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  • Quest Kodiak PILOTS FLIGHT MANUAL

    PILOTS FLIGHT MANUAL

    QUEST KODIAK FLIGHT MANUAL2nd Edition April 16th 2009

  • INTRODUCTION

    The Quest Kodiak is a very unique and quite new, high technology STOL aircraft, designed to have an extremely long, hard working life span with a rugged airframe designed to stand up to all of the elements and difficult environments of remote parts of the world. This aircraft features a new form of wing design called discontinuous that features a dual leading edge, cord design. This means basically each wing has two types of wings on it. The inner wing area is designed to stall at higher stall speeds while the outer wing sections are designed to stall at slower speeds, enabling longer use of the ailerons at very slow speeds.

    The Quest Kodiak is powered by the awesome Pratt and Whitney PT-6 Jet Turbine engine, producing a maximum of 750 SHP and a continuous output of 700 SHP. The incredible jet can propel the Kodiak into the air on a short field take-off and get this huge craft up to 180 knots in short order.

    Designed by the Missionary Aviation Fellowship, a Christian based group formed after WWII to help impoverished areas of the world that needed aid and also to supply Christian Ministries. Their plan was to make a plane that could withstand the huge amounts of wear and tear that such a plane needs to endure, on a daily basis, for decades. What they came up with is this 10 seater, high wing configuration aircraft with the airframe of a tank, sporting a dependable jet powerplant that can run on basic fuels that are found all over the world. The fuselage is also designed for hauling cargo, boasting 248 Cubic Feet of cargo space, and 310 Cubic Feet with cargo belly pod fitted.

    The Avionics system is the famed Garmin G1000 panel screen system, featuring a complete array of data management, from various GPS based data and terrain maps, to a complete Avionics sweet for all forms of aero navigation, which is most needed in the remote reaches of the world. The standard Garmin package presently ordered by most is the Garmin, G1000 system that uses the S-TEC 5-50X Auto Pilot.

    It should be noted that Quest provide a Missionary plane at cost to the MAF for every 10th aircraft they produce. The MAF Christian Group have already scheduled many missionary plane orders with Quest.

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  • INTRODUCTION

    With a Stall speed of 59 knots with full flaps, STOL take-off capabilities, cruise of 150 knots, and a maximum of nearly 190 knots, this is the ultimate Bush plane of today, an adventure aircraft designed to go where no other plane is designed to go, and endure the roughest elements and locations that can be found. This is the Quest Kodiak.

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  • PERFORMANCE STATS

    Typical price = $1,600,000Seats = 8 Passengers + 2 Pilots; 10 totalEngine = P & W PT6, 750 shp takeoff, 700 shp continuous @ 2200 rev/minutePropeller = Hartzell 96 inch diameter, four-blade, full-feathering, reversibleProp clearance = 19 inchLength = 33.4 feetHeight = 15.4 feetWingspan = 45.0 feetWing area = 240 feetTakeoff weight = 6,750 poundsLanding weight = 6,690 poundsApprox empty weight= 3,700 poundsUseable fuel = 320 US gallons/2,144 poundsS/L rate of climb = 1,540 feet/minute maximumCertified ceiling = 25,000 feetTakeoff ground roll= 760 feetT/O w 50' obstacke = 1,212 feetLanding ground roll= 915 feet without thrust reverse usageLanding w 50' obst = 1,681 feetCruise speed = 185 knots maximumRange = 1,032 nautical mile @ 12,000 feet, 179 knotsEndurance = 5.9 hours @ 10,000 feet, high-speed cruiseStall speed no-flap= 77 knotsStall speed full flaps= 59 knotsManeuvering speed = 142 knots @ maximum weight

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  • MODEL FEATURES

    Exterior: The Quest Kodiak FS model features all animated doors, including the clam shell sky-door at the rear for passengers and cargo loading, all animated control surfaces and landing gear. The unique dual discontinuous wing design, and air flow disturbance vains on the elevator surfaces. Each model version also comes with an optionally selectable cargo belly pod.

