Hi all: I stumbled upon some video of the DC-9 during flight testing, and noticed something pretty amazing. I wanted to get your thoughts. Here's a GIF showing what it is: https://media.giphy.com/media/xUPGcKtg8p2vy2NezS/source.gif If the GIF above doesn't display, here's the 19sec video itself (sam...Jump to post
So class I indicates that it is safe for civilian use?Jump to post
Haha, that's a funny story.
Sound, sound waves, I was just differentiating the light LIDAR uses vs guns governed by the FCC.
Hi all! Do any of you know, or could you help me find out, if it's legal (or illegal) to aim a police LIDAR/LASER GUN at an airplane taking off or landing at an airport in the US? LIDAR/LASER guns are different than RADAR in that laser guns use light to measure change in distance, while radar uses s...Jump to post
I pulled the GeminiJets engines off of the MD80 and put them on a 727 to give me an idea of what it would look like. Is it just me, or are they WAY too big? http://i68.tinypic.com/2yjwzep.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/3095v6u.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/jj48yu.jpgJump to post
Here are more pictures comparing the two MD80s to a 727. http://i63.tinypic.com/1ys95k.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2ptwl6e.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/23si360.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/33epv9j.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/v3ekvb.jpgJump to post
Hi all: I need your input and specs for the JT8D engines on the MD80 and Super 727. I collect 1:400 aircraft models, and am in the process of converting a regular 1:400 B727 to a Super 727. To do this, I need to swap the #1 and #3 JT8D-100 engines with JT8D-200 engines from the MD80. I need a 1:400 ...Jump to post
Does that mean they had to install a new hydraulic line for the #1 and 3 reversers? And why wouldn't they just leave the #2 pneumatic reverser as it was? Why remove it? Weight? If, for instance, the #1 -200 engine were to fail, could the #3 -200 reverser alone produce the same reverse power as the #...Jump to post
Hi all: Huge 727 fan here. Every once in a while I'll look on flightaware to see all the 727s still flying, but tonight something caught my eye and I am looking for all of your input. I have three questions for you all. I noticed there was only one 722 flying tonight (Oct 7, 2016), a 727-200F by Con...Jump to post
So here's an update. I found out some more info about who owned it before me. Anyone have thoughts as to how it might have gotten into civilian hands? I also just realized that the tail number on it is N72700 which is the second 727 to be produced. Not the first. Do you know if the first 727, N7001U...Jump to post
Hi all: Not sure if this is in the right section of the forum... but, I found a possible 727 artifact in an estate sale and was hoping that someone on here could provide some information on it. If this artifact is significant, would it be something the museum of flight (who currently has the #1 727 ...Jump to post
Hi all: I wanted to share something that i thought was interesting, and want to get your input. We've all heard of B747s with a 5th engine, L-1011's with a 4th engine, etc but they've always been 'inoperative', just hanging there for the purpose of transporting for maintenance. I stumbled on this im...Jump to post