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#31
(03-11-2019, 07:57 PM)Red Auroras Wrote: There have been rumbles out there. Along with a post over in the Q thread that tied supplementary tech to the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock. All I smell there is Raytheon. But let's think about who gains the most if Boeing's credibility is brought into court. Just MHO, but if I were looking for suspects, I'd have to look at Airbus. They've been jilted in a couple of yuuuge contracts with our military that Boeing picked up.

Aaaaand the UK has now grounded the MAX. BRB with a link.

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/03/12/un...lanes.html
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#32
Malaysia has also suspended 737 Max 8 flights.
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(03-12-2019, 10:03 AM)Red Auroras Wrote:
(03-11-2019, 07:57 PM)Red Auroras Wrote: There have been rumbles out there. Along with a post over in the Q thread that tied supplementary tech to the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock. All I smell there is Raytheon. But let's think about who gains the most if Boeing's credibility is brought into court. Just MHO, but if I were looking for suspects, I'd have to look at Airbus. They've been jilted in a couple of yuuuge contracts with our military that Boeing picked up.

Aaaaand the UK has now grounded the MAX. BRB with a link.


You rang sir?
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/boei...index.html
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#34
Here is an article that gives more info about the MCAS system, which is suspected of malfunctioning in these two crashes.

https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safet...cas-jt610/
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(03-12-2019, 10:18 AM)mountain man Wrote: Here is an article that gives more info about the MCAS system, which is suspected of malfunctioning in these two crashes.

https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safet...cas-jt610/

Yeah, I read that yesterday(?) when that link was posted here or in another thread. Mod's needed to merge threads but it's a tad late now.

What most folks don't understand is that the MCAS was a "bolt-on" addition to the MAX that was brought over from the "next-gen" 737's. I won't pretend to understand the aerodynamics of why. But mounting the engines just a smidge further forward (along with the center of gravity) causes the nose to slowly pitch up. The MCAS takes inputs from the angle of attack and airspeed sensors and is supposed to compensate.

The real pisser is that Boeing didn't bother to tell the pilots this system was even incorporated into the design until Lion Air went down. And now that ET has lost a plane, Boeing magically announced a fix yesterday.
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For anyone keeping up, here's a good link for up-to-date info. However, I'd skip the comments section.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c534c4a&opt=0
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Boeing fanboy helping them cover their butts:



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#38
I don't think I ever want to fly on one of those.. I have enough anxiety getting on a plane.
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(03-12-2019, 05:46 PM)~mc~ Wrote: I don't think I ever want to fly on one of those.. I have enough anxiety getting on a plane.

Oh wow, after watching that show Mayday about plane crashes, I never want to fly again. First time I was on a plane, i was 7 years old and it was a twin prop and I remember the wings going up and down, probably because of turbulence, but it scared me that the wings might be going to fall off. So I started going on about it, so the stewardess came and she took me to the cockpit and I got to check it out and meet the pilots. Probably they were trying to calm me down. I bet they d=don't let them do that anymore in this day and age. i remember there were a lot of controls.
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(03-12-2019, 05:46 PM)~mc~ Wrote: I don't think I ever want to fly on one of those.. I have enough anxiety getting on a plane.

There was a photo in the news a few years ago of a plane that was hit by lightning right after takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The plane landed safely, but I woudn't have wanted to be there.
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