Radio Navigation Simulator

 

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RNS Overview
Getting Started
User Interface Controls - Supported Gestures
RNS Facilities Overview

Top Toolbar Facilities

Pause Icon

Mapping Tools Icon

Timer Stopwatch

Help Icon

Settings Icon

Bottom Toolbar facilities

Time Compression Icon

Simulator Time

Latitude and Longitude Display

Wind Velocity Indicator/Button

Normal-Maximised Mapping Pane Icon

The Flight Panels

The Main Flight Panel - Overview

The Mini Flight Panel - Overview

VOR Deviation Indicator Instrument

ADF Display Indicator Instrument

Navaid Receiver Indicator Icons

DME Indicator Unit

Directional Gyro Instrument (DGyro)

Airspeed Display (ASI)

Altitude Display (Altimeter)

Flight Control Buttons

Flight Panel PopUp Toolbars and Enunciators

Overview and Gesture Control

NAV 1 and NAV 2 PopUp Toolbars and Enunciator

ADF 1 PopUp Toolbar and Enunciator

Directional Gyro PopUp Toolbar and Enunciator

Airspeed and Altitude PopUp Toolbar and Enunciator

Wind Velocity PopUp Toolbar and Enunciator

Mapping Pane Facilities

Aircraft Track Trail Plot

Chart Symbols

Mapping Pane Management

Navaid and Facility Toolbar

Co-located Facilities Icon

Goto OnTop Facility Icon

Navaid Receiver Auto Tune Icon

Mapping Tools Toolbar

Scale Buttons and Scaling Gestures

Clear Aircraft Track Button

Icon Hide or Display NAV 1 VOR Radials

Icon Hide or Display Navigation Route chart lines

Icon Move Aircraft Position

Icon Hide or Display Aircraft Track

Icon Hide or Display Aircraft Symbol

Icon Hide or Display NAV 2 VOR Radials

OK Button

 

 

Introductory Note - Download Resources

Supporting notes and charts, for the four exercise routes, and charts for the synthetic flight area, are available for download as PDF files.

Single tap on the Settings Icon, and select the Download Resources option in the Settings dialogue. An internet connection is required for this action.

The downloaded PDF file, can be redirected, using a forwarded email technique with the pdf attached or through iBooks or similar, to a destination computer, where the PDF file can be printed, and used alongside RNS as reference material, when flying any of the four exercises.

 

Overview

Radio Navigation Simulator, referred to subsequently as RNS, is a 2D flight simulator, operating in a synthetic flight environment of navigation beacons and airfields.

RNS is equipped with flight instruments, flight controls, radio navigation instruments and receivers, enabling the user to practice radio navigation techniques and procedures, by flying the simulator in the synthetic flight environment, all depicted on a display chart. A management system is also incorporated, enabling full control of the facilities of RNS.

This Getting Started document provides an introduction to RNS, describing its basic facilities and operation.

 

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Getting Started

RNS ON-SCREEN DISPLAYS  

The On-Screen display of RNS, comprises of:

Top Toolbar More
Mapping Pane More
Flight Panel Display More
Bottom Tool Bar More

 

RNS - Typical Display  
RNS General

 

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The User Interface Control  

The User interface operates using On Screen Finger Gestures to interact with the User manageable features and facilities of RNS.

The User interfaces, for the iPad, iPhone and iPod, are all based on the same design, and each interface control point, has been carefully designed and located, to provide easy and direct access, when its management gesture is applied.

The on screen Finger Gestures used to interface with the User manageable features and facilities of RNS, comprise of the following:

Gesture Typical Uses in Radio Navigation Simulator
Touch & Press To activate a Facility, such as a toolbar, and keep it displayed only during the period the finger is in contact with the screen. The gesture is terminated by lifting the finger away from the screen. A two second delay occurs before the visual activity ceases, this allows the option of a brief 'Touch - Release - View' action of a data enunciator to be made.
Tap To select or de-select an Icon or Button where easy and clear access is available to the finger.
Double Tap To positively select and de-select features, where clear access is not always available, and/or, the result of inadvertent actions are undesirable.
Drag To scroll or pan the chart within the mapping pane
Pinch Pinch open - to zoom into the Chart
Pinch close - to zoom out of the Chart

Rotate

Rotational finger action, where an object such as an OBS Compass Card, or Heading Bug, is rotated to a new value, by describing with a finger, a circular rotation that follows the circumference of the instrument face.

