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by ocelot
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Ottawa bus wreck
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Ottawa bus wreck

I have often eyed the dedicated roadways that some public transport can use to get from point to point. I've seen them in Canada and Southern California, I am sure there's one in the OC.
Oh and: Ottawa has a tonne of these.
by ocelot
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Ottawa bus wreck
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Ottawa bus wreck

I'm trying to understand this one. You have a bus stop designed to kill passengers in double deck buses?
Whole series of them.
by ocelot
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 473

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

-1

American units are not the same as Imperial units; quite a few of the latter are different; gallons for example.
by ocelot
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...
Replies: 55
Views: 9543

Re: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...

According to something I saw the other day in Chinese internet slang "748" means roughly "go to hell". If that's actually true, Boeing's been selling into quite a headwind...
by ocelot
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 757 troubles. the latest news
Replies: 35
Views: 3173

Re: 757 troubles. the latest news

The other one would be to resurrect the 757. Maybe stretch the fuselage a bit, improve the wings, the systems and the cockpit (an the interior) to make it part of the 787 / 777-X "family". And of course put new engines that are 20% more fuel efficient than those in the original 757, and enter the w...
by ocelot
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Total Kenya Airways E190 Ground Disaster
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Total Kenya Airways E190 Ground Disaster

So, a ripped fuselage... guess that means a six-pack ABS. Didn't think E190s had body gear that size though.
by ocelot
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: VFF sends pizza...
Replies: 1
Views: 79

VFF sends pizza...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfound ... -1.4976548

unrelatedly, it has also come to my attention that N919FR has an ocelot painted on the tail.
by ocelot
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Ottawa bus wreck
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Ottawa bus wreck

Double-decker bus ingests roof of bus stop. They did died. :-( Summary link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-bus-crash-westboro-station-what-we-know-1.4976342 Apparently the driver was arrested, but then released, without any explanation other than a caution against jumping to conclusio...
by ocelot
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

***there are things computers are useful for*** What do you think about them tracking speed and location on a runway and perhaps an inertial acceleration for double-check purposes and checking to see if the takeoffs appear to be on-track? As it so happens, I already have an answer for that: https:/...
by ocelot
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

I thought about this for a while before shooting off my mouth further (nearly a month!) but now I'll do so: The certification issues seem like a red herring, inasmuch as either some of those aircraft shouldn't be certified, or there should be two certification categories ("pretend light twins" and "...
by ocelot
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

ok, I'll bite: why are twin piston a/c more prone to loss of control on engine failure? Unbalanced torque?
by ocelot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 1927

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

Given that it was posted the same day as the preliminary report, it probably predates the preliminary report, as in it was written a day or two earlier so the author hadn't seen the latter yet. The mistakes though... well, maybe a CNN editor put them in. Or maybe not. This MCAS stuff is all very wel...
by ocelot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

Counterpoint (not entirely serious): more light aircraft should have two engines.
by ocelot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 1927

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

I am starting to suspect that there may have been something more to this, Yes, I think there's going to be at least one thing that hasn't come out yet. None of the air data/AoA stuff really explains the crash profile, which features more or less level flight followed by a fairly sudden and sharp fa...
by ocelot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: autopilot 1, crew 0
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: autopilot 1, crew 0

Well, one of the other mistakes the crew made (which I didn't mention since I was posting specifically about weaknesses in the autopilot) is that they engaged the autopilot (that is, connected it to the flight director) without first cross-checking what the flight director was directing and what the...
by ocelot
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: autopilot 1, crew 0
Replies: 2
Views: 174

autopilot 1, crew 0

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c003f22 Summary: Q400 crew engages autopilot after takeoff, autopilot decides it wants to go home as fast as possible. Cause: wrong autopilot modes selected, plus various missed opportunities for the crew to notice the mistake. So it seems the Dash-8 autopilot has an a...
by ocelot
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 1927

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

One of the things that's come out is that while an ordinary trim runaway is continuous, this thing produces a runaway where it moves a bit and stops, and then a bit later it moves a bit more and stops, and over and over but never for very long or very much at once. Real easy to not notice it happeni...
by ocelot
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: Gabriel, The Hell Better Aeroengineer
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: F.A.O.: Gabriel, The Hell Better Aeroengineer

It is tumbling, just in slow motion. That the axis of the tumble is close to vertical is a coincidence. (Or maybe not, it probably appealed to the director so we see this part and not others.) If you spin an object on two different axes, this ends up being equivalent to a single resultant spin on so...
by ocelot
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Lightning detection for turbulence/storm avoidance.
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Lightning detection for turbulence/storm avoidance.

Lightning data is collected in realtime by satellite nowadays. Getting a feed in the cockpit is probably more of an administrative and procedural than technical issue. Whether it'd be useful is an open question; I can see that it might (e.g. help one be suspicious of areas that turn out to contain h...
by ocelot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 46149

Re: Word Association Thread

patents
by ocelot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are we going to have to start a whole thread for this kind of thing?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Are we going to have to start a whole thread for this kind of thing?

Without THAT part, there would be no avaiation forum participants.
Turkey basters exist.
by ocelot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Convair C-131 crash in Pretoria
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Convair C-131 crash in Pretoria

Guilty as charged, I got the report url from AH and assumed everyone else would have also, without probably even thinking about it.
by ocelot
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Convair C-131 crash in Pretoria
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Convair C-131 crash in Pretoria

So, you have an engine fire. How do you manage to Not_pull the fire handle? There must be more to it than that, somehow...
by ocelot
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Total Livery ailure
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: Total Livery ailure

You'd think someone would have noticed the huge gap between the words...
by ocelot
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

It annoys me that Airbus has rushed to erase Bombardier's name from the project, especially since it only happened because of stupid government tricks.

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