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22nd Oct 2020, 06:56
Replies: 435
Views: 170,797
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Makes sense to me. The memory items for...

Makes sense to me. The memory items for unreliable airspeed guarantee the aircraft is in a safe state for the short-to-medium term. Then the troubleshooting involves reference to to standby speeds...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Oct 2020, 20:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Fursty Ferret

To be honest my knowledge is limited to the LEAP....

To be honest my knowledge is limited to the LEAP. My (limited!) understanding is that the dry motoring allows any warping in the shaft to dissipate at low speed where the vibration won't be...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Oct 2020, 09:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Do you routinely do single-engine taxi on...

Do you routinely do single-engine taxi on arrival? The bowed rotor motoring is likely dependent on time spent at idle before shutdown, not necessarily temperature at start-up.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Oct 2020, 06:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By Fursty Ferret

The problem is that the fuel from the dead side...

The problem is that the fuel from the dead side will be pumped into the live side, but those pumps are off. In the low fuel scenario Airbus advice is to switch all pumps on regardless of the...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2020, 19:49
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By Fursty Ferret

The scenario in question here describes an...

The scenario in question here describes an approach that's just past the IAF. Not the ideal time to be messing with fuel systems other than a quick risk assessment and confirmation of the fuel...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2020, 11:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By Fursty Ferret

In this case by opening the fuel cross feed we're...

In this case by opening the fuel cross feed we're treating left and right wing tanks as one single tank. Makes no difference at that point which pumps have the higher pressure or if fuel moves...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Oct 2020, 09:34
Replies: 18
Views: 8,544
Posted By Fursty Ferret

I really think that if you're fitting one of...

I really think that if you're fitting one of these you should go back to step one and think about how you're recording clearances while in the aircraft.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Oct 2020, 09:24
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By Fursty Ferret

You're not trying to balance fuel in this...

You're not trying to balance fuel in this scenario. If there's more fuel in the dead side then there's obviously not a significant leak, and with 750kg on the live side even if there is a leak you'll...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Sep 2020, 15:14
Replies: 44
Views: 3,514
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Yes. An SDAC fault can result in more or less...

Yes. An SDAC fault can result in more or less random values being sent from the FCU to the FMGCs - both values and modes.
28th Sep 2020, 08:20
Replies: 1,935
Views: 1,541,744
Posted By Fursty Ferret

No, but I don't think it would be particularly...

No, but I don't think it would be particularly better either. It's rare in any industry to have 4000+ individuals with identical skills (within reason).

How would you handle redundancies? Sure,...
27th Sep 2020, 19:18
Replies: 1,935
Views: 1,541,744
Posted By Fursty Ferret

If you leave your job in almost any other...

If you leave your job in almost any other industry you can find an equivalent one that offers more or less identical pay / terms and conditions.

In aviation you join a seniority based company at...
16th Sep 2020, 09:25
Replies: 39
Views: 16,247
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Boeing SOP is that PM should be looking for the...

Boeing SOP is that PM should be looking for the conflicting traffic, and then to "maneuver if needed". I'm not a fan of this advice and tend to think that PM's attention would be better spent...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Sep 2020, 09:16
Replies: 26
Views: 4,238
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Simultaneous engine starts?

Simultaneous engine starts?
Forum: Tech Log
14th Sep 2020, 19:52
Replies: 26
Views: 4,238
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Bowed rotor protection.

Bowed rotor protection.
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2020, 08:48
Replies: 92
Views: 15,931
Posted By Fursty Ferret

My experience is that GS-mini more or less...

My experience is that GS-mini more or less eliminates “hunting” by the auto thrust in gusty conditions. I used to fly regularly without auto thrust at my previous operator and I’m embarrassed to say...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Aug 2020, 12:48
Replies: 92
Views: 15,931
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Two different effects with thrust changes: *...

Two different effects with thrust changes:

* Pitch/power couple is almost entirely removed through software on a fly-by-wire aircraft.
* The 777/787 will pitch to maintain airspeed with a power...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Aug 2020, 09:27
Replies: 185
Views: 25,043
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Lazy solution: "This is my best guess at the...

Lazy solution: "This is my best guess at the heading to lay off drift. I'll be within five degrees of it to fine-tune but won't need the heading bug continuously adjusted."
Lazier solution: "I'm...
22nd Aug 2020, 12:55
Replies: 1,935
Views: 1,541,744
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Peter Principle, innit?

Peter Principle, innit?
Forum: Tech Log
20th Aug 2020, 21:21
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Not an expert on the LEAP, so this is a best...

Not an expert on the LEAP, so this is a best guess...

An engine will restart very quickly following a brief fuel interruption, which I think is what this refers to. It's not documented but it can...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Aug 2020, 17:29
Replies: 185
Views: 25,043
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should... ...

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should...

The answer to your question is that Boeing has exactly the same task sharing philosophy when it comes to the MCP.



That's what everyone does....
Forum: Tech Log
15th Aug 2020, 16:22
Replies: 185
Views: 25,043
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Just apply a degree of pragmatism. The time...

Just apply a degree of pragmatism.

The time to discuss manual flying is probably at the briefing stage before descent, not the moment you disconnect the autopilot.

Agree a method for doing...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Aug 2020, 09:28
Replies: 69
Views: 16,294
Posted By Fursty Ferret

"This thing seems a lot more sluggish than usual-...

"This thing seems a lot more sluggish than usual- oh, wait, reversers still out".

Ahem. Not that I've ever done that.
10th Aug 2020, 13:06
Replies: 364
Views: 165,926
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Exactly what I was thinking.

Exactly what I was thinking.
7th Aug 2020, 08:47
Replies: 55
Views: 18,716
Posted By Fursty Ferret

There is a reminder here to everyone to consider...

There is a reminder here to everyone to consider how fraught the tension might be in the cabin after potentially even a minor (to us) event.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Aug 2020, 08:38
Replies: 83
Views: 9,939
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Not that I want to weigh in, but I loathe the...

Not that I want to weigh in, but I loathe the practice of changing autobrake settings on the landing roll. If PF does it, I think it's an example of extremely poor judgement and if they ask PM to do...
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