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Forum: Tech Log
15th Sep 2012, 09:46
Replies: 38
Views: 9,420
Posted By DL-EDI

Except... they didn't say that. They talked about...

Except... they didn't say that. They talked about how technology might be used to allow things that would be tricky with current systems. No mention of removing even one pilot from the flight deck....
Forum: Tech Log
13th Sep 2012, 09:32
Replies: 38
Views: 9,420
Posted By DL-EDI

Thank you! There's not even a hint of...

Thank you! There's not even a hint of single-pilot operations, either. The article is about using technology to allow tasks that are more efficient but trickier to perform. There's no mention of...
31st Aug 2012, 09:46
Replies: 23
Views: 4,496
Posted By DL-EDI

Agreed. I think I'll hold back on condemning the...

Agreed. I think I'll hold back on condemning the country/government on this basis until there's some confirmation of the rumour.
30th Aug 2012, 21:17
Replies: 23
Views: 4,496
Posted By DL-EDI

Wasn't the RAF Benevolent Fund going to take care...

Wasn't the RAF Benevolent Fund going to take care of the maintenance?
Forum: Tech Log
25th Aug 2012, 12:03
Replies: 1,064
Views: 123,308
Posted By DL-EDI

Fair enough, but my main point of contention is:...

Fair enough, but my main point of contention is: why "Damn Airbus" rather than "Damn modern flight decks"? Why "Damn Airbus" rather than "Damn modern training that apparently doesn't make appropriate...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Aug 2012, 10:23
Replies: 1,064
Views: 123,308
Posted By DL-EDI

Why Airbus in particular? Are modern flight decks...

Why Airbus in particular? Are modern flight decks on other types much different? Did "analogue" flightdecks provide better information in unreliable airspeed situations, for example?

I'm sure...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Aug 2012, 09:00
Replies: 1,064
Views: 123,308
Posted By DL-EDI

Wouldn't that also work in other types, including...

Wouldn't that also work in other types, including the FBW Airbuses?
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jul 2012, 14:23
Replies: 1,454
Views: 171,499
Posted By DL-EDI

The points I made were to counter this: ...

The points I made were to counter this:



My avoidance of a general comparison of the pros and cons of Airbus side-sticks v. yokes was no accident. :)
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jul 2012, 08:59
Replies: 1,454
Views: 171,499
Posted By DL-EDI

:ok: And I should clarify that my point was only...

:ok: And I should clarify that my point was only that the Airbus dual-input logic makes sense when one thinks about it and probably wasn't designed by "idiots".
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2012, 22:44
Replies: 1,454
Views: 171,499
Posted By DL-EDI

bubbers44: Though in either type, that...

bubbers44:



Though in either type, that might favour a married FO, with a large wedding ring on his/her inboard hand... at least until they're back in the office... and it would only happen...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2012, 19:58
Replies: 1,454
Views: 171,499
Posted By DL-EDI

Airbus scenario - One pilot pushes his stick to...

Airbus scenario - One pilot pushes his stick to 100% nose-down while the other pilot pulls his stick to 100% nose-up.

Boeing scenario - One pilot tries to push the yoke to 100% nose-down while...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2012, 19:26
Replies: 1,454
Views: 171,499
Posted By DL-EDI

Well, that was kind of my point. :) So...

Well, that was kind of my point. :)

So what's the difference between that situation and the Airbus method of producing one command only, apart from not giving preference to the pilot with the...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2012, 19:12
Replies: 1,454
Views: 171,499
Posted By DL-EDI

In a co-operative handover, does a Priority...

In a co-operative handover, does a Priority button even need to be pressed? E.g. FO flying, Captain puts his hand on the stick, calls "I have control" or "my aircraft" or whatever, FO releases his...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2012, 18:51
Replies: 1,454
Views: 171,499
Posted By DL-EDI

In spite of the aural and visual "Dual Input"...

In spite of the aural and visual "Dual Input" warnings?



On a yoke-equipped aircraft with one pilot pushing and the other pulling, which input does the a/c follow?
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2012, 18:03
Replies: 1,454
Views: 171,499
Posted By DL-EDI

Sidestick Inputs

What would you suggest should happen when one pilot pushes and the other pulls? How would the systems know which input to follow? What happens when one pilot pushes a conventional yoke while the...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jul 2011, 09:55
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,342,381
Posted By DL-EDI

That's quite an extensive reply to my simple...

That's quite an extensive reply to my simple question, RWA. However, I still don't see that nowadays "listening to the systems" is the crews' "first duty" over flying the aircraft.



As a mere...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jul 2011, 09:16
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,342,381
Posted By DL-EDI

RWA: Is the "first duty" nowadays to listen...

RWA:

Is the "first duty" nowadays to listen to the systems or is the "first duty" still to fly the aircraft and use the systems as tools to achieve that end? Hasn't the latter been the general...
20th Dec 2010, 16:24
Replies: 9
Views: 3,835
Posted By DL-EDI

I'll keep an eye out for that. Though I've...

I'll keep an eye out for that.

Though I've seen mixed reviews on how well the FBW is modelled in the Wilco version, I might consider it in the meantime.

Edit: OK, Superpilot, according to your...
19th Dec 2010, 17:00
Replies: 550
Views: 96,230
Posted By DL-EDI

Is this based on the perpetuated myth that a...

Is this based on the perpetuated myth that a runway inspection was required immediately preceding every Concorde departure, even before the accident?



Are we sure there's no way such a titanium...
18th Dec 2010, 18:23
Replies: 9
Views: 3,835
Posted By DL-EDI

I wouldn't have thought so. After waiting a few...

I wouldn't have thought so. After waiting a few hours, I only replied on the assumption that it would be moved rather than deleted.
17th Dec 2010, 17:08
Replies: 9
Views: 3,835
Posted By DL-EDI

Wasn't the Airliner XP one abandoned some time...

Wasn't the Airliner XP one abandoned some time ago?

I have the interim Air Simmer version but it's not fully functional yet and there are some erm... "issues"... with what they have released. If...
15th Mar 2010, 13:20
Replies: 112
Views: 31,381
Posted By DL-EDI

"It's a wash", unless directly laundry-related,...

"It's a wash", unless directly laundry-related, usually means something along the lines of "there's not much difference". I.e. it was quite a neutral remark. :ok:
23rd Nov 2008, 16:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By DL-EDI

To put it in perspective, there are also a couple...

To put it in perspective, there are also a couple of A.netters with proven associations with Concorde operations who are calling him out on that claim. I wouldn't pay too much attention to it.
2nd Oct 2008, 17:58
Replies: 55
Views: 12,354
Posted By DL-EDI

But going downhill might be useful. :oh:

But going downhill might be useful. :oh:
12th Sep 2008, 10:55
Replies: 2,748
Views: 731,359
Posted By DL-EDI

Agreed, they don't link every part of the country...

Agreed, they don't link every part of the country with every international destination. Who does?



Exactly. I can't think of any airline more entitled to call themselves "British Airways" -...
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