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The Bell 407 is a four-blade, single-engine, civil utility helicopter; a derivative of the Bell 206L-4 LongRanger. The 407 uses
the four-blade, soft-in-plane design rotor with composite hub. The Bell 407 is frequently used for corporate and offshore
transport, as an air ambulance, law enforcement, electronic news gathering and movie making.

WEIGHT
Maximum Gross Weight 5,250 lbs.
Empty Weight 3,050 lbs.
Useful Load 2,200 lbs.
Useful Load with full fuel 1,450 lbs.
Maximum External Load 2,646 lbs.

PERFORMANCE
Service Ceiling 16,050 ft.
Hover Ceiling, IGE 5,400 ft.
Hover Ceiling, OGE 5,400 ft.
Installed Horsepower 813 hp. “Welcome Captain!
Takeoff Power 674 hp.
Max. Continuous Power 630 hp. enjoy your flight”
CAPACITIES
Required Crew 1
Passengers 6

ROTOR BLADES
Main 4
Tail 2

SPEED
VNE (Maximum Air Speed) 140 kts.
ECON. Cruise (Efficiency) 132 kts.

RANGE
Maximum Fuel Range 327 nm.
Maximum Endurance 3.8 hrs.

FUEL
Fuel Capacity 127.8 gal.

ENGINE
Manufacturer Allison
Model 250-C47B
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Summary
01 –– Intro
01 Intro
02 -- Summary
02 Summary
03 –– Installation
03 Installation

04 -- Helicopter
04 Helicopter Controls
Controls || Cyclic
Cyclic -- Pedals
Pedals -- Throttle
Throttle
05 -- Helicopter
05 Helicopter Controls
Controls || Cyclic
Cyclic Menu
Menu && Trim
Trim
06 -- Helicopter
06 Helicopter Controls
Controls || Collective
Collective

07 -- Instruments
07 Instruments || Main
Main Panel
Panel
08 -- Instruments
08 Instruments || Caution
Caution Panel
Panel
09 -- Instruments
09 Instruments || Caution
Caution Panel
Panel Description
Description #1
#1
10 -- Instruments
10 Instruments || Caution
Caution Panel
Panel Description
Description #2
#2
11 -- Instruments
11 Instruments || Console
Console

12 -- Overhead
12 Overhead || Circuit
Circuit Breakers
Breakers
13 -- Overhead
13 Overhead || Switches
Switches
14 -- Overhead
14 Overhead || Rotor
Rotor Brake
Brake &
& Map
Map Light
Light

15 –– Floats
15 Floats

16 –– Headphone
16 Headphone

17 -- SmartMenu
17 SmartMenu || Interior
Interior Menu
Menu // SmartLivery
SmartLivery // Report
Report
18 -- SmartMenu
18 SmartMenu || Interior
Interior Menu
Menu // Stability
Stability // Customize
Customize // FOV
FOV // VOLUME
VOLUME // QUICKVIEWS
QUICKVIEWS
19 -- SmartMenu
19 SmartMenu || Exterior
Exterior Menu
Menu
20 -- SmartMenu
20 SmartMenu || External
External Clicking
Clicking Areas
Areas // Doors
Doors // Baggage
Baggage && Battery
Battery Compartments
Compartments
21 -- SmartMenu
21 SmartMenu || External
External Clicking
Clicking Areas
Areas // Refueling
Refueling

22 -- AAPS
22 AAPS || Airspeed
Airspeed Actuated
Actuated Pedal
Pedal Stop
Stop

23 -- Fadec
23 Fadec || Full-Authority
Full-Authority Digital
Digital Electronic
Electronic Control
Control
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Installation
The installation is fairly simple, as is any aircraft for X-Plane.
Extract / Copy all content from the downloaded file to your desired folder,
for example: Aircraft/Helicopters/Dreamfoil_B407

DO NOT MOVE ANY FILES FROM THE AIRCRAFT FOLDER, PLUGINS


SHOULD STAY IN THE B407 PLUGINS FOLDER!

