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Continental 737-300 Cockpit Question  
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9801 times:

In looking at some of the photos, it appears that this aircraft (in continental's configuration) does not seem to have wx radar, and also doesn't seem to have the radar that shows other aircraft in the vicinity. I do know that the 737-300 series aircraft built after 1990 have both, but these don't seem to.


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User currently offlineNonfirm From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9786 times:

The part you see there is just the blanking plate.



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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4068 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9779 times:

I think the question is why do these B733 have mechanical ADI and HSI? You can see the weather radar on the pedestal. Most B733 have EADI and EHSI same as B734, but these must be early B733 without it. Are there many B733 built like this? or was this special for CO?

User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9747 times:

Could it have been for an easier transition of 200 series crews or maintance reasons?

I've seen the steam engine gauges in 300's before but never the ADI's and HSI's.

[Edited 2006-11-24 14:53:11]


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9739 times:

The Weather Radar is on P9 centre.
The older B733 had the Older ADI & HSI.The later versions had the EADI & EHSI which were optional.
For A fleet of B732 & B733 it served the purpose of commonality.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCdfMxTech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9716 times:

There were some EFIS B737-300s in the fleet. They have since been retired.

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9710 times:

Quoting Jamman (Reply 3):
easier transition of 200 series crews

Not a CO pilot but that is a likely explanation. The US FAA is not likely to approve pilots jumping back and forth between semi-glass and iron gauges. They might well allow them to fly both -200 (with JT-8D) and -300 (with CFM-56) but not the different style flight instrument. Something similar seems to be going on at Southwest where they use their full glass cockpit to simulate pictures of round gauges.

USAir ordered their -300s with the same instrumentation as their older -200 fleet, presumably for this reason.



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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4068 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9669 times:

BA for many years had dual qualified pilots on B732 and B734. The B734 have EADI and EHSI, but round engine gauges. BA and KLM both bought round gauges after the BM B734 crash at Castle Donnington which was attributed to misreading of the TV gauges.

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9634 times:

In your pic with your post Atryman those are the round dials that CO has in all their -300's now, the EFIS -300's are all gone, and that is the only plane they have with round dials!

The weather radar and TCAS are combined in a in reply 1 just above the trottle levers, right of the speed brake and left of that flap handle.

IRC the CO -300 round dials have always been configured with the weather radar and TCAS in same spot.

Hope your enjoying home this weekend!!  Smile



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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9630 times:

Hope your enjoying home this weekend!!
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I enjoyed it for one day. Now I am in Lake Tahoe. It was a nice flight up this morning (in a 737-300 as discussed above). Thanks for your comments

J


User currently offlineSpeedracer1407 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9552 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 6):
Not a CO pilot but that is a likely explanation.

Ah hah! So we can rule out one airline that you flew for. Am I the only one who occasionally wonders?

Sorry for going off topic.

O



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User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9532 times:

WN 733's and 755's are the same way. They have the traditional steam gauges. I have been told that this was to ease transition between the 732 and the 733. Example, I am currently working on N642WN, one of the last 733's delivered new to WN, in 1997, and it has the mechanical gauges.

Kris



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User currently offlineMX757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 628 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9454 times:

CO's -300s (737-3TO) TCAS systems were installed after the A/C were delivered. The radar indicatior is used to show other A/C positions and the VSIs have red indicators for fly up or down incase a resolution advisory is required when another A/C comes within so many feet of you.


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