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Old 19th Nov 2007, 23:00
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Hey Dani,
I am flying CRJs now as a Captain - so I do have an idea what other modern aircraft look like.

And you know what? I like those little CRJs. They are great. Teir FMS has their own advantages but also disadvantages.

Go ahead and write a putdown on them, and I will comment too.

I just have never flown a boeing, but then I might some day. I might even like them, despite of their looks.

See ya

Nic
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 01:53
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I like F4F's list. Pay attention, TLS!
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 04:14
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I wish i can have a wll lit cockpit when i need to and a well dimmed cockpit when i need to
HOLD the ahtrays...some of us still smoke in the cockpit
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 06:59
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How about additional sidestick aileron central detent force when large backstick forces applied. When captain is PF. go-around backstick gives tendancy to roll right and when co-pilot is PF, go-around gives tendancy to roll left.
Sitting in a chair practicing pulling straight back is great idea, but when the pressure is on, all that practice is limited advantage.
How about FMGC recognising that airways have limited lateral dimensions? Try a left turn ar ABBAS on way to Damascus (just less than 90 degree turn) with a strong southerly. FMGC will command an early left turn (with limited bank angle) resulting in exiting the airway in the turn. Pilot intervention is required to remain within the airway, ie making a compulsory fly over point about 6 miles short of ABBAS that will result in a higher angle of bank that will keep the aircraft inside the airway. Alternatively go to HDG mode until close to ABBAS. Such additional considerations by crew should be unnecessarry on a relatively modern aircraft.
FMGC recognises time strangely. Even at 59 seconds past a particular minute, FMGC does not take account of any of the extra 59 seconds. ATC asks for an ETA and the FMGC could be up to 59 seconds late. Obviously the program was written by a computer nerd who was not a pilot and who could not think enough inside the square to do it to the nearest minute!
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 07:41
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@Dani

HUDs on A320? Still on the option list, but only ordered by Air Inter and removed (or disactivated) after the aircraft were taken over by Air France. Talk to your CFO, he is the reason you don't have one...
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 16:26
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It seems that some of these GIMME's are Boeing features however the Boeing products have just as many of their own GIMME's too.

This was touched upon above with a ? but not answered:

- gimme an FMGS that won't throw me out of DES or CLB mode when leaving NAV for HDG
A Boeing feature, or should I say a Honeywell feature on the Boeing spec FMS and not on the Airbus spec FMGS...same manufacturer makes them for both A & B.

Boeing eqivalent keeps the aircraft in V-NAV (Boeing CLB/DES) when HDG SEL is engaged, whereas Airbus's change to Open CLB/Open Des when HDG is engaged. Actually a point IMHO to the Boeing way as it try s to keep to the planned vertical profile even when off the LNAV/NAV routing. However there are an equal number of frustrations, such as why when FLCH is engaged (certainly on the 777) the Speed Intervene (Selected Speed window opens)? AIrbus keep to the FMGS/FMS speeds, ie slow down below 10,000 etc. Win one---lose one.....your CEO/CFO pays his/her money etc etc
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 16:31
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Dear Mr Airbus,

Please can you explain this mess at TLS

http://p102.ezboard.com/fconcordesst...cID=6471.topic

Regards

GS
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 11:43
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Smoking in the cockpit

Ask any guy who came up from a neanderthal cockpit and Mr Airbus' cockpit is heaven if just for the airconditioning.

As an aside, how do you keep the smoke/smell from getting into the pax compartment? We drop the cockpit temp a few degrees, close all the vents and put a trash bag under the door. Or is there another tech log thread for this?
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Old 7th Dec 2007, 17:05
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The rheostats, potentiometers, dimmer control things for the lights are poor, why can't they use a better quality part, we have lot of bad ones (FCU and overhead) in our fleet.
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