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737-200 WIP Update

Post by DiegoMenendez » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:36 am

Two quick shots boys and girls,
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Now this is a WIP, as is evident by the FMC font.

If you know the correct font for the UNS-1Lw, let us know :)

Regards, Diego
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Re: 737-200 WIP Update

Post by keats » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:01 am

Hi Diego

Brings back memories of visit to Seattle in Dec 1981 to collect and ferry one of South African Airways' new B737-200 Adv (ZS-SIE) via Gander, Las Palmas and Windhoek (Namibia) to Johannesburg.
I was one of 4 captains on the flight.
Have a look at http://www.b737.org.uk/fmc.htm for FMC details.

Cheers

PS Unusual to see rust on the instrument panel?
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Re: 737-200 WIP Update

Post by Krazycolin » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:09 am

it got wet... one of the pilots spilled his coffee and didn't wipe up.. that's why the WX is now a GPS... (just kidding)... (it's a really old plane).
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Re: 737-200 WIP Update

Post by JonathanBleeker » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:42 am

Im studying ways to get around the so called "limitation" of FSX when it comes to wx radar...
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Re: 737-200 WIP Update

Post by ollifreund » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:32 am

I think the Maddog has a WX which can look ahead to predict windshear.

Concerning the spilled coffee... I always put my white gloves on
when landing a 737 (in 1993 I saw a Lufthansa Captain doing just that),
I would prefer if they stayed white :)
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Re: 737-200 WIP Update

Post by N4GIX » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:02 pm

keats wrote:Have a look at http://www.b737.org.uk/fmc.htm for FMC details.
This is not a Smith's, Honeywell, or Collins system. It is a Universal UNS-1F system from Universal Avionics*, specifically the color 5" FMCDU units. 8-)

* http://www.uasc.com/products/uns1fw.aspx
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Re: 737-200 WIP Update

Post by keats » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:15 am

OK, I thought the model you are creating was the original 737-200 Adv, and according to the URL I referred to, "Smiths Industries (formerly Lear Seigler) has supplied all FMCs installed on the 737."
By the way, back then we called them PDCs (Performance Data Computers). This was in 1979, and as UA were founded only in 1981, I assumed (bad mistake) that you were modelling the PDC.

Thanks for clearing that up :D

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Re: 737-200 WIP Update

Post by N4GIX » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:35 am

The Operations Manual that we're using for the baseline lists it as a Model 737-2A9C, which is a COMBI variant. The manual is dated December 1, 1969. Over the years, we're assuming that much of the original avionics, etc. has been replaced and/or upgraded with newer equipment.

The specific airframes this manual is describing are:
CF-TAN http://www.flickr.com/photos/23032926@N05/4917113952/
and
CF-TAO http://www.flickr.com/photos/40168621@N07/4414227126/

Several places in the manual it makes reference to specific equipment only being present in the ADV model, which since that equipment is present lead me to using that designation from time to time. I'm certain that it is not the same ADV that that's commonly thought of though when that designation is used.

As a bit of historical trivia: CF-TAN had many owners over the years, but the last owner was "Tri-M.G." The airplane was part of the relief operation to the tsunami stricken area of Banda Aceh back in 2005. The airplane reportedly struck a water bufallo on the runway, causing the left undercarriage to collapse. The insurance carrier decided to write it off as a total loss.
Ref: http://www.planespotters.net/Production ... rlines.php
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Re: 737-200 WIP Update

Post by Fabo » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:22 pm

Hey Bill,

Universal uses Myriad MM in their marketing illustrations of the FMC screen. I dont have pictures to compare to the real thing though...

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Re: 737-200 WIP Update

Post by Trachemys » Fri May 03, 2013 8:05 am

This would help...

http://www.aeroamigo.com/pdf/Universal_ ... Manual.pdf

regards,

Raul Aubele.


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