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by aeroweanie
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 CF-6s
Replies: 27
Views: 6340

RE: DC-8 CF-6s

I worked on the program. Airborne Express was the interested party and McDonnell Douglas was involved. What killed it was that Vmca had to increase a lot.

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by aeroweanie
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-3
Replies: 27
Views: 16246

RE: B-3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bikerthai" class="quote" target="_blank">bikerthai</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Don't forget that Boeing built some of t...

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by aeroweanie
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could The Starship Come Back As A Jet?
Replies: 21
Views: 9517

RE: Could The Starship Come Back As A Jet?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KELPkid" class="quote" target="_blank">KELPkid</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i> Most prop airframes are optimized for pro...

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by aeroweanie
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could The Starship Come Back As A Jet?
Replies: 21
Views: 9517

RE: Could The Starship Come Back As A Jet?

I worked on the Starship and saw concept drawings of a Starship 2 with turbofans. The problem was, the basic Starship design had serious aerodynamic shortcomings. To minimize drag on a canard aircraft, the sum of the canard and wing loading needs to be elliptical. The canard is heavily loaded and it...

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by aeroweanie
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anti Missile System On Civil Airliners
Replies: 35
Views: 5978

RE: Anti Missile System On Civil Airliners

Directed <acronym title="Iran Air">IR</acronym> CounterMeasures (DIRCM) systems are only capable of defeating <acronym title="Iran Air">IR</acronym> homing missiles. Under a Department of Homeland Security contract, Fedex flew the <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> Guardian DIRCM syst...

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by aeroweanie
Thu May 08, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sikorsky Picked As New Potus Helicopter
Replies: 34
Views: 9646

RE: Sikorsky Picked As New Potus Helicopter

The S-92's cabin is manufactured by <a href="http://www.utc.com/News/Executive-Speeches/Pages/Unveiling-Ceremony-for-First-Sikorsky-S-92-Helicopter-Cabin-Made-in-India.aspx" target="_blank">Tata in India</a>, with components from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan. The cockpit is manufactured by <...

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by aeroweanie
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wikipedia Antics: The Stratocruiser Article
Replies: 8
Views: 3967

RE: Wikipedia Antics: The Stratocruiser Article

I've had similar run-ins with the self-proclaimed editors of the English (US) version of Wikipedia. I have a really good source (Birch Matthew's book "Cobra!", researched from Bell documents) that says that first flight of the <acronym title="NEW: Xtra Airways (USA) and OLD: Casino Express (USA)">XP...

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by aeroweanie
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Good 9-pax Twin Turboprop...Part 135
Replies: 34
Views: 6254

RE: A Good 9-pax Twin Turboprop...Part 135

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/L-188" class="quote" target="_blank">L-188</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i> A 100/200 would be a good choice.</i></font><...

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by aeroweanie
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Status Of An-124-100M-150
Replies: 8
Views: 5658

RE: Status Of An-124-100M-150

Unfortunately, Wikipedia is now controlled by a bunch of prima donnas. I fought with them to correct the year of the first flight of the P-39 and finally gave up. While all they could cite was books based on second-hand knowledge, I cited a contemporary New York Times article and a book, based on fi...

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by aeroweanie
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 Upgrades In The Works
Replies: 73
Views: 25212

RE: B-52 Upgrades In The Works

Rumor is that it will be 8 JT8D-200s (21,700 lbs each), 8 BR 715s (21,430 lbs each) or 8 F118s (19,000 lbs each).

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by aeroweanie
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Different Winglets?
Replies: 17
Views: 13592

RE: A320 Different Winglets?

There have been four different winglet designs flown on the A320, excluding the tip fences. In the first test program, two winglets, designed by Airbus and Winglet Technology respectively, were flown: <br/><table align="center" border="0" width="500"><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" fa...

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by aeroweanie
Wed May 22, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bureaucracy Strikes Again: C-27 Goes Down Fighting
Replies: 15
Views: 8146

RE: Bureaucracy Strikes Again: C-27 Goes Down Fighting

Back in 1967, the Air Force felt threatened by the Army's fixed-wing operations and grabbed the tactical airlift mission, getting the Army C-7 Caribous that were in service and the C-8 Buffalos that were on order. The Air Force promptly retired the Caribous and cancelled the Buffalo order. The Air F...

