Monday, 10 January 2011

Inside A Flight Data Recorder

A flight data recorder is a crashworthy device that records data about an aircraft's flight, such as airspeed, heading, and the procedures of the pilot. It's also called a black box. Bill Hammack of the University of Illinios opens up a vintage black box from a Delta airlines jetliner.

He describes how the box withstands high temperatures and crash velocities. The flight data recorder he shows is a Sundstrand FA-542 and was used on a DC-9 in the 1970s.

YouTube link

(thanks Cora)M

1 comment(s):

tony m said...

Invented in Melbourne 1958....yay