Date: 06 Oct 97 02:14:24 From: "elysium" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: UUNET Internet Africa References: 1 2
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jf mezei <"[non-spam]jfmezei"@videotron.ca> wrote in article <airliners.1997.2381@ohare.Chicago.COM>... > Question: can the pilots easily disable the automatic deployment of > airbags > or is this truly "hardcoded" into the cabin ? A "Rubber Jungle" can be over-ridden on most commercial aircraft, utilising gaseous oxygen systems, by selecting manual control on the Pax bottle regulator, however you raise an interesting point, as I don't know if this is possible on aircraft with chemical oxy generating units. A barometric switch deploys the masks at a cabin altitude of 15000 ft on many airliners, but the switch can be disarmed by the crew in many installations. Certainly Douglas, not sure about Boeings. -- >From : email@example.com " Slow to erect, quick to topple -- A maverick gimbal ".