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by estorilm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 67
Views: 8322

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

I wasn't convinced it was 100% real - even with the perfect dust flow from the wake vortex, but the way the vapes form off the chines of the F-18 the second he loads it up and pulls kinda push me over the edge into convincing territory. Oh, I am pretty sure it is real. No need to fake as they have ...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 67
Views: 8322

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

The desert sequence looks good. Reminds me of this: https://youtu.be/SEzrWnMQ040 They do show the airspeed indicating 600 knots. That might be a little too fast for a high G pull up, you'd have to ask those Navy pilots you know. Actually I watched a video from the Fighter Pilot Podcast this morning...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 67
Views: 8322

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Cant wait for this. Items to note - 1 - Maverick's own P-51 makes an appearance. 2 - there is a Tomcat after all, right in the end of the trailer. 3 - its mostly filmed and not CGI according to reports I've read so the flying sequences should be incredible 4 - Mav has a high altitude flight suit an...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 67
Views: 8322

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Cant wait for this. Items to note - 1 - Maverick's own P-51 makes an appearance. 2 - there is a Tomcat after all, right in the end of the trailer. 3 - its mostly filmed and not CGI according to reports I've read so the flying sequences should be incredible 4 - Mav has a high altitude flight suit an...

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by estorilm
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 728
Views: 69105

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Could have saved a fortune with all of them being STOVL as a single program, but those damn sailors want their tail hooks. That was never an option - the capabilities of a STOVL-only F-35 would be rather unimpressive (as an entire program). When people cite performance statistics, load-out, range, ...

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by estorilm
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 85
Views: 22382

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

As I, a fool I know, understand it - as the A320 is a FBW aeroplane the all fixes are software related and part of the core flight envelope programming. The MAX however required additional and new flight control software to become initially certifiable. A big difference. You nailed it on the head. ...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12971

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

Surprised this took so long - should be a slam-dunk, especially based on what Boeing has publicly stated since the fallout began (which essentially amounts to an admission of guilt for many of the bullet-points listed in the suit). Pretty sure they've already set aside funds for legal action like th...

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by estorilm
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 728
Views: 69105

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Could have saved a fortune with all of them being STOVL as a single program, but those damn sailors want their tail hooks. That was never an option - the capabilities of a STOVL-only F-35 would be rather unimpressive (as an entire program). When people cite performance statistics, load-out, range, ...

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by estorilm
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4685

Re: US Drone Shot Down

They are 8,000 miles away and haven't invaded anyone for the last couple hundred years anyway. Technically you are correct. As a country they did not invade the US. However as the Revolutionary Guard, one of the current entity in power, they did invade "US soil" in 1979. They also support...

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by estorilm
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Record Breaker
Replies: 59
Views: 7420

Re: GE9X Record Breaker

mickrussom wrote:
Farsight wrote:
The GE9X could produce more power than the 115B (its a larger fan diameter GE-115B is 128 inches, the GE9X is 132 in).

Don't forget the numerous increases in fan diameter; the current / final design of the 9X as it sits is 134" not 132".

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by estorilm
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4685

Re: US Drone Shot Down

I just want to know how the HELL we let this thing fall into enemy hands. I can't even imagine the goldmine of technology they'll get, especially if any of the optics and cameras are even remotely intact. Sigh. Why do you consider Iran our enemy? They are 8,000 miles away and haven't invaded anyone...

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4685

Re: US Drone Shot Down

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by estorilm
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1125
Views: 121693

Re: F-35 news thread

This could be a reason the F-`15EX is being bought. If the F135 engine is seriously late for prior year production can they up their deliveries, probably not. Must be frustrating that P&W cannot deliver the engines on time. They have had enough notice of increasing production that this shouldn'...

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by estorilm
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 120
Views: 21517

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Just my $ .02 - in general I'm a little surprised to hear this given the still-recent news that the SU-57 would continue only as a limited / testing project till further notice. You make some good points. As for my username, let's just say I made it as a half joke a long time ago in a galaxy far fa...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45387

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Where's that GIF of the "change my mind" sign dude? WHY on earth would Boeing invest in this (relatively speaking) limited market when they ABSOLUTELY NEED A 737 REPLACEMENT?! If they're going to pull the trigger on something, it should (and likely will, IMHO) be that. Aircraft like the LR...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45387

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Airbus says the A321XLR will enter service 2023. Boeing is targeting 2025 (despite what the skeptics say). This isn’t a winner take all market. They can coexist. Airbus is getting a head start, while Boeing continues developing prelaunch. There isn't a chance in the entire universe that Boeing gets...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52859

