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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3252

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

People rarely have the right to eat whatever food they want. There are standards on what is acceptable. I can't go to Mr. Vu's barbeque with golden retriever steaks and expect a warm welcome. You’re right, Mr. Vu can bar you from eating certain foods at HIS barbecue, but he most certainly would not...

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IDG maintenance service package
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: IDG maintenance service package

Wow. There’s a lot of false info in that post: 1. No. IDG’s fail on their own. 2. That is not how you check the oil level at all. 3. That is not how you service the oil level. Umm, he is absolutely correct, because there is no way to tell if an IDG is over-serviced. From our B767 AMM, all others ar...

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3252

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

Besides, if you are doing it right, hamburgers are more than bread and meat, and all the fixings are either vegetarian or have veggie substitutes. True, but the meat is the basis of the burger. In fact, it is my most august opinion, that any "burger" that does not have ground beef, though...

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by fr8mech
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts...What do you listen to?
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts...What do you listen to?

I rediscovered Freakonomics, and binged it while tilling and reseeding my lawn this past weekend. Good stuff there. Another one I found today is Plane Crash Podcast. The one I listened to today is United 811. I haven't got through the whole podcast yet, but it's not bad. Since I'm on the technical e...

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by fr8mech
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robocalls
Replies: 25
Views: 908

Re: Robocalls

It's funny: before mobile phones were invented we never thought twice about picking up a ringing phone. We're reluctant to now with mobile phones. I ignore any call that's not in my contact list. Actually, I took the position, long before cell phones and caller-id, that the phone was for my conveni...

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by fr8mech
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2328

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

ArchGuy1 wrote:
When the ESB opened in 1931, it was $1 to go up, which would be $16-$17 in today's money adjusted for inflation.


Yes, but there's a whole lot more disposable income in the economy today than there was in 1931. The supply of money most certainly plays into the pricing model, not just inflation.

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robocalls
Replies: 25
Views: 908

Re: Robocalls

I know a lot of folks don't have the option to ignore calls, but I won't answer a call from an unknown number. If it's important, they'll leave a message, or shoot me a text that doesn't include a link to anything.

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3252

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

Has anyone tried the "Impossible Whopper" yet? I made some nutritional decisions when I was younger such that I've not eaten anything from Burger King since 1995 (nor McD's since '93 thanks for asking) but I am curious what folks who aren't appearing in the TV commercials have to say abou...

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 39
Views: 1616

Re: Body modifications

Frankly, I don't understand the fascination with cosmetic body modification. Whether it be tattoos or some of the more "invasive" practices, they have never had much appeal to me.

Even given your parameters, I can't think of anything I would have done.

To each his own.

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2328

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

The Empire State Building could have it's ticket prices reduced during the off season when there are fewer visitors like between after the end of the Christmas/New Year holiday season and Spring Break in April for example. Just out of curiosity, what makes you think the Empire State Building has an...

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by fr8mech
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3252

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

It is great to see the rights of vegans being respected in today's world. With climate change in full force humans need to cut back on all meat consumption and move toward plant based diets. It is great to see vegans standing against climate change and animal injustice. I hope she can enjoy her bac...

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by fr8mech
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2328

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

https://web.ticket.spaceneedle.com/?site=sn

I'm not sure I would recommend the restaurant. The food was undistinguished, at best.
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ArchGuy1 wrote:
I actually meant the Space Needle.


The Space Needle is $37.50

https://web.ticket.spaceneedle.com/?site=sn

I'm not sure I would recommend the restaurant. The food was undistinguished, at best.

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2328

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

Even though I feel that $38 is overpriced, I would still pay the price to go up the Empire State Building as it is my favorite building. I also live in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. I lived in Bedford for a few years. Soaking tourists is a time-honored practice. It usually starts at the airpo...