The Touch and Press gesture may also be incorporated in the rotation, to display a data enunciator during the rotation.

 

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RNS Facilities  

The RNS is equipped with:

  • Two VOR indicators and receivers
  • One DME indicator which is switchable between NAV 1 (VOR 1 receiver) and NAV 2 (VOR 2 receiver).
  • One ADF indicator and receiver, the indicator can display, as either an RMI, or an RBI.

Flight Controls:

Flight control is achieved by use of the five button control bar.

The centre button acts as an indicator of aircraft attitude when a manoeuvre is being made. This button when single tapped, also terminates a manoeuvre, cancelling all of the control button selections.

Button Activate De-Activate
Climb Single Tap to activate Single Tap to de-activate
Turn Left Single Tap to activate Single Tap to de-activate
Attitude Single Tap to activate Single Tap to de-activate
Turn Right Single Tap to activate Single Tap to de-activate
Descend Single Tap to activate Single Tap to de-activate

The Top and Bottom Toolbars:

The Top and Bottom tool bars contain Icon activated facilities and displays

Other Embedded Features:

There are in addition to the facilities visible on the normal display, other embedded features, these comprise of:

  • PopUp Facility Control Toolbars
  • PopUp Data Enunciators
  • Mapping Pane management PopUp toolbars and Facilities.
  • A Settings Page which is external to the Main RNS display, and is accessed using the Settings Icon

These are all activated by touching various Instrument Panel and Mapping Pane components of the RNS display.


Each RNS facility, is described in the following sections.

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Default Settings  

Default start up settings, allow RNS to be used immediately.

RNS may be started by making a single tap on the Pause Icon pause icon which will Un-Pause the simulator.

The default setting may be changed to User configurations at any time, by a single tap on the Settings Icon settings icon and making changes in the Settings page options.

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The Top Toolbar Facilities:

THE TOP TOOLBAR

Top Tool Bar

 

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pause icon PAUSE ICON

This icon, when a single tap is made on it, Pauses or Un-Pauses the RNS. The Paused state is indicated by the Icon being highlighted with a white line around it. (The Pause Icon may be toggled off by single tapping the Icon again.)

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MAPPING TOOLS ICON

 

This Icon, when a single tap is made on it, invokes a Mapping Tools Toolbar.

The selected state is indicated by the Icon being highlighted with a white line around it, and the presentation of the Mapping Tools Toolbar at the bottom of the display area.

The Mapping Tools Toolbar may be toggled off by making a further single tap on the Mapping tools Icon.

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timer The Stopwatch Timer - display

This display behaves as an elapsed time enunciator, and as an Icon for its control.

It is a three way toggle, with each toggled mode selected by a cyclic touching of the Icon/Display.

The modes are ordered sequentially:

  • Start Elapsed Time
  • Stop Elapsed Time – Time remains frozen.
  • Reset Elapsed Time to Zero.

The timer will run for 99 minutes, before resetting itself to zero.

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HELP ICON

The Help Icon opens the embedded Getting Started Help

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SETTINGS ICON

:The Settings Icon when single tapped, pauses and exits the RNS, and displays the Settings options for the core operations of the RNS these are:

  • Select Flight Environment, and Exercise Routes
  • Reset (Clear) The Aircraft Track Plot
  • Getting Started Help
  • Download Resources
  • About RNS

 

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The Bottom Toolbar Facilities:

THE BOTTOM TOOLBAR

Bottom Toolbar

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TIME COMPRESSION ICON

This Icon when touched and selected ON, invokes a time compression algorithm, which causes time to pass at an accelerated rate.

The selected state is indicated by the Icon being highlighted with a white line around it.

(The Time Compression Icon may be toggled off by touching the Icon again.)

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SIMULATOR TIME Indicator

This is a display of normal simulator time.

If the Time Compression algorithm is invoked, the time will pass at the accelerated rate.

