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by IFIXCF6
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11 Landing Without Central Landing Gear Down?
Replies: 24
Views: 12391

RE: MD-11 Landing Without Central Landing Gear Down?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/qblue" class="quote" target="_blank">qblue</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>Well just a follow-on to the center landing ge...

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by IFIXCF6
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are Entire Engines Ever Changed?
Replies: 33
Views: 11363

RE: Are Entire Engines Ever Changed?

Another tactic was the use of "rotable" modules and components. A fleet operator might match an engine shop visit overhaul for a shorter time life limited module with assembly to a longer life limited module with approx. the same time left, so as to try to get that engine off wing because the "entir...

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by IFIXCF6
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Test Airplane In California?
Replies: 4
Views: 3364

RE: 787 Test Airplane In California?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ProPilot83" class="quote" target="_blank">ProPilot83</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Gues...

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Help Landing A Mechanic Job.
Replies: 21
Views: 15652

RE: Need Help Landing A Mechanic Job.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>At <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym> do you need A&P?</i><...

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Help Landing A Mechanic Job.
Replies: 21
Views: 15652

RE: Need Help Landing A Mechanic Job.

I work for a part 145 at <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym>, and I will also confirm that you are on the best path, if you wish to be with FedEx. I have seen several people work at <acronym title="Los Angele...

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Arizona Desert Storage
Replies: 31
Views: 4338

RE: Arizona Desert Storage

Viscount724 is correct: The last UAL 744 to leave <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym> was this past spring. There are no current 744's in storage at <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics...

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P.A.S.T Critical Engine / Vmc
Replies: 21
Views: 15973

RE: P.A.S.T Critical Engine / Vmc

OK, I'll bite. The P-38 has 2 vertical fins and 2 rudders directly behind each engine. I'm not a pilot, and don't normally think of these types of things. Am I right?

Mike

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P.A.S.T Critical Engine / Vmc
Replies: 21
Views: 15973

RE: P.A.S.T Critical Engine / Vmc

My guess (and it is a guess) is the P-38, due to counter rotation on the left and right engines.

Mike

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Is This Possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 15670

RE: How Is This Possible?

I'm sure some of you have seen the "other" 747 incidents. The ones where the L/G handle is lifted without main gear pins installed, the wing gear cannot retract inboard but the body gear (aft) without the brakes being set, will happily retract forward dropping the 747 on her rear end. I've seen the ...

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by IFIXCF6
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fan Thrust Only
Replies: 40
Views: 5301

RE: Fan Thrust Only

Please keep in mind that the 85%/15% (or whatever) split is for THRUST. When we talk of power, as in what needs to be done to make that 85% bypass airflow, that 15% thrust is 100% the power of the engine! Confused? All of the work of an aircraft turbofan must be produced by a turbine, a series of 5 ...

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by IFIXCF6
Sat May 19, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About 737 Hydraulics Operations
Replies: 6
Views: 8548

RE: Question About 737 Hydraulics Operations

Along the same lines, many (if not all -200's) require the brakes to be set for ground interconnect operation ( B system electric pumps to A system without electric pumps) was for nosewheel steering safety.

Mike

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by IFIXCF6
Wed May 09, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine On Wrong Side?
Replies: 47
Views: 16193

RE: Engine On Wrong Side?

This is a bit off of the mechanical discussion, but right on in the regulatory discussion: yes, airline engineering can make decisions that contradict a manufaturer. As an employee for <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> for more than a decade, I know a bit (as my name suggests...

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by IFIXCF6
Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Dreamlifter Question?
Replies: 6
Views: 5016

RE: 747 Dreamlifter Question?

We were scheduled to have the DreamLifter ship #1 (the unpainted one) land, and be defueled at <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym> several weeks ago. Plans changed, and all it did was 1 flyby. In our briefing...

