Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!
Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+
- It’s orange and often covered with reflective tape to make it easier to find.
- 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.
- It stores the conversations of the pilots and also other sounds in the cockpit such as engine sounds and warnings.
- It’s stored in a crash survivable memory unit.
- It’s protected from heat by a layer of insulation and from impact by a steel or titanium layer.
- 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.
- If one falls into water, it starts to transmit pulses of ultrasound so it can be located.