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 1438

Re: Dash cam

Privacy laws, I believe. You can't randomly film people here. Even security cameras must follow strict guidelines, eg they can cover your property, but not your neighbour's. I believe they are illegal in Italy too as a friend driving a UK registered motorhome was pulled over because the police spot...

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2328

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

Sometimes they do, at least in the past. While growing up in NY I only visited The Empire State Building on school trips, 2 or 3 times. Not once did I visit as a teen or adult, while living there. I took my wife there several years ago, while visiting family. I suspect a large majority of folks tha...

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by fr8mech
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1893

Re: What's your ringtone?

"The Imperial March" for the wife, Pink Floyd's "Money" for my daughter & Van Halen's "Eruption" for the boy. Everyone else is on vibrate. Text: "Margaritaville" for the wife, the Minion Be-Boop sound for my daughter, and the boy sounds like Godzilla. Agai...

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by fr8mech
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do each of the US3 have maintenance bases for each aircraft type?
Replies: 12
Views: 2620

Re: Where do each of the US3 have maintenance bases for each aircraft type?

Out of interest, what all falls under each of those categories? I'm assuming line maintenance is routine work (tire changes, small repairs, etc.) that can be done in less than a day, while hangar maintenance is referring to C/D checks, repaints, etc. where the aircraft is out of service for days or...

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by fr8mech
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 1438

Re: Dash cam

http://amazon.com/gp/product/B075WZ85Z9 ... UTF8&psc=1


Works well. Haven’t had an issue.
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I’ve got an integrated GPS/Dashcam in 2 of our 3 cars.

http://amazon.com/gp/product/B075WZ85Z9 ... UTF8&psc=1


Works well. Haven’t had an issue.

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by fr8mech
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Tristar automated descent control system
Replies: 41
Views: 3289

Re: The Tristar automated descent control system

Runway 13, not 31.

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by fr8mech
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Tristar automated descent control system
Replies: 41
Views: 3289

Re: The Tristar automated descent control system

I would suggest your range of expertise is pretty small regarding the handling qualities of the L1011. And, I've indicated no different. But, I know a bad landing when I feel one, even at the tender age of 20. The fact that I remember that landing, should be an indicator of the imprint the landing ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Tristar automated descent control system
Replies: 41
Views: 3289

Re: The Tristar automated descent control system

I do not recall the L1011 as having any bad landing characteristics as you describe. Sure wasn't any exceptional skills on my part so I'll have to call you on that one. I've flown in an L1011 just once, happened to be in one of the jumpseats with Delta back in '88 - ATL/LGA. We landed long. We land...

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts...What do you listen to?
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts...What do you listen to?

While, I've always listened to the Art of Manliness podcast while running, I've recently started to listen to more podcasts. Some of the notable ones are: -Art of Manliness, an interesting mix of topics, some really interesting, some really...meh. -Flight Deck Podcast, the official podcast of the Mu...

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by fr8mech
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: anti-bird grading on engines
Replies: 11
Views: 2078

Re: anti-bird grading on engines

A screen fine enough to adequately protect from birds, would most certainly require anti-ice protection. I’ll add, that a bird-strike capable of damaging an engine, sufficient enough to shut it down, is not a single bird. It’s a flock of birds. That same strike on a screen would likely a) destroy th...

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maine just gave asylum-seekers temporary housing within a few months - frustrating homeless who remain on waiting lists
Replies: 42
Views: 1651

Re: Maine Gives Housing To 150 illegal Aliens..............

In deed. Figuring that out quicker would be helped a lot by having more judges for it, which would also help the people truly needing asylum, as it would cut down the time of uncertainty. best regards Thomas I don't disagree with you Tommy, but that's not what I meant when I asked the question. Are...

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maine just gave asylum-seekers temporary housing within a few months - frustrating homeless who remain on waiting lists
Replies: 42
Views: 1651

Re: Maine Gives Housing To 150 illegal Aliens..............

No, that's not what it means. The fact that one is seeking asylum proves that they've not been granted asylum, which means the legality of their presence in this country is questionable. Not quite. An asylum seeker does have some legal status, and is not necessarily an illegal alien. The problem is...

