Sunday, August 22, 2010

Original Flight Hardware: Main Instrument Panel (MIP) - First Officer Side


Here is the current status of the right hand side main instrument panel. It is pretty much complete, except for one instrument missing (a small cabin altitude indicator) and the HSI control panel below it. The Control surface instrument will eventually be replaced with on that is original to the L-1011 (since the one in the picture is from a DC-10). But here are the instruments that I picked for the project (from top left to right):

  • AFC Modes (as flown on the L-1011)
  • AFC Warning (as flown on the L-1011)
  • Instrument Comparator (as flown on the L-1011)
  • Static Air Temperature - SAT (as flown on the L-1011)
  • True Air Speed - TAS (as flown on the L-1011)
  • Surface Position Indicator (as flown on the McDonald-Douglas DC-10)
  • Airspeed Indicator (as flown on the L-1011)
  • Attitude Direction Indicator ADI (as flown on the Airbus A300)
  • Radar Altimeter Tape (as flown on a Boeing 747)
  • Altimeter (as flown on the L-1011)
  • Radio Digital Distance Magnetic Indicator (RDDMI) (originally flown on a Boeing 747)
  • Horizontal Situation Indicator HSI (as flown on the Airbus A300)
  • Vertical Speed Indicator VSI (as flown on the McDonald-Douglas DC-10)
  • Chronograph (as flown on the L-1011)
  • Instrument Source Select (as flown on the L-1011)
Again, it is a bit of a mix, but, potentially all these instruments could have flown on the Lockheed L-1011 given a specific customer configuration.