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27th Apr 2012, 18:00
Replies: 30
Views: 16,954
Posted By Graybeard

It was written at the time that the pilots did...

It was written at the time that the pilots did not have a chart even as good as a National Geographic map in their possession. Whose fault would that be, if true?

Overconfidence in the Collins...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Dec 2011, 16:27
Replies: 20
Views: 6,551
Posted By Graybeard

Definition: "Aircraft: Thousands of...

Definition:

"Aircraft: Thousands of compromises flying in close formation."
20th Dec 2011, 21:39
Replies: 2,906
Views: 1,266,025
Posted By Graybeard

I read the report, and made notes. It lacked. ...

I read the report, and made notes. It lacked. Nowhere did the author distinguish between the gravity of an annunciated failure, and an undetected error, which was the case with the radalt.
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20th Dec 2011, 14:02
Replies: 30
Views: 16,954
Posted By Graybeard

Yes, the aircraft type did matter.

ExSp33db1rd:Arriving to the scene of the accident would have been the same, regardless of airframe, as they were depending on Lat/long entries in the 3 inertials. The difference was in the...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2011, 11:46
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,101
Posted By Graybeard

Dozy: Your lack of knowledge of airline...

Dozy:
Your lack of knowledge of airline maintenance ops is glaring.
Forum: Tech Log
29th Sep 2011, 12:21
Replies: 13
Views: 2,090
Posted By Graybeard

Sorry, I overlooked your second post. Yes, ice...

Sorry, I overlooked your second post. Yes, ice can cause funny returns, but you should see false targets at altitude, too, in that case. Have you ever put your hands on the radome after landing, to...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Sep 2011, 02:00
Replies: 13
Views: 2,090
Posted By Graybeard

Rate of climb vs. rate of descent will affect how...

Rate of climb vs. rate of descent will affect how quickly the picture changes, but won't affect the look of the return.

Is there any chance you turned up the gain at altitude, and didn't return it...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Sep 2011, 17:28
Replies: 7
Views: 6,980
Posted By Graybeard

I don't know about AIM programming, but it should...

I don't know about AIM programming, but it should be as solid as the tail number's paint. A tail number (registration) can legally have only one i.d.

Of course, I know certain SSR radar...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Sep 2011, 20:04
Replies: 7
Views: 6,980
Posted By Graybeard

The 24 bit address requirement goes back to the...

The 24 bit address requirement goes back to the introduction of Mode S in 1987. Somewhere I have a Basic pgm that takes the N number and provides the 24 bit strapping, and vice versa. Other nations...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Sep 2011, 19:45
Replies: 13
Views: 2,090
Posted By Graybeard

What types of airplanes are you flying? A 7xx...

What types of airplanes are you flying? A 7xx has a much different radar from a KingAir.

GB
18th Sep 2011, 14:20
Replies: 462
Views: 127,480
Posted By Graybeard

64 Years Racing

> Moose Peterson Aviation Photography Moose Peterson Aviation Photography (http://www.warbirdimages.com/1947-reunion)

GB
13th Sep 2011, 13:49
Replies: 88
Views: 29,429
Posted By Graybeard

Pre-flight Important, Too

In Aug 1983, a CAL DC-10 took off from LAX headed for HNL. By the time they reached the departure gateway, ATC advised they were north of course. They checked the dual INS, and returned to LAX,...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Sep 2011, 16:32
Replies: 44
Views: 5,849
Posted By Graybeard

How about backing into the numbers? How much...

How about backing into the numbers?

How much would people pay for five days floating over Africa? How many people would pay that amount? What do tierra firma safaris cost, as an example of what...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Sep 2011, 16:16
Replies: 65
Views: 13,613
Posted By Graybeard

EAL401 can be argued as an early version of too...

EAL401 can be argued as an early version of too much reliance on automatics. However, the far less automated SAS DC-8 that hit the water on approach to LAX one night was almost the same. Nobody was...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Sep 2011, 14:08
Replies: 65
Views: 13,613
Posted By Graybeard

I was told EAL-401 AP tripped off because the...

I was told EAL-401 AP tripped off because the long time chief pilot of TWA had insisted during the design that the AP kick off at a much lower CW force than LCC wanted.

He was also the guy who...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Sep 2011, 15:07
Replies: 65
Views: 13,613
Posted By Graybeard

ACS was invented for the -500 so they could...

ACS was invented for the -500 so they could extend the span without beefing up the wing. This gave the plane greater range. I never rode on a -500, so don't know about its ride, but Lockheed has...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Sep 2011, 03:00
Replies: 44
Views: 5,849
Posted By Graybeard

Vacuum Sucks

Sorry, couldn't help it...:rolleyes:

I doubt if you could make a vacuum container light enough to lift itself..

Now, my idea is fat wings filled hydrogen at low pressure that would be used for...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Sep 2011, 04:17
Replies: 0
Views: 1,819
Posted By Graybeard

Fog Seeding

Medford, Oregon, airport is in a valley that's pea-soup foggy for up to six weeks at a time. Service is mostly from regionals and 737s. Although Horizon has Cat IIIa HUD in their fleet, MFR...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Sep 2011, 04:03
Replies: 65
Views: 13,613
Posted By Graybeard

IIRC, the 1011 lacked the payload/range to be...

IIRC, the 1011 lacked the payload/range to be competitive with the DC-10 and 747. The DC-10 is a pilot's airplane, and the 1011 is an engineering marvel of efficient design.

Back in the day, a...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Sep 2011, 03:41
Replies: 44
Views: 5,849
Posted By Graybeard

My friend Tommy ferried the Goodyear blimp from...

My friend Tommy ferried the Goodyear blimp from Los Angeles to Phoenix to broadcast for a ballgame, so he had a big money deadline. The winds out of the north were so strong it took him five hours...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2011, 11:10
Replies: 10
Views: 2,899
Posted By Graybeard

When they stretched the DC-9 to make the 80...

When they stretched the DC-9 to make the 80 series, they had to make the tail larger. I thought at the time that would have been the perfect opportunity to add a canard instead, a la Piaggio.
Forum: Tech Log
13th Aug 2011, 13:56
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,101
Posted By Graybeard

Wow, the first to post on this thread... I...

Wow, the first to post on this thread...

I get the feeling the Airbus 320+ was designed for single pilot operation from the beginning.
Forum: Tech Log
13th Aug 2011, 13:49
Replies: 1
Views: 933
Posted By Graybeard

I'm pretty sure Allied Signal/Honeywell BDE/BFE...

I'm pretty sure Allied Signal/Honeywell BDE/BFE was selected on their initial buy, way back when.

Was there a choice of FMGS?
Forum: Tech Log
9th Aug 2011, 13:42
Replies: 1,998
Views: 400,566
Posted By Graybeard

Doesn't speed stable also mean pitch stable? ...

Doesn't speed stable also mean pitch stable? When I studied aerodynamics a hundred years ago, the instructor said all conventional airplanes are unstable in pitch. Their sphugoid may be long in...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Aug 2011, 16:12
Replies: 5
Views: 1,448
Posted By Graybeard

Engines Turn Or People Swim. :rolleyes:

Engines Turn Or People Swim. :rolleyes:
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