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6th Nov 2015, 20:14
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Posted By auraflyer

oleostrut, very interesting. Until you raised...

oleostrut, very interesting. Until you raised this, I assumed they would just be monitoring infrared, in which case the spectral info you would need would not be captured. However, we are obviously...
5th Nov 2015, 00:32
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Posted By auraflyer

For chemical-based explosives, let's just say...

For chemical-based explosives, let's just say that there are fingerprints for everything if you know what to look for and have the cash to do so - noting that if there weren't, this would not be the...
2nd Nov 2015, 01:24
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Posted By auraflyer

Top picture quite clearly shows it landed...

Top picture quite clearly shows it landed inverted, massive crush damage
31st Oct 2015, 18:58
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Posted By auraflyer

It would seem to match China Airlines Flight 611...

It would seem to match China Airlines Flight 611 profile would it not? Which **could** mean potentially same cause? A repair failure badly disrupting your aerodynamic cross-section can turn into a...
8th Feb 2015, 00:25
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Posted By auraflyer

I was just putting the logical result of Ian W's...

I was just putting the logical result of Ian W's suggestion into words as it is an interesting idea and I try to keep an open mind -- but I don't think the solution is more automation, hence why I...
7th Feb 2015, 21:26
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Posted By auraflyer

When the stall warning sounds? i.e., if the...

When the stall warning sounds?

i.e., if the stall warning goes off, THS must automatically roll forward to at least neutral asap (or go nose-down if you -- controversially -- want to simulate a...
26th Jan 2015, 22:13
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Posted By auraflyer

Is there a related problem: I'm getting the...

Is there a related problem: I'm getting the impression that when things go seriously amiss, will the computers try to hang on too long, and in the process make such extreme inputs, that when they...
21st Jan 2015, 10:31
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Posted By auraflyer

AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' at crash...

AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' at crash (http://www.smh.com.au/world/airasia-jets-alarms-screaming-at-crash-20150121-12vc9b.html)

"Jakarta: Warning alarms in AirAsia flight QZ8501 were...
13th Apr 2014, 22:23
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Posted By auraflyer

mm43 - great work (as usual). Thanks for putting...

mm43 - great work (as usual). Thanks for putting the time in to keep updating the plot.
3rd Apr 2014, 01:40
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Posted By auraflyer

This thought has been canvassed already: see e.g....

This thought has been canvassed already: see e.g. http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/535538-malaysian-airlines-mh370-contact-lost-220.html#post8380096
26th Mar 2014, 22:00
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Posted By auraflyer

CowgirlInAlaska: One candidate could be a...

CowgirlInAlaska:

One candidate could be a driftnet.

It's hard to get aerial pics of them, but see eg Marine Debris UAS Survey - Photos (http://trekme.com/oceandebris/photos) under "Net Fragment"
26th Mar 2014, 04:29
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Posted By auraflyer

Interesting, hamster3null. One question - how...

Interesting, hamster3null. One question - how does it look at lower or higher speeds? Do you get the same profile but just at a different heading? Or does the plot actually differ?

(As I...
25th Mar 2014, 21:44
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Posted By auraflyer

1. Because there is a moral obligation to the...

1. Because there is a moral obligation to the victims and their families.

2. Because there is a practical (and economic) incentive: modern airliners should not just disappear. Knowing how one has...
24th Mar 2014, 03:46
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,465,775
Posted By auraflyer

No. I do know what occurs when halons are...

No.

I do know what occurs when halons are used on a Li ion fire. That is fact and I recounted it, with FAA citations. I also gave my thoughts (based on my own first hand experience) as to why it...
24th Mar 2014, 02:24
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Posted By auraflyer

Halons are haloalkanes -- carbon skeletons with...

Halons are haloalkanes -- carbon skeletons with fluorine, chlorine or bromine instead of hydrogen atoms.

The most common ones used as suppressants are called Halon 1211 and Halon 1301...
19th Mar 2014, 22:45
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Posted By auraflyer

One "fact" that has not been mentioned much here...

One "fact" that has not been mentioned much here is the (supposed) radio contact between MH 370 and another aircraft in which an MH 370 pilot (likely the FO) was reported to be "mumbling".

As...
17th Mar 2014, 03:36
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Posted By auraflyer

No, BROKEN ARROW is a US term for a specific...

No, BROKEN ARROW is a US term for a specific incident -- an accident involving a nuke that is not likely to cause nuclear reprisals. Look it up, along with BENT SPEAR.
16th Mar 2014, 07:11
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Posted By auraflyer

So far, pretty much all political/terror related...

So far, pretty much all political/terror related scenarios end with: "But why has no-one come forward to claim responsibility?"

If there was foul play, why couldn't that have been the *intention*,...
13th Mar 2014, 00:01
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Posted By auraflyer

Maximum width you can get from a cylinder...

Maximum width you can get from a cylinder (excluding deformation) is its circumference (obtained by slicing along the long axis, then opening up flat).

Diameter is (I think) 6.19m, so...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Oct 2011, 00:45
Replies: 1,688
Views: 323,641
Posted By auraflyer

Not quite. People at Xerox PARC invented the idea...

Not quite. People at Xerox PARC invented the idea - but their windows were not able to overlap. They couldn't figure out how to do overlapping windows. (The issue has to do with the arbitrary shapes...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jul 2011, 01:49
Replies: 1,998
Views: 413,689
Posted By auraflyer

Gums, hope this helps. Some points from my...

Gums, hope this helps.

Some points from my reading of the French (not a native speaker). The first two are my thoughts, the rest is my best attempt to translate the salient parts of the report;...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jul 2011, 10:08
Replies: 1,069
Views: 219,575
Posted By auraflyer

Thanks A33Zab - point taken, and you have...

Thanks A33Zab - point taken, and you have confirmed my initial reluctance to post my thoughts.
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jul 2011, 09:26
Replies: 1,069
Views: 219,575
Posted By auraflyer

Gums, you've neatly summarised one thought of...

Gums, you've neatly summarised one thought of mine that I have not had time to elaborate fully (and don't at the moment either, but will raise in summary form).

From a human interface standpoint,...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jun 2011, 09:21
Replies: 2,070
Views: 491,394
Posted By auraflyer

Gums, that was a very interesting publication you...

Gums, that was a very interesting publication you linked to, thanks.

This passage jumped out to me:
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jun 2011, 11:47
Replies: 2,070
Views: 491,394
Posted By auraflyer

I had a long post but after catching up on the...

I had a long post but after catching up on the huge backlog of posts that accrued while I was busy, much has been covered so will make some numbered points instead:

1. I've read this as a 2 stage...
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