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by spectre242
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A220-100 Specifications
Replies: 4
Views: 2222

Re: Delta A220-100 Specifications

Out of interest, what is the business case for an airline wanting to limit the capability of an aircraft when they're buying the same physical plane? I understand derating engine thrust reduces maintenance and overhaul costs on the engines and hence lowers the lifecycle costs. Is this case all about...

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by spectre242
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If A Plane Took Off A Conveyor Belt...
Replies: 954
Views: 48360

Re: If A Plane Took Off A Conveyor Belt...

nighthawk wrote:
So... did we reach a conclusion on this yet?

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Oh no, it's like a zombie risen from the dead. Quick, bury it again!

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by spectre242
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longevity Of Aircraft Types
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

RE: Longevity Of Aircraft Types

No sure what the thrust of you question is, but as for the early Boeing jetliners, I think the number of engines had the biggest effect on the perception of longevity. (I say perception because, as you point out, the 737 of today is very, very heavily updated compared with the original -100 and -200...

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by spectre242
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can High Bypass Engines Be Run Without The Fan?
Replies: 39
Views: 7575

RE: Can High Bypass Engines Be Run Without The Fan?

For a turboprop/turboshaft engine under controlled test conditions, where speed is limited to a safe level that the power turbine can't runaway, then you can safely test an unloaded <acronym title="West Air Sweden and Capital Cargo International Airlines (USA)">PT</acronym>; somewhere around 60-70% ...

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by spectre242
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Seeks Disposabe Engine For UAS
Replies: 19
Views: 6826

RE: Usaf Seeks Disposabe Engine For UAS

<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="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Wasn't the J85/CJ601 also orginlly developed as ...

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by spectre242
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Seeks Disposabe Engine For UAS
Replies: 19
Views: 6826

RE: Usaf Seeks Disposabe Engine For UAS

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aklrno" class="quote" target="_blank">aklrno</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Isn't the predator drone motor a version of ...

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by spectre242
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Review - Into The Black By Rowland White
Replies: 6
Views: 4768

RE: Review - Into The Black By Rowland White

<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="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Vulcan 607 was excellent, Phoenix squadron, not ...

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by spectre242
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Seeks Disposabe Engine For UAS
Replies: 19
Views: 6826

RE: Usaf Seeks Disposabe Engine For UAS

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ZaphodHarkonnen" class="quote" target="_blank">ZaphodHarkonnen</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>IIRC some of the disposable ...

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by spectre242
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Engine Makers Acquire Competitor Engines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5090

RE: Do Engine Makers Acquire Competitor Engines?

The technologies used in modern jet engines are not particularly secret in themselves (especially in civil). The major manufactures are well aware of the latest advances in materials, analysis tools, cooling methods, mechanical design, etc. And they all use them to a greater or lesser extent (maybe ...

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by spectre242
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bruce Dickinsons 2nd New Airline: Air Djibouti
Replies: 5
Views: 3557

RE: Bruce Dickinsons 2nd New Airline: Air Djibouti

"Hello, I'm Bruce Dickinson. Yes, the Bruce Dickinson." <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rampbro" class="quote" target="_blank">rampbro</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</...

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by spectre242
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Direct Flights Across The US?
Replies: 31
Views: 9938

RE: First Direct Flights Across The US?

Does anyone know if/when the USAAF or US Navy operated regular non-stop transcon transport flights, during WW2 or immediate post-war period, prior to the commercial airlines? They may not have been accessible to a fare-paying civilians, but would be accessible to a large number of staff officers, go...

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by spectre242
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Direct Flights Across The US?
Replies: 31
Views: 9938

RE: First Direct Flights Across The US?

Well, I was able to find the following out from wiki (apologies, I have no books to hand right now): The Boeing 247 was able to fly <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym> to NY in 19.5 hours, which was described as the first time passengers could make the journey without changing pl...

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by spectre242
Sun May 17, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Variants Of The 787?
Replies: 50
Views: 11709

RE: New Variants Of The 787?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Prost" class="quote" target="_blank">Prost</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>Interesting posts about the J-demand on <acron...

