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Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jul 2009, 20:54
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Posted By jeremiahrex

While it is indeed possible to extend radar...

While it is indeed possible to extend radar coverage to every part of the globe, it's not cheap. Radars that are affordable to non-defense entities are not really powerful enough to stretch over...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jun 2009, 04:49
Replies: 4,594
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Posted By jeremiahrex

Ironically, the tools of the trade really haven't...

Ironically, the tools of the trade really haven't changed much since the days of the A330. Airbus published a series of papers on their fly by wire system. I do not work in the airline industry...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jun 2009, 00:19
Replies: 4,594
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Posted By jeremiahrex

@24victor I certainly did read what you...

@24victor

I certainly did read what you posted. Your definition of a single point failure, as applied to pitot tubes in this case, really doesn't make any sense. That is what I was trying to get...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jun 2009, 00:01
Replies: 4,594
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Posted By jeremiahrex

So let's put four pitot heads on there. From...

So let's put four pitot heads on there. From there I can amend what you wrote:



We can play this game all day long. Four pitot tubes isn't enough, let's put five, five pitot tubes ... ... ......
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jun 2009, 19:32
Replies: 4,594
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Posted By jeremiahrex

It seems like the popular position to deride both...

It seems like the popular position to deride both managers and computers.



I have heard this same speculation leveled at NASA as well. It's pure speculation that honestly doesn't make much...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jun 2009, 20:03
Replies: 4,594
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Posted By jeremiahrex

I think this is what is making me confused. The...

I think this is what is making me confused. The computers conclusions? The computer doesn't produce conclusions. This is as far as I know at least. The pilots interface to the airplane remains the...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jun 2009, 23:29
Replies: 4,594
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Posted By jeremiahrex

This highlights what I have seen a lot on this...

This highlights what I have seen a lot on this forum: the lack of differentiation between automation, control systems and flight protection systems. Unless you have the autopilot on, the airplane is...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jun 2009, 18:52
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,889,935
Posted By jeremiahrex

As stated earlier, the difference between a...

As stated earlier, the difference between a mechanical gyroscope (spinning bicycle wheel on gimbals) and a laser ring gyro is significant. However, don't overstate this. Laser ring gyros are...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jun 2009, 03:36
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,889,935
Posted By jeremiahrex

I just thought I'd put a small chime in on the...

I just thought I'd put a small chime in on the time stamping of the ACARS data. There are many unknowns given the particular system, but we can make some very reasonable assumptions. The incoming...
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