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Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2019, 23:09
Replies: 152
Views: 40,193
Posted By scifi

Hi Alchad, that bit error could be the problem....

Hi Alchad, that bit error could be the problem. However the data is Serial 32bit, so how does one bit get corrupted and not all the other bits. Bit 27 is also the third MSB (Most Significant Bit.)
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Forum: Tech Log
20th Mar 2019, 21:56
Replies: 152
Views: 40,193
Posted By scifi

I am not too sure how many correspondents in this...

I am not too sure how many correspondents in this thread have ever flown an aircraft, but the first lesson pilots learn, is that trimming the tailplane controls the speed of the aircraft. This...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Mar 2019, 15:37
Replies: 152
Views: 40,193
Posted By scifi

Instead of giving MCAS authority to control the...

Instead of giving MCAS authority to control the aircraft, I propose a solution... When MCAS activates, just allow it to illuminate an annunciation in big red flashing letters...'AoA High, Stall...
18th Mar 2019, 20:53
Replies: 28
Views: 2,957
Posted By scifi

Generally height is more of a problem with...

Generally height is more of a problem with gliders. Not too sure which gliders give the most head-room, but some can be a bit cramped. I remember the canopy being lowered onto one guest flier.. He...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Mar 2019, 15:43
Replies: 152
Views: 40,193
Posted By scifi

Hi Conso, I think you are looking at the wrong...

Hi Conso, I think you are looking at the wrong end of the incident.. The error occurred 2 1/2 to 3 minutes before the take-off roll.
The left AoA Sensor starts to give erroneous data during the...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Mar 2019, 15:00
Replies: 152
Views: 40,193
Posted By scifi

Not an MCAS Fault

Again if you look at the trace of the left AoA Sensor, it all starts going 'pear-shaped' 3 minutes before the take-off roll.
You can notice the right AoA stays at a constant value, but the Left AoA...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Mar 2019, 20:14
Replies: 152
Views: 40,193
Posted By scifi

Does anyone know if there is a cockpit indication...

Does anyone know if there is a cockpit indication of the position of the elevator lead-screw, or is this just left to guesswork by the crew..?
Forum: Tech Log
14th Mar 2019, 15:42
Replies: 119
Views: 18,076
Posted By scifi

If you look at the FDR trace of the trim inputs...

If you look at the FDR trace of the trim inputs by the captain, he made 25 separate attempts to trim the aircraft, only to be countered by the airplane trimming down ten seconds later each time, for...
15th Feb 2019, 00:43
Replies: 39
Views: 7,229
Posted By scifi

I blame most of the Navigation Instruction on the...

I blame most of the Navigation Instruction on the attitude that you must be able to fly a heading for a certain time and drop your bombs accurately on the Ruhr Valley, in zero visibility. Then turn...
8th Dec 2018, 11:05
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By scifi

We thought of doing the same thing here in UK, to...

We thought of doing the same thing here in UK, to give our aircraft a bit more use. However the flying school pointed out that they had a different Public Insurance to our private insurance. Also...
17th Nov 2018, 23:22
Replies: 141
Views: 19,719
Posted By scifi

I used to fly gliders from a very grassy strip,...

I used to fly gliders from a very grassy strip, and could tell when the wheel was about to contact, as we could discern individual blades of grass rushing past, level with the seat. Any higher and...
13th Nov 2018, 19:44
Replies: 25
Views: 3,550
Posted By scifi

I know nothing about this particular aircraft,...

I know nothing about this particular aircraft, but from a mechanical point of view, if there is no weight on the front wheel, it will not steer. I have seen this on many other pieces of machinery;...
3rd Nov 2018, 17:16
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,042,020
Posted By scifi

Just getting back to the post concerning flying...

Just getting back to the post concerning flying with Pitot Covers still attached. Is there a 'Jobsworth Culture' that prevents the tug operator from letting the flight crew know that the Covers are...
25th Oct 2018, 12:56
Replies: 141
Views: 19,719
Posted By scifi

Yes, the C172 doesn't loose too much more height...

Yes, the C172 doesn't loose too much more height in a side-slip. I even felt like opening the doors to loose height into Welshpool, but went around from 300 feet above the threshold instead. The...
20th Oct 2018, 17:03
Replies: 65
Views: 13,581
Posted By scifi

To be even more pedantic, the unit is kWhr. ...

To be even more pedantic, the unit is kWhr.
But as you will get the same result multiplying by 1, as dividing by 1. I suppose it makes no difference.
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18th Oct 2018, 12:02
Replies: 65
Views: 13,581
Posted By scifi

Just another snag.... How many airfields have...

Just another snag.... How many airfields have the right PLUG...?
18th Oct 2018, 09:32
Replies: 65
Views: 13,581
Posted By scifi

Just one question, how would you fly it out to...

Just one question, how would you fly it out to the Islands from the Mainland, if you require 30 minutes reserve capacity..?

edit... Would their nearest engineering base be Aberdeen, to do the...
17th Oct 2018, 21:31
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By scifi

Well the answers so far have shown that those...

Well the answers so far have shown that those that replied probably know more about flying than astronomy.
The Sun and Moon are not connected in any way. So their periods are dissimilar. The moon...
15th Oct 2018, 10:01
Replies: 24
Views: 2,544
Posted By scifi

I know it is common courtesy not to cut in front...

I know it is common courtesy not to cut in front of anyone, but trying to enter a circuit which has 2 or 3 plane already circulating, you need to cut in front of one plane and position behind...
11th Oct 2018, 11:38
Replies: 15
Views: 6,052
Posted By scifi

The MEL reported the right hand reverser was...

The MEL reported the right hand reverser was unserviceable, which meant both were unusable. Also with M04 the runway was icy, but not yet reported by ATC.
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11th Oct 2018, 11:21
Replies: 21
Views: 7,109
Posted By scifi

There is the problem of what happens to the 4kg...

There is the problem of what happens to the 4kg drone at 800 ft when it is disabled. My guess is that it falls at a reasonable speed onto traffic on the nearby highway.

However isn't the...
9th Oct 2018, 00:02
Replies: 36
Views: 2,368
Posted By scifi

I saw two Harriers take off in front of a crowd...

I saw two Harriers take off in front of a crowd of spectators at RAF Sealand. They both blew 4 foot wide holes in the grass, with the divots going all ways.
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8th Oct 2018, 23:48
Replies: 86
Views: 9,023
Posted By scifi

Been trying to get some flights in the last...

Been trying to get some flights in the last fortnight in the midlands area, and the weather has been non too good. At the present it is even worse up in Scotland, so you need to keep up to date...
8th Oct 2018, 15:56
Replies: 21
Views: 7,109
Posted By scifi

I think the law needs to state, 'shoot down with...

I think the law needs to state, 'shoot down with a shotgun'... Using an RPG might cause other problems, if they keep missing.
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8th Oct 2018, 15:50
Replies: 36
Views: 2,368
Posted By scifi

The quote was... A helicopter produces downwash...

The quote was... A helicopter produces downwash equal to its weight.
Yes but an airplane does the same. The only difference is that the helicopter may be several time heavier than the airplane. ...
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