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Quick question about side-by-side EICAS in 737s....

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I have a quick question about the side-by-side EICAS in the 737 - is it possible to view the SYS data (flight controls, APU, hydraulics, etc.) when using this configuration (a la Southwest Airlines)? I know the over-under EICAS (commonly used with PFD/ND) configuration allows it, but SWA uses side-by-side with their EFIS-MAP layout....can it be done?Thanks,Jim SWVA F.O.


Jim Blake
Captain, SWA Virtual Airlines
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I think you do it through the pmdg menu at the top of the page .It is in the manual too Peter


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Hi Peter - I've played with the PMDG options, and the MFD switch options for ENG and SYS are both changed to INOP when the side-by-side EICAS is used, and will not display anything in the lower EICAS screen. The MFD switch options for SYS and ENG only seem to be available if the over-under EICAS layout is used. I guess there's no way to display data in the lower screen if side-by-side is used....at least that I can find...bummer....unless anyone has found a work-around....Thanks anyway,Jim


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Jim,No unfortunately it can't be done. You have to have 'Over and under' configured to use the lower DU.Hope it helps,


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Hi Mats - that's what I thought...do you know if that option will be included in the upcmong 737NGX version?Jim


Jim Blake
Captain, SWA Virtual Airlines
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Jim,Probably not as the real side-by-side i.e. SWA style, doesn't use the lower DU either AFAIK.Hope it helps,


Mats Johansson
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Hmmmmm...I wonder how they check that important information?! Are there any real SWA 737NG pilots on this forum who can answer that?? Or other airline pilots/employees whose NGs use that layout?? (Later this month I'll be on a SWA 737NG flight, so if I get the opportunity, I'll ask the pilot.)Thanks,Jim


Jim Blake
Captain, SWA Virtual Airlines
Real World C172 Pilot, AOPA #06034701
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