Requires X-Plane 10.25+ in order to run properly, X-Plane is software in constant


development and we can't guarantee that all systems will run in newer versions of X-Plane,
so please make a backup of your oldest working version, before upgrading X-Plane.

WARNING FOR WINDOWS USERS


The DreamEngine requires Open-AL drivers to be installed on your computer in order to
run on Windows. The latest version of drivers can be found on link below:
http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal
http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal
If you use Windows Vista or higher it may come with your system by default, so discard this
advice.

Performance
This helicopter features a highly detailed 3D model and greatly improved
technology. It´s important to bear in mind that this aircraft will place greater
demands on your hardware than default aircraft.

To achieve greater FPS (frames per second), you can disable HDR Rendering in
Rendering Options, this will dramatically improve your fps.

Minimal System Requirements


A Core Duo 2Ghz processor +
1.0 GB RAM
A Geforce 8800gtx or equivalent
120 MB hard drive space
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Helicopter Controls
Cyclic
Cyclic
The Cyclic is used to control helicopter attitude, moving it forward will pitch
the nose down, moving aft will pitch it up. Move it left to roll aircraft to the left
and right to roll to the right.

Remember that all cyclic inputs should be done smoothly, large and aggressive
movements are not necessary!

Pedals
Pedals
The pedals are used mainly to counteract the torque produced by the main
rotor, but they are also used to maintain heading whilst at low speeds.

Collective &
Collective & Twist
Twist Throttle
Throttle
The collective is used to collectively change the pitch of main rotor blades,
thus increasing lift. It´s used to change the helicopter altitude. However you
must remember to keep TRQ, MGT and NG within limits, as shown on the
panel.

The twist throttle on the collective lever is used to switch between Idle and
Flight. This sets the Main Rotor (NR) RPM for each position, and the RPM is
then maintained automatically by the FADEC.
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Helicopter Controls...
Cyclic Menu
Cyclic Menu
Cyclic Menu can be set by clicking on hat button on top of cyclic.

Cyclic Friction:
Its a toggle, click to disable or enable.

Trim Center:
Click to reset cyclic trim positions.

Cyclic Trim
Cyclic Trim
The Bell 407 is equipped with a cyclic trim system.

It works like a re-centering system, you must assign the command


'B407/flight_controls/force_trim' to a joystick button, then once you press
and hold the button you can move the cyclic back to center and release the
button. While moving with force_trim pressed, the swashplate will not move,
allowing the re-positioning of the cyclic without affecting aircraft attitude.

To reset the trim system the command 'B407/flight_controls/trim_release' is


available, just press this command and it will automatically set Pitch and Roll
trims to center position removing any offset, be careful while using this
inflight.

Commands available for Trim


B407/flight_controls/force_trim - Force Trim to new position
B407/flight_controls/trim_release - Release/Recenter Trim
sim/flight_controls/aileron_trim_left - Trim to Left
sim/flight_controls/aileron_trim_right - Trim to Right
sim/flight_controls/pitch_trim_up - Trim Up
sim/flight_controls/pitch_trim_down - Trim Down
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Helicopter Controls...
Collective
Collective
The collective is used to collectively change pitch of
the main rotor blades, thus increasing lift the
Collective is used to control the pitch of all blades at
the same time, but on the same control its possible
to access other functions.

03 01 – Arm the Float inflate system.


04 02 – Inflate the Floats.
01 03 – Landing Light (Off – FWD – BOTH)

02 04 – Starter Button
It's important to note that the Starter Button work
05 differently on Manual and Automatic FADEC start.

MANUAL – Starter will stay engaged as long as the


button is in the forward position.

06 AUTOMATIC – Starter will engage when the button


goes forward and will stay engaged until the start-up
procedure has finished NG > 55% or the Pilot sets the
button backward to manually disengages the starter.

05 – Fuel cutoff Latch


This allows the throttle to go below the Idle position,
where when set, will prevent fuel entering the
chamber.

