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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6829

Re: What happened to World Airways?

As someone who was there for the shutdown there are a few key items that lead to the demise of World. The purchase of North American Airlines ended up not being the benefit to World like it was initially marketed as. World never merged the two to get the ETOPS certificate that they wanted. Matlin P...

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by BravoOne
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34311

Re: Another day another police killing

Show me proof that black people are poorer on average not because of their own actions. I know plenty of successful blacks. Or is this bait? It probably is. Still the US lags in social mobility compared to other developed nations (and specially within those with highest income) so there's a point t...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stargazer L1011, the one and only Tristar flying
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: Stargazer L1011, the one and only Tristar flying

Not sure but I think one of the Sands 2 aircraft could be put back into service fairly quickly. One them got caught in a flood down BGK,but the other was put in storage?? Both -500's. I would imagine parts and knowledgeable technicians might be hard to come by unless you could talk some retired DAL/...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 495
Views: 33068

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

You guys/gals are making this stuff up as there is no basis for 99% of it. On he otherhand you have an old white man with dementia that can string two sentences together running for this position. Good chance that Trump will take this election unless the Dems make some big changes.

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO vocalization on issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1703

Re: Delta CEO vocalization on issues

yes, it's included in the ticket price under taxes. getting back on subject. I am expecting for Delta CEO to say something. As a brand, it would be smarter than not saying anything at all. I for one am appalled at Georgia right now. I often thought they should have moved their hub a long time ago. ...

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by BravoOne
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2519

Re: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?

889091 wrote:
Did those GE engines utilise water injection? And I thought the Mig29 was smoky.....


They are basically GEJ79's minus the AB., The same engine as seen in he F4 which you could see coming for miles. No water.

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 495
Views: 33068

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Simple, as bad as Trump is, and he is pretty damn bad, he still when all is said and done better than Biden. Biden just can't pull it off, and for the life me I can't figger out why the Dems are hell bent on standing behind this guy. They better damn well have a great VP nominee.

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake
Replies: 33
Views: 2264

Re: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake

New WBs (I think both 350 and 787, I'm sure on 350) have a functions called by Airbus BTV (Brake To Vacate). There is no BTV on the 787. The 777X will have a "Brake to Exit" selection when it enters service. It may become available on the 787 as well but nothing definitive at this time.

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by BravoOne
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2519

Re: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?

744SPX wrote:
Flammable? They could have made a pretty good sight gag with those on the Airplane movies...


Your'e are showing your age!

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by BravoOne
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration revives banned hunting techniques in Alaska which Obama had banned
Replies: 36
Views: 1529

Re: trump Administration revives banned hunting techniques in Alaska which Obama had banned

extender wrote:
You can't use a cannon to hunt either. You must think that using a scoped rifle is a guarantee. It is apparent that you know nothing about hunting nor the principles of conservation.



Who are you directing this comment to??

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by BravoOne
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration revives banned hunting techniques in Alaska which Obama had banned
Replies: 36
Views: 1529

Re: trump Administration revives banned hunting techniques in Alaska which Obama had banned

Would you look at that. Must be vapors. Some animals don't let you get too close. Baiting is allowed in several placed, but as usual, the rules are complex, such as you can bait when the season is closed, but you can't do it during open season. When you have a cannon in your hand that would stop a ...

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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15424

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

Uh, yes, it's about an hour on the Narita Express to Tokyo Station. I've been travelling to Japan 3-4 times a year for 30 years, so yeah, I have a pretty good idea where NRT is. What I haven't done is stayed at a hotel around Narita, hence my surprise at their low cost. I've travelled extensively a...

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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2519

Re: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?

I like the aluminum foil dress ! That was a TWA issue during the 1967,68 time period as I recall. There were about five versions of this and the were issued to the TWA Hostess when they checked in for their tripss on certain market segments as I recall. The NY Pentouse version was pretty flammable ...

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by BravoOne
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?
Replies: 45
Views: 2464

Re: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?

It should be difficult to get as there is a lot of welfare fraud that in turn takes way from all of the deserving families that need it. Really? How much fraud? Proof please. A lot folks are rather tired of statement such as this... Fair enough. So, how do they plan to combat it? Making EVERYONE th...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kirkland Alcohol
Replies: 21
Views: 1402

Re: Kirkland Alcohol

They can't sell it in NC. All Alcohol has to go through the ABC stores so ...no Kirkland here. Don't do it in Uah either. Why am I not surprised? Go down to LAS though and will great prizing on alll wine and booze in the local Costco stores plus, there wine selections are far above average. I saw 1...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4529

Re: Reparations

Not a chance. Use all that cash you're going to save by shutting down law enforcement and get some better schools going. I didn't thimk Trump had a chance but watching this movement along with defunding police departments tells me this might be a piece of cake for the Republicans. Better watch out f...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kirkland Alcohol
Replies: 21
Views: 1402

Re: Kirkland Alcohol

casinterest wrote:
They can't sell it in NC. All Alcohol has to go through the ABC stores so ...no Kirkland here.



