reply to post by Zaphod58
Care to share some statistics and documentation to that?
You know, even when taking two identical pieces of hardware, one will slightly outperform the other, even tho both are identical in every way.
Its called "creep tolorance". Differences in the matrials composition and component tolorances will allow for this "creep tolorance" where one
piece of hardware will be able to do something another identical one cannot.
And just becasue some hot shot chip on thier shoulder pilot does something byond the max tolorance of their airplane doesnt mean that they are right
or wrong. It simply means...they got lucky. Pure and simple.
Guaranteed if that aircraft didnt have ejection systems, that pilot wouldnt be doing those byond tolorance stunts knowing his butt will go down with
the plane. But thanks to US engineers, we designed those ejection systems for just such an occurance. Isnt it nice to know that US engineers think of
so many things for the safety of the pilot and crew?!
Ya I think you can admit that if it were not for the engineers, you would not be flying in the first place, or knowing in the back of your mind, if
you show off your rear and the plane takes a high speed, out of control roll nose dive, that at your fingertips are the ejection levers to save your
Then you get to get a nice dressing down by your chain of command and then try to explain the reasons for trashing 20 mil worth of hardware becasue
you thought you knew what could be done when in fact..you didnt.
Quite possibly loose your flight status if not have your entire career in jeapordy.
Yep..us engineers are quite a bunch thats for sure. Everything up there, even the shells from your gunfire, missiles, tracking and targeting
equipment, countermeasures, comms, navigation, NV and IR sights, fly by wire systems, radar, even the very seat your sorry but is sitting in, all
comes from us engineers you love so much.
Perhaps you should be thankful that the engineers look out for every contingency and not just trying to be billy bad arse of the bunch who may one
day, go out there and not come back.