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Forum: Tech Log
19th Nov 2019, 13:32
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By Fursty Ferret

787 altimeter inaccuracy

Just been made aware of (yet another) BAB for the 787 where the altimeter measurement differs between Capt and FOs PFDs because of an FCM fault.

Apparently this can cause altitude excursions of up...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Nov 2019, 10:08
Replies: 17
Views: 2,179
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Very obvious on the 787.

Very obvious on the 787.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Nov 2019, 10:06
Replies: 10
Views: 3,576
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Because it looks good.

Because it looks good.
Forum: Tech Log
9th Nov 2019, 08:01
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By Fursty Ferret

It shouldn't have happened. There are force...

It shouldn't have happened. There are force sensors on the pitch trim wheel that signal to the ELACs that a manual pitch trim input is being made. They should immediately resume auto trim once it's...
8th Nov 2019, 10:45
Replies: 86
Views: 54,507
Posted By Fursty Ferret

The speed brakes on the 787 are phenomenally...

The speed brakes on the 787 are phenomenally powerful, and using full speed brake coupled with a loss of cabin pressure triggers a further extension. Iíve seen upwards of 10,000fpm in the sim, and...
7th Nov 2019, 09:19
Replies: 86
Views: 54,507
Posted By Fursty Ferret

In the event of a sudden decompression itís...

In the event of a sudden decompression itís closer to 5 seconds. You canít hold your breath and your lungs will work in the opposite sense and dump oxygen from your blood to atmosphere.

If you can...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Oct 2019, 09:51
Replies: 1
Views: 1,261
Posted By Fursty Ferret

That would be my interpretation. Some operators...

That would be my interpretation. Some operators have barber-pole guidance which would probably fall under this category too.

787 HUD shows a guidance cue on the ground if you select HUD TO in the...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Oct 2019, 19:56
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Fursty Ferret

I was surprised at how often CrewAlert predicted...

I was surprised at how often CrewAlert predicted me as being just a "bit tired" when completing some simply appalling roster patterns. Consequently I think it's a bit pointless - I can look at a...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Sep 2019, 09:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,643
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Earplugs. Something to stick over the stupid...

Earplugs. Something to stick over the stupid buttons to block out the light.

Using the other bunk helps sometimes if the mattress is squished. I end up with cramp in my shoulders a lot because of...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Sep 2019, 08:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By Fursty Ferret

BA have been using battery powered Sennheiser ANR...

BA have been using battery powered Sennheiser ANR headsets for years on the retro Airbusses they acquired from BMI. I think they're all the HMEC 26, but in use they were frustrating (not sure if this...
18th Sep 2019, 20:22
Replies: 119
Views: 103,123
Posted By Fursty Ferret

​​​​​​In my experience, the typical "snowflake"...

​​​​​​In my experience, the typical "snowflake" of whom you speak so disparagingly is more able than most to work effectively with other people. Unlike your background which appears to rely on...
9th Sep 2019, 17:29
Replies: 82
Views: 87,954
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Just a bunch but I'm guessing you didn't get the...

Just a bunch but I'm guessing you didn't get the job at BA when you applied...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Sep 2019, 13:59
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Excellent post, thank you.

Excellent post, thank you.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Sep 2019, 01:27
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By Fursty Ferret

If Airbus thought it would help, they'd put it in...

If Airbus thought it would help, they'd put it in the procedure. It's possible that the yellow pump is incapable of driving the flaps in flight.
Forum: Tech Log
31st Aug 2019, 19:23
Replies: 19
Views: 5,031
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Since the 1g stall requires continual backstick I...

Since the 1g stall requires continual backstick I wonder if the aircraft would recover from a stall hands off if you did go from F3 to 1. The speed for F3 is lower, sure, but the critical angle is...
31st Aug 2019, 15:31
Replies: 62
Views: 93,385
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Completely agree and I do the same thing. ...

Completely agree and I do the same thing.

Drives me nuts in the sim when my partner slams the thrust lever for the "failed" engine closed. Even worse on Boeing types where PNF moves thrust levers...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Aug 2019, 15:22
Replies: 24
Views: 4,894
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Wow. Sounds like a lucky escape for...

Wow.



Sounds like a lucky escape for the rest of us. Misting is perfectly normal on the A320 series but can be exacerbated in my experience if the flight deck and cabin target temperatures are...
30th Aug 2019, 22:14
Replies: 62
Views: 55,404
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Yes. And I often do.

Yes. And I often do.
Forum: Tech Log
25th Aug 2019, 08:49
Replies: 33
Views: 8,408
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Common sense? Levelling off at 5450ft in the...

Common sense?

Levelling off at 5450ft in the vicinity of the airport to comply with a speed request is unlikely to make you friends with ATC. On the approach? Independent parallel approaches use...
22nd Aug 2019, 08:08
Replies: 96
Views: 103,652
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Makes sense. But if that worm gear strips, the...

Makes sense. But if that worm gear strips, the associated autothrottle fails, which I find astonishing. Likewise the very peculiar decision to have the automation drive switches and levers, instead...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2019, 11:34
Replies: 19
Views: 5,031
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Good point, but by retracting the flaps you also...

Good point, but by retracting the flaps you also retract the slats and negate the benefits. If you're in alternate law you'll be flap 3 anyway.
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2019, 11:31
Replies: 26
Views: 4,856
Posted By Fursty Ferret

A u-turn would be an easier option... ...

A u-turn would be an easier option...

Although expedite climb is not recommended, if you desperately want to get height quickly it's likely the best option as it'll trade all your excess energy...
21st Aug 2019, 10:27
Replies: 96
Views: 103,652
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Re-entering the temperature or QNH in the...

Re-entering the temperature or QNH in the approach page will force a recalculation.
12th Aug 2019, 10:19
Replies: 96
Views: 103,652
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Exactly. I'm not sure why Boeing went...

Exactly. I'm not sure why Boeing went all-electric on the 787. I can see arguments for the cabin air supply, but taking 250kW from the IP turbine, rectifying it, and inverting it once again to drive...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jul 2019, 10:08
Replies: 42
Views: 8,596
Posted By Fursty Ferret

I *think* that the answer to your question is in...

I *think* that the answer to your question is in the data pages of the MCDU. Somewhere in there is the list of automated reports that can be sent by ACARS.

A quick check of the FCOM suggests it's...
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