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 Caution Panel19.03.2004  

Caution Panel

The Caution Panel is a display with 32 warning lights that show dangerous conditions or difficulties about the different systems. As soon as one of these warning lights is lit, the Master Caution indicator on the Eyebrow Lights is also active. The Caution Panel is located on the right aux. console.

The panel and his elements (Block 40/42, 50/52)
The panel and his elements (Block 25, 30/32, MLU)
Drawings from the Caution Panel
Pictures from the Caution Panel


The panel and his elements (Block 40/42, 50/52)

Caution Panel


ElementTypePositionInformation
FLCS FAULTStatus light-Problem with Flight Control System
ENGINE FAULTStatus light-A loss of valid Mach data to the engine will degrade engine performance
AVIONICS FAULTStatus light-Indicates a general fault with the system avionics
SEAT NOT ARMEDStatus light-ACES-II Seat is not armed
ELEC SYSStatus light-Problem with electric bus system
SECStatus light-Second enginge compressor
EQUIP HOTStatus light-Avionics equipment cooling air temperature/pressure insufficient
NWS FAILStatus light-The nose wheel steering system has failed
PROBE HEATStatus light-Problem with the probe heat
FUEL OIL HOTStatus light-Fuel or oil too hot
RADAR ALTStatus light-Malfunction of the radar altimeter
ANTI SKIDStatus light-Malfunction with the Anti Skid (ABS)
CADCStatus light-CADC (Central Air Data Computer) internal malfunction
INLET ICINGStatus light-Ice on wings or on engine inlet
IFFStatus light-Other aircraft will not be able to identify your electronically
HOOKStatus light-Hook is not up and locked
STORES CONFIGStatus light-Stores configuration and CAT I/III switch are not true
OVERHEATStatus light-Engine overheat condition
NUCLEARStatus light-Malfunction in nuclear control circuity (only USA)
OXY LOWStatus light-Liquid oxygen is too low
AFT NOT ENGAGEDStatus light-AUTO TF position selected on TF switch (switch position not operational)
EECStatus light-Engine alternator failed
-Status light-Not used
CABIN PRESSStatus light-Problem with cabin pressure
FWD FUEL LOWStatus light-Forward fuel tank too low
BUCStatus light-BUC (Backup Fuel Control) selected and engine operating in BUC or when main fuel pump pressure is low
-Status light-Not used
-Status light-Not used
AFT FUEL LOWStatus light-Afterwards fuel tank too low
-Status light-Not used
-Status light-Not used
-Status light-Not used

Note:
The showed panel drawing is a drawing with can be downloaded from my page Documents, plans and diagrams from the F-16.


The panel and his elements (Block 25, 30/32, MLU)

Caution Panel


ElementTypePositionInformation
FLT CONT SYSStatus light-Single failure in one axis, single branch power failure or single servo valve failure of the FLCS
FWD FUEL LOWStatus light-Forward fuel tank too low
AVIONICSStatus light-Indicates a general fault with the system avionics
ANTI SKIDStatus light-Malfunction with the Anti Skid (ABS)
ADCStatus light-Failure in pressure sensing/computation SYS or AOA SYS
AFT FUEL LOWStatus light-Afterwards fuel tank too low
AFT NOT ENGAGEDStatus light-AUTO TF position selected on TF switch (switch position not operational)
HOOKStatus light-Hook is not up and locked
LE FLAPSStatus light-LE FLAPS (Leading Edge Flaps) switch in LOCK or LED internal malfunction
OVERHEATStatus light-Engine overheat condition
RADAR ALTStatus light-Malfunction of the radar altimeter
NWS FAILStatus light-The nose wheel steering system has failed
CADCStatus light-CADC (Central Air Data Computer) internal malfunction
EECStatus light-Engine alternator failed
EQUIP HOTStatus light-Avionics equipment cooling air temperature/pressure insufficient
CABIN PRESSStatus light-Problem with cabin pressure
ELEC SYSStatus light-Problem with electric bus system
BUCStatus light-BUC (Backup Fuel Control) selected and engine operating in BUC or when main fuel pump pressure is low
IFFStatus light-Other aircraft will not be able to identify your electronically
OXY LOWStatus light-Liquid oxygen is too low
INLET ICINGStatus light-Ice on wings or on engine inlet
FUEL OIL HOTStatus light-Fuel or oil too hot
ECMStatus light-Not used?
NUCLEARStatus light-Malfunction in nuclear control circuity (only USA)
ENGINE FAULTStatus light-A loss of valid Mach data to the engine will degrade engine performance
SEAT NOT ARMEDStatus light-ACES-II Seat is not armed
STORES CONFIGStatus light-Stores configuration and CAT I/III switch are not true
PROBE HEATStatus light-Problem with the probe heat
SECStatus light-Second enginge compressor
-Status light-Not used
-Status light-Not used
-Status light-Not used

Note:
The showed panel drawing is a drawing with can be downloaded from my page Documents, plans and diagrams from the F-16.


Drawings from the Caution Panel


Note:
To zoom please select the drawing with your mouse.


Pictures from the Caution Panel


Note:
To zoom please select the picture with your mouse.

Source:
Picture No. 1 was provided by Kostas Kefalas.


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