When going from cutoff to idle, the Pilot will have 60


seconds to press the starter button in automatic
mode, after 60 seconds the latch will stay
permanently disabled until the Pilot sets it to cutoff
and idle again.
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Instruments
Main Panel
Main Panel

01 02 03

04 05 06
07 08 17
15 16

09 10
18 20
19
11 12 26
23
27 22
13 14 21
24 25
01 – ELT 19 – HSI (HORIZONTAL SITUATION INDICATOR)
02 – CAUTION/WARNING PANEL 20 – CLIMB (VERTICAL SPEED INDICATOR)
03 – CAUTION/WARNING LT TEST 21 – ADF/VOR
04 – LCD TEST 22 – RADAR ALTIMETER
05 – INSTR CHECK (click to check for exceedances) 23 – TURN/BANK
06 – HORN MUTE 24 – FADEC MODE (AUTO/MANUAL)
07 – CLOCK/VOLTIMETER 25 – FUEL VALVE
08 – TORQUE INDICATOR 26 – PEDAL STOP and HSI MODE (GPS OR NAV)
09 – FUEL PSI / AMPS
10 – MGT (MEASURED GAS TEMPERATURE) 27
11 – FUEL QTY FUEL QTY – DISPLAY FWD TANK FUEL QTY
12 – NG FADEC HORN TST – TEST FADEC HORN
13 – XMSN OIL PSI / TEMP OVSPD TEST – TEST FADEC OVERSPEED
14 – ENG OIL PSI / TEMP
15 – AIRSPEED INDICATOR
16 – ATTITUDE INDICATOR
18 – NP/NR RPM INDICATOR
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CAUTION PANEL

BATTERY HOT – [RED]


The battery hot warning includes the BATTERY HOT warning light and internal battery overtemp sensor switches. Both
switches are activated when the battery temperature of 140 to 150 ° F (60 to 65.5 ° C). When the warning light illuminates,
the battery switch must be turned off to allow the battery temperature to decrease.

ENGINE OVERSPEED – [RED]


The engine overspeed warning system provides a visual indication of an engine overspeed condition. The OVSPD warning
light is red and is located on the caution panel. The light is activated when either NG or NP exceeds normal operation
limits.

FADEC FAIL – [RED]


The FADEC FAIL caution light system utilizes a red caution light to warn the pilot of a failure of the FADEC during start or
during flight.

XMSN OIL PRESS – [RED]


The transmission oil pressure caution system includes the TRANS OIL PRESS caution light and an oil pressure switch. The
pressure switch, which is installed in the transmission oil pressure line to the indicator, serves to activate a TRANS OIL
PRESS caution light on the instrument panel to advise of low oil pressure. The light will illuminate at a decreasing pressure
of 32 psig, and it will extinguish at a maximum increasing pressure of 36 psig.

XMSN OIL TEMP – [RED]


The transmission oil temperature switch, which is located next to the temperature builb on the transmission oil filter
assembly, will close when the temperature of the oil rises above 110 °C and the caution light will illuminate.

AUTO RELIGHT – [WHITE]


Engine igniter is operating. This light will illuminate when FADEC is in MANUAL mode. The light will also be on during start.

PEDAL STOP – [AMBER]


When illuminated indicate the failure of the Pedal Restrictor Control Unit (PRCU).

BAGGAGE DOOR – [AMBER]


Illuminate if the baggage door is not securely fastened.

BATTERY RELAY – [AMBER]


The battery relay caution light will illuminate if battery switch is placed in the OFF position. The battery is still connected to
the DC BUS.

CHECK INSTRUMENT – [AMBER]


Torque, MGT or NG has detected an exceedance. Flashing of LCD trend arc and digital display of the affected instrument
indicates an impeding exceedance. The letter E in the digital display indicates an exceedance has occurred.
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CAUTION PANEL...
CYCLIC CENTERING – [AMBER]
A proximity sensor below the pilots cyclic is energized when cyclic is NOT centered. When there is weight on landing gear
this illuminates the light [regardless of operating RPM].

