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Section 1: Introduction; Rdr-4000 Operational Enhancements - Honeywell IntuVue RDR-4000 Pilot's Manual

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IntuVue RDR-4000 Weather Radar Pilot's Guide

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Honeywell's IntuVue 3-D Automatic Weather Radar
System, model RDR-4000. The RDR-4000 introduces several new
technologies not found in previous generation Radar Systems. Some of
the major operational differences are highlighted here. Note that the
availability of some features will depend on the installation configuration.

RDR-4000 OPERATIONAL ENHANCEMENTS

Predictive Hail and Lightning Icons (if installed)
Areas ahead of the aircraft that have a high probability of
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producing hail or lightning are indicated by the display of
appropriate icons.
REACT (Rain Echo Attenuation Compensation Technique) (if
installed)
Indicates areas where attenuation of the radar signal is severe
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enough to degrade the ability to display weather behind significant
intervening weather.
Automatic control of antenna tilt for reduced pilot workload
No traditional tilt control.
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3D (Three-Dimensional) Volumetric Memory
The entire sky in front of aircraft is automatically scanned (out to
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320 nautical miles (nm) and from ground to 60,000 feet (ft)).
All weather information is stored and continuously updated.
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Rev 1, December 2014
Introduction
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