Hasn't been rectified. AA
's still burning them up. The weather is thankfully getting cooler. What doesn't seem to have been taken into account is that the OHU is a CRT projection TV
, high voltage and all and the DGC is the same unit the AF
has been loving for the last 20 years. AA
let Marconi stick it on the rack where the HF
's were originally installed and didn't put avionics cooling flow to the thing. They're relying on the fan on the back. It hasn't been adequate for the AF
so I'm not sure why our powers that be thought it would be good to AA
So far it seems AA
's the only one using the Marconi Military version. AA
bought it, ostensibly, because of the centerline rollout steering that the Collins version installed by Boeing didn't have. It's familiar to the ex-AF pilots. Also there's very few controls or variables for the pilot(s) to mess with. Hopefully AA
'll get on board with a system designed for the plane it's installed in when they start taking delivery again.
Incidentally, the Renton folks (last week) say that they never installed a BAE/Marconi HUD for anyone. They were all done after delivery at BFI
only has the HUD on the Captain's side. I don't believe you'll find US certificated aircraft equipped with dual HUD's (could be less than correct there). That's because of the possibility of stereo vision distortion which can happen when living life through the HUD. One pilot will always be seeing things normally in the event of a go-around. It also puts different responsibilities on each pilot during approach and landing.
One may educate the ignorance from the unknowing but stupid is forever. Boswell; ca: 1533