hivue wrote:trnswrld wrote:danj555 wrote:Couldn't the pilots in any case of malfunction just turn off all electronic bs? Like you're a pilot. You know how to fly a plane. You have flown thousands of take-offs. You know the right speed, right angle, right altitude. You know how to do it without electronic interference if need be.
So why not hit the kill switch if the computer is having a fit?
I asked this exact question many pages ago. It got pretty much no response. Big problems in IMC is one thing, but to not be able to fly an airplane in clear blue VMC daylight conditions just baffles me....computer issues or not. How does this happen? Look out the window.....fly the airplane FIRST, then figure what the heck is going on. I know easier said than done.
Killing all computers operating on an airplane would have the same effect as killing all computer chips that are operating in your car while you're driving (assuming you are not driving a Stone Age car).
My car would shut off, the steering would lock, the brakes would not work (other than the parking brake) and I'd be in trouble. My wife's car, even the e-brake wouldn't work.