    Interior: The interior of the Kodiak model features 4 variants to choose from; Passenger model with seats for 10 and optional leather upholstery, Cargo model with a full load of various cargo boxes, an Air Ambulance Rescue model complete with a patient in the onboard gurney and full medical equipment throughout, and lastly, an empty model designed to represent the Sky Diver version of Kodiak, (featuring a toggle hiding cargo door which looks like the door has been removed for sky diving use).

    Panel: The Instrument panel was painstakingly developed from a huge amount of high detail photographs of actual, latest build Kodiaks from the factory in Idaho. All switches and layouts, center power console, Garmin panel system, S-Tec 5-50 Auto Pilot, and even the 8 position sun visors are featured in this high detail model package. To accompany this, a nice, high detail 2D panel accompanies the package, as well as several new popup window consoles which include the ECU power center, Switches console, and Fuel Selector Cutoff center. The Auto Pilot and each Garmin screen also popup to larger scale for easier reading of the gauges.

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  • MODEL FEATURES CONTD

    Float Plane: The real world Quest Kodiak is fitted with attach points for fitting Amphibian floats. In this model, we have recreated the actual floats used by the factory, a new composite design that features a state of the art lower hull shape for superior water surface performance and includes retractable landing gear system.

    The new Kodiak for FS features this new Amphibian float set with as much high detail as possible. Note the dual main gear , the pylon struts, step beams, and sophisticated retracting nose gears. The water rudders animate with Water Rudder command, (Command W in FSX, Shift W in FS2004).

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  • MODEL FEATURES CONTD

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    This is the new 2D high detail panel for the Quest Kodiak. This features most all switches and instrumentation from one main vantage point, great for approach landings.

    This is the overhead lighting and air ventilation panel. Clicking on the center panel spotlight, it will turn on the overhead forward dome light in the cockpit.

    This is the new 8 position (each) sun visor system, featuring semi transparent panels that hinge and rotate and slide in 8 different directions. These are adjusted separately on each side.

    Slide Outward Flip Down Pivot

  • POP UP CONSOLES

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    Switches popup console; Shift 3

    Fuel Shutoff Selectors Popup Console

    Power ECU Popup Console

    These are the new Popup Console Mini Panels that are featured in the new Kodiak FS panel system; Switches Console, ECU Console, and Fuel Shutoff Console.

  • GARMIN G1000 SYSTEM

    The Garmin G1000 glass panel system by Lionheart Creations is designed to be extremely easy on frame rates and easy to operate. Many of the key elements in the screens can be clicked on and actuated directly via mouse clicking, such as tuning Freqs on the radio system, tuning the Transponder, heading, and many other settings. They also have standard knob controls as well, giving them dual location controls, for both simple operation as well as the Novice mode of pro interaction with the panel systems.

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    PFD SCREEN

    NavigationCRS Tuner

    Auto Pilot Heading

    Popup Clickzone; click here to cause the screen to popup to a large size for easier reading

    Auto Pilot Altitude Tuner

    NAV Controls do not function on the PFD screen; Only on the MFD screen.Mini Map Popup Selector

    WIND NAV2 GPS/NAV ADF Clock Control

    Airspeed AltitudeRadios

  • GARMIN G1000 SYSTEM

    New code improvements feature lowered resources requirements for the MFD GPS screen. The Refresh Rates are lowered, a new Map Sleep Mode will shut down the map rendering for added screen performance, a DeClutter selector allows for 3 versions of renderings of the map, so that only airports can be shown and rendered, and the map is also able to be set for low memory night mode with only 2 colors of terrain depicted. The exterior models also feature dummy screens to also enhance frame rates.

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    MFD SCREENMap Zoom

    GPS Navigation Controls Center

    Popup Mode Click Here Zone

    Map Sleep Button

    CDI Compass

    Night View

    DeClutter

    This is the Map Sleep mode control that turns off Map Rendering, leaving the screen black. This is for those that might have frame rate issues concerning glass screen systems and large GPS screens.

