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by WIederling
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 10785

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

EXACTLY. Getting rid of the serpent's head of global terror would allow the Iranian people to get whatever planes they wish. If wishes where ... The Iranian people really have no leverage to remove the US System from the globe. That would require global teamwork. But afaics pressure to go there is ...

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by WIederling
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 10785

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

IPFreely wrote:
You’re not paying attention. The US did not enter and sign a deal. The President does not have the power to do so without Senate approval, which the President never even attempted to get.


dysfunctional.
That is a domestic US problem. Why should the rest of the world have to work around that?

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks

1337Delta764 wrote:
In KONE's case it is for environmental reasons. Hydraulic elevators use more energy, and if they are not of a holeless design, they could leak hydraulic oil into groundwater.


That is another way of saying "our designers are incompetent". :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 10785

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Wait 3 more years til trumps gone He’s also gonna run for the second term. So maybe whole 7 years. That will increase pressure. An increasing number of nations will note that the US is a completely unreliable participant in international affairs. fickle, erratic, shortsighted. This will lead to pro...

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by WIederling
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 3283

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

Nobody deserves death, that's precisely why murder is a crime. So you think someone like Anders with 76 murders under his belt should be allowed to live?? Think about what you wrote there. Staying alive is not something you "allow". Killing is an active act. Additionally Breivik is comple...

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 3283

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

trpmb6 wrote:
Anyone know if there is a study on death penalty views of people before and after a heinous crime is perpetrated against said person or a relative of said person?


Think about why the legal system disallows lynching and why that is seen as a major advance.

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 3283

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

Kiwirob wrote:
Anders Breivik was obviously guilty there’s no chance of a false conviction here, cases like his are open and shut, this type of person deserves death.


Anders Breivik is a psycho. Representative for nothing.

Though shalt not make laws for single event upsets.

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 materials selection
Replies: 23
Views: 2091

Re: A350 materials selection

But it strikes me that it would be simpler to design all LE slats to be made of the same material, heated or not. Obviously, the people at Airbus are neither inexperienced nor stupid, so I'm sure there's a good reason for their decision to alternate materials. Didn't Airbus start to use fiber reinf...

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14981

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Ruscoe wrote:
The OEW's did come from Wiki but they are referenced in wiki as being quoted to United..


IMU for a rather premium heavy seat map. How much do the "lie flat" and "easy copulation" monuments weigh in at?

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 3283

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

DNA test only have something like 99% success rate iirc. That mean there will be a false report for every other 100 cases on average 99%? would be nice if ... . In real world terms it is probably much lower. ( I don't even believe that 99% would hold for comparing two perfect specimen probes. there...

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 3283

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

For America they probably don’t save any money but if they sorted out the appeals process and killed them within 2 years of conviction rather then dragging it out a decade or more I’m sure it would become cost effective. In China, Indonesia and other countries where they still do the right thing I’...

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 72
Views: 15696

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

zeke wrote:
It depends on the aircraft, but I would not be surprised if Boeing has a “copy”, these are computer database records.


Boeing seems to have had no presence in the investigations. keeping very much low profile.
If they also appear to actively withhold information ...

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 60
Views: 3805

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

Seabear wrote:
So when the Space Force establish its own Academy... complete with Space Cadets?


will Heinlein ventilate his grave by going into a CW or a CCW spin ?

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2448

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

trex8 wrote:
why does a wing spar failure make you flip?


about the same way a single stalled wing makes you flip too.
the unbroken wing lift creates torque into the fuselage.
the broken wing just goes up but cannot effect counter torque to keep the fuselage forces balanced.

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5281

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

SteelChair wrote:
Quite right, poorly written on my part. I was being redundant. I was referring to the 300, the stretched version of the 200.

The stretched 300, the 400, sold poorly

767 (-400) then.

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5793

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

Really a stupid statement. Following WW2, Britain, like most of Europe, was a disaster with with few, actionable, financial assets and little industrial capability. Only one nation on Earth was in a position to restart Westen Civilization at this time. That nation was The United States of America. ...

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 449
Views: 62612

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

seahawk wrote:
After 2030...


... About when the MOM finally enters the market ?
:-)

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5281

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

SteelChair wrote:
Point taken. But it still sold.many fewer copies than the stretched 300. It was sub-optimized.


What is a "stretched 300" in your book ?

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5793

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

aviationaware wrote:
Worked beautifully with the Germans.


More thanks going to the Brits there than the US IMHO.
And Germany had a proto democracy going before Hitler,
the required for democracy strong middle class ...

... and a long standing solution to religious faction strife.

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 449
Views: 62612

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

The laminar flow test bed is not an A321 wing extension. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/09/airbus_-_blade_-laminar-flow-wing-demonstrator-makes-first-fligh.html The laminar flow element on the A340 emulates a future narrow body wing. As such it could be the start for a new A...

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5793

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

Mortyman wrote:
Is it so hard for Europe to make these parts themselves ?

not difficult.
BUT
That takes time. Certification of a new manufacturer and the products is another time sink.
( Just look at the hassle that the new Diesel GA engines are entangled in. )

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did North Korea torture Otto Warmbier?
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Did North Korea torture Otto Warmbier?

Holding a prisoner under such conditions that he'd rather commit suicide than serve his sentence is pretty much torture, but that's only my take on it. This guy seems to have been a rather sincere type. Not the person to kill himself for being imprisoned as such. More like over the how and why he g...

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 111
Views: 23374

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

TheSonntag wrote:
This accident happened, and 20 People seems a bit much (as far as I remember, the LH Ju-52 only has 16 places), but I will leave speculation out and wait to receive the report of the investigators.


3 crew, 17 "nonworkers", all club members.

