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by fr8mech
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 19
Views: 760

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

I have seen quite a bit of hand-wringing and confusion from friends and relatives over Cuomo's firing Really? I didn’t give it a second thought, because I don’t care about these talking heads. Not one bit. Don’t care about any of them. The guy abused his position and misrepresented himself to his e...

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by fr8mech
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 26
Views: 4025

Re: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

Horstroad wrote:

No It's not


I stand corrected.

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by fr8mech
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 26
Views: 4025

Re: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

rjsampson wrote:

Does the this attrition lining extending past the fan, also have the same acoustic dampening properties as the inlet liner forward of the teal liner?


Probably not. The materials would be too different. The abradable liner would be more solid and substantial.

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by fr8mech
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 26
Views: 4025

Re: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

I was really surprised that posters were suggesting that the teal liner was an attrition/abradable lining. As you point out, the teal material extends many inches ahead of the fan. So it's not that, folks! Yes, it is. I suspect the reason the liner extends forward of the fan is based on the structu...

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by fr8mech
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 1767

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

I kinda like the idea of a head of state…a ceremonial leader who, while not ‘of the People’ nor representing the will of the People, represents the People.

The head of government does the dirty work, the head of state sits above it all and does the hand-waving.

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by fr8mech
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 32
Views: 1595

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

Last time I did keto. I have used it and I am on it again. I tried Keto once with tremendous results…. But alas, I love food so much it’s hard to stick with it. The problem with these types of diets is that they’re not sustainable. You maintain them. So, you’re weight does the yo-yo. The bottom lin...

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by fr8mech
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Same here. Credit cards can either be a very good financial tool or a very bad financial disaster for people. I can’t remember the last time I paid interest (carried a balance) on credit card. It’s all about self control. I get that some folk’s circumstances ‘force’ them to carry a balance, but tho...

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by fr8mech
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

jetwet1 wrote:
Points/miles so you can take a nice vacation ?


I did a weekend in Vegas for the wife and I on credit card points.

I bought tickets for the wife and I to Antigua this winter on credit card points.

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by fr8mech
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do manufacturers/airlines "update" the flight computer systems
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Do manufacturers/airlines "update" the flight computer systems

I’m short, yes the operations software is updated.

On older systems, it requires a shop visit. Newer units can be updated/upgraded via data loader/PMAT/laptop/PCMCIA/whatever.

Some computers, such as the FMC or the EGPWS have their databases routinely updated.

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

phatfarmlines wrote:
E-payments aside, do postmarked dates not matter anymore?


I think it depends on what your agreement says. I don’t think I’d ever seen a credit card that defined on time as the postmark date.

I think that’s reserved more for applications and what-not.

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757/767 Flap Position Indicator
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: 757/767 Flap Position Indicator

the white arcs give the allowable difference between the left and right flap. If there is an asymmetry where the indicators go outside the bounds of those white arcs,. I’m not sure that’s quite right. As I recall, the allowable asymmetry between sides is something like .045” or .050” on the indicat...

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by fr8mech
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 2923

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

It’s how airlines deemed the MD-11 to be unsafe (or less safe, for you fans of semantics, but the effect is the same) in the first place all those years ago. Actually, there is a big difference, semantics aside. “Unsafe” tends to be an objective determination. If an aircraft is deemed unsafe it wil...

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 32
Views: 1595

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

DaProf wrote:
wife is from the south


DaProf wrote:
Ham


Yeah, what’s with the ham? Damn things show up at all the big holidays.

Though, I do like me some good ole honey ham.

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 32
Views: 1595

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

Beer can turkey…an adaptation of my beer can chicken recipe 12 hour slow cooked brisket Sausage-Apple stuffing Mushroom stuffing Pumpkin pie Pecan pie Pumpkin loaf That’s what I’m putting on the table. Rumor has it, other folks will bring the stuff I’m not responsible for. Pineapple Casserole That’s...

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 2923

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

convair880mfan wrote:
have changes mandated by the FAA


Can you provide a link to a site that specifies what these changes were?

convair880mfan wrote:
safe


safer

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1705

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

ItnStln wrote:
Thanks, I'll give them a shot! Do you do them on the stove or grill?


Stove

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by fr8mech
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Roles that can only be filled by a nose-loading 747F?
Replies: 11
Views: 1314

Re: Roles that can only be filled by a nose-loading 747F?

30’ish years ago, we were contracted to fly Paul McCartney’s (I think) stage set from city to city. No way the set could be loaded from the side door. Some of the individual bits were too long. So, any load that can not be loaded through the side door would be a candidate, though going through the n...

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1705

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

Do you guys have recipes you can give me by chance? This is one of those recipes that I wing every time I make it, but basically: 1lb brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 1 tablespoon or so of your fat of choice (butter, oil, bacon grease, etc.) !/4 cup honey 1 tablespoon soy sauce Medium to high h...

