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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-08-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,643
Posted By Taliesin
In the case of the Etihad A340-600 that crashed...

In the case of the Etihad A340-600 that crashed during a systems check on the ground, the engine FADEC entered something called "thrust lock". When the connection to the cockpit is severed, the FADEC...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-20-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,126
Posted By Taliesin
Above all, beware of cheap composites!

Above all, beware of cheap composites!
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 03-06-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 246,006
Posted By Taliesin
Clearly that crater was dug by libyan...

Clearly that crater was dug by libyan intelligence agents. Get your facts straight
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 03-04-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 246,006
Posted By Taliesin
There's another crash that was apparently caused...

There's another crash that was apparently caused by a bomb, the Afriqiyah A330 crash.
Look, no crater, small fragments.. must be a bomb, right?
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 02-20-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 246,006
Posted By Taliesin
As was already pointed out, those arent...

As was already pointed out, those arent indications of an explosion.
"Shrapnel" could be any debris from the airplane or the ground. What you do when you check for explosions is you look for...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 02-06-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By Taliesin
Wasnt Cargolux on the verge of bankruptcy just a...

Wasnt Cargolux on the verge of bankruptcy just a month or two ago?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-22-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,364
Posted By Taliesin
I havent seen anything like this before, but it's...

I havent seen anything like this before, but it's not dangerous, because if you dont get a good landing gear indication, you'll just go around.
It could be a cost-cutting measure, but I'm not sure...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 01-17-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,308
Posted By Taliesin
It's not a bad livery as such, not very original,...

It's not a bad livery as such, not very original, but otherwise quite ok. But what completely ruins it for me are the similarities to Air France.
Every time I see this livery I'm thinking...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-08-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 322,466
Posted By Taliesin
I just watched the documentary, I think it's...

I just watched the documentary, I think it's pretty good. They dumb it down, as you have to for the general audience, but the main focus is on facts.
Personally, I think it would have been worth to...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-08-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 322,466
Posted By Taliesin
There's a big part of the CVR transcribed in the...

There's a big part of the CVR transcribed in the third preliminary report, starting page 85, appendix 1
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 01-03-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By Taliesin
I know what you're talking about, my statement...

I know what you're talking about, my statement remains the same.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 01-02-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By Taliesin
The Flight Computer has control authority over...

The Flight Computer has control authority over the ailerons and moves them according to the commands that the pilot gives. If the pilot doesnt touch the stick, the FC is going to try and make the...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 12-15-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,530
Posted By Taliesin
Well, yea, that's how politics work in the US....

Well, yea, that's how politics work in the US. Airbus immediately said they were not going to offer the A380 as AF1 replacement, because all the money and manhours invested in that would be wasted...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 12-12-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 246,006
Posted By Taliesin
Controlled Reverse Into Terrain ;)

Controlled Reverse Into Terrain ;)
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 12-10-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,120
Posted By Taliesin
Thanks for the explanation. I did not think of...

Thanks for the explanation. I did not think of printing
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 12-09-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,120
Posted By Taliesin
Sorry if it's a stupid question, but why would...

Sorry if it's a stupid question, but why would you ever upsize? Why would anyone ever size a photo to say 800x600 and then upsize it to 1200x900 and then upload it?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 12-07-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 246,006
Posted By Taliesin
Ok so instead of a garden variety CFIT, where...

Ok so instead of a garden variety CFIT, where pilots overestimated their abilities and put their airplane in a place where it should never have been, you accuse the russians of:

-Giving false...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 12-07-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 246,006
Posted By Taliesin
Err lol what? Barometric altitude is calculated...

Err lol what? Barometric altitude is calculated with the reference pressure at 0ft altitude. As Smolensk airport is at roughly 250m, 13m are roughly 5% error. Which is why to my knowledge, barometric...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 12-07-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 246,006
Posted By Taliesin
That's interesting. So it showed an altitude...

That's interesting. So it showed an altitude above runway elevation even after the collision with ground obstacles below runway elevation? What does that tell you about the accuracy of the barometric...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 12-07-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 246,006
Posted By Taliesin
I was being sarcastic But it's funny,...

I was being sarcastic

But it's funny, because sarcasm doesnt really work in this case. Sarcasm relies on the fact that the reader recognises the fact that you're being sarcastic by the sheer...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 12-06-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 246,006
Posted By Taliesin
And flying a non-regulated approach into an...

And flying a non-regulated approach into an airfield with no ILS capabilities, in heavy fog, with everyone and their grandmother telling them to go around and divert, busting every minimum they had...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 11-09-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 246,006
Posted By Taliesin
Clearly this airplane was shot down. Experts have...

