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DC9s Without Auto-Throttle  
User currently offlineBR715-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?


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User currently offlineERFly From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

I wasn't aware any DC-9s had auto-throttles.

User currently offlineFBU 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.



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User currently offlineBio15 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

-Alfredo


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

I noticed that Northwest's DC9-10s have the wider throttles. Did NW add this feature?

User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Well,maybe there's a slight difference in width.
The -21's,-33F's and -41's I flew for SAS all had the wider throttles,and many of our oldest -41's are still with NW.



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User currently offlineJetskipper From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

None of Southwests' 737 have autothrottles

User currently offlineBio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

None of Southwest's 737s have autothrottles??

That's a weird statement.

-Alfredo


User currently offlineMD88Captain 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.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1930 times:

Just to refresh some memorys, this is about DC9s Throttle levers, not 737's autothrottle.

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