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RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

Interesting article on BNN today. CAE is building MAX simulators they don't yet have customers for. Seems they think there will be a big demand soon.
wilber1 11/13/19 06:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: Passports

Some countries won't accept passports that are valid for less than six months. You might want to check.
wilber1 11/13/19 06:15pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

Fuel management factors into weight and balance in a lot of large aircraft. Many newer aircraft carry fuel in the tail as well as wings. Tail heavy aircraft are more fuel efficient in cruise but less stable so that fuel either has to be burned or transferred forward before the aircraft starts its descent.
wilber1 11/13/19 02:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

OK, let's call it "extra training". We've already agreed that 737 pilots know how to fly the aircraft. It's not that I have blinders, but I've been focused on the infamous MCAS, and how it was not user-friendly. I now have a good-enough understanding of "the fix". Therefore, I'm curious of the cost of the extra training required to satisfy me that pilots can safely manage the MCAS-related emergencies. Are there other design deficiencies on the 737 MAX? How about the inflight fuel-weight management? Can it get out of the weight & balance envelope? Who knows. It would depend on how much could be looked after during recurrent sim sessions and how much would have to be stand alone. Southwest has over 9000 B737 pilots, all of them would require some kind of training to fly the MAX.
wilber1 11/13/19 01:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

My guess is that when an airline like Southwest talks, Boeing listens. Southwest currently operates over 750, B737's. They have 275 MAX on order. Extra training for all those crews so they could also fly the MAX would run into big bucks.
wilber1 11/13/19 11:17am Around the Campfire
RE: Electric Pickup?

When I look at a map of charge stations in our province there seems to be a reasonable number in many areas but when I look at them individually, many have just one outlet. There was a segment on the news a week or so ago about charger rage becoming an issue. People deliberately unplugging vehicles that were already charging or plugging their vehicle in then walking away and leaving it for extended periods.
wilber1 11/13/19 08:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

You could just train crews to fly the aircraft the way it is but that would cost a lot of money if you have to train all your existing B737 crews to fly the MAX as well. All aircraft with underwing engines pitch up when power is added, some a lot more than others because the thrust vector is below the pitch axis. It is like pushing on a swing. MCAS doesn't do anything the pilots can't do themselves with the manual trim switches on the control wheels.
wilber1 11/11/19 01:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

It seems Boeing got into trouble by installing a system which would make the MAX mimic the characteristics of older 737's to avoid a separate type rating or simulator training. The MAX is in competition with the Airbus 320 Neo which does not require either of these. The Neo is a fly by wire design with a taller landing gear that didn't require repositioning the engines. There would have been a lot of pressure for the MAX to be the same. 5000 aircraft ordered, eight crews per aircraft with a four hour simulator session per crew to familiarize them with the differences would amount to a ton of simulator time and a lot of money. The MCAS system used in the military KC-46 uses both angle of attack sensors and can be overridden by simply pulling back on the control column, the system will also only activate once in a given situation instead of repeatedly trying to trim the stabilizer as soon as pilot inputs stop. Any of these functions in the MAX system would have likely prevented these crashes,
wilber1 11/11/19 11:17am Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

MCAS works when the aircraft is being flown manually so the electric stabilizer trim would have to be deactivated completely. Apparently there are some differences in the way the cutout switches work on the MAX so I can’t be specific. The crews also could have done some.things differently but it seems they were dealing with a malfunction in a system they didn’t know about, or at least didn’t know enough about.
wilber1 11/10/19 09:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

There is no evidence the programming was anything other than what Boeing specified. It wasn't the programers who allowed the use of a single AOA vane without a warning system to advise pilots of a failure in a system they weren't even told was there. I'm a retired pilot with type ratings on several Boeings and all I can say about this situation is that it is very disappointing.
wilber1 11/10/19 08:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

Boeing considered MCAS part of the flight control system, and elected to not describe it in the flight manual or in training materials, based on the fundamental design philosophy of retaining commonality with the 737NG. The 1,600-page flight crew manual mentions the term MCAS once, in the glossary. Top Boeing officials believed MCAS operated way beyond normal flight envelope that it was unlikely to activate in normal flight.
wilber1 11/10/19 03:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

If it wasn't in the manuals, who and how was the emergency procedure written? And, how would you diagnose a MCAS problem if it malfunctions and no one knows it's there? How did American Airlines and Southwest Airlines know about prior to accepting the airplane? I don't believe that any Southwest 737 MAX didn't know about the MCAS prior to flying it. There was only an emergency checklist for a runaway stabilizer, there is no mention of an MCAS system. Ethiopian 302 Preliminary Report
wilber1 11/10/19 03:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

Back to the OP's question folks, which is: "Anyone else have info as to why the MCAS was added ?" Thanks. * At this time, IMO the MCAS was incorporated so that the MAX model would satisfy the FAA that it was OK for pilots with a 737 FAA type-rating would not be required to get an additional 737 type rating. Yup and apparently it wasn't even in the manuals, the pilots didn't know it was there. Instead of being a safety feature, MCAS turned out to be a booby trap.
wilber1 11/09/19 06:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

"They must have had the fastest wrecker in the race." Yup and goes to the fact that those who take racing heritage into their decision misplace that metric...unless they also drive like they are in a race condition of whichever race track/terrain Few realize that by the end of the race, win or lose, that vehicle has little left to make it to 100,000 miles or more... Peugeot won the Dakar several times, East African Safari five times, as well as world rally championships, several leMans wins including with diesels and held the Pikes Peak record until it was broken last year by the electric VW prototype.
wilber1 11/03/19 09:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

FCA headquarters was already in the Netherlands. It's financial office is in London.
wilber1 11/02/19 06:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How does one charge a dual battery vehicle?

I've always connected my charger to the positive on one battery and the negative to a chassis ground. Been doing it for years with no issues.
wilber1 11/01/19 06:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

would not be surprised to see Jeep spun off, but I don't know who would buy jeep brand. No the status quo will stay as Jeep is pretty profitable for FCA I agree, their business is building vehicles. Why would you sell off winners?
wilber1 11/01/19 06:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

Not the only European incursion into the North American Automotive Scene recently Navistar showed Scania Light Quarry Trucks to be used in the Canadian Mining Industry Navistar is relying a fair bit on Scania expertise. Just to remind you Scania and MAN do have an agenda to buy Navistar outright when Global conditions improve. https://i.postimg.cc/Bb3js1J9/Scania-Off-road-1024x768.jpg And Scania and MAN are part of Volkswagen Group.
wilber1 10/31/19 08:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

La Conner, a town 70 miles North of Seattle had a LeCar police car in it's day, which allowed crooks to get away on foot or in an auto.I remember them, they had only 3 lug nuts holding the wheel on. The person that owned it called it Lecrap. Where I worked another person owned a Peugeot that everyone called a Push-it because of it's reluctance to start. I had a Peugeot 504 wagon. Under powered but solid and very comfortable. Never had a problem starting it.
wilber1 10/31/19 06:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

La Conner, a town 70 miles North of Seattle had a LeCar police car in it's day, which allowed crooks to get away on foot or in an auto. LeCar was a Renault.
wilber1 10/31/19 06:50pm Tow Vehicles
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