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16th Jan 2015, 08:27
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Posted By Flagon

"For example, if there had been a protection...

"For example, if there had been a protection state in AFR447 that motored the THS to zero NU as soon as there was a stall indication" - a sensible idea, Ian, BUT now remember you have to build in...
14th Jan 2015, 17:15
Replies: 14
Views: 2,912
Posted By Flagon

Thanks, Granpa. The point of the post was (using...

Thanks, Granpa. The point of the post was (using my ' = Lesson ... hard way ... learnt.') to alert others to the fact that 'options' may not work as expected.
14th Jan 2015, 07:39
Replies: 14
Views: 2,912
Posted By Flagon

Downloading - a salutary tale

I needed a 'manual' for a piece of 'legacy' equipment and went to Google. Instead of going to the manufacturer's site, I took the first 'hit'. As soon as I got to the page I got this funny feeling...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2015, 16:03
Replies: 205
Views: 230,640
Posted By Flagon

Meanwhile, back in the 21st Century - does anyone...

Meanwhile, back in the 21st Century - does anyone know how the telegraph pole is kept upright? Presumably extending steerable cruciform fins at the top deployed for the freefall, but is it thrusters...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2015, 16:20
Replies: 205
Views: 230,640
Posted By Flagon

As someone who doubted that they would be able to...

As someone who doubted that they would be able to balance a telegraph pole on a rocket exhaust, I was VERY impressed to watch this test flight - and doubt no more.....
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Forum: Tech Log
11th Jan 2015, 16:14
Replies: 124
Views: 36,371
Posted By Flagon

vilas - "I posted Turbulence, ITCZ, airframe...

vilas - "I posted Turbulence, ITCZ, airframe icing do not alter flight control laws because they don't." - are you then under the impression that someone thought they did?
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jan 2015, 12:09
Replies: 124
Views: 36,371
Posted By Flagon

[vilas - not quite sure why you posted...

[vilas - not quite sure why you posted "Turbulence, ITCZ, airframe icing do not alter flight control laws." - they certainly alter 'flight'.[

Why, then, does AB not offer the option to the crew...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jan 2015, 08:13
Replies: 124
Views: 36,371
Posted By Flagon

Could someone explain what a modern 'software...

Could someone explain what a modern 'software controlled' flight system would do in the following circumstances?

I am in the ITCZ, in cloud, with moderate turbulence and in significant airframe...
9th Jan 2015, 15:37
Replies: 13
Views: 4,290
Posted By Flagon

"He has new, parochial duties these days" - any...

"He has new, parochial duties these days" - any clues as to where I can catch one of his sermons? I'll dispense with his 'laying on of hands'...................:)
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jan 2015, 15:10
Replies: 124
Views: 36,371
Posted By Flagon

I'm afraid I disagree. For 'a long time', stick...

I'm afraid I disagree. For 'a long time', stick pushers worked on IAS alone, and for an AoA driven pusher to 'malfunction' would require it to 'achieve' a critical AoA in the first place - in which...
9th Jan 2015, 12:21
Replies: 13
Views: 4,290
Posted By Flagon

Rumours of 'a long one'.

Rumours of 'a long one'.
9th Jan 2015, 09:24
Replies: 13
Views: 4,290
Posted By Flagon

Hmm! Airline pilots on a mil forum - spit.....:p

Hmm! Airline pilots on a mil forum - spit.....:p
9th Jan 2015, 09:09
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,698
Posted By Flagon

Any chance you could authenticate those height,...

Any chance you could authenticate those height, heading etc readings or do we just dismiss them?
9th Jan 2015, 07:33
Replies: 13
Views: 4,290
Posted By Flagon

Last post on PPrune 31 October - some New Year!

Last post on PPrune 31 October - some New Year!
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jan 2015, 07:32
Replies: 124
Views: 36,371
Posted By Flagon

MFS - safetypee has the answer, I think. ...

MFS - safetypee has the answer, I think.

"Previous types did not have/use AOA, its only now that we rely on it that the failures are noticed."

I am convinced that the complexity of the current...
8th Jan 2015, 20:34
Replies: 13
Views: 4,290
Posted By Flagon

Wholigan - MIA?

Where is our old Mr Reliable? No sign of him here or on JB for a long while. Anyone know if he is ok?
8th Jan 2015, 13:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,979
Posted By Flagon

I guess I must be a more attractive 'target'...

I guess I must be a more attractive 'target' (lucky me) then, since I have been getting 'invoices' from unknown folk for 6 weeks or more.
8th Jan 2015, 07:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By Flagon

Sounds like a good decision.

Sounds like a good decision.
7th Jan 2015, 16:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By Flagon

"If it's causing a problem" - I don't believe it...

"If it's causing a problem" - I don't believe it is. It is the way it is being used that is.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jan 2015, 16:08
Replies: 124
Views: 36,371
Posted By Flagon

vilas - "I don't think airbus pilots will have...

vilas - "I don't think airbus pilots will have objection to a switch to go into alternate law." - my choice, if I were flying the machine, would be to DL and take the computers out of the circuit...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jan 2015, 14:37
Replies: 124
Views: 36,371
Posted By Flagon

jonty - by your own post "For those that want a...

jonty - by your own post "For those that want a "Direct Law/Alternate Law" reversion switch, it has TWO". (Or 4?) Which 2 to switch off? Which is the 'right' one?

In 'the old days', when the FMC...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jan 2015, 14:31
Replies: 1,007
Views: 49,431
Posted By Flagon

megan - "The greatest miracle of all time,...

megan - "The greatest miracle of all time, without any close seconds, is the universe" - which universe?

Surely a 'perfect creator' would not have 'created' asteroids that required Jupiter to...
6th Jan 2015, 12:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By Flagon

A Pound to a pinch of doo-doo as they say, Gemma...

A Pound to a pinch of doo-doo as they say, Gemma - I would bet it is on your machine - remember we are talking Google here and they will have 'snuck it on'. It is often an 'also load' on many updates...
6th Jan 2015, 12:24
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,698
Posted By Flagon

LIS - are the source/time/date of your 'reports'...

LIS - are the source/time/date of your 'reports' officially substantiated? Remember they are Mode C readings as well. Someone previously here cast doubt on the track displayed too. Whether that post...
6th Jan 2015, 11:18
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,829,698
Posted By Flagon

"The aircraft was observed on ATC radars to both...

"The aircraft was observed on ATC radars to both climb and to decelerate (GS) significantly before descending rapidly." - fact or fiction?
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