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LATITUDE & LONGITUDE Display

This is a dynamic reference display of the position of the RNS (Aircraft Map Symbol) in Latitude and Longitude.

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WIND VELOCITY Indicator

This Indicator is both an enunciator of the Wind Velocity active in the RNS flight Environment, and an Icon which when touched invokes the wind management toolbars

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MAXIMISE - MINIMISE MAP PANE Icon

This Icon when touched maximises the mapping pane area of the display, and as a by product reduces the flight panel into a smaller area, where most of the instruments are displayed in a smaller form or as numeric displays.

The selected state is indicated by the Icon being highlighted with a white line around it, and the presentation of the maximised mapping pane and minimised flight panel.

In this mode, all toolbar facilities are available, as are found in the normal sized panel.

(The Maximise Map Pane Icon, may be toggled off by touching the Icon again.

Mini Panel

Mini Panel - Maxi Chart Display

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The Flight Panel  

There are two configurations of the Flight Panel in the simulator, these are the Main and the Mini Flight Panel.

Both have been designed to enable the user to easily read the instruments, control the simulator, and to manipulate the control interface using finger touch gestures.

The Main Flight Panel is the normal display and contains all of the instruments and manipulative icons required to fully operate the simulator.

Main Flight Panel

 

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The Mini Flight Panel is displayed only when the map is maximised. In this mode the instrumentation is either displayed in an abbreviated but functional form, as is the Directional Gyro, which is replaced with digital displays for Aircraft Heading and Heading Bug. The VOR and ADF however are represented by minimalised instruments, that still provide useable navigation information, for short periods of occasional use.

Mini Flight Panel - Maxi Map Display

This basic flight panel functionality is provided to allow useful ongoing navigation and flight control, whilst the maximised mapping pane is being utilised to view a larger area, at a higher scaling.

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The VOR Deviation Display Indicator may be displayed in the left or right side of the flight panel area.

Its associated Pop-Up Toolbars, which are activated with a double Tap within the area of the VOR panel instrument, allows its associated NAV 1 or NAV 2 receiver to be tuned, and the OBS to be set.

On the main Flight Panel the OBS can also be set by using a Rotation Finger gesture where the OBS compass card, is rotated to a new value, by describing with a finger, a circular rotation that follows the circumference of the instrument face. The OBS Compass Card will move whilst the finger remains in contact with the screen.

The Touch and Press gesture is also incorporated in the rotation, to display the data enunciator during the rotation. The data enunciator remains visible for 2 seconds after the finger has been removed.

NB: The tuned beacon facility may be either a pure VOR or VOR/DME.

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The ADF Display Indicator may be displayed in the left or right side of the flight panel area.

Its associated Pop-Up Toolbars, which are activated with a finger touch within the area of the ADF panel instrument, allows its associated ADF receiver to be tuned, and the mode of operation switched between RBI or RMI operation.

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The Navaid Receiver Indicator Icons show which Navaid Receiver is providing data to its associated flight panel Navaid Display Instrument.

There is a Navaid Receiver Indicator/Selector Icon capable of selecting either a NAV1 or NAV2 Instrument display for the left side, and similar Indicator/Selector Icon, capable of selecting a ADF1 and an NAV2 for the right side, navaid display instruments.

Navaid Receiver Indicator Icons

A single finger touch on either the Left or the Right Navaid Receiver Indicator Icons, will sequentially change the receiver data source (and the Icon graphic) to be either;

  • NAV1
  • NAV2
  • ADF1

In association with this - the following actions take place:

NAV1 Selection: The NAV1 receiver is always connected to a the primary VOR display indicator, so when the Indicator Icon selects NAV1 as the data source receiver, the associated flight panel Navaid Display Instrument will also change to show a VOR device

An associated NAV1 Pop-Up toolbar allows receiver tuning and OBS settings to be made.

NAV2 Selection: The NAV2 receiver is always connected to the secondary VOR display indicator, So when the Indicator Icon selects NAV2 as the data source receiver, the associated flight panel Navaid Display Instrument will also change to show the secondary VOR device.

An associated NAV2 Pop-Up toolbar allows receiver tuning and OBS settings to be made.

