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MD10 / MD11 Instrument Panel

Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:01 am

On a recent trip I noticed two small white angled lines marked on the instrument panel just above the two outboard MFD's. I'm just curious, anybody know what those are for? Thanks!




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Starlionblue
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RE: MD10 / MD11 Instrument Panel

Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:11 am

Don't they look fetching?

Seriously, though, many aircraft have alignment lines on the panel so the pilots can adjust their seats to the right height and position. But I don't know if these are it.
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RE: MD10 / MD11 Instrument Panel

Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:29 am

Yeah, I've seen those alignment balls and other such things to get your eyeballs in the right spot, but I don't see how this would work since there doesn't appear to be anything else to line them up with. Maybe I'm just not seeing it.
 
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RE: MD10 / MD11 Instrument Panel

Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:39 am

Maybe it's one of those optical illusion thingies. Stare first with one eye, then with the other. Eventually they will merge. Big grin
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RE: MD10 / MD11 Instrument Panel

Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:44 am

I never could get those to work!  Big grin
 
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RE: MD10 / MD11 Instrument Panel

Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:52 am

You are supposed to adjust your seat so that you see the lower half of the lines and the upper portion is blocked, then your in the sweet spot.
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RE: MD10 / MD11 Instrument Panel

Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:13 am

Anyone know what the yellow button on the yoke is for? Thanks.
 
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RE: MD10 / MD11 Instrument Panel

Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:20 am

It's the eject button.

No, seriously, it's most likely the autopilot disconnect button.
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RE: MD10 / MD11 Instrument Panel

Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:40 pm

Quoting Ralgha (Reply 7):
No, seriously, it's most likely the autopilot disconnect button.

It is. ...CC

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