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Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2011, 19:38
Replies: 2,070
Views: 498,439
Posted By 24victor

Bovine scaling

.... then rinse and repeat until it's as embedded as "pull stick pack, cows smaller, push stick forward, cows bigger."

Perhaps better expressed in this instance as "push stick forward, cows...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jun 2011, 20:29
Replies: 2,070
Views: 498,439
Posted By 24victor

Doze. Quote: I know that the...

Doze.

Quote:

I know that the increased presence of computers in the flight deck is an emotive issue for pilots, but I can assure you that from the perspective of this software engineer, and,...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Dec 2009, 22:01
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

Another brush with the ITCZ

The Daily Telegraph is reporting an incident to AF445 on the Rio to CDG run in the same area as AF447 disappeared. According to the report the aircraft lost 5,000 ft in severe turbulence.
Air...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Aug 2009, 18:42
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

They still fit an ADF though......

ELAC explained the reason why some time back. This is getting to be a really long thread........

Rgds.

24V

Actually, the instrument exists and has been an available option for FBW...
17th Jul 2009, 22:14
Replies: 112
Views: 54,662
Posted By 24victor

Skin deep

It's also what they make airplanes out of. Could any inspector (airframe) out there comment as to whether this is a factory "soft patch"?

Rgds.

24V
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jul 2009, 22:08
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

Flotsam

@BJ

The paint job is a direct match. Look at the blue line and underlying join on the news photo and then the dark kick-up to the left and compare with the top ring of your picture and the...
16th Jul 2009, 21:35
Replies: 112
Views: 54,662
Posted By 24victor

Join the dots

This might be why they're looking at scribe lines;

http://www.ntsb.gov/Pressrel/2009/SW-737-interior.jpg (http://www.ntsb.gov/Pressrel/2009/SW-737-interior.jpg)
...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2009, 00:11
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

GB With your radar tilt and a whiskey compass...

GB
With your radar tilt and a whiskey compass they'd have had primary and secondary horizons :8 ....... Oh well.

On a different subject, I note the NTSB prelim on the NorthWest incident came...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jul 2009, 20:43
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

NASA oceanic forecasting

Very true, right on the "bleeding edge".... They'll be looking for partners to fund the move to production no doubt and this time they might get some from Collins, Honeywell, L3, et al. NASA...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jul 2009, 18:25
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

NASA to trial oceanic forecasting

Here comes the cavalry....

Full story at www.nasa.gov (http://www.nasa.gov)

NASA Research To Help Aircraft Avoid Ocean Storms, Turbulence


Goal Is To Identify Rapidly Intensifying Storms...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2009, 17:32
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

Focus people

Why do people make a habit of starting with "I'm not trying to be contentious" or "I don't know anything but..." and then go on to lay out meaningless theories and hypotheses which they then reverse...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jul 2009, 19:25
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

Radar?

The FAA is busy positioning to get rid of area radar.....

24V
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jul 2009, 17:57
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

ACARS Timing

From the English version of the prelim report;



and


It also clarifies that
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jun 2009, 01:10
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

I agree it can be recovered, and it is a...

I agree it can be recovered, and it is a survivable failure if the environment is benign, as has been shown. Nighttime, no moon, CBs up the wazoo is a different matter.

What's strange though is...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jun 2009, 00:37
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

Correct. A triplex system is three-selectable...

Correct. A triplex system is three-selectable but dual-redundant - my apologies. As to the single-point-of-failure issue, the near-simultaneous failure of a three channel system due to a single...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jun 2009, 00:31
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

As Mac'B said, pitot systems work well for the...

As Mac'B said, pitot systems work well for the most part, are simple and reliable and understood by pilots, maintainers and designers alike. However, the recent spate of pitot system problems have...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jun 2009, 00:08
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

@jeremiahrex I'd appreciate two things;...

@jeremiahrex

I'd appreciate two things; first you read what I post before replying, and second that you then consider your reply.

As stated, the number of heads doesn't matter if they are...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jun 2009, 23:22
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

More complexity coming

When three pitot heads are rendered inop due to external influences, in this case supposed icing of some description, the design represent a single point of failure. Three heads are the minimum...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jun 2009, 19:32
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

PJ2; Thoughtful post and thank you for...

PJ2;


Thoughtful post and thank you for it. The A330/340 series represent the pinnacle of achivement in control automation. Essentially, the design in its entirety is a "system of systems" and...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jun 2009, 00:26
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

The corollory to that is if you haven't got...

The corollory to that is if you haven't got enough control authority to crash the aircraft you probably haven't enough authority to recover it from a major upset either.

Your "padding" of the...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jun 2009, 17:23
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

Getting back to the weather

Orestes wrote


Conventional wisdom has it that you can't pick up heavy icing in the upper flight levels. Practical experience would suggest you can. If the NW incident reported by the NTSB is...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jun 2009, 22:46
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

Wiley If you use A330% for the aircraft type...

Wiley
If you use A330% for the aircraft type you'll get 174 SDR entries. You can use that parameter with whatever code you select to find ADIRU or whatever reports. I would play with it but gotta...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jun 2009, 21:11
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

Lost-in Saigon posted a diagram of the antenna...

Lost-in Saigon posted a diagram of the antenna locations in post #992. Only the powered HF antenna is located in the fin and there's no ACARS message to suggest it departed the aircraft prior to...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jun 2009, 16:04
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,881,108
Posted By 24victor

Alaskan 261 lost trim control of the horizontal...

Alaskan 261 lost trim control of the horizontal stab not the vertical fin causing a severe and unrecoverable nose-down pitch.:(

24V
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2009, 18:54
Replies: 16
Views: 2,819
Posted By 24victor

Spins

.

Didn't the A300 in New York enter a flat spin and spit the engines off after the vertical stab departed?

24V
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