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by aeroweanie
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rumor:US Navy Veterans On China's Aircraft Carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 22506

RE: Rumor:US Navy Veterans On China's Aircraft Carrier

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/moo" class="quote" target="_blank">moo</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>As of 2008, there were more than 65,000 non-US citiz...

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by aeroweanie
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rumor:US Navy Veterans On China's Aircraft Carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 22506

RE: Rumor:US Navy Veterans On China's Aircraft Carrier

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nomadd22" class="quote" target="_blank">nomadd22</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I don't think the <acronym title="Ulsan (U...

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by aeroweanie
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A330 Station Diagrams
Replies: 5
Views: 6684

RE: Airbus A330 Station Diagrams

I learned about them after someone posted a link to them in this forum many years ago. Its one of those cases where, if you know the title of what you are looking for, Google will lead you there pretty quickly. Otherwise, it can be really hard to find stuff.

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by aeroweanie
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A330 Station Diagrams
Replies: 5
Views: 6684

RE: Airbus A330 Station Diagrams

Do a web search on A340 Aircraft Recovery Manual and you will find what you are after.

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by aeroweanie
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Project Tailhook
Replies: 18
Views: 4919

RE: Project Tailhook

Things have changed a lot since the time that the F-4 was designed. Back then, engineers estimated the loads a component was likely to experience and then designed a structure that would (very) conservatively handle the loads. The result is a massive, heavy structure: <br/><center><font color="#EEEE...

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by aeroweanie
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sole Survivor Of NW 255...25 Years Later
Replies: 19
Views: 19013

RE: Sole Survivor Of NW 255...25 Years Later

I flew from Chicago to Phoenix and on to San Jose that day. My wife, when she heard the news of the crash, missed the city where the flight came from, but heard "Phoenix" and was terrified that I was on the flight that crashed. It didn't help that I didn't get into the hotel at my destination in Mon...

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by aeroweanie
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bubble Antenna On UA 737 Fuselage
Replies: 6
Views: 7657

RE: Bubble Antenna On UA 737 Fuselage

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B6JFKH81" class="quote" target="_blank">B6JFKH81</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>I thought the LiveTV setup was a little (n...

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by aeroweanie
Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Other Sikorsky Blackhawk: The S-67
Replies: 3
Views: 10715

RE: The Other Sikorsky Blackhawk: The S-67

Unfortunately, the S-67 was built really fast (nine months), so there wasn't a lot of internal documentation on it within Sikorsky. Additionally, its life was relatively short, so there aren't a lot of pictures of it. However, if you search around on the web, you will find pictures of it in the vari...

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by aeroweanie
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-100/200 Certificated In Just 8 Months?
Replies: 13
Views: 5048

RE: 737-100/200 Certificated In Just 8 Months?

Actually, its pretty remarkable that the 737-100 was certified so fast. I know that they had a flight test incident involving severe damage to the slats at dive conditions. They also had the thrust reverser problem, where the use of the thrust reversers actually increased stopping distances. Fortuna...

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by aeroweanie
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible Usaf C-27Js To Uscg
Replies: 20
Views: 11081

RE: Possible Usaf C-27Js To Uscg

This strikes me as a continuation of a long-standing con job conducted by the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>. They grabbed all of the Army's Caribous and then promptly retired them. At the same time, they took over the Army's order for Buffalos and cancelled it. Admittedly, they did oper...

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by aeroweanie
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 Wing Reloft / A380 Wing Twist
Replies: 12
Views: 10439

RE: 747-8 Wing Reloft / A380 Wing Twist

I would speculate that likely scenarios are: 1) Airbus probably desires to increase the maximum take-off gross weight of the A380. In doing so, the root bending moment of the wing will go up. Any easy fix is to increase wing twist to move the wing load back inboard. This was done during the original...

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by aeroweanie
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Easiest/Hardest Aircraft To Trap On A Carrier?
Replies: 14
Views: 19168

RE: Easiest/Hardest Aircraft To Trap On A Carrier?

