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    Re: Crashes in the News - Thread

    I'm told (again, unconfirmed) that the MCAS uses only one of the two AoA sensors on the airplane on any given flight. There's no redundancy because it's not considered a critical safety-of-flight...
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    Re: Crashes in the News - Thread

    My understanding (unconfirmed, from another part of the Internet) is that the airlines wanted the MAX 8 to use the same training syllabus as the rest of their 737 fleets, as a cost-saving measure....
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    Re: Crashes in the News - Thread

    Yeah, I really think they're not. Because they're not. It's a dream, but not a reality yet.
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    Re: Was there a major HBA update yesterday?

    We have been informed that ads are now being served to non-members. If you're logged in, you should never see them.
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    Re: Crashes in the News - Thread

    The "data which shows similarities between the Ethiopian flight and the Lion Air flight" is supposedly from "satellite tracking." Which I think, unless someone can tell me otherwise, is another...
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    Re: Crashes in the News - Thread

    via satellite?
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    Mode 3 isn't transmitted via satellite, is it?
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    I'd love to know what "satellite tracking data", available to civilians, has the spacial resolution to determine that the vertical excursions of the Ethiopian crash were "similar" to that of the Lion...
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    Re: Crashes in the News - Thread

    If you think the idea of buttressing 320 NEO sales isn't going to influence the "extreme thoroughness" and length of the EU analysis, I have a bridge to sell you. Barely used!

    Days? Count on weeks.
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    Re: Crashes in the News - Thread

    Good, because they're going to be coming down eventually, regardless of orders. We haven't left one up there yet! :gig:
  11. Thread: 737 grounded???

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    Re: 737 grounded???

    Take a wander over to the "Crashes in the News" thread. It's being discussed there.
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    Re: High Temp Resin Recommendations

    I don't have answers to your questions or the OP's, but it seems to me that the critical condition is on the ground, right after shut-down. Everything is still very hot, and there's no cooling...
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    Re: Tube and Fabric on a tie down?

    Get on the waiting list for a hangar. Buy your airplane. Three years isn't going to kill a properly-done covering job, unless you get big hail. A cover of any kind will help preserve the covering the...
  14. Re: Question (from a noob non-pilot): What's up with all the ...

    Exactly. Sorry, I put the link in my earlier reply, but sometimes links aren't as visible here as they might be. That's the one.
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    Re: Crashes in the News - Thread

    They have. The Lion Air 737 had had multiple squawks of multiple systems problems, including in-flight pitch excursions, prior to the accident flight. It was reported this morning that the review of...
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    Re: Replica home builts

    And as "fun" to fly as the original, no doubt. I break a sweat just thinking about it. A lot of older airplanes flew in ways we'd very much consider "marginal" today. Caution is warranted in picking...
  17. Re: "Micromaster"-- Centerline twin using small industrial engines

    Nope. The lift acts through the CG, and gravity, by definition, acts through the CG. The forces both act on the same point, so there's no couple to create a torque around any axis.
  18. Re: "Micromaster"-- Centerline twin using small industrial engines

    You mean like every Piper since the Cub and Pacer series, Mooney's, Beechcraft, and high-end Cessnas? Any low-wing airplane ever? :gig:

    "Pendulum effect" doesn't enhance pitch stability. Even...
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    Re: Was there a major HBA update yesterday?

    As much as I'd like to take credit, it wasn't my doing. My understanding from site admin is that there was an update to the system yesterday, and that during period immediately after the update, the...
  20. Re: The "Beast One": What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

    I don't mind high goals and claims, but we really do need more information before anyone can judge the credibility of this project. Hopefully that will be forthcoming soon.

    Scheny, would you mind...
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    Re: Crashes in the News - Thread

    Exactly. I'm getting frustrated with the entirely hyperbolic responses to this accident, as various parties and governments make "good use of a disaster" to further whichever agenda they happen to be...
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    That's a fun one! Still, Vigilant1 has been pretty clear about what he's wanting to discuss here. Let's stick a little closer to that topic, since he's asked us to do so.
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    Re: Crashes in the News - Thread

    I'll note that they're not in this case.
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    Re: Was there a major HBA update yesterday?

    >sigh< It's possible it's us. I'm checking on it.
  25. Re: Question (from a noob non-pilot): What's up with all the ...

    I have both the Thomas and Panjo books. As Boku said, the Thomas book is an excellent discussion of the peculiarities of sailplane design. It's heavy on theory and becoming a little dated, but still...
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