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18th Mar 2020, 17:50
Replies: 287
Views: 47,838
Posted By Takwis

Oh, but I will. In my first month in the left...

Oh, but I will. In my first month in the left seat, F/O on his first revenue trip, Navy pilot. We had endured many hours of delay through out the day, topped off with a re-route to an airport with no...
7th Mar 2020, 14:52
Replies: 378
Views: 170,461
Posted By Takwis

there are two circuit breakers, one behind each...

there are two circuit breakers, one behind each pilot, for their corresponding stick shakers. If I had one giving erroneous warning, I would not hesitate to pull it.
26th Feb 2020, 15:54
Replies: 378
Views: 170,461
Posted By Takwis

So does Boeing, apparently. So did I. The...

So does Boeing, apparently.

So did I. The name was a dead giveaway.



-Rudder cable vulnerability.
-Cowling disintegration from a thrown blade.
24th Jan 2020, 23:12
Replies: 152
Views: 62,198
Posted By Takwis

It does. The recent governmental panel shook my...

It does. The recent governmental panel shook my faith in that, unfortunately. I could see pressure, threats of economic downturn, loss of a major manufacturer, jobs, suppliers, etc. further eroding...
24th Jan 2020, 22:06
Replies: 152
Views: 62,198
Posted By Takwis

That narrative is still in place from the...

That narrative is still in place from the manufacturer, hopeful operators, and most of their pilots. It has been rejected here, but I don't know if that counts for much.
24th Jan 2020, 20:47
Replies: 152
Views: 62,198
Posted By Takwis

Lets see...lets say an average of three per...

Lets see...lets say an average of three per takeoff, and I've done maybe 5000 takeoffs, and watched another 5000, I guess that would mean at least 30,000, in my case. YMMV

As for the wheel trim,...
24th Jan 2020, 20:30
Replies: 152
Views: 62,198
Posted By Takwis

This fact has been ignored for too long. 737...

This fact has been ignored for too long.

737 pilots have been trained, by constant repetition, to ignore relatively short, uncommanded (by either the pilot or the autopilot) trim inputs.
24th Jan 2020, 20:21
Replies: 152
Views: 62,198
Posted By Takwis

So, think back to that first takeoff you made in...

So, think back to that first takeoff you made in the -300. I assume you made AND trim inputs as you accelerated, because that would be normal. Likewise, I assume that the STS made ANU trim inputs, as...
18th Jan 2020, 21:33
Replies: 16
Views: 6,770
Posted By Takwis

I've done it many times on both airplanes (well,...

I've done it many times on both airplanes (well, KC-135 instead of a real 707). Wind resistance to closing is negligible. I didn't put my hand outside, though! I think maybe slowing, with some flaps...
18th Jan 2020, 17:44
Replies: 247
Views: 151,379
Posted By Takwis

For what it's worth, the KC-135, with a dump...

For what it's worth, the KC-135, with a dump nozzle of around 4" diameter, and four hydraulically powered pumps, could dump 1000 gallons per minute, or around 7000 lbs.
17th Jan 2020, 23:23
Replies: 58
Views: 48,499
Posted By Takwis

Another translation (from the WSJ): "Boeing Co....

Another translation (from the WSJ): "Boeing Co. said it is grappling with a new software problem before its 737 MAX aircraft can return to service, one that industry and government officials said...
17th Jan 2020, 22:14
Replies: 58
Views: 48,499
Posted By Takwis

Sounds like it might possibly be the dreaded...

Sounds like it might possibly be the dreaded dual-FMC crosscheck. "You're wrong." "No, YOU'RE wrong."[/color]
12th Jan 2020, 21:46
Replies: 378
Views: 170,461
Posted By Takwis

While there is some (much) discussion of the MAX...

While there is some (much) discussion of the MAX flight controls in the closed threads, they center on the stab trim system. No mention is made of the "Landing Attitude Modifier", nor the "Elevator...
12th Jan 2020, 18:35
Replies: 378
Views: 170,461
Posted By Takwis

My quote is from the original system, still in...

My quote is from the original system, still in place. Yours is from the new EJLA system wording. Both deal with jammed control column (jammed somewhere in the entire cable run from Control Column to...
12th Jan 2020, 18:18
Replies: 378
Views: 170,461
Posted By Takwis

The idea is that if one elevator jams, the forced...

The idea is that if one elevator jams, the forced separation of the columns lets the pilot with an un-jammed elevator fly the airplane with a single elevator. Hold on, let me find the exact...
12th Jan 2020, 17:05
Replies: 378
Views: 170,461
Posted By Takwis

Up in the post you quote, xetroV, I pointed out...

Up in the post you quote, xetroV, I pointed out that the Landing Attitude Modifier was added to reduce the likelihood of a nosegear first (or tailstrike) landing. We all know why they included MCAS....
11th Jan 2020, 22:51
Replies: 378
Views: 170,461
Posted By Takwis

Right up until there is an AOA malfunction. Then...

