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by LineMechQX
Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Horizon Air In July- What To Expect?
Replies: 12
Views: 7385

RE: Flying Horizon Air In July- What To Expect?

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by LineMechQX
Thu May 26, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Wants To Eliminate Half Of Their Mechanics!
Replies: 153
Views: 9267

RE: NWA Wants To Eliminate Half Of Their Mechanics

As long as our A&P jobs are not understood by the general public, we will all face these types of criticisms. Someday (never) people may begin to understand that a/c are getting more difficult to maintain not easier. Requiring all of us to constantly learn new systems not just the a/c systems. But a...

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by LineMechQX
Sun May 15, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Ramp Crew Let Go
Replies: 39
Views: 5429

RE: AS Ramp Crew Let Go

People can come up with an excuse to explain any terrible act. Certain politicians have used many in recent years to justify war. I guess that means I can quote them then, "you are either with us or you're against us". Support airline employees or dont' its your choice. Capitalism sucks sometimes, s...

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by LineMechQX
Sat May 14, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Ramp Crew Let Go
Replies: 39
Views: 5429

RE: AS Ramp Crew Let Go

Its a sad day indeed, where does it all stop? Fleet services, <acronym title="Gothenburg - City (Save) (GSE / ESGP), Sweden">GSE</acronym>, mechanics, rampers, am I missing anyone? What's left then? Why bother to fly airplanes anymore? Maybe F/A's can be outsourced to someone in India at a computer ...

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by LineMechQX
Sun May 01, 2005 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Understanding The "787 Technology" Hype
Replies: 96
Views: 9389

RE: Understanding The "787 Technology" Hype

Reduction in weight while maintaining fuselage strength : >Less weight = less fuel... <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> but the low number of seats still make the 787 seats/fuel cost pretty poor... >>what kind of a point is this, ok low seats=high seat/fuel cost, so Big Sky air should...

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by LineMechQX
Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Awards QX EAS To PDT
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

RE: DOT Awards QX EAS To PDT

Funny how the bids for 2 1900's a day was more then 3 dash-8's. Even if one of those is one stop service. Also giving notice of discontinuing service is a requirement of applying for EAS. Sure if Horizon was still flying Metro's this may not be required. But we aren't and the City of Pendleton is ha...

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by LineMechQX
Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Awards QX EAS To PDT
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

DOT Awards QX EAS To PDT

Good news for Horizon today Order 2005-3-35, the Department (1) selects Horizon Air Industries, Inc., d/b/a Horizon Air to provide subsidized essential air Service (EAS) at Pendleton, Oregon for a two-year period, and (2) establishes a subsidy rate of $649,974 per year for service consisting of thre...

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by LineMechQX
Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air
Replies: 66
Views: 8239

RE: Horizon Air

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by LineMechQX
Sat Feb 05, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Sky Airlines News
Replies: 18
Views: 4927

RE: Big Sky Airlines News

Does anyone have thoughts on why they might possibly make a profit on routes from Moses Lake to Portland and Boise. I would have to assume the non stop from Boise is some sort of repositioning for the aircraft. But Portland? If Seattle didn't work out why would Portland? I'm very, very confused by a...

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by LineMechQX
Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi On 1 Engine?
Replies: 23
Views: 7122

RE: Taxi On 1 Engine?

At <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym> single engine taxi's are not allowed in the Q400 aircraft, due to the stress on the nosegear. From what I understand this idea begin with the 200's (which is allowed). But due to the length of the long tubes it was deemed too risky from the powers t...

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by LineMechQX
Wed Dec 01, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Fuel: Why Not Gasoline
Replies: 28
Views: 25204

Jet Fuel: Why Not Gasoline

Smcmac32msn- $3.29 a gallon? I'm assuming you've come up with this number as a price of Jet-A. I'm not sure where people are paying this much for fuel. As of Oct, 04 the average price of Jet-A for the airlines in the northwest market was $1.49 and in Oct 03 it was $0.93. I barely remember paying .93...

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by LineMechQX
Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot's Inappropriate PA Announcement
Replies: 118
Views: 21851

RE: Delta Pilot's Inappropriate PA Announcement

Take it easy people take it easy, its a joke, we're all human. Laugh and get over it. Not even pilots are perfect, as some of you would like to make them sound.

