Author Topic: Look at all those knobs....  (Read 292 times)

September 06, 2011, 12:58:46 PM
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Jayne mentioned all the knobs in a Vulcan cockpit, so I thought I'd post a pick of the top panel of a C130......

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m298/zahc66/Top_Panel_01.jpg
Look at all those knobs....


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September 06, 2011, 01:24:06 PM
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September 06, 2011, 01:25:14 PM
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Remember the days when fruit machines had one handle on the side? compare that too todays monstrosities. I've no idea how they work.

Wonder how much of the C130 is backup or redundant.  :D

September 06, 2011, 01:32:27 PM
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Modern glass cockpits do away with all those knobs, switches and gauges. The above pic is almost the same as when it was produced in 1967, the exception being digital fuel gauges. There is a certain amount of backup/redundancy in the C130 in that you can lose a generator here or there, and the odd hydraulic pump. The flying control booster packs are fed by 2 discreet hydraulic systems....that sort of thing. Nowhere near the redundancy and back up systems built into todays modern machines.

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September 06, 2011, 01:33:02 PM
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Jesussssssss....where's the Tea button?  :lol:

September 06, 2011, 01:34:45 PM
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Quote from: "Jayne-Yorks"
Jesussssssss....where's the Tea button?  :lol:

That's in the galley, which is behind and aircraft left from the panel you can see (yes, really!).   :D

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September 06, 2011, 01:36:09 PM
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lol my kids would have a field day in there!