News and theories about the missing Malaysian plane

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  1. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    i would have thought you would be more specific if you were involved in this planes design. like how many transmit buttons the pilots had and you don't know how the cabin door was locked. what proof do you have that were a designer on the 777. i hope you are genuine but you have said nothing that can't be found on the net in a few minutes browsing.
     
  2. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Brendan, I've been "one of the designers" of a whole bunch of stuff but I don't know everything about all of them, some are just too big, like a 777. No doubt a 777 comes in a whole variety of configurations . . .
     
  3. PAR
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    Brendan, having been involved in large design projects, I couldn't tell you how things might have eventually gotten configured, a few years afterward either (just way too much stuff to absorb forever), so it's perfectly understandable about the cabin door lock.

    Some things are obvious, most just speculation, but the senior pilot's mental health speculation seems the most reasonable and it's occurred more then you'd think previously. Lets just give it the few months necessary to find the debris field. A few photos of the switch positions in the cockpit will be quite telling.
     
  4. GhostriderIII
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    I asked my son, who is a cargo pilot on a 744, what he thought happened. He said the black box transmits on 37khz and the pings detected were at 20-25khz. The black box recorders on MH370, battery life was never upgraded to Boeing recommendation after the Air France crash. So the batteries of these recorders from this flight only last 30 days, after that no ping. The Chinese ships claimed they heard the pings on day 32 and the last one on day 37. So how do pings occur 2-7 days after the 30 day time-frame? I stick to my opinion they either landed on DG or crashed elsewhere.
     
  5. Grey Ghost
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    Grey Ghost Senior Member

    How long the battery goes should be a factor of how old it is.

    Or do these get replaced so often that battery age doesn't have a bearing?
    I'd expect 30 to be a minimum and many that aren't at the end of their replacement schedule to go longer.

    Temperature is a factor for most batteries too.
     
  6. whitepointer23

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    fair enough terry and par, like I said, I do hope he is genuine. but you just don't know on the net you can be told anything. maybe sailor alan could give us a bit of info on what parts of the aircraft he was involved with.
     
  7. PAR
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    Batteries can last considerably longer (or shorter) than their suggested draw down life. Battery life is tested in ideal and harsh conditions, but an average is drawn and this is where the 30 day figure comes from. It would be pretty rare for a battery to just up and die on day 30. It could just as well do so on day 25 as it could on day 36. It the same as what a human's body temperature is supposed to be. In reality the figure is just an average, while the specific human's temperature will be different.

    In the case of the Chinese reports, well considering the way these get published, I take all of it with the whole salt shaker, rather than just a grain. The same is true to a larger degree with Malaysia authorities statements.

    The frequency they (pinger) broadcast at will degrade with decreasing battery output, so lower frequencies should and are expected, as they die.
     
  8. Navygate

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    And Brendan what is your credibility?
     
  9. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    i don't have any.
     
  10. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    I think in this instance that honour goes to the Malaysian gummint.

    :D
     
  11. Navygate

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    lol, sure you do, you're honest!
     
  12. whitepointer23

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    i am no naval architect or aircraft designer. just a truck driver who used to be a mechanic . although the paperwork i do to drive a truck these days probably qualifies me as a secretary as well.
     
  13. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    Slavery on wheels ? Lindsay Fox certainly got his money's worth out of the drivers, in becoming a billionaire.
     
  14. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    I know a few truck drivers, so yep, you're a secretary too, maybe more like a clerk . . .
     

  15. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Mao and Nikita Khrushchev held a boat race. Nikita won, Mao lost.

    The Chinese press reported: ‘‘ Mao second in boat race, Khrushchev last but one. ’’

    If telling the truth they just do it in a different way . . :eek:

    [​IMG]

    June 1964, Nikita on the oars, Mao's boat is somewhat behind . . . . ;) (please note the wink)
     
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