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Forum: Tech Log
31st Aug 2011, 01:04
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Posted By JD-EE

Just a general note - spammers and malware...

Just a general note - spammers and malware authors are getting depressingly good at manipulating Google results. So sometimes the first one or even two results can lead to bad sites. Doing a quick...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Aug 2011, 00:43
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

HarryMann said, "No problem, miniature...

HarryMann said, "No problem, miniature lightweight LED ribbons/tapes are now being used in many applications, the batteries being small enough to be encompassed within the string I should think......
Forum: Tech Log
31st Aug 2011, 00:33
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

Olr Carthusian Most likely their training...

Olr Carthusian

Most likely their training did fail them, very badly and fatally. In addition the displays lead to confusion. And data that might have resolved that confusion was either not...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Aug 2011, 11:49
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Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

Dozy, in light of Ian's fine presentation, a...

Dozy, in light of Ian's fine presentation, a repeat performance indicating that the noise here obscured his message the first time, perhaps icons would be better than words. I suspect an image of a...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Aug 2011, 11:34
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

ChristiaanJ, know in context was "has the data...

ChristiaanJ, know in context was "has the data present for use". The data certainly was present on the plane. It equally certainly was not adequately presented to the crew.
Forum: Tech Log
29th Aug 2011, 11:28
Replies: 1,688
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Posted By JD-EE

Chu Chu and others - this is an interesting video...

Chu Chu and others - this is an interesting video from Rockwell Collins.

This is where pilots may become obsolete. Computers doing it right can recover from singularly amazing upsets. Sure, this...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Aug 2011, 12:12
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

HN 39 asks, "Which computer?" At the very...

HN 39 asks, "Which computer?"

At the very least the wee little computer that drives the FDR surely knows. If it knows then its source can also route that data where ever else it is needed.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Aug 2011, 12:07
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

Chu Chu, with a wry grin I note that in this case...

Chu Chu, with a wry grin I note that in this case the meatware proved faulty, probably for the same reason, faulty or incomplete programming, as the software might fail. I think that's an interesting...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Aug 2011, 11:08
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

rudderrudderrat - that's the theory. His actions...

rudderrudderrat - that's the theory. His actions and words suggest he plain forgot, fell back on seat of the pants flying, and died.

02:11:40 "I have the impression (we have) the speed."

How...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Aug 2011, 10:53
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

What do the pilots know that the computers don't...

What do the pilots know that the computers don't already know? In fact everything the pilots see is filtered by computers. The AF447 pilots were just as blind and bereft of real data as the pilots....
Forum: Tech Log
27th Aug 2011, 10:52
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

Really --- I wrote and posted 520 BEFORE I...

Really ---

I wrote and posted 520 BEFORE I wrote and posted 519. Something glitched!

Spooky!
Forum: Tech Log
27th Aug 2011, 10:50
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

jcjeant, you're annoying. You're starting to ask...

jcjeant, you're annoying. You're starting to ask my kind of questions.

(grinning ducking and running ---->>>>>> that way!)
Forum: Tech Log
27th Aug 2011, 10:23
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

Now ask the important question. Could the THS...

Now ask the important question. Could the THS deliver ENOUGH lift at any setting to eventually produce an ND attitude? It's not sufficient that the THS and elevator produce lift. It must be...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Aug 2011, 10:19
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

rudderrudderrat, "Pilots can only sense...

rudderrudderrat, "Pilots can only sense accelerations - not speed. The sensation of high speed was due to the unusual air noise around the cockpit sounding like they were going very fast."
...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Aug 2011, 10:13
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

HazelNuts39, I am rather wondering what the...

HazelNuts39,

I am rather wondering what the performance of BUSS might be in "unusual attitudes". It is intuitively obvious to me that if the plane can be expected to stay flying "normally" on...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Aug 2011, 13:20
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

'Nuther silly question -- A33Zab, does the BUSS...

'Nuther silly question --
A33Zab, does the BUSS report a line of flight component of airspeed or does it report the square root of the sum of the squares of the three dimensional velocity vector...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Aug 2011, 12:55
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

DozyWannabe Actually full motion simulators...

DozyWannabe

Actually full motion simulators are useful to teach pilots NOT to trust their somatic senses when flying purely on instruments. It is extraordinarily easy to fool somebody into...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Aug 2011, 12:45
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

A little off topic

Lone, I noticed this, "Alt 2 latched does not mean "flight control locked and no longer able to be moved."" before I noticed it was to bear and ignored the message.

I have an idle question that...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Aug 2011, 11:59
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

airtren, "Being disruptive once, or twice, to...

airtren, "Being disruptive once, or twice, to gain attention is perhaps enough."

Me, "Perhaps a two day old pizza across the face is needed in some cases where there is a persistent lack of...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Aug 2011, 10:48
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

Chu Chu, it appears the plane's speed stayed...

Chu Chu, it appears the plane's speed stayed above 100 kts for its vertical component. The horizontal component was maybe half that.. The probe's angle was so high it was reading artificially low...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Aug 2011, 10:36
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

Lone & HN, "If you feel that the language used in...

Lone & HN, "If you feel that the language used in JE-EE's musing, or speculation, is over the top I understand."

It was rather intentionally over the top to beat its way into discussion. The...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Aug 2011, 10:24
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

One other aspect of that concept of weather...

One other aspect of that concept of weather concern to figure in is his glider training. Unless you're landing altitude is a good thing until you run out of air, O2, or warmth.

Presuming we know...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Aug 2011, 10:08
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

(By the way - would folks commenting to lyman...

(By the way - would folks commenting to lyman please note this at the start of their message so I can safely ignore it. It'd speed up reading.)
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Aug 2011, 10:07
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

Lone, "Any pilot would do that, if he or she...

Lone, "Any pilot would do that, if he or she recognized being in a stall."

Um, on the AF447 flight was there even one pilot if we take that as a definition?


I harp what feels like too much...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Aug 2011, 09:21
Replies: 1,688
Views: 312,985
Posted By JD-EE

Ian W, look at the third report pages 107 and 108...

Ian W, look at the third report pages 107 and 108 (English) between 02:11:45 and 02:12:15. Was the nose down anywhere in there, perhaps with a pitch as low as -10 degrees?
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