    Engine ECIAS Monitoring Center;* Engine Screen* System Screen* Fuel Screen

  • S-TEC AUTO PILOT SYSTEM

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    Auto Pilot On / OffLower Left on Switch PanelBlue Font

    Set Altitude Here

    Set Heading Here or in screen

    Vertical Speed Setting

  • GARMIN GPS RESOURCE IMPROVEMENTS

    Lionheart Creations have been tackling the issues of seeking to improve frame rate issues on Glass Panel Systems such as the FS version Garmin G1000 system. We have learned some interesting points of interest on what causes slow frame rates in Flight Simulator. One fact is that with Flight Simulator rendering constantly an ever changing map of the GPS world on the GPS (MFD) screen, computer resources are being taken up. To aid this, we have created some interesting little tools.

    * DECLUTTER This is a menu button and detail level of which lowers the objects rendered in the MFD map. To lower them incrementally, continue to press the DECLUTTER button. There are 3 lower levels, ending with only airports being rendered in the GPS Map.

    * TERRAIN (NIGHT MODE) This is the original low memory version that Microsoft uses in their GPSs, going to only 2 color versions of map background, appearing like night, with water being one color, and the terrain being another color, again lowering computer resources levels.

    * MAP (SLEEP MODE) This is a creation by Lionheart Creations where the Map can be sent to sleep and will not render any Map components or terrain. The screen, aside from the Engine ECIAS system window, will appear black.

    * REFRESH RATES This is another creation by Lionheart Creations to further enhance computer performance with MFD computer screens. This lowered Refresh Rate tune lowers the amount of times a minute that the screen is re-rendered. (The GPS window is constantly re-rendered as it changes and moves). We have minimized Renderings to allow for higher frame rates. The result is barely perceptible to the sim pilot.

    * EXTERIOR DUMMY SCREENS The exterior Kodiak models now feature fake or dummy Garmin screens, which when in spot plane view will even further enhance frame rates, thus localizing the Garmin screens to only the 2D panel mode, and VIrtual Cockpit modes.

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  • MAP BUTTON AND SLEEP MODE

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    Here are some features of the new MAP menu button and resource saving techniques for faster frame rates in Flight Simulator. The newest MAP button now navigates you through 3 modes of the GPS map; Sleep mode, Heading Up mode (normal view), and North Up mode which is great for orienting your GPS view with a map.

    Lastly, there is night mode or TERRAIN. Clicking on the small menu button labeled TERRAIN will produce this view with only 2 colors rendered for the map background. See below.

    There is also the DECLTTR (de-clutter) Menu option which is 3 levels of scenery detail, from extreme detail showing all terrain features, to simple airports only view mode.

    Modes of MAP display;

    * SLEEP MODE

    * HEADING UP MODE

    * NORTH UP MODE

    Terrain Night View (Low Resources) mode.

  • GPS / NAV MODE

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    GPS Mode selected NAV Mode selectedTo Select either GPS or NAV mode, depress the Menu button labeled CDI. This menu button will tell you what mode you are in. Depress to cycle through both modes.

    Note: GPS Window NAV1 Data pops up when in NAV mode if NAV Freq has a lock.

  • MANAGING AUTO PILOT FUNCTIONS

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    The Kodiak Auto Pilot System uses two modes of interface; Garmin Screens for Adjustments and Tuning and the S-Tec 5-50 for On / Off selections.

    S-TEC 5-50X

    PFD SCREEN

    Altitude Tuning done here. You can select the center of the button (push knob down) to select Altitude lock which will immediately lock your altitude setting that you

    Heading Knob. Push down (no rotation) to select Lock Forward Heading.

    Heading Course of Craft

    CRS Needle Adjustment Knob.

    CRS Readout will momentarily appear here.

    HDG Readout will momentarily appear here when making a Heading Adjustment.

