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Postby wesw » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:03 pm

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Re: boeing 737 max 8

Postby Burning Petard » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:08 pm

Because Man was not meant to fly? Just as much evidence for that explanation as the reasons given by Canada, EU, China. . .

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Re: boeing 737 max 8

Postby wesw » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:29 pm

ok, so you watched thirty seconds.......

you should give AvE a chance.....

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Re: boeing 737 max 8

Postby Bicycle Bill » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:08 am

US has grounded Boeing 737-Max 8 airliners pending review and determination of the two crashes.  I applaud the decision; it would have been even better if Boeing themselves had said, "Park 'em for now.  It looks like there may be something out of the ordinary and we'll figure it out as soon as we can, but in the meantime let's not take any more chances, OK?"

Who knows?  Maybe there is something in them that is causing a problem — although I doubt that it's because "they are too complicated", as our POTUS and (now) chief aeronautical design genius has alleged.  Many people who are in the position to know suspect it is a multi-part problem brought on by 1) mounting of larger and more powerful engines on the wing; 2) relocation (due to their size and bulk) of the engines to a more forward position on the wings themselves; 3) a modification to the length of the nose wheel strut to maintain ground clearance for the physically larger and heavier engines on the aircraft— all of which contributed to a change in the handling of the airliner at low speeds such as during take-offs and landings, which could result in a fatal stall.  Some others are pointing at the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), which was added to counter the problems created by 1, 2, and 3 above by means of computer control of certain flight surfaces — which of course led to Trump's pronouncement.

Although it wouldn't be the first time a poorly-thought-out design resulted in catastrophe. Just look at what happened because of ignorance of the effects of repeated pressurization and depressurization (exacerbated by the stress points at the corners of the square windows) of the deHavilland Comet 1s of the 1950s.
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Re: boeing 737 max 8

Postby ex-khobar Andy » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:22 pm

There's a good summary of how we got to this point at https://www.vox.com/business-and-financ ... -explained

Vox has a generally liberal reputation but I think it's reasonably unbiased and accurate.

Having said that, there's a slightly alarming footnote to the article:

* Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated that it was the landing gear, rather than the engine, that had been relocated.


I have to assume that that was just a brain fart of the type we all (OK I'll speak for myself) I suffer from occasionally. A fairly loud and whiffy episode of neurologic flatulence, nonetheless.
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Re: boeing 737 max 8

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:34 am

Thanks, Andy.
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the sensor...., maybe.

Postby wesw » Mon May 06, 2019 9:20 pm

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