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Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:41 am
by Drchiper
Any landing from which you can walk away is regarded as a good landing... :lol:
And seeing all those problems: they should have hired the DM-team to find all those problems beforehand. The proof? I cannot recall having heard that the DM42 had any engine trouble so far, did it?

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:22 am
by Walter
Nice touchdown, Geoff -- though what did you carry causing a cargo fire?? :shock:

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:43 am
by Geoff Quickfall
Completed draft copy of the book :o

Actually, biggest scare is checked lithium battery powered devices;

In simulator today on a trip from Beijing to Toronto and will experience a flight control jammed forcing a return to Beijing, dumping fuel, calculating stop distances, brake energy, fuse plug melting, landing distance at max overweight landing, tire rotation max speed considerations and compound that with language problems.

Once landed, start over (normally at pub with beer after that kind of a day) and try again but enroute over Russia,Yakutsk we have a fire problem in the cabin requiring an emergency max speed descent to Yakut airport for vodka.

Yep, airplanes don’t think yet, hopefully pilots do :?:

Cheers, Geoff

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:02 am
by Walter
Geoff Quickfall wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:43 am
Completed draft copy of the book :o
Tataaa! What a blessing that I'm allowed to read this message in my lifetime still! :D :D :D

What are the next steps?
Geoff Quickfall wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:43 am
In simulator today on a trip from Beijing to Toronto and will experience a flight control jammed forcing a return to Beijing, dumping fuel, calculating stop distances, brake energy, fuse plug melting, landing distance at max overweight landing, tire rotation max speed considerations and compound that with language problems.

Once landed, start over (normally at pub with beer after that kind of a day) and try again but enroute over Russia,Yakutsk we have a fire problem in the cabin requiring an emergency max speed descent to Yakut airport for vodka.
Novosibirsk has a nice vodka airport, too. ;)

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:48 am
by Thomas Okken
Geoff Quickfall wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:02 am
Today:
  • 1 cargo fire middle of the Atlantic.
    1 engine seizure turned into a fire and debris punctured the fuselage at 41,000 feet
    1 engine failure on takeoff
    Three engine failures prior to rotation at greater then 140 mph.
    Two hydraulic failures one involving all three systems.
    A plethora of electrical failures, air conditioning faults, pressurization faults.
My first thought while reading that was: note to self, never fly Air Canada! But I guess that's a world-wide tally of incidents, in which case it seems a lot more reasonable (except for the losing all hydraulics thing -- are we talking the full UA-232 scenario here?).

Where does one find such tallies?

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:47 am
by akaTB
Geoff Quickfall wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:43 am
Completed draft copy of the book :o
Yahoooooooooooo!!!
:D :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen:

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:02 pm
by rprosperi
Geoff Quickfall wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:43 am
Completed draft copy of the book :o
Although I got the joke, boy are you going to regret using that line... :lol: :lol:

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:39 pm
by Geoff Quickfall
For clarification,

Those scenarios are in the simulator! Although from a world wide perspective they are based on real life incidents/accidents from around the world.

They are “what ifs” to test procedures, knowledge, level of understanding, competency... a crash, even in the simulator is a failure event :oops:

The book comment, thanks for gett8g the joke but close. The dog has not eaten the draft,

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:42 pm
by Geoff Quickfall
Ah the united dc 10 Sioux City. I was on the 10 and we practiced that in the sim. Had dinner with the captain of that flight while he was on a speaking tour.

The B787 uses electric servos for all back up. At the most the loss of all hydraulics results in a compromised but completely flyable aircraft! Lessons learned.

Geoff

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available or down the windows rabbit hole!

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:46 pm
by c785
Geoff Quickfall wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:06 pm
now back to the books on the "plastic fantastic" aka the B787-800/900. will get some shots of the dm42 from the left seat of the cockpit.
Congrats, looks like you'll soon be PIC of a heavy jet. All those scenarios you train for sound rather scary, but it looks like you were prepared for all of them. Does the training include failures that come as a surprise? After all, you don't announce to your passengers before taxiing to the runway that "Today we're going to have an engine failure four hours into the flight and 300nm from the nearest land (Greenland) so we'll have to return to Gander where you can't buy anything to eat, but don't worry, we've prepared for exactly that scenario", do you?

Reminds me of this: "Don't worry, if one engine fails, the other will take us directly to the place of the accident."

Seriously, Happy Landings, and show us that DM42 on the flight deck!