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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Robin Hood » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:10 am

Paphitis wrote:
Londonrake wrote:
The Youtube's a fantasy of course. Sorry to go setting you off on the usual. Get yourself a cup of tea. I'll stick to this liter bottle of gin :shock: Happy Easter to you. :wink:


These devices would be handy though and I hope the US is close to building something like that.

There are many bad guys we need to take out:

1. Vladimir Pootin the Great (Czar of little Russia with small country syndrome),
2. Korean Supreme Dick
3. Arsad
4. ISIS terrorist worldwide still at large
5. New Zealand's Jacinda Adern
6. Tsipras
7. Australia's Bill Shortfused
8. Joe Biden
9. Shillery Clinton
10. Teresa May
11. Erdog the Mufti of the Muslim Caliphate

I'm sure we can think of a few more bad guys.

I'm in favour of this technology. America needs to get on with it and develop such a weapon to protect the world from evil. Or the EU. One of us NATO members or allies anyway.


Well that says it all ...... a well balanced view from an expert! No bias shown in that declaration then! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Londonrake » Sat May 04, 2019 7:26 am

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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Kikapu » Fri May 17, 2019 9:46 am

Londonrake wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/boeing_two_deadly_crashes

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Great link to read....thanks.

Boeing could have re-designed just the landing gear on the 737 MAX to be a little higher off the ground to accommodate the bigger engines to be fitted so not to scrape the ground, but instead, they went with the something very new, the MCAS, to correct a flawed aircraft.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Robin Hood » Fri May 17, 2019 11:57 am

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Londonrake wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/boeing_two_deadly_crashes

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Great link to read....thanks.

Boeing could have re-designed just the landing gear on the 737 MAX to be a little higher off the ground to accommodate the bigger engines to be fitted so not to scrape the ground, but instead, they went with the something very new, the MCAS, to correct a flawed aircraft.


They did! They lengthened to nose wheel strut by 4" apparently. If they redesigned the landing gear completely they would also more than likely have to redesign sections of the fuselage/wings to accommodate the changes. But would that not create the need for more modifications? Every change they make needs other changes to accommodate the preceding changes ..... then things become even more complicated and there is a chance an insignificant mod creates results that are not anticipated.

Best thing is to go back to the drawing board and create a new aeroplane. :wink:
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Kikapu » Fri May 17, 2019 12:18 pm

So basically, Boeing just re-used the 737-800 design for the MAX. It wasn't mentioned that extra 4" was added to the nose gear's strut. I don't think it would have required many changes to the aircraft to accommodate extra length landing gear since it is hidden after take off and open just before landing at relatively low speeds. I don't think it would have mattered too much to the aerodynamics of the aircraft at those relatively low speeds.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri May 17, 2019 8:50 pm

...NYT reported that a Forum of Pilots complained about the Max just weeks after the first crash in Ethiopia; that the plane was not able to be flown like other planes. wish i could link the article, only read the tease having no subscription.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Kikapu » Sat May 18, 2019 1:53 pm

If and when the B-737 MAX takes to the air again, passengers booking a flight must be informed by the airlines that they will be flying on the MAX, just so that the passengers can choose to fly on the MAX or not. If the airlines do not inform the passengers during booking, the passengers must have the right to refuse to board the MAX at the airport with full refund or placed on another non MAX flight to their destination. I have a feeling many passengers are not going to want to fly the MAX anytime soon. Of course, not every passenger is informed on aircraft types and will board the MAX being totally oblivious to the two deadly MAX crashes. They will be the Guinea Pigs for the rest of us!
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Robin Hood » Sat May 18, 2019 4:42 pm

Kikapu wrote:If and when the B-737 MAX takes to the air again, passengers booking a flight must be informed by the airlines that they will be flying on the MAX, just so that the passengers can choose to fly on the MAX or not. If the airlines do not inform the passengers during booking, the passengers must have the right to refuse to board the MAX at the airport with full refund or placed on another non MAX flight to their destination. I have a feeling many passengers are not going to want to fly the MAX anytime soon. Of course, not every passenger is informed on aircraft types and will board the MAX being totally oblivious to the two deadly MAX crashes. They will be the Guinea Pigs for the rest of us!


That sounds a bit draconian? Do they have to also inform you if a crew member is Muslim or is HIV positive, or require the airline to give you a rundown of their accident record? Surely, people are sensible enough to realise that if there was anything wrong with ANY aircraft type ..... it would neither be '...at the Gate' or be allowed to fly at all. If that story is true then Boeing may just as well recall all of them, scrap them and give the airlines their money back! :wink:
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