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by spectre242
Sat May 16, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Moving Short-range Aircraft Over Long Distances
Replies: 20
Views: 5961

RE: Moving Short-range Aircraft Over Long Distances

Does anyone know of the biggest production aircraft types in modern times to be delivered NOT under its own power - ie disassembled (to whatever extent), shipped or air freighted, and reassembled? I can imagine this is not uncommon for helicopters? What about getting small stuff, maybe DHC-6s or Ces...

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by spectre242
Sat May 02, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Airline With A318, A319, A320 And A321?
Replies: 40
Views: 12814

RE: Any Airline With A318, A319, A320 And A321?

I remember reading somewhere years ago (could have been here), that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> once had a grand plan to replace all their mainline narrowbodies (except the 757), with all of the (then available) versions the 737NG. The -600 would replace the F100s, the -700...

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by spectre242
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For When A 100+ Turboprop To Come Out Of ATR/BBD?
Replies: 27
Views: 8535

RE: For When A 100+ Turboprop To Come Out Of ATR/BBD?

Granted that turboprop performance has come a long way, driven in no small part by the demands of the A400M, but to properly take advantage of all of that performance potential, you're going from a basic stretch to essentially a whole new aircraft. Engine, prop, wing, probably the tail, would all be...

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by spectre242
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For When A 100+ Turboprop To Come Out Of ATR/BBD?
Replies: 27
Views: 8535

RE: For When A 100+ Turboprop To Come Out Of ATR/BBD?

The L-188 Electra neo? Seriously though, we had the best part of a decade where conditions were ripe for a larger turboprop: huge growth in passengers, escalating oil prices, a resurgence of sales for turboprops too, an we still didn't see any serious effort to make a 100-seat variant. Now the world...

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by spectre242
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Air Ensign
Replies: 6
Views: 2590

RE: Civil Air Ensign

I've often wondered this too. You come across those civil air ensigns in a book or wiki or whatever and wonder what's the point. Maritime flags have such specific rules and purposes. A ship must fly a nation's ensign, not its flag. Just to point out that the US ensign is identical to the national fl...

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by spectre242
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If MD/ Boeing Merger Never Happened?
Replies: 34
Views: 9392

RE: If MD/ Boeing Merger Never Happened?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UA444" class="quote" target="_blank">UA444</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i> It's funny to me how most loyal <acronym titl...

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by spectre242
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large Airports' Number Of Runways
Replies: 44
Views: 9509

RE: Large Airports' Number Of Runways

During AirVenture, <acronym title="Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (OSH / KOSH), USA - Wisconsin">OSH</acronym> becomes the busiest airport in the world by movements. Now I know <acronym title="Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (OSH / KOSH), USA - Wisconsin">OSH</acronym> has four runways, but they are all basi...

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by spectre242
Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pure Bypass Engine (for Low Wing Airframes)
Replies: 18
Views: 9051

RE: Pure Bypass Engine (for Low Wing Airframes)

It's kind of the reverse of a coupled pair of engines on a single prop gearbox. On similar lines, this seems more plausible in my mind for a turboprop application rather than a turbofan, but I'd struggle to think of a suitable application for that. Hypothetically, if you had a low wing 4-prop aircra...

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by spectre242
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft That Just Didn't Work Out
Replies: 202
Views: 30416

RE: Aircraft That Just Didn't Work Out

AA and the 717s from the TWA merger?

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by spectre242
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Egyptian President Approves Purchase Of 24 Rafales
Replies: 53
Views: 19059

RE: Egyptian President Approves Purchase Of 24 Rafales

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bennett123" class="quote" target="_blank">bennett123</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Will these replace existing aircraft...

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by spectre242
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why No 767's For US Gov Travel?
Replies: 41
Views: 8243

RE: Why No 767's For US Gov Travel?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UA444" class="quote" target="_blank">UA444</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> I actually think they will eventually order pax...

