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Postby rath » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:37 am

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Postby mael » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:19 am

Those Airbus' are getting more and more suspect.

It's that bit about the plane flying by its computers and that they can override the pilot which I particularly don't like.
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Postby Tairaa » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:25 am

I try to fly as little commercially as possible also.
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Postby mael » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:27 am

Sorry!

I edited rather a lot there. - I didn't think anyone was watching.
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Postby Lashmar » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:27 am

I went to the US once. 10 hours on a plane and then another three hours in airports (it was one of them flights them stopped) was enough to put me off for a really, really long time. :x
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Postby rath » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:27 am

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Postby Tairaa » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:45 am

Yeah. Fly-by-wire isn't a new concept, there have been troubles in the past, but you'd think that if they're placing the lives of all those crew and passengers they'd have thoroughly tested it's reliability and performance.
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Postby rath » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:49 am

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Postby Tairaa » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:53 am

No kidding.

I remember hearing that all of the Ospreys had to be grounded because some computer component built by Texas Instruments wasn't functioning properly or something like that.. Now, before they are installed, are there not tests to simulate everything that this chip can feasibly be faced with?
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Postby rath » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:02 am

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