racko
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Airbus A380 Cockpit Drawings

Mon May 05, 2003 5:34 am

Here's a link to a page with interesting graphics about the A380 flight deck.

http://beam.to/A380

Particularly intersting is this:


KCCU - Keyboard and Cursor Control Unit

What's that? It looks like a computer mouse...
 
A388
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RE: Airbus A380 Cockpit Drawings

Mon May 05, 2003 9:13 am

Nice website Racko,

Thanks for the link  Wink/being sarcastic

Regards A388
 
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RayChuang
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RE: Airbus A380 Cockpit Drawings

Mon May 05, 2003 11:00 am

In many aspects, the A380 cockpit is not much different than the cockpit of the A340 series. Airbus designed the A380 cockpit so pilots rated to fly the A340 could transition to flying the A380 with training and simulator time measured only in the tens of hours.
 
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RE: Airbus A380 Cockpit Drawings

Thu May 08, 2003 9:30 am

Yup, it is a mouse...

Elsewhere on the website, the LCD screens have graphical representations of buttons drawn on it (a touch screen, I presume?)

This also got me thinking: What happens if the LCD screens have buttons such as flap settings and such -- and what happens if you can't control the flaps if the computers (forbid that from happening in real life) do not work anymore?

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sccutler
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RE: Airbus A380 Cockpit Drawings

Thu May 08, 2003 9:52 am

It's called, "redundancy."

You may assume that A's engineers planned multiple redundant means of accessing every safety- and flight-critical function.
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