ADF1 Selection: The ADF1 receiver is always connected to the ADF display indicator, So when the Indicator Icon selects ADF1 as the data source receiver, the associated flight panel Navaid Display Instrument will also change to show an ADF device.

An associated ADF Pop-Up toolbar allows receiver tuning and RBI or RMI selection to be made.

Note: The availability of the type of Navaid Display Instruments that can be displayed of the flight panel, is limited by the rule that the same NAV1, NAV2 or ADF receiver cannot be the data source for both Left and Right Navaid Display Instruments.

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The DME Indicator Unit

This indicator displays the following facilities:

DME
  • Distance to facility (Nm)
  • Airspeed (KT)
  • Time to facility (Minutes)
  • Navaid Receiver Data Source

DME Indicator

The Navaid Receiver Data Source indicator, shows whether the DME is slaved to NAV1 or NAV2.

A single tap on the Navaid Receiver Data Source indicator will toggle the navaid receiver data source (and the Indicator) between either NAV1 receiver or NAV2 receiver.

The VOR facility that has been tuned to either the NAV1, or the NAV2 flight panel Pop-Up toolbar, requires to have an associated DME capability in order for the DME to operate. This is shown in the facility type display area on the Pop-Up toolbar.

The aircraft also requires to be within radio reception range of the tuned facility.

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The Directional Gyro

The Dgyro does not suffer from regular flight inaccuracies, and is automatically kept synchronised to the magnetic compass.

It also includes a Heading Bug.

Its associated Pop-Up control toolbar, which is activated with a Double Tap within the area of the Directional Gyro flight panel instrument, allows both the Heading and the Heading Bug to be set the required headings.

On the main Flight Panel the Heading Bug can be set by using a Rotation finger gesture where the Heading Bug, is rotated to a new value, by describing with a finger, a circular rotation that follows the circumference of the instrument face. The Heading Bug will move whilst the finger remains in contact with the screen.

The Touch and Press gesture is also incorporated in the rotation, to display the data enunciator during the rotation.

When the Mini Flight Panel is in use, the current Aircraft Heading and Heading Bug values are presented as Digital Displays.

The Directional Gyro Flight Panel Pop-Up toolbar is invoked with a Double Tap on either Digital Display area.

The values for Aircraft Heading and Heading Bug are then set as normal

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The Airspeed Display

ASI
  • True Airspeed (TAS)

Airspeed Display

The flight model of the RNS operates at steady airspeeds, unaffected by regular flight variables. True airspeed (TAS) in knots is displayed and it may be altered whenever the Aircraft (A/C) Pop-Up Toolbar is invoked with a Double Tap, on either the Airspeed or Altitude Digital Display areas.

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The Altitude Display

Alt
  • Altitude in Feet

Altitude Display

The flight model of the RNS operates at stable altitudes, unaffected by regular flight variables. The altitude, in feet, of the aircraft may be altered whenever the Aircraft Pop-Up Toolbar is invoked with a Double Tap on the either the Airspeed or Altitude Digital Display areas

After the Airspeed or the Altitude has been incremented or decremented, the Pop-Up toolbar may be closed, by pressing OK.

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The Flight Panel - Flight Controls Icons

Flight Controls: This set of Five Icons allow the user to fly the simulator.

Flight Control Toolbar

The Icons indicate the directions of: Climb, Descend, Turn Left, Turn Right.

Icon Activate De-Activate
Climb Single Tap Single Tap de-activates CLIMB
Turn Left Single Tap Single Tap de-activates TURN
Attitude Single Tap Single Tap de-activates ALL
Turn Right Single Tap Single Tap de-activates TURN
Descend Single Tap Single Tap de-activates DESCEND
 
All Turns are RATE 1

The Centre Icon returns ALL activity to a null state, and also diagrammatically illustrates the selected activity.

Each Icon illuminates when selected by a Single Tap.

Two Icons may be selected together to cause the aircraft to, for example, 'Turn Right and Climb'. Either of the two states may be de-activated individually to leave the other state active

Flight Control Toolbar - Climbing Right Turn

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Flight Panel Pop-Up Toolbars & Enunciators

Two modes exist to manage the Flight Panel PopUp Toolbars and Data Enunciators.

