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by extender
Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5676
Views: 373527

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

To answer your questions, no, we should not send troops to Ukraine. That ship has long since sailed. I don't pretend to be a biomedical expert, nor a foreign policy expert, but I know baloney when I see it.

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by extender
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How flaps work
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Re: How flaps work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDs7haZK7Go
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Nothing until you watch the 727 flap extension and retraction...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDs7haZK7Go

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Mon Feb 21, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?
Replies: 34
Views: 5214

Re: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?

I see several aircraft mentioned with well over 100,000 hours but I don’t see any details about a 707 with over 100K cycles, it doesn’t sound right. Max, I get where you are coming from, but these things were crashing and dashing at Tinker all day long. All I can tell you is what I remember seeing,...

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Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-Departure Walkaround Top of Fuselage
Replies: 20
Views: 4052

Re: Pre-Departure Walkaround Top of Fuselage

There is no walk-around on the crown. The fall protection requirements would be a bear alone. There is something out on the web about using drones for that, but it isn't a thing at this time.

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Fri Feb 18, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted Assassination in Louisville
Replies: 41
Views: 2477

Re: Attempted Assassination in Louisville

Hint: it’s not Page One because it isn’t a major city. Plenty of people on the coasts would be hard pressed to find SDF on a map. Would definitely be page one if it were LA or NYC - our capitals of media. That wasn't the case with Breonna Taylor. That took place in SDF. Look at the attention it got.

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Fri Feb 18, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?
Replies: 34
Views: 5214

Re: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?

Cycles That’s very difficult to believe N131EA, was operated by Boeing as a TC-18E. It was flying out of Tinker as a trainer for the E-3 Sentry. This particular airplane, I remember seeing some induction paperwork with the times and cycles. It along with its sister N132EA visited MIA for MRO work. ...

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Thu Feb 17, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26826

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

They got the government to pay attention to them.

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by extender
Thu Feb 17, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26826

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

BLM protests were also not a big issue in Canada. Also, just because someone else broke the law does not mean you get to break it, too. I am not saying they were, but I saw them as an organization airing their grievances to the government. What is more hardcore than looting, burning and murdering p...

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Thu Feb 17, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26826

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

This will never happen. You cannot blackmail anyone in a functioning democratic country. BLM did it. Be consistent, either you allow protests or you don't. If a government shows favoritism to one cause, yet come down on another, they deserve all the protests in the world. Someone posted about "...

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Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Warping Measured
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Time Warping Measured

For instance, clocks located onboard spacecraft tick slightly faster than those on Earth, due to the distortive effects of our planet’s gravity on time. ...“In some sense, what we are trying to say is that time and space are interconnected. As Einstein's relativity told us, time is space, space is ...

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Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The sound of a big turboprop
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

Re: The sound of a big turboprop

At least on the T-56: Gearbox.

Link

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by extender
Wed Feb 16, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?
Replies: 34
Views: 5214

Re: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?

There were a few 707s that went over 100K cycles. The DSO was 20K, I believe.

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Wed Feb 16, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 67
Views: 5197

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

It is interesting indeed, that the scandal was precipitated by his brother.

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by extender
Wed Feb 16, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FedEx driver shot at by father & son
Replies: 25
Views: 2126

Re: FedEx driver shot at by father & son

Thanks for the comments. Is it ever lawful in the US for a non-LEO citizen to shoot at someone while they are obviously trying to get away from you, regardless of any crime they may have just commited? I don't believe so. Especially if they are no longer a threat. Running away would, in most cases ...

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by extender
Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?
Replies: 34
Views: 5214

Re: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?

Only problem the 707 rudder had was with the CFM powered versions which had flutter issues. This was applicable to the full size, not the KC-135-sized airplanes.

Link

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by extender
Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 22
Views: 4391

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

The lack of log books is NOT a deal breaker, just requires a lot of hoops to jump through. Getting the airplane in an airworthy condition to operate in the US is a fool's errand. Back in the day it may have made a square grouper freighter.

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by extender
Wed Feb 09, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida LGBT K-5 School Law Proposal
Replies: 23
Views: 1555

Re: Florida LGBT K-5 School Law Proposal

2 years ago I had the choice of moving to Miami or Los Angeles. After coming to LA, I have always pondered if I made the right choice as, despite how fun living here is, there are so many downfalls to living here which I won't elaborate as to not beat a dead horse. However, every time one of these ...

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by extender
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida LGBT K-5 School Law Proposal
Replies: 23
Views: 1555

Re: Florida LGBT K-5 School Law Proposal

Why discuss any of that with children in those grades?

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by extender
Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7499

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

Whether it is a "valid" site or not, can't say.

But I do appreciate GDB's insight.

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Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7499

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

https://www.mylondon.news/news/uk-world ... n-23001755
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SQ22 wrote:
Please remember to provide a link to your source when stating facts, thanks.


https://www.mylondon.news/news/uk-world ... n-23001755

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Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7499

Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

Stories are swirling regarding Queen Elizabeth giving way to Charles to ascend to the throne. Is Charles as bad as he is portrayed to be? And by bad, to be taken as he is not leadership material. Edward IX?

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by extender
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quality of Aviation Consultants around the World
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Quality of Aviation Consultants around the World

From long experience, regardless of stated qualifications, almost anything on technical details of aviation is written by untutored, UN experienced writers. The Middle Seat column in WSJ was fine for passenger perspectives, Sully and Nance are fine, but sometimes shaped by their media outlets. Same...

