Date: 29 Dec 98 03:12:24 From: "M. Jones" <email@example.com> References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2 3
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>You may not be aware that the flight instruments in newer transports are >electrically driven instruments; that is to say breaking the VSI or >other pressure gauge might work in a light plane but will not recover >the pitot-static system ... No, I wouldn't think breaking the glass of the CRT's would work, either, :-) and that's not what I intended to convey. I was referring to the stand-by instruments, and the possibility that they are still hooked up in a 'traditional', direct fashion. I don't believe that this would be an option in the newest generation (777, et al) but may have still have been an option on the 757/767 with its combination of 'steam' gages and CRT's. Or are you saying that even the stand-by gages are driven by air-data computers? Mike J.