Mode One - Full Control

In this mode - The chosen instrument or display is Double Tapped to activate, and Double Tapped to dismiss.

When selected, the toolbar is raised into the display, and partially overlays the bottom area of the flight panel, which itself been raised slightly during the process, to minimise the loss of visibility to important flight instruments.

The Enunciator at the same time, is raised and located over the panel coaming showing associated data.

Management activity can then take place.

Mode Two - Data Inspection

In this mode - A finger is placed in contact with the screen, on the chosen instrument, and held in place.

Whilst the finger is held in place, the Enunciator Only is displayed in its normal position over the panel coaming.

This allows the data associated with the chosen instrument to be displayed for inspection.

The Enunciator remains visible whilst the finger is in contact with the screen. Upon removal of the finger contact, the Enunciator is dismissed, after a two second delay.

Pop-up toolbars are activated by a Double Tap, in Mode One, or Finger Touch and Hold, in Mode Two, on the following areas of the Instrument Panel
Double Tap or Finger Touch
Displayed Pop-Up
VOR deviation indicators
NAV1 or NAV2 Receiver tuning and OBS setting
ADF Display Indicator
ADF Receiver tuning and RMI / RBI selection
Directional Gyro
Set Aircraft Heading, and Set Heading Bug
Airspeed Indicator Sets Airspeed or Set Altitude
Altitude Indicator Sets Altitude or Sets Airspeed
Wind speed Indicator Sets Wind Speed & Direction - Variable or Steady

 

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NAV1 and NAV2 Pop-Up Toolbars

The NAV1 and NAV2 Pop-Up Toolbars are identical in operation, they differ only in that the NAV1 toolbar is invoked when the VOR1 Deviation Indicator is Double Tapped, and the NAV2 toolbar is invoked when the VOR2 Deviation Indicator is Double Tapped.

NAV1 Popup

NAV1 Pop-Up Toolbar

They both operate in the same manner and provide the following facilities:

A finger touchable Toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the flight panel area, and a data enunciator display appears above the flight panel.

  • The frequency data is set using a pair of increment and decrement finger touch buttons. The frequency data to the left of the decimal point is set using the leftmost buttons of the pair, and the frequency data to right of decimal point is set using the rightmost buttons of the pair. The frequency data appears dynamically in the frequency pane of the data enunciator located above the flight panel.
  • The tuned standby frequency changeover button, which is finger touchable, places the tuned standby frequency into the Use frequency pane, and sets the receiver for use.
  • The Facility Type for both the tuned standby, and use frequency, is set on the data pane.
  • The Facility Identifier for both the tuned standby, and use frequency, is set on the data pane.
  • The OBS bearing, is set using the increment and decrement finger touch buttons marked for OBS. The OBS value appears dynamically in the OBS pane of the Data enunciator located above the flight panel.

On the main flight panel the OBS can also be set by using a Rotation Finger gesture where the OBS compass card is rotated to a new value, by describing with a finger, a circular rotation that follows the circumference of the instrument face. The OBS compass card will move whilst the finger remains in contact with the screen.

The Touch and Press gesture is also incorporated in the Rotation gesture to display the data enunciator during the rotation. The data enunciator remains visible for 2 seconds after the finger has been removed.

  • A N1 (NAV1) and N2 (NAV2) changeover toggle button allows switching between the NAV 1 and NAV2 Pop Up toolbars. This provides an alternate means to set data for either NAV 1 or NAV2.
  • After setting the data into each data pane in the Pop-Up toolbar, the data is accepted by clicking the OK button, which also closes the Pop-Up toolbar.

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ADF 1 Pop-Up Toolbars

The ADF Pop-Up toolbar is invoked when the VOR Deviation Indicator Double Tapped.

ADF Pop Up

ADF PopUp Toolbar

It provides the following facilities:

A finger touchable Toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the flight panel area, and a data enunciator display appears above the flight panel.

