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29th Jan 2016, 07:24
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Posted By Ulric

I see that China has just sent an extra ship to...

I see that China has just sent an extra ship to join the search:
China's ship to join search for missing MH370 jet in Indian Ocean_World_TIBET (http://eng.tibet.cn/world/1454043463625.shtml)

I...
28th Jan 2016, 19:03
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Posted By Ulric

I agree. I have very similar thoughts about this.

I agree. I have very similar thoughts about this.
27th Jan 2016, 17:39
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Posted By Ulric

It is obviously disappointing for everyone...

It is obviously disappointing for everyone involved to have made such efforts and still not found any sea floor wreckage. I was looking back through the early documents issued by Inmarsat and noted...
7th Dec 2015, 19:42
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Posted By Ulric

The Telegraph article suggests that the new...

The Telegraph article suggests that the new "hot-spot" is based on a Bayesian analysis. Such an analysis has to have reasonable assumptions for the Prior Probability to have any hope of success. I'd...
22nd Oct 2015, 19:26
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Views: 1,036,274
Posted By Ulric

A report detailing failure analysis of the...

A report detailing failure analysis of the recovered flaperon.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b1xm05hde1qlh4k/Preliminary%20MH370%20Flaperon%20Failure%20Analysis%20%28Rev%201.1%29.pdf?dl=0
8th Mar 2015, 12:35
Replies: 11,824
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Posted By Ulric

I believe this exercise has been done by Inmarsat...

I believe this exercise has been done by Inmarsat as part of the work to validate their calculations. I'm not sure now whether I read it in an official statement from the investigation team, from...
26th Oct 2014, 21:44
Replies: 11,824
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Posted By Ulric

Exactly right. Some views I've seen expressed put...

Exactly right. Some views I've seen expressed put the 19:40 arc at the western extremity of the flight path, some have it crossing EW and some WE. The data we have doesn't distinguish one from the...
25th Oct 2014, 22:19
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Views: 21,374,995
Posted By Ulric

It all hinges on the path taken between the 18:29...

It all hinges on the path taken between the 18:29 and 19:40 arcs. One crucial question is which direction the aircraft was travelling in when it crossed the 19:40 arc - E-W or W-E. The data doesn't...
25th Oct 2014, 21:29
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Posted By Ulric

The nature of the data leads to uncertainty here....

The nature of the data leads to uncertainty here. I believe the ping arcs can be established with good certainty - many have repeated the calculations - but these only establish the distance from the...
31st Aug 2014, 20:13
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Posted By Ulric

We should all remember that the disappearance of...

We should all remember that the disappearance of this aircraft is the subject of a criminal investigation and as such, not all information available to the investigating team is available to the...
26th Aug 2014, 21:52
Replies: 1
Views: 2,411
Posted By Ulric

I remember being on a Jet Airways flight between...

I remember being on a Jet Airways flight between Bhopal and Indore in Feb 2010 when the plane caught fire. Not a pleasant experience.
11th Aug 2014, 13:17
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Posted By Ulric

I remember spending a day driving around Grand...

I remember spending a day driving around Grand Cayman many years ago exploring all the little beaches and coves. One thing that struck me at the time was the extent to which the waves seem to sort...
10th Aug 2014, 19:57
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Posted By Ulric

Chris Scott There have been discussions...

Chris Scott

There have been discussions about this elsewhere. The questions are about things like how rough the sea might have been - weather reports say calm. There are also questions about how...
30th Jul 2014, 22:18
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,022,032
Posted By Ulric

This describes the missile and its variants ...

This describes the missile and its variants
Buk missile system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buk_missile_system#9.D0.9C38_and_9.D0.9C38M1_missile)
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2014, 19:43
Replies: 24
Views: 5,522
Posted By Ulric

The story of that difference in rotation is...

The story of that difference in rotation is interesting in it's own right. When the F82 was first test flown, it refused to lift off. They discovered that the prop wash negated the lift on the centre...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2014, 17:57
Replies: 24
Views: 5,522
Posted By Ulric

This is great information! Mystery solved. All...

This is great information! Mystery solved. All down to the little gears labelled H & K in the drawings then?
...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2014, 11:55
Replies: 24
Views: 5,522
Posted By Ulric

This is turning out to be quite a puzzle. Helical...

This is turning out to be quite a puzzle. Helical cut gears would be a problem of course but the pinions on the components we see are straight cut. This is as one would expect if they were designed...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2014, 08:34
Replies: 24
Views: 5,522
Posted By Ulric

Having read up about this now, I have found out...

Having read up about this now, I have found out some interesting things about the Allison engine. It seems that the counter rotation was achieved by engineering the parts so that the crank/cams could...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jul 2014, 21:32
Replies: 24
Views: 5,522
Posted By Ulric

It doesn't mention the P38 at all.

It doesn't mention the P38 at all.
28th Jul 2014, 20:23
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Posted By Ulric

On a constant magnetic heading the course flown...

On a constant magnetic heading the course flown is a Rhumb line.
Rhumb line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhumb_line)
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jul 2014, 20:39
Replies: 24
Views: 5,522
Posted By Ulric

Thank you. I knew I'd read that somewhere. ...

Thank you. I knew I'd read that somewhere.

I know the Spaniards had some problems using a Hispano engine in the Me109 airframe because it rotated in the opposite direction to the DB601.

I also...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jul 2014, 07:50
Replies: 24
Views: 5,522
Posted By Ulric

I had always thought that opposite rotation of...

I had always thought that opposite rotation of props was achieved by changes to the propeller reduction gear rather than the engine itself?

Of course, the effect achieved would depend on whether...
26th Jul 2014, 13:24
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,374,995
Posted By Ulric

Indeed, it is highly relevant that the...

Indeed, it is highly relevant that the investigation team seems to have made a set of assumptions which is at odds with their public statements. There are however, good reasons for these...
25th Jul 2014, 21:34
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,374,995
Posted By Ulric

All I'm saying is that if the start point is not...

All I'm saying is that if the start point is not known, the end point is not known because one is dependent on the other. The investigation team presumably have access to more information than we do...
25th Jul 2014, 18:24
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,374,995
Posted By Ulric

Thank you very much for that. It is one of the...

Thank you very much for that. It is one of the outstanding pieces in the puzzle!
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