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by LineMechQX
Sat Nov 13, 2004 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Flight Museum
Replies: 17
Views: 1925

RE: Seattle Flight Museum

USAFHummer- What would you like them to say? This is a 747 in front of you, Airbus makes nothing like it?

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by LineMechQX
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Orders Winglets!
Replies: 29
Views: 4578

RE: Alaska Airlines Orders Winglets!

Does anyone have an estimate on the price of these things. From what I can gather from the Aviation Partners site they sound like the require a decent amount of wing strengthing and modification. How long will it take for Alaska to make back the cost. I assume these kits must cost into the millions ...

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by LineMechQX
Sun Oct 31, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 Tailstrike Angle
Replies: 10
Views: 5713

RE: Dash 8 Tailstrike Angle

What am I missing about Tarzanboy here?

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by LineMechQX
Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mechanics Ground All Jat Airways Flights!
Replies: 7
Views: 3421

RE: Mechanics Ground All Jat Airways Flights!

WGW2707- Calling them jerks? after only reading a short summarized paragraph about them? You don't know the whole story, or the real situation. Not everything in this world is black and white you know. I won't even get into your next sentence. But I'm sure you'll get whats coming to you, if you thin...

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by LineMechQX
Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Reports 79 Mil 3rd Quarter Profit
Replies: 15
Views: 4839

RE: Alaska Air Reports 79 Mil 3rd Quarter Profit

80 mil dollars, and they still had to lay off 900 employess, how greedy can you get? I guess no one is safe in the airline world but the CEO's hope Ayer enjoys his bonus this Christmas.

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by LineMechQX
Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air And Embaer 170
Replies: 11
Views: 5221

RE: Horizon Air And Embaer 170

Anyone get any pictures of this visit. Its been rumored for weeks at QX, but I tend not to believe anything until it actually happens.

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by LineMechQX
Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delayed Gear Retraction Video
Replies: 12
Views: 6484

RE: Delayed Gear Retraction Video

Maybe it was a mistake, I've seen an instance with a newer FO. The story as it was relayed to us was that she was supposed to have retracted the gear, but somehow between her and the captain they got left down, and exceeded gear operation speed. Then in a stroke of genius they brought the gear up in...

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by LineMechQX
Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Mechanics
Replies: 22
Views: 6928

RE: Aviation Mechanics

Airplanes are fun to work on for plane nuts. Not for car freaks, I've seen dozens of car mechanics enter the profression thinking they'd make more money only to leave after a few years, easily finding a better paying, better hours job in the automotive world. Pay will always be poor for aircraft mec...

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by LineMechQX
Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does Jet Uses Same Gasoline As Props?
Replies: 23
Views: 20221

RE: Does Jet Uses Same Gasoline As Props?

Just to clarify for Fokker 50, there is little difference between a turbofan jet engine and a turboprop jet engine. One has a fan attached on the front to produce most of the thrust(turbofan), and the other has an RGB and prop installed on the front that produces almost all of the thrust(turboprop)....

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by LineMechQX
Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 7007

RE: Engine Oil

PW150A's on the q400's hold nearly 40 qts, but of course thats including a very large ACOC (air cooled oil cooler) and the RGB(reduction gear box) and of course the prop systems. All of which run in the same oil system (not seperated). Some people don't believe me, but trust me I've been in Montana ...

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by LineMechQX
Mon Oct 04, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 MLG Question
Replies: 5
Views: 3683

RE: Dash 8 MLG Question

Originally those fwd doors on the left side of the gear, were hydraulic, like the aft doors are. But this design created a lot of problems and (not sure when) they were redesigned as the mechanical "follow me" doors they are now. Which should give plenty of reason for the play and awkwardness that t...

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by LineMechQX
Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Covers
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

RE: Engine Covers

I don't understand people sometimes. I don't mean to be rude but, do you drive your car when its covered. I mean were does basic logic come into the equation here. One Should not have to be an engineer to figure this one out.

Sorry for my general disgust, I can't help it sometimes.
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by LineMechQX
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Considering Getting My A&P, Should I?
Replies: 19
Views: 4756

RE: Considering Getting My A&P, Should I?

For me getting an A&P was fun, and I enjoy having it, and I enjoy using it at my job. If I had to do it over again though, I would not have done it as my career.

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by LineMechQX
Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - 4 Wheels For Nose Landing Gear?
Replies: 30
Views: 12740

RE: A380 - 4 Wheels For Nose Landing Gear?

