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20th Apr 2015, 11:22
Replies: 43
Views: 24,922
Posted By Mahatma Kote

There a huge difference for general passengers...

There a huge difference for general passengers between 3-3 and 2-4-2. But beyond that, the 738 has less seat room than the 330.

738 Cattle Class Figures: 17.2" width, 30" Pitch, 5" Recline
A330...
17th Apr 2015, 14:49
Replies: 43
Views: 24,922
Posted By Mahatma Kote

PER-SIN !

The have got to be joking!

The cancelled service was an A330 and in my opinion one of the best regional flights they did out of Perth.

I can survive an A320 (Jetstar) and even a 737 (Qantas)...
6th Apr 2015, 13:38
Replies: 148
Views: 53,308
Posted By Mahatma Kote

Qantas 747 out of Darwin 1974

Various sources report a single Qantas 747 flight carried 673 people on a flight out of Darwin in 1974.

Asides from the regulatory problems of overloading, is this the single biggest airlift in...
27th Mar 2015, 07:02
Replies: 174
Views: 33,015
Posted By Mahatma Kote

A number of economical solutions to faulty...

A number of economical solutions to faulty soggyware come to mind.

- Banning coffee for flight crew for the same periods alcohol is banned
- Shackles and diapers
- Tasers in the seats operated...
26th Mar 2015, 07:07
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,953,214
Posted By Mahatma Kote

Mobile Phone Coverage in flight

The problem is not at all lack of coverage but too much coverage - at least with GSM.

When you are at altitude you can see many base-stations within the 25km (or 50km with software mods) range of...
18th Feb 2015, 04:53
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

"Your analogy does not hold for aviation."

It doesn't hold for software engineering either. And given that most modern aircraft systems are the product of software engineering it's a worry.

I've run dozens of young bright programmers who...
9th Feb 2015, 12:41
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

That's not actually true in most circumstances....

That's not actually true in most circumstances. There have been experiments with highly specialised GPS receivers tracking L2 Phase for aircraft attitude purposes that worked well, however general...
26th Jan 2015, 10:55
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

The wing to wing spar /body joint is the...

The wing to wing spar /body joint is the strongest part of the aircraft (often called the wing box). It has to lift the entire weight of the aircraft plus maneuvering forces of up to 6 times that...
23rd Jan 2015, 11:05
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

You get excellent quality sound at 8 kHz sampling...

You get excellent quality sound at 8 kHz sampling (300 Hz to 3kHz, not 3.5 kHz). 8 kHz 8 bit uLaw or aLaw is the standard for landline telephones and as very reader knows that's more than acceptable...
22nd Jan 2015, 04:42
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

That's only marginally true. The majority of data...

That's only marginally true. The majority of data in the transponder message comes from one of the ADIRU units which combine inertial sensors with GPS. In particular the altitude and geographical...
5th Jan 2015, 09:29
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

AirAsia flight QZ8501: Debris found not...

AirAsia flight QZ8501: Debris found not sufficient to determine cause of crash...
2nd Jan 2015, 07:23
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

That's not an altogether stupid idea. The only...

That's not an altogether stupid idea. The only problem is changes in apparent drag due to accumulated ice or water striking the surface in rain.

Back in my micrometeorolgy days I'd considered and...
30th Dec 2014, 09:04
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

@airbubba O.K. Dropping the Chinese path: ...

@airbubba

O.K. Dropping the Chinese path:

"Strategic Aviation Solutions chairman Neil Hansford told Channel 9's Today...
30th Dec 2014, 08:11
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

Racist and patently ill-informed comment from...

Racist and patently ill-informed comment from Australian 'expert' reported on New Straits Times

""Neil Hansford said that either the Indonesian captain or French first officer had plotted a...
29th Dec 2014, 11:29
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

Technology Status?

I can buy an INS for $150 that has integrated GPS and three axis-accelerometer, gyro and magnetometer, along with barometer.

It knows its absolute position within centimetres and its attitude to...
29th Dec 2014, 00:02
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

I've recently designed a GPS based vehicle...

I've recently designed a GPS based vehicle locator/safety system for railway use. It uses 3G, Data Radio, voice radio, and satellite interchangeably to report to the control centre and receive alarms...
28th Dec 2014, 07:22
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,806,529
Posted By Mahatma Kote

Assuming you recognise everything is going to...

Assuming you recognise everything is going to hell in a hand-basket, at reasonable altitude is the option of simply switching off the auto-pilot and any other automatic systems and stopping supplying...
10th Sep 2014, 00:45
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,022,414
Posted By Mahatma Kote

The two recorders stopped because of lack of...

The two recorders stopped because of lack of power, not because of other damage.

Power to the recorders comes via the Main Equipment Bay which is located below and behind the flight-deck. MEB...
14th Aug 2014, 13:11
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,022,414
Posted By Mahatma Kote

Blackbird69 said Simple pressure probably...

Blackbird69 said

Simple pressure probably won't cause complete structural failure - though there are quite a few accidents where differential pressure has caused an ultimate failure of the...
10th Aug 2014, 13:23
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,022,414
Posted By Mahatma Kote

More likely the NorthWest Plume of debris is...

More likely the NorthWest Plume of debris is light airborne debris from the impact location. The Eastern leg is more likely ballistic debris on or near the flight-path

Wind records at the time are...
4th Aug 2014, 14:42
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,022,414
Posted By Mahatma Kote

Actually, not true. modern missiles often use a...

Actually, not true. modern missiles often use a laser prox situated in the body of the missile well back from the nose seeker system - as is the warhead.
1st Aug 2014, 02:47
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,022,414
Posted By Mahatma Kote

Lightning in region

This archive shows lightning present in Central Ukraine, and in Eastern Ukraine shortly before MH17 passed over.
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31st Jul 2014, 02:47
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,022,414
Posted By Mahatma Kote

Skin material?

What is the outer skin material and thickness on the cockpit area, and in particular is it different metal immediately around the windows and supporting the wipers?

I've noticed that some parts of...
24th Jul 2014, 05:14
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,022,414
Posted By Mahatma Kote

Re Paris Match article and diagram: It's a bit...

Re Paris Match article and diagram: It's a bit wrong.

The tail section was well separated from the main body of the aircraft. What is apparent also is that there was significant mid-air...
21st Jul 2014, 07:17
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,022,414
Posted By Mahatma Kote

Re Analysis of Photographs

It's notoriously difficult to determine if an explosion is internal or external based on a few photographs.

You can easily get impact damage on one part of an aircraft from an explosion on another...
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