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by Mr.BA
Sat Nov 06, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400ER -- Maingear Turning?
Replies: 4
Views: 2717

RE: 747-400ER -- Maingear Turning?

All the B747 series have the maingear steering capability. It's impossible to turn a jumbo 180 degrees on the spot without the maingear moving a distance.

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by Mr.BA
Sat Nov 06, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Blame The Copilot?
Replies: 15
Views: 3858

RE: Would You Blame The Copilot?

Even if the decision was made clear by the PNF co-pilot that he wants to go-around, does he have the right to the throttles? Reminds me of the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> incident at <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> as wel...

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by Mr.BA
Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Here Is A Pilot/Pilot In Training?
Replies: 34
Views: 3978

RE: Who Here Is A Pilot/Pilot In Training?

Just started training not too long ago, flying the PA-28.

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by Mr.BA
Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dimming Cabin Lights
Replies: 26
Views: 7743

RE: Dimming Cabin Lights

This brings up another issue.. why do a few minority airlines always leave their cabin lights at full brightness (especially Qantas)? I guess different airlines have different procedures but I'm just wondering what's their reason for leaving them on?

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by Mr.BA
Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ6 - 4 Years On
Replies: 15
Views: 4882

RE: SQ6 - 4 Years On

Studentflyer <acronym title="AMC Aviation (Egypt)">9V</acronym>-SPL wore the same colour scheme as SPK did at that time of the crash. So there was 2 B744s with the same tropical colour scheme. However shortly after SPK crashed in <acronym title="Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek International (TPE / RCTP), T...

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by Mr.BA
Sun Oct 31, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap Setting
Replies: 8
Views: 3903

RE: Flap Setting

Apologies, I meant V1 would stay the same from my previous psot not Vr. And SIA too, dictates only flaps 20 for all takeoffs on the B744s.

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by Mr.BA
Sun Oct 31, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps Landing Vs Flaps Takeoff
Replies: 37
Views: 24364

RE: Flaps Landing Vs Flaps Takeoff

Haven't heard about flap restrictions at night but there are noise abatements at many aerodromes. But I believe it's got nothing to do with flaps but the use of reverse thrust or restrictions to fly over many areas. It is true that more flaps on approach would increase noise level but it would be pr...

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by Mr.BA
Sat Oct 30, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps Landing Vs Flaps Takeoff
Replies: 37
Views: 24364

RE: Flaps Landing Vs Flaps Takeoff

The B747 Classics (except the SP) and the B744s have the same flap settings - 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 30. Either 10 or 20 would be for take-off.   Cx flyboy, do pilots have a choice on whether to use flaps 5 or 15? I assume onboard you'd have charts for flaps 5/15? <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap Setting
Replies: 8
Views: 3903

RE: Flap Setting

To add on to what Andrej has said.. Flaps 10 would give a better climb performance on climbout and 20 would be otherwise. Takeoff roll for 10 would be longer and Vr and <acronym title="Virgin Sun (United Kingdom)">V2</acronym> would be higher as compared to flaps 20. Vr should stay the same.  <...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing On Water - Successful Attempts?
Replies: 28
Views: 24626

RE: Landing On Water - Successful Attempts?

Maybe crash is not the best word... I think crash would mean something more on the negative connotation. When the pilots make a decision to ditch it is controlled... probably won't use the word crash.

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by Mr.BA
Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps Landing Vs Flaps Takeoff
Replies: 37
Views: 24364

RE: Flaps Landing Vs Flaps Takeoff

The new Airbuses (A319, A320, A330.. etc) have flap settings different from Boeings. Usually their settings are as follows Flaps 1, 1+f, 2, 3 and full. Flap 1 only extend the slats I believe and 1+f onwards will see the lowering of the flaps. Normally 1+f or 2 is used for departures (again based on ...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cruising Altitude During Long Haul Flights
Replies: 30
Views: 40983