Clearly this airplane was shot down. Experts have already found traces of TNT. Simulations about how this crash couldnt possibly have happened this way without a missile shooting the airplane down...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 11-03-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By Taliesin
Looked to me like he knew what he was doing, he...

Looked to me like he knew what he was doing, he checked his tail and told his student to check the tail several times. Cowboy maybe, but skilled Cowboy at that
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 10-31-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,409
Posted By Taliesin
I believe there are a few A345's that were not...

I believe there are a few A345's that were not taken up by Kingfisher gathering dust and possibly mould somewhere in souther France, so no, they will not be taken up by another airline.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-22-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 246,006
Posted By Taliesin
If this had happened in Poland, we would have...

If this had happened in Poland, we would have "experts" on site telling us how even high quality desert sand is too soft to make wings or fuselage snap off.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-22-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,052
Posted By Taliesin
Uhh so what exactly is near fatal to you then? ...

Uhh so what exactly is near fatal to you then?
There were spotters UNDER the aircraft, it was a question of a few meters left or right for some people, so yea, just this one time, it's actually not...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-09-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,563
Posted By Taliesin
Well it was just a theory ;) But let's say this...

Well it was just a theory ;)
But let's say this does happen, what are the chances of hot gases burning into the AC ducts and feeding into the cabin pretty much directly?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-07-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,563
Posted By Taliesin
I quoted Gabriel's post because that's what my...

I quoted Gabriel's post because that's what my post refered to. I study jet engine development, so I know how an engine works (in theory) and where bleed air is taken. However, as with all things...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-07-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,563
Posted By Taliesin
Not trying to be an ass, but it would be flowing...

Not trying to be an ass, but it would be flowing with the pressure gradient. If you have 2 leaks, on in the high pressure turbine stage and one in the low pressure compressor, the combustion gas...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-01-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,955
Posted By Taliesin
Wasnt 2011 the first year without a passenger...

Wasnt 2011 the first year without a passenger fatality in commercial aviation in the western world?
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-15-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,593
Posted By Taliesin
Talking about subsidized, government-owned...

Talking about subsidized, government-owned airlines who dont have to watch their spending..

I think it's interesting that Air China is using all their government leverage to block China Southern...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-13-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,593
Posted By Taliesin
Do you have any source for this claim that you...

Do you have any source for this claim that you repeat? Do you think Emirates is profitable AND subsidised or do you just throw around words you picked up on the internet?
As big a fan of the A380 as...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-13-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,593
Posted By Taliesin
You can download the financial reports from the...

You can download the financial reports from the Emirates website. Pricewaterhousecoopers have audited Emirates going back to 2001, so I'd say it's legit. They claim 24 years of consecutive...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-12-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,593
Posted By Taliesin
Yea it is. Emirates are highly profitable, but...

Yea it is.
Emirates are highly profitable, but even if not, that still wouldnt explain why they would entirely forego the 747-8I and order 90 A380's instead. With that kind of demand, one would...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-11-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,593
Posted By Taliesin
I didnt say anything about cancelling orders, I...

I didnt say anything about cancelling orders, I said the A380 would not win any additional orders after the 747-8 was offered.
Besides, Boeing could discount the 747-8 in similar ways and throw in...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-11-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,593
Posted By Taliesin
As I've said before, Boeing's claim is nonsense...

As I've said before, Boeing's claim is nonsense and the lack of sales shows it.
A bigger plane is more expensive in acquisition, insurance, operating costs and so on. It's a higher operational risk...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-06-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,593
Posted By Taliesin
I'm glad we can finally agree on that :smile: ...

I'm glad we can finally agree on that :smile:

As for the 747-8 replacing older 744's, I think the 77W is going to get those. The 77W is very close to the 744's specifications in both pax count as...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-06-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,593
Posted By Taliesin
Yea, notably one with a lot less wing sweep. ...

Yea, notably one with a lot less wing sweep.

The topic at hand is the lack of 747-8 orders, now it's interesting to discuss why that is.
The cornerstone of aircraft sales is performance and the...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-01-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,593
Posted By Taliesin
With all due respect, you dont seem educated...

With all due respect, you dont seem educated enough in the matter to be making that determination
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-01-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,593
Posted By Taliesin
In the aeronautical institute at my university,...

In the aeronautical institute at my university, there is a slogan on the wall: "Airplane construction means integration"
What that means is that you have to find a compromise between ALL...
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