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by IFIXCF6
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Physical Differences Between 737-300 And 737-700?
Replies: 39
Views: 37558

RE: Physical Differences Between 737-300 And 737-700?

Did I miss it, or did no one mention the APU exhaust on the Classic/Jurassic vs. the APU exhaust + eductor (looks like a second exhaust above the actual one) on the NG's? You can tell them apart from a long distance behind.

Mike

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Re-activating A B744
Replies: 4
Views: 2683

RE: Re-activating A B744

As said prior, the quality (and common sense) of the storage program play an important part. Nobody fixes leaking hydraulic components in a stored aircraft. Engines? Well, if they stay installed and are pickled or run, <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. If they are hardpointed (bolted...

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747-400's At Victorville
Replies: 41
Views: 17273

RE: United 747-400's At Victorville

That is correct. However, N185UA faces many issues (parts) that could delay her departure for a long while. N106UA had successful engine runs today, is getting a gear swing tomorrow, and will leave soon.

Mike

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by IFIXCF6
Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747-400's At Victorville
Replies: 41
Views: 17273

RE: United 747-400's At Victorville

Yes, 192UA left, leaving 106UA (the next one to leave) and 185UA. I removed and replaced a MLG wheel this morning from 185, so I am fairly sure she's still at <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym>. Don't take o...

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747-400's At Victorville
Replies: 41
Views: 17273

RE: United 747-400's At Victorville

FYI, the 2 remaining "United" 744's are 106UA and 185UA. How they are stored, as in what is done to them is dependent upon the storage program that they are under. This is determined by the owner or user. What is covered, with what, is the aircraft ventilated, if so, at what temperature? All dictate...

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by IFIXCF6
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes Parked In The Desert
Replies: 41
Views: 27723

RE: Planes Parked In The Desert

I'm a mechanic at <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym>, so here are a few answers to questions and comments I have seen in this post... No, you did not see a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>...

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by IFIXCF6
Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Finnair MD-11 Engine Question (Pic)
Replies: 12
Views: 8345

RE: Finnair MD-11 Engine Question (Pic)

The performance difference is in economy of operation. The "spike", which is properly called an exhaust nozzle centerbody was lengthened to improve fuel burn. Remember the MD11 did not do as well as promised initially in this department, and part of the cause was <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (...

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by IFIXCF6
Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GEnx Testing
Replies: 12
Views: 4747

RE: GEnx Testing

The GE 747 (N747GE) is alive and well at VCV. Even with a majority of Pratts.

Mike

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by IFIXCF6
Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tell Me About Aircraft Batteries..
Replies: 47
Views: 18490

RE: Tell Me About Aircraft Batteries..

DC10's have 2 battery "units" located in the Central Avionic Compartment (CAC). I call them units because they are wired in series, they are essentially "half batteries". 1 or the other gives you nothing, together they are the battery. This was typical of Douglas, and was used on most of their desig...

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by IFIXCF6
Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fadec Or EEC On DC-10-30?
Replies: 7
Views: 9030

RE: Fadec Or EEC On DC-10-30?

"EEC" is not just P&W, as GE90's have an EEC. The CF6-80C2D1F (and all CF6-80C2xxF's) have an "ECU" as the black (actually grey) box. FADEC is the system, and EEC or ECU is the box. -80C2's that do not have an "F" suffix, as explained prior, are not FADEC, and do not have an ECU. They do have a "Pow...

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KLM MD-11 Aircraft Configurations
Replies: 2
Views: 8128

RE: KLM MD-11 Aircraft Configurations

I'll tell you what I know: nothing about KLM's MD11s. I think that MD11ERs are pretty rare. The only ones that I have worked on were 2 ex-Deltas. On almost all the MD11s that I have worked, the FSC (fuel system controller) was in auto, or it was in manual. The exception was the ERs, which had 2 tran...

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by IFIXCF6
Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 Vs 767
Replies: 22
Views: 49481

RE: 757 Vs 767

I'm surprised that no one stated the "Boeing butterfly" main door handles (on the door, unpainted) on the 757 vs. the lift-up handles (on the fuselage, usually painted) on the 767.