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air

Redbellyguppy wrote:
The crj I once flew used pneumatics to actuate the thrust reversers...


The B727, B747-100/200/400, B767 and A300 (PW4000) all have pneumatic reversers. I'm sure there are (were) many others.

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2532

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

Republicans have been doing it for years. Y'all weren't outraged then. In fact, it was encouraged and applauded. All the name calling, harassing, bullying, death threats, and murder. Y'all did nothing about it then. Y'all want compassion now. Ain't gonna happen, bub. Look at your party and your med...

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2532

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

Mitch McConnell is the actual Senate Majority leader. He decides what bills should be debated and brought up for a vote. Health care? no. Environmental bills? no. Voting rights? no. Gun control? no. Chris Cuomo is a TV personality. He is neither a member of the House nor the Senate nor any state le...

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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing a Loaded Trailer With a Bus
Replies: 19
Views: 1637

Re: Towing a Loaded Trailer With a Bus

What was it like for the Routemasters to tow the luggage trailers at 70 mph. I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. If the trailer is properly loaded, it's a non-event, assuming the tow vehicle & trailer are capable of, and stable at 70mph. If the tow vehicle can't make 70mph, then it do...

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by fr8mech
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2532

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

Aaron747 wrote:

Which is why Cuomo posted today that he basically embarrassed himself with his overreaction.


Once again, the liberal mea culpa. All is forgiven...here take an Emmy.

He needed to apologize and I'm glad he did.

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by fr8mech
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2532

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

So baiting "card-carrying liberals" is funny when he does not make policy or pass bills who affect the entire country? Why is this even a thing? Yup, it is funny. Let's review: So, you're OK with the actions of the crowd. Shouting for McConnell's death? Yelling profanities in a residentia...

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by fr8mech
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2532

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

So we are supposed to be outraged over a CNN host but not two people who have actual power and deny there is voting issues and health care issues and racial issues? Actually, I'm not outraged. It takes a lot to outrage or offend me. I'm amused. I don't think it's outrage you're witnessing. It's amu...

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by fr8mech
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2532

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

Why do people let words get the best of them? Get over it and move on with your life. Not everyone is going to like you. That's just the way the world works. Legislating manners is a very dangerous road that we don't want to go down. :checkmark: Like I said earlier, be an adult. Someone may try as ...

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by fr8mech
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2532

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

The question is, did he learn from it? He already apologized for losing it. Will he do it again Ah, yes, the mea culpa. I’m sorry and I promise never to do it again. Only seems to work if you’re of a certain political persuasion. This is politicians being politicians. No it’s not, and you know it. ...

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by fr8mech
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2532

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

Oh my christ did hell freeze over? Ladies and gentlemen Sean Hannity, unexpected voice of reason: https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/1161100636995407872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fseanhannity%2Fstatus%2F1161100636995407872 Hannity is wrong....

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by fr8mech
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2532

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

Read the transcript. Cuomo felt it was . , and i think he was right to call out the lowlife. So, because he felt it was racist, it was racist? That’s why the word has lost all meaning in this society. When everything is racist, then nothing is. As to his response, with his family present...repulsiv...

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by fr8mech
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smoke detector battery thread
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Smoke detector battery thread

Smoke detectors may or may not chirp a couple of times after the replacement of the battery, depending on manufacturer and/or model. Call it a “power up” test. By the way, how old is the detector? The NFPA, The USFA, and all sorts of other alphabet type organizations that have an interest (including...

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by fr8mech
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydraulic reservoir pressurization/ cavitation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2281

Re: Hydraulic reservoir pressurization/ cavitation?

Which is of course the same as the pressure of the hydraulic fluid in the reservoir. Which, is of course, controlled by the air pressure in the reservoir. On aircraft where air is used to pressurize the reservoir, we measure and regulate air pressure, not hydraulic pressure, in terms of head pressu...

