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[blocks_off 7373 First Officer]

First Officer For The IXEG 737


Script & Guide Version: 19th August 2018
(Amendments in ​red for the changes applicable to 19/08​)
Introduction
This is my implementation of a first officer that is written in LUA script; originally my need was to
automate the after landing actions. Once I accomplished this and gained experience in LUA I
focused on implementing some more actions. I now have a solution that enhances my
enjoyment of the 737 given my style of flying. I often do not get a lot of time to fly, so that is why
I have developed some actions such as automatically switching off centre fuel tanks. Each
action is independent of the previous action which means that you can choose what you want
the virtual first officer to do* ​*except for before taxi and after landing
Youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2SACu5ke0Q
Dependencies
Requires LUA (Not covered here as there are instructions available)

Disclaimer
Flight simulation use only! I am not responsible for any crashes to your simulator, your computer
or anything that is unexplained when running this script.

Usage
I do not permit any sharing of the script. If you have a modification that you feel would be more
appealing to the community, let me know and I will consider making your version available.
I give you permission to modify this file for your own use. Please go-ahead and modify to suit
your needs as we all fly our sims in a different way but ultimately to gain enjoyment from our
flights.
In case you wish to modify, I have made some comments within the script to help you
understand what action is being performed.

If you wish to contact me, do so thru the forum.

Acknowledgments
Thanks: XPJavelin, jfjoubert, Ian for their input which motivated me to keep going.
Big Thanks: IXEG for the aircraft!

Actions
When an action is being carried out, a message will display in the in lower left corner showing
what action is running

When the actions for a particular phase of flight has completed e.g. After Landing, you can set
anything again, e.g. the After Landing actions switch on the turnoff lights and as you approach
the terminal you might want to switch them off.
Before Start
Trigger: From the FlyWithLua menu choose 7373 Ready For Start
Actions
Packs (left/right): Off
Fuel Pumps (left/right): On
Fuel Pumps (centre): On if fuel in centre is > 1000kgs
Packs (left/right): Off
Beacon: On
Seatbelt: On
Window Heats: On
Pitot Heats: On
Hydraulics: On
Autobrake: RTO

Before Taxi
Trigger: Flaps moved to 1 - or more (also takes into account groundspeed < 65kts)
Actions
Taxi Light: On
Engine start switches: On
Logo Light: On
Pressurisation Mode Selector: Flight
FDs: On
Autobrake: RTO

Before Take Off


Trigger: Cycle Seatbelt sign off/on/off/on and groundspeed < 65kts
Note: Ensure there is more than 1 second between each movement of the switch and that you
complete this in 10 seconds.
Actions
Landing Lights: On
Turnoff Lights: On
Taxi Light: Off
Strobes: On
Radar: On (but you have to set the mode; WX or Terr as required)
FDs: On
Autothrottle: Arm

Remember! Start Chrono


After Take Off
Trigger: Cycle Seatbelt sign off/on/off/on and vertical speed > 500 ft/min
Note: Ensure there is more than 1 second between each movement of the switch and that you
complete this in 10 seconds.
Actions
Outboard Lights: Off
Engine start switches: Off
Centre Fuel Pumps: On if fuel quantity > 70 kgs
Landing Gear: Off
Autobrake: Off

Before Landing
Trigger: Cycle Seatbelt sign off/on/off/on and vertical speed < +100 ft/min - i am allowing
straight and level flight with a tolerance for the 'ballooning' effect when deploying flaps
Note: Ensure there is more than 1 second between each movement of the switch and that you
complete this in 10 seconds.
Actions
Landing Lights: On
Turnoff Lights: On
Engine start switches: On
Speedbrake: Arm
---- Wait for 40 seconds to allow you to handfly and then ----
FDs: Off

After Landing
Trigger: Move speedbrake lever down (also takes into account groundspeed < 65kts)
Actions
Flaps: Up
Landing Lights: Off
Turnoff Lights: On
Taxi Light: On
Engine start switches: Off
Strobes: Off
Pressurisation Mode Selector: Ground
FDs: Off
Autothrottle: Off
Radar: Off
Autobrake: Off
Shutdown
Trigger: From the FlyWithLua menu choose 7373 Shutdown & Switch Off IRS or 7373
Shutdown & IRS Remains On
Actions
IRS: depends on choice above
Fuel Pumps (left/right): Off (left aft remains on if apu switch is not in the off position)
Window Heats: Off
Pitot Heats: Off
Hydraulics: Elec Off
Seatbelt: Off
Beacon: Off

Shooting Approaches
Trigger: From the FlyWithLua menu choose 7373 Shooting Approaches
Note: This is included for those times where you must do one more landing :) I use this when
new flight, 10nm final

Similar to the before landing actions, with additional settings such as gear down, partially
deploying flaps, autobrake 2 (can be changed when routine has completed)

Other Actions

The following actions are executed within a loop that runs every 10 seconds ​(LUA
do_sometimes)​. You may therefore encounter a small delay before the action is seen.

Pressurisation Panel
When you change the FLT ALT, the first officer will calculate the STANDBY CAB ALT as per the
calculations found here ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOjfC2-R2Mc
Please check first officers values as whilst this is done to assist you, the script author
reads/writes a lot of internal variables here and so like all automation, it could go wrong!
Youtube Video - https://youtu.be/1O0rfS6MWk8
10000 Feet
Crossing above (below) 10000 feet: inboard landing lights and logo are switched off (on). Can
be switched back on (off) again if required.

Barometer, DH & MDA


When the Captain changes any of these settings, the first officer will sync his settings to the
captains settings.

HSI Mode, HSI Range, Nav Radio & MCP Course


When the Captain changes any of these settings, the first officer will sync his settings to the
captains settings. The first officer can change each setting as required and the setting remains
in place until the captain makes another change.

AFDS Flood, Panel Flood & Overhead light


When the Captain changes the AFDS Flood, the same setting is then made to Panel Flood &
Overhead light. The Panel Flood & Overhead light can be changed as required and the setting
remains in place until the AFDS Flood is changed again.

Centre Fuel Pumps


These are monitored and switched off when the level drops below ~ 70kgs

Seatbelt Sign
Crossing above (below) 24000 feet: seatbelt is switched off (on). Can be switched back on (off)
again if required.

Logging
Limited logging is on and this writes to log.txt (and dev console if shown). If you do not want
this, set the debug variable to 0

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