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by ocelot
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Otto
Replies: 3
Views: 119

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: 160

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: 105

Re: TU-154 down.

by ocelot
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flaps and Drag
Replies: 6
Views: 232

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: 145

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: 289

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: 145

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: 439

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: 169

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: 53569

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: 734

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: 53569

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: 361

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: 204

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: 734

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: 36
Views: 803

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: 66
Views: 1699

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: 483

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 ...
by ocelot
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 53569

Re: Railroad Thread

Unrelatedly, any thoughts on the wreck in Italy a couple weeks back? I admit my first thought was "do they still really not know how to work block signals after nearly 150 years?"
by ocelot
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: YouTube Discussion Fodder
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: YouTube Discussion Fodder

This one is GOOD and addresses multiple issues ! no, it's really not. It's obviously staged/scripted -- the things she has trouble with vs. the things she doesn't don't fit any reasonable beginner profile. She finds obscure switches instantly, and then can't read the PFD... -Can a woman fly an airp...
by ocelot
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...
Replies: 44
Views: 5774

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

Now Boeing's talking about shutting down production... doubtless just talk, all of this is public posturing, but still, a little worrisome.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/boeing- ... -1.3698681
by ocelot
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 757 troubles. the latest news
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: 757 troubles. the latest news

An article on http://www.internet.com echoing the trend at JetPictures to arm-chair-second-guess Boeing's decision to mothball the younger high-clearance-gimme-a-fat-high-bypass-turbofan-version-semi-hershy-bar-wing of the 707 for stubbier (but not as stubby as it used to be), 'older' 737 (with eve...
by ocelot
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Steep Takeoff Pull Up- Stall-Spin-Crash-Burn FOFFIENESS
Replies: 12
Views: 361

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

Well, after I got MSFS and learned what happens in a SEL when you pull up relentlessly, the idea stopped bothering me. I think this was less because I thought it would or wouldn't happen and more because I thought I would know if it started to happen. Something like that. It's curious how these thin...
by ocelot
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

So the first deliveries have been taken and the first revenue flights made...

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