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by ocelot
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Us
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Us

Having this place to be a (sorta) safe place to ask dumb questions and post dumb ideas has been very helpful. Thanks.
by ocelot
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Would any of these photos be accepted *there*?
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Would any of these photos be accepted *there*?

Yes, I remember that...
by ocelot
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: X-Plane is Back...
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: X-Plane is Back...

I'm actually curious how this is handled in the models and panels for older A/C. I suspect the answer is mostly "it isn't". I guess one could probably make a decent AI to be PM. But I guess you probably need to attend to the FE station yourself if you want to do things correctly. Lately I allowed so...
by ocelot
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Smuggling plane burns down
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Smuggling plane burns down

link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-latin-america-53306151/suspected-drug-plane-bursts-into-flames-in-mexico-after-highway-landing (Note: no actual information, only a video; and the video just shows the wreckage burning. Thus, no word on whether they did died.) Curious that it seems to have b...
by ocelot
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 258
Views: 59432

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Evidently they should have done side-by-side, like the F-82.
by ocelot
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: X-Plane is Back...
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: X-Plane is Back...

Or if you don't like magenta lines, a DC-7... for which you need just a few more levers.
by ocelot
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: Avro Arrow
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Re: Avro Arrow

Another article:
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/2020 ... -a-country

Not a whole lot of real content though. Maybe somebody will build a flight model for MSFS or X-Plane...
by ocelot
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Gabriel's Pilatus Crash [i]there[/i]
Replies: 17
Views: 1446

Re: Gabriel's Pilatus Crash [i]there[/i]

This is a double post from there; however, I ALSO found this video interesting as it apparently gets into training pilots on instruments... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUFrN5NQ6vY I don't approve of the way he's teaching stable approach criteria,... the point of a stable approach is not just th...
by ocelot
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 3000 PSI straight to the brakes, internet YouTube knowlege & pontification.
Replies: 31
Views: 3212

Re: Takeoff flaps...

I boldly proclaim that these pilots used more than average flap settings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkovMr9Eet0
Also, is it just me or does that video feature a rather ... sporty ... pushback?
by ocelot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 684
Views: 78116

Re: "The female body is Not_prepared to drive a bus"

It depends if there is an opportunity to razz a fellow (or fellowette) forumite. Perhaps so. Perhaps not. (to be serious for a moment: lots of women don't understand guys' bonding behavior, so instead of treating it as a sign they're accepted they interpret it as evidence they aren't, and then thin...
by ocelot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Holy avionics, Batman!
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Holy avionics, Batman!

I thought that you were going to describe the appliances in the racks. Like "that is a server, a switch, storage unit, hyper-converged infrastructure..." None of it's off the shelf parts (or at least very little) so while it looks in general a lot like any other server room, there's not much you ca...
by ocelot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sigh...
Replies: 30
Views: 3100

Re: Sigh...

One of the worst features about this epidemic is the long delay time -- it takes around a week to get sick after becoming exposed and another week to land in the hospital if that's going to happen. Then longer still to die and get counted in statistics that mean something. (Statistics about numbers ...
by ocelot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Eastern Airlines Returns (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Eastern Airlines Returns (again)

Recently launched as an airline providing non-stop service on lesser-served routes in the Caribbean, South America, and Asia. It's website is offering tickets: https://goeasternair.com/about-us/
Well, I guess that was poorly timed.
by ocelot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: Avro Arrow
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Avro Arrow

So apparently someone did smuggle a set of Arrow blueprints out when they were all destroyed. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saved-avro-arrow-blueprints-ordered-destroyed-1.5416554 (from January) No followup in the popular press of course... but I've been wondering if anybody's found anyth...
by ocelot
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Fumes
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Fumes

The popular press is starting to notice: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-51633897

pity they didn't cite avh though.
by ocelot
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Aviation typists, February 2020.
Replies: 28
Views: 2904

Re: Who can or can't comment on MCAS to the NYT

According to my reading of the avh summary, the Lion Air report says that it is required as a stick pusher as well as being a training substitute. I haven't had time to read the report for real yet myself though, so I might have misunderstood. According to Mentour Pilot (for what it is worth) it is...
by ocelot
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 684
Views: 78116

Re: "The female body is Not_prepared to drive a bus"

There is more I could say, but...
...but you shouldn't, yes.
by ocelot
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: What the...
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: What the...

Very odd, since normally planes this size aren't allowed at KBED. Or at least, that's how it used to be, lots of rich whiners live nearby.
by ocelot
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Aviation typists, February 2020.
Replies: 28
Views: 2904

Re: Who can or can't comment on MCAS to the NYT

And, I believe there is still one big looming question- Is MCAS mostly NICE TO HAVE , makes it feel the same, so there's no special training, or NEED TO HAVE , because without it, someone's probably gonna stall spin crash burn and did died. According to my reading of the avh summary, the Lion Air r...
by ocelot
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 777X: now with improved ventilation!
Replies: 14
Views: 2000

Re: 777X: now with improved ventilation!

The structure failed at 148% the design load. The requirement is 150%, so the plane did not pass the test. However, it was an engineering success that they got so close to what the engineering model predicted. Was it? I doubt the model predicted failure at 149%, or they wouldn't have run the test. ...
by ocelot
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: How to empty & board an aircraft.
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: How to empty & board an aircraft.

Yes, but AA apparently does it on purpose. Not just because the first half of their boarding groups are premier members of various degrees of blue blood, either -- the boarding groups for us peons are also apparently divided this way on purpose.
by ocelot
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 56
Views: 9817

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

There was a magazine article making the rounds on the internets about a month ago to this effect. Unfortunately, in its zeal to rip Boeing management a new one it sacrificed some measure of technical accuracy. Interesting read nonetheless, perhaps.

if you can't find it I can try to dig up a link...
by ocelot
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Effect of speed and altitude? on stall AoA
Replies: 17
Views: 2139

Re: Effect of speed and altitude? on stall AoA

Moreover, the ideal gas law is based on the approximation that a gas is made up of individual non-interacting particles. If you relax that assumption, it doesn't work.
by ocelot
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How about we go around?
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: How about we go around?

"Go around."
"No."
"Go around."
"No."
*prang*
It seems to be catching.
https://avherald.com/h?article=4c37ee9e&opt=0

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