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18th Mar 2019, 17:53
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Posted By M2dude

Devil Well I've only been an aviation professional for...

Well I've only been an aviation professional for 52 years, so what do I know. :) Seriously though, the Turkish Airlines case illustrated poor failure monitoring within the RADALT (Not to MENTION...
18th Mar 2019, 00:06
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Views: 11,129,995
Posted By M2dude

Point well taken, but the complete lack of FAA...

Point well taken, but the complete lack of FAA oversight as well as such a rushed and incredibly flawed design are overwhelmingly bad here. Someone, one would expect, will take responsibility for the...
17th Mar 2019, 22:05
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Posted By M2dude

Don't really agree that Boeing can use that as an...

Don't really agree that Boeing can use that as an excuse, a simple 'Alpha Disagree' discreet would be sufficient monitoring to inhibit MCAS and in my mind there is zero excuse for such a dangerous...
17th Mar 2019, 21:58
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Views: 11,129,995
Posted By M2dude

Totally agree. There's no problem with the...

Totally agree. There's no problem with the necessity of an MCAS type system with the MAX, but the seemingly absense of sufficient input monitoring, let alone training and information regarding the...
17th Mar 2019, 01:12
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Views: 11,129,995
Posted By M2dude

So much has been written here, a lot from some...

So much has been written here, a lot from some VERY learned folk of the aviation world, some of it justifiably emotive. I suppose at the end of the day we can only hope that some lessons will be...
13th Mar 2019, 02:00
Replies: 921
Views: 2,252,862
Posted By M2dude

Yes you would via the CVR Area Mic', and yes,...

Yes you would via the CVR Area Mic', and yes, crews DO have to go through security screening
Forum: Tech Log
18th May 2012, 07:21
Replies: 2,084
Views: 1,502,823
Posted By M2dude

Humble apologies stilton. (A definate case of...

Humble apologies stilton. (A definate case of RTFQ then). You are quite correct in your comment, inertial position is still the 'prime' source of navigation, in modern aircraft with GPS etc being...
Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2012, 11:05
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Posted By M2dude

INS

stilton



Actually not technically correct mate. The generation(s) of aircraft after Concorde does not use INS as such at all. They either use an Inertial REFERENCE System (IRS) or an Air...
Forum: Tech Log
15th May 2012, 10:08
Replies: 18
Views: 6,590
Posted By M2dude

What an amazing 'donk' the T56 has been. I spent...

What an amazing 'donk' the T56 has been. I spent many happy years associated with the Herc/T56 combo in the RAF, C130Ks to be exact using the T56-A-15. I always thought how 'cutting edge' the whole...
Forum: Tech Log
15th May 2012, 09:03
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Posted By M2dude

The TAT thing

TAT varies with the square of Mach Number and SAT, and although all temperatures for calculation purposes are obviously ABSOLUTE temperature, they are 'converted back' to C here. So shown below are...
Forum: Tech Log
15th May 2012, 08:58
Replies: 8
Views: 10,469
Posted By M2dude

TAT/SAT and Mach Number

I was answering a post on the 'Concorde Question' thread, and thought that I could help clear this one up a bit too:

For a given gas, TAT varies with the square of Mach Number and SAT, and...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Nov 2011, 23:51
Replies: 2,084
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Posted By M2dude

Actually NO CJ. The old steam powered:} analog...

Actually NO CJ. The old steam powered:} analog electro-mechanical Air Data Computers met RVSM minima quite comfortably when trials were carried out, and that amazed the hell out of most of us. (But...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Nov 2011, 06:40
Replies: 2,084
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Posted By M2dude

In actual fact BA looked very seriously in the...

In actual fact BA looked very seriously in the mid 1980s at a limited glass cockpit, where the primary flight and engine instruments would be replaced by and EFIS/EICAS setup, ala Boeing 757. ...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Oct 2011, 08:55
Replies: 46
Views: 13,393
Posted By M2dude

ICART thanks for your post. The power supply...

ICART thanks for your post. The power supply failure of the #2 Art Feel Computer was a classic tantalum capacitor failure, one that we'd all seen MANY times in service. Nobody in their right mind...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Oct 2011, 16:26
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Posted By M2dude

Humble aplogies to all, of course its mounted by...

Humble aplogies to all, of course its mounted by the #1 EGT gauge (ANOTHER senior moment on my part). The RCICS, Reheat Capabilty Indication Control Sub-system (Oh OK then, I just made that up :*)...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Oct 2011, 07:44
Replies: 46
Views: 13,393
Posted By M2dude

UP IN SMOKE

THere seems to have been some 'scary' stories put about regarding G-BOAC power up in terms of 'the artificial feel system going up in smoke' during the recent power ups. Not only are these stories...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Sep 2011, 05:41
Replies: 46
Views: 13,393
Posted By M2dude

Amen to that one foxmoth, where DO these people...

Amen to that one foxmoth, where DO these people get their ideas.
cookoos
Thank you so much for your kind words. (And yes the mods are doing a great job, thank you guys :D).That is exactly why...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Sep 2011, 07:24
Replies: 46
Views: 13,393
Posted By M2dude

Quite agree Speedbird. In spite of what you may...

