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by ocelot
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed titanium crackerboxes
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Printed titanium crackerboxes

Here's a link; not sure if it's the one I'd seen earlier or not.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/boeing- ... -1.4065636
by ocelot
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Air Canada problems, the latest news...
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Air Canada problems, the latest news...

AC has been having quite the string of bad press lately... no one quite as bad as United's experiment with rubber hose PR, but a lot of them. Just this week they contrived a rejected takeoff and a return-to-origin... on the same flight: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/air-canada-flight-antigu...
by ocelot
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 777 Down?
Replies: 125
Views: 9563

Re: 777 Down?

In what sense? (rust, structural failure from pressure, being eaten by octopuses, ...?)
by ocelot
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 420
Views: 13016

Re: Office 365

3WE wrote:Regulatory agencies NEED to get involved with MS...

They did. Then Bush (the Younger) got elected and called it off. So it didn't accomplish much of anything.
by ocelot
Sun May 28, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed titanium crackerboxes
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Printed titanium crackerboxes

So apparently Boeing is moving to 3D printing of some/many titanium parts (instead of machining) to reduce waste. How much experience does the world really have with this process and its failure modes? It seems kind of premature to me, at least when compared to composites. I had a link somewhere but...
by ocelot
Sun May 28, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: TOTAL COMPUTER SYSTEM DISASTERS!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: TOTAL COMPUTER SYSTEM DISASTERS!!!!

if the extremely business-critical computer reservation system can have a total disaster what keeps the extremely-airplane-controlling-computer system from having total disasters? Nothing at all :mrgreen: There's been talk about power issues, but nothing specific enough to draw any conclusions from...
by ocelot
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Otto
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Otto

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/alias ... -1.3809932

Seems like a lot of pretty silly work if you ask me - a robot pilot that can flip switches?
by ocelot
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Fundamental OR Procedure?
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Fundamental OR Procedure?

Goats are minimally edible, yes.
by ocelot
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: TU-154 down.
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: TU-154 down.

by ocelot
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flaps and Drag
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Flaps and Drag

He's also ignored the effect that if you try to take off with flaps 30 you'll not accelerate as fast before rotation. I would expect this effect to outweigh any tendency to rotate earlier because of the increased lift. But, I'm not an aeroengineer at all.
by ocelot
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Moustaches, Flygirls, Espanol, and Minimal Cheap Composites
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Moustaches, Flygirls, Espanol, and Minimal Cheap Composites

I don't. And if they collectively tend to think software is going to help them, I'd probably go spare.
by ocelot
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A 1:2 Disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: A 1:2 Disaster

One should never attempt to fly faster than the speed of balsa. If you look at it one frame at a time, it seems that the pilot was using left rudder to hold the nose up while in a steep right bank, and overdid it. There's a fairly large left skid (well, "left" meaning mostly up given the b...
by ocelot
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Moustaches, Flygirls, Espanol, and Minimal Cheap Composites
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Moustaches, Flygirls, Espanol, and Minimal Cheap Composites

Every time I see something like that I think that sooner or later someone's going to have to build some new DC-3s.
by ocelot
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: Problems with new computer
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Problems with new computer

That version of msfs is a trifle newer than the hardware...

(also, is there some reason this forum is using the default phpbb theme?)
by ocelot
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: NOTAMS
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: NOTAMS

Obviously it should be NOTDOGS: Notices to the Doubtfully Grounded. Or maybe NOTDEADS: Notices to the Differently Elevatable and Aircraft Directors.
by ocelot
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 54013

Re: Railroad Thread

Regarding the train control system question, the more modern "vital" systems do look to see if the route is clear and the control operators do not "give" a train a clear signal; rather the control operator "asks" the system in the field if the route is clear, the switc...
by ocelot
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Emirates 777-300 Unsuccessful Landing at Dubai
Replies: 20
Views: 808

Re: Emirates 777-300 Unsuccessful Landing at Dubai

Reports claim all passengers descended emergency chutes within just 45 seconds of plane coming to a halt Or maybe a little longer on account of the carry-on baggage..... http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36971855 The idea of mucking about in the overhead bins when the plane's on fire just.....
by ocelot
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 54013

Re: Railroad Thread

".... human operators communicating the condition of the block to each other; both systems convey authority to enter the block to the trains without conveying any information regarding what is actually happening in the block itself, in the field, to the trains, rather than communicating the pe...
by ocelot
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Steep Takeoff Pull Up- Stall-Spin-Crash-Burn FOFFIENESS
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Steep Takeoff Pull Up- Stall-Spin-Crash-Burn FOFFIENESS

Gabriel wrote:a perfectly working stall warning that speaks plain English

That's the problem! Quest-ce qu'il dit? Il pense-que que nous sommes rosbifs?
by ocelot
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: YouTube Discussion Fodder
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: YouTube Discussion Fodder

Also, on reflection, I'd expect someone who isn't a pilot to be gawping at the dials and switches, and someone who is or who's at least a simmer to be inspecting them to figure out which are the (more) important ones. A friend of mine got to play with a (real) A310 sim the other day, but she's actua...
by ocelot
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Emirates 777-300 Unsuccessful Landing at Dubai
Replies: 20
Views: 808

Re: Emirates 777-300 Unsuccessful Landing at Dubai

Reports claim all passengers descended emergency chutes within just 45 seconds of plane coming to a halt Or maybe a little longer on account of the carry-on baggage..... http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36971855 The idea of mucking about in the overhead bins when the plane's on fire just.....
by ocelot
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Aviate... communicate... what was that other thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 990

Re: Aviate... communicate... what was that other thing?

Gabriel wrote:In general it is b) and in general it happens in good VFR conditions when the pilots are relying more in the view out the window than in the magenta line. In these conditions typically landing planes can see conflicts on the ground and departing planes can scan the final for traffic.


True...
by ocelot
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: EgyptAir Flight MS804
Replies: 67
Views: 1993

Re: EgyptAir Flight MS804

The problem is, you really can't say much about it without knowing the nature and location of the fire, and there seems to be no real information available on those topics. I suppose not, but we aren't talking about an instant fuel tank explosion, and in most things that aren't fuel (or lithium bat...
by ocelot
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Specific Braking Procedure in FCOM for A-320-236A
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Specific Braking Procedure in FCOM for A-320-236A

Close enough other than no, they don't wait for the nose gear. Myself, I'm not a real big fan of autobrakes. I would have thought that letting the brakes engage before the nose is down would tend to slam the nose down and bend the nose gear... Since this whole topic seems to refuse to die, I guess ...

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