  • RADIOS ON A GARMIN G1000 and G900 SYSTEM

    The Radios in a Garmin G1000 and G900 System are located along the top of the PFD and MFD screens. These include NAV1, NAV2, COM1, and COM2. When you tune a Frequency into a section, such as NAV1, you can either Mouse-click on the screen over the digits in the right side Stand-By section (in Blue Box), or you can use the tuning knob. There is a NAV tuning knob on the left, and COM tuning knob on the right. To move a Freq you have entered into the Active (left side) zone, click the double sided arrow button, (Active Switchover).

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    Active NAV Section Active NAV Section Active NAV Section Active NAV Section

    NAV Tuner NAV Switch Over Button

    COM Tuner

    Stand-By Switchover for COM

    To Move the Active Blue box from top to bottom, simply click on the center of that sides Tuning Knob and the blue box will cycle through top to bottom.

  • ENGINE SYSTEMS WINDOW

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    This is the unique, simple Engine and Aircraft Primary Systems Readout Center, also known as ECIAS.

    On the Quest Kodiak, your primary 4 Jet Turbine management gauges are along the top.

    Below those 4 gauge sections, are the Engine system, Electrical System, and then a very elaborate Fuel system center that gives you many calculations such as Endurance, Fuel Used, etc.

    At the bottom are your Flaps and Trim sections, showing Rudder, Elevator, and Aileron Trim. Note that in this Simulator version of the Kodiak, that Aileron Trim is not used or available.

  • NOTE ON TURBINE MANAGEMENT IN FLIGHT

    The Pratt and Whitney jet turbine turboprops, such as the PT6-67A and other high output powerplants, require extreme caution when it comes to RPM and Torque management. For instance, when taking off, your Torque value should not redline for more then a certain amount of time, such as 30 seconds to 1 min. varying from one class of turbine to another. The same with the prop RPM. Over revving the Turbine will cause impellar and turbine blade damage over a period of time, that will eventually cause the jet to lower its performance rate to a very low level, burning more fuel, smoking, and lowering Torque output levels. This is a sign of a turbine that has been abused if you should get into one that has low engine hours.

    The prop, propellor assembly and gearbox can also suffer from over-torque for long periods of time. In some instances, breakdown of the airframe can occur, such as the actual Jet framework that holds powerplant to the airframe, and even the cowling, causing warping from a twisted, out of alignment frame within.

    In Flight Simulator, this isnt so apparent. But in the real world, this is a very important issue when flying the actual aircraft with such a powerful Jet Turbine as the Quest Kodiak.

    TIPS FOR FLYING THE TURBINE

    When taking off, use only enough power to take-off. Once you are airborn, pull back the power enough to maintain your climb. Adjust prop RPM as necessary, especially to keep it out of the red zone. When setting up for cruise, adjust Torque and prop to green zones and set up for either Economy flight (fuel cautious) or Performance mode (fast cruise).

    If you aquire an actual Quest Kodiak, take very special care of your Turbine and it will last a very long time. Abuse the powerplant and its sub-systems like the transmission and sophisticated prop assembly, and you will have to replace or repair them.

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  • MODEL TYPES

    There a large number of model types with interior variations, and each is also supported with optional bellypods or optional Amphibian float assemblies.

    Standard Passenger Model

    Passenger Model with Pod

    Cargo Model

    Cargo Model with Pod

    Ambulance Rescue

    Ambulance Rescue with Pod

    Sky Diver Model

    Amphibian Passenger

    Amphibian Cargo

    Amphibian Rescue

    10 Models7 paint scheme themes70 Possible combinations(Note; not all combinations are entered into the aircraft registries)Paint schemes; Yellow, Red, Orange, Turquoise, MAF, Red Cross, and US Coast Guard.

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  • HIGH PERFORMANCE TEXTURE PACKS

    Lionheart Creations attempt to make all product lines of Flight Simulation aircraft with the highest standards of graphics excellence. In going down this path, using many textures that are oversized (in the case of FSX) and in 32bit High Resolution format (such as with FS2004), that some of our aircraft will not perform fast on older, less performance oriented computer systems and some less powerful laptop computers.