RE: Cruising Altitude During Long Haul Flights

Since BWOOD brought up the topic on fuel efficiency with regards to winds I was wondering how significant would the increase in fuel burn be when there are extremely strong headwinds? Heard from one B744 captain quite sometime ago that they expected up to a 100 knot headwind over the pacific from <a...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps Landing Vs Flaps Takeoff
Replies: 37
Views: 24364

RE: Flaps Landing Vs Flaps Takeoff

On the B777 the flap settings are 1, 5, 15, 20, 25, 30. Flaps 5 or 15 can be used for take-off, depending on company procedures. From what I observe most airlines operate on flaps 15. Generally flaps 5 gives you a higher rotation speed (resulting in a longer takeoff roll) but a better climbout. Flap...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cruising Altitude During Long Haul Flights
Replies: 30
Views: 40983

RE: Cruising Altitude During Long Haul Flights

Would the controllers in US waive the speed limits if the pilots request it? I thought it's a bit unhealthy to fly with the flaps extended at 5/10 up to 10,000 feet?

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by Mr.BA
Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Usage For Rudder?
Replies: 16
Views: 3713

RE: Usage For Rudder?

Thanks FredT..  Smile Did help a lot  Big grin

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by Mr.BA
Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Usage For Rudder?
Replies: 16
Views: 3713

RE: Usage For Rudder?

I understand that when you increase power, it would result in an increase in slipstream and plane would yaw left. Can it be corrected just by applying right rudder? The secondary effect of the ailerons is yaw and I was told that I should always apply right rudder (if I were to roll left) to counter ...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Brakes On Nose Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 5749

RE: Brakes On Nose Wheels

Hi Johannes  Smile

Can't elaborate why they removed the brakes from the nose gear but for the interest there are brakes in the nose gears of all the other aircraft you mentioned.

Cheers.

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by Mr.BA
Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 777 Emergency Landing Enroute NRT-IAH
Replies: 46
Views: 19818

RE: CO 777 Emergency Landing Enroute NRT-IAH

I think Trolley Dolley raised a very important and significant point. I looking for a suitable small island to land safely after an engine failure during ocean crossing is not much of a big deal but the welfare of the passengers could not be garuanteed. The situation has somewhat turned out to be la...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 777 Emergency Landing Enroute NRT-IAH
Replies: 46
Views: 19818

RE: CO 777 Emergency Landing Enroute NRT-IAH

I understand that a quad need not declare an emergency should one engine fail. Let's say if this happened to a quad would they have landed at <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym> instead? Or most company SOPs would state land at the nearest ...

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by Mr.BA
Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speed Bird
Replies: 17
Views: 3101

RE: Speed Bird

N1120a,

Are you refering to Swiss when you said LX? If you are.. I'm not too sure back in the future but for the interest it's now "SWISS" as callsign.

Cheers.

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by Mr.BA
Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 744 Emergency Landing AMSTERDAM-TOKYO NRT
Replies: 24
Views: 13700

RE: KLM 744 Emergency Landing AMSTERDAM-TOKYO NRT

As pointed out, the main advantage of having 4 engines is no ETOPS to be worried about. If I remember right if one engine fails on the B747 it is not mandatory to declare an emergency? Can anyone clarify this? But one thing for sure is if an engine fails you don't really continue to your destination...

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by Mr.BA
Thu Oct 07, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's A340-500.
Replies: 34
Views: 8350

RE: SQ's A340-500.

I'm not sure but the way I see it <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> doesn't put prices of aircraft as its first priority... if they don't like a certain type of aircraft or if it doesn't suit them they'll just get rid of it and they do it fast. I guess we've seen how capable they are ...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA A340 Diverting To SNN
Replies: 27
Views: 5476

RE: OA A340 Diverting To SNN

NceBoy, It does seems that the death penalty is of no benefit in the USA... and I think New York just abolished capital punishment? However in Singapore it helped deterred henious crimes to a large extent and drug trafficking dropped by a lot. There were a few cases of the government deciding to go ...

