What is the screen mounted in between FMS CDUs? I've only see this in Delta MD-11 cockpits. Also, since the brake pressure and autobrake switches were moved up above this screen from their traditional position, the standby gauges are placed on the sides of CRT #1 and presumably #6 too.
Was it only the Delta MD-11 cockpits in this configuration? Who can shed some light on this little MD-11 mystery of mine?
Turkee From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10554 times:
Looks like a video display for a camera that is probably looking down outside the cockpit door. There isn't a lot of interaction, just the three knobs. Contrast, on/off, and a selector switch if there is more than one camera?
MD11Fanatic From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10438 times:
That blows my mind why Delta felt it necessary to install an additional weather radar screen when no other carrier did. I've never seen a backup like this on any other MD-11 (or Delta plane for that matter.) What's also interesting is the additional backup TCAS and vertical speed indicator. Was Delta expecting those CRTs to blank out at will?
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9836 times:
Quoting MD11Fanatic (Reply 10): So is it an entirely different weather radar in the nose or does it derive its data from the same source that the NAV display CRT does?
Same ol one, same as in the 88, 76/75, 738, all of them. In all of those models, you can superimpose the weather on the ND in map mode, but you still have the CRT in the center- it contains the gain, tilt, brightness, etc knobs. Just because the -11 is all glass (same as the 738), it still has this.
As for the EVSI, I'm sure it's because DL doesn't (didn't) keep an extra supply of older analog VSI's w/o TCAS- plus if all of my displays blanked out, I wouldn't mind having that info.
DALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2370 posts, RR: 15 Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9683 times:
Yes, it is weather radar. Why? Because the DC-8 had one like that. That is why all DL 757/767 have them also. When the planes were ordered someone thought the cockpit should retain this and a couple of other redundant insruments to make the transition from the DC-8 easier.