Quite agree Speedbird. In spite of what you may have read there IS still dialogue going on and we are really hopefull that we can continue. Although as we said before, power was not the main...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Sep 2011, 11:27
Replies: 2,084
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Posted By M2dude

UPDATE UPDATE

It seems that the Concorde comes alive thread has been deleted. This is such a shame, I tried as hard as I could to keep things civil but others hijacked it again, just as the original thread was. ...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Sep 2011, 13:45
Replies: 2,084
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Posted By M2dude

Hi Philflies The 3/4 tab mounted by the #4 EGT...

Hi Philflies
The 3/4 tab mounted by the #4 EGT indicator had in fact nothing to do with the EGT indication at all. It wasa reheat capability indicator and was set by the crew prior to take off. Set...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Sep 2011, 09:21
Replies: 46
Views: 13,393
Posted By M2dude

Lawyers... bless 'em

I think it is incredible food for thought WHY certain little men (oh, and their LAWYERS, bless 'em) are so terrified of the prospect of one or more Concorde aircraft (we never say 'Concordes' you...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Sep 2011, 05:38
Replies: 46
Views: 13,393
Posted By M2dude

The statement was not actually meant to be...

The statement was not actually meant to be interpreted as such. Both the airframe and systems seeem to be in incredibly good condition and this bodes well for any Concorde stored under cover. As far...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Sep 2011, 05:20
Replies: 46
Views: 13,393
Posted By M2dude

I honestly think that the best way forward is by...

I honestly think that the best way forward is by dialogue, and we are still in contact with the museum. It is highly possible that some way forward can be found in the near future and that is what...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Sep 2011, 20:15
Replies: 46
Views: 13,393
Posted By M2dude

Concorde Comes Alive

The original 'Concorde G-BOAC at Manchester' thread has been closed, and would like to offer this new one, so that all the past nonsense can be left behind. Our new website at this link: BRINGING...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Sep 2011, 21:04
Replies: 2,084
Views: 1,502,823
Posted By M2dude

Concorde, the love of our lives

Nice one guys. I honestly is a pleasure to share my experiences (and feeble knowledge) of the aeroplane with so many wonderful people here, be they aviation professionals, former supersonic SLF or...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Sep 2011, 08:56
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By M2dude

Concorde had a TURB autopilot mode also. I can...

Concorde had a TURB autopilot mode also. I can never remember it being used much, if at all. Probably similar to the Classic/L1011 concept, the idea was that the aircraft maintained pitch and...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2011, 15:14
Replies: 2,084
Views: 1,502,823
Posted By M2dude

THAT ******ing BOOK

Hey DunePrune don't go...... you voiced a perfectly valid point about that book, voiced from the point of view of a pilot too. :ok: I think I speak for the majority of posters when I say that you are...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Aug 2011, 15:35
Replies: 2,084
Views: 1,502,823
Posted By M2dude

SSBJ and things

As far as the SSBJ goes, there really does not seem to be sufficient demand by the corporations out there, although there have been several stabs at the idea, the most famous being the Sukhoi/Grumman...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Aug 2011, 12:50
Replies: 2,084
Views: 1,502,823
Posted By M2dude

Filton and G-BOAF

This is obviously a really emotional topic, we can only hope that good sense prevails and the AAH is preserved, along of course with our beautiful G-BOAF. (When I worked at Filton many moons ago it...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Aug 2011, 08:30
Replies: 2,084
Views: 1,502,823
Posted By M2dude

Future SST

I think we could all speculate until the cows come home just how many SSTs could be built. To put my own two penny worth in here, personally I tend to agree with Steve that to justify the huge...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Aug 2011, 08:53
Replies: 2,084
Views: 1,502,823
Posted By M2dude

hissinsid Really one for one of my pilot...

hissinsid

Really one for one of my pilot friends to answer, but there was the one issue where OAC had a heavier right hand wing than the left!! (Due to a major repair done in the early 1980's)....
Forum: Tech Log
11th Aug 2011, 10:46
Replies: 2,084
Views: 1,502,823
Posted By M2dude

hissinsid I have to admit, this is one superb...

hissinsid
I have to admit, this is one superb image (and a nice high resolution one also) of my old friend Alpha Alpha.

As far as the trip switches to the rear of the captain, not quite sure...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Aug 2011, 11:36
Replies: 2,084
Views: 1,502,823
Posted By M2dude

Yawn... For goodness sake let's not nit-pick here...

Yawn... For goodness sake let's not nit-pick here :ugh:. If you'd been THERE Gordon you would know what I meant. I WAS refering to the inner side of the secondary door as it happens, any aircraft...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Aug 2011, 16:45
Replies: 2,084
Views: 1,502,823
Posted By M2dude

gordonroxborough Speaking as someone who was...

gordonroxborough

Speaking as someone who was actually THERE during the entirity of Concorde commercial operations (rather than just an amature outside observer), I can assure you that replacement...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jul 2011, 07:15
Replies: 2,084
Views: 1,502,823
Posted By M2dude

Dem Kullerz

Glad the Filton AF guys enjoyed their Concorde fix. (There is no other Concorde in the UK, bar none, that able to achieve this fix better than G-BOAC can :ok:). As far as the gear door colours go,...
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