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Old 18th Feb 2011, 16:38
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Question TO config...

what does the TO config in A320 mean ??
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Old 19th Feb 2011, 10:45
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thanks John... will look up in the fcom's... anything else i need to know more other than the manuals ??
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 08:40
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Wink A320 To Config...

TAKE OFF CONFIG PB: TEST THE FOLLOWING.

1) IT SIMULATES T/O THRUST (IE TOGA/FLEX) AS PROGRAMMED IN THE FMGS TO PERF PAGE
2) CHECKS FLAPS IN T/O CONFIG (FLAPS BET CONF 1 AND 3)
3) CHECKS THS POS IN T/O RANGE ( TRIM WHEEL IN GREEN ARC)
4) CHECKS SPOILERS ARMD
5) CHECKS RUDDER TRIM -ZERO
6) CHECKS AUTO BRK - ARMD(MAX)
7) CHECKS OIL PR AND TEMP(CERTAIN ECAM STD AND FACED STD ONLY)
8) CHECKS WHEEL BRK TEMP

the best wa of rembering it is by taking a look at the PNF after Start Action list...

hope this helps ..
cheers happy landings
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 18:24
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TAKE OFF CONFIG PB

Who knows what happens if you forget to push it before takeoff?
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 21:53
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Super stuff Reuben !!
@ Slasher will try it out in the sims...
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 23:21
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It 's been a few years since I flew the A320, but I am certain it does not check the autobrake setting.

I'll try and find some proof...
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 23:32
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OK, I don't have my manuals anymore, but found something on smartcockpit:

If the button is pushed, the following warnings can be generated:

Pitch Trim
Rudder Trim
Flaps not in TO config
Speed Brake not retracted
Slats not in TO config
L/R Sidestick fault
Doors
Flight Warning computer discrepancy
Brakes Hot
Eng 1/2 Oil low temp

page 42 in the online manual there

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Old 20th Feb 2011, 23:45
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@slasher:

if the aircraft is configured right, nothing will happen, the line on the list will go green and off you go.
The same parameters are checked on throttle advancement as on pushing the config button, excpet for oil temp will not generate a warning, but park brake on will, as will Flex temp not set.

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Old 21st Feb 2011, 02:02
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Yes Admiral that's what one would logically expect heh heh!

But don't forget we're talkin Airbus here....

I'll get RA to answer that one after he blasts off in the sim
with his "TO....one blue" on the ECAM memo.
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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 18:17
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hey Adm346..
u were also right about the added checks i forgot about them ie

L/R Sidestick fault
Doors
Flight Warning computer discrepancy
Brakes Hot

but the Brks Hot..sensing ..well it will make the fwc trigger a t/o warning but it can be ignored or emer cancelled ,um only thing is that the ecam t/o memo stays with --one blue ie the line "T.O. config------TEST" stays indicated it doesnt turn to "t.o. config---normal"...

actually forgive me if im wrong/missed nething out after all we all are here to learn and share our experience and little tech knowledge that we have some how remembered as the years have passed by on a give a/c type...

neways happy landings to all ...
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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 19:32
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How can you possibly claim to be a 320 FO if you don't know this?
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Old 16th Mar 2011, 12:25
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TO CONFIG exists on ATRs too. Likewise, reacts with MASTER WARN if trim is not in green arc, PWR MGT SEL not in TO setting, and flaps not at 15 degrees. Checking it is part of the taxi checklist. (But then again, ATRs have quite a bit of Airbus technology in them...)

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Old 16th Mar 2011, 14:31
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ATRs shares the same airport with AIRBUS
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 20:46
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SETO

Kinda late in this thread here, but out of curiosity, if the previous posters listed all the paremeters the TO CONFIG PB checks for, so it is perfectly safe to assume that in an Single Engine Taxi Out scenario, where the flight crew forgets to start the other engine, no warning will be given?

There wasn't an "engines running" parameter check in the list you mentioned.

Can someone confirm this, preferrably done in a real flight?

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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 15:35
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Autobrake MAX

Admiral346 It 's been a few years since I flew the A320, but I am certain it does not check the autobrake setting.

I'll try and find some proof...
Yes, it happened to me, I pressed TO Config before pressing the MAX Autobrake, and... nothing happen, no warning generated. MSN was 3xxx something.

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Old 24th Sep 2012, 01:48
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The same parameters are checked on throttle advancement as on pushing the config button, excpet for oil temp will not generate a warning, but park brake on will, as will Flex temp not set.
Sorry could you elaborate on your comment regarding not setting a Flex Temp?

If none is entered (by mistake), the aircraft simply assumes TOGA takeoff, and you just click though one more on the thrust levers to TOGA.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 07:49
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From memory, the TO memo only appears 2 mins after the 2nd engine start. If you have only got one engine running, it ain't there.

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