So we entered the aircraft...
In our case the Cold & Dark cockpit mode is recommended, which means both the avionics and the engine are shutdown. Such conditions are shown at the picture above.
To enter the Cold & Dark mode, shut the engine down using the starter (4), pull the throttle (31), prop (32) and mixture (33) controls all the way back, cut off the fuel with the fuel cutoff switch (18), switch off all external lights, the avionics (3), the alternator (1) and - last but not least - the battery (2).
We begin with switching on the battery and the avionics, then we switch on the nav lights and after opening the radio panel, we set the ATIS frequency (126.125). We can tune in the ATIS automatically by opening the ATC window, pressing the accent key (~) and selecting Tune Krakow ATIS on 126.125.
In this case the ATIS will inform us that the temperature is -1 degrees Centigrade, the air pressure (QHN) is 3003 (30.03 inHg) and that runway 25 is now the active runway (runway heading is 255). The pressure is set into the altimeter using the knob located under the gauge.
Then we set the Krakow Tower frequency, which is 118.100.
Now we Request IFR Clearance, and are given one. After take-off we are to fly the runway heading (255), climb and maintain 6000 feet and set the transponder squawk to 2274 (that is done automatically in the radio panel). Now we should only read back the clearance by selecting the suitable option in the ATC window (Read Back IFR Clearance).
As soon as we are ready, we will request the taxiing clearance.