    To aid our customers with higher performance for such cases as these, we have a High Performance Texture Pack installer that you can download. This brings all textures to proper 1024 pixels square size and all textures are brought to standard format. With FS2004, this will make all textures DXT3 stock format, and in FSX, all textures will be made DDS DXT5 format.

    This performance pack along side our improvements and concepts added to the MFD screen system should enable the Quest Kodiak for FS a good performer to fly on your system.

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  • INSTALLATION

    To install the Kodiak package onto your computer, simply run the Installer. On page 4 of the Installer, you will have a choice of which version to install. The standard selection will be FS2004. To select FSX, click the flyout button on the right of the FS2004 select window, and you will then see FSX as well as FS2004 as the options. Select FSX for the FSX Installation version.

    Note that these are both two completely different aircraft packages. You cannot run the FSX version in the FS2004 Simulator. The FS2004 package will not run very well in the FSX Simulator. Make sure you install the correct Sim version of aircraft into the correct Simulators.

    If the Installer cannot, for some reason, find your Flight Simulator installation, then create a Desktop folder, and run the Installer again. At the point where it shows you where it will install to, click the Browse button and redirect the Installer to the Temporary folder you created. From there, open a new Navigation window to your Simulator and from the desktop folder, drag and drop the components from its folders, into the same identical folders in your Simulator. Example; contents in Gauges folder to the main Gauges folder in your Simulator.

    Note that in FSX, aircraft folders go into the FSX/Sim Objects/Airplanes folder. In FS2004, all aircraft go into the FS2004/Aircraft folder.

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  • FLYING THE QUEST KODIAK

    System startupFor doing a cold start in the Kodiak, switch on your Avionics and Battery power. Switch on the Aux Bus switch as well. Move the red power Condition lever (looks like a mixture lever near the throttle lever on the center ECU console) and move that to the 40% position. Set parking brakes to ON with Control / . Above you are the fuel cutoff selectors for the wing tanks. Ensure both are on and in the green zone. Click on the Starter toggle switch between 3 and 6 times. In that amount of time, the Jet turbine should fire up. Sometimes it only takes 3 toggles, sometimes it will take a full 6 toggles or clicks. You will then hear the turbine come to ignite and come to life, and the prop will then spool up.

    Taxiing the Kodiak is quite easy. Use about 1/4 throttle to taxi when in 40% Condition Lever mode.

    Note: There is not a 3D Parking Brake Lever in the virtual cockpit. You will need to use the keyboard to actuate this feature.

    TakeoffsWhen preparing to takeoff, you will need to move the Condition Lever to 100%. This is most important. You could possibly not have enough power to take off without that lever in full forward position. Insure that all doors are closed and secure. Check lights as needed.

    For short field take-offs, you will need to set Flaps accordingly. Flaps in the FS version Kodiak will begin to add moderate drag as you increase flaps. There are three selections of flaps available, Min, Center, Maximum, and off or none. Only take off with Min to Center flaps. Do not use full flaps in a take off maneuver. If doing a go around landing, make sure to reset flaps to off, Min, or Center selection settings.

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  • FLYING THE QUEST KODIAK

    Takeoffs ContdShort field STOL take-offs will almost always use at least one notch of flaps. If your craft is heavy, you might use Center Selection (2 notches) of flaps.

    When on your take-off run, at roughly 76 Knots, you should be able to rotate the craft up, and achieve take off. At higher altitudes and heavier load conditions, you will require more speed and possibly 2 notches of flaps.

    You can achieve a semi-radical climb rate with the unique design of the Kodiak wings and their lift properties. Just do not let you air speed fall under stall conditions. Note 0-flaps stall is roughly 79 knots, and maneuvering air speed us 145 Knots.

