Old 5th Nov 2015, 23:40
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CONSO
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: WA STATE
Age: 74
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Grrr Why CVR and FDR are in the tail

If it's all fly by wire, I'd think you would want the FDRs as physically close the actual data source as possible, not hanging out there at the end of 100 or more feet of cable. Seems like an architectural anachronism
Most airplanes crash into things [ CFIT and solid clouds ] nose first. Usually the least damaged parts are in the rear. Thus the recorders are placed as close to the back side as possible.

Note the CVR and FDR were found relatively soon.
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