in english -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.0 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFB3FPrlhWtxOxWNFcRAtHTAJwJgUM52mQf3MbFWBLPwvYYMuyDzwCfT+L3 D4yLiAsZOsadqIqNOYw6L30= =OzCn -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list Flightgearemail@example.com http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel 2f585eeea02e2c79d7b1d8c4963bae2d