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 286
Views: 13526

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Well it’s still amazing that a device designed to kill is simply to be made safe by what enthusiasts think is obvious and therefore everyone else should know too somehow. So, it's not obvious to you that a "device designed to kill" should be verified safe by the end user prior to use as a...

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by fr8mech
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 286
Views: 13526

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Here's George Clooney's take on it. It seems that he's always done his own safety checks and it's kind of the industry standard. https://www.wfsb.com/george-clooney-rust-shooting-insane/article_2871d6a6-80c0-56a7-a161-24ae21146814.html#:~:text=George%20Clooney%20has%20shared%20his%20thoughts%20on%2...

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by fr8mech
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1705

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

Do you add toasted sesame seeds, or even almonds to that? No, it's a very simple and quick recipe. Though sesame seeds may add a little depth. I thought this was going to be about how you should wrap the brussel sprouts in bacon and add a honey glaze. No need, if you use bacon grease to cook the sp...

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by fr8mech
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1884

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

I work with a bunch of diehard Being the boss on this shift, I've pretty much banned political talk if it even looks like it'll get spirited. Though my employees and colleagues may suspect my political leanings, I take pride that I've never confirmed them to anyone. Why talk sports? Or finance? My ...

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by fr8mech
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1705

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

Unless you're trying to prove causation, it really doesn't matter, though reconciling...does anyone do that anymore?...is made simpler if your ledger entries match the bank's. So, the pizza pi(e) at 3:14. Your real ethical dilemma should be obvious: why buy brussels sprouts? They are nasty. Clearly ...

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1884

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

Nope, got one cousin who is a far right nut. I just try to talk to him and it usually goes nowhere. So we agree to disagree. It's not worth it. Why talk politics at all? Realistically, if you let politics get between you and your friends/family, you’re the problem. I’m the outlier amongst my siblin...

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?

Hmm I must be misremembering the location then! I have decided that the brain has limited capacity and once that capacity has been reached, new things bump out old things. The catch: it's not a first-in, first-out process. The brain randomly kicks out data to accommodate the new data. I completely ...

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by fr8mech
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?

[twoid][/twoid] Those are the packs you can hear in that location as well as the pack cooling fans. The pack cooling fans turn off automatically after the flaps are retracted. I was thinking pack fans also. The hydraulic pumps tend to whine and change pitch a little bit, even under steady load. Thou...

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by fr8mech
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuel driven actuators?
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Why fuel driven actuators?

You’re not using the pneumatics for T/Rs very often, so not an issue. Pneumatics on the 727 IIRC and on the Challenger/CRJ Yup, the B727. It seemed to me that those actuators froze up more often than the hydraulic ones on other aircraft. And, you never know you have a leaking line either, until it ...

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuel driven actuators?
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Why fuel driven actuators?

Isn't this also a bit of a chicken and egg problem? There is typically no hydraulic pressure before the first engine has started. So you can't run the actuators on hydraulics during engine start because hydraulic pressure is provided by the running engines. The fuel pumps, however, will be running....

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Menopause, need some help
Replies: 28
Views: 1450

Re: Menopause, need some help

25 years of marriage have taught me one thing, unless a woman asks you, explicitly to fix something or provide advice, all she wants is somebody to vent to...someone to listen to her and support her. Until her body's chemistry establishes the new normal, your buddy needs to be patient and be there.....

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by fr8mech
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2010

Re: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?

Woodreau wrote:
Neither. Spoiled airport fast food that waited a little too long to get to cruise to consume it


Fast food doesn’t spoil; something has to first be fresh before it can spoil.

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TWA 747 Question(s)
Replies: 28
Views: 3807

Re: TWA 747 Question(s)

You say ‘down’ is ‘on’, but it only applies to the overhead panel as I recall, where ‘down’ is actually ‘forward’, so ‘forward’ is ‘on’,

As explained to me when we (Evergreen) had TWA do some of our work. Incidentally, we had an ex-TWA bird with the ribbons…N472EV, I believe.

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by fr8mech
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Assembling a fleet of used aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: Assembling a fleet of used aircraft

If the aircraft have systems that differ greatly…or sometimes not too greatly…from the ‘base’ fleet, then a differences course is put together. This course may be a formal class, or just a document highlighting the differences. In the days of paper, micro-film and micro-fiche, you may have had a dif...

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by fr8mech
Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: People who've had LASIK and PRK surgeries, chime in!
Replies: 25
Views: 1231

Re: People who've had LASIK and PRK surgeries, chime in!

I had LASIK 21 years ago, so I'm not too sure that my experience will translate very well. I did it right after working a night shift. Went home and slept. Woke up feeling fine. Had a halo in my vision for a few days. Put rewetting drops in anytime I felt the need. As I recall, they gave me some ana...

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by fr8mech
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?
Replies: 11
Views: 1601

Re: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?

