747 Taxiing And Instruments

Tue Feb 15, 2000 8:33 pm

do the 747's taxi along the ground using their rudder or another method and how does the captain plot the course and what is the name of the screen that the course is put onto.
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RE: 747 Taxiing And Instruments

Tue Feb 15, 2000 9:30 pm

I do believe that the pilots use what's called a "nose-wheel tiller" to turn the aircraft on the ground. It is located by the Captain's left knee.

In order to navigate (in the -400 series, anyways), the crew preprograms the computer before the flight.

RE: 747 Taxiing And Instruments

Wed Feb 16, 2000 4:29 am

The Computer where they type in the waypoints and all the route information is called "ECAM" which stands for Electronic Crew Alert and Monitoring Sytem...that computer allows the crew to talk to the A/C...And type in all the information the plane (and crew) needs to find their way to their destination

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RE: 747 Taxiing And Instruments

Wed Feb 16, 2000 5:18 am

Vuelo777 is wrong. The system the nav data is in or inputted into is the Flight Management System (FMS)

ECAM (Airbus Terminology) is, as it's full name describes, integrated computer systems that monitor the a/c systems (Engines, Air Conditioning, Pneumatics etc) and alert the crew if there is a problem.

The Boeing Sytem is EICAS - Engine Indication & Crew Alerting System
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Wed Feb 16, 2000 11:49 am


Just wanted to ask you if you read my reply to your post "Instruments in the cockpit", there I explained some things that can really answer the kind of questions I see you have.
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