  • The frequency data is set using a pair of increment and decrement finger touch buttons. The frequency data to the left of the decimal point is set using the leftmost buttons of the pair, and the frequency data to right of decimal point is set using the rightmost buttons of the pair. The frequency data appears dynamically in the frequency pane of the data enunciator located above the flight panel.
  • The tuned standby frequency changeover button, which is finger touchable, places the tuned standby frequency into the Use frequency pane, and sets the receiver for use.
  • The Facility Type for both the tuned standby, and use frequency, is set on the data pane.
  • The Facility Identifier for both the tuned standby, and use frequency, is set on the data pane.
  • A RBI or RMI changeover toggle button allows the ADF indicator to display as either a RBI device, or a RMI device.
  • After setting the data into each data pane in the Pop-Up toolbar, the data is accepted by clicking the OK button, which also closes the Pop-Up toolbar

 

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Directional Gyro Pop-Up Toolbar

The DGYRO Pop-Up toolbars are invoked when the Directional Gyro Instrument is Double Tapped.

Dgyro Pop Up

DGyro Pop Up Toolbar

It provides the following facilities: A finger touchable Toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the flight panel area, and a data enunciator display appears above the flight panel.

  • The Aircraft heading data is set using a pair of increment and decrement finger touch buttons. The heading data appears dynamically in the heading pane of the data enunciator located above the flight panel.
  • The Heading Bug data is set using a pair of increment and decrement finger touch buttons. The Heading Bug data appears dynamically in the Heading Bug pane of the data enunciator located above the flight panel.

On the main flight panel the Heading Bug can also be set by using a Rotation Finger gesture where the Heading Bug is rotated to a new value, by describing with a finger, a circular rotation that follows the circumference of the instrument face. The Heading Bug will move whilst the finger remains in contact with the screen.

The Touch and Press gesture is also incorporated in the Rotation gesture to display the data enunciator during the rotation. The data enunciator remains visible for 2 seconds after the finger has been removed.

  • After setting the data into each data pane in the Pop-Up toolbar, the data is accepted by clicking the OK button, which also closes the Pop-Up toolbar.

 

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Airspeed and Altitude Pop-Up Toolbars

The Airspeed & Altitude Pop-Up toolbars are invoked when either, the Airspeed, or Altitude Instrument is Double Tapped.

Aircraft Toolbars

Airspeed and Altitude Pop Up Toolbar

It provides the following facilities:

A finger touchable Toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the flight panel area, and a data enunciator display appears above the flight panel.

  • The Aircraft Airspeed data is set using a pair of increment and decrement finger touch buttons. The airspeed data appears dynamically in the airspeed pane of the data enunciator located above the flight panel.
  • The Height data is set using a pair of increment and decrement finger touch buttons. The Height data appears dynamically in the Height pane of the data enunciator located above the flight panel.
  • After setting the data into each data pane in the Pop-Up toolbar, the data is accepted by clicking the OK button, which also closes the Pop-Up toolbar.

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Wind Pop-Up Toolbars

The WIND Pop-Up toolbar is invoked when the Digital Wind display panel, located on the bottom toolbar bar is Double Tapped.

Wind Pop Up

Wind Pop Up Toolbar

It provides the following facilities:

A finger touchable Toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the flight panel area, and a data enunciator display appears above the flight panel.

  • The Wind Direction data is set using a pair of increment and decrement finger touch buttons. The wind direction data appears dynamically in the wind direction pane of the data enunciator located above the flight panel.
  • The Wind Speed data is set using a pair of increment and decrement finger touch buttons. The wind speed data appears dynamically in the wind speed pane of the data enunciator located above the flight panel.
  • A Wind Character toggle button changes the wind between STEADY or VARIABLE, the variable characteristic randomly varies both the wind speed and direction around the base set wind speed and direction. The wind characteristic data appears dynamically in the wind characteristic pane of the data enunciator located above the flight panel.
  • After setting the data into each data pane in the Pop-Up toolbar, the data is accepted by clicking the OK button, which also closes the Pop-Up toolbar.

 

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The Mapping Pane Facilities

The mapping pane occupies the remainder of the display above the flight panel or mini flight panel.

Navigation beacons, radials, airfields, waypoints, and exercise tracks, are displayed in the mapping pane.

Also displayed is the aircraft symbol, which indicates the position, heading and speed of the simulator. When the aircraft reaches the edge of the display area, and no attempt is made to re-scale the display to contain the aircraft, then after a short period, the aircraft is automatically re-centred on the display.

