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Posted By RCav8or

I wonder how a computer flown A/C would have...

I wonder how a computer flown A/C would have handled the situation an L-1011 pilot found himself in departing LAX, back in the early days of the L-1011 service life. The bearings for the full flying...
1st Dec 2014, 17:49
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Posted By RCav8or

Double Back, Thank you from another RC modeler,...

Double Back,
Thank you from another RC modeler, well said:ok:
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Posted By RCav8or

Just another SLF here saying hell no as far as my...

Just another SLF here saying hell no as far as my ever flying on a crew-less airliner, but then at my age (70) I'm sure I'll never be faced with that choice:ooh:

I'll put my money on better...
Forum: Tech Log
20th May 2014, 00:57
Replies: 36
Views: 9,172
Posted By RCav8or

Or do they use the generator as a starter...

Or do they use the generator as a starter motor??:)

barit1,
In regard to your 4th item, I think Boeing has broken that mold. The B787 uses simpler direct geared variable frequency AC alternators...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jan 2014, 21:03
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Views: 18,285
Posted By RCav8or

Since no battery technology is 100% failure...

Since no battery technology is 100% failure proof, I would have to say that mitigating the potential issues of fire, or damage to other systems in the electronics bay is a big step to making a Li-on...
19th Aug 2013, 16:20
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Posted By RCav8or

http://www.pprune.org/7994995-post124.html

http://www.pprune.org/7994995-post124.html
Forum: Tech Log
15th Aug 2013, 19:48
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Posted By RCav8or

Just a question from the peanut gallery. ...

Just a question from the peanut gallery.
Wouldn't, or shouldn't TCAS have given the crew ample warning of their situation?
Pete
18th Jul 2013, 01:52
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Posted By RCav8or

The latest news says that the AAIB will issue a...

The latest news says that the AAIB will issue a preliminary report in the next couple of days. Until then Boeing can say very little, except that the the LiOn batteries are in no way involved, which...
16th Jul 2013, 01:15
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Posted By RCav8or

As I understand, the ELT is powered by its...

As I understand, the ELT is powered by its internal non-rechargeable battery. Since the ELT battery isn't rechargeable, then why would it even have a connection to the aircraft's electrical system?
12th Jul 2013, 01:14
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Posted By RCav8or

"Except the Comet was grounded until they...

"Except the Comet was grounded until they understood the failure mode(s) and only flew again after major modifications."

After losing three planes and all on board, I would certainly hope so:ugh:...
17th Apr 2013, 23:31
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Posted By RCav8or

In three hours, the battery box would probably be...

In three hours, the battery box would probably be down to ambient temperature, or darned near it. There's only so much stored electrical energy and electrolyte in the battery, think self extinguish....
30th Mar 2013, 20:57
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Views: 40,914
Posted By RCav8or

"Remember the "over the fence" BA Heathrow...

"Remember the "over the fence" BA Heathrow flight???
Plenty of fuel, but it didn't turn and burn...that was a "Tin" 'plane, with years of development and Empirical knowledge behind it."
Yes, but...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jul 2012, 04:18
Replies: 388
Views: 58,897
Posted By RCav8or

Quote: What about a pusher prop? Good...

Quote:
What about a pusher prop?
Good question:p
I guess the prop just produces thrust:O. If the prop has the cranky thing stuck in its backside, then it pulls. If the cranky thing is stuck...
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2012, 16:15
Replies: 16
Views: 6,661
Posted By RCav8or

Organfreak, Thank you for posting that link. ...

Organfreak,
Thank you for posting that link.
Funny how little chatter there has been on the 787 since certification was completed, though that actually may be a good thing, kind of a no news, is...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Apr 2012, 21:36
Replies: 14
Views: 9,032
Posted By RCav8or

WindSheer, Since you were "sitting" on the...

WindSheer,
Since you were "sitting" on the right wing, you were throwing off the balance of the aircraft in the roll axis, so no "up"aileron on the right wing would be needed to roll back to the...
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