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Why Flight voice data recorder is called black box where it is in orange color?

Tags: called black, data recorder, flight voice
Asked by Ravinesh Kumar, 06 Jul '12 11:17 pm
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In the begining they were in black color but that was not so easy to find out them. Again they changed the color to Orange for a clear vision. It is the main reason behind.
Answered by ashutosh, 06 Jul '12 11:24 pm

 
  
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I don't know for sure but I think since it is used to retrieve the data after a plane crashes which is sad because everybody ( or many) is dead, it is called black box.
Answered by Avantika, 06 Jul '12 11:21 pm

 
  
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Early flight data recorders were literally boxes painted black, hence the term "Black Boxes". It wasn't until 1965 they were required to be painted bright orange or bright yellow to make them easier to find at a crash scene. The term "Black" also often implies death and the last moments of fatal flights are often revealed throught the FDR. Perhaps this is a reason the moniker stuck even after the devices were painted.
Source: partly google search
Answered by anil garg, 07 Jul '12 01:13 am

 
  
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