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20th Nov 2018, 07:43
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Posted By lakedude

I am not your knowledgeable authority figure but...

I am not your knowledgeable authority figure but I have read the entire thread from the beginning and will be happy to summarize.

Before November 6th there was not much in the way of consensus as...
16th Apr 2014, 07:55
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Views: 21,434,566
Posted By lakedude

I understand that the "technical issue" was an...

I understand that the "technical issue" was an over depth or over pressure situation. Evidently the Bluefin follows the bottom at a specific height above the ocean floor and if in so doing it gets...
9th Apr 2014, 07:07
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Posted By lakedude

Confirming that the Bluefin 21 UAV has reportedly...

Confirming that the Bluefin 21 UAV has reportedly not yet been launched as of the last press conference for the reason 500N specified (narrowing down the search area with the pinger locator first)....
6th Apr 2014, 09:16
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Posted By lakedude

I'm not really sure that this is new news. Most...

I'm not really sure that this is new news. Most of the possible flight paths I've seen have had MH370 jogging to the North for some weeks now. Maybe what they are intending to point out is that they...
20th Mar 2014, 01:28
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Posted By lakedude

A "join the dots" plot is not possible from one...

A "join the dots" plot is not possible from one satellite. There would be several full circles, one for each ping, no dots. Parts of each circle could be eliminated but an exact plot would be...
19th Mar 2014, 22:33
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Posted By lakedude

Link to Suninmyeyes post in this thread: ...

Link to Suninmyeyes post in this thread:
http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/535538-malaysian-airlines-mh370-contact-lost-303.html#post8387369

Suninmyeyes is a noteworthy individual. He (she?)...
19th Mar 2014, 07:53
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Posted By lakedude

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the...

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the aircraft might have been hijacked or commandeered, there is no proof.

Sure the plane might have had some kind of fire or other disaster but the...
19th Mar 2014, 00:22
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Posted By lakedude

Geostationary orbit - Wikipedia, the free...

Geostationary orbit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geostationary_orbit)


The satellites are over the equator because they are Geostationary. They are stationary...
18th Mar 2014, 02:21
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Posted By lakedude

Sure, but that is making some assumptions about...

Sure, but that is making some assumptions about information we don't really have at this point AFAIK. For example nothing anywhere I've read (so far) says the plane was flying for the whole time....
18th Mar 2014, 00:34
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Posted By lakedude

There is a margin of error on the final resting...

There is a margin of error on the final resting place for several reasons, the biggest being that there is no way to know how much fuel was left after the last ping. Sure the plane must have been...
17th Mar 2014, 08:41
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Posted By lakedude

While I lack specific knowledge of the system in...

While I lack specific knowledge of the system in question it is very likely that the system functions in a similar way as any modern network.

For example devices that are hooked up to the...
16th Mar 2014, 22:23
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Posted By lakedude

Maybe a picture will help you understand. Even if...

Maybe a picture will help you understand. Even if you had 100 satellites in a line there would still be a ghost point on the other side of the line of satellites with no way to determine which was...
15th Mar 2014, 22:30
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Posted By lakedude

Alright this post spells it out perfectly: ...

Alright this post spells it out perfectly:

http://www.pprune.org/8379267-post4191.html

The arc is in fact from the last ping.

That being the case there must be other arcs from the other...
15th Mar 2014, 22:11
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Posted By lakedude

Yes I think you might be correct. You must have...

Yes I think you might be correct. You must have copied my post when it was still a draft before I edited it.

I thought that they had multiple pings but your suggestion that they only mapped the...
15th Mar 2014, 20:50
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Views: 21,434,566
Posted By lakedude

I'd like to help y'all understand the arcs...

I'd like to help y'all understand the arcs because I think there is a misunderstanding of what they represent. IMHO they are not possible flight paths.

The arcs line up exactly with the range...
9th Mar 2014, 22:30
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Posted By lakedude

Are you sure about this? I don't see any...

Are you sure about this?

I don't see any provision for air resistance in that equation...
26th Jul 2013, 18:08
Replies: 512
Views: 278,145
Posted By lakedude

Caused by landing nose first, evidently. See...

Caused by landing nose first, evidently.

See the post @ 152:

http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/519707-southwest-klga-gear-collapse-8.html#post7960658
22nd Jul 2013, 05:07
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,917,529
Posted By lakedude

This thread is full of comments like this one. ...

This thread is full of comments like this one.

It seems to me that the main issue was that the crew expected the auto throttle to be working. I bet the crew could land just fine on a visual...
19th Jul 2013, 18:24
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,917,529
Posted By lakedude

CNN is reporting that Asiana Airlines Flight 214...

CNN is reporting that Asiana Airlines Flight 214 passenger Ye Mengyan died as a result of being run over.

Coroner: Asiana passenger killed by rescue vehicle, was alive at time - CNN.com...
15th Jul 2013, 06:50
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,917,529
Posted By lakedude

Excellent post overall. Not sure what you...

Excellent post overall.

Not sure what you mean but I'm pretty sure that the trip-7 does not have a composite fuse. Composites are said to be used in the tails (h/v) and the floor beams.

Boeing:...
10th Jul 2013, 07:57
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,917,529
Posted By lakedude

"I think our Kiwi mate Offcut at post #717 is on...

"I think our Kiwi mate Offcut at post #717 is on the money. For those who have flown both the 74 and the 77 it is the most logical answer."

Yes, I thought so as well. Suninmyeyes posted similar...
22nd Jan 2009, 23:25
Replies: 2,018
Views: 935,236
Posted By lakedude

Looks like a couple of typos or something here? ...

Looks like a couple of typos or something here?

Even 20lbs would be a large goose, no way a goose hits 60lbs.

From wiki:

Canada Goose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
19th Jan 2009, 06:19
Replies: 2,018
Views: 935,236
Posted By lakedude

DickyPearse ...

DickyPearse

http://aviation-safety.net/database/...?id=19900125-0

Your link does not seem to work?

Good job to all involved BTW. :D

My answer to the CC question is that I'd rather have a...
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