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User currently offlineFlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 7
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6395 times:

Check out a full interactive panoramic view of the Airbus 380 cockpit. It is awesome. The lower left panel shows the relative GPS position of the aircraft on the airport diagram. Ground we're ready for push back!! http://www.gillesvidal.com/blogpano/cockpit1.htm


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6388 times:
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Man, what a cool image.

What's the video camera (up high and aft) for? Broadcasting the view to the pax, or as a supplement to the CVR and FDR? Or both?

2H4



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User currently offlineFlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6377 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 1):
What's the video camera (up high and aft) for?

I do not know whether the intent is to store the cockpit video recordings. Typically that data would be very confidential and access highly restricted and limited to specific events.

The A380 does have an incredible CVMS Cabin Video Monitoring System which gives the flight deck and specific cabin attendant stations the capability to monitor all cabin activity and exterior activity depending upon the camera location selections of the operator. The CVMS is designed to accommodate up to 100 color cameras recording 30 frames per second. Networking is enabled through a fiber optic ethernet link. I doubt the full capability of the system is available to non-operators. You can read all about it at: www.parker.com/ag/esd/literature/cvms.pdf



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User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 6361 times:

Where are all the circuit breakers, I see a few up above but usually they have the hole back wall full of them.

User currently offlineCeph From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 6347 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 1):
What's the video camera (up high and aft) for? Broadcasting the view to the pax, or as a supplement to the CVR and FDR? Or both?

I suppose its for flight test use? Since the plane is one of the ones in the test fleet.


User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4015 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6297 times:



Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 3):
Where are all the circuit breakers, I see a few up above but usually they have the hole back wall full of them.

They are probably downstairs in the equipment bay. Modern aircraft keep the CBs away from the crew.

You can see a few right at the top of the panel. B777 is similar.


User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6281 times:

Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 3):
Where are all the circuit breakers, I see a few up above but usually they have the hole back wall full of them.



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
They are probably downstairs in the equipment bay. Modern aircraft keep the CBs away from the crew.

On the A330 / A340, all the CB's are located downstairs as Steve has mentioned. There are discrete panels of CB's dotted around the NLG bay structure. There is also a major wall of CB's in the same place where Boeing puts all the avionics boxes on the 747 (i.e. the front wall of the MEC which can be reached from the lateral walkway area). I presume the A380 may be similar.

Regards, JetMech

[Edited 2008-01-29 02:41:10]


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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 6257 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 1):
What's the video camera (up high and aft) for? Broadcasting the view to the pax, or as a supplement to the CVR and FDR? Or both?

From Panoramic View Of A380 Cockpit (by Scipio Jan 28 2008 in Civil Aviation) :

Quoting Speedbird128 (Reply 13):


Quoting KFLLCFII:

How about the camera just above and to the left of the door? Who gets to see that footage?

This being a test aircraft, the footage is sent back to (at least) one of the test consoles on the main deck.

I was in F-WWDD and it was being displayed at the said workstation in the rear.




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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17054 posts, RR: 67
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6234 times:

Man that makes me motion sick...

Anyway what the heck kind of laptop is that?



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User currently offlineAutoThrust From Switzerland, joined Jun 2006, 1596 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6173 times:

Damn, this is very cool specially in full window mode. Amazing....


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User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6083 times:



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
They are probably downstairs in the equipment bay. Modern aircraft keep the CBs away from the crew.

You can see a few right at the top of the panel. B777 is similar.



Quoting JetMech (Reply 6):
On the A330 / A340, all the CB's are located downstairs as Steve has mentioned. There are discrete panels of CB's dotted around the NLG bay structure. There is also a major wall of CB's in the same place where Boeing puts all the avionics boxes on the 747 (i.e. the front wall of the MEC which can be reached from the lateral walkway area). I presume the A380 may be similar.

Thanks I always thought that you would want them right there for easy access


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5977 times:



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
They are probably downstairs in the equipment bay. Modern aircraft keep the CBs away from the crew.

Woudn't near access provide some extra assurance.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5918 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):
Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
They are probably downstairs in the equipment bay. Modern aircraft keep the CBs away from the crew.

Woudn't near access provide some extra assurance.

Extra assurance of what?

If a CB trips, there is a reason. That reason is generally not obvious or discoverable by the flight crew. As a result, it's a very bad idea for the flight crew to reset popped breakers. This exact situation resulted in a 727 being written off in India.

Tom.


User currently offlineSpeedbird2263 From Jamaica, joined Jul 2006, 470 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5871 times:



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):
Anyway what the heck kind of laptop is that?

Its the OMT (Onboard Maintenance Terminal).



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5828 times:



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 12):
As a result, it's a very bad idea for the flight crew to reset popped breakers

Not referring to popped Fuel Boost pump cbs.but any other kind.
Which pilot does not reset a cb of a non fuel system if found tripped in flight.I can understand if it retrips again.

Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 12):
This exact situation resulted in a 727 being written off in India.

Are you talking of the explosion at BLR.Wasn't that related to a Fuel leak on ground post mx.

regds
MEL



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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17054 posts, RR: 67
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 5815 times:



Quoting Speedbird2263 (Reply 13):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):
Anyway what the heck kind of laptop is that?

Its the OMT (Onboard Maintenance Terminal).

Thx. Any more details about it? OS, hardware, etc...?



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User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5781 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):
Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 12):
This exact situation resulted in a 727 being written off in India.

Are you talking of the explosion at BLR.Wasn't that related to a Fuel leak on ground post mx.

Yep, that's the one I'm talking about. Unfortunately, for that particular event, I'm not allowed to comment. You can try here:
http://www.iasa.com.au/folders/Safet...sues/RiskManagement/Transmile.html

Tom.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5739 times:

Thanks for the link.

Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 16):
for that particular event, I'm not allowed to comment

Any reason.Were you part of the Airline or Investigation?

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineSpeedbird2263 From Jamaica, joined Jul 2006, 470 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5607 times:



Quote:
Onboard Maintenance Terminal (OMT) and
Portable Multipurpose Access Terminal (PMAT):
The OMT is a PMAT located in the cockpit between the
third and fourth occupant seat. It is the main terminal to
interface with the OMS(Onboard Maintenance System).
During aircraft turn-around or maintenance, the OMS
can also be accessed by connecting a PMAT into one
of the network ports installed on various aircraft
locations.

There is an excellent document on http://www.smartcockpit.com that explains in great detail a number of systems on the A380-800. A380 Flight Deck and Systems Briefings For Pilots



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User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 260 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

There are almost no more "physical" circuit breakers on the A380, and they are all mainly in the lower EE-Bay (there are two ee-bays on the A380, one below the cockpit, and one above, just forward of the upper deck cabin zones), almost solely for the power supplies.

The pilots and the maintenance use the OIT (the two monitors next to the flight crew displays) and the PMAT (portable maintenance access terminal, i.e. the laptop that you see) to "virtually" pull the breakers.

It is a great tool when you know how to use it. You can select a whole power bus bar, a dedicated system, and "pull" all the associated C/Bs. There is a good search tool, by system, name or FIN.

And the good thing is, you can add a red tag to a C/B you pulled, like "do not push back, working on flight control systems" for example, if you are thinking about pushing back ay the electro-hydraulics systems C/Bs.

Basically it replaces the old "danger" sticker you used to attached to the pulled C/B.



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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17054 posts, RR: 67
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 5558 times:

Hey Knoxibus. Long time no see.

Quoting Knoxibus (Reply 19):
Basically it replaces the old "danger" sticker you used to attached to the pulled C/B.

Yes but at least that one you could wave around while loudly shouting "Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!" Big grin



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