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by WIederling
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1501
Views: 148866

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

seahawk wrote:
The A322 should never compete against the NMA. If it can, even with a new wing, the NMA has no business case.


NMA = Neither a started for real project nor an offered product

quod erat demonstrandum!

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by WIederling
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 48
Views: 1443

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Never had an issue. Turn car off, Put keys on dash, hands on wheel and follow their directions you will never have a problem. Be a white male... Had Floyd or Garner done what he suggested or the equivalent for the situation, they’d be alive today. Fight back and you’ll have a long day or night, I d...

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by WIederling
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Strange business names

T18 wrote:
Fifth Third Bank will always sound made up to me.
I'm sure if I think hard enough I know a few other really odd ones but none pop up right now.


Third Fifth Bank would be less dissonant. something smooth like "seven of nine" :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 48
Views: 1443

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

The place i went to Uni also hosted the regional police school. One night, driving my Heinkel Scooter turning left at a traffic lights ( separate left and ahead lights ) into the street where a police car was waiting for "green". 20m past them they switched on their siren and started a cha...

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by WIederling
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Strange business names

General Motors & General Electric are strange names in my ESL book. What's so general about the cars GM make , or the appliances GE make? On GM: created a s holding for various automobile/motor related companies: Durant formed the General Motors Company in 1908 as a holding company, with partne...

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by WIederling
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Strange business names

General Motors & General Electric are strange names in my ESL book. What's so general about the cars GM make, or the appliances GE make? Hehe: " International union of engineers" covering the US and Canada. Catholic Church ( with "catholic" ’= most common ) ... and at the ti...

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by WIederling
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers
Replies: 24
Views: 5487

Re: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers

So the terms "Ms." and "Miss" were used by flight critical W&B software in the determination of final W&B (subject to captain's approval)? How did that happen? The reservations software might as well have asked passengers if they are "big" or "small,"...

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by WIederling
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1501
Views: 148866

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

People seem to conveniently forget that the A320neo has outsold the A321neo People conveniently forget that times change ( capabilities too ). Airbus expects to grow A321 output to 50% in the reasonably near future. Now that the A321NEOxyz reaches that magic range customers will buy the larger bird...

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by WIederling
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers
Replies: 24
Views: 5487

Re: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers

Weight and balance has always been and forever will be a guessing game. Especially, in the airline industry. If my 777 actually weights within 5,000 lbs of what is listed on the paperwork, I’d be stunned. As long as your paperweight is higher than the real weight there isn't even an issue, is there?

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by WIederling
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.
Replies: 13
Views: 1282

Re: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.

Duterte: Drug war failed PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has admitted his administration’s war on drugs was a failure. https://www.manilatimes.net/2019/04/04/news/headlines/duterte-drug-war-failed/535127/ So, thousands killed (not an insignificant number found to be innocent later) for basically nothing....

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by WIederling
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need pic´s of an A320 Pylon with CFM56
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Re: Need pic´s of an A320 Pylon with CFM56

There should be mix of pylon pictures in this link: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fairbus-h.assetsadobe2.com%2Fis%2Fimage%2Fcontent%2Fdam%2Flocations%2Ffrance%2Ftoulouse%2FFrance_Toulouse_St-Eloi_Interior_1.jpg%3Fwid%3D1000%26qlt%3D85%2C0&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.airbus.co...

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by WIederling
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers
Replies: 24
Views: 5487

Re: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers

This does have passenger service implications beyond weight and balance of the aircraft, which is not a trivial issue or something to be made light of. IMO, it would be best to require the date of birth of all passengers be included in all reservations, domestic or international, both to ensure tha...

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by WIederling
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2645

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

I have seen babies kept before the TV to get used to the noise.. upside down you have it. Radio TV turned louder to "tune out" the baby noise. If everybody would angst ladden look at me I'd scream my lungs out too. :-) Many years back on the Hamburg to Harwich boat: next table sat a young...

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by WIederling
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 7413

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

Also the An-124 is almost 20 years newer than the C5. how long would a C5 take the hard use that the An-124 get? and capabilities aren't the same. Internal infrastructure and the demand on external infrastructure are far apart, aren't they? C5 is a box carrier, The Antonov a tramp freighter with he...

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by WIederling
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 74
Views: 3108

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

The title of this thread is not correct. It isn't a mass shooting. CNN is using this tactic of now calling all gun crime a mass shooting. It was a murder suicide and I would wait for the facts to come out I bet it wasn't random. Explain why Children and the HVAC employees were killed. Deflection? W...

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by WIederling
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The most advanced private space company of the present time
Replies: 18
Views: 1634

Re: The most advanced private space company of the present time

Blue Origin is the best company on the ground. Take a look at just their facilities on/near CCSFS, and the rocket engine plant in Huntsville. SpaceX - doing experiments in real time. Got re-use to actually work. Starlink has a bright future. Kinda hacked together. ULA/ Boeing /Lockheed (and Ariane)...