Mike

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ventral And Dorsal Fins.
Replies: 49
Views: 38881

RE: Ventral And Dorsal Fins.

You people would have fun with "cockpit" vs. "flightdeck"  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/stirthepot.gif" alt="stirthepot" border=0>  <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border...

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by IFIXCF6
Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Force One!
Replies: 23
Views: 6299

RE: Air Force One!

The engines are nothing out of the ordinary. They are CF6-80C2B1's. The only mandate we had when they were being overhauled, was that they only recieve new parts or AF1 "rotables" (used/overhauled) parts. I can't answer as to whether they had life-limited parts pulled early, but their assembly and p...

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by IFIXCF6
Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 / MD-11 What's The Difference?
Replies: 64
Views: 72309

RE: DC-10 / MD-11 What's The Difference?

Regarding the bigger #2 inlet:
I believe that all DC10-40's (Pratt powered) have it, while no DC10-10/15/30 (GE powered) do. All MD11's have the larger #2 inlet, or was it redesigned for the MD11?

Mike

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by IFIXCF6
Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RB211-535C Inlet Covers & Direction Of Rotation.
Replies: 14
Views: 4469

RE: RB211-535C Inlet Covers & Direction Of Rotation.

"RB" 211 = "Runs Backwards"

Mike

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by IFIXCF6
Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757 RB211 IDG Question
Replies: 23
Views: 9438

RE: B757 RB211 IDG Question

Hey, <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>, It is great that you have completed your courses and that you have (posted) such a high regard for the training. I'm sure that you have much knowlege of the B757 due to it. Your request for B757 info prio...

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by IFIXCF6
Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is The LM 2500 A Turbo Jet Version Of The CF-6?
Replies: 32
Views: 22069

RE: Is The LM 2500 A Turbo Jet Version Of The CF-6?

The LM2500 is an "aeroderivative" of the CF6-6, the LM5000 of CF6-50, and the LM6000 of the CF6-80.

Mike

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by IFIXCF6
Sat May 27, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Catalaytic Convertor
Replies: 22
Views: 2343

RE: Catalaytic Convertor

Hello Mel,
Looking in my books (generic, not A/C specific), one possible answer would be the catalyst palladium. I don't know of the B757, but I've changed them on B767's.
Mike

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by IFIXCF6
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxiing Speeds
Replies: 32
Views: 4615

RE: Taxiing Speeds

CosmicCruiser, You are correct, I was not there. I have never operated anything in India. I have operated overseas, but the ATC was always competant. When ATC requests "expedite", I ASSUME that it is important, and do my best to comply. Of course, I would not violate company procedures (but we can h...

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by IFIXCF6
Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxiing Speeds
Replies: 32
Views: 4615

RE: Taxiing Speeds

If you taxi an MD11 (or DC10) at ANY speed or ANY weight, a 45 or 90 degree turn WILL cause the outer nosewheel tire to lift, simple physics, an angled nose strut. If the tower gave an order to "expedite", I would get my self off the runway, quick as possible. They may be landing a 152, or have a 74...

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by IFIXCF6
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical Trivia
Replies: 171
Views: 10007

RE: Technical Trivia

In 747/757/767 AC, is it possible to transfer hydraulic fluid (quantity) from one system to another? If so, how?

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ram Air Turbine
Replies: 44
Views: 26876

RE: Ram Air Turbine

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by IFIXCF6
Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flameholders?
Replies: 6
Views: 3156

RE: Flameholders?

From my experience with this exact type: Yes

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by IFIXCF6
Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Mount Bolts DC10.
Replies: 4
Views: 5355

RE: Engine Mount Bolts DC10.