Don't do it in Uah either. Why am I not surprised? Go down to LAS though and will great prizing on alll wine and booze in the local Costco stores plus, there wine selections are far above average.

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: History of weather radar on commercial airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 2986

Re: History of weather radar on commercial airliners

bhill wrote:
I am curious as well about the development of types of radar used for weather, and what frequency, power and methods are used. Such a wind use for wind shear, if any and if it can be used for clear air turbulence.



Suggest you look up Honeywell Predictive Windshear and Turbulence Detection.

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: History of weather radar on commercial airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 2986

Re: History of weather radar on commercial airliners

At the 16:04 mark on this video you can see an early radar installation on the 1049H Connie. The scope retracted into a storage space in the floor when not in use. Pretty crude by todays standards, but cutting edge stuff in the late fifties. Forgot the link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDRM85Sk...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: History of weather radar on commercial airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 2986

Re: History of weather radar on commercial airliners

At the 16:04 mark on this video you can see an early radar installation on the 1049H Connie. The scope retracted into a storage space in the floor when not in use. Pretty crude by todays standards, but cutting edge stuff in the late fifties.

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15166

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

The FE panel on the Comet (4C) was from the floor to the ceiling so no way it would have been part of the Caravelle design other than as stated, the nose section. (Beautiful). I was once in the cockpit of a UAL Caravelle while parked at the gate in MSP. As I recall the FE/SO sat on a rather small se...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: History of weather radar on commercial airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 2986

Re: History of weather radar on commercial airliners

I typed in “history airborne weather radar” This was the first return: http://aea.net/avionicsnews/anarchives/mar11_airborneradar.pdf I make no claim as to its accuracy. You may get better, more specific answers if you ask better questions. Your question is overly broad. Why do you think the questi...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6656

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Good for them. I cannot think of a community that deserves this more than MSP.

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6585

Re: VP candidates

You missed Susan Rice, was that on purpose? She would be a good choice but 'disqualified' as was the front person who did a bad cover story that the in fact terrorism attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya was a 'spontaneous demonstration' when UN Ambassador with the Obama Administration. Hm...

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6585

Re: VP candidates

You missed Susan Rice, was that on purpose?

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6585

Re: VP candidates

Can we just keep this discussion focused on possible candidates that are likely to make the cut. A "black woman" doesn't say much about the possible candidte and rehashing Trump's policies and record is meaningless at the moment.

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011, so many versions ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2525

Re: L1011, so many versions ?

As I recall CAL had a couple of DC10-10CFs. Who else has this model?

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6585

VP candidates

Who do you think Biden will tap for his VP candidate and why? Couldn't any find previous posts regarding subject to if it's been covered before the mods can delete this one. I was thinking K Harris before all the recent uproar, but looking at her record, maybe not? Have a few never Trump friends in ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15166

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

UAL operated the Caravelle with 3 pilots. were there any European operators that used 3 crew as well? United operated the 737 with 3 pilots as well Frontier was the first to do it with 2 pilots for which UA ALPA Never forgave them and got revenge for in later years. Yes I know that as I flew the 73...

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 38-year-old deputy killed, 2 officers injured after ambush in Santa Cruz County
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Re: 38-year-old deputy killed, 2 officers injured after ambush in Santa Cruz County

Ben Loman always has been a breeding ground for kooks going back to the 60's. No surprise here so just keep on moving along and let justice takes its course. A little scary to think this guy was an active duty USAF member over at Travis with access to all kinds of materials.

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?
Replies: 45
Views: 2464

Re: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?

This is not a matter of left vs right unless you are completely clueless. Improper welfare payments, including fraud, are estimated to be 10.6% of all federal welfare payments made and totaled $99.1 billion in fiscal year 2019 . This estimate is based on reports from the Office of Management and Bud...

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by BravoOne
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15424

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

Hotel expense is a major consideration in determining where an airline bases crew and was usually, but not always, the driving factor at UA. In this regard, NRT never made sense as the hotels in NRT have traditionally been quite inexpensive relative to most of the US destinations served out of NRT....

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by BravoOne
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15424

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

You're telling me there are hotels near NRT (not to mention Tokyo) that are less than $100 equivalent? Rooms for $40 or 4000 yen per night? Exactly this, even less than 4000 yen for many years until recently where the prices have risen (but still not a bad deal). I have often paid the negotiated cr...

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by BravoOne
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15166

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

UAL operated the Caravelle with 3 pilots. were there any European operators that used 3 crew as well?

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by BravoOne
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?
Replies: 43
Views: 13884

Re: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?

Many airlines use Marana for both short and long term storage. Probably a lot cheaper than ramp space at their stations. Good dry weather is an ideal factor as well. Marana is a lot more than a bone yard. Do a little research and you will be amazed what all goes on there. I worked at Marana for Eve...