    FlightWhen you have achieved your climb-out and are leveling off, adjust your elevator trim wheel accordingly to maintain level flight. Reduce throttle of the PT-6 turbine to enable a proper cruise speed between 145 and 180 Knots. Do not exceed 187 Knots, as that is your maximum VNE, (Velocity Never Exceed). Keeping the turbine running in high throttle ranges can take you to overspeed. Please note your airspeed and throttle settings accordingly.

    Learn to adjust your prop RPM when in flight mode, to lower your prop Torque value to stay in the green zone on long cruises. This is done with the blue prop control knob. Torque should not stay in the red or damage may occur to your prop, turbine transmission, and even the airframe itself. Always monitor your Torque gauge in the Engine ECIAS window on the center MFD screen.

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  • FLYING THE QUEST KODIAK

    LandingsWhen setting up to land your Kodiak, reduce speed as needed. If coming into a very short field (short runway) area, you will wish to slow down adequately before arriving near the airfield. Move your blue prop lever to full forward (100%) position, lower throttle accordingly. At 138 Knots or less, you may go to first notch of flaps. This will help you to slow down as well. Note when using flaps, you will have some lift occur and will need to add down trim and or add some down force to the flight control yokes.

    NORMAL LANDING, STANDARD ALTITUDE: You may use full flaps and make a landing at roughly 60 Knots if not too heavily loaded. When at very slow speeds, ensure you do not stall your Kodiak. Slower speeds are good for short field STOL landings, but will require delicate attention and balance to your speed and lift. Learn to get a feel for your plane and when she starts to come close to full stall.

    HIGH ALTITUDE STOL LANDINGS: Keep your speed up higher, especially if you are coming in heavy. With full flaps, you will probably require 85 to 90 Knots speed to maintain good flight.

    When making a landing on a rough terrain, unpaved runway, you will wish to keep the nose gear up as much as possible when having just touched down. This ensures your nose gear will not be structurally compromised. Use reverse pitch (thrust reverser or Keyboard F2) to slow down with or without using your brakes. On very short mountain runways and short forest runways, you will wish to use both sources to slow down with. Note, in keeping the nose gear high, you also ensure not hitting the prop on ground objects, etc. This is a primary reason why the Kodiak is designed with a high nose gear, keeping the huge 4 bladed prop in a good clearance distance to the ground and possible ground objects such as tree branches, etc.

    After landing, check flaps to be returned to full up position.

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  • FLYING THE QUEST KODIAK

    ShutdownWhen shutting down your Kodiak, set Parking Brakes to ON position, (Control / . ). Begin powering down all electrical systems, such as lights, Air Conditioning, pitot heat, etc. Pull back the red Condition lever to full out or off position. Above you, turn off the fuel selector levers, ensuring they are in the red zone. Lastly, turn off main electrical power. There are three primary power switches at the far left of the panel switch console, one red, and two white. Switch them off, by Avionics first, then Aux and then primary Red power switch.

    When tying down your Kodiak, ensure that you secure the prop as well. You should never allow the prop to free spin as this can damage the turbine and also possibly hurt someone that might walk close to the silent spinning prop assembly. If it hits someone, it could hurt them. Straps are provided that wrap around two of the blades and connect to the turbine exhaust stacks.

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  • TROUBLESHOOTING

    Aircraft Not Showing UpIf your new Kodiak aircraft are not showing up in your simulator after installing them, then somehow the Installer has missed your install location. You will need to manually install your planes. Simply create a Temporary folder on your desktop. Run the Installer again. This time, before it begins the actual installation, click the browse button and direct it to the Temp folder. After it is finished, you will need to transfer contents from its new folders, into your Flight Simulator folders. It is actually quite easy as the folders are marked identical to where your folder contents are to be transfered to. Example, aircraft to aircraft, gauges to gauges, effects to effects, etc.

    Slow Frame RatesIf you are experiencing low frame rates, 2 things are probably the culprit here. One is the MFD GPS screen. Second is the high resolution and large textures of the aircraft package.

