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Old 1st Feb 2021, 20:54
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Boeing 777 Nose Camera

During a recent walk around a camera in the nose cone was observed. There is nothing mentioned in the Boeing FCOM and cannot find any reference on its function.



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Old 1st Feb 2021, 20:59
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Some American airline have forward view cameras for their Pax IFE systems.

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likely nothing to do with passenger entertainment. The 777-300 has nose wheel camera and a camera at the top of the fin. Both viewable in the flightdeck on the MFD screens. Both are to aid with taxying the airplane but i always found them a distraction. The tail fin one is useful if you need to do a 180 on the runway to see where the main wheels are in relation to the edge.
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Old 1st Feb 2021, 22:35
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Pax IFE camera. The flight deck nosewheel camera is behind the nosewheel not in front
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Old 1st Feb 2021, 23:14
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Originally Posted by 3Greens View Post
likely nothing to do with passenger entertainment. The 777-300 has nose wheel camera and a camera at the top of the fin. Both viewable in the flightdeck on the MFD screens. Both are to aid with taxying the airplane but i always found them a distraction. The tail fin one is useful if you need to do a 180 on the runway to see where the main wheels are in relation to the edge.
The nose wheel camera is behind the Nose gear.

There are 2 cameras located, one on each horizontal stabiliser, Not the vertical fin. Three pictures on the selected display. Always useful on narrow taxiways and doing 180's.

The one pictured above is for IFE.
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Do you have access to IFE cameras on the flight deck?
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The 777-300 has nose wheel camera and a camera at the top of the fin. Both viewable in the flightdeck on the MFD screens. Both are to aid with taxying the airplane but i always found them a distraction.
I'd be hitting the books again 3Greens seeing as you got that bit of basic systems knowledge fundamentally wrong . That is, if you do actually fly the 777.

But back to the OP, that camera is for the Pax IFE. No, we don't get access to what those particular cameras are showing in the flight deck. The view outside the windows is better
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Old 2nd Feb 2021, 10:09
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Surely a camera at the top of the fin would be unable to see the main wheels at all, rendering it pretty useless for anything other than pax entertainment?
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Do you have access to IFE cameras on the flight deck?
No you don't
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Surely a camera at the top of the fin would be unable to see the main wheels at all, rendering it pretty useless for anything other than pax entertainment?
There is no camera IFE, or for F/deck camera on the vertical fin. Cameras are aimed at the Nose and MLG. A nice black painted line on the top of the wing, aids where the outer main wheels are. Fitted to -300 series. Not fitted to any -200s, I have ever flown.
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Think people are confusing the A380 tail camera on the top of the tail with the 777 stabiliser cameras. The stabiliser camera are wonderful and you can see both gear, enabling precise control and positioning on 180 turns on runways and also turns onto narrow taxiways.

It is galling that I am redundant from the 777 yet there are people doing walk rounds and flying who don’t even know the cameras on the aircraft they are supposedly rated on and still flying. Says a lot to me about redundancy processes in some parts of the world.

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Wingtip cameras might be pretty useful. Possibly from the tail fin or right at the winglet.
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The problem with wingtip cameras is that they're liable to get damaged when you hit something.
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Old 3rd Feb 2021, 19:24
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The nose cone is for the weather radar !!!!!
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And the FLIR where fitted.

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Securaplane’s ground maneuvering camera system (GMCS) is standard equipment aboard all Boeing 777-300 aircraft. It provides pilots with real-time views of the landing gear, ground conditions and proximity to the pavement edge during taxi maneuvers using cameras mounted behind the nose gear and in both leading edges of the horizontal stabilizer. The images appear on a three-way, split screen, flight deck video display. The basic system is comprised of three cameras and a taxi camera interface unit (TCIU).
https://www.securaplane.com/wp-conte...15/07/GMCS.pdf
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