|Object Type:||Control/Data Entry|
|Object Name:||Jaguar FBW Pilot's Control & Switch Panel|
|Year of Manufacture:||Unknown|
|Location:||Main Object Store|
Marconi Avionics Limited
Pilots Control & Switch Panel
The Pilot's Controller & Switch Panel provides system status indication to the pilot. Status signals for the Flight Control Computers are consolidated to illuminate a ‘Status’ amber warning for a first failure or a similar red warning for a second failure. The pilot may attempt a reset when an amber warning is shown by pressing the ‘Status’ key but if a red warning is shown this reset is inhibited. The panel also carries the Autopilot Engage button, the BIT initiate button, a facility to initiate different control law gains and power switches to associate the supplies to the computers to enable pre-flight checks.
This unit has the switch covers with a yellow and black stripes to highlight the need to keep the function normally safe. The Controller and Switch Panel is marked (in ink): "FWT M009"