Also wondering, since I lack aircraft manuals for the type, how the DC-8 flaps worked. Flap hinges? Flap tracks? Looks like those little square things on the flaps have something to do with it. So hard to know what is going on if one lacks the manuals. Thanks for any explanations and insights! Flap...

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by fr8mech
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who would de-ice Air Force One?
Replies: 18
Views: 3387

Re: Who would de-ice Air Force One?

I can't imagine that de-ice trucks would be brought along.

I suspect that the trucks to be used are inspected, filled and then quarantined, under guard, until use. The crews are probably screened and cleared by the SS. And, the entire de-ice operation overseen by the appropriate crew chief.

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 286
Views: 13526

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

An attorney for the armorer on the movie set where actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer said Wednesday that he believes someone might have been trying to sabotage the set by putting a live round in a box of dummy ammunition. So, were they supposed to be blank rounds or dummy rounds? Th...

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11
Replies: 20
Views: 2444

Re: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11

Anyone know how much longer it would take to stow a #2 reverser that is stuck in the deploy position? Can you do it from the patio, or do you need a lift truck? 1604340 You should be able to do it from the patio. But, if you've got to gain access to that upper actuator, you'll need a truck or snork...

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11
Replies: 20
Views: 2444

Re: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11

77west wrote:
I would have thought an INOP reverser on the center engine is preferable to 1 or 3.


Maybe from a flight ops, point-of-view. But, locking out an inoperative #2 thrust reverser is an order of magnitude more difficult than the wing engines.

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11
Replies: 20
Views: 2444

Re: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11

delta-flyer wrote:
, but I assume it was a fan blade separation.


You would assume wrong. It was almost certainly a compressor stall. Fan blade separations are rare.

That 'S' duct did all kinds of funny things to the airflow, on both the L1011 & the B727.

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11
Replies: 20
Views: 2444

Re: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11

That would be great. Would save a lot of downline delays and interruptions. We didn't have such restrictions. Funny thing is, if there was a stuck reverser or any other engine problem, there was a more than 1/3 chance it was #2. Not because of maintenance, #2 always got the same love as the others. ...

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by fr8mech
Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 286
Views: 13526

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Why should they be held to a higher standard than the average American? It is still a weapon. I’m not sure they are being held to a higher standard. Yes, it’s in the news quite a bit, but that’s because of the people involved. When Cheney shot his buddy in that hunting incident, it was in the news ...

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by fr8mech
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

You seem to expect service above what you want to pay for. No, I expect the agreed upon service that I paid the agreed upon price for. Nothing more, nothing less. I was commenting on McDonald’s past(?) practice of providing some sort of small compensation if you had to wait too long or if they got ...

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by fr8mech
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 286
Views: 13526

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I think everyone responsible for the weapon on this set was supposed to have training and I bet the studio has insurance. Lots of good questions from that statement. Is there a training requirement for those handling firearms on a movie/tv/theatre set? Who does the requirement apply to? Is it an in...

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by fr8mech
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3404

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

Questions about the horizontal stabilizer tank: 1) on planes that had/have the horizontal stabilizer tank, is that used primarily for feeding the APU? ; 2) How do they fill the tail tank? Is it through the ports on the wings or is there a separate filling point? Thanks for any responses to these qu...

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by fr8mech
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2436

Re: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?

Oh thats very intresting to know I wasnt aware of such malfunction flight..Thanks for making me aware of such flights too which I will keep in mind for it could be one of the myriads of possibilities why landing gears arent retracted. A gear down dispatch does not necessarily mean the flight is a m...

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by fr8mech
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

One thing he said always stuck with me and that was if he were a ball club manager, he would wear a suit instead of a uniform. That made sense at the time, but, managers now wear uniforms because of history. Back in the early days, managers would actually play so the tradition just stayed. https://...

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by fr8mech
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

At McDonald's in times past if you waited a bit long they would give you something, like an extra hamburger, they don't do that anymore though (probably because it used to be a burger that had been there for some minutes and now they trash it...). I can’t recall if it was because of a long wait or ...

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by fr8mech
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 286
Views: 13526

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

No, we do not. Pilots do not check that engineers have locked out a valve, pulled a C/B or have correctly performed any of the maintenance procedures called for by the maintenance manual. They just trust that it has been done, by qualified professionals, then accept and fly the aircraft upon checki...

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by fr8mech
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 286
Views: 13526

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Should there not be a level of trust in there to?. Read my post about trust and verification. I’d refer back to it, but I’m on my iPad. Simply, pilots and mechanics trust each other, but we verify that each other has properly done their jobs, because mistakes do happen. Further, as a mechanic, I pr...

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by fr8mech
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

L410Turbolet wrote:
To love animals not necessarily means one has to OWN animals.


That’s like saying I own my kids.

I have responsibility for my pets. And, in return, I get companionship and, dare I say it, love from my dogs. It’s a symbiotic relationship. Cats, on the other hand, just provide you with disdain.

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