Using the test panel the different cockpit-systems can be checked. By activating the switch on the test panel, the corresponding Warning and Caution-Lights, as well as audio signals are turned on for test. The panel is located on the left console
|The panel and his elements|
|FIRE & OHEAT DETECT||Button||-||Checks continuity of both systems and illuminates the ENG FIRE warning light and the OVERHEAT caution light and provides a CSFDR special event data save if depressed in flight.|
|OXY OTY||2-Way switch||OXY OTY||Test the oxygen mechanism. Check, if the warning light and the master caution light goes on, if the oxygen goes under 1 litre.|
|MAL & IND LTS||Button||-||Check all malfunction and indicator lights.|
|PROBE HEAT||3-Way switch||PROBE HEAT||Applies probe heat on the ground|
|OFF||Applies probe heat only when airborne|
|TEST||Performs a test of the probe heating system|
|EPU GEN||2-Way switch||EPU GEN||Allows the EPU to be tested on the ground without hydrazine|
|FLCS PWR||4-Status light|
|A=R 1||Illiminate to indicate proper power output of FLCC during FLCS power test.|
|B=R 2||Illiminate to indicate proper power output of FLCC during FLCS power test.|
|C=L 1||Illiminate to indicate proper power output of FLCC during FLCS power test.|
|D=L 2||Illiminate to indicate proper power output of FLCC during FLCS power test.|
|Test switch||3-Way switch||TEST||When MAIN PWR switch is in MAIN PWR: Tests FLCC power output.|
When MAIN PWR switch is in BATT: Tests FLCC power output on aircraft battery.
|NORM||When MAIN PWR switch is in MAIN PWR: Normal position. Tests EPU PMG power availability during EPU/GEN test on ground.|
When MAIN PWR switch is in BATT: Not used.
|MAINT||For maintenance use on the ground. Inoperative in flight.|
(only model D)
|2-Way switch||AFT||The stick is control from the read seat|
|FWD||The stick is control from the front seat|Note:
The showed panel drawing is a drawing with can be downloaded from my page Documents, plans and diagrams from the F-16
|Pictures from the Test Panel|
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Picture No. 4 was provided by Kostas Kefalas.