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by chdmcmanus
Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC10 Part Number Required
Replies: 5
Views: 3024

RE: KC10 Part Number Required

Saintsman, I got your messages, but your e-mail doesn't work, I keep getting a "message delivery unsuccessfull- other address status error. For the moment, its "The <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10 WARP (wing aerial refueling pods) actually have 3 covers when remove...

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by chdmcmanus
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC10 Part Number Required
Replies: 5
Views: 3024

RE: KC10 Part Number Required

Saintsman, E-mail me, I have some info for ya.

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 777 As A Tanker?
Replies: 48
Views: 8614

RE: 777 As A Tanker?

As it was explained to me the last time I ask a Boeing guy, the compatibility issue with the 7E7 (787 or whatever it is at the moment) is twofold: 1) fuel storage. Both the KC10 and KC135 use bladder cells in the fuselage to increase the available fuel for offload. This is well suited to the current...

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by chdmcmanus
Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: McGuire AFB Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 7751

RE: McGuire AFB Questions

It's actually 3 wings at McGuire; 305th AMW, 6th <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym>, 2nd ARS, 32nd ARS 514th AMW, 76th ARS, 78th ARS, 732nd <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym>, 514th <acronym title="Alesund - Vigra (AES / ENAL), Norway">AES</acronym>, 714th <acronym ...

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by chdmcmanus
Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed L-300
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

RE: Lockheed L-300

Yes, its in my profile, L-300-50A The flight test C-141's were TCDS'ed, but none of the production models were. The Identaplates were not changed upon conversion to the B model. To my knowledge there was never any plans to make a civilian variant.

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Prop Design!
Replies: 32
Views: 4547

RE: New Prop Design!

http://www.hartzellprop.com/top_prop/index_topprop.htm

The link has a picture of a Hartzell q-tip. MUCH less dramatic curvature.

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Mon Nov 22, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Crew Chief Terms For Panels, Etc
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

RE: Crew Chief Terms For Panels, Etc

1) ?? 2) ?? 3) The "California Panel" is actually the door covering the upper stowage compartment outboard of the crew galley at approx FS400, called so because it is shaped like the state of California. 4) ?? 5) The "Pool Room" is the unused cavity in the fwd intermediate fuselage area; called so b...

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by chdmcmanus
Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Change Of Airframe From C-5 To Kc-10.
Replies: 5
Views: 10152

RE: Change Of Airframe From C-5 To Kc-10.

Hey <acronym title="Enkor (Russian Federation)">G5</acronym>, I'm a <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10 <acronym title="Royal Khmer Airlines (Cambodia)">FE</acronym> in the 2nd here at McGoo, shoot me an e-mail and I'll tell ya more and help out with any sponsor stuff ...

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by chdmcmanus
Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ultralights In The Air Force
Replies: 6
Views: 5778

RE: Ultralights In The Air Force

In as much as the possibilities for compact transport and ease of deployment sound tempting, I think the risk / benefit of such a concept outweighs its usefulness. I would think that anyone who has ever been bird hunting would agree that an ultralight / hang glider would make as easy a target as qua...

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by chdmcmanus
Sat Oct 09, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do You Live Near A Air Force Base, Or NAS?
Replies: 39
Views: 13956

RE: Do You Live Near A Air Force Base, Or NAS?

Garnet, I grew up in Lexington and Charleston, and remember watching the '141 from <acronym title="Charleston - AFB / International (CHS / KCHS), USA - South Carolina">CHS</acronym>, and the A-10's from Myrtle Beach mostly. I used to go out to the Poinsett range all the time and watch the show. I'm ...

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by chdmcmanus
Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Any Usaf In-Flight Refuelers In Here?
Replies: 13
Views: 17595

RE: Any Usaf In-Flight Refuelers In Here?

Howdy D767 I've been sitting sideways on the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10 for 3 years now, I started out on the C-141, as a Crew Chief, then <acronym title="Royal Khmer Airlines (Cambodia)">FE</acronym>. I like the tanker job quite a bit, I love being an <acrony...

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by chdmcmanus
Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Max Refueling Altitude
Replies: 2
Views: 8713

RE: Max Refueling Altitude

For security sake, we'll just give estimates. First off, generally speaking, the refueling altitudes are fairly standardized between FL19-250, with some of the slow/low flyers needing lower. The altitude is normally chosen based on threat and traffic requirements. If higher is needed, the <acronym t...

