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Started by Ashley, December 21, 2005, 12:29:55 pm

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Ron

Quote"Test stalls"?

As in switching the engines on & off?  :o

Engines off certainly helps but then you let the aircraft slow down so much that the wings loose lift and basically the aircraft starts to drop out of the sky. So basic procedure for this is to close the engines (that reduces speed) and pitch the nose up, which reduces speed further.
When the aircraft starts to loose lift (i.e. it stalls), you push the nose down and while descending a little, the aircraft regains speed and builds up lift on the wings again and off you fly again.
Pushing the throttles forward in this case helps too. ;)
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Ashley

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Engines off certainly helps but then you let the aircraft slow down so much that the wings loose lift and basically the aircraft starts to drop out of the sky. So basic procedure for this is to close the engines (that reduces speed) and pitch the nose up, which reduces speed further.
When the aircraft starts to loose lift (i.e. it stalls), you push the nose down and while descending a little, the aircraft regains speed and builds up lift on the wings again and off you fly again.
Pushing the throttles forward in this case helps too. ;)


And does the extra weight of the shit in the underpants help in any of these procedures Ron?  :o

Ron

QuoteAnd does the extra weight of the shit in the underpants help in any of these procedures Ron?  :o

This is not as bad as it sounds, Ash, since the natural tendency of the aircraft is to glide with its nose down. This is exactly what you need to do to recover the situation, so it helps a lot.
I have flown these myself as part of my training for a private pilots license (it is a basic requirement for a pilot to understand what happens and to recover from it), but it is different if you fly it in a regular airliner aircraft (70 persons to be seated in this aircraft).
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Ashley

Quotethe natural tendency of the aircraft is to glide with its nose down. quote]

Well how come the natural tendency of the plane is to carry on 'gliding' nose down until it meets with the hard earth's crust?  ;)

Ron

Thursday 15/12

Sleep in! That
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Ron

QuoteWell how come the natural tendency of the plane is to carry on 'gliding' nose down until it meets with the hard earth's crust?  ;)

That is what actually happens when you don't apply throttle to the engines. Without engines, it is just a glider.
And if you don't do something about the landing, your initial contact with the earth's crust can be quite an experience. ;)
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Ron

Friday 16/12

Our last day. Last time checking out of a hotel this trip. The people at the reception are very, very friendly indeed. They know my colleagues for a couple of years now, so it all looks and feel very familiar. One of my French colleagues is asked to return the key of his safety locker. Lucky for him, because he has completely forgotten to take all his valuables out of it. Fortunately, the girl at reception was quite awake and reminded him of the keys and he was able to collect everything from his room. He rewarded her by learning her a few more French words (I would have done absolutely the same, since she was gorgeous ;)).

Our cars are parked in front of the lobby and we can leave for the factory. Around 8 am, our first meeting is planned, to discuss some more technical details of the system we have been testing the last few days. These discussions focus on future developments for use in various kinds of aircraft. Very interesting indeed and I definately hope I will be involved in future activities with Embraer.
Our hostess brought along some stuff we talked about over beers on Wednesday. I get one pound of Brazilian coffee (nice and strong, no beans, unfortunately) and my French colleague gets a copied compilation CD with some Forro music. I also get a list of Brazilian artists to check out at the airport tax free shop.

After the technical discussions, we have a few hours left before lunch to prepare our official debriefing for the afternoon. We are accompanied by some Forro music while we work on the bodies of text which form the bulk of the debrief. Mainly recommendations for future developments. The Forro music is great and I definately should try to get a few CDs with it.
Writing the report is quite an easy job, since we have already discussed all items quite extensively over the last few days. Furthermore, the French flight test engineer is very efficient in producing the final report. I produce a small piece of text as well, on a French laptop. After typing a few lines, I notice that their keyboard layout is slightly different from ours, so I have quite some correction work to do. ;)
We continue discussing some technical aspects of the system until we are called for lunch. These discussions are great. I learn an awful lot about the practical use of these systems, since the other three are all well trained and experienced pilots and they look at the system from their flying point of view. My view is from the technical system side, so it is very worthwhile to have this long discussion on it. Hopefully they have learned a bit more from the systems part from me.

Our hostess comes and picks us up for lunch and in bright, warm sunlight (yep, it has been between 23 and 30 degrees C during daytime this trip) we walk towards the special restaurant for upper management and special guests. The place is swarmed with servants, bringing food and drinks until you make absolutely clear you don
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Ashley

Fantastic Ron, sounds like a great time was had, and what an interesteng job you have.

Ron

QuoteFantastic Ron, sounds like a great time was had, and what an interesteng job you have.

Thanks, Ashley, I hope you enjoyed the little tales. And you are right on both accounts. The trip was great and my job is very interesting indeed.
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Dixkot



Great story Ron.

And for the record, I like my planes with engines ON. :D


Ashley

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Great story Ron.

And for the record, I like my planes with engines ON. :D


 lmao

Ron

QuoteAnd for the record, I like my planes with engines ON. :D

That's their normal state of operation, luckily. ;D
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