Switches as opposed to buttins
I was fortunate to have my engineering degree in aviation , and last night had this moment of insight!!
look at any cockpit and all the switches are like electrical switches used to be.
a lever that would be either up or down with a light on the lever end to show when its energised!!
so a button is cheaper thats why its used whereas on the flight deck it would be a disaster despite having a green light to say its on. i was always glad to see 3 green lights on approach to RAF Ballykelly after 12 hrs over the noggin looking for USSR subs, to show the under cart was locked down
A positive clunk click cant be beat. And its much more positive for safety reasons.
a proper lever sw on the front of all comp kit? for our blessed female user?
A real selling point.
But im just a luddite for safety.