Condition levers-LOW IDLE.
Lights-As required (landing, taxi, beacon).
Mission control panel-Set.
To aid in planning the takeoff and to obtain
maximum aircraft performance, make full use of the
information affecting takeoff shown in Chapter 7. The
data shown is achieved by setting brakes, setting
TAKEOFF POWER, and then releasing brakes. When
runway lengths permit, the normal takeoff may be
modified by starting the takeoff after power has been
stabilized at approximately 25% torque, then applying
power smoothly so as to attain full power. This will
result in a smoother takeoff but will significantly increase
8-35. AFTER TAKEOFF.
Immediately after takeoff, the pilot
flying the aircraft should avoid
adjusting controls located on the
pedestal to preclude inducing
As cruise climb airspeed is attained, adjust power
to the climb power setting. The copilot then activates
the YAW DAMP and checks that the cabin is
pressurizing. Both pilots check the wings and nacelles
for fuel or oil leaks. The procedural steps after takeoff
are as follows:
Windshield anti-ice-As required.
Turn windshield anti-ice on to
normal when passing 10,000 feet
AGL or prior to entering the
freezing level (whichever comes
first). Leave on until no longer
landing. High temperature may be
minimum warm-up period of 15
Cruise Climb. Cruise climb is performed at a
speed which is the best combination of climb, fuel bum-
off, and distance covered. Set propellers at 1900 RPM
and torque as required. Adhere to the following
airspeed schedule as closely as possible.
SL to 10,000 feet ...................... 140 KIAS
10,000 to 20,000....................... 130 KIAS
20,000 to 31,000 feet................ 120 KIAS
Climb-Maximum Rate. Maximum rate of climb
performance is obtained by setting propellers at 2,000
RPM, torque at 100% (or maximum climb TGT), and
maintaining best rate-of-climb airspeed. Refer to
Chapter 7 for best rate-of-climb airspeed for specific
Propeller sync-As required.
Yaw damp- As required.
Wings and nacelles-Check.
Flare/chaff dispenser safety pin-As
Flare/chaff function selector switch-
Cruise power settings are entirely dependent upon
the prevailing circumstances and the type of mission
being flown. Refer to Chapter 7 for airspeed, power
settings, and fuel flow information. The following
procedures are applicable to all cruise requirements.
Power-Set Refer to the cruise power
graphs contained in Chapter 7. To
account for ram air temperature increase,
obtained at stabilized cruise airspeed.
Wings and nacelles-Check.
Ice & rain switches-As required. Insure
that anti-ice equipment is activated before
entering icing conditions.
Ice vanes must be extended when
operating in visible moisture at
5°C or less. Visible moisture .is
moisture in any form, clouds, ice
crystals, snow, rain, sleet, hail, or
any combination of these.
Auxiliary fuel gages-Monitor. Insure that
fuel is being transferred from auxiliary
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