Elite Prop Seneca III

Another screenshot, this time at night and at Brussel National Airport (runway 02).
Some information on the instruments: the central instrument with the blue and brown section is the artificial horizon, the most important instrument there is. Below it the HSI or Horizontal Situation Indicator. The HSI is a slaved compass with a specific navigation instrument on top.
To the left of the artificial horizon is the speed indicator, a very interesting instrument that contains a lot of color information. The "speed envelope" is limited by two red lines, the highest being the "never exceed speed", the lowest the "single engine minimum control speed". The yellow tape indicates speeds to be used in smooth air only, the green tape indicates what you could call the "normal safe" speeds. The lower end of the green bar is the clean stall speed.
At the low speed end, the green bar has a white line on top of it (between 115 and 64kts approximately), this indicates the range of speeds where full landing flaps (40°) can be used. The lower end of the white line is the stall speed with landing flaps set to 40°. The small blue line (at 92kts) is the single engine best rate of climb speed, a very important speed when dealing with an engine failure. Whenever we climb on one engine, this is our target speed.
The very thick white line below the green line (from +/- 105 to 165kts) is a moveable scale that can be used to calculate True Air Speed (TAS) in flight.
To the right of the artificial horizon we have the altimeter, indicating the altitude at which the aircraft is flying. Below the altimeter, you find a vertical speed indicator (showing a descent of approximately 450 feet per minute). Further down is a VOR indicator, a navigation instrument.
Below the airspeed indicator is the turn & slip indicator. The small aircraft indicates if the aircraft is turning, the ball if the aircraft is slipping/skidding. Further down is an RMI (radio magnetic indicator), which is basically a slaved compass system with needles pointing to navigation stations.
To the right of these flight instruments, you can see a stack of engine instruments. From top to bottom: MAP (manifold pressure), RPM (revolutions per minute), EGT (exhaust gas temperature) and fuel flow. Below these instruments, a series of smaller needles indicating fuel quantity, oil pressure, oil temperature and cylinder head temperature.
Further to the right is an annunciator panel, below that the avionics stack with radio, navaids, transponder, autopilot and GPS. And the thing above the annunciator is ... a compass.

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