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by KC135Hydraulics
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52H Vertical Stabilizer Loss (where is the tail?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: B-52H Vertical Stabilizer Loss (where is the tail?)

I watched that video and it sparked my interest so I dug a little deeper and found that the exact location was closer to 5 miles east of Mora, NM. I wish I could find out more information about this.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52H Vertical Stabilizer Loss (where is the tail?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

B-52H Vertical Stabilizer Loss (where is the tail?)

Hey all, In reference to the B-52H that lost its vertical stabilizer during the low level test flight near Mora, NM in 1964, does anyone know what became of the actual section of vertical stabilizer? I am curious if it was ever located, and if so, was it recovered or not? If it was located but not r...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF KC-10 Tanker Loses Boom In Flight
Replies: 8
Views: 3099

Re: USAF KC-10 Tanker Loses Boom In Flight

I'll tell you right now that boom will NEVER be reattached to anything, ever again! What a silly comment to put into the story. Depending on how the boom detached from the aircraft, there very well may be extensive damage to the aircraft as well requiring a depot repair. And you can bet there were a...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD80 uses more runway to land than 737/a320
Replies: 12
Views: 3016

Re: MD80 uses more runway to land than 737/a320

I'm pretty sure that the MD-80 series still uses steel brakes (feel free to correct me!), which wear quickly and are getting more difficult to overhaul since carbon is the new norm, so any time you can reduce braking and prolonging the life of the brakes, the better. No need to get on the brakes har...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 155860

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery Part 4

When and where do they install the boom on these new production aircraft?

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by KC135Hydraulics
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN
Replies: 91
Views: 37600

Re: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN

So basically we have completely contradictory information here. Does anyone have the real status? It would seem reasonable to retire this jet due cost vs return of the repair, which is likely going to be in the millions if they even attempt it.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight 3472 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 21
Views: 6031

Re: Southwest Airlines flight 3472 suffers uncontained engine failure

Without question, for reasons already mentioned above, this is NOT an uncontained engine failure. This is an uncontained engine inlet/cowl failure!

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by KC135Hydraulics
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Toe up vs toe down MLG...
Replies: 13
Views: 3873

Re: Toe up vs toe down MLG...

As has already been stated, truck positioning is for fitting the gear into the landing gear bay/wheel well. On the KC-135 for example, there is a centering cylinder attached to the bottom of the truck that uses nitrogen pressure to hold the truck level when the gear is off the ground, because that i...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 155860

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery Part 4

It's cool to see the leading edge slats out so the 767 can slow down to fuel the A-10. On the KC-135A, we would set 20 degrees of flaps (first detent) so we could safely fly slow enough (220kts IAS) to refuel the A-10. I'm pretty certain on the KC-135R nothing has changed in that department either....

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 155860

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery Part 4

Interesting that they substituted a FedEx painted rudder on this plane.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rudder engaged to one side while parked at gate
Replies: 28
Views: 4202

Re: Rudder engaged to one side while parked at gate

When depressurized, the rudder will weathervane into the wind. That's the way I understand it. Now ... if the hydraulics are depressurized, why do the rudder pedals follow the rudder movement? You get into an airplane, the pedals are off to one side, you look in the airport window at your reflectio...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 155860

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery Part 4

What I find astonishing is that the KC-135 incorporates a fuel pressure regulator AND a bypass valve for the boom, and has for decades. Why would this knowledge and experience not be carried over to the KC-46? Surely the KC-10, which this boom is derived from, has a similar system. How could it not?

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 4 Engine Jets and Thrust Reversers
Replies: 18
Views: 2103

Re: 4 Engine Jets and Thrust Reversers

The A380 only has thrust reversers on the inboard engines, not the outboard. That's why you saw it there at least.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 6+ years of ATC experience in the Navy, trying to find a civilian job in aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 2356

Re: 6+ years of ATC experience in the Navy, trying to find a civilian job in aviation

Your friend should have stayed in the Navy and milked every ounce out of it. Civilian job market is abysmal right now.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 down in Portugal
Replies: 3
Views: 1644

Re: C-130 down in Portugal

To die while trying to save the life of a comrade... there is no higher honor.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rudder engaged to one side while parked at gate
Replies: 28
Views: 4202

Re: Rudder engaged to one side while parked at gate

That depends entirely on the control system architecture. The only way I could see that being the case is if the controls are mechanically linked somehow to the surface itself. On a FBW exclusive plane, that should never really happen. On the KC-135, when the rudder system is depressurized and in ma...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Yellow Line on C-17?
Replies: 7
Views: 2354

Re: Yellow Line on C-17?

