If the grilles work, a couple of birds will just clog the grille. If the grilles don't work, the birds will just get diced by the grille, leading to a unpleasantly coughing engine. Fighter jets that operate from un-improved air strips often have these grilles, but as a protection against rocks. The ...Jump to post
https://aviation.stackexchange.com/ques ... due-to-saf mentions 787 (just over three months) and Concorde (16 months).
DC-10 wing mount issue: 37 days.
DocLightning wrote:...which will be based on input from one single yaw vane mounted on top of the fuselage where it's difficult to service.
Although there is a typo...B727-800! That’s not a typo, that’s Boeing’s new and improved name for the MAX! No no no, it's their solution to getting rid of MCAS. The issue was too-big engines too-far forward required MCAS to correct some funny flying characteristics. So they're axing the two big eng...Jump to post
Tugg That's very interesting! But given that several other governments use 747s too (Bahrain, China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, Dubai, Yemen), the US should step up the game and buy a used 380. If buying a foreign-built aircraft is not compatible with chauvinist doctrine, the ...Jump to post
Thank you both, Starlionblue and OldAeroGuy! In the next days, I'm freeing up some time to do the necessary reading!Jump to post
so I will now predict it will hit 100+ pages by the time it gets authorized to fly again. Naaah, we'll have a Q4, a Q1, a Q2, and another Q3 thread again... What really worries me is the safety culture at Boeing. The SPIEGEL report tells about a German engineer who has worked for Boeing. He tried t...Jump to post
(I didn't find a thread dedicated to the Kiwis in Space, so I start one. Please remove if duplicated.) Rocket Labs just announced that they want to reuse the first stage of their Electron launcher. With some clever aerobraking they want to manage heat, and a helicopter will fetch the first stage whi...Jump to post
I bought the SPIEGEL, mainly because of the article on Boeing and the 737 MAX. For us a.nutters, it doesn't contain really noteworthy things. To laypeople, though, I recommend it because it's a comprehensive re-telling of all the events (competition between Boeing and Airbus, changing corporate cult...Jump to post
Hi folks, for some further Wikipedia work I wish to learn more about how and when single points of failure (spof) need to be eliminated. I know about the different seriousness levels of incidents: - minor incidents can happen at a rate of more once per 10^5 operating hours, but safety is not comprom...Jump to post
So I'm watching the live stream for the Ariane 5 launch.
They have test sounds, test pictures... BEEEEEEP... this is the English soundtrack for... BEEEEEEP...
...still waiting for any broadcasts.
SpaceX doesn't show test images. This means ESA has technologically surpassed SpaceX.
So whats about his idea about one federation between Jews and Palestinians? Frankly, and in my opinion, that's the ONLY solution we have for peace in Middle East. That all solutions spring from the acknowledgement that all people are created equal, and all people are endowed with the same rights an...Jump to post
AFAIK, all international commercial flights from UK airports run under treaties facilitated by the EU. Iceland? Good luck. Flight to France? Good luck. Flight to the US? Good luck. I hope sounder minds realize a punitive Brexit hurts Germany and South Europe harder than the UK. What part of Brexit i...Jump to post
Update - INTERIM REPORT AUGUST 2, 2019 The new report - accessible here https://www.sust.admin.ch/inhalte/AV-berichte/HB-HOT_StatB_e.pdf - summarizes the painstaking work the SUST is doing. There are no new revelations concerning the proximate cause or the organizational/systemic causes of this acc...Jump to post
Seven people are said to be injured. Most probably a panic reaction to the crash.Jump to post
"MCAS" in the 737 MAX exists only to make it handle similarly to the 737NG in certain regards while hand flying. Which reminds me of the Shuttle Training Aircraft, a heavily modified Gulfstream II: "A sophisticated computer system installed on board the STA simulated the flight dynam...Jump to post
The Boeing 737MAX has had accidents with 346 dead. The same number of people died in the infamous DC-10 crash near Paris, after which it was uncovered that the FAA had a "gentleman's agreement" with Douglas. It allowed unmodified DC-10s to fly, even when the defective door latch design was...Jump to post
there are some nice graphs around that show the various delta_v requirements for moving around the solar system: https://external-preview.redd.it/U5iH7huE5qKth7ZFvipXt8vzaFOO99qHFh9o9_SkLLk.png Here a link that works: https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/681:_Gravity_Wells I've played Kerbal ...Jump to post
...I have a great idea... let's detach these wings, and leave them in earth orbit...Jump to post
And the Space Shuttle's SSME engines were built for the ascent to LEO. They're not vacuum-optimized.
It would be more worthwhile to build a ferry that can't withstand atmospherical reentry, and just commutes between earth and moon orbits. Maybe some gentle atmospherical braking, but not more.
DL717 wrote:Not to be outdone by Star Wars, they include a shot of the fighter 10 feet off the deck in the desert.
Good that he points it out for all those people that dont have enough grey matter to have figured that one put by history alone. Yep. Deficit was always a great thing for Republicans. If you can force the government to slash spending, the first services hit will be those hated by conservatives and ...Jump to post
I grew up watching Lion King countless times. I fear the CGI is destroying what Lion King made truly great: The simplified lions and silly animals gave the children something to project their own dreams on. CGI alone has never improved a single film. Jurassic Park would be forgettable without a grea...Jump to post
Look at the Iraq-Iran war. The fact that the western countries supported Saddam Hussein in his attempt to destroy Iran is just a interesting side note. Look at the horrifying losses Iran was willing to absorb in that war. The Iranian leadership knew very well that this war was about the existence of...Jump to post
Horrible? Not at all interesting? To me, it was quite shocking. Some of the cats are clearly female. And how do you recognize them? They are basically nude women, just with fur applied. Male cats, on the other hand, often wear jackets and other garments. So, they clearly managed to give each charac...Jump to post
Armadillo1 wrote:and holliwood has been outmatched in this special olimpic times ago
Mortyman wrote:Surprised / Dissepointed that they chose to use the F-18 for this. Should have gone for the F-35C
One of the people connected to this affair has worked at RUAG, an armament and aerospace company belonging to the Swiss government.Jump to post
I wish I'd been there to witness the sound!
I missed the submarines though.
That's because when they do an aerobatic display, they first scout the location with familiarization flights, and during the display they also have an officer on the ground. But a simple fly-by? Nah, they navigate by "there is a festival pavilion, we must be at the right place..." The fly-...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:The" taking over airports" remark is just staggering.
I am speechless.
After several hundred kilometers of flight, a missile purported to be a Syrian S-200 disintegrated before falling on the ground near Nikosia. These things just fly on and on and on, even when they have no chance of re-acquiring the target? Could be an interesting scenario, when somebody would decide...Jump to post