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1st Sep 2016, 08:33
Replies: 23
Views: 5,134
Posted By Tourist

To be fair, he let his son (who later had issues)...

To be fair, he let his son (who later had issues) take it so obviously did not believe it was a danger. You can only respond to the expert advice you are given.
31st Aug 2016, 06:03
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Views: 3,310,428
Posted By Tourist

Thank you for that.

Thank you for that.
30th Aug 2016, 10:20
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Views: 3,310,428
Posted By Tourist

"the F-35C has accomplished an astonishing 234...

"the F-35C has accomplished an astonishing 234 arrestments without a single miss during this deployment....

Interested to know what a normal rate would be?
Difficult to know if this means its an...
27th Aug 2016, 13:11
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

You asked a question which as you well knew had...

You asked a question which as you well knew had no answer since there are no regulatory standards yet.

In terms of technological rather than regulatory challenges, there are autonomous aircraft...
27th Aug 2016, 11:25
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

That's a very disingenuous question wiggy, since...

That's a very disingenuous question wiggy, since as you are well aware there is no such regulatory standard for autonomous aircraft.

How can you prove a level of safety except with hindsight?

...
27th Aug 2016, 08:11
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

FlyingApe Does the fact that there are...

FlyingApe

Does the fact that there are autonomous aircraft currently flying that achieve vastly more tricky tasks than that required of an airliner not cause you to doubt your opinion even...
25th Aug 2016, 10:25
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

Ah, thought you meant this famous one... ...

Ah, thought you meant this famous one...

http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/104860-hkg-md-11-crash-video-released-2.html#post1024703
25th Aug 2016, 10:08
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

Helps if you actually set it up properly.:ok: ...

Helps if you actually set it up properly.:ok:

(I assume you are referring to the RAF "arrival"?)
25th Aug 2016, 10:07
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

wiggy Read what I wrote. The picture...

wiggy

Read what I wrote.

The picture you are looking at is a synthetic creation of computer cleverness whether in manual or auto mode.
Raw data pictures are long gone, and on the whole it is...
25th Aug 2016, 03:22
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

Current weather radar pictures are synthetic in...

Current weather radar pictures are synthetic in most modern airliners. This means that the computer has already looked at the raw data, analysed the information and presented what it believes to be...
24th Aug 2016, 14:30
Replies: 517
Views: 272,309
Posted By Tourist

You have to wonder if they had a control failure?...

You have to wonder if they had a control failure?
I would have expected to see the front thrusters at least trying to stop the plunge?
24th Aug 2016, 14:28
Replies: 517
Views: 272,309
Posted By Tourist

On the plus side, if that is a "crash", then it...

On the plus side, if that is a "crash", then it has amazing survivability!

They must have had time to debrief the event before contact with the ground.
Probably get the paperwork started!
Forum: Freight Dogs
24th Aug 2016, 14:22
Replies: 356
Views: 162,266
Posted By Tourist

I would imagine that pitch control would be...

I would imagine that pitch control would be improved by a 50kt wind? Then you would have elevator control and vectored thrust?
24th Aug 2016, 13:41
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

You asked for a link. I posted two. ...

You asked for a link.

I posted two.

This is where you could have said "thanks for that, turns out you were right."
24th Aug 2016, 08:18
Replies: 15
Views: 8,502
Posted By Tourist

Is that actually true? Sounds a little extreme...

Is that actually true?
Sounds a little extreme and unlikely.

Our military would usually set a stiff financial penalty for a negligent discharge.
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Aug 2016, 18:00
Replies: 356
Views: 162,266
Posted By Tourist

Yawn.................

Yawn.................
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Aug 2016, 17:38
Replies: 356
Views: 162,266
Posted By Tourist

Ok. I'm a military pilot, with both rotary...

Ok.

I'm a military pilot, with both rotary and fixed wing experience in places where locals occasionally test their bang-sticks in a friendly way towards you.

I was always led to believe that...
23rd Aug 2016, 17:27
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

I'm sorry, but you are being ridiculous. The...

I'm sorry, but you are being ridiculous.

The Airbus system reacts as designed.

It is designed to operate with a human pilot, and is specifically designed to drop out and hand over under certain...
23rd Aug 2016, 17:21
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

I'm assuming that this is the one you are...

