Here, I'll try to address some of the most frequently asked questions about operating the T.5. Furthermore, I will also mention some of the planned fixes in a future version (if they can be addressed at all).
- Where can the bombsight window be found? In the manual, it is stated that it is found under the third 2D view, but that is incorrect. It can be found under the second 2D view, and only if the bombsight is placed into position;
- Are there custom sounds on the add-on? The T.5 is equipped with a variety of custom sounds, like manual fuel pump, gear warning horns and braking sounds. This is controlled by a certain gauge. This gauge is different for 32-bit and 64-bit simulators, and has a different folder. Please find page 10 in the manual to find the instructions;
- How can the top hatches (windscreen and sliding roof) be used? They cannot be operated by standard simulator exit commands. The sliding roof can be operated by clicking on it. Closing it can best be done from the top gunner view since the external skin of the roof is clickable as well. The windscreen can only be used if there's hydraulic pressure, so when either the right hand engine runs or the manual hydraulic pump is operated. Mind to open the securing plate when the windscreen should be closed;
- The lights of the plane do not work after pressing the command. The lights are governed by the (custom) electrical system and therefore only work when there's electrical current on the plane. For that, refer to the next question;
- How does the electrical system work? The "Veld" (Field) knob on the marconist's electrical panel regulates the amount of current delivered by the generators and thus the charging-discharging state of the batteries. Mind, that the five-position knob is set to either one or both generators. Otherwise, set it to battery, but that will eventually drain the battery;
- Can the propellers be feathered? No, just like in the real deal, they cannot. This was a problem with the real T.5's which were plagued by engine problems.
- Propeller rotation is clockwise where it should be counter-clockwise;
- Directional gyro on pilot's panel is not working correctly;
- Radio will die after some minutes or not work at all (ATC);