Right up until there is an AOA malfunction. Then the handling suffers a bit. That might affect both of these other systems adversely, as well.
11th Jan 2020, 18:32
Replies: 378
Views: 170,461
Posted By Takwis

Good answer...it makes sense.

Good answer...it makes sense.
11th Jan 2020, 17:05
Replies: 378
Views: 170,461
Posted By Takwis

There are two more new, quasi FBW systems added...

There are two more new, quasi FBW systems added to the MAX that have not gotten much attention. One is the "Landing Attitude Modifier", added because of the 9" nose gear extension.
"To maintain...
11th Jan 2020, 01:09
Replies: 378
Views: 170,461
Posted By Takwis

I remember discussions in one or more of the...

I remember discussions in one or more of the closed MAX threads, about Synthetic Airspeed, and how it could be used to supply a third airspeed reference for comparison. Well right here on the first...
10th Jan 2020, 04:40
Replies: 677
Views: 1,642,033
Posted By Takwis

27 flights went in and out of the Tehran...

27 flights went in and out of the Tehran airport...WITH TRANSPONDERS working. Something happened to this airplane, that cut all of it's communications, including transponder. The plane was headed...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Dec 2019, 16:08
Replies: 94
Views: 93,756
Posted By Takwis

They do well for the next Quarterly Earnings...

They do well for the next Quarterly Earnings Report, which is all the myopic bean counters care about. They do well until they are caught. Then somebody has to pick up the pieces.
25th Dec 2019, 03:24
Replies: 288
Views: 338,304
Posted By Takwis

The TWO trim wheels have ONE handle, each, big...

The TWO trim wheels have ONE handle, each, big enough for ONE hand.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Dec 2019, 21:42
Replies: 94
Views: 93,756
Posted By Takwis

That's so good to hear, Grebe. He sounds like a...

That's so good to hear, Grebe. He sounds like a rare individual. Well, rare, at least, in today's corporate world. I had met some leaders like that a long time ago, and in the military, even farther...
24th Dec 2019, 17:43
Replies: 51
Views: 47,789
Posted By Takwis

Thanks Joe, interesting information.

Thanks Joe, interesting information.
24th Dec 2019, 16:56
Replies: 51
Views: 47,789
Posted By Takwis

Tell me about this "SFP" version, and what makes...

Tell me about this "SFP" version, and what makes it different from the "normal" version. (And why). Never heard there was a difference.
24th Dec 2019, 16:13
Replies: 288
Views: 338,304
Posted By Takwis

Except that it moves the trim farther, and...

Except that it moves the trim farther, and faster, and usually in the opposite direction.
23rd Dec 2019, 23:20
Replies: 51
Views: 47,789
Posted By Takwis

The -800 has the same wing as the -700. Higher...

The -800 has the same wing as the -700. Higher weight means that the -800 has faster approach speeds. The -700 is significantly cleaner than previous versions, and more difficult to slow down, but...
23rd Dec 2019, 17:09
Replies: 288
Views: 338,304
Posted By Takwis

The FAA has promised they would "certify" every...

The FAA has promised they would "certify" every aircraft. I haven't seen anything written about them actually flying each airplane. I envision something more mundane...checking for the latest...
23rd Dec 2019, 14:42
Replies: 288
Views: 338,304
Posted By Takwis

Merry Christmas indeed, Gums. I'd love to have...

Merry Christmas indeed, Gums. I'd love to have you on my plane, explaining everything to the Pax.
22nd Dec 2019, 18:35
Replies: 288
Views: 338,304
Posted By Takwis

Thank You, that was worth reading. I'd sure like...

Thank You, that was worth reading. I'd sure like to hear what some employees are saying.
22nd Dec 2019, 18:14
Replies: 288
Views: 338,304
Posted By Takwis

Sounds like a trailer for a made-for-TV movie! ...

Sounds like a trailer for a made-for-TV movie!

I am paywalled, but no real need to read more....
20th Dec 2019, 00:34
Replies: 288
Views: 338,304
Posted By Takwis

These two solutions appear to me to be mutually...

These two solutions appear to me to be mutually exclusive.
18th Dec 2019, 19:02
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,475,242
Posted By Takwis

Okay, wind-up turns leading to accelerated...

Okay, wind-up turns leading to accelerated stalls...the stated aerodynamic situation the MCAS was designed for, at 500knots groundspeed, at around 33,000 feet. We're guessing. Anyone got a better one?
18th Dec 2019, 17:41
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,475,242
Posted By Takwis

Older than the "Classics", which came out in...

Older than the "Classics", which came out in 1984. This was for the 737-100 and -200, and the 707, before them. I practiced it (once) in a KC-135, more than three decades ago. Not sure when the...
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