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Old 4th May 2011, 15:13
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He hasn't said what parameters the recorders will keep on recording and how that works.
Obviously, current boxes wouldn't record a thing, but you could add some gyros to them to get them record accelerations... Some aircraft used to have a separate simple pitot-static system in the bum for their rudder travel limiters... could easily be done to feed an FDR. ...But why?

If the ship is completely dead, electrically, what a self-powered FDR might record (on a FBW aircraft!) beyond that point is totally predictable anyway, isn't it?

(BTW... "West of the Moon" I get, since the Moon always shows us the same side... But "East of the sun"? Yer 'aving us on! )
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