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by Classa64
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1803

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

NIKV69 wrote:
Propane sucks. I use charcoal and mesquite wood soaked overnight in jack daniels.


You are my hero :smile:

Growing up watching my dad get out the plug in glowing red heating loop, pour the charcoal over it to get it lit and BBQ for us, I have never done it since sadly.

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by Classa64
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5230

Re: Americans and electric stoves

As a kid at the cottage we had a propane gas stove, and the Match box holder shown above. As I got older and was allowed to use it I liked it. There are no gas lines out in the sticks where I live so we have an Infrared stove top over. Rarely use the oven though, that's what the BBQ is for , its gas...

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by Classa64
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3025

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

There are 10 of us in my workplace , all in the same area. We call each other all kinds of stuff and fortunately its all taken in a very relaxed easy going manner. If a new person comes in we tone it down and respect the new person and after while most have warmed up to out loose non threatening and...

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by Classa64
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New lawn mower - two questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: New lawn mower - two questions

I would keep the second battery, Its like an battery powered drill, most people have two because after a while they don't hold a charge as well or you forget to charge one after is 80% used and then you only get 5min out of it and you have to recharge it and you don't have a second one to continue o...

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by Classa64
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 2492

Re: Shoes, feet...

One pair of black dress shoes that I have had forever and rarely ever wear, One pair of sneakers for everyday, One pair for when I am at the track in my car, but are actually a really worn out pair of sneakers not fit for wearing anywhere else. One pair of work boots for work. Heavy rubber boots Tha...

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by Classa64
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Power as Consumers
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Our Power as Consumers

Why no push for Biodegradable plastic bags, I rarely see any grocery stores with them or any place that sells stuff like that. I have reusable bags and there either recycled plastic or some synthetic stuff that does not biodegrade. Its a vicious circle... You don't want plastic then switch to Paper ...

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by Classa64
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 1713

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

Gas for me....My lawn is about 23,000 Square feet, I have a 12hp 38' Riding tractor and a 22" FWD Mower. I have slope and a hill across the front.
My sister on the other hand has a 10'x40' backyard and has a battery Mower. Its whatever your needs are.

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by Classa64
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6887

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

What are the long-term scenarios associated with unchecked climate change? Not a scenario, but the bogus Carbon tax I have to pay now seems to be a result. As usual in situations like this the worst offenders are doing little to curb there output such as China being the worst and the rest of us hav...

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by Classa64
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1576

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

That's a lot of weight up high, what happens when the building starts to sway a bit ... slosh...slosh...slosh

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by Classa64
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

Re: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?

Pulling it is the easy part, friend of mine put his tractor on a 2 axle trailer behind his 4wd GMC Safari. Its no plane mind you but...
We had no trouble getting it going to some extent, but getting it stopped was an issue, but that's another story. ;)

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by Classa64
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6170

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Race my car 3-4 times a year for fun, gets a bit expensive for tires, brakes and track fees but since its my only Hobie per say It does me just right. Great for stress. I guess my other hobie is just driving for pleasure, its the one thing I truly enjoy.

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by Classa64
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6566

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

Loved 7 a lot and worked so well. Got the free upgrade to 10, transition for me was easy and no real issues other than trying to run older PC games ( really old ones ) there are workarounds but 7 had no issues. I do have to say there apps don't work very well but I only tried a few.

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by Classa64
Wed May 22, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1803

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

He had one hell of a good run for what he's been through. He will be missed. R.I.P

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by Classa64
Wed May 22, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion
Replies: 18
Views: 2107

Re: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion

I watched it every single week up till about the 6th season, for me it stopped being funny. I would though watch an episode here and there and up till the last one new what was going on, and i had planned a while ago to not miss the last episode. Months ago I said that on the last show they would fi...

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by Classa64
Sat May 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10052

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

I think the captain in the Sim summed it up best: "These are unintended consequences of an I'll thought out add on that was necessary" C That was Captain Chris Brady, a top bloke, and very knowledgable on the subject. Refer to his article https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/737-max-mcas-chris-...

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by Classa64
Sat May 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10052

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Watched it, not a fan of the dramatics or the music but that's what grabs some peoples attention. Facts all seem to be there from all the things I have read. I can see it back in the air, yea it will take awhile, but maybe this was the catalyst to bring all parties involved together to realize what ...

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by Classa64
Sat May 04, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for advice on dealing with Catty coworker
Replies: 39
Views: 1569

Re: Looking for advice on dealing with Catty coworker

Keep it all documented, as stated above a few times, when she comes at you just stay cool and report her. If she gets fired its all on her. You just want to work it seems and she is the one stirring it up, everyone probably sees it to. No one needs to be harassed at work but it happens and going thr...

