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by propilot83
Thu May 17, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fan Blade Rub
Replies: 26
Views: 4572

Re: Engine Fan Blade Rub

Yes, the fan blades can rub against the shroud. You want minimum clearance for airflow reasons, but larger clearance for structural reasons. The compromise is that the blades are allowed to rub on occasion. The engine structure is not rigid enough to prevent blade clearance changes during operation...

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by propilot83
Wed May 09, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fan Blade Rub
Replies: 26
Views: 4572

Re: Engine Fan Blade Rub

I'm not a pilot, I work as a structures tech. We do a lot of work on the abraded shroud. It is located under the fan path and is made to allow a close tolerance between the blade tips and the fan casing. On the GE engines,the fan path is above a large cell aluminum honeycomb that has a micro-balloo...

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by propilot83
Wed May 09, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fan Blade Rub
Replies: 26
Views: 4572

Re: Engine Fan Blade Rub

I'm not a pilot, I work as a structures tech. We do a lot of work on the abraded shroud. It is located under the fan path and is made to allow a close tolerance between the blade tips and the fan casing. On the GE engines,the fan path is above a large cell aluminum honeycomb that has a micro-balloo...

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by propilot83
Fri May 04, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fan Blade Rub
Replies: 26
Views: 4572

Re: Engine Fan Blade Rub

I know fan blades have a very minimal clearance from the engine cowling, but can it ever rub against the cowling interior during turbulence or anything? And if it could rub against the cowling, what would happen? Yes they can. The fan casing is made with an abradable liner such that the tips of the...

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by propilot83
Fri May 04, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fan Blade Rub
Replies: 26
Views: 4572

Engine Fan Blade Rub

Can any pilot tell me if engine fan blades can rub against the inside nacelle of the engine??? I know fan blades have a very minimal clearance from the engine cowling, but can it ever rub against the cowling interior during turbulence or anything? And if it could rub against the cowling, what would ...

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by propilot83
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sign the Petition for California Car Tax
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

Re: Sign the Petition for California Car Tax

For those who live in California, the damn democrats passed legislation to raise the DMV car registration tax the next time you have to pay your registration and also the gas tax is going up $0.12 a gallon in November or earlier. The damn Governor Jerry Brown said that they will raise $5 billion a ...

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by propilot83
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sign the Petition for California Car Tax
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

Sign the Petition for California Car Tax

For those who live in California, the damn democrats passed legislation to raise the DMV car registration tax the next time you have to pay your registration and also the gas tax is going up $0.12 a gallon in November or earlier. The damn Governor Jerry Brown said that they will raise $5 billion a y...

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by propilot83
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight Simulator 98 Update
Replies: 9
Views: 4630

Flight Simulator 98 Update

Folks, I'm still researching and experimenting on how I can get Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 to work on different platforms of computers. I installed it on my brothers' <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> that has Windows Vista or <acronym title="NEW:...

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by propilot83
Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Intake Ducts On 777 & 787 Dreamliner?
Replies: 9
Views: 5369

RE: Air Intake Ducts On 777 & 787 Dreamliner?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AA737-823" class="quote" target="_blank">AA737-823</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Wow. Really? Try helping us by posting a...

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by propilot83
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Intake Ducts On 777 & 787 Dreamliner?
Replies: 9
Views: 5369

RE: Air Intake Ducts On 777 & 787 Dreamliner?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Dalmd88" class="quote" target="_blank">Dalmd88</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Makes sense, than...

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by propilot83
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smoking In The Cockpit
Replies: 36
Views: 10646

RE: Smoking In The Cockpit

From what I know, smoking is prohibited in the cockpit, however, they are allowed to carry small guns. This is information from the FAA in regards to the FAR's, DHS post 9/11 era.

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by propilot83
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Aviation Documentaries
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

RE: Smithsonian Channel Aviation Documentaries

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ytraveller" class="quote" target="_blank">ytraveller</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I like Air Disasters as well, especial...

