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nautical_sea t1_j0qbuhe wrote

I see that, I’m just saying the scale seems so small, I’m not sure how it could be meaningful. Aircraft engines already create tremendous amounts of electricity through the onboard generators. It’s a by-product of something spinning consistently and incredibly fast.


NotoriousREV t1_j0qcjhu wrote

Take it up with Airbus, given you seem to have all the answers.


nautical_sea t1_j0qdrvy wrote

It’s just a discussion. You don’t have to like or agree with my thoughts :) Just thought it was relevant and interesting given my expertise in the industry in general.


NotoriousREV t1_j0qeju0 wrote

You’ve tried to argue it’s not a serious R&D attempt, and you’ve argued that Airbus are doing it wrong, all in order to avoid saying “Wow, I didn’t know that, I was wrong”. That’s not a discussion.

I don’t know you, but I’d be certain that Airbus have considered this far more deeply, and with far more expertise than you have. If you want argue it, you need to argue with them. I’m sure they’ll appreciate your valuable input.


nautical_sea t1_j0qg0fg wrote

You sound quite bothered by this, and I apologize if that’s the case. Was never my intent. It was not serious at all on my end.

> you’ve argued that Airbus are doing it wrong, all in order to avoid saying “Wow, I didn’t know that, I was wrong”.

I did state prior to that:

> To be honest, I’m an airline pilot and this is the first I’ve heard of this. I will reserve judgment post-testing, this seems like perhaps more of a pet-project than any serious development.

I am definitely not an expert in aircraft manufacturing, or engineering; though I am an expert in airline operations. Just applying a hot take simply from my lens, from what I’ve been taught and experienced over decades in the industry.

The way they are describing things gives me clear signals about the limitations of such technology, though again, it’s simply from my perspective. I’m not bothered one way or the other if they actually do it, just curious if it makes sense to, based on what I know about our industry thus far, and some of the complex challenges that entails.

Have a good day.