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Forum: Tech Log
9th Jun 2021, 07:52
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Fursty Ferret

I really wouldn't do it while the localiser is...

I really wouldn't do it while the localiser is showing the wrong direction, if for no other reason that it might then not turn onto the inbound course when the pointer flips to the correct side. Or...
Forum: Tech Log
25th May 2021, 09:07
Replies: 14
Views: 6,288
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Were both FMGCs showing the same? I've noticed in...

Were both FMGCs showing the same? I've noticed in the past that when one TAT measurement differs from the other, you'll get conflicting suggestions for optimum and recommended max.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd May 2021, 13:26
Replies: 37
Views: 5,951
Posted By Fursty Ferret

I'd have thought that a FFS would replicate small...

I'd have thought that a FFS would replicate small sideslips at any level with good accuracy. That being said I think it's an utterly ridiculous idea and if anything happens this thread will be...
Forum: Tech Log
21st May 2021, 08:43
Replies: 72
Views: 9,529
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Going to respectfully disagree here. ...

Going to respectfully disagree here.

Consider the situation where you climb into an increasing headwind at high level and experience a transient increase in airspeed, leading to a high rate of...
Forum: Tech Log
14th May 2021, 08:42
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By Fursty Ferret

ECAM warning and cautions are driven by flight...

ECAM warning and cautions are driven by flight phase, so take-off is different to missed approach.

For your second question, you'll need to disconnect the autothrust in order to decelerate below...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd May 2021, 08:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Correct :-)

Correct :-)
Forum: Tech Log
1st May 2021, 09:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Caveat - current 787 driver, not 747. If the...

Caveat - current 787 driver, not 747.

If the FDs or AP are on then the autothrust engages in THR mode for 2000 fpm. Pushing a TOGA switch with FDs off will bring them back temporarily, so yes,...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Apr 2021, 15:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,890
Posted By Fursty Ferret

When my previous employer acquired a pair of IAE...

When my previous employer acquired a pair of IAE aircraft on a temporary basis I seem to recall that we were just sent an email with a list of differences and then set loose.

No issues of note....
Forum: Tech Log
13th Apr 2021, 13:07
Replies: 25
Views: 3,307
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Was always flap 3 for me on an A321 if...

Was always flap 3 for me on an A321 if performance permitted. Handling characteristics are great, and 160-to-4 is much easier if you only have to lose 5-10kt.

Also helped that you could vacate at...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Apr 2021, 08:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By Fursty Ferret

The 737 doesn't have any computers capable of...

The 737 doesn't have any computers capable of assessing the aircraft energy state / flight path so the job is offloaded to the GPWS system. I imagine it was a convenient decision to hand the problem...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Apr 2021, 12:36
Replies: 16
Views: 3,003
Posted By Fursty Ferret

^^ brilliant post, thank you

^^ brilliant post, thank you
Forum: Tech Log
8th Apr 2021, 08:07
Replies: 16
Views: 3,003
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Unlikely, I think. I've had full rudder in at low...

Unlikely, I think. I've had full rudder in at low speeds in the simulator with engine failures and never felt that the roll authority was limited. I would also expect the spoilers to always be able...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Apr 2021, 19:30
Replies: 16
Views: 2,743
Posted By Fursty Ferret

And outside of the SAT envelope.

And outside of the SAT envelope.
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Apr 2021, 12:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,967
Posted By Fursty Ferret

By "aerodynamic data" Airbus means AoA. ...

By "aerodynamic data" Airbus means AoA.

Using FMGC computed weight instead of AoA means that the data is consistent between both sides of the flight deck and more accurate as well - I'm sure...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Mar 2021, 11:02
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Will obviously depend on weight but a wild guess...

Will obviously depend on weight but a wild guess says anything below Valphaprot.
Forum: Tech Log
15th Mar 2021, 11:00
Replies: 17
Views: 2,474
Posted By Fursty Ferret

1. So high speed protection applies a nose-up...

1. So high speed protection applies a nose-up pitch demand to control the speed. If you're at high weight / high level, this pitch up may be sufficient to trigger angle of attack protection. At this...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Mar 2021, 08:57
Replies: 47
Views: 7,048
Posted By Fursty Ferret

You only have to look at the videos filmed from...

You only have to look at the videos filmed from the flight deck on YouTube to realise that there's a big difference between what you might consider acceptable and what seems to be par for the course...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Mar 2021, 08:37
Replies: 47
Views: 7,048
Posted By Fursty Ferret

There was a gentle reminder from management the...

There was a gentle reminder from management the other day to say that if you are planning a raw data approach, please be mindful of the conditions and brief how you might fix it if it goes wrong. It...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Mar 2021, 12:34
Replies: 47
Views: 7,048
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Not sure about you, but that story doesn't do...

Not sure about you, but that story doesn't do anything to impress me. Sounds more like a deliberate attempt to get one over on a junior instructor.

Most modern aircraft will fly away safely after...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Feb 2021, 13:06
Replies: 10
Views: 2,160
Posted By Fursty Ferret

My experience of the A320 sim is that it wasn't...

My experience of the A320 sim is that it wasn't particularly representative of the real thing. In a crosswind it always felt like it was on casters and required into-wind aileron on the ground to...
22nd Feb 2021, 07:52
Replies: 278
Views: 185,380
Posted By Fursty Ferret

BoeingDriver99 How joined up would your...

BoeingDriver99

How joined up would your radio call be if you got a fire warning while making it, while at the same time trying to figure out if someone else is transmitting on the forty other...
21st Feb 2021, 08:33
Replies: 278
Views: 185,380
Posted By Fursty Ferret

lomapaseo In the ATC broadcast you can hear...

lomapaseo

In the ATC broadcast you can hear the fire warning. Not sure why people are saying that the fire detection is in the the engine core - there's no point having fire detection there, that...
21st Feb 2021, 08:27
Replies: 278
Views: 185,380
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Having listened to the ATC it highlights the...

Having listened to the ATC it highlights the clear problem in the USA of controllers handling multiple frequencies without band-boxing. It's almost impossible to make a radio call without stepping on...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Feb 2021, 08:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,443
Posted By Fursty Ferret

3. It's not that simple. The pitch law at lower...

3. It's not that simple. The pitch law at lower speeds is pitch rate moderated by g-load, but it blends to pure g-load at about 210kt if I remember correctly.
31st Jan 2021, 08:38
Replies: 130
Views: 38,695
Posted By Fursty Ferret

I have no issue at all with the crew's decision...

I have no issue at all with the crew's decision to reject the take-off. They received an unambiguous indication that the aircraft wouldn't fly safely but were hamstrung by the fact that they were in,...
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