Re: An Accelerometer in Paradise

From:         Ian Judge <>
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Date:         07 Mar 96 02:04:40 
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Ronald James Wanttaja ( wrote:

: For the entire travel period, the maximum G level was:
:    X = 6.167
:    Y = 6.889
:    Z = 10.10

: These sound high, but remember, most of them are short-lived events with
: not much energy in them.  It should be noted that I carried a china teapot
: in the same suitcase as the EDR (wrapped in bubble wrap); it arrived
: unbroken.

These sound particularly high when you consider that the maximum g-loading
of a B757 is 3g. Approx 3 yrs ago Caledonian severely bent a B757 with a
heavy landing of 2.76g. The aircraft took 3 weeks to prepare for a ferry
flight from LGW to LHR where the aircraft was repaired over 2/3 months.
The work involved including reskin fuselage aft of wing due to ripples
and a crack in the crown, new undercarriage and NDT of all mountings ( even
for the overhead bins )


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