ENGINE ANTI-ICE – [AMBER]


The anti-ice switch is on. The engine is receiving anti-icing bleed air, which is required to be ON in visible moisture when
ambient temperature is at or below 5°C (40°F).

ENGINE CHIP DETECTOR – [AMBER]


The engine chip detector caution illuminates if ferrous metal particles are found in the oil, the magnet will attract them and
when there are sufficient metal particles to complete the circuit, the ENG CHIP caution light will illuminate.

FADEC DEGRADED – [AMBER]


The FADEC degrade light will illuminate if a degraded condition either during flight or during shutdown occurs.

FADEC FAULT – [AMBER]


The Fadec fault light will illuminating if MGT, TRQ or NG automatic limiting circuit(s) are not functional.

FADEC MANUAL – [AMBER]


The FADEC manual light will illuminate when no automatic governing is available. The Auto Relight caution light will also
illuminate.

FUEL BOOST PUMPS – [AMBER]


The fuel pump caution light will illuminate if fuel flow on respective pumps is reduced.

FUEL FILTER – [AMBER]


The fuel filter caution will illuminate if a pressure differential of approximately 1 psi develops at the airframe filter, the filter
pressure switch will close and energizes the FUEL FILTER caution light, thereby alerting the pilot that the fuel filter is
beginning to clog.

FUEL LOW – [AMBER]


The fuel low system, which is independent of the fuel quantity system, will illuminate when approximately 110 pounds
(52.2 kg) of fuel remains in the aft tank.

FUEL TRANSFER PUMPS – [AMBER]


The fuel transfer will illuminate when respective fuel flow in those pumps is reduced.

FUEL VALVE – [AMBER]


The fuel shutoff valve, located above the aft fuel cell on the right side of helicopter, is an electrically operated, motor
driven valve and provides a means of shutting off fuel to the engine. The amber light is activated when fuel valve position
differs from the Fuel Valve switch indication.

GENERATOR FAILURES – [AMBER]


The generator failure will illuminate when generator is not on line.
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CAUTION PANEL...
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM – [AMBER]
Hydraulic pressure is below operating limits.

LITTER DOOR – [AMBER]


The litter door caution light will illuminate when the litter door is not securely fastened.

RESTART FAULT – [WHITE]


The Restart Fault light will illuminate when the system detects a fault in the ECU and will not allow a start in the auto mode.

START – [WHITE]
The start light is a white advisory light and will illuminate when the start relay is in start mode.

TRANSMISSION CHIP DETECTOR – [AMBER]


The transmission chip detector will illuminate when ferrous metal particles are found in the oil, the magnet will attract
them; when there are sufficient particles to complete the circuit, the XMSN CHIP caution light will come on.

TAIL ROTOR GEARBOX CHIP DETECTOR – [AMBER]


The tail rotor gearbox chip detector will illuminate when ferrous metal particles are found in the oil, the magnet will attract
them; when there are sufficient particles to complete the circuit, the T/R CHIP will come on.
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Instruments
CONSOLE
CONSOLE

01 01
02 02
03
04 03
05 04

Normal stack Garmin430 stack


01 – INTERCOM 01 – INTERCOMM
02 – NAV1/COMM1 RADIOS 02 – GARMIN 430
03 – COMM2 RADIO 03 – TRANSPONDER
04 - TRANSPONDER 04 – ADF/VOR FREQUENCY
05 – ADF/VOR FREQUENCY

The console panel includes 2 versions that can be switched by accessing SmartMenu > Customize > Garmin 430.
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OVERHEAD
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Bell 407 comes with a functional set of Circuit Breakers,
they can disable their respective counterparts.

CB's are disposed into small groups


-NAV/COMM
-LIGHTS
- INSTR
- GENERATOR
- ENGINE CONTROLS
- ENGINE INSTR
- FUEL
- XMSN INSTR

When disabled, the Landing and Taxi lights will blink.

Disable Pedal Stop actuator


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OVERHEAD
SWITCHES
SWITCHES
The switches panel allows you to disable or enable essential
functions of the helicopter.