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by chdmcmanus
Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "GO Pills"
Replies: 11
Views: 4451

RE: "GO Pills"

L-188, you should ask a few E-3 and tanker crews about the "advantage" at the end of a duty day, after three shifts of fighters have rotated through. It's nice for the Pilots to be able to "switch off the controls" between the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> and <acronym title="Canadian Air...

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by chdmcmanus
Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "GO Pills"
Replies: 11
Views: 4451

RE: "GO Pills"

The go / no-go pills are legal and sanctioned by the Flight Surgeons. There are very specific guidelines on how we are allowed to use them, and as long as those guidelines are followed, there are no repercussions from a "problem" developing from them. However; If the guidelines are abused or violate...

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by chdmcmanus
Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Global Airtanker Service
Replies: 16
Views: 4859

RE: Global Airtanker Service

Here is one with the drouge pulled and connected to a ground test cart, look at the area just fwd and under the aft upper deck door, straight aft of the open baggage door, you will see where it starts. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/121...

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by chdmcmanus
Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Tankers...MD11s?
Replies: 22
Views: 3583

RE: Usaf Tankers...MD11s?

That was my point exactly.

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Tankers...MD11s?
Replies: 22
Views: 3583

RE: Usaf Tankers...MD11s?

I would love to see some specific accidents cited that would demonstrate a lack of safety as an MD-11 Tanker. How many KC-10's have crashed?

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Sat Aug 14, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Global Airtanker Service
Replies: 16
Views: 4859

RE: Global Airtanker Service

<a href="http://www.flightdailynews.com/farnborough2004/07_20/defence/kdc.shtm" target=_blank>http://www.flightdailynews.com/farnborough2004/07_20/defence/kdc.shtm</a> <a href="http://www.ainonline.com/Publications/farn/farn_04/d3tankerp18.html" target=_blank>http://www.ainonline.com/Publications/fa...

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by chdmcmanus
Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Airlifter
Replies: 31
Views: 4435

RE: What Is Your Favorite Airlifter

I'm partial to the '141 because I flew them, but I'd have to say hands down the C-121, with a close second either the C-124C or C-97G. Long live Curvy Connie; and the C-124, a recip that could haul 75,000 lbs of trash, now that's amazing; not to mention the C-97, a forgotten cornerstone of modern ai...

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by chdmcmanus
Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Tanker Wildcard...MD-11
Replies: 16
Views: 8501

RE: Usaf Tanker Wildcard...MD-11

The efficiency comparison between the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 and <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10 is effectively no factor. The <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10 only operates at MTOW a relatively small amoun...

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by chdmcmanus
Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Boom Operator Question...
Replies: 10
Views: 15318

RE: Usaf Boom Operator Question...

PFE's have been dying for a long time now. That is a real pet peeve of mine. No, I don't need to fly for a civilian company to be a <i>real</i> engineer. I have never desired, nor do I now, to work for an airline. I happen to fly an aircraft which is comparable to a civilian model, and we use primar...

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by chdmcmanus
Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Boom Operator Question...
Replies: 10
Views: 15318

RE: Usaf Boom Operator Question...

For a new Fixed Wing <acronym title="Royal Khmer Airlines (Cambodia)">FE</acronym>, EAUC and Survival are as stated above, then <acronym title="Bielefeld - Windelsbleiche (B<acronym title="Royal Khmer Airlines (Cambodia)">FE</acronym> / EDLI), Germany">B<acronym title="Royal Khmer Airlines (Cambodia...

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by chdmcmanus
Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 89th Airlift Wing Fleet Question
Replies: 8
Views: 4959

RE: 89th Airlift Wing Fleet Question

The USAF BBJ's are at Andrews, in the 89th and at Hickam presently. Not sure of anywhere else.

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:08 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Sections Not Loading
Replies: 4
Views: 687

RE: Sections Not Loading

I'm having the same issue.

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by chdmcmanus
Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Saha Air's 707 - An Odd Model?
Replies: 2
Views: 3875

RE: Saha Air's 707 - An Odd Model?

Take a look at these sites and pictures; look for the 707 blurbs. <a href="http://homepage.tinet.ie/~steven/images/iriafb7072.jpg" target=_blank>http://homepage.tinet.ie/~steven/images/iriafb7072.jpg</a> <a href="http://homepage.tinet.ie/~steven/iriaf.htm" target=_blank>http://homepage.tinet.ie/~ste...

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by chdmcmanus
Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Window Heat Inoperative?
Replies: 15
Views: 4537

RE: Window Heat Inoperative?

