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8th May 2015, 15:06
Replies: 272
Views: 102,429
Posted By Gretchenfrage

Some contributions are quite annoying. Monday...

Some contributions are quite annoying. Monday morning quarterback with a beer can and popcorn in mouth and hands comes to my mind.
To them when buying a ticket only cut-throat price matters, but...
19th Apr 2015, 05:25
Replies: 192
Views: 57,468
Posted By Gretchenfrage

It is not so much a stick vs. yoke problem. The...

It is not so much a stick vs. yoke problem. The initial design of the T7 cockpit went with a side stick, only to be rebuffed by dinosaur pilots from United.

We started on Piper L3 or L4s and the...
18th Apr 2015, 08:16
Replies: 192
Views: 57,468
Posted By Gretchenfrage

It's a matter of definition. What does...

It's a matter of definition.

What does 'hand flying' really mean? Most think of simply AP off and then cling to the FD (which in some designs is the same computer signal). Todays pilots are great...
26th Mar 2015, 06:48
Replies: 132
Views: 83,529
Posted By Gretchenfrage

@mockingjay: Passenger 9 gave you the...

@mockingjay:



Passenger 9 gave you the answer:



It would not have helped here. Be careful what you wish for, as per design .....
24th Mar 2015, 15:50
Replies: 132
Views: 83,529
Posted By Gretchenfrage

Yes Nigel, Groundhog day! I am sad, but much more...

Yes Nigel, Groundhog day! I am sad, but much more extremely mad at someone!
24th Mar 2015, 10:06
Replies: 132
Views: 83,529
Posted By Gretchenfrage

mockingjay Stop pointing at other...

mockingjay

Stop pointing at other manufacturers, it's puerile and does not make the Airbus flaw go away! They have to fix it physically and not through print-band-aids.

By that let me point out...
24th Mar 2015, 05:04
Replies: 132
Views: 83,529
Posted By Gretchenfrage

vapilot2004 Thank you very much for sharing...

vapilot2004

Thank you very much for sharing this information. :D

It shows two things:

First, that AB is very aware of the need of such a feature in time critical circumstances.

Second,...
24th Mar 2015, 03:41
Replies: 132
Views: 83,529
Posted By Gretchenfrage

Just because it would mean grounding an aircraft...

Just because it would mean grounding an aircraft you keep an unsafe design afloat? What kind of aviator are you?




No, but some had their unsafe design grounded, albeit it was not an...
23rd Mar 2015, 16:28
Replies: 132
Views: 83,529
Posted By Gretchenfrage

Airbus could change the sensors .... Airbus...

Airbus could change the sensors ....
Airbus could change the programming ....
Airbus could change the computers ....
Airbus could change the switching authority ....

No. Airbus wrote an OEB...
1st Feb 2015, 10:40
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,456
Posted By Gretchenfrage

Get your heads out of all these details. It's...

Get your heads out of all these details. It's smokes and mirrors.

The question is basically not if the skipper was out of his seat trying to pull any kind of HAL lifeline, it's not if the copilot...
28th Jan 2015, 08:29
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,456
Posted By Gretchenfrage

I have to answer with a "yes, you still can, but...

I have to answer with a "yes, you still can, but ....".

If you "disconnect"the Autopilot, you still guide the Airbus via a Flight Control Computer, which in turn directs actuators and finally the...
27th Jan 2015, 03:16
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,456
Posted By Gretchenfrage

Amen to that. It has been my argument since 20...

Amen to that. It has been my argument since 20 years.
Being called a Airbus enemy for so long, i only opposed the stated above. It would take a minor programming change to rectify the system. But...
26th Jan 2015, 07:20
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,456
Posted By Gretchenfrage

to bob1vt It is no circuit breaker,...

to bob1vt



It is no circuit breaker, but you need to push three of five buttons on the overhead panel for the Flight Control Computers (2 of 3 prims and one of 2 secs).
As you rightfully point...
25th Jan 2015, 10:18
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,456
Posted By Gretchenfrage

As a writer with Airbus experience, i can say...

As a writer with Airbus experience, i can say that you very accurately described what i criticise since many years! :ok:

Reading what i have enlightened makes a scary story.
In short, the two...
14th Jan 2015, 06:21
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,456
Posted By Gretchenfrage

How right you are! But ....... 1. Too late ...

How right you are! But .......

1. Too late
You need enough aerodynamics on your elevator. You might not have it when in a deep stall, or when you are way too slow already.

2. Too little
You...
11th Jan 2015, 13:23
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,456
Posted By Gretchenfrage

bud, keep on dreaming .... Did Audi and...

bud, keep on dreaming ....

Did Audi and Toyota join together to resolve the "sudden acceleration" problem? Never. It took the pressure from many lawsuits to have both companies redesign their...
29th Dec 2014, 06:56
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,456
Posted By Gretchenfrage

This is not only interesting, but essential, but...

This is not only interesting, but essential, but only if the lower part of that EAD is mentioned:



Although it's early, most contributors would speculate (it's a rumour forum) in some sort of...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Oct 2014, 15:14
Replies: 1,647
Views: 391,574
Posted By Gretchenfrage

I wouldn't ridicule this bubbers. I think it's...

I wouldn't ridicule this bubbers. I think it's great.

Small manufacturers or those not depending on solely profit orientated, cynical airline managers, can change design to reach the modern...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Sep 2014, 07:32
Replies: 1,647
Views: 391,574
Posted By Gretchenfrage

The most revealing part of the VF article is the...

The most revealing part of the VF article is the following:



Right now if you dare blaming any machine, you get grilled and shouted down by the usual crowd, or should i say lobbyists. The...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Sep 2014, 07:18
Replies: 1,647
Views: 391,574
Posted By Gretchenfrage

Winnerhofer I just love your contribution! ...

Winnerhofer

I just love your contribution!

This should be glued up the wall of every manufacturer, administration and airline management.

Simply to daily remind them of these their...
20th Aug 2014, 17:10
Replies: 1,148
Views: 416,500
Posted By Gretchenfrage

Dozy You are so data and scientific-proof...

Dozy

You are so data and scientific-proof based, you should also be as pedantic as to what you state, read or interpret.

If i said there was an "unexpected rise" in accidents with one design,...
20th Aug 2014, 13:28
Replies: 1,148
Views: 416,500
Posted By Gretchenfrage

Very valuable contribution not, quite in line...

Very valuable contribution not, quite in line with most of what you write.

1. Not one of the aforementioned has stated that the "whole aeronautical world" is wrong. It's your paparazzi-style...
20th Aug 2014, 08:46
Replies: 1,148
Views: 416,500
Posted By Gretchenfrage

@ Dozy You are right, "everyone knows .."...

@ Dozy

You are right, "everyone knows .." does not cut it. I should have gone the more scientific way, as FGD135 does perfectly.
Read his contribution very carefully and you might grasp what we...
19th Aug 2014, 15:43
Replies: 1,148
Views: 416,500
Posted By Gretchenfrage

Reports of pilots about any kind of inadequacies...

Reports of pilots about any kind of inadequacies are often brought up, mostly by citing them as absent, so apparently everything is ok.

We have to get away from that concept.

Every report about...
30th Jun 2014, 20:11
Replies: 1,148
Views: 416,500
Posted By Gretchenfrage

or do you mean a red and blue circle?

or do you mean a red and blue circle?
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