    OPTION ONE: On the MFD screen, you will find a small Menu button labeled Map. Select this to turn off your GPS Terrain map. The system will be in sleep mode, and Flight Simulator will no longer be rendering the sophisticated GPS window. This will save a large amount of frame rate useage and valuable computer resources. You can also opt for using DeClutter, (small menu button as well) which will have stages of GPS screen cleanup, where you can lower objects in the screen to only airports, which lowers Rendering needs of the GPS. Third, you can click the Terrain Menu button which will bring the GPS map into a dark night time like mode. This will also not cost alot of system resources and enable high frame rates.

    OPTION TWO: Download the High Performance Textures Pack from Lionheartcreations.com at the Kodiak website; www.lionheartcreations.com/Kodiak

    Transparent Aircraft ExteriorsIf you have just installed your new Quest Kodiak and find that the exteriors in Spot Plane View mode are transparent, then you will have to download the Flight Simulator X, Service Pack 1, or FSX SP1. Go to www.fsinsiders.com and go to the downloads section and locate the SP1 Service Pack for FSX and install that. You can also run the SP2 Service Pack as well, but its not necessary. Reboot your Computer and start up FSX and you will find your aircraft in proper order.

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  • TROUBLESHOOTING

    Aircraft will not take offIf you save your plane in a cold start point, and you had used a previous aircraft weight setting, you could possibly find that your weight settings are overloaded. Reset the weight settings to the original that the Kodiak came with. Another thing that can cause the Kodiak to fail to take off, is if you have Auto Pilot on, and the Altimeter lock setting is at or below your altitude, in which case, the AP system will not allow you to climb, and take-off will not occur.

    Finding your plane in Flight SimulatorWhen going to select your Kodiak, you will need to locate Quest Aircraft in the Aircraft Selection Center in Flight Simulator. The Kodiak is manufactured by Quest, and thus that is the location of the aircraft. :)

    NON FUNCTIONING AND DUMMY SWITCHES

    There are a number of switches and levers that are non-functioning in the Quest Kodiak FS package. The following is a list of such controls;

    * Aileron Trim (Use Rudder Trim instead)* Emergency Power (small red knob beside the main black Throttle lever/knob)* Aux Bus (white switch next to Avionics)* Igniters switch* APU Generator

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  • KODIAK FACTORY

    The factory of Quest Aircraft is located in the beautiful mountains of Sandpoint Idaho. It is said to be an amazing and inspiring area with many places to explore and see. It is the perfect test environment for such an Adventurer aircraft.

    If you are interested in purchasing a Quest Kodiak or wish to obtain more information on these unique aircraft, please contact them at the sales center at http://www.questaircraft.com

    Contact Lynn Thomas in the Sales department for interests in becoming a Kodiak owner.

    Phone:toll free: (866) 263-1112tel: (208) 263-1111fax: (208) 263-1511

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    Quest Aircraft Company1200 Turbine DriveSandpoint, IDPhone:toll free: (866) 263-1112tel: (208) 263-1111fax: (208) 263-1511

  • CREDITS

    Inspirational Motivator Who Started this Quest for FS..........................................Maury Pratt, AVSIM.comInstrumentation and Calibration............................................................................Dwight FurleighTechnical Assistance.............................................................................................Bill Leaming, Eaglesoft Design GroupTechnical Assistance.............................................................................................Felix Rodriguez, freeflightdesign.comSpecial Dust Effects..............................................................................................Milton ShupeFormer Airfile Design............................................................................................Jerry BeckwithPrayer Warriors.....................................................................................................Eli and HannahInner Faith and Hope............................................................................................Jesus Christ the Messiah!

    OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND MODS FOR YOUR FS KODIAK

    * High Performance Texture Pack; for slower systems. Go to www.lionheartcreations.com/Kodiak

    * Lewis Landing Lights from A2A Gaming Studios for high realism landing lights like you have never experienced before.

