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Title:
American Airlines Boeing 727-200 Advanced
Author:
Charles Fox
Created:
1/21/2002
Updated:
1/21/2002
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Description: American Airlines Boeing 727-200 Advanced

Complete package of files containing an American Airlines Boeing 727-200 Advanced, all-new FS2002 panel for the 727-200 series, and a 727 sound package. Panel bitmap an updated Richard Probst and Chris Arrington original. Panel depicts a typical Boeing 727-200 panel as it appears today in many Boeing 727-200 Advanced aircraft.



FS2002 AMERICAN AIRLINES BOEING 727-200 ADVANCED - THE COMPLETE PACKAGE
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December 2001

FS2002 only. Complete package of files containing an American Airlines Boeing 727-200 Advanced, all-new FS2002 panel for the 727-200 series, and a 727 sound package. Panel bitmap an updated Richard Probst and Chris Arrington original. Panel depicts a typical Boeing 727-200 panel as it appears today in many Boeing 727-200 Advanced aircraft.

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** BEFORE YOU INSTALL THIS PANEL **

1) FSUIPC MODULE v2.73 OR NEWER MUST BE INSTALLED IN YOUR FS2002\Modules FOLDER. THIS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM FLIGHTSIM.COM.

2) ZIP FILE "alcf1.zip" AIRLINE LIST FROM MICHAEL DELONG MUST BE INSTALLED FOR PROPER AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL VOICE TRAFFIC. AVAILABLE FROM FLIGHTSIM.COM

3) BE SURE NONE OF THE FOLLOWING FILES HAVE BEEN DELETED FROM THE FS2002/Gauges FOLDER: "magnetic_compass.gau", "simicons.cab", and for FS2002 Professional users, "beech_baron.cab" (Unless you have deleted any of these files, they should be present by default in your FS2002/Gauges folder). If you are a FS2002 Standard version user and are able to obtain the "beech_baron.cab" files that the Professional version contains, I recommend you use the FS2002 Profession Version Installation Instructions.
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** FS2002 PROFESSIONAL VERSION INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS **


1) Unzip the contents of this ZIP file to a temporary folder.

2) Move the unzipped folder "B727-200 American" directly into your FS2002\Aircraft folder.

3) Open the unzipped folder "cf722 Gauges" and move all 66 *.gau files directly into your FS2002\Gauges folder.

4) Open the unzipped folder "cf722 Panel Pro" and move the "cf722p.bmp" file and the "panel.cfg" file directly into the "FS2002\Aircraft\B727-200 American\Panel" folder. You should now have 3 *.bmp files and a panel.cfg file inside your FS2002\Aircraft\B727-200 American\Panel folder.

5) Open the unzipped folder "cf722 Sounds" and move the 3 *.wav files directly into your "FS2002\Sound" folder (NOT THE "FS2002\Aircraft\B727-200 AMERICAN\SOUND" FOLDER!).

6) You may safely delete the folder "cf722 Panel Standard", and any remaining *.JPG files as they are not needed. You may also delete the file "cf722rp_alt_select.gau" in the FS2002\Gauges folder as it is used in FS2002 Standard Version.

7) Start FS2002 and enjoy the panel.

!! READ THE "KNOWN ISSUES" SECTION BELOW FOR SPECIFICS ABOUT THIS APPLICATION !!
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** FS2002 STANDARD VERSION INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ** (or if you DO NOT have the "beech_baron.cab" file in your FS2002\Gauges folder)


1) Unzip the contents of this ZIP file to a temporary folder.

2) Move the unzipped folder "B727-200 American" directly into your FS2002\Aircraft folder.

3) Open the unzipped folder "cf722 Gauges" and move all 66 *.gau files directly into your FS2002\Gauges folder.

4) Open the unzipped folder "cf722 Panel Standard" and move the "cf722s.bmp" file and the "panel.cfg" file directly into the "FS2002\Aircraft\B727-200 American\Panel" folder. You should now have 3 *.bmp files and a panel.cfg file inside your FS2002\Aircraft\B727-200 American\Panel folder.

5) Open the unzipped folder "cf722 Sounds" and move the 3 *.wav files directly into your "FS2002\Sound" folder (NOT THE "FS2002\Aircraft\B727-200 AMERICAN\SOUND" FOLDER!).

6) You may safely delete the folder "cf722 Panel Pro", and any remaining *.JPG files as they are not needed.

7) Start FS2002 and enjoy the panel.

!! READ THE "KNOWN ISSUES" SECTION BELOW FOR SPECIFICS ABOUT THIS APPLICATION !!
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PANEL FEATURES:


Overhead panel has air conditioning, seat belt, and no smoking switches. FS2002 panel illumination, beacons, strobes, nav, and landing lights. FS2002 Pitot heat, and de-ice also included.

Soft-white lighting on all gauges that should be illuminated at night with panel lights on.

FS2002 panel switches for GPS, throttle, air traffic control, and map. Hit "Shift-5" to open the fuel panel.

Realistic working "fire-cut" handles.

Adjustable auto-throttle airspeed/mach.

Adjustable altitude with a pitch-command autopilot.