BOOST XFR (LEFT / RIGHT)


Enable the fuel tank pumps.

FLIGHT INSTR
DG – Directional Gyro for HSI
ATT – Attitude Indicator
TURN – Turn coordinator for TURN/BANK gauge

INSTR LT
Rotary button that enables and control intensity of
instruments lighting.

AIR COND
Controls the Air Conditioning system.

INST DIM CAUT LIT – Will dim caution and instrument lights, note that this will set instruments light to a fixed intensity.

CABIN LT – Enable Passengers area lighting.

POS LT – Enable Positional Lights.

DEFOG – Not functional on the sim.

PITOT HEATER – Heating system for pitot.

ENG ANTI ICE – Enable the bleed air to inlet to prevent engine icing

AVIONICS MASTER – Enable avionics.

HYDR SYS – Enable/Disable hydraulic system.

ANT COLL LT – Enable/Disable Anti Collision Light.

GEN – Generator 3 stage switch (RESET, OFF, ON)

BATT – Enable/Disable Battery.


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OVERHEAD
ROTOR BRAKE
ROTOR BRAKE

The Rotor Brake is used to decelerate the rotor on shutdown, It's important to note that it must only be
used while below 40% of NR to avoid stress and overheating.

MAP LIGHT
MAP LIGHT
The map light can be used on dark operations to
help with reading instruments, the activation of
this light is done by simply clicking over it.

Map light can be moved into any direction, click


and drag on the support below the light for
manipulate the direction of it.
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Floats
Collective
Collective
Bell 407 comes with inflatable floats.

It's important to note that they will only be available if


“Baskets or Low Skid” are not equipping the current livery.

Editing is pretty simple, go to the external view, click on the


Pitot/Nose of helicopter, and the SmartMenu will appear, to
have it working ensure that these options are set.

Low Skid – Disabled


Floats – Enabled
Left Basket – Disabled
Right Basket – Disabled

Weather settings

It's important to set a maximum wave


height of 00.5! Any value above this will
greatly increase the danger and risk of
flipping at water.

Deflated VNE
Deflated VNE 140kts
140kts Inflated VNE
Inflated VNE 60kts
60kts
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HeadPhone

The headphone simulation is something we implemented earlier in first


developments, since the Jetranger it's available in all our helicopters. CLICK AREA

Interaction is very simple, just click on the described area to wear the
headphone, by doing that, the sounds will become muffled like in real life, this
will produce less pronounced high frequencies like turbine whine that can get
annoying during prolonged flights.
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SmartMenu
Interior Menu
Interior Menu
It's accessible by clicking on Right/Top edge of Panel, the SmartMenu
makes it possible to easily access functions and features of Bell 407.

SmartLivery
SmartLivery
Interactive way to swap between liveries on the fly, it's also possible to
preview the actual livery you´re going to change to, making the experience
more comfortable.

Report
Report
Report give a status message about helicopter usage, it's useful
to see if you have stressed the helicopter.

Fuel estimate – It's an estimate in hours of your current


remaining fuel quantity.

Datcom - Known as Hobbsmeter or Hourmeter, it starts


counting when the engine is running and the landing sensor
detects that the helicopter is not touching the ground.

Min and Max G's – Automatically saves the maximum * All report values are saved per livery.
achieved forces.

MGT / NG / TRQ Exceedance – Shows if any have exceeded.

Crashes – Number of crashes, this number can't be reset.


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SmartMenu
Interior Menu...
Interior Menu...
Stability
Stability
Stability menu allow to specify the percentages for (Yaw, Roll and Pitch)
stability augmentation.

Arcade mode
in this mode, the helicopter will restore the neutral attitude if cyclic back
to center, very useful for beginners.

Rigid Cruise
This is a new feature, It shares the same principle of Stability
Augmentation, but instead of keeping in a fixed value it will
progressively increase the values from Hover to Cruise making long
flights an easier task for general simmers.

Customize
Customize
GPU – Enable/Disable Ground Power Unit.