Interesting, I don't see any provisions on the original pic, for a 3rd set of brakes. The axle without brakes does look to have a steering actuator, and a pivot point. Hmmmm. I guess whether the whole truck will steer, is yet to be seen. Awesome pic though, (from a mechanics perspective at least). W...

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by LineMechQX
Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces Wide-ranging Changes
Replies: 33
Views: 6499

RE: AS Announces Wide-ranging Changes

Yes I went to my all mtx meeting. And yes we all got the answers we expected. We all got the avoidance of the question, of whether we at <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym> would receive more then 30 mins notice that we had lost our jobs. We were told that our heavy mtx has made much imp...

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by LineMechQX
Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces Wide-ranging Changes
Replies: 33
Views: 6499

RE: AS Announces Wide-ranging Changes

I don't buy the human story at all, from the first day Ayer took his position he's been wanting to lay off people. I assure you as long as he stays in control of the company and group, more lay offs will come. In the first letter he wrote to the employees he mentioned what had never been even discus...

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by LineMechQX
Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Jacks
Replies: 2
Views: 2991

RE: Aircraft Jacks

I don't' know about the 747 specifically, but typically jacks and other ground support equipment are provided by companies such as <a href="http://tronair.com/web/index.html" target=_blank>http://tronair.com/web/index.html</a> It was explained once to me that by providing the specs for aircraft spec...

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by LineMechQX
Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Pilots Start Up Engines.....
Replies: 35
Views: 13306

RE: How Do Pilots Start Up Engines.....

Nowadays the FADEC will do everything for you, but press the start button, and fire the bottles in an engine fire. They ask us to watch engine parameters, but trust me FADEC is quicker then I am. And if the boss doesn't fix it, theres more problems then I care to deal with, within a start sequence. ...

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by LineMechQX
Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nosecone Snafu
Replies: 11
Views: 2572

RE: Nosecone Snafu

I don't know specifically how an aircraft is painted first hand, but with the exception of the rudder which must be balanced before installation, it appears the painters start pretty much wherever they feel. Normally when I see a nose cone or nacelle, returned from repair, it is painted white, and f...

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by LineMechQX
Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Stall
Replies: 20
Views: 8674

RE: Engine Stall

My point is airflow continues over a wing even during a stall. Yes the airplane is moving, yes the wings must be as well. Just pointing out that a stall is more of a disruption of air flow over an airfoil then it is loss of speed or loss of flow. It all depends on the airfoil when and how it stalls....

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by LineMechQX
Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash Q400
Replies: 17
Views: 3599

RE: Dash Q400

Geg2rap, I'm with you on <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, love to see a fleet of 400's in the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> livery. Been a rumor in Portland for a while it was gonna happen. Haven't heard any more about it in almost a year though, too b...

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by LineMechQX
Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Axial Flow Vs Centrifugal Flow. What Does It Mean?
Replies: 17
Views: 44402

RE: Axial Flow Vs Centrifugal Flow. What Does It M

Yes centrifugal compressors are still very much alive. Pratt and Whitney Canada includes at least one centrifugal compressor in every engine it makes. Its one of their trademarks.

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by LineMechQX
Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Boxes: Permanent, Or Changeable?
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

RE: Black Boxes: Permanent, Or Changeable?

Black boxes, aren't just for crashes, they are often very useful for on ground mtx as well. Often times after an inflight incident, ie one plane I worked on, had one spoiler fully deploy inflight for no apparent reason. After the airplane landed, OCM was called out to pull the FDR c/b, to keep the i...

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by LineMechQX
Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash Q400
Replies: 17
Views: 3599

RE: Dash Q400

S12PPL- Get over the APU man, its insignificant, its ballast. Not required for anything, not used in flight, not designed to be depended on. There's other things on this aircraft much more important.

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by LineMechQX
Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towbarless & Tow Bar Towing Vehicles
Replies: 27
Views: 10298

RE: Towbarless & Tow Bar Towing Vehicles

Horizon uses TBL's "lectrocarts" exclusively for pushbacks, the only time we use towbars are moving airplanes for maintenance. ie in the hangar.

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by LineMechQX
Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Engine Thrust Percentage
Replies: 16
Views: 15366

RE: Jet Engine Thrust Percentage

On a modern turbofan engine most of your thrust is being produced by the fan blades you would see on the outside of an installed engine. Most of the air brought in by these blades "bypasses" the engine compression and combustion cycle completely. Therein lies the name high bypass turbofan. Not much ...