The CF6-6 (DC10-10) used 6, the early CF6-50 (DC10-30) used 6, later -50's used 8. The extra bolts were due to a "5 piece" FWD engine mount; the earlier versions were a "single piece" mount. AFIK the change was to seperate the jobs for the mounts: Thrust=FWD, Torque=AFT. I assume that the previous d...

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boltless Turbine
Replies: 6
Views: 3190

RE: Boltless Turbine

Kgfive, Welcome to A.Net! I had to say that even though you are the "enemy" (I am a former mechanic at <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> WCO, Ontario, <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym>). This ("enemy") is said tongue-in-cheek. I have assembled a few HPT's over the years...

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by IFIXCF6
Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maintenance Accidents
Replies: 18
Views: 3092

RE: Maintenance Accidents

That B747 body gear retract/CG check has been done at PanAm. At <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym>, a RAMS (Boeing) mechanic pulled full up deflection on the elevators of an MD11 with the patio doors open......

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by IFIXCF6
Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any A340 Pilots Out There That Can Answer This?
Replies: 10
Views: 7519

RE: Any A340 Pilots Out There That Can Answer This?

Yep, you got me (after an edit...damn!) <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E395...

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by IFIXCF6
Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any A340 Pilots Out There That Can Answer This?
Replies: 10
Views: 7519

RE: Any A340 Pilots Out There That Can Answer This?

I'm not a pilot, but in my experience EVERYTHING in aviation is conducted in Universal Coordinated Time (UCT) also referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). In all GPS eqipped aircraft that I have maintained, the chronometers were set by the GPS. In all non-GPS aircraft we mechanics were expected to...

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by IFIXCF6
Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nacelle Question..
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

RE: Nacelle Question..

O.K. You are looking at a CF6-80C2B (in the photos already posted). The tubes/plumbing are not cooled by Fan bypass air...directly. There is a network of manifolds called "<acronym title="Cayo Coco (CCC / MUOC), Cuba">CCC</acronym>" (core compartment cooling) that cool the area above the <acronym ti...

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by IFIXCF6
Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydraulic Fittings And Lines
Replies: 21
Views: 9791

RE: Hydraulic Fittings And Lines

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by IFIXCF6
Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Question To My Fellow AMT's About NW Strike.
Replies: 37
Views: 3907

RE: A Question To My Fellow AMT's About NW Strike.

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by IFIXCF6
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Fuel, No Payload; Range?
Replies: 11
Views: 10840

RE: Full Fuel, No Payload; Range?

We used to send 717's from <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym> to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>, all of TWA's fleet, only one had to refuel. Yes they were to...

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by IFIXCF6
Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are These A/C Stored?
Replies: 6
Views: 4579

RE: Where Are These A/C Stored?

The DC9, N410EA, was stored at <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym> for almost 2 years. It was re-registered and flown to Africa last month. I can dig up the current registration, if you wish (regardless of th...

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by IFIXCF6
Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Exhaust (Pic Of The Day)
Replies: 47
Views: 8803

RE: APU Exhaust (Pic Of The Day)

Regarding the thread question: The APU <b>drives</b> the electrics, not the other way around. The APU is also capable of pneumatic (compressed air) power in all airliners that I've worked. Speaking of hydraulics... In some A/C, only electric (i.e. "AUX") pumps are energized by the APU, in others you...

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by IFIXCF6
Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse, Spoilers, Brakes, & Asdr
Replies: 4
Views: 3729

RE: Reverse, Spoilers, Brakes, & Asdr

Something that I can relate to. A company (Honeywell) is seeking the brake business in 744's. They are doing a test regimen at Edwards Air Force Base now. The final test, due in a few days, is an RTO (rejected take-off) at MTOW (878,000 lbs., I think) at V1 without any engine reverse thrust. I think...

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by IFIXCF6
Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of United B747-400 At Victorville
Replies: 20
Views: 9735

RE: Future Of United B747-400 At Victorville

None of "United" 744's at <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym> are under UAL control. They are gone. The only UAL aircraft at <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George...

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