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User currently offlineDispatcher From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 254 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4353 times:

On a recent trip I noticed two small white angled lines marked on the instrument panel just above the two outboard MFD's. I'm just curious, anybody know what those are for? Thanks!




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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17015 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

Don't they look fetching?

Seriously, though, many aircraft have alignment lines on the panel so the pilots can adjust their seats to the right height and position. But I don't know if these are it.



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User currently offlineDispatcher From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 254 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4341 times:

Yeah, I've seen those alignment balls and other such things to get your eyeballs in the right spot, but I don't see how this would work since there doesn't appear to be anything else to line them up with. Maybe I'm just not seeing it.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17015 posts, RR: 67
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

Maybe it's one of those optical illusion thingies. Stare first with one eye, then with the other. Eventually they will merge. Big grin


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User currently offlineDispatcher From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 254 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

I never could get those to work!  Big grin

User currently offlineN685FE From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 451 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4328 times:

You are supposed to adjust your seat so that you see the lower half of the lines and the upper portion is blocked, then your in the sweet spot.


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User currently offlineSP90 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

Anyone know what the yellow button on the yoke is for? Thanks.

User currently offlineRalgha From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1614 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

It's the eject button.

No, seriously, it's most likely the autopilot disconnect button.



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User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3833 times:

Quoting Ralgha (Reply 7):
No, seriously, it's most likely the autopilot disconnect button.

It is. ...CC


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