Operational Altitude?

saabmp3

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 22, 2002
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Tacoma, WA
Ok, so I just got my Powerbook in the mail (and when I say just, I mean like 5 minutes ago). I'm at work waiting for lunch break to set it up, so I'm reading Apple's web site. On one of thier pages I found a comment which says
"Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet

Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet"

Now I'm going to be doing alot of flying. I'm assuming this doesn't matter because of the pressurized cabin, but why is there an altitude limit? Does it use that much air?

BEN
 

Ensign Paris

macrumors 68000
Nov 4, 2001
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Europe
because the airoplane will have presurised cabins there should be no problem with height unless you were unlucky enough to have a blow out while on board there should be no problem. Maybe if you climbed mount Everest you would have problems, I don't know there ;)

Ensign
 

Mr. Anderson

Moderator emeritus
Nov 1, 2001
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VA
I've always wondered about that myself. What happens at altitude that causes problems for the machine? Are there some pieces that need to be pressurized or have spaces, voids in them that would be affected by the change in pressure?

Anyone know?

D
 
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