Frederf wrote: "The concept and content overall is good. I have to say that from a graphical design and organization perspective it needs substantial polish. I think the use of links will be a great help to anyone with an electronic reader device."
Thanks for all of your comments Frederf. If you saw some of the earlier drafts of this document you would be amazed at how polished this version is! I've almost wore this thing down to the bare metal with all the polishing I've done. Lol.
"1. Thirty-five entries in the table of contents is too many for a single level of organization. Make sub-categories"
Table of contents... Good idea. Will change my index (at the front of the doc!) to a TOC. It will unfortunately have 38 entries. (I added a couple new charts) want to keep it on one page and not make font any smaller for benefit of touch screen usability. Making sub-categories would negatively affect this.
"4. Try to limit your vocabulary pool in the right-hand action column. Should be able to use all capitals for most if not all in this column. Left-hand column looks better "Book Titled" I think. Instead of "set as req'd" use "A/R" and similarly "A/D" for "as desired."
I understand what you are saying about info in the right column, its a bit of a balancing act. How much is enough/too much? What is the experience level of the person using the checklist? How often do they fly? The checklist is designed for a user such as myself who has gone through all the training missions, read most if not all of the manual, but who is not a full time A-10C pilot. I (and I suspect some others) may go weeks without flying the sim so with this in mind some of the items in the right column are not as abbreviated as they could be. I consider it a fair trade-off. Some of the items such as "as req'd" and "as desired" are written as I have been using them in checklists at airline ops for the past 25 years.
"5. Establish a shorthand for HOTAS controls. "China hat forward long" might be better as "CHF" with a line over the top or bold to indicate long press. For short presses, just omit the "long" word/symbol."
Will look at this.
"There are quite a few niggling or factual errors in the content but making the thing a bit more readable and uncluttered might be a better start."
I would be glad to receive any info that would make the doc more accurate as it pertains to the sim.
I appreciate your comments, they are noted and taken into consideration, however due to time and budgetary constraints, the formatting and features of this document are locked up pretty tight now with changes limited to errors, spelling, major bloopers etc.
Edited by Lobo_63 (03/29/12 08:56 AM)
The most important thing in fighting was shooting, next the various tactics in coming into a fight and last of all flying ability itself.
— Lt. Colonel W. A. 'Billy' Bishop, RCAF.