Vought F4U Corsair failed carrier qualification trials in September 1942 and March 1943 due to numerous shortcomings including poor stall characteristics, landing gear bounce, insufficient directional control at low-speed, high-power conditions and poor cockpit visibility on approach. <a href="http:...

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by aeroweanie
Fri May 11, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawker Beechcraft Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 3
Views: 3272

RE: Hawker Beechcraft Files For Bankruptcy

Olive Ann Beech must be spinning in her grave.

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by aeroweanie
Fri May 04, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tail Of Two Airplanes
Replies: 5
Views: 6231

RE: A Tail Of Two Airplanes

To me, it can be summed up very easily: F-22 = Fighter airplane C-27J = Not a fighter airplane It was the same way with the A-10. The fighter mafia kept trying to retire them and then another war would start and everybody would see how valuable the A-10 is. Back in 1967, the Air Force felt threatene...

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by aeroweanie
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airbus "Sharklets" Testbed A/C? (PIC)
Replies: 39
Views: 19766

RE: New Airbus "Sharklets" Testbed A/C? (PIC)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gingersnap" class="quote" target="_blank">gingersnap</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Let me remind you of the A320-100......

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by aeroweanie
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airbus "Sharklets" Testbed A/C? (PIC)
Replies: 39
Views: 19766

RE: New Airbus "Sharklets" Testbed A/C? (PIC)

Manufacturers don't like to build aircraft that are non-conforming. If they built the A320 without tip fences, it would not conform to the master drawing list for the aircraft and thus would not be type-conforming. To get a certificate of airworthiness, it would require an individual airworthiness c...

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by aeroweanie
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avanti Aerodynamics For Future Airliners?
Replies: 43
Views: 20800

RE: Avanti Aerodynamics For Future Airliners?

The Beech Starship, as originally designed by Burt Rutan, was a 3-surface design like the Avanti. When shown to the then-President of Beech, he reputedly said "No! - Give me a big Long-EZ!" and that is what he got. The later Scaled Triumph is configured a bit like the original Starship: <br/><center...

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by aeroweanie
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727-200 & 737-200 "Advanced". What Made Them So?
Replies: 23
Views: 7164

RE: 727-200 & 737-200 "Advanced". What Made Them So?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KELPkid" class="quote" target="_blank">KELPkid</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>An easy way to tell a non-advanced 200 from ...

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by aeroweanie
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-100 Design Flaw
Replies: 20
Views: 16175

RE: 737-100 Design Flaw

The stories are true - I have heard them from people that worked on the program - and the descriptions listed of the thrust reversers are correct. The only thing I have to add is that it is generally not known, but the target thrust reverser added to the design, with the four foot tail pipe extensio...

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by aeroweanie
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Sues API Over Winglet Royalties
Replies: 51
Views: 13202

Airbus Sues API Over Winglet Royalties

According to this Reuters (<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/02/airbus-wingtip-idUSN1E7B10U220111202" target="_blank"> Airbus sues Boeing partner over winglet patent</a>), Airbus is suing API, challenging its patent on the blended winglet. This is interesting, as US patent 5,348,253, i...

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by aeroweanie
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA To Conduct New Study Of X-Ray Body Scanners
Replies: 18
Views: 4458

RE: TSA To Conduct New Study Of X-Ray Body Scanners

Don't like the X-ray backscatter scanners? Let the operator know - I stuck my tongue out while being scanned.

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by aeroweanie
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Secret Service Questioning
Replies: 28
Views: 3833

RE: Secret Service Questioning

I have never been put in this position in the US, but I have in China. In 2009, we were traveling in an area of the Tibetan Plateau (in Qinghai Province) that had only been open to westerners for two weeks. One evening five policemen barged into our hotel room and demanded to see pictures showing wh...

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by aeroweanie
Fri May 06, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aircraft Used In The Assault On Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 122
Views: 32535

RE: Aircraft Used In The Assault On Osama Bin Laden

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tugger" class="quote" target="_blank">tugger</a> (<a href="#90" class="quote">Reply 90</a>):<br/><i>Most recent interesting tid bit that I just ...

