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EMBFlyer
06-01-2018, 12:36 PM
Does anyone have a link to the 3D printed intercom tool that a Southwest pilot made? I know they're on eBay and you have to put in a weird search for it, but I can't seem to find it. I have one (a gift), but I'd like to order a couple of backups.

I know I can use stir sticks or rubber bands, but this thing is nicer.


TCASTESTOK
06-02-2018, 06:20 PM
What exactly does it do? Hold the intercom line open?

RI830
06-02-2018, 07:21 PM
Cpt PA...Is that you?


threeighteen
06-03-2018, 01:30 PM
What exactly does it do? Hold the intercom line open?

Pretty much. On the 737 you have to hold the switch to talk to the other guy unless you bring a rubber band.

Pogey Bait
06-03-2018, 02:50 PM
POS.........

TCASTESTOK
06-03-2018, 03:18 PM
Pretty much. On the 737 you have to hold the switch to talk to the other guy unless you bring a rubber band.
Isnt that how that SWA CA accidently did his famous rant over center on the characteristics of his FAs. He was holding down the R/T switch instead of the I/C switch.

at6d
06-03-2018, 03:25 PM
...and itís only on some of the fleet.

Okie Play
06-03-2018, 07:39 PM
Why do we need any of those things now that the 300s are gone? Every airplane now has the ability to keep the intercom open without them.

What am I missing?

EMBFlyer
06-04-2018, 05:19 AM
Why do we need any of those things now that the 300s are gone? Every airplane now has the ability to keep the intercom open without them.

What am I missing?

At SWA, maybe that's the case. At other airlines, it is not.

ipdanno
06-04-2018, 08:18 AM
At SWA, maybe that's the case. At other airlines, it is not.

Do you mean to say Southwest is--gasp--"Industry Leading!"?

For all that is holy, don't tell SWA Flt Ops that!

EMBFlyer
06-04-2018, 08:30 AM
Do you mean to say Southwest is--gasp--"Industry Leading!"?

For all that is holy, don't tell SWA Flt Ops that!

Most of our airplanes have a latching intercom switch. Some of our older ones do not. Some are being retrofitted, but I don't think they're doing the ones that will be parked before too long.

EMBFlyer
06-04-2018, 08:30 AM
So judging by the replies I'm getting, I'm going to go with the answer being "no".

Okie Play
06-04-2018, 03:47 PM
At SWA, maybe that's the case. At other airlines, it is not.

Gotcha! I automatically assumed we were talking about Southwest's fleet. My bad!

EMBFlyer
06-04-2018, 06:20 PM
Gotcha! I automatically assumed we were talking about Southwest's fleet. My bad!

No worries. I mentioned Southwest in my original post, so I'm sure that added to the confusion.

HuggyU2
06-06-2018, 07:39 AM
I'm going to go with the answer being "no".
EMB,

The rubber bands work best. It's not some "tool" you must remember to grab after every flight. AND if your jet doesn't have a rubber band, you can add yours and then leave it for the next guy.

If you send me your address, I'll be happy to send you 20 rubber bands for free.

EMBFlyer
06-06-2018, 10:59 AM
EMB,

The rubber bands work best. It's not some "tool" you must remember to grab after every flight. AND if your jet doesn't have a rubber band, you can add yours and then leave it for the next guy.

If you send me your address, I'll be happy to send you 20 rubber bands for free.

I prefer the stir sticks over the rubber bands. Free from any Starbucks and they work better in the right seat.

DashTrash508
07-29-2018, 11:11 AM
These are back on the market and can be found here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intercom-Switch-Thingy-Model-PCA01/302819422087?hash=item468171af87%3Ag%3AuhYAAOSw0JF bWP8s&_sacat=0&_nkw=Pilot+Comfort+Accessory+Model+01+PCA+01&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313

EMBFlyer
07-29-2018, 11:17 AM
These are back on the market and can be found here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intercom-Switch-Thingy-Model-PCA01/302819422087?hash=item468171af87%3Ag%3AuhYAAOSw0JF bWP8s&_sacat=0&_nkw=Pilot+Comfort+Accessory+Model+01+PCA+01&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313

Just saw that. Thanks.



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