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by fr8mech
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydraulic reservoir pressurization/ cavitation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2281

Re: Hydraulic reservoir pressurization/ cavitation?

vikkyvik wrote:

Air pressure? Or hydraulic fluid pressure?


Air pressure exerted on the fluid.

vikkyvik wrote:

Presumably, cavitation would cause hydraulic-fluid-bubbles, rather than air bubbles, correct?


Air bubbles & foaming. Not sure what a hydraulic-fluid-bubble within the hydraulic fluid is.

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by fr8mech
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydraulic reservoir pressurization/ cavitation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2281

Re: Hydraulic reservoir pressurization/ cavitation?

Thanks guys, another follow-up question. I’ve heard the term “hydraulic head pressure” mentioned a lot while trying to get an answer to this question. What does that mean? Thanks again Really, really simple, in hydraulics, head pressure is the pressure exerted on the system by the fluid above the s...

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by fr8mech
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people

You will probably need to specify country, regulating authority and operator if you want an answer that means anything to you. Having been a field instructor (for maintenance) on the B747, I can tell you I went through a class offered by my employer, and followed the guidelines of our GMM & GOM,...

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by fr8mech
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Small Cockpit Device On All Passenger Planes
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

Re: Small Cockpit Device On All Passenger Planes

It’s a sight target. When the pilots’ eyes are aligned to it, they are in the “proper” position.

When teaching taxi, I used to explain that when aligned to the target, all the sight lines and angles in the AMM and taxi manuals were valid.

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by fr8mech
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Radome
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: Airbus Radome

Erosion boot.

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by fr8mech
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air

All the aircraft I have worked on ranging from the BAC One-Eleven through to the A350 have a pneumatic system that runs a 45/50 psi. I don't call that very high I think we had this discussion before. From a maintenance point-of-view, chapter 36 air is indeed low pressure. High pressure, to the main...

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by fr8mech
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air

Simply, the plumbing is designed and rated for 3000 psi...actually a lot higher than that. The pneumatic ducting is rated for much lower pressure...probably in the 200-300 psi range at the engine and lower as the air progresses through the airframe. Locations where high pressure air is used, e.g. ac...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing a Loaded Trailer With a Bus
Replies: 19
Views: 1637

Re: Towing a Loaded Trailer With a Bus

I was talking more like a horse trailer, U haul trailer, or boat trailer rather than an articulated bus. As long as the tow vehicle and hitch system are rated for the weight of the trailer/load, then it’s not a problem. Acceleration may be slower, and stopping distances increase, but that’s to be e...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing a Loaded Trailer With a Bus
Replies: 19
Views: 1637

Re: Towing a Loaded Trailer With a Bus

What does that mean? What exactly is it like towing a loaded trailer with a bus of any kind like a full sized bus or a small shuttle type bus. It is exactly like towing anything. You make sure the tow vehicle and hitch are rated for the weight and that the trailer load is properly distributed across...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3469

Re: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?

I think you're speaking of the Fan air valve. The Fan air is used while sitting stationary while on the ground. The Fan Air is no longer needed after takeoff thus the valve closes and Ram air takes over. No, the fan air valve opens or closes in response to bleed air temperature. It allows fan air t...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Topics for high school chemistry project (IB Chemistry IA) related to aviation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Topics for high school chemistry project (IB Chemistry IA) related to aviation?

Erau82 wrote:
Urine degradation is another big issues with horse transportation.


In human transportation also. I’ve see a whole lot of corrosion in the ass end of air transport aircraft before.

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by fr8mech
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxied back to the gate and pushed back again?
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Re: Taxied back to the gate and pushed back again?

Taxied back, or pulled back in? Not sure of ramp procedures in SFO, but it could be possible that the access door for the air cart was left open, so they pulled back in, dealt with it, and pushed again. Around here, it’d be no big deal for the dude to walk out and deal with it, but different airport...

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