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by ocelot
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: How high is four-one-oh?
Replies: 0
Views: 21

How high is four-one-oh?

This visualization was for something else, but it works nicely:
https://s.w-x.co/wu/larsen-b-vs-sf_0.jpg

(from here: https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/delaw ... en-c-shelf)

Note that 8 miles is actually 42240 feet, but that's close enough.
by ocelot
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Tail-dragger sign off.
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Tail-dragger sign off.

There are stick and rudder pilots... and there are wreck and stutter pilots. :mrgreen:
by ocelot
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Was it Dummy or V-Nav who said go-arounds are not to be taken lightly?
Replies: 12
Views: 117

Re: Was it Dummy or V-Nav who said go-arounds are not to be taken lightly?

I don't think there was a stall there either, FWIW. The plane was neither slow nor nose-high (particularly compared to the wallow right after the go-around) ... and with stalls generally there's a specific point where the flow detaches and that gives a specific point you can identify in the a/c's mo...
by ocelot
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ooh... "Mr. Procedures" isn't going to like this!
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Ooh... "Mr. Procedures" isn't going to like this!

The part I found "interesting" was that they spent five hours flying it all over the central US before landing... :shock:
by ocelot
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A 330 Shaking Like Washing Machine
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: A 330 Shaking Like Washing Machine

I had a lightning strike once... or I think I did. Flying out of YWG in July, from the crappy tiny windows in the departure lounge they had at the time we could see a thunderstorm coming, the way you can on the Plains. We departed barely ahead of it and most of the flight (south-southeast to ORD) wa...
by ocelot
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A Hugely Important Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 756

Re: A Hugely Important Announcement

Woops, I almost missed this. Congratulations! :clap:
by ocelot
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 441
Views: 14281

Re: Office 365

Just so you know the context- this was a largely sarcastic post referring to a different discussion forum where a member believes there should be significant government oversight and regulation regarding airline reservation systems . Oy. No, I didn't, I haven't bothered looking at that other forum ...
by ocelot
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed titanium crackerboxes
Replies: 7
Views: 247

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: 3
Views: 126

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: 10003

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: 441
Views: 14281

Re: Office 365

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: 247

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: 109

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: 204

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: 232

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: 152

Re: TU-154 down.

by ocelot
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flaps and Drag
Replies: 6
Views: 342

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: 217

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: 400

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 bank angle)...
by ocelot
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Moustaches, Flygirls, Espanol, and Minimal Cheap Composites
Replies: 3
Views: 217

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: 673

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: 254

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: 54409

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 switches are lined and only then th...
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: 869

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.....

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