Is that screen in the middle really showing a camera feed from the top of the rudder? My question is: What is the importance in having that view for the pilots? I know some a/c have these cameras with live pictures taken from all over the a/c's exterior as part of their IFE, but why would pilots need that?
L410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5925 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2011 times:
That's what I thought. But the wiew is straight forward over the fuselage with only parts of the wings visible, so I'm wondering what good does it do. I wouldn't ask if it was at wingtips, rear view of the wings from the cockpit or camera at the very tail...
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6812 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1648 times:
The 777 does not have cameras on the tail. The 773 and 773ER have cameras on the belly an on each horizontal stabiliser. They point to the main gears, as it is the gear going off the sides of the taxiway into grass and mud that we worry about. If we stay close to the centreline of the taxiway, the wingtips are taken care of by design of the taxiway and clearance area around.
VS346 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 339 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
How cool would it be to have the cameras on during T/O and Landing
This relatively odd view reminds me of that Russian (I think?) aircraft that had a small window in the roof of the aft lavatory. You could see the tail I believe. There's a picture of it on the web or in the database but I"m too tired to look it up.
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