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Old 11-19-2018, 02:45 PM   #1
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Hello!

As I and we all wait for the Tomcat I want to educate a bit before I have the actual Manual in my Hands (on the screen).

Is there a special purpose to the radar screen of the Tomcat? I mean the overlay with the artificial horizon and the Squares that are moving on a kind of 3D landmass. Or is this just a design feature of the Tomcat?

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Hi, it's not a radar screen, it's the VDI. It has 2 modes, you either see the "HUD" plus ILS needles, etc... or the TCS camera picture. you can select the mode using a switch on the lower right side of the panel.
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Hi, it's not a radar screen, it's the VDI. It has 2 modes, you either see the "HUD" plus ILS needles, etc... or the TCS camera picture. you can select the mode using a switch on the lower right side of the panel.
I think I have much to learn
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:53 PM   #4
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Also the squares moving towards the pilot are to quickly enable the pilot to differentiate air from ground when heads-down.

Fair bit to learn yes - the NAVAIR is 965 pages so...yeah. Available in PDF if you google for it - NAVAIR 01-F14AAP-1 is for the F-14B. Slight differences thou as I believe we are getting the earlier navigation system etc.
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