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How does a black box work answers

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. It’s orange and often covered with reflective tape to make it easier to find.
  2. It stores information about the plane’s altitude, direction, how much fuel is on board, whether the autopilot is engaged or not, cabin temperature and pressure, as well as many other things.
  3. It stores the conversations of the pilots and also other sounds in the cockpit such as engine sounds and warnings.
  4. It’s stored in a crash survivable memory unit.
  5. It’s protected from heat by a layer of insulation and from impact by a steel or titanium layer.
  6. They’re tested up to 3,400 g, temperatures up to 1,100 Celsius for an hour, long periods under pressure and in salt water or aviation fuel.
  7. If one falls into water, it starts to transmit pulses of ultrasound so it can be located.

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