reply to post by vipertech0596
vipertech, you stated ""I wouldnt argue that there isn't a section in the header
that lists the serial number of the airplane and the serial number of the recorder.
You when on to state in the same-exact-post,
"Each of the reports I have seen, list the serial numbers. "
Now you are arguing that 'such data' is sometimes missing, contradicting your statement above that you wouldn't argue that it isn't there.
And now you claim your second statement really meant - "The reports from the FDRs that were recovered after 9/11, have had the serial numbers
Can you please show us these 911 reports with the serial numbers of the FDR's attached? Maybe
will help you in your search.
Now you also claim "[FDR's] work the majority of the time, function reasonably well some of the rest of the time and totally crap out once in a
Does the USAF allow the F-16 to fly with a partially functioning or "crapped out" FDR?
Do you think United Airlines, American Airlines and the FAA would let the same thing happen on a flight containing revenue passengers? Perhaps you
think the pilots on both planes from different airlines violated their Op's Specs and FAA regs on the same day?
Dennis Cimino's main argument against the FDR data provided is that the raw data is missing the header, the Fleet ID and Aircraft ID. He has never
seen raw data in which this information is missing, except from a bench test unit.
You contend that headers also contain the serial numbers and you first stated you wouldn't argue against it. Now you changed your tone and claim it
can be missing 1/4 of the time.
Here are Dennis Cimino's qualifications -
Commercial Pilot Rating, since 1981
Navy Combat Systems Specialist: RADAR, ECM, cryptographic communications
Flight Data Recorder Engineer Smiths Aerospace
BA-609, IDARS, Military and Commercial
Millimeter wave RADAR and countermeasures expert since 1973
Two patents held for Doppler RADAR ( Kavouras ):
long pulsewidth RADAR droop compensation network,
and wave guide arc detection for high powered RADAR
Here are your qualifications -
Some anonymous guy on ATS who claims to work with FDR's
Why should anyone listen to you vipertech?
edit on 30-7-2012 by IceRoadTrucker because: (no reason given)