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Oct 22nd, 2006 at 7:57am

BAW19   Offline
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Can anyone point me at some tutorials that describe the layout of the A321 and 737-800 gauges?

Can't find anything remotely useful in the FSX documentation!

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Reply #1 - Oct 22nd, 2006 at 8:07am

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Have you tryed the learning center yet? They explain most function pretty indepth.
 
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Reply #2 - Oct 23rd, 2006 at 8:20am

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what are you from the 50's

glas cockpit is just like watching TV Cheesy 

no you have the basic displays thats called a PFD in a boeing and MFD in a Airbus dont ask why its just the way it is  Roll Eyes  on the Top PFD which is primary flight display, you have you basic T, with altimeter and all that stuff

the one below or next to it depends on what plane you are flying, is a ND navigation display,  and you can make you PFD show on your ND and vice versa at least in the real life it can.. I dont know about FSX since Im just installing it now.. But Im sure that it says something about glas cockpit in the learning center.. if not give me a PM and I'll give you some hints Smiley

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Reply #3 - Oct 23rd, 2006 at 11:22am

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Learning centre is almost pointless. Know everything in there and it doesn't refer to the PFD/MFD, ND or EICAS screen layouts.

I really just want to know what the small circle (with the swinging arm) at top right of the PFD is and what the giant swinging pointer on the A321 ND rose is? It always seems to point north-south.

Any ideas?

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Reply #4 - Oct 23rd, 2006 at 12:43pm

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The "swinging" arm sounds like a AoA gauge, this is your angle of attack indicator.
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The "giant" swinging pointer on the A321 ND is probably a VOR needle (or" Bearing pointer")
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Reply #5 - Oct 23rd, 2006 at 3:00pm

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Fantastic - thanks Nexus, that's exactly what I wanted to know.

All the best!

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Reply #6 - Oct 23rd, 2006 at 3:19pm

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No problems Ian, glad to be of your help  Smiley

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no you have the basic displays thats called a PFD in a boeing and MFD in a Airbus dont ask why its just the way it is Roll Eyes
Krazy


Not sure where you got that from, in both newer Boeings and Airbuses they are refered to PFD/ND.
Some aircrafts label the ND as a MFD (MultiFunction Display) because you are able to see aircraft systems on the ND (Think ERJ's)

To confuse it even more; some aircrafts has a PFD, ND and an MFD (replaces the EICAS)...  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
 
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Reply #7 - Oct 26th, 2006 at 4:40pm

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hey nexus

well this is new...

for a long time boeing and airbus couldnt agree on the color black  ??? Roll Eyes Roll Eyes 

but being a mechanic as I am.. I used to the little wierd twists in aviation... like french helicopters  Roll Eyes
 

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Reply #8 - Oct 27th, 2006 at 7:20am

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Haha yes, Airbus and Boeing tend to see things from different perspectives.
The whole thing with these accronyms are pretty confusing. The centre displayscreen in a Boeing 737 is actually called MFD.

I bet those people that invents all those accronyms gets paid big bucks  Undecided

WHy cant just things be black and white?  Grin
 
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Reply #9 - Oct 27th, 2006 at 9:02am

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Because then the politics would call it racism Tongue Roll Eyes.
 
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