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Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:56 am

Check out a full interactive panoramic view of the Airbus 380 cockpit. It is awesome. The lower left panel shows the relative GPS position of the aircraft on the airport diagram. Ground we're ready for push back!! http://www.gillesvidal.com/blogpano/cockpit1.htm
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:34 am

Man, what a cool image.

What's the video camera (up high and aft) for? Broadcasting the view to the pax, or as a supplement to the CVR and FDR? Or both?

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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:05 am



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 1):
What's the video camera (up high and aft) for?

I do not know whether the intent is to store the cockpit video recordings. Typically that data would be very confidential and access highly restricted and limited to specific events.

The A380 does have an incredible CVMS Cabin Video Monitoring System which gives the flight deck and specific cabin attendant stations the capability to monitor all cabin activity and exterior activity depending upon the camera location selections of the operator. The CVMS is designed to accommodate up to 100 color cameras recording 30 frames per second. Networking is enabled through a fiber optic ethernet link. I doubt the full capability of the system is available to non-operators. You can read all about it at: www.parker.com/ag/esd/literature/cvms.pdf
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:41 am

Where are all the circuit breakers, I see a few up above but usually they have the hole back wall full of them.
 
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:22 am



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 1):
What's the video camera (up high and aft) for? Broadcasting the view to the pax, or as a supplement to the CVR and FDR? Or both?

I suppose its for flight test use? Since the plane is one of the ones in the test fleet.
 
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:56 am



Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 3):
Where are all the circuit breakers, I see a few up above but usually they have the hole back wall full of them.

They are probably downstairs in the equipment bay. Modern aircraft keep the CBs away from the crew.

You can see a few right at the top of the panel. B777 is similar.
 
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:40 am

Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 3):
Where are all the circuit breakers, I see a few up above but usually they have the hole back wall full of them.



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
They are probably downstairs in the equipment bay. Modern aircraft keep the CBs away from the crew.

On the A330 / A340, all the CB's are located downstairs as Steve has mentioned. There are discrete panels of CB's dotted around the NLG bay structure. There is also a major wall of CB's in the same place where Boeing puts all the avionics boxes on the 747 (i.e. the front wall of the MEC which can be reached from the lateral walkway area). I presume the A380 may be similar.

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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:03 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 1):
What's the video camera (up high and aft) for? Broadcasting the view to the pax, or as a supplement to the CVR and FDR? Or both?

From Panoramic View Of A380 Cockpit (by Scipio Jan 28 2008 in Civil Aviation) :

Quoting Speedbird128 (Reply 13):


Quoting KFLLCFII:

How about the camera just above and to the left of the door? Who gets to see that footage?

This being a test aircraft, the footage is sent back to (at least) one of the test consoles on the main deck.

I was in F-WWDD and it was being displayed at the said workstation in the rear.

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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:14 pm

Man that makes me motion sick...

Anyway what the heck kind of laptop is that?
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:29 pm

Damn, this is very cool specially in full window mode. Amazing....
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:54 am



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
They are probably downstairs in the equipment bay. Modern aircraft keep the CBs away from the crew.

You can see a few right at the top of the panel. B777 is similar.



Quoting JetMech (Reply 6):
On the A330 / A340, all the CB's are located downstairs as Steve has mentioned. There are discrete panels of CB's dotted around the NLG bay structure. There is also a major wall of CB's in the same place where Boeing puts all the avionics boxes on the 747 (i.e. the front wall of the MEC which can be reached from the lateral walkway area). I presume the A380 may be similar.

Thanks I always thought that you would want them right there for easy access
 
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:03 am



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
They are probably downstairs in the equipment bay. Modern aircraft keep the CBs away from the crew.

Woudn't near access provide some extra assurance.
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:36 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):
Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
They are probably downstairs in the equipment bay. Modern aircraft keep the CBs away from the crew.

Woudn't near access provide some extra assurance.

Extra assurance of what?

If a CB trips, there is a reason. That reason is generally not obvious or discoverable by the flight crew. As a result, it's a very bad idea for the flight crew to reset popped breakers. This exact situation resulted in a 727 being written off in India.

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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:41 am



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):
Anyway what the heck kind of laptop is that?

Its the OMT (Onboard Maintenance Terminal).
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:05 am



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 12):
As a result, it's a very bad idea for the flight crew to reset popped breakers

Not referring to popped Fuel Boost pump cbs.but any other kind.
Which pilot does not reset a cb of a non fuel system if found tripped in flight.I can understand if it retrips again.

Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 12):
This exact situation resulted in a 727 being written off in India.

Are you talking of the explosion at BLR.Wasn't that related to a Fuel leak on ground post mx.

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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:10 pm



Quoting Speedbird2263 (Reply 13):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):
Anyway what the heck kind of laptop is that?

Its the OMT (Onboard Maintenance Terminal).

Thx. Any more details about it? OS, hardware, etc...?
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:23 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):
Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 12):
This exact situation resulted in a 727 being written off in India.

Are you talking of the explosion at BLR.Wasn't that related to a Fuel leak on ground post mx.

Yep, that's the one I'm talking about. Unfortunately, for that particular event, I'm not allowed to comment. You can try here:
http://www.iasa.com.au/folders/Safet...sues/RiskManagement/Transmile.html

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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:58 am

Thanks for the link.

Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 16):
for that particular event, I'm not allowed to comment

Any reason.Were you part of the Airline or Investigation?

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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:48 am



Quote:
Onboard Maintenance Terminal (OMT) and
Portable Multipurpose Access Terminal (PMAT):
The OMT is a PMAT located in the cockpit between the
third and fourth occupant seat. It is the main terminal to
interface with the OMS(Onboard Maintenance System).
During aircraft turn-around or maintenance, the OMS
can also be accessed by connecting a PMAT into one
of the network ports installed on various aircraft
locations.

There is an excellent document on http://www.smartcockpit.com that explains in great detail a number of systems on the A380-800. A380 Flight Deck and Systems Briefings For Pilots
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:16 am

There are almost no more "physical" circuit breakers on the A380, and they are all mainly in the lower EE-Bay (there are two ee-bays on the A380, one below the cockpit, and one above, just forward of the upper deck cabin zones), almost solely for the power supplies.

The pilots and the maintenance use the OIT (the two monitors next to the flight crew displays) and the PMAT (portable maintenance access terminal, i.e. the laptop that you see) to "virtually" pull the breakers.

It is a great tool when you know how to use it. You can select a whole power bus bar, a dedicated system, and "pull" all the associated C/Bs. There is a good search tool, by system, name or FIN.

And the good thing is, you can add a red tag to a C/B you pulled, like "do not push back, working on flight control systems" for example, if you are thinking about pushing back ay the electro-hydraulics systems C/Bs.

Basically it replaces the old "danger" sticker you used to attached to the pulled C/B.
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RE: Full Interactive A380 Cockpit Blogpan

Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:20 pm

Hey Knoxibus. Long time no see.

Quoting Knoxibus (Reply 19):
Basically it replaces the old "danger" sticker you used to attached to the pulled C/B.

Yes but at least that one you could wave around while loudly shouting "Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!" Big grin
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