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did North Korea torture Otto Warmbier?
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Did North Korea torture Otto Warmbier?

My theory is he stressed himself put so much in the ordeal that his brain "ate" itself. I dont know if your brain physically deteriorates under such immense stress however, id love to know for sure. People break in strange ways when they no longer can fit the details of their life togethe...

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military interest in cargo bases in space
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: US military interest in cargo bases in space

AirlineCritic wrote:
Supply earth-based troops via space?

One word: Insane.


bah

DD ammunitions. ( as in Direkt Delivery :-)

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 111
Views: 23374

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

So high speed nose dive, too much g for anyone to survive? All parts seem to still be connected. Can't have been a high speed crash. ( though the way the Ju's structure is designed would help in "keeping it together".) Low altitude tight turn, inner wing stalls. plane flips over and down....

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2817
Views: 341291

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

With the 787 it was all about the business school fad of the time of “risk sharing partners” which in Boeing’s case resulted in “cost multiplying partners” that had to be bought out and taken over to get under control and led to a multi year delay. First ruin your partner and then acquire the train...

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by WIederling
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions
Replies: 21
Views: 6654

Re: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions

juliuswong wrote:
Sadly the deal ended prematurely.


Is it really canceled or just "put on ice" until the next thaw period ?

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by WIederling
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much will it cost to repair this APU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: How much will it cost to repair this APU?

https://fsbrasil.files.wordpress.com/20 ... nit_e1.pdf

There is quite a bit of exhaust pipe between the outside and the APU proper.
But still I'd guess damage will reach into the structural bulkhead the APU is attached to.
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ref: https://fsbrasil.files.wordpress.com/20 ... nit_e1.pdf

There is quite a bit of exhaust pipe between the outside and the APU proper.
But still I'd guess damage will reach into the structural bulkhead the APU is attached to.

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by WIederling
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19890

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Yes, as any asset you write off over time - or even at once. Defining production cost as an asset is the way how "deferred production cost" works its magic in the books. The question is: is it really an asset or is it just a game of mirrors? IMHO NO. Writing off assets replicates the &quo...

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by WIederling
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR new integrated hold tank questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: A321XLR new integrated hold tank questions

acjbbj wrote:
Hope and PRAY Boeing goes forward with the SevenNinetySeven. Will immediately kill the A321((X)LR).


Even Boeing seems to be bright enough to see the looming danger
of first killing their piggy bank before getting anywhere
near the jugular of the A321 :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 5120

Re: Innovations in boarding???

Airlines have spent millions researching this topic, and the results have always pointed to the fact that no matter which way the airplane is boarded, times were practically the same. This is a case of "You need to be incapable of having ideas and you must be incapable of expressing those.&quo...

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by WIederling
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR new integrated hold tank questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: A321XLR new integrated hold tank questions

i think we’re talking about the same thing. The new tank volume should be the hold cross-section area x total length of the new tank (presumably roughly the length of three ACTs. What I’m after is the difference betweeen this volume and the volume currently occupied by three ACTs - for which the ga...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nealy 400,000 Gallons of Crude Spill Into Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: Nealy 400,000 Gallons of Crude Spill Into Gulf of Mexico

seb146 wrote:
Maybe because it is a United States incident?
Or it is such a common occurrence here it is not worth broadcasting?


No foreigners involved that could be squeezed for "compensation". So, no hysteria. under rug, rinse, repeat.

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 227
Views: 25241

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

And remember, the F-22 has about 1.7 million lines of code to do what it can do. The F-35 has 8 million lines of code. The F-35's simulator requires 10 million lines of code. Lines of code are on occasion more indicative of bloat than anything else. Look at Microsofts OS offering : what do you get ...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 2537

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

Those ICE trains are grey, not white and look dirty when freshly painted. Which is a good idea actually. Gemuser They are white, not grey. I ride on them several times a week. They are "RAL 7035 :: Lichtgrau" * ref: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAL-Eisenbahnfarben#RAL-Farben_der_Deutsche...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58396

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

In addition, the case has just begun. Also something to think about. Let's say you make $100,000 a year after taxes. How much of that $100,000 is truly available to you at any one moment? How much of that $100,000 is already earmarked on the mortgage, car payment and other monthly bills? If you nee...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180147

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academi
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Revelation wrote:
WIederling wrote:
What we've been shown is about as much fascistic lockstep you can achieve without adding brown uniforms.

Time to invoke Godwin's Law:


OK, I'll change it to black uniforms. ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academi

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis
Replies: 58
Views: 10235

Re: A340-300 vs B777-200ER, A Retrospective Analysis

Still the comparison shows that quads aren't necessarily better than twins in all cases - or are only marginally better at best. you overstate a discussion point and then show that that statement is not quite right ( "the overstatement", see ) Folk lore here was that quads are so bad ther...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180147

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

they might do something reckless, even if it hurts the interests of Alabama and Airbus Inc. My assumption in the dumping and tariff thing was that Boeing thought there was no short to middle term retaliatory path open. Or was the whole thing nothing more than posturing for the local fin economy. ( ...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180147

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Revelation wrote:
Repeat after me:


Pft.
What we've been shown is about as much fascistic lockstep you can achieve without adding brown uniforms.

and,,,
IMU you overvalue the weight of the C-Series in the NEO decision. but that is OK.

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180147

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Very simple. Boeing designed the 787 from the outset, then invited manufacturers outside the USA to help finance and build major sections at their expense to benefit both parties. Very different. Boeing had a "design on a napkin" taken from PR and dropped snipets into partner laps all ove...

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by WIederling
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180147

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed. quot licet iovi ... ? A320 frames assembled in Alabama are stamped "US - made". ( and MD frames assembled in China were stamped &q...

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