7-26. INITIAL CONDITIONS. Initial condition (IC sets (figures 7-9 and 7-10) are
preprogramed sets of operation configurations and geographical locations for the
simulated aircraft. The computer memory is capable of storing up to 45 permanent
IC sets. The setup points associated with automated training programs (demonstra-
tions) can also be used as IC sets. In addition, the store/reset and record/play-
back features offer additional sources of initial conditions. Each IC set places
the simulated aircraft in a specific geographical location and configuration (e.g.,
aircraft dead on the ramp, aircraft with engines running at an airport, aircraft
airborne at 200 feet, etc.). (A sample set of initial conditions is shown in
The IC sets
provide a fairly broad range of starting points for
various instructional activities and save instructor setup time.
a. If none of the permanent IC sets meets requirements. individual parameters
can be temporarily changed by the instructor. Each set of initial conditions con-
tains items/parameters and three command lines. For any sat of conditions (e.g..
the permanent IC's. IC's from auto training programs), the instructor CM retain
specific parameters and can modify the value of the remaining items; change X-Y
location, add/delete fuel (at zero pounds of fuel, the engine flames out: amount of
fuel onboard affects the center of gravity). change OAT, change wind direction (WD)
and wind velocity (WV), etc. In addition, the instructor can build a set of
temporary conditions to wet a specific training requirement. In this way, the
instructor can design a temporary set of conditions to establish and control all
parameters of the training period.
b. I n i t i a l conditions sets are accessed through the keyboard at the IOS in-
dex of permanent IC sets appears on CRT page 100. The specific characteristics of
a given set can be displayed for review (or modification) by keying in its line
number and depressing DISPL on data entry keyboard. (Refer to table 7-5 for the
range of values for each parameter/item.) If review or modification is not neces-
sary, an IC set can be entered directly into the simulation by keying in its 3-
digit identifier code and depressing ENTER. IC sets can be displayed for review at
any time, but the CMS rust be in FREEZE to enter an IC.
c . The initial conditions set is used to place the CMS in the desired geogra-
phical location and configuration to start training, to move the CMS to a new
location and/or configuration during training, end to establish or modify a given
IC set to suit particular training needs (e.g., change altitude, airspeed, heading.
fuel weight, turbulence, etc.).
multiple-page IC's (101A. 101B, etc.) can be brought up by
depressing the PAGE FWD switchlight on the data entry keyboard.