I'm assuming that this is the one you are referring to?


https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/30/tesla-autopilot-death-self-driving-car-elon-musk

Tesla driver killed in crash with...
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Aug 2016, 16:46
Replies: 356
Views: 162,266
Posted By Tourist

I'm thinking Machu Pichu, Petra, Ankor Wat......

I'm thinking Machu Pichu, Petra, Ankor Wat......
23rd Aug 2016, 16:43
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

The guys in that article are deliberately finding...

The guys in that article are deliberately finding arrangements of pixels that can be misinterpreted by neural nets so as to learn about the learning process

A glance at the pictures they are...
23rd Aug 2016, 16:09
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

Worth mentioning that current digital weather...

Worth mentioning that current digital weather avoidance systems are entirely radar based and are designed to be used in conjunction with human pilots. You would design them differently if that was...
23rd Aug 2016, 14:40
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

That is extremely simplistic and is an attempt to...

That is extremely simplistic and is an attempt to sell an extraordinarily flawed vision system as ideal.
Our vision system is notoriously quirky and easy to confuse. This is why there are millions...
23rd Aug 2016, 14:26
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

Factually incorrect. A specifically not...

Factually incorrect.

A specifically not autonomous car with a basic autopilot which has never ever claimed to be autonomous and is sold as "beta testing" hit a truck because despite warnings that...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Aug 2016, 10:19
Replies: 82
Views: 24,475
Posted By Tourist

Yes there is a significantly lower chance of an...

Yes there is a significantly lower chance of an engine failure at lower thrust. The damage to the engine is exponential(ish) with temp.
...
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Aug 2016, 07:21
Replies: 356
Views: 162,266
Posted By Tourist

EC225s are dead. Nobody has suggested...

EC225s are dead.

Nobody has suggested replacing V22 except you a couple of times.

V22 is incredibly niche and incredibly expensive hence zero civil versions.

Skycrane role maybe.

Helo...
23rd Aug 2016, 06:59
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

I have in the past. I think it would have to...

I have in the past.

I think it would have to be a part of any fully automated system, and will have obvious huge benefits.

I don't think there is any technological reason why it couldn't be...
23rd Aug 2016, 06:53
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

Very simple, in fact an area where a computer can...

Very simple, in fact an area where a computer can be consistent rather than random.

Human captains will all produce different results with this scenario. Everybody has their own triggers.

The...
23rd Aug 2016, 06:47
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

What does that even mean? Give me a valid...

What does that even mean?

Give me a valid example of a scenario.
23rd Aug 2016, 06:45
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

To be fair yes I am looking at the systems in...

To be fair yes I am looking at the systems in isolation as that was the context of this discussion from Ian W's post.

Nothing further was implied from his post or mine.
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Aug 2016, 06:38
Replies: 356
Views: 162,266
Posted By Tourist

I'm sorry, but the fact that hot air balloons...

I'm sorry, but the fact that hot air balloons have a limited market in these things suggests a huge market for blimps in this area rather than the opposite.

A hot air balloon is incredibly...
Forum: Freight Dogs
22nd Aug 2016, 15:18
Replies: 356
Views: 162,266
Posted By Tourist

What exactly is your point? They work. ...

What exactly is your point?
They work.
Helium/hydrogen ballons lift things.
Whether they lift things more usefully than heavier than air aircraft is a valid argument, but I think we can all agree...
Forum: Freight Dogs
22nd Aug 2016, 14:28
Replies: 356
Views: 162,266
Posted By Tourist

The problem is that pretty much all new successes...

The problem is that pretty much all new successes are pie in the sky stupidity until suddenly they aren't.

If that was not the case then science would not move in surges like it does.
One...
22nd Aug 2016, 14:23
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

No, because it is not designed to work beyond...

No, because it is not designed to work beyond simple parameters.

It can easily be given wider parameters.

Can you suggest a parameter that a human can use that the machine could not?

I think...
22nd Aug 2016, 12:42
Replies: 170
Views: 34,364
Posted By Tourist

Neville TCAS Does an Airbus refuse to...

Neville

TCAS

Does an Airbus refuse to let you over-speed/overbank/under-speed/stall etc?

Will your Emirates Boeing let you add power after a bounce?!?!?

Do your engines tell you about all...
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