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by Classa64
Sat May 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It also doesn't change the fact that both flights should have been able to land if the pilots had taken some relatively simple actions. [/quote] Which goes for every plane that has gone down right? Its an all around sad and complex situation, none of us were in the front seats when it all went side...

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by Classa64
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714240

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Curious question. So after all this is said and done, the planes are allowed back in the air after whatever fix is done and approved by everyone. How long and how involved will it be to get them all back up and ready for flight? Sitting around cant be good for them, will they all need a certain chec...

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by Classa64
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 92
Views: 8379

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

Never understood why they name airports after people. I grew up 10min from Lester B Pearson Airport (YYZ) and Now I live 10min from Jack garland Airport( YYB ). Anyone I have ever talked to about airports or where i am flying to its always been the city its in. Reason is If I say I am flying from Ja...

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by Classa64
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu shot, cold shot?
Replies: 60
Views: 4676

Re: Flu shot, cold shot?

Cadet985 wrote:
He was given one pill. Never found out what the pill was or what was in it, but his symptoms were gone within hours.



Placebo effect ?

Not discounting anything you say, was just the first thing that came to mind.
He must have had some great experiences working on that project.
C.

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by Classa64
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just lost a friend - Never hike alone, never leave a hiker alone
Replies: 25
Views: 1576

Re: Just lost a friend - Never hike alone, never leave a hiker alone

Sad, my condolences.
I don't hike but do ATV and Sled, even doing those things I go with someone regardless how I feel. Only started doing that after one time the Sled died left me stranded and I did not have a phone at the time. Was a long cold walk.

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by Classa64
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Apple release a low cost IPhone SE2
Replies: 20
Views: 2194

Re: Will Apple release a low cost IPhone SE2

Had a 4, went to a SE, love it, was cheap and it is so comfortable for one hand use. Basically is a iPhone 6 in a smaller chassis less some fringes. Battery life is better and is so fast comparably to the 4 (obviously :) ). A Guy at work has a 6 plus I think it is, stupid big and his nickname is &qu...

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by Classa64
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you get?
Replies: 26
Views: 1400

Re: What did you get?

Just some stocking stuffers but my Mom did give me my Grandfathers De-Havilland cuff-links( he worked for them for 50 years)
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by Classa64
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 horizontal tail fuel tanks fix
Replies: 12
Views: 3073

Re: 747-8 horizontal tail fuel tanks fix

TropicalSky wrote:
This was very informative....thanks to all that contributed,this is what A.NET supposed to be about


Agreed, Is there any pics that someone could direct me to , I cant picture this in my head and am curious as to where the repair/Fix is happening on the AC itself.

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by Classa64
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fridge recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 1373

Re: Fridge recommendations?

23 year old Whirlpool, Top freezer. Ton of room and Zero issues, dead quiet, even temps. Consumer reports did a huge article about the different sizes and styles. They say in the end the Top freezer is more efficient and has more room than most others. I guess it comes down to what you prefer, simpl...

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by Classa64
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 24441

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Just wow, that was amazing to listen to The crap storm that hit them so low in the first approach must have been quite the shock but it seems they flew the plane first and dealt with things in a timely manner.

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by Classa64
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways investigation by AAIB for Heathrow incident
Replies: 16
Views: 5946

Re: Jet Airways investigation by AAIB for Heathrow incident

All takeoffs are calculated with an engine failure .at V1, reduced power or full power. The performance numbers if calculated correctly give you runway and climb performance for that particular runway taking into account runway conditions. Even at reduced power, the calculations work without having...

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by Classa64
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways investigation by AAIB for Heathrow incident
Replies: 16
Views: 5946

Re: Jet Airways investigation by AAIB for Heathrow incident

I understand they took off with not enough in front of them but my concern is As per the article.."The aircraft therefore took off with a lower thrust than needed" I don't get it, why not use all the power you have all the time? Just to save a bit of fuel and a bit of wear and tear on the ...

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by Classa64
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 99816

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I want to go on record that whoever was on duty for ATC was a class act. Professional, calm, always keeping the conversation encouraging, seeking the best positive resolution for everyone. I tip my hat to everyone yesterday for a job well done. I second this.... I also hope he and the others involv...

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by Classa64
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel
Replies: 180
Views: 5336

Re: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel

Was this guy connected to Russianvids as well on YouTube, curious as Russian disappeered to and all his accounts wiped. People share his stuff and its amazing what that guy came up with.

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by Classa64
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct song parody
Replies: 21
Views: 788

Re: The Correct song parody

https://youtu.be/Nn-dD-QKYN4
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Nickelback's Look At This Instagram....