As previously mentioned, these are formation lights for use when at night. They're phosphorescent, and they "glow" green when they're lit up. We call them "slime" lights.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rudder engaged to one side while parked at gate
Replies: 28
Views: 4202

Re: Rudder engaged to one side while parked at gate

When depressurized, the rudder will weathervane into the wind.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New a.net web site. Is anybody as unimpressed as I am with it?
Replies: 20
Views: 1655

Re: New a.net web site. Is anybody as unimpressed as I am with it?

I am very unhappy with the new layout and find it has a lot of bugs and less intuitive navigation than the old site.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Strange 707 today at swf
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Strange 707 today at swf

TACAMO: Take Charge and Move Out for those curious what the acronym stands for. Navy E6s are a regular visitor at my base.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orbis MD-10 at DCA
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

Re: Orbis MD-10 at DCA

Kinda whomped that landing on. Must be a side effect of not having an FE anymore. Surely you joke! I'm pretty sure this is a joke. For obvious reasons, I won't even go into the reasons why I think it is a joke. What I do find interesting is that this is supposedly an MD-10. Did Orbis get one from F...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 72885

Re: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

AVHerald is also confirming that debris recovered has heat and smoke damage which seems to confirm there was an inflight fire of some sort. It would have to be a catastrophic fire along the lines of the Swissair MD-11 to bring down a plane like this. I won't even speculate what could cause that at t...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I would like to receive some information about the thrust reverser
Replies: 20
Views: 3013

Re: I would like to receive some information about the thrust reverser

There are several aircraft that can deploy thrust reversers in flight to increase descent rate. The C-17, Tu-154, IL-62, Concorde, and of course DC-8 are several examples.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Red Arrows Farnborough aerobatic display scrapped
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Re: Red Arrows Farnborough aerobatic display scrapped

I think it depends on who you ask. For those of us who are enthusiasts of air shows and military flight displays, this is health and safety gone mad. However, to the family members of those who lost loved ones during the accident mentioned, this is a prudent measure.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A/C Ground Power connection issues
Replies: 7
Views: 2053

Re: A/C Ground Power connection issues

I have consulted with some friends in the ELEN shop next door, and they have never heard of a check/inspection of the power receptacle pins on any of the aircraft they've ever worked (B-1, C-130, C-17, KC-135).

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why No Dedicated Navy Tanker For Carrier Ops?
Replies: 20
Views: 5351

Re: Why No Dedicated Navy Tanker For Carrier Ops?

I think they have legacy F-18s doing the tanking mission right now. Omega Airtankers also does a lot of contract refueling for the Navy, and we (Air Force) do quite a lot of drogue missions for Navy/Marine aircraft well. With all those available sources, there's really no need for a dedicated tanker...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN
Replies: 91
Views: 37600

RE: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN

I spoke with a friend who works at UPS in Ontario as an A&P and he seems confident that they will repair this aircraft and return it to service. I would say he is probably better informed than all of us on the matter. I told him to keep me in on the loop if he hears anything more.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 155860

RE: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery Part 4

So they're talking about fuel pressure inside the boom at the nozzle, or....? On the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135, the optimal fuel pressure in the boom is 50PSI, and there is a fuel pressure regulator installed in the fuel lines just forward of the boom, and i...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN
Replies: 91
Views: 37600

RE: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BravoOne" class="quote" target="_blank">BravoOne</a> (<a href="#55" class="quote">Reply 55</a>):<br/><i>I believe all the spoilers would/should ...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN
Replies: 91
Views: 37600

RE: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/fxra" class="quote" target="_blank">fxra</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>it's also possible that 1/5 (Hyd sys 2) are sill...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN
Replies: 91
Views: 37600

RE: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN

While a good theory, we can't be certain of a hydraulic failure at this point simply based on the position of the spoilers. There's no guarantee that the spoilers were not deployed when they initially stopped. Hydraulic systems bleed down at various rates based on a multitude of factors, and it is p...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue May 31, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11s At ANC
Replies: 19
Views: 3211

RE: UPS MD-11s At ANC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dfwjim1" class="quote" target="_blank">dfwjim1</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I flew in and out of <acronym title="...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue May 31, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 155860

RE: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery Part 4

I'm just sad I won't get to work on this plane!