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by propilot83
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Recent Aviation Novels
Replies: 11
Views: 6283

RE: Recent Aviation Novels

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rleiro" class="quote" target="_blank">rleiro</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yea thanks, but I l...

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by propilot83
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Intake Ducts On 777 & 787 Dreamliner?
Replies: 9
Views: 5369

RE: Air Intake Ducts On 777 & 787 Dreamliner?

Anyone there? hello? Any Boeing engineer?

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by propilot83
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-300ER Waffling Engine Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 3899

RE: 777-300ER Waffling Engine Sound

Its noise abatement procedure. From what I know, in the United States of America, the FAA Federal Air Regulations states that any commercial aircraft must NOT exceed 250 knots (x 1.151 = 287 mph) below 10,000 <acronym title="Fly FTI">FT</acronym> ASL. So if you check out youtube.com you can watch th...

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by propilot83
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Intake Ducts On 777 & 787 Dreamliner?
Replies: 9
Views: 5369

Air Intake Ducts On 777 & 787 Dreamliner?

Does anyone know what those air intake ducts are for on the underbelly of the Boeing 777 and 787? Is it for keeping the avionics and landing gear cool from overheating? Thanks.

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by propilot83
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Recent Aviation Novels
Replies: 11
Views: 6283

RE: Recent Aviation Novels

"Equal Time Point" was a great book to read, very interesting ending. Next I'm currently reading "The Phalanx Dragon," by Timothy Rizzi, looking good so far, its amazing how you learn so much how people act and live and see it in reality as well. I visualize a lot so I can get a good picture. "The S...

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by propilot83
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Real No Fly List
Replies: 1
Views: 2264

RE: The Real No Fly List

This link provides people on the blocked list or sanctions list. https://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/sdnlist.pdf

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by propilot83
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Real No Fly List
Replies: 1
Views: 2264

The Real No Fly List

Ever wanted to know if your on the "no fly list," well those web sites that are <a href="http://www.no-fly-list.com" target="_blank">www.no-fly-list.com</a> and <a href="http://www.noflylistcheck.org" target="_blank">www.noflylistcheck.org</a> ARE NOT the real information if you read "about us." But...

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by propilot83
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Bonding & Epoxy
Replies: 11
Views: 2743

RE: Aircraft Bonding & Epoxy

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Bambel" class="quote" target="_blank">Bambel</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Please have a look at this: <a href="http://ww...

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by propilot83
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Aviation Documentaries
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

RE: Smithsonian Channel Aviation Documentaries

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ytraveller" class="quote" target="_blank">ytraveller</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I like Air Disasters as well, especial...

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by propilot83
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Bonding & Epoxy
Replies: 11
Views: 2743

Aircraft Bonding & Epoxy

A while back I was always wondering how aircraft pieces are bonded together by their joints. I've seen Boeing Commercial Airplane plants where different structures of an aircraft are brought together to be joined, but never got a close up glimpse of how the two metal pieces are bonded together. Then...

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by propilot83
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Aviation Documentaries
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

RE: Smithsonian Channel Aviation Documentaries

Yea I wish they had more episodes on "planes that changed the world," series and I really like "Air Disasters," because it has great detailed graphics and is very explanatory and emphasis.

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by propilot83
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Aviation Documentaries
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

RE: Smithsonian Channel Aviation Documentaries

I noticed my satellite provider had added the Smithsonian Channel to my satellite channels in December 2015. I was so happy and grateful, Aerial America is cool too.

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by propilot83
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Recent Aviation Novels
Replies: 11
Views: 6283

RE: Recent Aviation Novels

About 8 months ago I was searching Amazon.com for more aviation fiction and non-fiction novels, and was pleased to find plenty of interesting ones I'm looking forward to read. Here are some, "Last Flight" by Thomas Chase, "Captain" by Thomas Block, "Prestwick" by David Hough, "The Last Hours of thei...

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by propilot83
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Recent Aviation Novels
Replies: 11
Views: 6283

RE: Recent Aviation Novels

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NC1844V" class="quote" target="_blank">NC1844V</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>If you like World War 2 aviation, you should...