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by spectre242
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Replacement Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 41486

RE: Air Force One Replacement Thread

Let's hope all lessons have been learned from the VH-71 fiasco... i.e. take an existing affordable airframe and turn it into an unaffordable nightmare ripe for cancellation when times get fiscally tough.

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by spectre242
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Airbus A400, A Possiblity?
Replies: 9
Views: 7910

RE: Usaf Airbus A400, A Possiblity?

The only situation I could imagine (and I'm not saying it's likely) is if the US<acronym title="Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">MC</acronym> perhaps down the road want to expand their own tactical airlift capability independent of the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> (in that way Marines som...

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by spectre242
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Really Wants Aer Lingus
Replies: 190
Views: 33700

RE: IAG Really Wants Aer Lingus

Are there advantages to <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International (IAG / KIAG), USA - New York">IAG</acronym> or <acronym title="Executive Airlines (USA)">OW</acronym> for having an Irish-based operator in their portfolio from a cost/tax/regulation viewpoint? I know several leasing companies reg...

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by spectre242
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-100 Vs 747-200. Any Difference?
Replies: 53
Views: 23783

RE: 747-100 Vs 747-200. Any Difference?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SchorschNG" class="quote" target="_blank">SchorschNG</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>This is a very old thread.</i></font...

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by spectre242
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WHat's Happening With Electric Taxiing Systems?
Replies: 24
Views: 5623

RE: WHat's Happening With Electric Taxiing Systems?

I've always like the idea of these - direct electric drive is more efficient for taxi propulsion, but it seems the solution isn't quite on the right side of the economic decision point yet - whether that is technology readiness, or materials costs (rare earth permanent magnets?), or cost of modifica...

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by spectre242
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interchange Flights Of The 1970's
Replies: 56
Views: 8340

RE: Interchange Flights Of The 1970's

I'm not sure if this technically counted as an interchange or not, but didn't Braniff 'operate' Concordes between <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> and <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acro...

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by spectre242
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did DL Order The L1011?
Replies: 94
Views: 18391

RE: Why Did DL Order The L1011?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CF-CPI" class="quote" target="_blank">CF-CPI</a> (<a href="#89" class="quote">Reply 89</a>):<br/><i> Quoting SEPilot (Reply 88): And with the mu...

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by spectre242
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did DL Order The L1011?
Replies: 94
Views: 18391

RE: Why Did DL Order The L1011?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DeltaMD95" class="quote" target="_blank">DeltaMD95</a> (<a href="#59" class="quote">Reply 59</a>):<br/><i> The DC10 tail-jet was not inherently ...

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by spectre242
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did DL Order The L1011?
Replies: 94
Views: 18391

RE: Why Did DL Order The L1011?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/strfyr51" class="quote" target="_blank">strfyr51</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i> The L1011 had a far superior Hydraulic ...

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by spectre242
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina To Lease Sukhoi Su-24s
Replies: 58
Views: 13614

RE: Argentina To Lease Sukhoi Su-24s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bunumuring" class="quote" target="_blank">bunumuring</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>How fast can the Brits recall some Har...

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by spectre242
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did DL Order The L1011?
Replies: 94
Views: 18391

RE: Why Did DL Order The L1011?

Interestingly they also ordered a handful of DC-10s as 'insurance' against the L1011 program being severely delayed or outright cancelled over the RB211 development problems. Upon acceptance, they agreed to sell them to <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> but lease them back for a fe...

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by spectre242
Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Aspect Ratio Wings: Why Not From The 1960's?
Replies: 5
Views: 4064

RE: High Aspect Ratio Wings: Why Not From The 1960's?

I'm by no means an expert, but off the top of my head, is it related to the introduction of improved supercritical airfoil/aerofoil designs into airliner wings around the same timeframe by Airbus and Boeing? Supercritical airfoil shapes have a larger thickness to chord ratio than more traditional sh...