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue May 31, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Re-engine The KC10
Replies: 57
Views: 7170

RE: Re-engine The KC10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/XT6Wagon" class="quote" target="_blank">XT6Wagon</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i>wieght/balance gets ugly. Also rudder wo...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Tue May 31, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 772 Asymmetrical Elevators
Replies: 8
Views: 2647

RE: 772 Asymmetrical Elevators

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Francoflier" class="quote" target="_blank">Francoflier</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>It very often has to do with interna...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Fri May 27, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE 777 Fire @ HND
Replies: 97
Views: 28505

RE: KE 777 Fire @ HND

I've said it once and I'll say it again. This was obviously not a critical situation and I will ALWAYS elect to take my bags with me down the slide unless there is smoke or fire visible to me inside the cabin. I'm not waiting days for my baggage to get pulled off the plane.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Wed May 25, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NG4 Disaster: 25th Anniversary
Replies: 23
Views: 7425

RE: NG4 Disaster: 25th Anniversary

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/maxpower1954" class="quote" target="_blank">maxpower1954</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>The DC-8 used inflight reverse thr...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Wed May 25, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Re-engine The KC10
Replies: 57
Views: 7170

RE: Re-engine The KC10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Revelation" class="quote" target="_blank">Revelation</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i>I will disagree. To me it makes litt...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Mon May 23, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Re-engine The KC10
Replies: 57
Views: 7170

RE: Re-engine The KC10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Max+Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Max Q</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Winglets seem like a good idea for the KC10 bu...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Mon May 23, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52H Crashed In Guam
Replies: 9
Views: 5485

RE: B-52H Crashed In Guam

I'll be very interested in reading the accident investigation once its released. I'll contact some of my friends in Guam and see if they have any first-hand accounts of the situation and will report back if I get something.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydraulic Pumps In Aircraft
Replies: 46
Views: 25676

RE: Hydraulic Pumps In Aircraft

I know it's of limited value here, but if you're curious about hydraulic architecture on the KC-135 or C-17 let me know! We've got an assortment of stuff on both.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Plane Lands In Wrong Airport In MTY
Replies: 34
Views: 11138

RE: Aeromexico Plane Lands In Wrong Airport In MTY

Sounds like grounds for termination. This sort of mistake is unacceptable in the 21st century.

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by KC135Hydraulics
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 155860

RE: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery Part 4

My question is how were these loads unanticipated when the boom is just a revised <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10 boom, which has proven more than capable of refueling C-17s in the past? From what I understand of the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parked Aircraft: How Often Do They Move?
Replies: 23
Views: 6571

RE: Parked Aircraft: How Often Do They Move?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lapper" class="quote" target="_blank">lapper</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>I'd like to see what that signal looks like!...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parked Aircraft: How Often Do They Move?
Replies: 23
Views: 6571

RE: Parked Aircraft: How Often Do They Move?

I don't know if this contributes to the question asked, but in my experience you should never trust the aircraft's parking brake any longer than is necessary to install chocks. Never underestimate the power of a chock. I was on a launch once and part of our procedure was to pull the chocks on the ma...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 No.2 Engine
Replies: 111
Views: 25745

RE: DC-10 No.2 Engine

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tb727" class="quote" target="_blank">tb727</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Had a buddy that flew them for Gemini and when t...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust From An APU?
Replies: 35
Views: 9572

RE: Thrust From An APU?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Moose135" class="quote" target="_blank">Moose135</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>No more cartridge starts? Those were fun...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Niagara Falls To Get 8 KC-135s
Replies: 30
Views: 12071

RE: Niagara Falls To Get 8 KC-135s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Venus6971" class="quote" target="_blank">Venus6971</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>Probably get them from McConnell 22ARW...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust From An APU?
Replies: 35
Views: 9572

RE: Thrust From An APU?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HAWK21M" class="quote" target="_blank">HAWK21M</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Any reason why two APUs.....why incur a we...

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by KC135Hydraulics
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust From An APU?
Replies: 35
Views: 9572

RE: Thrust From An APU?

Interesting topic! Food for thought, the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135's APUs (it has two) are actually mounted inside an enclosure inside the fuselage and they exhaust straight out of the left side of the aircraft. I am sure if APUs provided any meaningful amou...

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