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cockpit lighting

Posted: 03 Mar 2019, 22:10
FireRescue85
Quick question:

Getting back into the 377 from quite a long absence. Is there only the single switch to turn on cockpit and cabin lights? My question is, for overnight flights is there a way to dim the cabin lights for passengers to sleep?

-Scott

Re: cockpit lighting

Posted: 05 Mar 2019, 02:20
flapman
It's been a little while since I've flown it, but I remember there being only one switch for cockpit lighting. I believe cabin lighting is triggered automatically based on various settings (day/night, nav or cockpit lights?). In reality you as a pilot woudln't have any/much control over the cabin lighting. You would be primarily concerned with providing the cabin with power (and pressurization/heating). Stewards/Stewardesses are provided with controls in the cabin to set lights/temperature appropriately. You're probably gonna have to use your imagination to see your cabin crew dimming the cabin lights for sleeping passengers as I don't think that feature is modeled. :mrgreen:

Re: cockpit lighting

Posted: 05 Mar 2019, 11:34
FireRescue85
Haha thanks flapman, I wasn’t sure if I was missing something or if it was just that one switch. I’ve been flying the L049 lately, and that cockpit has multiple light controls, so going back to the 377 I was looking for something that wasn’t there.

-Scott