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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by JB, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Jan 14, 2022 at 6:58 PM
    kodiakisland

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    Some new planes can now land themselves in an emergency. Pilots dies, someone just pushes the button and the planes lands at the nearest airport.
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2022 at 7:19 PM
    Dalandser

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    I had been thinking about that, obviously unmanned craft have enough technology to be flown with incredible accuracy, but they're craft designed to be piloted remotely and smaller than any commercial plane. I guess it's only a matter of time before someone could punch in and fly it even if it's capable of landing itself in the event of extenuating circumstances making human reasoning more important.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2022 at 8:21 PM
    hoarder23

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    The amount of tech they added to an F/A-18 to allow it to land itself is remarkably little. Most big new commercial planes only have pilots for when the autopilot doesn’t work right and cause the FAA requires them.
     
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  4. Jan 14, 2022 at 9:09 PM
    crazysccrmd

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    And the little parts that involve taxiing into and out of terminals and takeoff and landing the thing. No big deal though.
     
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  5. Jan 15, 2022 at 9:28 PM
    VE7OSR

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    Last Operational flight was today for the CC-115 Buffalo - only remaining units were assigned to Search & Rescue duties in BC mountain terrain, flying out of Comox, BC with 442 Squadron. Replaced by Airbus CC-295.

    Video is from a decade ago, but landing on an airstrip next to a river in a mountain valley. STOL capability = Take off 1040' at max. takeoff weight on grass, landing = 610ft
    Cruise speed 208 mph
    https://youtu.be/8YnDgJP-AsA

    CC-115.jpg
     
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  6. Jan 15, 2022 at 9:41 PM
    VE7OSR

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    This is its replacement.
    Max normal takeoff weight 46,297 lbs
    Takeoff distance @sea level 2769'
    Landing distance - 1378 ft
    Cruise speed - 300mph

    Buffalo outperforms on STOL specs it seems, but is also a slow aircraft, great for searching once on station.

    The avionics and sensory inputs blow the Buff technology away. Still the new aircraft had the old-school bubble windows added.


    https://youtu.be/_LcYDpmDpEo
     
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  7. Jan 16, 2022 at 1:01 PM
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  9. Jan 16, 2022 at 1:25 PM
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  10. Jan 16, 2022 at 1:25 PM
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  11. Jan 16, 2022 at 2:08 PM
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    Nice. That’s the plane I have the most time in, behind the 737 now. It’s a great plane.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2022 at 2:37 PM
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    bahaha so much for Crew Resource Management,
     
  16. Jan 20, 2022 at 6:47 AM
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    Only 20 minutes of gas left anyway, they'll be on the ground one way or another.
     
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  17. Jan 21, 2022 at 6:44 PM
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  19. Jan 21, 2022 at 7:06 PM
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    :rofl:Thanks for posting that! After watching one of the slightly more serious videos on that douchebag, I wasn't planning to watch any more of the myriad of videos that were made on the subject. I really should have watched this one early on rather than scrolling past it.

    That wanker stuffed that plane right here in an area I sort of consider my backyard. I'd love to see the FAA put the smack down on that dude.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2022 at 8:16 AM
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    No kidding, they wouldn't have stood a chance against suction that goes all the way to the ground.

    I loved that he was able to keep a straight face throughout the video. And that the video was chock full of insights. I never would have known how good plastic baggies are at saving friend's ashes, nor would I have known about that wallet. I hope he didn't have too much trouble flying out after the plane landed itself :)
     
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