    * Garmin G1000 high detail panel system by Nick Pike at www.FS2X.com

    * Mindstar Garmin G1000 high detail panel system (said to be the ultimate for virtual G1000 training)

    * Expert repainting artist for custom Kodiak paint schemes; "Sean Doran"

    * MegaScenery Earth by PCAviator.com Custom photo real scenery generation for any area on Earth.

    * TileProxy for high realism photo real Flight Simulation flying. Search at AVSIM.com

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  • LIONHEART CREATIONS LTD.

    Lionheart Creations is a small design studio that create Virtual Computer Generated vehicle designs with its primary focus on virtual simulation addon systems such as Microsoft Flight Simulator and hopefully soon, X-Plane 9.

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    For more information, to go;http://www.lionheartcreations.com

  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    William Ortis was formerly in the Automotive Development industry, having worked for groups such as Land Rovers famous Range Rover division, Chryslers Desert Proving Grounds in Arizona, and for many smaller firms working with design and manufacture of vehicles and aircraft, from Shelby Cobras and Ferrari replicas to the unique Sadler Vampire single place aircraft.

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  • Introduction to the MAF by Maury Pratt

    In its global efforts to overcome barriers, MAF operates the worlds largest fleet of private aircraft used for the public good. Every 7 minutes, in some of the most remote places on earth, an MAF aircraft either takes off or lands.

    Mission Aviation Fellowship multiplies the effectiveness of the Church worldwide by using aviation and other strategic technologies to overcome barriers in reaching the world for Christ. Serving the needs of the poor and the isolated in some of the worlds most remote and inaccessible regions, MAF operates a fleet of 62 aircraft throughout 16 countries of Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America. Each year, MAF flies some 3.2 million miles in remote regions of the world in support of nearly 600 missions, Christian organizations, and NGOs. In addition to flight services, MAF provides communications services to isolated areas worldwide including e-mail, HF/VHF radios, internet access, and networking solutions as well as distance education. These flights support Christian workers, evangelists, teachers, medical personnel, as well as relief and development workers. MAF planes haul food, seed, and livestock; transport the sick and injured; deliver doctors, medicine, and relief supplies; and carry the materials for a better life to people who need it most people others cannot reachTo learn more about MAF go to www.maf.org . You can donate to assist MAF in raising funds to purchase future Kodiaks and to support their operations at www.maf.org/donate .MAF veteran and Quest Visionary Dave Voetmann, in partnership with Tom Hamilton, is responsible for the reality that is Quest Aircraft today. With more than 40 years of personal experience both flying for humanitarian and relief organizations and raising funds to support these efforts, Voetmann realized the great need for a new-generation backcountry aircraft. After years of dreaming and planning, he and Hamilton launched Quest Aircraft in 1998.

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  • SPIRITUAL MESSAGEWhat is an Angel?What is a Servant of God?Surely is it not their actions in life, the words they say, the thoughts in their hearts, the paths they take?

    A well will either bare sweet water or sour water.A bush will either bare fruit or thistles.A man will either seek to do good, or to do bad.

    A calling might be to simply help an elderly person to cross a busy street, your presence being a great service to aid someone on a short, dangerous journey.You might see the opportunity to pray for someone, that a disease will be lifted from them.And you might decide you wish to journey to a far away land and help a small village of impoverished souls that have barely what they need to simply survive, souls that yearn for the good in life, souls that have hope and faith and need help to cross a dangerous point in their life when they seek to grow, to become a better people.

    Messengers, deliverers, helpers.Angels, prophets, prayer warriors.Helping a single soul on a journey, or a village of good people to become better, healed and able to read and write, plant fields, and see the good things in life where once they had never known such things existed.

    What is a Missionary pilot?An Angel? A messenger? A deliverer? Surely a servant of the Most High God, a servant of the King of Kings. A worker of God...

    May God bless the Missionary Pilots,May He keep them safe, strong, healthy, ever positive, ever courageous.May He guide them and keep them safe, and bless them with great and mighty deeds of mercy, compassion, planting seeds of hope, and faith.

    In Jesus Christs precious name we pray, Amen and Amen...

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