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Avoid The 737 MAX For A While [MERGED] UPDATED Pg1
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Update to OP Pg1
Lower Frequencies on a Higher Plane
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(11-07-2018, 01:10 PM)Red Auroras Wrote:
(11-07-2018, 12:56 PM)Commandante Frio Wrote:
(11-07-2018, 10:12 AM)Red Auroras Wrote: Drinks Only makes sense. That and keeping flies from clogging it. But the pitot tube's a no factor in this case.

So planes so smart as to take out pilot error?  Cant they just allow it , instead of putting in firmware error???
Flies , we have to worry about flies too???
My, times have gotten weird...

Lmao I've never heard of flies actually jamming a pitot tube. But it was one of those left field theories last week. @Weasel Keeper brought up a valid hazard with icing. At the end of the day, I'm reassured most of us won't be around to see unmanned airlines.

Mud dauber wasps clog pitots all the time! It's something to always check as best you can before flight. I'm surprised there isn't an air blast system to blow out the tubes on complex aircraft!
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Logically, there would be a way to quickly disable flight control by computers(all of it) in an emergency. Primary controls would operate in a passthru mode if the A/C was fly by wire. Either way, this would be for emergencies only, with the pilot having to justify the action after landing. In the case of a programmed stall avoidance dive near the ground, it needs to be a pilot option rather than a cast in stone computer response.
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(01-06-2019, 08:45 PM)Guest Wrote: Mud dauber wasps clog pitots all the time!  It's something to always check as best you can before flight.  I'm surprised there isn't an air blast system to blow out the tubes on complex aircraft!

How is this possible? I can vaguely see it happening but... Every airliner I've been around uses tube covers that get installed on postflight with the red "Remove Before Flight" tags.
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(01-06-2019, 09:22 PM)Red Auroras Wrote:
(01-06-2019, 08:45 PM)Guest Wrote: Mud dauber wasps clog pitots all the time!  It's something to always check as best you can before flight.  I'm surprised there isn't an air blast system to blow out the tubes on complex aircraft!

How is this possible? I can vaguely see it happening but... Every airliner I've been around uses tube covers that get installed on postflight with the red "Remove Before Flight" tags.

It's much less likely on an airliner, but it happens all the time in GA. Covers(and external control locks) are "supposed" to be removed before flight, but it can be a real problem if someone forgets! A simple system to protect the gauges and blow 100 psi through the tubes from the inside would remove most obstructions, including ice. I've never seen it, but I like the idea.
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