 

A Track Trail Plot is also available which may be displayed or suppressed at User discretion, using the Icon on the Mapping Toolbar.

The Mapping Pane displays a Static Map with a Moving Aircraft

A Track Trail Plot - Showing Holding Pattern

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The following facilities and navigation beacon types are incorporated in the simulator:

Facility
Symbol
 
Facility
Symbol
VOR
NDB
VOR/DME
Waypoint User
DME
Waypoint Filled
VOR/TAC
Waypoint UnFilled
TACAN
Simulator Position

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Management of the Mapping Pane:

The chart can be scaled and panned within the mapping pane by use of the following gestures;

  • Pinch open - to zoom into the Chart
  • Pinch close - to zoom out of the Chart
  • Slide to Pan the chart.

A set of SCALE BUTTONS that increment or decrement the scale of the mapping pane, are also provided on the Mapping Toolbar.

These Scale buttons allow manual control of the chart scale, as an alternative to using on screen gestures.

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Navaid and Facility Toolbar:

This toolbar is invoked by Double Tapping one of the facilities listed below, the facility related toolbar is displayed at the top of the display immediately below the Top Toolbar.

The following facilities when Double Tapped, invoke their Navaid and Facility Pop Up Toolbar, and provide navigation data about the facility:

Facility Data Displayed
Airfields Name - Identifier - Variation
Navigation Beacons Identifier - Facility Type - Frequency - Position - Variation.
Waypoint Facilities Identifier - Facility Type - Position.

 

Navaid and Facility Pop Up Toolbar - VOR DME
Navaid and Facility Pop Up Toolbar - NDB
Navaid and Facility Pop Up Toolbar - WAYPOINT

Navaid and Facility Pop Up Toolbar - AIRFIELD

Navaid and Facility Pop Up Toolbar Types

The Pop-Up toolbar for each facility type displays the data for the chosen facility, and in addition each offers the common ability, to allow the aircraft to be located at the On Top position of the selected facility.

In addition the Pop-Up toolbar for each radio navigation facility, provides the means to insert the radio frequency information for the chosen beacon, into either NAV1, NAV2 or the ADF Standby Receiver tuning Pop-Up Enunciators, as is appropriate for the beacon type.

 

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Co-located Facilities Icon

Where facilities are co-located or closely adjacent to one another, and visual discrimination of each facility from the chart, at the selected scale is not possible, then the Co-located Facilities Icon on each Pop-Up toolbar, which is normally Greyed Out     is displayed in Black    and will become active.

By tapping on the Co-located Facilities Icon the user can individually display each of the co-located, or adjacent facilities, that are present at the stylus tap location, and choose the required facility from amongst them.

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GoTo On Top a Facility

This procedure is identical for all types of facility.

The following example relocates the aircraft to On Top a NDB facility:

Double Tap the chart symbol for the chosen NDB facility, and its Pop-Up toolbar will be displayed at the top of the mapping display area.

The chosen NDB facility will be temporarily re-centred in the mapping display area

Tap the Pop-Up toolbar Aircraft Goto On Top Icon

The Aircraft symbol will be located to On Top the chosen NDB facility

If the User no longer requires the Pop-Up toolbar then it can be removed by a single Tap on its OK

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NAV 1 - Tune Receiver Facility
NAV 1 - Tune Receiver Facility
ADF 1 - Tune Receiver Facility

Using the Tune Receiver Facility - This is available when a radio navigation facility is finger touched to display the Chart Pop-Up toolbar.

The ADF Tune Receiver facility is available when an NDB is selected, and the NAV1 or NAV2 Tune Receiver facilities are available in all other cases.

A VOR-DME is used as an example to demonstrate the Tune Receiver facility:

To initiate, and set up, the radio frequency parameters for the chosen VOR-DME, the required NAV1    or the NAV2    Set Up Receiver Icons should be single Tapped

On selecting, for example, NAV1 as the receiver to tune, the NAV1 Icon will illuminate indicating it has been selected.

The Flight Panel NAV1 Pop-Up Toolbars will be displayed, with the radio frequency information for the chosen NDB, already inserted into the  STANDBY  Receiver data panes, along with the Facility Type and Identifier in their own data panes.