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

American Airlines really need to place an order for A321XLR to push Boeing to finally launch 797. AA, please do it. Uhm, the opposite would be true. Why would an airline buying a competing product (aka potential frames for Boeing at one point) HELP the business case for the 797? It only further bur...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39395

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

Proof that the 757 is a tank!!! Those things can take a beating. They dont make them like that anymore. :( Glad everyone will be okay. I heard a few main wheels blew too. Anyone have any info on that? How is that proof of anything? I mean I have no reason to doubt that it's built well - but none of...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45387

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Just to explain further. If Boeing launches the NMA and thus commits it's resources to it, Airbus can immediately initiate a whole list of things to put the 737 in a lot more trouble still: - Increase A320 production further - Increase A220 production further - Launch an A322 based on the XLR desig...

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by estorilm
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45387

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

There is great demand for an aircraft such as the -XLR. The most evident one is Transatlantic, where the 757 is still used and a replacement is overdue. But there is also Europe to the Middle East and Africa, intra-Asia, and North-South America. There are other thin and small markets out there and ...

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by estorilm
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 728
Views: 69105

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Are there aging C/D models out there that should be replaced ASAP as our principal (numerically-speaking) front-line air superiority fighter around the country (and indeed, the world)? Sure.. Not really ASAP. They have seven or eight years left in them before they age out so to speak. No hurry. Ano...

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by estorilm
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 728
Views: 69105

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I'm so split on this thing I haven't found the energy to quantify anything with a post since they announced the go-ahead for the program. Either way you slice it, I feel like it's still a hand-out for Boeing who had been struggling to secure contracts lately. Are there aging C/D models out there tha...

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by estorilm
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 120
Views: 21517

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Let's take a look at the finer details in this picture and then tell me what tolerances and finish are required again... I see plenty of random colored panels, rivets, gaps, and etc https://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Air-Force/Lockheed-Martin-F-22A-Raptor/4947083/L?qsp=eJwtjUEOwjAMBL%2BCfIYDReLQG3...

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by estorilm
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 44845

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Have there been any other instances of dramatic uncommanded side-stick actuations previously? Considering the time frame (late 80's) till now, with the number of aircraft out there.. this seems crazy to me. Likewise, if it was completely uncommanded, I suppose they just got REALLY LUCKY that the ele...

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by estorilm
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: V-280 Valor flies for the first time
Replies: 89
Views: 19883

Re: V-280 Valor flies for the first time

The V280 is basically a (modern/carbon) helicopter frame, with a set of stubby wings and a hybrid rotor system from the two turbines that is almost a turboprop but less efficient for horizontal flight. The point is, it’s a lot more draggy especially over about 100 knots than a Saab 2000 is, and it’...

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by estorilm
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713985

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Is there not a way of removing MCAS altogether then? By simply adding ballast and moving the CoG to where it should be, so it behaves like an NG. MCAS is now known publicly as a stall-protection system, that does not work. No amount of PR spin from Boeing will ever change that. Remove it completely...

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by estorilm
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 110
Views: 16089

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

The UK seems to be doing all the right things to get industry involved although no involvement yet with foreign companies and countries. UK holds Team Tempest industry day The UK government has drawn together representatives from the across the nation's defence aerospace industry to engage on the T...

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by estorilm
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 728
Views: 69105

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The fixed air intakes of the F-35 will limit top speed. They have to be tuned for a speed range and at a certain speed they would provide a hard limit. The F-15's variable intakes will allow it to fly much faster. Not really - the aircraft was rated for a specific speed range which (in most profile...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 728
Views: 69105

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Or, more specifically, can the F-35 cleanly separate a large missile from its weapons bay at supersonic speeds? The F-35 does fine going supersonic while clean, but, start making it dirty with under-wing stores and it starts to shed the advantages it has over older frames with respect to speed at c...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14352

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

What about the A320Neo? Certified as a derivative? Granted, less change was required on A32x to add a larger engine, which goes back to the question of, has Boeing taken the 737 as far as it can go? A clean sheet design probably wouldn't have needed supplementary control systems to push the nose do...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713985

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Truthfully, had Boeing advised to the airlines this stabilty augmentation and MCAS system was the best thing since sliced cheese, would it had prompted more Boeing sales. Or did Boeing internally see this as a liability that did not enhance the sales of the MAX? A little detailed leg work may need ...

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by estorilm
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The issue isn't MCAS, it is the terrible implementation with no safeguards in the event of erroneous sensor inputs. The autopilot will disengage in that situation. It appears MCAS thinks the plane is stalling and human is not able to handle, so let me help the poor human by trimming nose down for 1...