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by Mr.BA
Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA A340 Diverting To SNN
Replies: 27
Views: 5476

RE: OA A340 Diverting To SNN

Hi FJWH, Thanks... <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> and thanks to our strict laws we've become a very safe country to live in. Anyone convicted of murder shall get the death penalty. Capital punishment applies to many henious crimes as well. Like as said above making fake...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA A340 Diverting To SNN
Replies: 27
Views: 5476

RE: OA A340 Diverting To SNN

For the interest, in my home country if the culprit is caught making such prank calls, he/she if convicted will get the death penalty... that's how serious it's being seen over here.

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by Mr.BA
Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum Wind Speed For A 737 To Land?
Replies: 11
Views: 27626

RE: Maximum Wind Speed For A 737 To Land?

Sorry to stray slightly off the topic... but I wonder if there are any exact figures, or rather to what extent will standing water on the runway affect braking action of the runway? It would no doubt be much more slippery but would it be felt very much especially if the aircraft is landing in strong...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum Wind Speed For A 737 To Land?
Replies: 11
Views: 27626

RE: Maximum Wind Speed For A 737 To Land?

Is to to say then that if the crosswind component exceeds 30 knots the pilot would have to divert or hold without even trying because SOP states 30 is the max?

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by Mr.BA
Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Do You Do With Your Old Jepps?
Replies: 21
Views: 4216

RE: What Do You Do With Your Old Jepps?

I hope they didn't get rid of those jeppesen charts.. they're hard to come by for people who love aviation like us!

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by Mr.BA
Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When To Retract Flaps During Landing Run?
Replies: 13
Views: 18812

RE: When To Retract Flaps During Landing Run?

I sort of agree with SlamClick. Retracting the flaps immediately touch down is deemed unnecessary and if you have to just to make sure you stop in time I think you're taking a risk too much. The benefits are stopping within a shorter distance but I don't think you would need that little amount of di...

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by Mr.BA
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visible Combustion
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

RE: Visible Combustion

To add to this I recall the days when SQ had the A343s, when I was there to see the heavy take-offs overhead I noticed all 4 engines have the redish glow from the back... just wondering what is it that is glowing?

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by Mr.BA
Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing In Crosswind At BOS
Replies: 7
Views: 3489

RE: Landing In Crosswind At BOS

A kick in the rudder would straighten you out easily..  Big grin

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by Mr.BA
Fri Sep 10, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing In Crosswind At BOS
Replies: 7
Views: 3489

RE: Landing In Crosswind At BOS

And eys crosswind conditions are very common, they are everywhere and can happen anytime. All you need is wind blowing perpendicular to the runway direction and you'll have crosswind. Even if the wind is not blowing directly perpendicular to the runway you'll still have a component of crosswind. &nb...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 And 330/340 Ailerons Drooping With Flaps
Replies: 17
Views: 6299

RE: 777 And 330/340 Ailerons Drooping With Flaps

It happens to other Airbuses and Boeings as well. I think basically the control surfaces are powered by hydraulics and once they're turned off there's no force in positioning the control surfaces. And the A320s (as well as the B777s) have some pretty light rudders so it just deflects with the wind.

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by Mr.BA
Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A319 Ailerons Drooping
Replies: 8
Views: 3063

RE: A319 Ailerons Drooping

Noticed that Airbuses' flight controls droop pretty easily... I mean almost all kinds of their planes have the ailerons droop or 'drop' when the hydraulics are turned off but I don't seem to notice the same trend on many Boeings. Especially for the B744s, which the control surfaces are supposedly he...

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by Mr.BA
Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Happening To South African 744's?
Replies: 37
Views: 5726

RE: What's Happening To South African 744's?

I think they can't commit themselves to the B747 Advanced when we don't know what's the status of it on the Boeing drawing board..

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by Mr.BA
Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Landing In FS2002/2004.........
Replies: 11
Views: 7429

RE: Landing In FS2002/2004.........

If you're into full realism, the "MAX" setting on Airbuses cannot be selected for landings. "MAX" is strictly on for take-offs.

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by Mr.BA
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydraulic "dust"?
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

RE: Hydraulic "dust"?

Upon retraction of the landing gear brakes would be applied automatically to stop the wheels from spinning before it enters the fuselage... <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> So it should be carbon dust as NKP has stated.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT...

