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by ocelot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Stabilized approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 353

Re: Stabilized approaches

don't worry, we are going to use differential thrust to deal with crosswind landings and avoid digging a blade into the concrete. So... how does differential thrust keep you from drifting sideways? (also with all the boasting in the video about magic flight control stuff, I worry what happens on re...
by ocelot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A320 NEO CG
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: A320 NEO CG

Imagine if software updates had been available in the era of the Comet...
I think you'd be pretty much guaranteed a fiery death.
by ocelot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: CAP
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: CAP

Modern strong, independent women care nothing about such archaic, patriarchal notions.
If only it were that easy...
by ocelot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Flying a 737 single engine for 2:20 hours
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Flying a 737 single engine for 2:20 hours

At least he appears to now be former. But, also, not former enough...
by ocelot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Ottawa bus wreck
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Ottawa bus wreck

Some followup: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottwa/ai ... -1.5257282
38 criminal charges laid, not much real info.
by ocelot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 69966

Re: Railroad Thread

Since when does Union Pacific have passenger rolling stock...? :mrgreen:
by ocelot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: CAP
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: CAP

Maybe, maybe not. Society trains women to care about their appearance, so one thinks about it differently. It can be a sign of identifying with the role and taking it seriously, for example. (Arguably society also trains women to care less, or perhaps men to care more, about symbols and regalia and ...
by ocelot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How about we go around?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

How about we go around?

"Go around."
"No."
"Go around."
"No."
*prang*

Beyond belief. Fortunately, they didn't died, but they were very lucky.

https://avherald.com/h?article=4bc70caa&opt=0
by ocelot
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 42
Views: 2362

Re: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?

"That's what I was trying to get at, but I screwed up"?
by ocelot
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down
Replies: 32
Views: 1679

Re: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down

A few comments: -What caused the bad, bouncy landing (and will Evan determine that the crew used improvisation, and botched clear, easy procedures to land safety)? Still not clear. I think it is quite clear at least in a big part: Not disagreeing; but there's still a variety of things we don't know...
by ocelot
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Evan more cockpit wrestlemania
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Evan more cockpit wrestlemania

None of that matters. It was a gross pilot error, and that's all there is to it.
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"Lav sinks on 737 Max are too small"
All becomes clear - on the Max gross pilot errors cannot be done in the lav, so they happen in the cockpit instead...
by ocelot
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?
Replies: 27
Views: 1506

Re: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?

It's a lot cheaper to tweak an electromechanicalhydrograviticelastopitot thing than add some lines of code, though... While I tend to agree with that in general, introducing LOGIC (of the IF ==> THEN type) into an electormechanicalhydraulicgravityspringpitotptressure analog thing (especially an alr...
by ocelot
Mon May 20, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 42
Views: 2362

Re: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?

Enough is enough. Time to call the experts.

https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/kitefor.html

Oh, they say the same I said!
You realize that my prior post was saying "yes, you're right, I was wrong", right?
by ocelot
Mon May 20, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down
Replies: 32
Views: 1679

Re: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down

Tough deal and several independent questions: There are now some answers: -What happened to initiate things? Apparently, a lightning strike. -What caused the bad, bouncy landing (and will Evan determine that the crew used improvisation, and botched clear, easy procedures to land safety)? Still not ...
by ocelot
Mon May 20, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 737 Over Run, FLA 5/2019
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: 737 Over Run, FLA 5/2019

Watched a little of today's NTSB press conference. Apparently they didn't have the full runway to use, as the navy had a wire across the runway about 1200 feet in to catch carrier based aircraft in case they couldn't return to the carrier. They still had 7800ish feet, so should have been plenty. Wo...
by ocelot
Mon May 20, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?
Replies: 27
Views: 1506

Re: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?

So I have a stupid question... if the purpose of the thing is to adjust the elevator feel for type commonality, why attach it to the trim and not to, say, the elevator feel system? I do't know. I don't know the design of the artificial feel in the 737. I suspect that it is similar in the MAX as it ...
by ocelot
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 42
Views: 2362

Re: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?

What that chart doesn't show (but this other one does) is that, while the lift at 45 degrees is comparable to the peak pre-stall lift, the drag is some 100 times higher than that a normal flight regimes, and bigger than the lift itself, giving an L/D ratio (i.e. glide ratio) of less than 1:1, not m...
by ocelot
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A business proposition to ADInfo.com
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: A business proposition to ADInfo.com

Ocelot- Flight attendant (sorry, I had to be grossly non PC for a moment.) Never mind, you can be a Captain along with flyboy. Since obviously nobody else around here knows how to run a business, I think the title you're looking for is "boss". :mrgreen: (I know you were trying to be funny so I'm no...
by ocelot
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: No one died
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: No one died

Unfortunately, I do feel a little cockieness as he wanders all over the sky (like I did during my instrument training). I question whether that video is really synced to the audio correctly (or alternatively, whether the position data it reflects is accurate) -- there are several points where it do...
by ocelot
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?
Replies: 27
Views: 1506

Re: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?

So I have a stupid question... if the purpose of the thing is to adjust the elevator feel for type commonality, why attach it to the trim and not to, say, the elevator feel system?
by ocelot
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Certified Carbon Free Sugar
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Certified Carbon Free Sugar

Growing sugarcane and feeding the sugar to humans to make them fatter is in fact a sequestration process for atmospheric carbon dioxide... just not a very efficient one.
by ocelot
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Brazil's ATC troubles, the latest news
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Brazil's ATC troubles, the latest news

Broken regulatory framework results in widespread filing of false flight plans, with predictable consequences.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-47585703
by ocelot
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 69966

Re: Railroad Thread

Hong Kong tries out a new signalling system for the subway: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-47607676

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