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by propilot83
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Aviation Documentaries
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

Smithsonian Channel Aviation Documentaries

Anyone have the Smithsonian Channel? I finally got it without any additional fees added to my satellite provider that I wont name. There's a lot of good aviation programs on there, the new one called "X Ray Mega Airport," just came out 01/03/2016, episode 1 was cool, and they got "Air Disasters," ho...

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by propilot83
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama To Visit San Bernardino
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

RE: Obama To Visit San Bernardino

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sw733" class="quote" target="_blank">sw733</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Doesn't Hickam just use <acronym title="Honolulu...

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by propilot83
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama To Visit San Bernardino
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

RE: Obama To Visit San Bernardino

Air Force One is landing on Runway 6 at San Bernardino!

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by propilot83
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama To Visit San Bernardino
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

RE: Obama To Visit San Bernardino

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sw733" class="quote" target="_blank">sw733</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> From what I know, Hic...

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by propilot83
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama To Visit San Bernardino
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

RE: Obama To Visit San Bernardino

I believe Obama will land at Hickam AFB in Hawaii as usual, because the Secret Service does not like to disrupt civilian air travel at commercial airports. Interesting!

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by propilot83
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama To Visit San Bernardino
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Obama To Visit San Bernardino

All of a sudden according to <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym>, Obama has scheduled a visit to San Bernardino, California on Friday December 18, 2015 to meet with the shooting victims family before heading on his annual holiday vacation to Hawaii. Traveling aboard the Boeing 747-200B I w...

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by propilot83
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX Roll-out: Dec 8th 2015
Replies: 202
Views: 41568

RE: Boeing MAX Roll-out: Dec 8th 2015

Boeing's come a long way for the 737 program since its inception in the 1960's. I'm very impressed and happy for them, nice sexy looking airplane with state of the art flight deck, fuel efficient engines with chevrons for environmental noise reduction, and the final MAX series for the 737 program. V...

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by propilot83
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Recent Aviation Novels
Replies: 11
Views: 6283

Recent Aviation Novels

Anyone reading any good aviation novels lately? I just finished a book called "The Mullah's Storm," by Thomas W Young, very entertaining book, now I'm about to start reading "Equal Time Point," by Harrison Jones. O man, I love those aviation novels, keeps you entertained and reading forever. Some of...

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by propilot83
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Overflight Fees Info
Replies: 12
Views: 4256

FAA Overflight Fees Info

WOW, was just browsing through the FAA.gov website, and happen to find some pretty interesting stuff. Check out this link below for how the FAA charges operators of US aircraft but does not land nor take off, but is charged for just flying over land or oceanic areas, its not that expensive I guess. ...

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by propilot83
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Holiday Rush
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Holiday Rush

Beware folks, from experience and observing, careful deep frying the turkey, be patient, black Friday (sales 100% off absolutely free????) is on November 27, 2015 right after the delicious turkey (at least for some), then the mess begins for that new wonderful so called gadget, then the airports and...

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by propilot83
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To President Obama
Replies: 75
Views: 2996

To President Obama

Salaam, Mr. President Obama. It's your friend Mostafa from California. Listen up! I believe you made a terrible mistake by taking in those so called "Syrian Refugees." You know why, because look what happened in Paris, France. That little criminal rat snuck in with all the other Syrian refugees that...

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by propilot83
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cancels Boeing 747-8i Flights Out Of LAX
Replies: 3
Views: 15136

RE: Lufthansa Cancels Boeing 747-8i Flights Out Of LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JAAlbert" class="quote" target="_blank">JAAlbert</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>So where do they send the 748 in the off s...

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by propilot83
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Seattle Delivery Center
Replies: 7
Views: 3751

RE: Boeing's Seattle Delivery Center

Yea its really nice, I've visited the Boeing Commercial Airplane Plant in May 2009, went on the guided tour, no cell phones and cameras allowed inside. It was really nice, the amount of open space was tremendous and almost too hard to comprehend. They were just assembling the final parts of a first ...

