GalaxyFlyer
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Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:42 pm

New firmware fixed the avionics issues, common process updating the soft and firm ware. Paperless really works now. The lav door will be modded to open on forward hinges so not liable to coming open on newer builds. Tow bar is mystery, not changing, either. The tow bar is standard fit, so no extra profit and would have been cheaper to use the G6000 one if strength allowed.
 
basspaul
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Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:16 pm

GalaxyFlyer wrote:

The G6000 was designed to be paperless, but really wasn’t ready for it, so no chart holder, which was a $2 plastic clip. The 605 had a neat preselect for QNH, set the landing QNH, hit the button at transition. Never made it on either the 350 (smaller) or Globals. I asked Collins VP, “it was never requested, simple to add”.

The G6000 had been pretty well settled, so why is tow bar head very different on the G7500? Why is the lav service door flimsy and opens against the wind?

That’s a start.


One program at Bombardier not talking to another program at Bombardier? Colour me shocked!
 
GalaxyFlyer
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Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:18 pm

Yeah, true
 
abcgogo
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Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:11 pm

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
New firmware fixed the avionics issues, common process updating the soft and firm ware. Paperless really works now. The lav door will be modded to open on forward hinges so not liable to coming open on newer builds. Tow bar is mystery, not changing, either. The tow bar is standard fit, so no extra profit and would have been cheaper to use the G6000 one if strength allowed.


Ah, that's good. Apologies for my incorrect assumptions. I am just a curious avgeek. :)
 
LimaFoxTango
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Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:17 am

ATR 42 / 72

- Square cup holders, and cant fit anything larger than a 8oz cup
- Circuit breaker panel behind the copilot seat means it cannot recline as far as the captain's seat
- Backlight on overhead panel is ACW powered which means no backlighting until at least one engine running and propeller unfeathered
- Taxi and landing lights ACW powered as well which means you cant detect a blown bulb until you're likely on short final at night while landing
- One power lever is larger than the other
- Hotel mode operation can be useless if prevailing wind is from the wrong direction
- Jumpseat located in cockpit doorway which means one has to turn sideways to enter/exit
- Finally, no one still understands what the rudder cam does
You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
 
26point2
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Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:30 am

Speaking of Globals...one would think a plane built in Canada could tolerate staying outside on a very cold night. It can’t. If you can’t find a hangar for your Global when the temp
dips below -10C she wakes up angry the next morning and stuff doesn’t work right.
 
GalaxyFlyer
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Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:59 am

26point2 wrote:
Speaking of Globals...one would think a plane built in Canada could tolerate staying outside on a very cold night. It can’t. If you can’t find a hangar for your Global when the temp
dips below -10C she wakes up angry the next morning and stuff doesn’t work right.


I’ve left one for 48 hours in Shenyang at -18 in snow and Moscow in winter with no problems. You do need to be patient.

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