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  • laylow1991 laylow1991 Feb 6, 2013 7:38 PM Flag

    OK the FAA has cleared Boeing for flight testing, my only problem is that

    they are proposing a change of the cells position between each other in the batteries. This is to help in cooling between cells.
    IMHO I don't think that is the answer.
    The ability to see the charging rate of the battery, along with voltage and the heat of the battery during the process of ground operations is key to all their problems.
    Once that has been discovered then the problem can be solved.
    The electronics, coils, and cables during ground operation is the answer.
    Soon rather than later this will be determined.

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    • The FAA said that they needed to be 1000% certain(yes, thousand) before they would allow the plane to fly commercially again. If this temporary fix gets them to 1000%, why wouldn't it be the permanent fix, too much weight?

    • There has been only one flight allowed. The FAA has not cleared them (yet) to do any more tast flights.
      The BA proposal for increased cell protection/distance is what the WSJ said is a possible interim step to get planes airborne while the NTSB continues to look for the root cause. I suspect the one flight is to gather data on the new design to give to the FAA/NTSB. Hopefully it leads to removing the flight ban and the root cause can be discovered.

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