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Topic: What Is The "bump" On The Nose Of The BD-700
Username: csturdiv
Posted 2012-02-01 19:13:07 and read 4710 times.

I have noticed in pictures of the Bombardier BD-700 bizjet that there is a little bump on the nose. What purpose does this have?


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Topic: RE: What Is The "bump" On The Nose Of The BD-700
Username: EMBQA
Posted 2012-02-01 19:14:34 and read 4706 times.

My guess would be a FLIR Camera.

Topic: RE: What Is The "bump" On The Nose Of The BD-700
Username: njxc500
Posted 2012-02-01 19:22:23 and read 4703 times.

That is the sensor for the EVS system(night vision), which can reduce decision height by 100 feet. Projected on the HUD.

http://www.ainonline.com/?q=aviation...ved-100-foot-landing-credit-europe

Topic: RE: What Is The "bump" On The Nose Of The BD-700
Username: 26point2
Posted 2012-02-01 19:51:02 and read 4689 times.

Quoting njxc500 (Reply 2):

Yes. Thanks for the cool graphic. One note...EVS can reduce approach minimums "to 100 feet" under prescribed conditions. Not "by 100 feet". Sounds similar but when splitting hairs on an approach like this hairs can make the difference.

You will see the same housing on the newer Falcon products and Gulfstream too...but Gulf must it under the radome.

[Edited 2012-02-01 19:53:23]

Topic: RE: What Is The "bump" On The Nose Of The BD-700
Username: csturdiv
Posted 2012-02-01 19:56:19 and read 4677 times.

Thanks for the info, that was bugging me ever since I installed the AI model a while back and then again when I saw a good high quality video of a BD-700 landing on YouTube.

Topic: RE: What Is The "bump" On The Nose Of The BD-700
Username: 26point2
Posted 2012-02-01 20:15:18 and read 4665 times.

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 4):

What is "AI" model? A scale model? Sorry for the noob question but have been looking for a BD 700 scale model kit and there doesn't appear to be one anywhere?

Topic: RE: What Is The "bump" On The Nose Of The BD-700
Username: N243NW
Posted 2012-02-01 20:16:47 and read 4662 times.

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 3):
You will see the same housing on the newer Falcon products and Gulfstream too

FedEx uses it all the time, too - it's installed on many of their airplanes.

Topic: RE: What Is The "bump" On The Nose Of The BD-700
Username: nipoel123
Posted 2012-02-01 22:31:55 and read 4605 times.

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 5):
What is "AI" model?

AI stands for Artificial Intelligence. Most likely, it means he installed it in flight simulator to have someone else around other than himself  .

Topic: RE: What Is The "bump" On The Nose Of The BD-700
Username: 2H4
Posted 2012-02-02 06:48:29 and read 4469 times.

I suppose now would be a good time to post my first-ever Anet self-pic:

Topic: RE: What Is The "bump" On The Nose Of The BD-700
Username: sprout5199
Posted 2012-02-02 08:34:15 and read 4427 times.

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 8):
I suppose now would be a good time to post my first-ever Anet self-pic:

You're so negative sometimes     

Dan in Jupiter


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