Re: 757 flight recorder located

From:         georg@sgl.ists.ca (Georg Feil)
Organization: Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science
Date:         14 Mar 96 17:49:31 
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bay@daacdev1.stx.com (John Bay) writes:
>Would it be possible to make a flight recorder that would transmit all its
>stored data upon request, thereby eliminating the necessity to physically
>recover the box?

I'd guess it would be nearly impossible to keep the tape transport working
well enough to play back the data. Are these things even designed to play back
anyway?

Of course these days an all-semiconductor flight recorder might make sense.

Georg.
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