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What it Speedy Copilot ?
Speedy Copilot makes for you the steps normally done by the first officer and pilot monitoring, when you are pilot flying and captain of a Boeing 737. Speedy copilot is intended for the IXEG 737 (version 1.21 and above).
It was tested and works with X-plane 11.20 and IXEG 1.21 along Better Pushback and JAR GroundHandling.
It is not very realistic to do all the steps required in the procedures on your own. The Flight Crew Operating Manual makes a clear separation between actions from the left hand seat and the right hand seat. So we'd like to have the right hand actions (F/O, PM) done for us in reaction to the phase of flight and to left seat actions (CPT, PF).
Several options exist to have a virtual copilot flying with you In X-Plane. But they might be technically complex, challenging to maintain, or require payware softwares.
The intent was to provide a simple solution!
We have made a transcript from the FCOM into a Lua script for the IXEG 737.
We have made the transcription of the following procedures :
Preflight procedure (triggered by the left hand side oxygen mask test)
Before start (triggered by the beacon to ON)
Before taxi (trigger by both engine generators to ON)
Before takeoff, securing the cabin (optionnal, triggered by strobe ON) Runway Entry procedure (including TCAS control, triggered by left outboard landing light)
Take off run : gear and flaps retraction schedule (automatic trigger)
Flight 100 and climbing items (automatic trigger)
Flight 100 and descending items (automatic trigger)
Approach, flaps extension schedule (automatic trigger with available selection of FLAPS 30 or FLAPS 40 configuration)
Go around (automatic trigger upon positive rate)
After landing procedure (triggered by speedbrake down on ground)
Apron entry (lights and doors) (triggered by runway turnoff lights OFF)
Shutdown procedure until turn around state (beacon to OFF)
The procedures are either manually triggered or automatically called.
The Copilot is not calling the checklist. The copilot is doing the procedure.
You can listen to the cabin PA and boarding music if PA receiver is activated on the left hand side Radio Management Panel. Cabin crew is handled by Speedy Copilot without pilot intervention according to phase of flight. In addition, the first officer pressure altimeter setting is linked to the captain's one. If you change the barometric settings, the F/O will synchronize his one.
Installation Extract IXEG_proc.lua and the sound directory into ..\X-Plane 11\Resources\plugins\FlyWithLua\Scripts
Don't forget to read the manual !
Where to discuss it ?
You can discuss this file in the IXEG forum if you wish :
MINOAN AIRLINES - a fictionnal livrery for the IXEG Classic
Minoan Lines is a greek ferry boat compagny which was created in Crete, Greece in 1972. With this livrery, we adapted the design of the maritime compagny and apply them to a fictionnal subsidiary in air transportation, namely « Minoan Airlines ».
(We have no link with Grimaldi Group nor Minoan Lines. We changed « Minoan Lines » to « Minoan Airlines », a fictionnal title not representative of any real compagny).