PDA

View Full Version : PDI and fuel indicators...



argnan
03-12-2005, 11:37 PM
In the b-25's cockpit there is a tiny indicator that says "PDI"... Anyone knows what that might be??? And something else: There are three fuel indicators.... why???

JunkoIfurita
03-13-2005, 01:39 AM
I don't know a lot about the B-25, but...

Three fuel indicators would be for three fuel tanks. Probably fuselage, and two wing-root tanks.

FoolTrottel
03-13-2005, 03:38 AM
Have a look at the B25 Cockpit reference (http://www.partizanska-eskadrila.com/reference/B25J.htm)

stansdds
03-13-2005, 05:35 AM
PDI - Plane Drift Indicator. The PDI indicated any sideways drift while flying.

IV_JG51_Razor
03-13-2005, 06:35 AM
The PDI was used by the pilot to keep the a/c on course while on the bomb run. The Norden bomb sight drove the PDI when it was in operation. Once the bombadier told the pilot that he had the target centered, the pilot would steer the a/c to keep the PDI centered. If their drift ASSUMPTIONS were correct, that the bombardier entered into the Norden, then they would probably hit the target if the PDI were centered when the bombs were released.

ScOut3R_
03-17-2005, 10:24 AM
Hey Guys! Does anyone know how much fuel the He-111 has? I've set it to 50% and the guages still showed that it has 700l left in both tanks.