FS2002 autostart.

FS2002 Radio Stack.

Yaw Damper warning lights.

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1) The autopilot:

MODE SEL: selects the mode of the autopilot.

BUG: holds heading where the HSI orange bug is located.
NAV1: tracks nav1 course when NAV/GPS switch in NAV. tracks GPS waypoints when NAV/GPS switch in GPS.
APR: ILS localizer and glideslope.
BACK: ILS back course.

PITCH CMD:

ALT: climbs/descends aircraft to altitude selected.
A/S: pitch command off
PITCH CMD ARROW: climb/descent rate (each tick is about 1800ft/min)

AS/AP/AT:

IAS: holds indicated airspeed where the orange airspeed bug is located on the airspeed gauge when AT switch is in ARM position.
OFF: holds mach speed selected in MACH readout when AT switch is in ARM position.
MACH: mach speed readout for current altitude/speed (SEE "OFF" ABOVE).
AP: autopilot master switch
AT: auto throttle ARM/OFF switch

2) The warning lights:

GPWS: comes on only if the aircraft is 1) DESCENDING 2) below 1000
feet AGL with 3) the gear up. It extinguishes as soon as the gear is
lowered or you initiate a climb. This light does not work when over
mountains. Excessive sink rate below 2500 will also trigger the light.

BELOW GLIDESLOPE: comes on if 1) more than one dot below the glide-
slope AND 2) altitude is less than 1000 feet AGL. Light is disabled
below 50 feet AGL.

MASTER CAUTION: comes on during emminent stall or overspeed or if YAW DAMPER is ON with 30 degrees or more flaps.

CONFIGURATION WARNING: simply put, if this light comes on, you've put the
airplane in a dangerous or illogical configuration:

a) speed brake extended with throttle more than 20% advanced.
b) flaps 20 or greater with climb power (or greater) set.
c) gear down above 270 kts.
d) flaps extended above 230 kts.
e) flaps less than 20, in a descent, at less than 160 kts.
f) speed less than 135 with the gear up.
g) flaps greater than 20 with the gear still up.

YAW DAMPER OFF: illuminates when the yaw dampers are off and airspeed
is above 250 kts.

OUT OF TRIM: The light lets you know when you are out of trim, and it is affected
by the flap settings. 0-1-2 is the normal range.

DECISION HEIGHT: comes on when descending through the altitude set
on the radio altimeter, whether it is on or off.

LOW FUEL: comes on when down to 6,950 pounds of fuel (about 13% total capacity), the 45 minute IFR
reserve.

LOW OIL PRESSURE: self explanatory, but normally on when the engines are shut down.

ALTITUDE ALERT: illuminates in ADI when +/- 700 to 300 feet to altitude set in
the altitude alert control head.

3) Fuel panel:

Left, Center, and Right fuel tank gauges show total percentage of fuel and pounds remaining.

Fuel Status gauge shows range, time to empty, amount of fuel remaining and used, and current consumption rates.

4) Known Issues:

- The Pitch Command Autopilot letters are not lighted at night: unknown why this gauge will not night-light, but the gauge does illuminate enough to be seen at night.

- Although landing lights are accurately simulated on the aircraft model, they do not illuminate the runway. This a MSFS issue and will hopefully be resolved with a patch.

- The American 727 model has "black triangular" areas near the tail at night. Hopefully this will also be corrected soon.

- There are no engine-start buttons in this panel. Use the FS2002 autostart function of "Ctrl-E" to autostart.

- There is no Sim Icon available to open the fuel panel. Hit "Shift-5" to toggle the fuel panel.

- Turn the autopilot airspeed selector knob to "OFF" before switching between the IAS and MACH functions.

- Opening this flight model in FS2002 FSEdit may change the name of the aircraft from "American" to "American Pacific". This can be corrected by typing in "American" in FSEdit before saving or corrected in the aircraft.cfg file.
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THANKS TO:

David Randolph who generously gave his permission to use his American 727-200 Advanced model for this project. Also thanks to David for the use of his cabin chime sounds used in the seat belt / no smoking switches.

Daniel Careri who also was generous enough to allow the use of his sound files for this project.

Richard Probst and Chris Arrington who made the original panel bitmaps that guided me through this project. Additional thanks go to Richard who originally designed many of the gauges that were modified for this project.

All the gauge designers who make an application like this possible.

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NOTES:

A MS Excel file, "AIRfileFuelBurn.xls" is provided to compare this flight model's fuel burn to an actual B727-200. You may save or delete this file as desired.

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TERMS OF USE:

This panel is FREEWARE. You may distribute it freely provided that no money
is charged for it and that the original zip remains intact. It may not be
distributed by CD or disk. You may put it on web pages that do not charge a
download fee without asking further permission.

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CONTACT: (Please read the KNOWN ISSUES section above)

I will attempt to respond to all comments, suggestions, problems and questions regarding this panel. Before you ask about a specific problem, please make sure you followed all suggestions made in the "BEFORE YOU INSTALL THIS PANEL" and read the section "Known Issues" above.

Charles Fox
Texas, USA

cpfox_flightsim@hotmail.com

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