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by laxx5
Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ID This Aircraft Picture
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

RE: ID This Aircraft Picture

That is a P-47, but I was in Tucson over the weekend and there were at least 2 P-51's flying around with the F-15, F-16, A-10, F-4 and also a MIG-15 which I only saw on Sunday. With low ceiling on Sunday the formation flights were also quite low. Anyone know why this was happening? The big airshow a...

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by laxx5
Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noisy A330 Taxying
Replies: 17
Views: 4337

RE: Noisy A330 Taxying

CCA

Ok, now that makes perfect sense.
I agree completely.

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by laxx5
Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spruce Goose..Did It Actually Fly?
Replies: 45
Views: 15201

RE: Spruce Goose..Did It Actually Fly?

Ground effect...Absolutely. That is why it only flew once and the short distance. H.H. knew from that flight that the plane was in ground effect and never tried to fly it again. If it was not G.E. then don't you think H.H. would have flown it again at a higher altitude, longer distance to show off h...

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by laxx5
Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noisy A330 Taxying
Replies: 17
Views: 4337

RE: Noisy A330 Taxying

CCA- Good explanation, but does not answer original question. The noises were heard while taxiing, not when stopping at the gate and parking brake applied.

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by laxx5
Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Takeoff/Landing At LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 6529

RE: Takeoff/Landing At LAX

One reason for the use of <acronym title="Aklak (Canada)">6L</acronym>/R and <acronym title="AB Airlines (United Kingdom)">7L</acronym>/R is winds. If the off shore winds are strong then the runways will switch. Also I have noticed, but don't have details, that around midnight <acronym title="Aklak ...

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by laxx5
Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Supersonic With GE90s?
Replies: 26
Views: 7976

RE: Why Not Supersonic With GE90s?

BA97, All supersonic aircraft, fighter jets, Concorde, etc, must have variable geometry inlet ducts which can change, adjust the speed of incoming air, too below supersonic when at supersonic speed and to speed up air to optimum speed when the aircraft is subsonic. These inlet ducts control the air ...

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by laxx5
Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Supersonic With GE90s?
Replies: 26
Views: 7976

RE: Why Not Supersonic With GE90s?

The inlet for the fan would have to slow the supersonic air down to subsonic. This is accomplished with a convergent-divergent duct. With supersonic flow the C-D duct will slow the air down to subsonic. This is done on supersonic jet aircraft which use turbofan engines such as the F/A-18.

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by laxx5
Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767 Fleet Powerplants
Replies: 11
Views: 3768

RE: Delta 767 Fleet Powerplants

Thanks MD11LuxuryLinr.
Do you know the quantity of -300's that fly the CF6-80A and the CF6-80C2?

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by laxx5
Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767 Fleet Powerplants
Replies: 11
Views: 3768

Delta 767 Fleet Powerplants

Can someone please tell me what powerplants does DAL fly on their 767-200, 767-300, -300ER and -400?
This info is greatly appreciated.

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by laxx5
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-9 Jet Looses It Tail!
Replies: 35
Views: 16191

RE: DC-9 Jet Looses It Tail!

RogerThat,

Maybe an apology but certainly FUNNY.

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by laxx5
Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Spotter Buster Airport
Replies: 13
Views: 3311

RE: The Spotter Buster Airport

LAX is quite good for spotting, especially since they have renovated the imperial hill spotting area, more benches and tables, really nice.

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by laxx5
Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Supplies
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

RE: Engine Supplies

There are a lot of moving parts, just all moving in the same direction. Many air/oil seals which are knife edge seals that wear into honeycomb seals, they wear out and need to be repaired. The non moving parts such as the HPT <acronym title="Ondjiva (Ngiva / Vila Pereira de Eca) (NGV / VPE / FNGI), ...

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by laxx5
Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Airlines Bankrupt?
Replies: 7
Views: 3327

RE: Why Do Airlines Bankrupt?

Simply put, high operating cost and low revenue. When the costs are higher than the income, the airlines burn through their cash reserves until they are out of money and can no longer pay salaries, loans, and all the other operating expenses.

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by laxx5
Fri Oct 01, 2004 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Covers
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

RE: Engine Covers

If engines were covered, then no air, no combustion, no thrust, no flight.

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by laxx5
Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did A&E's "Airline" Finally Die?
Replies: 56
Views: 8293

RE: Did A&E's "Airline" Finally Die?

The show got boring very quickly. It was the same things over and over again. Drunks, oversize people, and generally dumb folks who treat the airline like it is a greyhound bus. How many people arrived at the airport minutes before their flight and complained because they missed it. "No one told me ...

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by laxx5
Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Windmill Restarts
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

Windmill Restarts

What are the parameters (N1, N2, etc.) for a turbofan to be windmill restarted without using the air starter,cross bleed air or APU air?

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