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by Mr.BA
Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idling On The Tarmac
Replies: 7
Views: 3036

RE: Idling On The Tarmac

Can't really remember the reason for this though I've read it somewhere before. Procedures state that engines should be left running at idle thrust for about one minute after pulling up at the gate.. (i think it was allowing something to cool down?)

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by Mr.BA
Sun Aug 29, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B733 Engine Out - By Wind!
Replies: 14
Views: 4025

RE: B733 Engine Out - By Wind!

Just wondering about that little bit of chemistry here, what do you actually mean by "oxygen starved combustion"? Lack of oxygen for combustion?

Thanks  Smile

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by Mr.BA
Sun Aug 29, 2004 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 Departure Airport Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3484

RE: A340 Departure Airport Question

I've come across many SIDs which has altitude restriction which A340 pilots report to ATC that they can't meet the altitude restriction by a waypoint... ATC would just coordinate their climb.. nothing much  Smile

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by Mr.BA
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Crash At LAX On 24L
Replies: 85
Views: 28486

RE: Near Crash At LAX On 24L

Still I can't really comprehend how the Asiana pilots allowed their plane to get that close to the <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> B737... even if it's a mistake on either the controller or <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>'s part he should have gone aroun...

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by Mr.BA
Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380s - Less Than 500 Seats, EIS 04/2006..
Replies: 96
Views: 14118

RE: SQ A380s - Less Than 500 Seats, EIS 04/2006..

Well they have not even ordered the B773ER yet  Smile

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by Mr.BA
Sun Aug 15, 2004 8:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Strange Problem With FS9!
Replies: 27
Views: 9457

RE: Strange Problem With FS9!

I have a similar problem as well, never used to have. I'm on WinXP Pro. But I've been installing quite a bit of Project <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym>. I cannot change to exterior views reason being there is a high chance (twice out of 3 times) the computer will just hang there with sound s...

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by Mr.BA
Sun Aug 15, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towbarless & Tow Bar Towing Vehicles
Replies: 27
Views: 10330

RE: Towbarless & Tow Bar Towing Vehicles

Actually I was wondering about the physics behind this tow-truck thing. Say you tow a fully laden B747 which has mass about 395,000kg you'll probably need a force of about 500000N to get it moving... how is it possible for the truck to produce such a force without the tires screeching the ground? Am...

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by Mr.BA
Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's The F/O? Only One 744 Crew Member?
Replies: 2
Views: 3085

RE: Where's The F/O? Only One 744 Crew Member?

Usually one engineer from the ground in the cockpit is sufficient for the aircraft to be towed.. no pilots needed.  Smile

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by Mr.BA
Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Sensitivity
Replies: 11
Views: 3117

RE: Landing Gear Sensitivity

Thanks for the information  Smile

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by Mr.BA
Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tight Turn Of A 747
Replies: 33
Views: 7012

RE: Tight Turn Of A 747

I think before the takeoff roll pilots disarm the Body Gear Steering on the 747 classics.. what about the B744s? Do they disarm themselves above a certain speed?

Thanks  Smile

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by Mr.BA
Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Sensitivity
Replies: 11
Views: 3117

RE: Landing Gear Sensitivity

Is it possible to explain in simple terms how the landing gears are designed to withstand such heavy loads especially during landing? It's just pretty fanscinating to know that these gears absorb quite a huge amount of force without problems and not puncture into the aircraft as well! We're not talk...

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by Mr.BA
Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS 777 Tailstrike In ZRH
Replies: 38
Views: 18999

RE: MAS 777 Tailstrike In ZRH

I think the FBW system in the B777 is different from the Airbus ones. I believe that Airbus' FBW would not allow you to rotate till you strike your tail but it's function that Airbus integrated to its new aircraft. The FBW system in the B777 has logic similar to Airbuses but the FBW principle alone ...

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by Mr.BA
Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore B777 In Star Alliance C/s
Replies: 44
Views: 7238

RE: Singapore B777 In Star Alliance C/s

Really doesn't look good... big disappointment....

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