bobcat
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What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Sun Feb 17, 2002 1:36 pm

http://www.fsaviation.com/video/fraapp2001.zip

That was a very cool video of a LH A340
landing at FRA.(shot from jump seat)

What does it mean when the computer
says "retard, retard, retard" just a few
feet before touching down?

Thanks!
 
serge
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Sun Feb 17, 2002 1:37 pm

decrease the throtte  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
"retard the throttle"

...Serge
 
serge
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Sun Feb 17, 2002 1:39 pm

...or it could be an insult  Big grin

take your pick!

...Serge
 
777-200
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Sun Feb 17, 2002 1:40 pm

If the Pilot makes a bad landing the Aircraft Calls Him or her a Retard (J/K) Big grin
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ILS
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Sun Feb 17, 2002 1:42 pm

It means to slow down or retard the throtles (to idle)?
 
AA717driver
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Sun Feb 17, 2002 1:44 pm

It's for those China Air 200 hour pilots...TC
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ILS
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Sun Feb 17, 2002 1:49 pm

Awesome video clip!
 
YWG
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Sun Feb 17, 2002 2:04 pm

"Retard" in french also means slow or to be late. Should have heard my french class when that was explained  Big grin
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jgore
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Sun Feb 17, 2002 2:28 pm

Maybe the computer says "Retard, not even thing about going arround"  Smile  Smile  Smile

ehheheheh byes!
 
racko
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Sun Feb 17, 2002 9:05 pm

Hehe, and short before the AF A320 crashed into that forest, the computer shouted "...100...50...40...30...20..IDIOT IDIOT...10...boom!"  Smile

That's the style airbus teaches the pilots to learn flying  Big grin
 
lmml 14/32
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Sun Feb 17, 2002 9:26 pm

But seriously, when the pilot is doing a manual landing with autothrust engaged the "retard" callout comes in the flare. The autothrust interprets the flare as a level off and unless the pilot retards the throttles to idle the plane will simply level off and fly down the runway at 10ft.
I hope this is clear enough.
 
VgnAtl747
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 12:15 am

Retard means to slow. Look it up in a dictionary.
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bobcat
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 12:57 am

My question is why would they program
the computer to use that word?  Big grin

 
XFSUgimpLB41X
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 1:36 am

Retard means to pull the thrust levers back to idle.
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RoyalDutch
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:03 am

No you Retard!!! This Is a TAXIWAY!  Big thumbs up
 
bobcat
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:16 am

assuming you're referring to CI A340's
little incident at ANC...

Sorry, the computer wouldn't say that...
Airbus has specially fitted a "skip
message" switch for CI pilots. The
dual-purpose switch also changes the
color of the lights on the taxiway and
turn it into runway lights!  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin
Personally, I think they should install
panic buttons for every passenger...
(and the flight controller who has to
watch them take off)
 
lmml 14/32
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 3:47 am

I beleive the annunciator panel word on the B737 is "Retard" too. So that word is now aviation jargon.
 
RoyalDutch
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 3:54 am

Bobcat...LOL! Big grin Ya..I was refering to that incident!
 
SafeFlyer
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 4:39 am

I just downloaded the video, but it seems that my computer does not want to open it. Can anyone help me?
Thanks, SafeFlyer.
 
andrej
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 6:44 am

SafeFlyer,

maybe your system did not downloaded the entire file. Try to download it again, maybe this helps.

And for anybody else, go to www.a340.net there are more cool videos of A340!

Cheers,

Andrej Lippay  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
mika
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RE: What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 6:48 am

I just checked out all the videos at a340.net. The A340 actually seems like a sweet piece of machinery, before i saw the cockit videos i didn't like it very much. Airbus v Boeing 1-1 for me now. Used to be 0-1.  Big thumbs up

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