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Forum: Tech Log
28th Mar 2019, 20:08
Replies: 75
Views: 17,754
Posted By island_airphoto

If the IAP leaves you so high and close you need...

If the IAP leaves you so high and close you need to fly a 360 around the airport to land, isn't it a poorly designed approach to say the least?
Practically I can do stuff like this all day long in a...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Mar 2019, 15:51
Replies: 62
Views: 13,351
Posted By island_airphoto

When I flew a C-208 we seemed to change between...

When I flew a C-208 we seemed to change between brakes and reverse weekly :rolleyes: You guys are wearing out the brakes! You guys are putting nicks in the prop!
Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2019, 21:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,739
Posted By island_airphoto

Electric trim question Max and others

In the airplane I fly sometimes, there is an emergency trim interrupt switch on the yoke. If I mash it down, the trim won't run *as long as I hold it*, but whatever issue was running it before would...
25th Mar 2019, 19:34
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,418,105
Posted By island_airphoto

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/...

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/march/21/aopa-safety-expert-weighs-in-on-boeing-crisis
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When the Lion Air crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 revealed the existence of a flight control...
25th Mar 2019, 19:28
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,418,105
Posted By island_airphoto

Even in a C-172 I would not normally have any...

Even in a C-172 I would not normally have any stall buffeting or warnings going on with paying passengers. They tend not to like it ;) If you are a recent PPL, stalls seem like so much of your recent...
21st Jan 2015, 23:53
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,542
Posted By island_airphoto

FYI - if ice plugs the pitot tube quick enough to...

FYI - if ice plugs the pitot tube quick enough to trap the air in there, the speed may not go down. If the airplane gains altitude the "speed" goes UP because the difference between the trapped pitot...
14th Jan 2015, 19:36
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,542
Posted By island_airphoto

Boomntown - doubt it. You would need a failure...

Boomntown - doubt it. You would need a failure that left the pilots flying, but all radios disabled.
13th Jan 2015, 19:09
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,542
Posted By island_airphoto

Anyone who wants to see radar freq. vs. rain can...

Anyone who wants to see radar freq. vs. rain can take a look here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvTkVj5-uv0
This isn't POWER, it is FREQUENCY.
13th Jan 2015, 10:25
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,542
Posted By island_airphoto

Why do you all think the floating beacon/CVR/FDR...

Why do you all think the floating beacon/CVR/FDR would be a literal duplicate of the one currently in the airplane with a huge float tied to it :confused:
You need duplicate DATA, not a duplicate...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jan 2015, 19:48
Replies: 58
Views: 10,020
Posted By island_airphoto

The Air Force lost some F-16s early in the...

The Air Force lost some F-16s early in the program when HAL would not let the pilots pull up hard enough to avoid solid ground.
Autothrottles are a prime example of where automation fails us by...
12th Jan 2015, 17:00
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,542
Posted By island_airphoto

Algol - we used to try and get a ground return on...

Algol - we used to try and get a ground return on the far side of the storm to see if it was a hole or heavy rain and then tilt up to get an idea how hight the tops were. It was far from foolproof...
12th Jan 2015, 16:27
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,542
Posted By island_airphoto

Do any airliners fit stormscopes or equivalent...

Do any airliners fit stormscopes or equivalent technology? One of their selling points was that lightning was found in turbulent air, heavy rain or not. I liked the one I had way back when. Not as...
12th Jan 2015, 16:03
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,542
Posted By island_airphoto

Large ships and some boats will fit S band radar...

Large ships and some boats will fit S band radar that can burn through heavy rain, but the antennas would never fit anything but an AWACS airplane.
12th Jan 2015, 15:47
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,542
Posted By island_airphoto

Are you sure the super-cell would not be black on...

Are you sure the super-cell would not be black on a new radar too? Very early on with the monochrome digital radar we had back in the day, we learne the black blobs in the middle of the green returns...
12th Jan 2015, 15:08
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,542
Posted By island_airphoto

I would not bet on that. Diver and sailor here -...

I would not bet on that. Diver and sailor here - the amount of force 6 knots of current exerts on a large and light metal object is immense.
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jan 2015, 15:56
Replies: 58
Views: 10,020
Posted By island_airphoto

Hey - now the thread is cleaned up we can...

Hey - now the thread is cleaned up we can continue on.
Basic Problem:
If you make the plane able to overrule the pilot, you can prevent many accidents. You can also cause them when the HAL gets...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jan 2015, 14:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By island_airphoto

The fluxgate for the aircraft compass might not...

The fluxgate for the aircraft compass might not be happy with this plan.
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jan 2015, 08:15
Replies: 58
Views: 10,020
Posted By island_airphoto

It is relevant. If you have never had to fight...

It is relevant. If you have never had to fight weather AND some crazy autopilot at the same time, you have no frame of reference for what we are talking about. Kind of like how a a GPS map coupled to...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jan 2015, 07:06
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jan 2015, 05:13
Replies: 58
Views: 10,020
Posted By island_airphoto

The better analogy would be drivers so used to...

The better analogy would be drivers so used to lane assist and adaptive cruise control they hit the car ahead of them or drive right off the road if the system goes offline.
(having grown up with an...
8th Jan 2015, 20:16
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,542
Posted By island_airphoto

Propduffer: What I was taught for thunderstorms...

Propduffer:
What I was taught for thunderstorms by an old time airline pilot was what he called "soft ride". Autopilot in wing leveler mode - all heading and altitude controls off - power for Va,...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jan 2015, 19:23
Replies: 58
Views: 10,020
Posted By island_airphoto

I am more worried about pilots not realizing the...

I am more worried about pilots not realizing the auto throttle is not working and totally ignoring airspeed trending to zero than the FBW totally failing into a super-emergency mode. Speaking of...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jan 2015, 18:48
Replies: 58
Views: 10,020
Posted By island_airphoto

The pilot of course. The autopilot will fly right...

The pilot of course. The autopilot will fly right into the side of a mountain and kill everyone aboard without a care in the world. The pilot at least WANTS to survive the flight, EgyptAir excepted....
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jan 2015, 18:19
Replies: 58
Views: 10,020
Posted By island_airphoto

Jockey69 - bull. Have you ever flown an...

Jockey69 - bull.
Have you ever flown an airplane?
Emergency half-arse flying is what you get when you recruit passengers from the back to have a go, not the guys up front presumably getting paid to...
8th Jan 2015, 17:29
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,542
Posted By island_airphoto

Leightman 957: Since no one knows what happened...

Leightman 957:
Since no one knows what happened to this airplane yet, I can't see how anyone could say "I could do better than that" since we don't know what THAT even is yet other than the generic...
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