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  1. We're going to be in the corn

    We're going to be in the corn
  2. So now the Russian regulators say the have found...

    So now the Russian regulators say the have found an illegal garbage dump near the airport, which has been attracting birds.

    I'm just so glad this didn't turn into another tragedy. Would have been...
  3. Bird avoidance systems. Read somewhere it wasn't...

    Bird avoidance systems. Read somewhere it wasn't working properly in this case. And indeed you can see they got hit right after rotation.
  4. I think the idea behind rotation is to increase...

    I think the idea behind rotation is to increase the angle of attack.
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    Came in handy during the 2018 MH134 incident...

    Came in handy during the 2018 MH134 incident where they lost all pitots. Also I recall reading the BUSS system is standard equipment on the A350.
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    Not aviation-related, but still. I never liked...

    Not aviation-related, but still. I never liked the guy. Then I thought him running for the Republican nomination was a bad joke. He got the nomination and then the debates started. It was during...
  7. Since I used that phrase - I was talking about...

    Since I used that phrase - I was talking about the dispatch reliability and the time the planes spend flying and not stuck on the ground, which are dismal.




    I agree on Boeing, but the...
  8. Well that's not a very fair comparison. Sure,...

    Well that's not a very fair comparison. Sure, even the most modern Soviet airliners before the Cold War ended - the TU-154M and the IL-86 - had your favorite steam gauge cockpits and required at...
  9. OK, the aspect ratio of the wing. Russians are...

    OK, the aspect ratio of the wing. Russians are actually pretty good at aero research. But a modern airplane is not just the wing design.

    This is an airplane that entered service in 2011. Where...
  10. There is some strut-like structure sticking out...

    There is some strut-like structure sticking out in the beginning of the first video.
  11. Ultra modern? I don't think anyone ever said...

    Ultra modern? I don't think anyone ever said that. It was clear from the beginning the plane was a bit behind even compared to the E-Jets and the CRJs, let alone when compared to the E2 or the...
  12. That's probably because the car's performance...

    That's probably because the car's performance will not be the same when the engine goes into "emissions testing mode". Fuel burn will be higher. Torque and acceleration will not be the same -...
  13. No one at Boeing wanted to see passengers die. ...

    No one at Boeing wanted to see passengers die. However, they did design MCAS in a way that posed a risk. They did not provide adequate training. They didn't even mention the system existed. This...
  14. I honestly thought we were over this VW stuff. ...

    I honestly thought we were over this VW stuff. First, the majority of those 11 million cars are mostly not in the US. It has been already discussed that the so-called defeat devices (the thing that...
  15. An actual uncommanded roll would very serious,...

    An actual uncommanded roll would very serious, but I really think it's really unlikely. The pilots reported a "computer problem" to the passengers (weird, why scare them even if true), yet it seems...
  16. No way, man! https://youtu.be/14Pl4U8NZog?t=57

    No way, man!

    https://youtu.be/14Pl4U8NZog?t=57
  17. Awesome info, thanks!

    Awesome info, thanks!
  18. LOL. Thanks man:lol: Are those all a type of...

    LOL. Thanks man:lol: Are those all a type of servo tabs?
  19. Still the pilots are the ones who have control...

    Still the pilots are the ones who have control over those flaps. Does it matter that much if they are incorporated into the movement of the control column instead of having a separate control lever...
  20. Wouldn't reducing thrust make the nose go down...

    Wouldn't reducing thrust make the nose go down when you are fighting with MCAS? I guess it should work if you immediately concentrate on the trim switches to control the nose, and then you can...
  21. That's really cool. I had no idea, thanks. So...

    That's really cool. I had no idea, thanks.

    So I guess their ancient (compared to the MAX) system employs double redundancy - it's controlled by two behind-the-yoke in-seat full authority control...
  22. There were a lot of them. Some were even making...

    There were a lot of them. Some were even making up new words"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbOdm7u8mfU
  23. This isn't news. I wouldn't say the bird/foreign...

    This isn't news. I wouldn't say the bird/foreign object "sent the plane crashing" (This is The Sun after all). The bird/foreign object is not guilty for the total lack of redundancy, the reliance...
  24. Now this is interesting. The Department of...

    Now this is interesting. The Department of Justice has subpoenaed Peter Lemme, a former Boeing engineer who has worked on the 737-100/200 flight control system.
    ...
  25. Is it possible they were afraid to reduce the...

    Is it possible they were afraid to reduce the thrust because of their struggle to keep the nose up? There is a pitch-up effect when you set high thrust, right?
  26. On a side note, sources are saying they believe...

    On a side note, sources are saying they believe the AoA vane malfunctioned because of a bird strike or some other FOD
  27. In the Mentour video that was taken down, he did...

    In the Mentour video that was taken down, he did say the trim switches can be effective in only partially returning the trim to where it used to be, and that in the long run, MCAS will be effective...
  28. This is Scott Hamilton, the head of Leeham News. ...

    This is Scott Hamilton, the head of Leeham News. Now they are saying Ryanair didn't want it taken down, but a colleague of Mentour suggested it should be taken down.

    Anyway, for what it's worth,...
  29. So from what I read, the elevator has something...

    So from what I read, the elevator has something to do with this as well - if the stabilizer is out of trim (ND), the pilots have to use the elevators to keep the nose level. That leads to forces on...
  30. Posted on one of the other forums. Apparently...

    Posted on one of the other forums. Apparently the thumb switches do not always have full trim authority. Page 15:
    ...
  31. Mentour's employer (the one with the ugly...

    Mentour's employer (the one with the ugly yellow-blue interiors) wanted it removed
  32. Judging by they small part of the WSJ article...

    Judging by they small part of the WSJ article that is visible until the paywall, the way you should read the article is, they turned off MCAS using Boeing's procedure. Though this is not fully...
  33. More details from Leeham:...

    More details from Leeham: https://leehamnews.com/2019/04/03/et302-used-the-cut-out-switches-to-stop-mcas/

    Apparently they will upload a simulation by Mentour.
  34. Yeah, fair enough, it was all I had found. But...

    Yeah, fair enough, it was all I had found. But as expected, it mirrors the real document:

    http://www.737ng.co.uk/737-800%20Quick%20Reference%20Handbook%20%28QRH%29.pdf
    ...
  35. It has also been recently confirmed that MCAS was...

    It has also been recently confirmed that MCAS was designed to rely on only one AoA vane.
  36. We know that Boeing was close to coming up with a...

    We know that Boeing was close to coming up with a fix before the Ethiopian crash. That means Boeing has been working on a fix since the Lion Air crash. I know, "so what" 😁😁

    It also looks like...
  37. Ok, then what about this: ...

    Ok, then what about this:

    https://i.imgur.com/ooDeK17.jpg

    And yeah, I see it says "do not use for flight".

    I have watched the Mentour video you linked and I find it very incomplete, as many...
  38. Thanks for the regulation stuff on CVR...

    Thanks for the regulation stuff on CVR disclosure, but I wasn't exactly asking why the actual transcript hasn't been released. I was just wondering why the NTSB didn't mention anything in its update...
  39. Yes, and also trim runaway has to be continuous...

    Yes, and also trim runaway has to be continuous to be considered trim runaway. MCAS interventions are not continuous. May the actual pilots here correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it even say...
  40. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-01...

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-01/boeing-needs-more-time-to-assess-737-max-software-fix-faa-says
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