The arcing isn't as bad as the shattering. The arcing just looks like St Elmos fire in the corner of the window, but when the window shatters (due to the rapid change in temperature when the sys is turned off) it sounds like a shotgun blast. We (DC-10) have no structural or speed limitations with a ...

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by chdmcmanus
Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kc-10
Replies: 14
Views: 7135

RE: Kc-10

They were, it was called GATM (Global Air Traffic Management system). There were too many problems with the interface and software and the price kept going up so it has been cancelled. The <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> converted one <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</a...

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by chdmcmanus
Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid
Replies: 18
Views: 6766

RE: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid

Are most operators still using Mil-H-5606 or have they switched to Mil-H-83282?

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Fri May 28, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting The No 2 Engine First - Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 36453

RE: Starting The No 2 Engine First - Why?

"<i>On a DC10/MD11 the starting order is; 3 -1 -2. Among the reasons are though both 1 and 3 engines both power the brakes, #3 engine also powers the steering.</i>" On the DC-10 both 1 and 3 hyd systems power both the brakes and steering, #3 hyd sys also powers gear extension and retraction. I was i...

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by chdmcmanus
Fri May 28, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Upgrading The KC135 Fleet.
Replies: 9
Views: 2550

RE: Upgrading The KC135 Fleet.

LtAWACS is right about the depot work on the '135. They also do it in San Antonio at the BASC at Kelly field. They routinely bead blast right down to the skin, remove the empennage, and strip the airframe clean, then rinse, lather, repeat. Reassemble, and off they go. From what I hear from the BASC ...

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by chdmcmanus
Fri May 28, 2004 2:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F/A-22 Secrets Revealed
Replies: 51
Views: 7763

RE: F/A-22 Secrets Revealed

I brought the F-15's home from Gwailor, and according to the Eagle drivers, they had they're hands tied; but no one stated why. The US participants were very anxious to invite the IAF to Red Flag, so they could take the gloves off. IMHO I would say it was to conceal actual capabilities, as the India...

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by chdmcmanus
Fri May 28, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Aircraft Registrations
Replies: 25
Views: 6717

RE: Usaf Aircraft Registrations

ImissPiedmont,
The 0 in front of the tail # was normally used on ANG aircraft when they were transferred from ADAF to ANG assets.

AFIK, it isn't used anymore, just on the 2000 models.

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Fri May 21, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone Here Work With The VC10 Tankers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5210

RE: Anyone Here Work With The VC10 Tankers?

You still haven't explained how that can be attributed to the crew (or more normally referred to as "Pilots") decision? Exactly as I said, OPORD and Spins, not our personal preferences control the airspace. <i>as he infers that the <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10 pilots endea...

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by chdmcmanus
Fri May 21, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone Here Work With The VC10 Tankers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5210

RE: Anyone Here Work With The VC10 Tankers?

<i><acronym title="China General Aviation">GP</acronym>- I would concur with that statement in both OIF and OEF. <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10s and 135s both The bigger boys not so much unless consolidating fuel. </i> I would love to know what your talking about, if my memo...

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by chdmcmanus
Sun May 09, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spectacular Video Of B52 Crash.
Replies: 49
Views: 33425

RE: Spectacular Video Of B52 Crash.

SickBird, not to nitpick, but the B-52 does not have an <acronym title="Royal Khmer Airlines (Cambodia)">FE</acronym>. That's due to LeMay, but that is a different story. The CRM studies I have read concerning the accident do not discuss the location of the Weapon Storage Facility, but go into great...

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by chdmcmanus
Sat May 08, 2004 1:28 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Colors
Replies: 12
Views: 935

RE: New Colors

The font color for the "RE:" thread title, username and from lines are now very hard to see, whether it is from an error or intentional change. I like the old ones better.

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Wed May 05, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Propeller As A Generator (Gimli Glider)
Replies: 14
Views: 2876

RE: Propeller As A Generator (Gimli Glider)

Looks like an illusion with the photo to me, the red section looks to be the aft motor, not the prop spinner, in which case the RAT is indeed parallel with the airflow.

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Sat May 01, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff Problem Procedures
Replies: 15
Views: 5117

RE: Takeoff Problem Procedures

<i>"I've listened to my dad brief his co-pilot several times, and what he tells them is if the airplane is on fire (not engine, but airplane), then the takeoff will be aborted no matter if above or below V1."</i> Albeit I agree a structural fire is one of the few things that require immediate and co...

