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Submitted: Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:23
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A380 cockpit 360 degrees to scan here. It may take a while to load but is facinating, even for those just interested in the programming.Take a seat
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:37

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:37
No worries. I had that baby spinning out of control in no time at all :))
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:45

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:45
I love the "old-technology" used to attach the note to the cockpit door (masking tape)

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:50

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:50
Zoom in on that note it says:

Don't answer to anyone knocking on the door with a middle eastern accent.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:48

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:48
It's interesting that modern aircraft manufacturers have gone for the sidestick control replacing the older control column between the pilot's knees.

The Captain always sits in the left hand seat. This almost forces the Captain to become left handed. If you are right handed and try your PC joystick with your left hand it's not easy, even tho these sidesticks in the picture are a mirror image of each other.

Can you imagine the difficulty of being a First Officer (RH seat) for many years and then getting promoted to Captain and not being able to cope with a left hand sidestick?

How embarrassing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:57

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:57
No real difficulty as there are no stick forces required. The forearm is resting and the rest is "all in the wrist action" :-))
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:05

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:05
It's a long way from the cockpit of a Fanta can (see last photo in my profile pics).
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 14:12

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 14:12
Do you remember the Beachcraft 'throw-over' yokes ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:17

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:17
"No real difficulty as there are no stick forces required. "

- I doubt that - even "fly-by-wire" controls have very strong force feedback.

Many years ago I had a chance to land a 767 at Kaitak using the curved approach on a QANTAS simulator - I was amazed at how much force was needed on the yoke in a tight turn.

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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:34

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:34
I did the same approach but in a 737 sim last week with what I consider to be very moderate feedback.
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 19:29

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 19:29
If you get it right on the 767 sim you can do a loop from take off and put it back on the deck.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:56

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:56
"In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags"

See translation here:
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:00

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:00
good to learn some Latin eh, GB? I know some who applied that to an un-newsworthy 16 year old a couple of weeks back.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:03

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:03
Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur.

OK that's enough from me.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:13

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:13
Caesar adsum jam forte, Brutus adarat

My Mother could speak Latin. I was less fortunate in the grey cells department...lol


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Follow Up By: vuduguru - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:26

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:26
Pennisetum clandestinum

Say that out loud! Once was a landscaper. Oh and if your wondering, Kikuyu grass.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:54

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:54
Here is another place to learn Yuni Latin

Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit! Dribbleglass has some jokes too
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Follow Up By: Member - Algee (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 14:23

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 14:23
Sic Ves Paceam Parrbellum
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:20

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:20
Nil illegitimus carborundum
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Follow Up By: Member RayJen Paj05 (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 20:11

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 20:11
Ab illgitimus non terrendum

RayJen
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Reply By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:08

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:08
John,

That's not an A380, its a Nissan GU 3.0l diesel set up to monitor EGT, MAF, boost, etc so it doesn't blow up when driving along a highway at 100kph.

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Reply By: KSV. - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:10

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:10
I can not believe it! Why in the whole universe they need laptop in cockpit?!? There are not enough computers around?
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Follow Up By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 21:43

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 21:43
The laptop is for solataire!
that way they have got something do after they survive the crash on the desert island, don't you watch lost?
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:10

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 13:10
Definitley got more guages than Roachies truck.....lol
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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:06

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:06
Very nice panoramic view indeed! If you look really carefully you will see the ultimate fallback emergency navigation aid right in the centre, above the window, in a black surround. It is a simple fluid mounted magnetic compass just like your average light aircraft has!!

Airbus flying is basically computer management. There are many "modes" that can be displayed in those big computer screens. The most common phrase heard when crews started training on the early Airbus types (A300 and A320) was "What is it doing now?)

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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:21

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:21
. . . and the "ball in the curved tube" turn indicator. !
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:35

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 18:35
What are the handles below the left and right windows???

Window openers or something else??
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Follow Up By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 21:46

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 21:46
Jesus bars,




Yep, when that baby's headin' towards the gruond outta control, the pilots hanging to them bars yelling JESUS WHERE GUNNA DIE
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 22:00

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 22:00
Jesus bars in front of the seat below the front windscreens these are the ones on the side windows.
I reckon they are ejection handles so the pilots can escape from terrorists :-)))
Or the controls to fold the wings in so they can fit more planes into the narrow hangers. :-))
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Follow Up By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 22:26

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 22:26
Could be nose wheel steering. I will try and find out.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 22:45

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 22:45
Nose wheel steering is the little semi circular handle to the left of the Captain's sidestick (to the right of the Co-pilot's).



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Reply By: Jim from Best Off Road - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 20:58

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 20:58
That is magggnificent.

I'm going to whip down to the local Mitsubishi dealer and test drive the 380.

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