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by extender
Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Reverse Thrust On Landing
Replies: 29
Views: 4239

Re: A380 Reverse Thrust On Landing

The C-17's capability to mimic a a falling manhole cover is impressive indeed. The 380's TR design is very simple. The only thing that stinks is getting the Safran spares to repair it.

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by extender
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Peeling paint on composite surfaces.
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Re: Peeling paint on composite surfaces.

Yet even though radomes are not immune to this type of damage, you would expect to see more of it. You see more peeling from the previous scuff & squirt.

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Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Peeling paint on composite surfaces.
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Re: Peeling paint on composite surfaces.

We see this cracked, peeling, and missing paint quite often on carbon surfaces on our B757's and MD-11's. We see it pretty much on all composite parts; TR sleeves, fan cowls, nose cowls, wing-to-body fairings, you name it. Some paints are better than others. I haven't seen it on components painted ...

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by extender
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization
Replies: 63
Views: 5500

Re: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization

Of the Boeing and Airbus, they are all in the pressurized area of the fuselage. 707 is accessible, some of the Airbus wide bodies as well.

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by extender
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Peeling paint on composite surfaces.
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Re: Peeling paint on composite surfaces.

The 787 has similar issues. Carbon flight controls have been around for over thirty years now and haven't seen the same degree discrepancies as the A350/787 paint adhesion issues. The primer isn't sticking. The anti-static and top-coat are just along for the ride. At least on the 787 issues, I think...

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by extender
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 727 Leading Edge Device Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

Re: Boeing 727 Leading Edge Device Question

The idea behind the Kruger Flap/Slat arrangement,was, in the event of a stall, that the inner part of the wing stall before the outboard part of the wing, thereby keeping roll control.

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Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond

I would like to know where he got the gun. Likely it was one owned by a parent and if so, they should be in jail or on high bail and house confinement too. I expect civil lawsuits by the victims against the school, the shooter and his family. To be fair, if he is 18, he can possess a pistol, he jus...

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Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4867

The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Recently, the controversy regarding Dave Chappelle's comic jabs at trans people has created a stir. The Netflix CEO, Ted Sarandos sent an email to all the employees regarding the matter. Link Just an opinion, but a joke is a joke. It used to be Polish jokes, Puerto Rican Jokes, Hispanic jokes, black...

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by extender
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2735

Re: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

The mousetrap argument. Not something that belongs in the school system.

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by extender
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2735

Re: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

Critical Race Theory is racist from the start. Just look at who came up with it, intersectional theory based in Marxist ideas.

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by extender
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2735

Re: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

It sounds an awful lot like you think that anyone who has an option or conversation about things where they don't live or are directly involved in should have the FBI investigate them. That's a little authoritarian, don't' you think? Last time I checked we still have freedoms in this county that al...

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by extender
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2607

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

johns624 wrote:
... just another example that if you really want to kill people, you'll find a way.


This is the truth. The method used is the vehicle that carries out the madness out.

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by extender
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2607

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Sad, another tragedy. People are just going nuts these days.

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by extender
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 50
Views: 2886

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

We as a society give absolution to criminals, murderers even. What about the people who said something, racist, misogynist, sexist? Do you think they're worse than murderers and other criminals? And do you really believe that they can't be sorry for what they've done, and don't deserve a second cha...

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by extender
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: Texas Schhol Shooter Released On Bond

Aren't schools gun-free zones?

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by extender
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Texas School Shooter Released On Bond

Timothy Simpkins, the Texas school shooter has been released on bail. Simpkins, 18, carried a gun in to school and shot four people, one of them critically. He has been released on a $75,000.00 bond. RT News Link MSN Link Independent UK Link FW Star-Telelgram Link The Sun Link Daily Mail Link Yahoo ...

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by extender
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Topic
Replies: 20
Views: 2976

Re: Deleted Topic

What happened to the "Military Command Structure" thread? It was removed, as there was an issue with the thread starting post. I cannot go into further detail since it wasn't your thread. You or anyone else is free to restart the thread. Please just be sure to include sufficient detail in...

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Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Topic
Replies: 20
Views: 2976

Re: Deleted Topic

Curious as to why a thread in Non-Av about a school shooter gets deleted. Or should I go to the mods directly?

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by extender
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 59552

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

This medication is exciting and as long as it is started in the viral phase of the disease, which I would take to be the first seven days after symptom onset, should work well. It targets an enzyme called RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), which is the enzyme that all RNA viruses use to replicate...

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by extender
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 5026

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

A boogeyman that wants $3.5T to spread amongst political cronies. When a representative that was elected doesn't agree with the radicals, they get bullied and browbeat by drones. Time for the government to change.

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Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 5026

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Where do you think the government gets those funds from?

Social Security, comes from the magnificence of the government? Look at your W-2 lately?

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Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 5026

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

The government doesn't produce anything. Its income is derived from taxation. It is pretty simple actually. That post makes it sound like we are all serfs to a benevolent lord.

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Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 5026

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
Nothing and no one are preventing you from renouncing your citizenship. If you do not feel like paying what you cost the gov't, this is always an option for you.


Got it all wrong, it is what the government costs us.

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by extender
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1537

Facebook Whistleblower

Anybody catch the 60 Minutes piece last night?

Link to video.

Interesting, to say the least.

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Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 5026

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Funny, the Arizona Democratic party is trying disavow Kyrsten Sinema if she doesn't follow the progressive line.

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