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by aeroweanie
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG's Wing Advantage
Replies: 97
Views: 14785

RE: 737NG's Wing Advantage

There seems to be some confusion about the wing design history of the 737 series. The 737-100 and -200 (Initial Models) have a wing designed in the early 1960s. The wing design is detailed in AIAA paper 65-739 "Aerodynamic Design Philosphy of the Boeing 737" by M.L. Olason and D.A. Norton (reprinted...

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by aeroweanie
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Lookielikies
Replies: 62
Views: 10092

RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KELPkid" class="quote" target="_blank">KELPkid</a> (<a href="#55" class="quote">Reply 55</a>):<br/><i>Isn't the Li-2 a license built clone of th...

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by aeroweanie
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Lookielikies
Replies: 62
Views: 10092

RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

On the military front, there are the Sepecat Jaguar and the Mitsubishi T-2/F-1. They are even powered by the same engines: <br/><table align="center" border="0" width="500"><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1817702/L/" target="_blank">...

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by aeroweanie
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Lookielikies
Replies: 62
Views: 10092

RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/2H4" class="quote" target="_blank">2H4</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>What a cool idea for a thread. Here are a couple unr...

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by aeroweanie
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stretch DC-8 Fuselage Flex
Replies: 24
Views: 13238

RE: Stretch DC-8 Fuselage Flex

I rode on United Airlines' DC-8 Series 71s several times. I often ended up seated in the back and I remember that the fuselage deflection and twist in turbulence was very noticeable.

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by aeroweanie
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-2 - How Did Crew Fly 48 Hour Mission?
Replies: 8
Views: 30102

RE: B-2 - How Did Crew Fly 48 Hour Mission?

There was an article in Aviation Week & Space Technology about 10 years ago, during the NATO airstrikes on Serbia, that said that during the 24 hour+ missions the two-person B-2 crews would put a folding cot in the open area behind the ejection seats. One pilot would sleep while the other flew d...

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by aeroweanie
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: TSA: Report Plane Photographers!
Replies: 52
Views: 8852

RE: TSA: Report Plane Photographers!

If that TSA poster is real, they used a crappy picture - poor contrast and far from level.

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by aeroweanie
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carbon Fiber Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 9564

RE: Carbon Fiber Propellers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/keesje" class="quote" target="_blank">keesje</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>I'm ashamed to admit I do not recognize this b...

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by aeroweanie
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kink On Trailing Edge In Airbus Vs Boeing Wings
Replies: 23
Views: 17583

RE: Kink On Trailing Edge In Airbus Vs Boeing Wings

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Wow, thanks for the great replies ...

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by aeroweanie
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different Styles Of Winglets
Replies: 16
Views: 7782

RE: Different Styles Of Winglets

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B777LRF" class="quote" target="_blank">B777LRF</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>An aerodynamicist of some fame once told m...

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by aeroweanie
Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different Styles Of Winglets
Replies: 16
Views: 7782

RE: Different Styles Of Winglets

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/soon7x7" class="quote" target="_blank">soon7x7</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Aviation Partners first developed winglet ki...

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by aeroweanie
Fri May 28, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-117
Replies: 16
Views: 5545

RE: F-117

As BMI727 indicated, Soviet and Chinese aircraft procured by the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> were given F-11x (actually <acronym title="Canadian Armed Forces">YF</acronym>-11x) numbers. Some were: <acronym title="Canadian Armed Forces">YF</acronym>-110B: MiG-21F-13 <acronym title="Can...

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by aeroweanie
Sun May 23, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Declassified U-2 Pics Available Somewhere?
Replies: 12
Views: 6495

RE: Declassified U-2 Pics Available Somewhere?

Here are a few: A launch pad at Baikonur: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Baikonur_CIA_U-2.gif" target="_blank"><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Baikonur_CIA_U-2.gif" width="650" height="558" alt="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c...

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by aeroweanie
Sun May 23, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I Want A Job At Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 15116

RE: I Want A Job At Boeing

Last I heard, Boeing has a hiring freeze. Lots of money is going out on the 787 and 747-8, so they are tightening their belts.

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by aeroweanie
Mon May 17, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS STARK(FFG 31)
Replies: 23
Views: 6075

RE: USS STARK(FFG 31)

Here is an interesting question: what happened to the Iraqi pilot who launched the missiles? The US has occupied Iraq now for seven years. Was he arrested? Is he part of the new Iraq AF?

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