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1st Mar 2021, 14:33
Replies: 703
Views: 273,754
Posted By etudiant

Has China given any additional indication of when...

Has China given any additional indication of when they expect to decide on the airworthiness of the Max?
1st Mar 2021, 14:09
Replies: 24
Views: 14,105
Posted By etudiant

Joe_K BigPistons noted above that Boeing was...

Joe_K

BigPistons noted above that Boeing was able to eliminate inspectors based on persuading the FAA that automated testing would do the job.
Perhaps they did not also promise the FAA that they...
27th Feb 2021, 00:18
Replies: 24
Views: 14,105
Posted By etudiant

Surely the lack of inspectors is not the source...

Surely the lack of inspectors is not the source of the problem, but rather the inadequate quality of the parts being produced.
Why did the 'automated testing equipment' fail to inform the operators...
25th Feb 2021, 14:59
Replies: 566
Views: 190,965
Posted By etudiant

Absent a clear leader, the process is inevitably...

Absent a clear leader, the process is inevitably degenerating into an intra-service scrap, with the Treasury taking copious notes about the weaknesses pointed out in each service's presentations be...
23rd Feb 2021, 23:50
Replies: 19
Views: 4,488
Posted By etudiant

Even better, obsolete systems provide significant...

Even better, obsolete systems provide significant security advantages. They don't have internet links and are correspondingly very difficult to hack.
I believe the Kremlin went back to fully...
23rd Feb 2021, 17:22
Replies: 19
Views: 4,488
Posted By etudiant

Afaik, US carriers are in service for 50 years...

Afaik, US carriers are in service for 50 years and of course the youngest B-52 is coming up to its 60th anniversary, so 55 years does not seem out of line.
More broadly, these subs operate on...
21st Feb 2021, 00:32
Replies: 675
Views: 660,380
Posted By etudiant

tdracer Just wondering whether there is some...

tdracer

Just wondering whether there is some way to alert the pilot that the autopilot is working outside of the normal parameters.
That way s/he gets a chance to actually look at stuff before it...
20th Feb 2021, 18:47
Replies: 675
Views: 660,380
Posted By etudiant

How does the pilot monitor the developing upset...

How does the pilot monitor the developing upset when the autopilot is sweating blood to avoid telling that fact?
Imho, Safetypee has it right, we've gradually evolved into a new world and the old...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2021, 00:51
Replies: 32
Views: 5,517
Posted By etudiant

Not sure about that, think the Curiosity panels...

Not sure about that, think the Curiosity panels are down to about 23% of clean panel power because of the dust, with no easy fix in sight..Future martians may need a whisk broom as their national...
20th Feb 2021, 00:46
Replies: 675
Views: 660,380
Posted By etudiant

Is there not something seriously askew with the...

Is there not something seriously askew with the design concept when the autopilot simply hands back the airplane in a hugely unstable configuration to the unsuspecting pilot?
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Feb 2021, 20:35
Replies: 19
Views: 2,170
Posted By etudiant

The chart shown suggest break even around 150...

The chart shown suggest break even around 150 Hrs/yrs, the (presumably wiser) text says 500.
I'd think 500 is more the right number.
12th Feb 2021, 21:57
Replies: 811
Views: 269,381
Posted By etudiant

What exactly distinguishes the 'Obama approach'?...

What exactly distinguishes the 'Obama approach'? Was it his 'hands off ' policy or was it something more tangible?
11th Feb 2021, 12:09
Replies: 87
Views: 13,079
Posted By etudiant

Thanks, guess that is why they suggest gm from...

Thanks, guess that is why they suggest gm from gram rather than simply g.
10th Feb 2021, 23:31
Replies: 87
Views: 13,079
Posted By etudiant

Worth checking the numbers, one pound is 454...

Worth checking the numbers, one pound is 454 grams, not 7000.
10th Feb 2021, 23:25
Replies: 69
Views: 13,056
Posted By etudiant

It is clear that the British (was about to say...

It is clear that the British (was about to say UK, but that is not PC) armed services are vastly experienced, but completely out of scale with current military realities.
Imho, the British military...
10th Feb 2021, 23:01
Replies: 6,087
Views: 1,711,764
Posted By etudiant

Was thinking that their cargo has been held up...

Was thinking that their cargo has been held up and not shipped from China....
Modern semiconductor electronics are largely made in Taiwan and Korea, with the US now providing less than half the...
10th Feb 2021, 15:59
Replies: 6,087
Views: 1,711,764
Posted By etudiant

Australia is discovering that China can signal...

Australia is discovering that China can signal displeasure very strongly just by not buying stuff.
Given the ongoing industrial production shifts to Asia from the West, China will add the capacity...
7th Feb 2021, 20:52
Replies: 90
Views: 46,274
Posted By etudiant

Surely Cathay is at risk unless it can quickly...

Surely Cathay is at risk unless it can quickly reposition itself to be seen as a world class Chinese carrier, rather than as "The airline of Hong Kong'. The Covid crisis simply accelerated the...
7th Feb 2021, 20:32
Replies: 14
Views: 4,413
Posted By etudiant

Iirc, both states have the large bulk of their...

Iirc, both states have the large bulk of their population in a handful of big cities, with the rest of the space pretty sparsely if at all settled. So it is hard to adjust for population density in...
27th Jan 2021, 12:27
Replies: 8
Views: 2,838
Posted By etudiant

Thus far, economics favor the attacker in drone...

Thus far, economics favor the attacker in drone warfare, the vehicles are cheap and targeting is globally available for free, while the defense needs expensive radars and missile seekers.
An...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jan 2021, 18:28
Replies: 238
Views: 88,088
Posted By etudiant

Whatever the SB-1 situation, the mission the Army...

Whatever the SB-1 situation, the mission the Army envisions may also be less than realistic. The US Army has a history of poorly conceived requirements, which have resulted in very expensive but only...
25th Jan 2021, 18:03
Replies: 4,764
Views: 1,284,167
Posted By etudiant

Don't be so modest, you saw Covid coming,

Don't be so modest, you saw Covid coming,
24th Jan 2021, 20:44
Replies: 811
Views: 269,381
Posted By etudiant

Shooting is easier to start than to stop. I...

Shooting is easier to start than to stop.
I don't think China would be eager to start an altercation at sea, as both their raw materials as well as most of their exports flow via ship.
But it sure...
23rd Jan 2021, 18:33
Replies: 98
Views: 102,544
Posted By etudiant

In that place, could they even get down to 10,000...

In that place, could they even get down to 10,000 feet without hitting something?
23rd Jan 2021, 18:29
Replies: 811
Views: 269,381
Posted By etudiant

No surprise there, the world's largest industrial...

No surprise there, the world's largest industrial power is fencing off its own back yard. The place will not be assailable at all shortly.
Then the next question is what might the Chinese do then to...
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