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Interior Lighting and Aircraft Presets

Interior Lighting Presets

Usage

The Interior Lighting Presets page allows you to save and load up to 8 presets for lighting levels of all internal lights and display brightness settings.

Lighting presets can be loaded manually or automatically.

Lighting Preset can only be loaded and saved when the aircraft is powered.

Changing Preset Name

To change a preset's name click on the current name of the preset and change the name to any string up to 16 characters. When you leave the input field a confirmation dialog will ask you to confirm the name change. Press Confirm to save the new name.

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Load a Preset

Manual

To load a preset please click on the "Load Preset" button. The aircraft must be powered for the buttons to be enabled.

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Automatic

You can also configure the aircraft to set your lighting preset automatically depending on the time of day. There are three configurable settings based on the simulator's time of day.

Using the automatic preset only sets the aircraft lighting once (when enabled or aircraft power is switched on). This feature will not automatically change your flight deck lighting as time progresses during your flight.

Select a preset from the dropdown menu and ensure that you enable the feature using the toggle.

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Save a Preset

To save a preset please click on the "Save Preset" button. The aircraft must be powered for the buttons to be enabled.

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A confirmation dialog will appear to prevent you to accidentally overwrite existing presets.

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Aircraft Presets

Aircraft presets allow you to automatically let a virtual co-pilot set up your aircraft to the requested preset state.

When loading a preset the virtual co-pilot will perform all necessary setup tasks in real time. Therefore, systems like ADIR alignment, APU start, Engine starts will take the usual time to start up.

You as the pilot can use the time to set up the FMGC (MCDU), Flight Control Unit (FCU), Transponder-Ident and radios.

It is important that you still set up the MCDU and FCU correctly for a successful flight.

Aircraft presets can only be used on the ground.

Interference While Loading a Preset

You can interfere with the setup of the virtual co-pilot any time, but it will be your own responsibility to make sure the setup is correct after the virtual co-pilot has finished setting up. Also, there is the risk that the virtual co-pilot will wait for certain steps to complete forever if you interrupt these steps before they complete.

E.g. if the virtual co-pilot started the APU and you turn it off before the procedure is complete it can happen that the virtual co-pilot waits in vain for this step to complete. In this case you must cancel the loading with the Cancel button.

Loading a Preset

To load a preset click on the corresponding preset button.

To avoid accidentally loading a preset a confirmation dialog will appear.

During the loading the status bar will show the currently executed step.

It will also show when the execution pauses for certain steps to complete. For example ADIR alignment, the APU start and the engines starts.

Canceling Loading a Preset

You can cancel loading of a preset any time by pressing the Cancel button. The currently executed step will be completed and the aircraft will be in between presets in the state up to the last executed step. You can then either complete the setup manually or simply click another preset (or the same) to be loaded.

Aircraft States Overview

State System
Cold & Dark All Systems Off
POWERED_CONFIG_ON BAT1 On SOP: PRELIMINARY COCKPIT PREPARATION
BAT2 On
EXT PWR On
APU Fire Test On If no Ext Pwr is available we start the APU here
APU Fire Test Off
APU Master On
APU Start On
Waiting on AC BUS Availability
Crew Oxy On SOP: COCKPIT PREPARATION
GND CTL On
CVR Test On
CVR Test Off
ADIRS 1 Nav
ADIRS 2 Nav
ADIRS 3 Nav
Strobe Auto
Nav & Logo Lt On
SEAT BELTS On
NO SMOKING Auto
EMER EXT Lt Arm
Waiting on FWC Initialization
Waiting...
APU Fire Test On APU fire test
APU Fire Test Off
APU Master On After fire test we start the APU
APU Start On
ENG 1 Fire Test On ENG fire test
ENG 1 Fire Test Off
ENG 2 Fire Test On
ENG 2 Fire Test Off
Waiting on APU Availability
APU Bleed On
PUSHBACK_CONFIG_ON EXT PWR Off SOP: BEFORE PUSHBACK OR START
Beacon On
FUEL PUMP 2 On
FUEL PUMP 5 On
FUEL PUMP 1 On
FUEL PUMP 4 On
FUEL PUMP 3 On
FUEL PUMP 6 On
COCKPIT DOOR LCK
Await ADIRS 1 Alignment
Await ADIRS 2 Alignment
Await ADIRS 3 Alignment
TAXI_CONFIG_ON
ENG MODE SEL START SOP: ENGINE START
ENG 2 ON
Await ENG 2 AVAIL
ENG 1 ON
Await ENG 1 AVAIL
ENG MODE SEL NORM SOP: AFTER START
APU Bleed Off
APU Master Off
Spoiler Arm
Rudder Trim Reset
Flaps 1
NOSE Lt Taxi SOP: TAXI
RWY TURN OFF Lt L On
RWY TURN OFF Lt R On
PWS Auto
Transponder On
ATC ALT RPTG On
TCAS TRAFFIC ABV
Autobrake Max
TERR ON ND Capt. On
T.O. Config
TAKEOFF_CONFIG_ON WX Radar On SOP: TAXI
WX Radar Mode
TCAS Switch TA/RA SOP: BEFORE TAKEOFF
Strobe On
Cabin Ready
NOSE Lt Takeoff SOP: TAKE OFF
LL Lt L On
LL Lt R On
TAKEOFF_CONFIG_OFF LL Lt L Off
LL Lt R Off
NOSE Lt Takeoff
Strobe Auto
TCAS Switch TA/RA
WX Radar Mode
WX Radar Off
TAXI_CONFIG_OFF TERR ON ND Capt. Off
Autobrake Off
TCAS TRAFFIC ABV
ATC ALT RPTG Off
Transponder Off
PWS Off
RWY TURN OFF Lt L Off
RWY TURN OFF Lt R Off
NOSE Lt Taxi
Flaps 0
Rudder Trim Reset
Spoiler Disarm
ENG 1 Off
ENG 2 Off
ENG 1 N1 <3%
ENG 2 N1 <3%
PUSHBACK_CONFIG_OFF COCKPIT DOOR OP
FUEL PUMP 2 Off
FUEL PUMP 5 Off
FUEL PUMP 1 Off
FUEL PUMP 4 Off
FUEL PUMP 3 Off
FUEL PUMP 6 Off
Beacon Off
POWERED_CONFIG_OFF NO SMOKING Off
EMER EXT Lt Off
GND CTL Off
SEAT BELTS Off
Strobe Off
Nav & Logo Lt Off
Crew Oxy Off
ADIRS 3 Off
ADIRS 2 Off
ADIRS 1 Off
APU Bleed Off
APU Master Off
EXT PWR Off
BAT2 Off
BAT1 Off
AC BUS Off Check
CVR Test Reset
APU Fire Test Reset
ENG 1 Fire Test Reset
ENG 2 Fire Test Reset
FWC Init Reset

Quick Help

For convenience there is also a summarized help page in the flyPad for your reference.


Last update: November 19, 2022