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What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:11 pm

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0136922/M/

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0136921/L/

What is the screen mounted in between FMS CDUs? I've only see this in Delta MD-11 cockpits. Also, since the brake pressure and autobrake switches were moved up above this screen from their traditional position, the standby gauges are placed on the sides of CRT #1 and presumably #6 too.

Was it only the Delta MD-11 cockpits in this configuration? Who can shed some light on this little MD-11 mystery of mine?
 
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:15 pm

rumor around these parts is that it is for a game of pilot solitare or minesweeper, or asteroids!   j/k, I really don't know. would be curious to know also.

[Edited 2006-10-30 10:15:53]
 
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:34 pm

Looks like some sort of weather radar, but they are in the main PFD
 
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:31 pm

Looks like a video display for a camera that is probably looking down outside the cockpit door. There isn't a lot of interaction, just the three knobs. Contrast, on/off, and a selector switch if there is more than one camera?

That is my best guess.

[Edited 2006-10-30 12:33:18]
 
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:56 pm

Looks like a weather radar to me, and in this shot, it looks like there's a Bendix logo underneath the screen.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0257277/L/

Now, I realize the weather radar data shows on the other panels, but perhaps Delta opted for an additional "standard" installation as a back-up?
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:32 pm

Quoting Joffie (Reply 2):
Looks like some sort of weather radar, but they are in the main PFD

The wx radar display is on the ND(Nav Display) not the PFD
 
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:44 pm

Sure looks like the Traditional Weather Radar Screen,with On/Off/Standby, Mode & Brightness Knobs.
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:46 am

That blows my mind why Delta felt it necessary to install an additional weather radar screen when no other carrier did. I've never seen a backup like this on any other MD-11 (or Delta plane for that matter.) What's also interesting is the additional backup TCAS and vertical speed indicator. Was Delta expecting those CRTs to blank out at will?
 
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:27 am

It's a weather radar, look at their B757, and 767's they did it to them too.
 
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:30 am

It is a WX radar, the Delta MD-11's had the extra one installed, for whatever reason. The former DAL airplanes that we operate at WOA have them.

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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:38 pm

So is it an entirely different weather radar in the nose or does it derive its data from the same source that the NAV display CRT does?
 
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:53 pm

Quoting MD11Fanatic (Reply 10):
So is it an entirely different weather radar in the nose or does it derive its data from the same source that the NAV display CRT does?

Same ol one, same as in the 88, 76/75, 738, all of them. In all of those models, you can superimpose the weather on the ND in map mode, but you still have the CRT in the center- it contains the gain, tilt, brightness, etc knobs. Just because the -11 is all glass (same as the 738), it still has this.

As for the EVSI, I'm sure it's because DL doesn't (didn't) keep an extra supply of older analog VSI's w/o TCAS- plus if all of my displays blanked out, I wouldn't mind having that info.

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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:34 pm

Quoting Mohavewolfpup (Reply 1):
rumor around these parts is that it is for a game of pilot solitare or minesweeper, or asteroids!  

I'd guess Pong. The two dials on top would work well with it. The button on the right could be used to serve  Smile

Err, that is the screen we're talking about, right? The one above the throttles, between those two graphing calculator-looking things?
 
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:44 am

Yes, it is weather radar. Why? Because the DC-8 had one like that. That is why all DL 757/767 have them also. When the planes were ordered someone thought the cockpit should retain this and a couple of other redundant insruments to make the transition from the DC-8 easier.
 
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:40 pm

It looks like weather radar.  airplane 
 
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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:45 am

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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:17 am

No, that's a standby PFD they have in the center, where the Wx radar should be.

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RE: What Is This In The Delta MD-11 Cockpit?

Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:54 am

it is the TCAS, traffic collision avoidance system

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