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20th May 2016, 10:45
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Posted By FlightDream111

Twelve - billion - kilometres.

Evanelplus

I'm shocked that in 2016, we can't pinpoint to a fairly decent degree of certainty where the aircraft could be after 24hrs of daylight since it went missing.

I don't blame you from...
19th May 2016, 11:07
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Posted By FlightDream111

We had real-time telemetry of the moon landing...

We had real-time telemetry of the moon landing and 47 years ago, right upto the moment of (soft) impact with the lunar surface.

And we sit here looking at text from the news channels to try to...
12th Oct 2015, 10:59
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Posted By FlightDream111

Paper : The Development of Automobile Speedometers on Car Speedometers

This paper discusses car speedometers throughout the years.

http://epublications.bond.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1555&context=hss_pubs


Two interesting points :

1. There were some...
30th Sep 2015, 10:44
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Posted By FlightDream111

That Aeroglass looks fascinating. More...

That Aeroglass looks fascinating.


More in line with the discussion title- suppose a company comes up with an instrument that is very easy to read, like modern car instruments - it has to go...
21st Sep 2015, 10:34
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Posted By FlightDream111

Steam Gauge instruments in digital format

The readability of need gauges has been discussed before. This display shows the traditional steam gauges in digital format, easier to read, but with the advantages of digital displays.
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18th Sep 2015, 12:08
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Posted By FlightDream111

Related info from Archives

Anyone following this line of thought may find this useful.

Glass Panels Vs Steam Gauges..?? [Archive] - PPRuNe Forums (http://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-478737.html)
27th Jul 2015, 13:50
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Posted By FlightDream111

The screen is a transparent window, since these...

The screen is a transparent window, since these are transparent LCDs.

However, in IFR conditions, when all you see outside is white or black or grey for that matter, the LCD 'window' will be...
22nd Jul 2015, 11:19
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Posted By FlightDream111

Transparent LCD cockpit window with Synthetic Vision?

Transparent LCD cockpit window with Synthetic Vision?


LG shows off 18-inch flexible, transparent OLED display - SlashGear...
22nd Jul 2015, 11:03
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Posted By FlightDream111

Aircraft Instruments, Car Instruments, VFR and IFR

I didn't notice the lack of VSI on the ICON panel.

Let's see if I have got this right - light aircraft are flown mostly VFR, that is, looking outside like when driving a car. One may look at the...
10th Jul 2015, 12:26
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Posted By FlightDream111

The ICON cockpit

Here is an aircraft cockpit that looks more like a car: the Icon

I like it, now, what do you pilots think?

http://www.viezine.com/vie/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ICON-A5-Aircraft-Interior.jpg
...
9th Jul 2015, 14:00
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Posted By FlightDream111

Just a note I have been up in several light...

Just a note I have been up in several light aircraft - C152, 172, Piper Arrow, oh and a few stalls in the 152 as well. I have handled the controls as well as far as I remeber they were very heavy...
9th Jul 2015, 13:43
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Posted By FlightDream111

AerocatS2A Well the GA ones are hugely...

AerocatS2A



Well the GA ones are hugely cluttered and not like the ones on an airliner, in my opinion. I dread the thought of having to navigate those in turbulence or at night but that's just...
25th Jun 2015, 09:24
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Posted By FlightDream111

The other extreme?

I had to post this one:

Bell Unveils Single-screen V-280 Cockpit | Defense News: Aviation International News...
22nd May 2015, 11:08
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Posted By FlightDream111

Harrier Cockpit

You mean like this one?

Airfix 1:24 BAe Sea Harrier FRS-1 - Page 2 - International Scale Modeller (http://www.intscalemodeller.com/viewtopic.php?t=6748&start=10)

The GR3 and the FRS mk1, both...
14th May 2015, 10:55
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Posted By FlightDream111

Well I agree that they are more cluttered and...

Well I agree that they are more cluttered and difficult to read.

If they were developed by a software company the interface may have looked different.
14th May 2015, 10:53
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Posted By FlightDream111

Comments on Comments

Comments on the replies received so far:

2 sheds:


I purchased the book on Kindle and read it - it is more of a history of aircraft ergonomics than a study, however very interesting how early...
12th May 2015, 13:43
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Posted By FlightDream111

Update

Back to this thread after some time.

The suggestion that GA displays are cluttered seem to be supported by this report:

NTSB Glass Cockpits Vs Conventional No Better Safety Record...
24th Jan 2015, 00:54
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Posted By FlightDream111

mcloaked, you are welcome, hope it helps. ...

mcloaked, you are welcome, hope it helps.

Its on tube as well : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHf5XPO9wAA

The video shows what looks like a an A320 and cautions that air brake deployment...
23rd Jan 2015, 11:08
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Posted By FlightDream111

May help

http://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/training/media/Appendix_3-E_HighAltOperations.pdf
22nd Jan 2015, 07:01
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Posted By FlightDream111

Thuderstorm Frequecny Worldwide

Worldwide thuderstorms frequency map may of interest:


thunderstorm: worldwide frequency | Encyclopedia Britannica...
31st Dec 2014, 06:42
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Posted By FlightDream111

replicate what is already completely adequate tracking capability

To IanW



Thanks for the update. I stand corrected.
29th Dec 2014, 11:51
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Posted By FlightDream111

Correct one?

PK-AXC - Indonesia AirAsia - Aircraft info and flight history - Flightradar24 (http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/pk-axc/#5240449)
29th Dec 2014, 09:41
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Posted By FlightDream111

"severe thunderstorms can destroy aircraft"

Aviation losses from lightning:

Aviation Losses from Lightning Strikes - National Lightning Safety Institute (http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_lls/avaition_losses.html)

Thunderstorms "severe...
8th Sep 2014, 01:49
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Posted By FlightDream111

Mirage III Characteristics

Any Mirage III pilots out there who can give me some details on how the Mirage III flies and handles? Using it on a Flight Sim and would like to know how realistic it is.

Fascinating aircraft as...
4th Apr 2014, 11:09
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Posted By FlightDream111

Does anyone remember this earlier report - citing...

Does anyone remember this earlier report - citing 'radar'? Since it is still not found, maybe worth re-looking at.

March 8th



Vietnam confirms MAS flight crashed into sea off Tho Chu...
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