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hii had a couple of questions about the real 747-400, just out of curiosity-where is the TO/GA button?-how do you apply brakes?(not parking brake)thanks!


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hii had a couple of questions about the real 747-400, just out of curiosity-where is the TO/GA button?-how do you apply brakes?(not parking brake)thanks!
Hi, You need to sign your real name around here. The TO/GA Switch is located on the Thrust levers (at the front)You apply manual brakes by pushing on the brake pedals like any other aircraft, Left pedal left brakes, right pedal, right brakes.RegardsRob

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hii had a couple of questions about the real 747-400, just out of curiosity-where is the TO/GA button?-how do you apply brakes?(not parking brake)thanks!
Nameless,Please sign your posts with your real name per the forum guidelines.1) The TO/GA Button is simulated with the Upper Left Screw on the Mode Control Panel. This is outlined in the manual that comes with the product which you can find under Start/All Programs/PMDG/747-4002) The Brakes use standard FS Brake commands "." Regards

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Hi Paul,I think he's asking about the real machine.RegardsRob


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Nameless,Please sign your posts with your real name per the forum guidelines.1) The TO/GA Button is simulated with the Upper Left Screw on the Mode Control Panel. This is outlined in the manual that comes with the product which you can find under Start/All Programs/PMDG/747-4002) The Brakes use standard FS Brake commands "." Regards
First, sorry about the name thing, I just forgot thatSecond, thanks for the reply, but as mister rjprest said, i was asking about the real world 747-400Regards, Giulio Dondi from Italy (sorry again!)

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You apply manual brakes by pushing on the brake pedals like any other aircraft, Left pedal left brakes, right pedal, right brakes.
The pedals have a dual purpose... Rudder and braking control. The pedals move in/out for rudder control, but pivot at the bottom for brake control (That is, for braking, push the tops of the pedals).In the real world, you can't park the brake by simply pulling up the Park Brake Lever on the control stand. You have to push the tops of both the pedals as far down as they will go, pull up the Park Brake Lever, then let the pedals go. The pedals are quite firm, so you need to make sure that your seat is adjusted and locked in place before you attempt to park the brakes.The TOGA switches are mounted on the #2 and #3 Thrust levers. They are hidden in most photographs (painted brown to make them even harder to see). The Autothrottle Disconnect switches are more visible and are mounted on the #1 and #4 thrust levers. Cheers.Q>

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The pedals have a dual purpose... Rudder and braking control. The pedals move in/out for rudder control, but pivot at the bottom for brake control (That is, for braking, push the tops of the pedals).In the real world, you can't park the brake by simply pulling up the Park Brake Lever on the control stand. You have to push the tops of both the pedals as far down as they will go, pull up the Park Brake Lever, then let the pedals go. The pedals are quite firm, so you need to make sure that your seat is adjusted and locked in place before you attempt to park the brakes.The TOGA switches are mounted on the #2 and #3 Thrust levers. They are hidden in most photographs (painted brown to make them even harder to see). The Autothrottle Disconnect switches are more visible and are mounted on the #1 and #4 thrust levers. Cheers.Q>
ok, for braking you push the rudder pedals with your feetbut the autothrottle, you said there are switches to engage and disengage the autothrottle on the throttles, two per functionis it the same thing to use rather one of the two? Are the left ones for the pilot and the right ones for the FO? And are they on the main thrust levers or on the reverse thrust levers?Finally, isn't there a switch to disengage the autothrottle also on the Mode Control Panel? Why duplicate them?Please don't mind the so many questions, i'm a newbieGiulio Dondi from Italy

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ok, for braking you push the rudder pedals with your feetbut the autothrottle, you said there are switches to engage and disengage the autothrottle on the throttles, two per functionis it the same thing to use rather one of the two? Are the left ones for the pilot and the right ones for the FO? And are they on the main thrust levers or on the reverse thrust levers?Finally, isn't there a switch to disengage the autothrottle also on the Mode Control Panel? Why duplicate them?Please don't mind the so many questions, i'm a newbieGiulio Dondi from Italy
Hi!Auto Throttle and disconnect of Auto Throttle are placed on the MCP. TO/GA switches are placed on the Flight Stick and on the pics you see below.

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Hi!Auto Throttle and disconnect of Auto Throttle are placed on the MCP. TO/GA switches are placed on the Flight Stick and on the pics you see below.
/ Leffe
The image labeling and the explanatory sentence are both incorrect, Leffe. :( Those are the AUTOTHROTTLE DISCONNECT SWITCHES.The TO/GA SWITCHES (not visible on your image) are located on the forward side of the forward thrust levers 2 and 3.cheers,delcom

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The image labeling and the explanatory sentence are both incorrect, Leffe. :( Those are the AUTOTHROTTLE DISCONNECT SWITCHES.The TO/GA SWITCHES (not visible on your image) are located on the forward side of the forward thrust levers 2 and 3.cheers,delcom
Of course.....stupid me./ Leffe

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but the autothrottle, you said there are switches to engage and disengage the autothrottle on the throttles, two per functionis it the same thing to use rather one of the two? Are the left ones for the pilot and the right ones for the FO? And are they on the main thrust levers or on the reverse thrust levers?
As suggested above, the switches on the 1 & 4 throttles are only "disengage" switches. The A/T switch on the MCP is an ARMing and disARMing switch. Subtely different. You can only engage the A/T by pushing other switches (SPD, TO/GA, etc). Only one button needs to be pressed at a time (one disengage or one TOGA switch). However, don't be worried if you push two by accident. The switches are wired to stop a simultaneous push of two buttons being registered as a double push (A double push of, say, the GA switch may result in extra thrust).Cheers.Q>

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