BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2185 times:
I was looking at Cockpit Photos of the DC9, and I saw how some of the Throttle Levers were Different from the others. Are the smaller ones the DC9s that DO NOT have Auto-Throttle, and are the larger ones WITH Auto-Throttle?
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2134 times:
To me the throttle handles appear to me to be standard DC-9 throttles.In the lower photo,the thrust reverse levers have been raised out of their normal forward and down position.
Yes,the DC-9 "Classic" has autothrottles.Well,sort of,that is.The small lever with the yellow knob just to the left of the throttles is the auto throttle "on-off" lever.All it did was to keep ref. speed during an approach,no fancy stuff like retard or anything else.
Bio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
FBU, BR715-A1-30 is correct, the lower picture shows smaller throttle 'knobs'. This is a DC-9-10. That's pretty old! Maybe they just made the knobs a little wider afterwards for pilot comfort. Just a thought
MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1943 times:
I think it is more correct to say that SWA airplanes have unused autothrottles. SWA pilots don't get to use autothrottles or autobrakes for that matter. Those systems are disabled. If they are disabled they can't break.