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News / Re: Estate sale April 26
« Last post by dlabby on Today at 07:33:17 pm »
All we can do is post a time. What happens---happens.
News / Re: The Factors leading to the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes
« Last post by dlabby on Today at 07:31:26 pm »
Steve, at first I wondered if the Max still had the 2 "Stab Trim Cutout" switches on the console. Later in a Max news simulator video, I saw them, the old manual Stab Trim Cutout switches were still there. That used to be part of the "immediate action items" for runaway stabilizer trim. Maybe Mike can confirm this.
Warbirds / Re: Meister Zeke Build
« Last post by Lane C. on Today at 05:37:46 pm »
Got the fuselage about ready for some grey primer. Glued the headrest/roll over bar on and sanded the fuselage with a Scotch-Brite pad. Fuselage is mostly primed, so will only give it a light coat to see how it looks with an even coat of flat primer. Maybe get some primer on soon. This afternoon wouldn't have been bad, but wasn't ready early on. Too late in the day!
News / Re: The Factors leading to the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes
« Last post by Michael Madar on Today at 09:49:09 am »
Good video… I was struck by the word he used… the plane “Lurching” downward…as the drip of information is released, last week an interesting tidbit of information escaped.  That when MCAS activates the trim down effect is 5 times faster than normal trim rate. That would be alarming and certainly bring a sense of “misperception” on the issue one is wrestling with.   Reportedly with the new streamlined FAA/Boeing aircraft certification process system that was not revealed….

For perspective also, I remember hearing First officer Jeffrey B. Skiles, of the Miracle on the Hudson flight, and talking about the movie “Sully”, and the authentic nature of what happened.  He said “very” except for one thing.  All the warning sounds, bells/whistles, aural tones, and alarms going off was so loud that they were literally having to yell at each other as they were trying to handle the situation.   

GSW Classifieds / Re: Plane for Sale
« Last post by Bill Bradford on Today at 09:21:29 am »

Did not receive your private email. I will take the Trojan.

News / Re: The Factors leading to the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes
« Last post by Glenn Williams on April 19, 2019, 08:23:15 pm »
Modern day airliners use dual AOA vanes and a myriad of data sensors that feed the flight director. The problem with the AOA vanes and other airspeed calibration devices is when they fail, most times you will get a master warning or master caution on the annunciator panel. On the MCAS failures unless the airline paid for a warning annunciator Boeing did not hard wire it in. So if a sensor failed or the MCAS failed the way the software was designed, it pitched the nose down. Most pilots with what I call product knowledge knew to disconnect the pitch trim actuator and hand fly and hand trim the stab. Such a preventable tragedy.

News / Re: Membership Roster
« Last post by Joystick on April 19, 2019, 02:58:24 pm »
Does anyone know where the 2019 membership roster is posted?

I guess not.
News / Re: Estate sale April 26
« Last post by Joystick on April 19, 2019, 02:57:29 pm »
Club member Harold Staats is selling his RC planes and equipment. The club is handling the sale Friday April 26 at 0900 at his house in Bedford. Stay tuned for further info.

I that 9 am the actual start time, or is it for what's left after the early bird start time like the last sale?
News / Re: 2019 New Club shirts - Get your order in no later than May 14th
« Last post by Joystick on April 19, 2019, 02:55:23 pm »
I am getting one BUT will my body look that good in the shirt

Of course it will. I mean as long as you put a different head on the body.
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