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by wingz
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755683

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The procedure is to turn off BOTH switches. It also says to use control column trim switches to relieve control forces before turning trim switches off if need be. Agreed, but this is the ideal handling of the problem. There has been a lot of talk about flight manual changes - was this procedure in...

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by wingz
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755683

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Or you could use that handy electric trim switch that's right under your thumb on the control column you're pulling so hard on to return the aircraft to a normal trim state before you disable electric trim. As has been pointed out numerous times the pilot ALWAYS has authority over MCAS inputs using...

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by wingz
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 41
Replies: 251
Views: 53560

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 41

If we assume pilot, or autopilot heading, input stops, then from replies earlier in this thread it seems clear we fall back on the FBW to maintain directional stability. In particular it looks like it will maintain a bank angle. That bank angle may be very small indeed, resulting in a flightpath com...

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by wingz
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 34
Replies: 266
Views: 67320

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 34

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rcair1" class="quote" target="_blank">rcair1</a> (<a href="#186" class="quote">Reply 186</a>):<br/><i>"Flight 370’s Flight Management System rep...

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by wingz
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 29
Replies: 262
Views: 77192

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 29

Going back a bit here. I know we're no longer talking about the eye witness sighting of the burning aircraft by the oil rig worker (see esp post 22 in part 17). I have not been able to follow all the posts especially since then, but has there been any particular dismissal of his evidence? It did see...

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by wingz
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 25
Replies: 309
Views: 68163

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 25

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tomlee" class="quote" target="_blank">tomlee</a> (<a href="#70" class="quote">Reply 70</a>):<br/><i>The ACARS controller is a separate box from ...

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by wingz
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 9
Replies: 265
Views: 85000

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 9

What about the possibility of a fuel tank explosion, as happened to TWA800. As I understand it the FAA has mandated inerting systems on new aircraft, but the retrofitting of these on in service aircraft is not yet complete. Anyone got more precise information on this? Do we know if this particular 7...

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