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15424

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

I think is called greed. They want that flying for ourselves (US based), and obviously if only say 20% are eligible to transfer with the time that leaves the spoils to be divided amongst the remaining FA'S. now if there isn't any time to transfer to begin with, it becomes somewhat of a moot point. i...

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?
Replies: 45
Views: 2464

Re: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?

Well, when 1% of the population owns 90% of the wealth, that may have something to do with it. Healthcare, including medicines are very expensive even if you have health insurance in the US...most plans are now high deductible plans to boot. The US's "safety net" is a pittance...it may pu...

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?
Replies: 45
Views: 2464

Re: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?

You're getting short changed in Oregon if its only $700 per month. Are you sure about as just across the state line in Washington it can be as high as $650 per week. Not sure what the stepping stones are to reach that number but I don't think its that stringent. If you are working and have a 401K, y...

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15424

Re: Rumour: UA will close base in NRT, HKG, FRA

CONTACREW wrote:
Not a rumor. Posted internally as well as on unitedafa.org.




The OP said was a rumor so I responded accordingly. I suppose all these FA will not have an option to xfer to a stateside base?

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15424

Re: Rumour: UA will close base in NRT, HKG, FRA

People toss these kinds of rumors out all the time with little if any substantial fatoids to back them up. Heard it from the tram driver while going to work at the airport is typical. In the mean time potential affected employees worry more about their positions.

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing wind direction
Replies: 28
Views: 2692

Re: Landing wind direction

We were the launch customer for the 400 and trying to get things done was very difficult sometimes because Boeing, like Airbus thinks their way is the only way to go. We had lawyers all over things. Well how did you do it in the -200? Before wave off or during taxi? Agree with your Boeing statement.

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing wind direction
Replies: 28
Views: 2692

Re: Landing wind direction

I doubt that restricting a TW to 10 vs. 15 would even require an NTO. You would be surprised what lawyers want. For example, the 747-400 Boeing SOP had the flight controls checked in the chocks after engine start. Not to throw stones at Boeing, I don' t know of any carrier who does that on any airc...

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by BravoOne
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing wind direction
Replies: 28
Views: 2692

Re: Landing wind direction

Actually, it is quite for an airline to be more restrictive than the manufacturer. Airlines will change the flows to keep standardization across the fleets and change callouts and responses to better harmonize the fleets. All the operator has to do is get a "no technical objection" letter...

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by BravoOne
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing wind direction
Replies: 28
Views: 2692

Re: Landing wind direction

Boeings standard 10kt tailwind limitation can be increased to 15kts with paperwork and $$. I forget but I thought that 15 was standard on the 787 series. Looked it up in the Buyers Catalog and it shows that 15 is a standard no cost option for both takeoff and landing. But it wouldn't be unusual to ...

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by BravoOne
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing wind direction
Replies: 28
Views: 2692

Re: Landing wind direction

As a previous poster said, airlines may impose the limitations. The four different airplanes I flew over 17 years were all limited to 10kts tailwind component for TO or landing. I always assumed that that was true for the rest of the fleet also. This may have been done for standardization as I'm su...

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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maintaining a bare metal / polished aluminum finish
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: Maintaining a bare metal / polished aluminum finish

A long time ago I worked an ANG contract for Metros. The wings on these were bare and every six months per the contract we had to buff the wings. We had a twin handheld orbital buffer, driven by compressed air. Very similar to the electric ones car detailers use on paint. We used Meguiar's Mirror G...

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by BravoOne
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maintaining a bare metal / polished aluminum finish
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: Maintaining a bare metal / polished aluminum finish

I think it was customer option to have matching aluminum panels to have bare metal. Even before all the carbon fiber, different grades/alloys would look different and OEM would charge to have it all. It's called Matched skins and it was 12% of the build to have them. Last I remember , Later? It mig...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maintaining a bare metal / polished aluminum finish
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: Maintaining a bare metal / polished aluminum finish

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I think it was customer option to have matching aluminum panels to have bare metal. Even before all the carbon fiber, different grades/alloys would look different and OEM would charge to have it all.



I think that was an old wives tale?

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maintaining a bare metal / polished aluminum finish
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: Maintaining a bare metal / polished aluminum finish

When FTL was still around and their aircraft were mostly bare metal they would use a group down in Guam as I recall to polish & buff the airplanes while on a layover. Even today there are several groups here in the US that will polish leading edge and cowl inlets on corporate aircraft and that i...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A fighter providing support for a commercial aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 2456

Re: A fighter providing support for a commercial aircraft?

Thanks for your time, guys. I appreciate your advices and thoughts! I'm sure you will find this one interesting :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWI3JZvvbI4 Of course you know that movie was the inspiration for the movie, "Airplane!" Yes, but "inspiration" maybe, but pulling i...

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