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by chdmcmanus
Wed Apr 28, 2004 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Compression Checks
Replies: 2
Views: 1752

RE: Compression Checks

A differential compression check measures "seal" of the piston rings and valves for a given cylinder. They are required by 14CFR43 app.D as one of the minimum requirements for 100hr/Annual inspection. They are also in every manufacturers inspection requirements, sometimes more often than the minimum...

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by chdmcmanus
Wed Apr 28, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying Past TBO
Replies: 22
Views: 11638

RE: Flying Past TBO

I'm with Illini_152 and 411A; The same minimum inspection requirements are listed in 14CFR 43 app. D regardless of TBO, SMOH or total time. If you can keep an O-230 going for that long and it's still pushing 78 on the compression checks, with no metal in the screens, more power to ya. It is legal by...

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by chdmcmanus
Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-9 Types
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

RE: DC-9 Types

Just gee whiz, but TCDS A6WE covers; The DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40, and -50 Series, and DC-9-81/-82/-83/-87, <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-88, <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90, and 717 are defined as follows: DC-9-10 Series .....................DC-9-11, DC-9-12, DC-9-13, D...

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by chdmcmanus
Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Civil Or Mil More Stringent With Maintanence?
Replies: 23
Views: 3692

RE: Is Civil Or Mil More Stringent With Maintanence?

Not so fast gambling man. You’re comparing apples and oranges. The two systems are designed around very different principles. The US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> requirements are much more stringent, in particularly with documentation and accountability, but that may be attributed to a hi...

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by chdmcmanus
Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spectacular Video Of B52 Crash.
Replies: 49
Views: 33425

RE: Spectacular Video Of B52 Crash.

No one survived it. We use the accident report as a CRM case study now.

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Largest Prop Diameter On Western Commerical Props.
Replies: 11
Views: 8048

RE: Largest Prop Diameter On Western Commerical Props.

The L-100 is a 13.5 ft (4.1M) Hamilton Sundstrand 54H60, which makes it bigger than all listed above save the DHC 8-Q400, but I haven't seen many 'hercs wearing Delta Connection colors lately, if ya know what I mean.

ChD

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by chdmcmanus
Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is A "water Burner"
Replies: 27
Views: 13952

RE: What Is A "water Burner"

The TF-33 is the mil version of the JT3-D, Just as the J-57 was the JT3. As for water injection, please see; <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/80343/6/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/80343/6/</a> or <a href="http://www.airliners....

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by chdmcmanus
Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kc-10
Replies: 14
Views: 7135

RE: Kc-10

Hey STT757, I was in that formation! (no 2). It was just a 4 ship large cell departure, nothing out of the ordinary. We have to use the climb corridor over Long Island when we depart formation, that's were we were headed. We depart like that quite often for training, usually 2 or 3 though, 4 ships a...

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by chdmcmanus
Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B1 Quest. Propeller Bending
Replies: 6
Views: 5459

RE: B1 Quest. Propeller Bending

This is based on the US FAA <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> 20-37D and <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> 43.13-1B, so take it with a grain of salt concerning the German regs, FAA <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> 43.13-1B, Page 8-31, Para 8-73 c "Straighten Propeller Blades” N...

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by chdmcmanus
Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway Bearing Strength.
Replies: 7
Views: 23268

RE: Runway Bearing Strength.

This is from my military books, so some of the examples are mil acft, but you can make the connections as needed- • S - Single Wheel type landing gear DC-3 • D - Dual wheel type landing gear DC-6 • T - Twin wheel landing gear DC-6 • <acronym title="Germania (Germany)">ST</acronym> - Single-tandem ty...

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by chdmcmanus
Fri Apr 16, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Props Below A330, Do All Airbuses Have Them?
Replies: 22
Views: 7061

RE: Props Below A330, Do All Airbuses Have Them?

To expand on <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10, The DC-10 has an ADG, or Air Driven Generator, it produces elec power, and has a switch which will allow it to power either the right emergency bus or the #3 Hyd sys #1 Aux Hyd pump. Once the ADG is deployed, it cannot be retracte...

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by chdmcmanus
Fri Apr 09, 2004 6:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possibility Of Re-engined B-52s...
Replies: 15
Views: 4452

RE: Possibility Of Re-engined B-52s...

KEESJE, 35 years ago the crew positions on the buff were; Pilot (Mission Commander) Co-Pilot (Mission Pilot, there were no "co-pilots" in <acronym title="Sacramento - Executive (Municipal) (SAC / KSAC), USA - California">SAC</acronym>) Bombardier/Navigator Radar Navigator Electronic Warfare Officer ...

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