Garmin 430 – Enable/Disable the console panel with Garmin 430.

Tie Down / Caps – Place ties and Caps when engine is shutdown and
rotor is stationary.

Rotor Shadows – Disable blur shadows for rotor when spinning fast.

FOV
FOV VOLUME
VOLUME Quick Views
Quick Views

Easy changing of FOV without Change DreamEngine gain Fast way to set preset views
requiring access to the rendering
window
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SmartMenu
Exterior Menu
Exterior Menu
In the exterior view you can click on the pitot/nose of helicopter
to access the exterior menu.

GPU – Enable/Disable Ground Power Unit

* Low Skid – Swap between high or low skids versions

* Frahm Damper – Enable/Disable frahm damper(hat) on rotor


head

* Glass Doors – Swap between normal or glass doors

* Door V/Window – Add/Remove venting windows to normal


doors

* Floats – Add/Remove floats, check the float page for more


information

* Left Basket – Add/Remove left basket

* Right Basket – Add/Remove left basket

* Wire Cutters – Add/Remove wire cutters


* Changes are automatically saved per livery.
Tie Down/Caps – Add/Remove tie down and caps, engine must be
not running and rotor stationary

Rotor Shadows – Add/Remove fast blur rotor shadows

Battery Compartment – Open/Close battery compartment


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SmartMenu
External Clicking
External Clicking Areas
Areas

Doors
Doors

Baggage Compartment
Baggage Compartment

Click on doors to get inside of helicopter

Battery Compartment
Battery Compartment

Click to Open/Close

Click to disconnect or connect battery


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SmartMenu
External Clicking
External Clicking Areas
Areas

Refueling
Refueling
By clicking on the fuel inlet will display the refueling pie menu, move
your mouse around the inner area of circle, the gray text displays the
value for current mouse position, clicking with mouse will set fill the
fuel tank with new values.
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AAPS
AIRSPEED ACTUATED
AIRSPEED ACTUATED PEDAL
PEDAL STOP
STOP
The directional control system incorporates an Airspeed Actuated Pedal Stop which acts to automatically restrict pedal
input during cruise flight, while allowing maximum pedal authority for low airspeed and hovering flight.

The Airspeed Actuated Pedal Stop will restrict left pedal range of travel by -25% when airspeed is greater than 55 KIAS and
will restore full pedal authority when airspeed falls below 50 KIAS.

This systems prevents the tail rotor from achieving a maximum flapping condition where it would enter in contact the
vertical stabilizer causing a catastrophic failure of the tail rotor and vertical stabilizer.
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FADEC
Equipped with a Full-Authority Digital Electronic Control, Bell 407 is capable of almost fully automatic start.

The system control fuel flow to keep TRQ and MGT inside of normal operating limits, reducing the workload of pilot during
the start-up process. Bell 407 can be operated in AUTO or MAN mode, the
switch is located on left side of Fuel Valve.

Pilot must have the knowledge that FADEC operation in MAN is prohibited,
it shall be used only for training or emergency.

AUTO MODE
AUTO MODE
In this mode FADEC will take care of start-up process, throttle must be
placed at idle during the procedure, the system will automatically control
fuel flow to keep MGT inside of it's limits, pilot still look for any
exceedance and abort start if necessary.

After start has been achieved throttle will control NR rpm from idle to Full
RPM, during spool up FADEC will also limit TRQ to avoid excessive TRQ at
ground.

MAN MODE
MAN MODE
In this mode FADEC will be disabled and fuel control should be done
manually during start-up process and flight, during start throttle must be
on cutoff position before reaching 12% NG, pilot should then monitor
MGT and abort if exceedance is about to occur.

After start has been achieved throttle will control NG and no governing of
NR will be available so it's up to pilot to manually

ABORT &
ABORT & SHUTDOWN
SHUTDOWN
For aborting and shutdown procedures follow this steps.

1 – Roll throttle to idle


2 – Press on cutoff latch button
And always remember, Fly safe!

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