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by spectre242
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Difference Between Wet Lease And Outsourcing
Replies: 6
Views: 5595

RE: The Difference Between Wet Lease And Outsourcing

Does it have something to do with who legally holds the operators certificate for the flight? Does the parent or ticketing airline hold the operator cert for a wet lease flight; but the subordinate/affiliate airline hold the operator cert for an outsourced flight like for US regionals?

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by spectre242
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has A European Airline Served Hawaii?
Replies: 86
Views: 19443

RE: Has A European Airline Served Hawaii?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ALexeu" class="quote" target="_blank">ALexeu</a> (<a href="#83" class="quote">Reply 83</a>):<br/><i> I have an old Guinness World Records book (...

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by spectre242
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Happens To Old Jet Engines?
Replies: 10
Views: 6504

RE: What Happens To Old Jet Engines?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cobra27" class="quote" target="_blank">cobra27</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> There are life li...

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by spectre242
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Putting "Royal" Back In Canadian Air Force
Replies: 41
Views: 10380

RE: Putting "Royal" Back In Canadian Air Force

I wonder if they will also revert to the old Commonwealth-style rank structure for the RCAF?

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by spectre242
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biggest Aeronautical Vehicles Ever Built?
Replies: 33
Views: 8736

RE: Biggest Aeronautical Vehicles Ever Built?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/stealthz" class="quote" target="_blank">stealthz</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Far from it, the Hindenburg would have wei...

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by spectre242
Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biggest Aeronautical Vehicles Ever Built?
Replies: 33
Views: 8736

RE: Biggest Aeronautical Vehicles Ever Built?

<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="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>The Hindenburg was larger than the...

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by spectre242
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B7J7 And MD-XX
Replies: 12
Views: 7990

RE: B7J7 And MD-XX

The Flight archive has several articles on the propfan airliner proposals from the '80s. This page from 1987 appears to have the seating cross section you are asking about. <a href="http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1987/1987%20-%200771.html" target="_blank">http://www.flightglobal.com/pdf...

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by spectre242
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Reverse" Engineering
Replies: 10
Views: 4585

RE: "Reverse" Engineering

Somewhat related to the opening thread, but didn't the Shorts Belfast air lifter also use the basic wing design and possibly other features also from the Bristol Britannia? Shorts had built a few Britannias on behalf of Bristol (30 airframes according to Wikipedia).

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by spectre242
Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tenerife Accident 1977
Replies: 35
Views: 9581

RE: Tenerife Accident 1977

Every accident is different, but they are all the same in that it takes many failures (some obvious, some not so obvious) to cause it. Often in air crashes, it is the last thing to go wrong that can often take the "blame", which can often mean some sort of "human error" because it is the pilots that...

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by spectre242
Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Store Production Facilities For Future Use
Replies: 15
Views: 4328

RE: Store Production Facilities For Future Use

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by spectre242
Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Could The CSeries Be Used For Military Tasks?
Replies: 13
Views: 15055

RE: Could The CSeries Be Used For Military Tasks?

You may be on to something - the low, pointy nose and refueling probe on the maritime patrol aircraft on top seems very reminiscent of the Nimrods (even the color is a good match); makes it look very natural to my eye at least. If it was all down to looking the part, it would be a winner! In serious...

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by spectre242
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Store Production Facilities For Future Use
Replies: 15
Views: 4328

RE: Store Production Facilities For Future Use

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Hel...

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by spectre242
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Were Saab An Underrated Fighter Designer
Replies: 40
Views: 13045

RE: Were Saab An Underrated Fighter Designer

SAAB has definately proved itself a very capable aircraft company given the limitations and resources it seems to have. I believe that a lot of the drive to keep SAAB at the forefront of jet aircraft design was Sweden's Cold War neutrality policy, and thus avoiding dependence on Wester or the Easter...

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by spectre242
Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The PW F135, The Only Engine On The JSF?
Replies: 23
Views: 10210

RE: The PW F135, The Only Engine On The JSF?

I agree that the F136 engine will be good for the JSF long term and maybe even short term. As has been said above, it will reduce program risk and long-term service life risk. Competition will also help to control engine procurement costs over the life of the program. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WI...

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