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18th Mar 2019, 19:20
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Posted By FullWings

DING DING DING We have a winner! Thatís one...

DING DING DING We have a winner!

Thatís one of the biggest elephants (gorillas?) in the room. By the time youíve thought ďhmm, thatís not quite rightĒ at low-level the situation has gone from...
17th Mar 2019, 00:27
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Posted By FullWings

Probably. But if youíve reached the point when...

Probably. But if youíve reached the point when youíre pretty sure itís MCAS gone AWOL, youíd be disconnecting the stab, not deploying flaps at 330kts+

As Iíve pointed out before, how do you know...
16th Mar 2019, 15:12
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Posted By FullWings

If you take that literally, then yes but we are...

If you take that literally, then yes but we are looking at this a bit post hoc. The question is how do you define the trigger(s) for applying the runaway stabiliser trim drill? STS, MCAS and the AP...
15th Mar 2019, 18:30
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Posted By FullWings

Right. But how do you diagnose a stick shaker on...

Right. But how do you diagnose a stick shaker on one side only, if youíre the PF and itís on your side? Not to mention that the control columns are physically connected. OK, given enough time you...
15th Mar 2019, 16:37
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Posted By FullWings

I agree with CONSO here. With just one sensor you...

I agree with CONSO here. With just one sensor you have to do lot of magic with the input and it gets flaky near the edge of the envelope and/or when there are unusual environmental conditions...
11th Mar 2019, 19:31
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Posted By FullWings

What I find interesting, is whenever MCAS is...

What I find interesting, is whenever MCAS is being discussed (re the Lion Air crash and possibly this one as more data comes to light), there are a lot of posts saying that if they’d just done the...
5th Mar 2019, 14:08
Replies: 49
Views: 35,282
Posted By FullWings

Same here. This is South America, guys, not LHR....

Same here. This is South America, guys, not LHR. Only question mark seems to be is this a new or old video...
4th Mar 2019, 05:17
Replies: 146
Views: 212,985
Posted By FullWings

Itís fairly likely the idea of disconnecting the...

Itís fairly likely the idea of disconnecting the AP was thought of and discussed during the incident; after all, the oscillations went on for some time.

Youíre sat in the pilotís seat of a fully...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Feb 2019, 15:41
Replies: 28
Views: 3,691
Posted By FullWings

I agree. If you ever use ATM/fixed derates,...

I agree. If you ever use ATM/fixed derates, runway intersections, shorter runways when longer are available, etc. then your aeroplane is not performing as well as it could, in terms of absolute...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Feb 2019, 21:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By FullWings

Neither do the inertial units in modern...

Neither do the inertial units in modern phones/tablets. Yes, they use GPS, wi-fi, whatever to update/refine absolute position but the inertial bits donít drift at up to 12kts in a random direction. I...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Feb 2019, 19:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By FullWings

I think most peopleís phones could do better than...

I think most peopleís phones could do better than that!
8th Feb 2019, 09:30
Replies: 52
Views: 19,960
Posted By FullWings

Details. If everyone is made aware of something...

Details. If everyone is made aware of something (which is the whole point of protests), thereís no risk to life-and-limb, just a large amount of disruption while the protest is moved on. If you drove...
8th Feb 2019, 08:32
Replies: 52
Views: 19,960
Posted By FullWings

Agreed, although it sends the signal that youíre...

Agreed, although it sends the signal that youíre unlikely to go to prison if you chain yourself to the nose gear of an A380 on 27L, having cut your way in to LHR. Not quite the message that the AVSEC...
29th Jan 2019, 07:04
Replies: 75
Views: 62,928
Posted By FullWings

Interesting one. I have lived through several...

Interesting one. I have lived through several projected "pilot shortagesĒ and they seemed similar to other shortages, like water and food, where the underlying problem was distribution rather than an...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jan 2019, 09:53
Replies: 21
Views: 2,193
Posted By FullWings

Likewise. Losing the centre hydraulic system is...

Likewise. Losing the centre hydraulic system is not a ďland at nearest suitableĒ event but you do have to think about the repercussions, e.g. a possible gear down diversion.

In this particular...
11th Jan 2019, 12:25
Replies: 45
Views: 37,319
Posted By FullWings

Interesting. The 777-300 has software tailstrike...

Interesting. The 777-300 has software tailstrike protection which reduces elevator deflection but it still has a tail skid, strike detector and a checklist, so obviously not thought to be...
9th Jan 2019, 17:41
Replies: 97
Views: 60,776
Posted By FullWings

Canít remember precisely - could have been...

Canít remember precisely - could have been something to do with load sensing? The net effect, as described above, was load shedding irrespective of the actual draw from the systems.

The LATAM...
7th Jan 2019, 15:38
Replies: 97
Views: 60,776
Posted By FullWings

I vaguely remember an incident back in the late...

I vaguely remember an incident back in the late 90ís on one of our 777s. They were minding their own business in the cruise when they stated getting EICAS advisories for lesser-known utilities. This...
29th Dec 2018, 16:50
Replies: 53
Views: 13,767
Posted By FullWings

I fly to quite a few non-radar airfields around...

I fly to quite a few non-radar airfields around the world and that seems a long time? The next aircraft is 30-40 track miles away when the previous one touches down. Why such a big gap (genuine...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Dec 2018, 09:38
Replies: 23
Views: 4,846
Posted By FullWings

I fly for a large airline that has been evolving...

I fly for a large airline that has been evolving its stable approach policy and training over the years, to the point where an unstable approach that continues to a landing is an extremely rare...
25th Dec 2018, 12:20
Replies: 53
Views: 13,767
Posted By FullWings

Iím afraid Iím with Jonty on this one. There was...

Iím afraid Iím with Jonty on this one. There was radar, aircraft were easily identifiable and separable - who gives a **** about a flight plan or not? Supposing the systems in the whole UK went down;...
23rd Dec 2018, 08:33
Replies: 97
Views: 60,776
Posted By FullWings

Looking at the FCOM, the RAT supplies the C1 & C2...

Looking at the FCOM, the RAT supplies the C1 & C2 TRUs, which power the capt & FO instruments and via them, the battery busses. I also see a note: ďThe main battery can power the standby system for a...
22nd Dec 2018, 21:07
Replies: 97
Views: 60,776
Posted By FullWings

Normally I would agree but given the electrical...

Normally I would agree but given the electrical malfunctions that were present, who could say for definite? After all, both IDGs, a backup generator and the APU generator were functional and...
22nd Dec 2018, 19:02
Replies: 97
Views: 60,776
Posted By FullWings

The fault list reads like a printout of the DDG! ...

The fault list reads like a printout of the DDG!

Given that synoptic display, I think I would be erring on the side of getting it on the ground ASAP as at the back of my mind would be the...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Dec 2018, 13:27
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By FullWings

I think itís an expansion of the METAR giving...

I think itís an expansion of the METAR giving cloud type and cover in octas. 4ST010 = 4 octas stratus at 1,000í, 7AC100 = 7 octas altocumulus at 10,000í...
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