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by estorilm
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MCAS is not the cause, but it gave the final blow Nah - in air crash event sequencing, it's well known that you can remove a single link from the "chain" and prevent the accident. It's the job of manufacturers, regulatory and certification bodies to remove as many "links" as pos...

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by estorilm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Which other systems are disabled if the crew toggled the cutoff switch as per the procedure to disable MCAS? All automatic pitch trim functions stop and the pilots would have to manually trim the aircraft - something they are trained to handle. What about the Speed Trim System? Could it be that dis...

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by estorilm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15153

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

Is there any silver lining for Boeing? As a Boeing fan it hurts to see that some airlines might cancel their orders especially after how well they did last year Their backlog is so massive, it likely doesn't matter - they've basically got years to figure something out. Public perception and Boeing'...

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by estorilm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Which other systems are disabled if the crew toggled the cutoff switch as per the procedure to disable MCAS? All automatic pitch trim functions stop and the pilots would have to manually trim the aircraft - something they are trained to handle. Yup, but they are not trained (nor does anyone know) w...

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by estorilm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

APA is saying US MAXes have dual, independent AoA vanes, one on each side of the nose just like the Lion Air jets. These vanes are compared to each other and if they don’t compare equally the AoA Disagree message There is no redundancy with 2 vanes. The only information you get is that they disagre...

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by estorilm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713985

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

We don't have to ponder any longer whether Boeing will launch 797. That will happen because of this debacle. Not really - the designs, specs, capacities, ranges, etc they're figuring out for that aircraft (err family) are for a different market. Although, I've been saying all along that they should...

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by estorilm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713985

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I too agree that Trump's decision was a great thing for Boeing and the FAA, who perhaps (a bit prematurely) basically held the stance that they wouldn't ground the aircraft. This kind gives them a way out - as someone else said, if something was seen or noticed subsequently, it would be tough for th...

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by estorilm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I kinda agree with sending this to the UK. Normally it wouldn't matter, but with this being a brand new aircraft which was recently certified by the FAA (granted, also EASA) there's clearly something to hide if there's even the slightest connection between these two crashes. For me, that includes an...

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by estorilm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

In the second YouTube video posted just above (witness accounts), the gentleman is quoted as saying that “the nose went up” and then “the plane went side to side” before the “nose went down” and “tail went up”. Without trying to speculate too much, and smoke notwithstanding: does anyone else feel t...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Airspeed issues could also result in control issues at low speed? And would like to see what is found by unreliable airspeed. There can be an interpretation on that. Was it reading unreliably or was there an engine problem and they were not able to reliably maintain or build airspeed? This has been...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

A big difference in this crash is that the Lion Air plane was apparently not airworthy, it had major issues on its earlier flight and should not have been sent on this suicide mission. Of course it would be good to see a CVR transcript and anyone can now tell that it is being held from the public a...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713985

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Agreed. There are no facts yet from either crash to put the blame on Boeing. People just want to see Boeing hurt. That's absolutely not true, not even close. There are a number of variables and factors at play, but we've seen the MCAS input graphs from Lion Air. Regardless of something possibly bei...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713985

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Agreed. There are no facts yet from either crash to put the blame on Boeing. People just want to see Boeing hurt. That's absolutely not true, not even close. There are a number of variables and factors at play, but we've seen the MCAS input graphs from Lion Air. Regardless of something possibly bei...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Yeah - I mean I'm not too worried about the aircraft itself, I just REALLY REALLY wish I knew exactly what the thing does in situations where they decided MCAS was required. I'm way more curious about that lately than I am about the MCAS system being at fault. It would be nice to know how the aircr...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It wasn't just "required by FAA rules" - it was required because the aircraft was inherently (or dangerously) unstable vs. NG in power-on stall or pre-stall situations. Also, that's NO BUENO in my book (and regardless of MCAS, could have been a contributing factor to this crash). I think ...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per Boeing's press release this morning, regarding a software update to MCAS in the near future... [i]"...The enhanced flight control law incorporates angle of attack (AOA) inputs, limits stabilizer trim commands in response to an erroneous angle of attack reading, and provides a limit to the ...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per Boeing's press release this morning, regarding a software update to MCAS in the near future... "...The enhanced flight control law incorporates angle of attack (AOA) inputs, limits stabilizer trim commands in response to an erroneous angle of attack reading, and provides a limit to the sta...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716569

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I'm with you. Boeing's statement from this morning (and by extent the FAA's yesterday) makes my blood boil. Average Joe flyer will of course read these statements and think "Oh good - the authorities are doing something - we are so glad and lucky to have these bodies that oversee!" - but ...

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