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by propilot83
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Seattle Delivery Center
Replies: 7
Views: 3751

Boeing's Seattle Delivery Center

Boeing's Seattle Delivery Center is pretty fantastic, its like buying a new car and waiting at the new car delivery area at your local dealership. Pretty nice, check out the new video from Boeing link below. <a href="http://www.boeing.com/features/2015/10/bca-seattle-delivery-center-10-15.page" targ...

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by propilot83
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cancels Boeing 747-8i Flights Out Of LAX
Replies: 3
Views: 15136

RE: Lufthansa Cancels Boeing 747-8i Flights Out Of LAX

Never mind guys sorry, just found out the answer, its seasonal that's why. Was checking their schedules for the late spring and summer of 2016, and they have <acronym title="Duluth - International (Williamson-Johnson Municipal) (DLH / KDLH), USA - Minnesota">DLH</acronym> 451 out of <acronym title="...

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by propilot83
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cancels Boeing 747-8i Flights Out Of LAX
Replies: 3
Views: 15136

Lufthansa Cancels Boeing 747-8i Flights Out Of LAX

I'm just curious, anyone know why Lufthansa canceled its Boeing 747-8i flights out of <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on the 7pm departure? They replaced it with all Airbus planes now. Anyone know what's going? Is it because its seasonal? Mai...

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by propilot83
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777: How Long Will 3-3-3 Last?
Replies: 38
Views: 10809

RE: DL 777: How Long Will 3-3-3 Last?

Yea the Boeing 777X program will be the final!

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by propilot83
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McCarthy Pulls Out Of Race
Replies: 86
Views: 2914

RE: McCarthy Pulls Out Of Race

You see what I mean??? When the Democrats had control of the Senate and the House in 2009+, everything seem just to be fine. They didn't play political games with the American people, unemployment extension was passed, healthcare passed, and all these great things surely benefited me. I'm definitely...

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by propilot83
Sun May 24, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can FBI Or NSA Shut Down Isis Websites?
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

RE: Can FBI Or NSA Shut Down Isis Websites?

Thanks for the info guys, really appreciate it. Yea makes sense, they shut down one site, another rises in its place. I once heard in high school that no one controls the internet due to its massive endless size. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face=...

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by propilot83
Sat May 23, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can FBI Or NSA Shut Down Isis Websites?
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Can FBI Or NSA Shut Down Isis Websites?

You know I was wondering since ISIS those criminals are recruiting fighters from around the world using their websites, cant the FBI, <acronym title="Rome - Ciampino (CIA / LIRA), Italy">CIA</acronym>, or NSA shut down their websites? or is it too difficult for such a task? please share your knowled...

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by propilot83
Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic B747-200 Classic Video
Replies: 6
Views: 3623

RE: Virgin Atlantic B747-200 Classic Video

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LoneStarMike" class="quote" target="_blank">LoneStarMike</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Thanks ...

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by propilot83
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic B747-200 Classic Video
Replies: 6
Views: 3623

Virgin Atlantic B747-200 Classic Video

Nice video, you gotta check this out if you haven't yet. Although its from June 1995, this video is about two hours long, and if your patient to watch it, a friendly flight crew pretty much goes through the entire cockpit instrumentation in vast amount of detail in flight. No math book required for ...

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by propilot83
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Slat Retraction On 747's
Replies: 27
Views: 7441

RE: Slat Retraction On 747's

Wilco737 thanks for an easy answer. Now I know that its the pilots that retract the slats themselves and not the computer, thanks everyone for sharing, nice info.

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by propilot83
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Slat Retraction On 747's
Replies: 27
Views: 7441

Slat Retraction On 747's

I have a question regarding the slat retraction process during take off and climb on 747's. I've noticed that all three are extended to provide additional lift, and the outer slat retracts first, then the inboard two retract together about 8 minutes after take off, do the pilots manually retract it?...

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