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by WIederling
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 27937

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

MZFW has gone from 237,683 Kilos on the 77W and 248,115 on 77F to 254,918 on the 779. It's gone up a lot. No idea if they can get the same delta on an 778F vs 779 as they did on the 77F vs 77W but you would have to guess they will get something more. Forced to preserve payload. The 777X airframes a...

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by WIederling
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 27937

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

would need long runways though... like all the way from departure to destination :biggrin: Interesting that Boeing was driven to offer this for the already ULH 777-8 ... The 77W does not gain from longer runways. It reaches wheelspeed llimits before the runway runs out. With the new X-wing the spee...

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by WIederling
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 100
Views: 14287

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

The real question is can you make more money by having two fleets rather than one. Hmm and "not quite". the cusp is when to accept a two type fleet ( for a while?). at some point in time they will have to ween themselves of the 737 family. It will go away. that is certain. established man...

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by WIederling
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 27937

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

would need long runways though... like all the way from departure to destination :biggrin: Interesting that Boeing was driven to offer this for the already ULH 777-8 ... The 77W does not gain from longer runways. It reaches wheelspeed llimits before the runway runs out. With the new X-wing the spee...

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by WIederling
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 27937

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

It also does have a completely new gear so it may have been designed for much higher landing weights. The wingbox is new/stronger as well. The full set of newer 777 versions all run up against limits in runway loading. They already are the highest loads in the market. 4 axle bogie, much wider splay...

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by WIederling
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 97
Views: 12135

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A3 ... ifications
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Polot wrote:
Removing the passenger bits from the main deck and converting to cargo is not going to save you 10t. Not even close to that.


What is the OEW difference between PAX A330-200 and the A330-200F ?

What I could find is 120.6t vs 109.4t
ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A3 ... ifications

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by WIederling
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2645

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

People do the same thing with busy streets in my town. "Oh, look at this reasonably-priced big house on a busy street. Let's BAN CAR TRAFFIC in order to make this street into a park where I can walk my dog." Seems to be the norm now. Next town they built a returment home at the outskirts ...

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by WIederling
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 97
Views: 12135

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

The decks are structural, so they weren't going to have different heights between the A380P and A380F programs. My point being: it's probably more accurate to say that the main deck height is an artifact of the original plan to offer new-build A380 freighters, rather than a design decision for futu...

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by WIederling
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 97
Views: 12135

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

A 77F takes > 100t of freight. A 77W takes pax + 25t of payload (per Swiss fact sheet) The A380 struggles to compete against the 777. How could a A 380 Combi with perhaps 80t payload compete when squeezed between the 77F and 77W ? And that's not even considering all the 787, 779, and A350... A380: ...

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by WIederling
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 97
Views: 12135

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

leeham recently wrote about Airbus A350F and that Boeing will have issues continuing with their two older freighter lines (767,777) as new builds. ref: https://leehamnews.com/2021/04/06/boeings-freighter-dominance-threatened/ ( just from the non-paywalled start ) : International regulations that tak...

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by WIederling
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135 boom info required please
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: KC-135 boom info required please

Obviously I was wrong. I'd assume there are rather detailed photos around? with some dimensions in the images known it should be reasonable easy to make a good guess on other measures. good enough for modeling? used to have quite some fun with paper models like those from "Wilhemshavener Model...

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by WIederling
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order
Replies: 111
Views: 24227

Re: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order

Didn't Iran manage to operate a fleet of Boeing planes, using their own parts and maintenance capabilities, for a long time during sanctions? After all that included 707s that hadn't even been produced for decades. Modern planes come with an integral "hookup" to the manufacturer. Software...

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by WIederling
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2645

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

my impression for Hamburg or any other airport vicinity region in Germany:

The "Anti Airplane Noisies" will be aggressively active as long as they can see airplanes.

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by WIederling
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59109

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

" Hence, most medical "doctors" in the UK are not trained scientists " I do have some doubts that having written a "Dr" thesis or not makes an effective difference in qualification. ( medical thesis (Dr.) in Germany on average does not go beyond "Diplomarbeit"...

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by WIederling
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 66
Views: 4820

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

Dogman wrote:
For Putin in situation like this a standard response would be to escalate an armed conflict somewhere where the US has some interest, to make the US president to start talks with him.


Could you give an example ... or two, please?

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by WIederling
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: curiosity about an engine application
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: curiosity about an engine application

You can use most any aircraft for a pseudo ballistic "ZERO-g" flight path. Size depends on how much of a playroom you go for. For the skyramp stuff I'd also look into Sängers "Silbervogel" and the BOR line of spacetransports the Soviets worked on. IMU some US projects directly bo...

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by WIederling
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth

Have you heard about a special type of microsatellites that can observe environmental changes like sea level or melting of glaciers? With the help of that technology, scientists can approach the solution how to avoid global warming. Moreover, there is even a s pecial type of sats that can track rar...