I almost peed :)

https://youtu.be/Nn-dD-QKYN4

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by Classa64
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 18754

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

I still have the OE tape deck in My 87 Integra, with a case full of tapes.... The remote control for the TV that was a box with 30 buttons with a upper and lower level switch as well as a cord... The day we all got a VCR for Christmas!.... A 15" TV or a Color TV... Records... though gaining in ...

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by Classa64
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 62
Views: 2112

Re: The correct dog breed

Correct dog Breed.... Is a rescue. I had One Black Lab ( RIP) was given to us due to owners moving died at 7 years old, Cancer...... Currently have One Chocolate Lab she is 9 and was given up because owners put in hardwood floors, ya you read that right. I think its the one that best suits your livi...

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by Classa64
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things that make you feel nauseous
Replies: 37
Views: 1381

Re: Things that make you feel nauseous

Baby poop... Robin Williams said it best " Part nuclear waste, part Velcro"

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by Classa64
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 'X + Y = Best Night Ever' thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1110

Re: The 'X + Y = Best Night Ever' thread

Cool Moonless night + Telescope = Best night ever

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by Classa64
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash Destroys DC-3 Bound for OSH
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Crash Destroys DC-3 Bound for OSH

No Major injuries. Link to small article with amateur video below.Happened Saturday Morning. Not to many of these left is there? . https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/article/crash-destroys-dc-3-bound-for-osh-with-13-on-board/#.W1Z4Y7hG2Hs C. P.S. If already posted please delete, a quick look did not s...

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by Classa64
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 4621

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luka_Magnotta


My thoughts as well...
You can add Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo to to that list
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VTKillarney wrote:
I’m not a proponent of the death penalty, but Luka Magnotta makes me struggle.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luka_Magnotta


My thoughts as well...
You can add Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo to to that list

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by Classa64
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 6897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

You completely over looked some very basic facts. The reaction time for a human is something like 3/4 to 1 1/2 seconds were as the reaction time for an autonomous car is measured in Milliseconds and also an autonomous car does not get distracted or impaired. If anything, speed limit could be raised...

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by Classa64
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 6897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

Still a lot more investigation ahead and this will shape the policies for future autonomous regulation. One thing I noted is that the speed limit was 35 and the car was going 38, while that may be "normal" for a lot of human drivers I think autonomous cars will be required to hew to the s...

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by Classa64
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 6897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

As if we didn't know already, https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/22/1914225/uber-driver-was-streaming-hulu-just-before-fatal-self-driving-car-crash-says-police tells us the flunky that Uber was paying to monitor the self-driving car was watching Hulu instead. Police obtained records from Hulu su...

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by Classa64
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 135
Views: 4867

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

I live in Northern Ontario, It gets dark up here where I live and I enjoy just going out and looking up through Binoculars. I have to believe that there out there somewhere after spending hours looking around. You could try the Drake equation to get some idea how many :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

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by Classa64
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 121857

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Just Wow.... :shock:

R.I.P To the woman who passed away and props to the pilots who did a fantastic job, so calm and professional.

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by Classa64
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MLG Bay Interior Veiw Question
Replies: 2
Views: 781

737 MLG Bay Interior Veiw Question

Just came a cross this, realize its a year old and may have been posted, but had a question; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3IKvjjGwDg Is there a lot of paperwork to be done for this to happen, Meaning, where and how its mounted, Safety of it falling or possibly jamming something, pilots aware its...

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by Classa64
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 6897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

In the interior shot of the video clip he is looking up and out for 3 seconds out of the 13 second clip, 2 seconds and then the last second before the hit. I don't think there is anyway his eyes would have adjusted and then a reaction after looking up, seems he was looking at a screen or a phone me...

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by Classa64
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 9939

Re: Word Game Q1 2018

Restart

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by Classa64
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 6897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

I agree that the Uber car should have avoided the accident. I'm not sure a human driver would have, though. It's hard to say this just looking at the video from the car's camera. Non-distracted human eyes are pretty darn good at sensing motion and have a lot better dynamic range. The video recordin...

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by Classa64
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 6897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

More interesting stuff coming out of all this... Good read. I hope again we will get the final report, though it might take a awhile I think. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-selfdriving-sensors-insight/ubers-use-of-fewer-safety-sensors-prompts-questions-after-arizona-crash-idUSKBN1H337Q?utm_...

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by Classa64
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 6897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

Without LIDAR how does the system detect range? For our Active Cruise systems here is a service manual description; The ACC system with Low Speed Follow (LSF) uses the multipurpose camera and the millimeter radar to calculate and adjust the vehicle speed to maintain the appropriate following interv...

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