A while ago (actually too long ago, we’ve all been a bit crushed by Christmas stuff) @Chuck_Owl and the rest of the Mudspike gang chatted about how best to highlight Chuck’s new A320 and 737 NG guides. We umm’d and ah’s but finally made a proper home here at Mudspike for this. The guides are excellent and it would be nice to give them a fitting place.
Please check out this initial version (or visit the main site top):
What this does is provides a nice way to access all of Chuck’s existing guides, and a way for it to expand over time as he adds more. It’s a sort of a simple visual menu of guides, plus uses the new Cliffs of Dover individual aircraft guides as well.
Thanks to @BeachAV8R, @Troll, @Fridge (who’s not been well, so hearing me bark orders is probably not good for any illness) and of course @Chuck_Owl for working with us to do this.
Just got home a bit ago…that PDF Preview thingy is pretty darn cool…! Nice job on this @fearlessfrog (he put in a lot of time and thought on this…and the wider community will really benefit from this nice home for Chuck’s Guides).
And thanks to @Chuck_Owl for letting us work with him on this project. I had already commented to the staff members working on it that as I went through the guides once again I was struck by just how awesome they are, how invaluable they are to a new module owner, and how they are an excellent refresher for experienced module users. Just a really great resource…
It does work quite nicely, and allows the contents of the guide to be search indexed, which means people can find stuff within them like they are web pages. These guides will last a long time and this means more people can find Chuck’s work easily.
As it’s not super obvious, you can ‘mouse wheel’ or ‘touch drag’ down in the PDF Preview part of the page and it’ll load the pages as you go. Handy for a quick peek. Obviously the ‘full screen’ icon is handy to toggle on/off here:
And as usual, it is a great resource. Thanks for all the time and hard work you put into this @Chuck_Owl. I’m one of those guys that likes a sim with a 600+ page manual, and yet I usually don’t want to read that 600 page manual (if I am going to read a manual like that these days I really should be reading the Global Express AFM). Your guides are perfect in that they tell me what I need to know, in a concise way with lots of illustrations to make things easy to understand.
I’m looking forward to reading Chuck’s Guide to the Global Express someday .