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21st Jul 2019, 06:39
15th Jul 2019, 12:14
Replies: 159
Views: 26,688
Posted By Australopithecus

[QUOTE=das Uber Soldat;10518997]This thread is...

[QUOTE=das Uber Soldat;10518997]This thread is doing my head in.

If your answer is 'Captains discretion", I put it to you that every Captain who drove an aircraft into the ground despite his FO's...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jul 2019, 09:21
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By Australopithecus

Your attention is called to MEL22-01C. You can...

Your attention is called to MEL22-01C. You can operate with no autopilot for one day. You may also operate with only one FD, but obviously you cannot conduct RNP-AR operations.

Thinking back to...
13th Jul 2019, 07:09
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Australopithecus

Are you replying to the correct thread? Your post...

Are you replying to the correct thread? Your post is gibberish in this context. Clear enough?
13th Jul 2019, 07:02
Replies: 159
Views: 26,688
Posted By Australopithecus

A good general rule is that it should take two...

A good general rule is that it should take two yes votes at all times. A single “no” should be enough to trigger a safer course of action. If the F/O calls for example, “not stable”, are you going to...
9th Jul 2019, 04:31
Replies: 37
Views: 20,281
Posted By Australopithecus

That sounds like a Canadian Pacific ex YVR in ‘78...

That sounds like a Canadian Pacific ex YVR in ‘78 or ‘79. But I think that one was also a bird massacre event.
5th Jul 2019, 10:09
Replies: 26
Views: 7,453
Posted By Australopithecus

Because a part 23 aeroplane relieves you of much...

Because a part 23 aeroplane relieves you of much choice...you just have to keep it straight to the crash. That said, there are probably more 737 rated pilots in the world than any other transport...
3rd Jul 2019, 07:35
Replies: 74
Views: 34,982
Posted By Australopithecus

That depends if there was head office...

That depends if there was head office involvement. They’ve refurbished plenty of aircraft in time for the ferry flight to the boneyard. .
2nd Jul 2019, 08:47
Replies: 1,489
Views: 1,115,637
Posted By Australopithecus

Servo motors... The reason that I askd if...

Servo motors...

The reason that I askd if the stab motor was a servo is that servos behave differently to the normal motors we are all used to. They were developed for cnc machines...they...
30th Jun 2019, 19:33
Replies: 1,489
Views: 1,115,637
Posted By Australopithecus

Hey Yoko...ask your boss if the Eaton stab trim...

Hey Yoko...ask your boss if the Eaton stab trim motor is a brushless servo motor, and if so is its driver logic self-contained. Then ask him if its required step and direction signals come from a...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jun 2019, 16:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,949
Posted By Australopithecus

The J-8 horizon, or other models just like it,...

The J-8 horizon, or other models just like it, were typical in the war surplus pistons that I started on. You did have to cross check with the needle/ball after rolling out of a longish turn.
...
29th Jun 2019, 05:38
Replies: 36
Views: 12,406
Posted By Australopithecus

After YMML opened the Melways pages for adjacent...

After YMML opened the Melways pages for adjacent empty land all carried a printed message “Future noise corridor”. The next time I bought a Melways in 1995 (?) that information had been removed....
18th Jun 2019, 22:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,415
Posted By Australopithecus

There are several (rare) situations where a...

There are several (rare) situations where a non-normal drag profile means that the FMC cannot provide a useful answer. The FMC cannot quantify the effects of drag, and it does not predict based on...
15th Jun 2019, 17:30
Replies: 1,124
Views: 524,075
Posted By Australopithecus

That’s four questions. And Rated is trying to...

That’s four questions. And Rated is trying to illustrate that JQ's profits, if any, may be illusory.
Forum: Questions
12th Jun 2019, 07:48
Replies: 4
Views: 3,866
Posted By Australopithecus

Since when did the word forecast convey any...

Since when did the word forecast convey any absolute certainty? While the models used today are very good, they rely almost solely on derived rather than actual sensor data. In Australia the grid of...
22nd May 2019, 07:47
Replies: 193
Views: 59,942
Posted By Australopithecus

Not exactly. For all transportation, aviation is...

Not exactly. For all transportation, aviation is 12%, road 74%

In our house, we have reduced our road emissions to the minimum, generate all of our net electricity and try to source as much local...
22nd May 2019, 06:56
Replies: 193
Views: 59,942
Posted By Australopithecus

The climate “debate” is being argued by...

The climate “debate” is being argued by anti-vaxing flat-earthers. It's hard to make predictions,especially about the future*, but:
It doesn’t take much imagination to see a day when private...
17th May 2019, 20:12
Replies: 185
Views: 128,950
Posted By Australopithecus

Another thing about stab trim may have been...

Another thing about stab trim may have been forgotten...

Boeing reduced the diameter of the manual trim wheel on the NG and Max by 10%. That's ten percent less leverage on a stabiliser also...
16th May 2019, 03:31
Replies: 134
Views: 166,381
Posted By Australopithecus

It depends...its my favourite aeroplane to pax...

It depends...its my favourite aeroplane to pax on, but I wouldn’t want to try to make a profit with it on very long sectors.
15th May 2019, 20:34
Replies: 82
Views: 83,369
Posted By Australopithecus

Reductio ad absurdum... The FAR subsection...

Reductio ad absurdum...

The FAR subsection dealing with static longitudinal stability was written, I guess, to ensure increasing control forces at high angles of attack so as to be a natural...
15th May 2019, 08:19
Replies: 82
Views: 83,369
Posted By Australopithecus

Note again that the MCAS is there to correct for...

Note again that the MCAS is there to correct for the light control forces at high angles of attack, not to directly prevent a stall. Even with MCAS version one a deliberate stall entry could...
15th May 2019, 05:55
Replies: 82
Views: 83,369
Posted By Australopithecus

Fetzer Valve? I still keep 3-in-1 oil for that. ...

Fetzer Valve? I still keep 3-in-1 oil for that.

But yeah. The narrative has always had some gaping holes in it, now just a lot more...gaping.
14th May 2019, 22:02
Replies: 82
Views: 83,369
Posted By Australopithecus

I was wondering who was going to be the fall guy....

I was wondering who was going to be the fall guy. The federal grand jury has subpoenaed American and Southwest communications with Boeing over this issue.
13th May 2019, 07:54
Replies: 12
Views: 5,995
Posted By Australopithecus

The electric stab trim* is prevented from running...

The electric stab trim* is prevented from running nose down further than about 2.9 units down. It can however run nose up from 0 units.

*= pilot selected electric trim. MCAS apparently has trim...
7th May 2019, 20:55
Replies: 157
Views: 144,140
Posted By Australopithecus

They were supposed to have 36 by the end of this...

They were supposed to have 36 by the end of this year with more to come. So it seems they were front-running their training requirements with that many pilots. It typically takes around ten pilots...
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