• Milviz Cessna 310R Real Pilot Lesson

    Milviz Cessna 310R Real Pilot Lesson

    Flying The 310R By The Book

    by Laurie Doering

    On May 04, 2022, MilViz released the Cessna 310R. This Cessna is the most systems intense general aviation aircraft released to date for Flight Simulator. With the systems depth modelled in this aircraft it is possible to follow the sequential real world operational checklists from startup to shutdown offering unparalleled realism in the home computer.

    Join me, from Flagstaff Arizona, in this immersive simulated flight as we fly an RNAV (GPS) approach into Grand Canyon National Park (KGCN) following the content in the real world Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH). Step by step flight instructions to fly the 310R for the complete trip from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon National Park airport are provided.

    Tags: 310r, cessna, milviz

    7 Comments
    1. jrdale210's Avatar
      jrdale210 -
      lovely flight and demo
    1. Grover2005's Avatar
      Grover2005 -
      I have read that the 310 has an excessive left "pull" and that the autopilot is almost a necessity in order to control the plane. Has anyone her experienced this? Thanks, and thanks for the great video.
    1. N069NT's Avatar
      N069NT -
      The 310 does not have counter-rotating props so that's where that left pull tendency notoriety comes from. But using autopilot, no. It just requires more hands-on flying, specifically around rudder and aileron trim management. It is nothing any competent pilot can't handle sans autopilot (and any pilot who has to rely on the autopilot as a crutch should not even be flying at all).
    1. doering1's Avatar
      doering1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrdale210 View Post
      lovely flight and demo
      Thanks very much for watching and commenting!
    1. doering1's Avatar
      doering1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by N069NT View Post
      The 310 does not have counter-rotating props so that's where that left pull tendency notoriety comes from. But using autopilot, no. It just requires more hands-on flying, specifically around rudder and aileron trim management. It is nothing any competent pilot can't handle sans autopilot (and any pilot who has to rely on the autopilot as a crutch should not even be flying at all).
      Yes, totally agree! Off and on the autopilot is no problem. There is a timestamp in the video description on YouTube called disengage autopilot. You will see the behaviour of the plane when disengaged from the autopilot. I believe I just added a little elevator trim to stay on track for landing.
    1. Tom's Avatar
      Tom -
      Laurie, Thank you so much for this. I am an avid GA simmer and this is quickly becoming my favorite AC to fly.

      Tom SWFL
    1. doering1's Avatar
      doering1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
      Laurie, Thank you so much for this. I am an avid GA simmer and this is quickly becoming my favorite AC to fly.

      Tom SWFL
      You are very welcome Tom! There is a condensed version of the real checklists and performance tables that can be downloaded from a link in the description of the video on the YouTube channel if you are interested. Just putting together a video on engine failure for the 310R. It is an extremely accurate model in terms of flight dynamics. Blue skies!
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