To use the facility, use the Change Over button to insert the facility into the  USE  Receiver Data panes.

To Accept this situation - Touch the OK Button on the NAV1 Flight Panel Pop-Up toolbar.

The Flight Panel Pop-Up will close, and the VOR-DME will be tuned on the NAV1 receiver.

The Navaid and Facility Pop Up Toolbar remains for further user interaction, but the NAV1 Icon de-activates.

If the User no longer requires the Navaid and Facility Pop Up Toolbar then it can be removed by tapping on OK.


Note: The DME display will require the NAV pane set to N1, to receive the DME component of the signal.

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The Mapping Toolbar  

Icons and buttons on the Mapping Toolbar are activated and de-activated by use of a Single Tap Gesture, except the Clear Track Plot button, which requires Double Tap, to prevent inadvertent deletion.

The Mapping Toolbar contains the following facilities:

  • A set of Four SCALE BUTTONS that increment or decrement the scale of the mapping pane.
  • These Scale button allow manual control of the chart scale.

This is an alternative to the regular method of chart scale and chart panning which is achieved using on-screen gestures:

  • Pinch open - to zoom into the Chart
  • Pinch close - to zoom out of the Chart
  • Slide to Pan the chart

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The Eight Mapping Pane Management Icons:

Clear Aircraft Track Plot Button

This button clears the aircraft track plot from the mapping pane.

This action is destructive, so this button requires a Double Tap to clear the Track Plot.

The Track Plot is deleted and not retrievable.

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Hide or Display NAV 1 - VOR Radial Lines

This icon will HIDE or DISPLAY the Radials Lines from VOR and VOR-DME facilities, selected to NAV 1

The Hide Navigational Radial Lines state is indicated by the Icon being highlighted with a white line around it, and the Radial Lines being no longer displayed. (The Radial Lines may be Un-Hidden, by touching the icon again.

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HIDE or DISPLAY ROUTES ICON

This Icon will HIDE or DISPLAY any Navigational Route Lines drawn on the Mapping Pane.

The Hide Navigational Route Lines state is indicated by the Icon being highlighted with a white line around it, and the Route Lines being no longer displayed.

(The Route Lines may be Un-Hidden, by touching the icon again.)

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MOVE AIRCRAFT ICON

This Icon activates the Move Aircraft facility. The selected state is indicated by the Icon being highlighted with a white line around it.

The RNS is automatically Paused, while the Move Aircraft facility is in use.

In this mode the position of the simulator in the flight environment may be moved by placing a finger on the aircraft symbol on the mapping pane, and sliding the aircraft symbol to the new position with the SLIDE gesture - RNS is then relocated to that new position.

(The Move Aircraft action may be completed, or cancelled, by touching the icon again.)

RNS will remain Paused until the Pause Icon is toggled off by touching the Pause Icon again.

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HIDE or DISPLAY THE AIRCRAFT TRACK PLOT ICON

This icon will hide or re-display the aircraft track Plot on the mapping pane.

The Hide Track state is indicated by the Icon being highlighted with a white line around it, and the aircraft track being no longer displayed. (The aircraft track may be Un-Hidden, by single tapping the icon again.)

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HIDE or DISPLAY The Aircraft Position

This Icon will HIDE or DISPLAY the Aircraft position symbol in the mapping pane.

The Hide Aircraft state is indicated by the Icon being highlighted with a white line around it, and the aircraft symbol being no longer displayed. (The aircraft may be Un-Hidden, by single tapping the icon again.)

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Hide or Display NAV 2 - VOR Radial Lines

This icon will HIDE or DISPLAY the Radials Lines from VOR and VOR-DME facilities, selected to NAV 2

The Hide Navigational Radial Lines state is indicated by the Icon being highlighted with a white line around it, and the Radial Lines being no longer displayed. (The Radial Lines may be Un-Hidden, by touching the icon again.)

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The OK Button

Tapping this button will accept the changes (or none) made, and dismiss the Mapping Toolbar.

If RNS was automatically Paused for a Move Action, then the Pause will remain On, to be Un Paused at the discretion of the User.

 

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