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by WIederling
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 66
Views: 4820

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

It is frightening how much the EU is dependant on Russia. You could turn that around: it’s frightening how much Russia is dependant on Europeans buying their gas. But while the EU is (slowly) moving away from fossil fuels, the same can not be said for Russia. especially the UK and the Dutch are loo...

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by WIederling
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59109

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The EU isn't accountable, it's the member states which are accountable. That's why the decisions made to postpone AZ vaccinations are made by the member states and not the EU. In Germany PolyTicks positioning on AZ act inside a mine field. ( public media, some politicians ( FDP,AfD ) and the twitte...

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by WIederling
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 100
Views: 6581

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

An important point. It is said that ~3% of official rape complaints result in a prosecution (can't remember the jurisdiction) and I would guess that the statistics for complaints relating to human trafficking probably aren't much different. Probably even less favourable if someone wealthy and power...

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by WIederling
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135 boom info required please
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: KC-135 boom info required please

Dadofthree wrote:
I take it that info on the AAR booms is top secret and you'd have to kill me after telling me anything about them :lol:


He probably couldn't stop just there :-))

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by WIederling
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 100
Views: 6581

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

zkojq wrote:
Also Q: "Wait not him he's MAGA. Save our children from liberal pedophiles only!"


GOP: we definitely don't share :-)

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by WIederling
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Usage
Replies: 67
Views: 8253

Re: C-17 Usage

I really think almost every (but not all) C-17 flights are from runway to runway. .. And average load is low. discussed here years ago : less than 10t on average. Design service life targets are much lower than on commercial airframes. (IMU the reason nigh nobody in civil transport has taken up the...

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by WIederling
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion on Airbus ZeroE Initiative/Carbon-Free Propulsion
Replies: 65
Views: 4557

Re: Discussion on Airbus ZeroE Initiative/Carbon-Free Propulsion

If I am close to anywhere right though on where Solar costs are going - getting LH2 to $.50 or less less per gallon for LH2 how can Biomass compete with that. If that number is right that is less than the cost of Kerosene and is there enough Biomass available to eventually replace all Kerosene? are...

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by WIederling
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun
Replies: 40
Views: 8974

Re: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun

ramprat320 wrote:
One of the few surprises in life....Girl or Boy. Some people just need to know I guess....and have another excuse to party


gender reveal party

Isn't that just another vector to do some p*ing contest within the neighborhood/peergroup?

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by WIederling
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern Turbofan Engine Efficiency
Replies: 28
Views: 4937

Re: Modern Turbofan Engine Efficiency

That is also why jet engines perform less efficiently in hot conditions. Think DXB in summer when it is 45 c. The greatest volume of colder bypass air versus the hottest engine core the materials can tolerant is the ideal. Isn't that primarily due to reduced air density? Thurst is M.dot, carnot eff...

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by WIederling
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Crewed or uncrewed space mission
Replies: 21
Views: 1199

Re: Crewed or uncrewed space mission

I`ve read one article about an asteroid that consists completely of gold. And it was even an idea to bring somehow this asteroid on Earth. As far as you understand this is no real and secure way how to bring this asteroid on Earth) Psyche 16, a core material asteroid. .. as published from the super...

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by WIederling
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different manufacturers for jet engines #1 vs. #2
Replies: 25
Views: 3994

Re: Different manufacturers for jet engines #1 vs. #2

WayexTDI wrote:
Chaffing did happen, but the engine was indeed a (slightly) different model.


using incompatible parts for a repair != incompatible unmatched engines as cause.

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by WIederling
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7640

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

The shipping lines called Egypt and said : enlarge your canal now, plan for twice bigger ships than this one ! Ports in North America are all dredging to allow bigger ships, BTW. Suez Canal. Current draft is 24m over 195m/215m width. ( More than the Malacca Strait @ 21m ) North American ports are s...

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by WIederling
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7640

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

889091 wrote:
That's very interesting indeed. So it is not the first time this particular ship has had issues during times of 'high winds'.


Unsurprising.
It is the "SuperSize Me" culmination of "Big as a Barndoor". :-)

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by WIederling
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7640

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

The need bridge cams. The few ship captains I know all complain how unprofessional the canal is run. Voice recorders and bridge cams would help. They have that ( no life bridge video though, air transport doesn't have cockpit video either.) VDRs (Voyage Data Recorder) are mandatory for commercial s...

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by WIederling
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7640

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

They said she is now "partially afloat". I thought that has always been the situation (i.e. not sunk) Afloat = there is water below the ship Sunk = there is water above the ship Beached/stranded = there is no water below the ship, neither above the ship. The ship is resting on the bottom ...

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by WIederling
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7640

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/ho ... 38/zoom:14
no idea if they will start to pass traffic behind the stern.
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Looks like the stern has been extracted from the embankment.
Bow still stuck. (Mon Mar 29 07:03:00 UTC 2021)
ref: https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/ho ... 38/zoom:14
no idea if they will start to pass traffic behind the stern.

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