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by LineMechQX
Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Stall
Replies: 20
Views: 8674

RE: Engine Stall

JetMechMD80-
Do airplane wings quit moving when they stall?

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by LineMechQX
Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fan Blades In #2 Engine Of 3 Engine A/c?
Replies: 5
Views: 4688

RE: Fan Blades In #2 Engine Of 3 Engine A/c?

- The exhaust so hot it would melt the rest of the duct if the engine weren't at the end.
I think we can rule this one out. If we can make combustion chambers and first stage turbines that don't "melt" then I would think this wouldn't be a huge issue. Take a look at a dash-8 exhaust sometime.

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by LineMechQX
Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon And It's Opinion On The Q400 Vs The Cr7
Replies: 14
Views: 8041

RE: Horizon And It's Opinion On The Q400 Vs The Cr

??? Locomotive on wings? never heard that terminology before. It does have a tremendous thrust to weight ratio. Though I'm not sure where to look to compare it to other aircraft. though this gives a general idea <a href="http://q400.com/q400/en/performance.jsp" target=_blank>http://q400.com/q400/en/...

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by LineMechQX
Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Busted APU On 737?
Replies: 29
Views: 9697

RE: Busted APU On 737?

744lover- Having never worked on a 744 before I wouldn't know for sure. But if you or someone else who has worked on them, could confirm you statement that would be cool. I know CRJ apu's can be started enroute, depending on altitude. And it seems the usefulness of an apu would be highly reduced if ...

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by LineMechQX
Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Check Out This Landing!
Replies: 25
Views: 16257

RE: Check Out This Landing!

I'm sorry to sound like an ass, but anyone with a true interest in aviation should never ever, even wonder if that was real or not. It makes me very sad to hear that.

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by LineMechQX
Mon Jul 19, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bulge On B737 Empennage Area
Replies: 19
Views: 5040

RE: Bulge On B737 Empennage Area

Looks like an antenna

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by LineMechQX
Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetway Hits UA 777 At LAX - Damage Seen
Replies: 23
Views: 10833

RE: Jetway Hits UA 777 At LAX - Damage Seen

Any damage to an aircraft has to be addressed. Any dent, scratch, or even paint missing must be addressed. These are pressurized semi-monocoque(spelling) aircraft they rely 100% on the skin to keep them in one piece. I don't know specific 777 SRM limits, but on our aircraft anything over around .050...

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by LineMechQX
Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DH8-400 Is Fast And Cheap?
Replies: 28
Views: 4836

RE: DH8-400 Is Fast And Cheap?

Those of you who haven't noticed a big difference in noise and vibration of the Q400. Next time you board a Dash product ask the F/A if the ANVS is operative or not. (or simply look to your right as you board the airplane on the <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s panel, to see if ...

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by LineMechQX
Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Adding 4 Seats To Q400 Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 2957

QX Adding 4 Seats To Q400 Fleet

Horizon air announced today that it is planning on adding 4 seats to all 18 Q400's in the fleet. Increasing seating from 70 to 74 seats. Essentially adding another aircraft to the fleet. This will reduce the seat pitch from 33 to 31 inch the same as our 37 pax Q200 fleet. Anyone who flies Horizon ha...

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by LineMechQX
Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Propeller Commuter Airliner Startup And Shutdown
Replies: 24
Views: 3050

RE: Propeller Commuter Airliner Startup And Shutdo

Well as far as dashes go, the engines are always started and shut down with the props in feather. A typical start procedure for a D-8 200 would be start in feather at flight idle power setting, then pushback, then selecting props to min which is followed by the prop speeding up, not really the engin...

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by LineMechQX
Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Workers/Shop Workers NOT Metal Detected Yet..
Replies: 33
Views: 2988

RE: Ramp Workers/Shop Workers NOT Metal Detected Y

So yeah lets force ramp workers to go through security everyday. Yet we'll still go ahead and let them load those gun cases for the hunters out there. And we'll just cross our fingers that they don't decide to do anything else with them. Come on now. MartinairYYZ, if my 3 background checks that took...

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by LineMechQX
Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prop Speed Question
Replies: 14
Views: 8904

RE: Prop Speed Question

Undies- Please explain further, the new hercs do not have adjustable prop speed? Only normal setting and this low speed ground idle, you speak of? Or does prop speed simply adjust with power setting. I'm very confused.

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