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by fr8mech
Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City
Replies: 45
Views: 2717

Re: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City

Curious what you’re insinuating here because the NYPD themselves said they have lots of camera footage. I’m not insinuating anything. I’m asking questions based on some of the news articles from yesterday. I think they’re valid questions. https://www.newsweek.com/brooklyn-subway-station-cameras-wer...

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by fr8mech
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City
Replies: 45
Views: 2717

Re: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City

Get back on topic, please But, then you post this: But not 2A which is what "conservatives" are trying to play up. This mass shooting has nothing at all to do with 2A. Just like all the others, the "every life is sacred" goes out the window because "THEY TAKIN MYZ GUNZZZ!&q...

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by fr8mech
Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City
Replies: 45
Views: 2717

Re: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City

Any reason emerging for this? Like 'I don't like black people/white people/people/rival gang members/my competition in retailing drugs in my area?' etc Or something reassuring like 'I'm just a nutter exercising whatever amendment enabled me to do this?' Except that NY, specifically NYC, does not al...

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by fr8mech
Tue Apr 05, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reading proficiency among kids
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

Re: Reading proficiency among kids

As there is with the Oxford comma and two spaces behind a period. I will fight to the death over those two demands. THERE MUST BE two spaces after a period and THE OXFORD COMMA LIVES!!! FIGHT ME!!! that might be a bit much, but still.... They must be passing out parkas in hell; we agree on somethin...

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by fr8mech
Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2174

Re: Favorite Quotes

“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younge...

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by fr8mech
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2174

Re: Favorite Quotes

Fire service truism or unattributed quotation:

“Two hundred years of tradition unimpeded by progress”

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by fr8mech
Mon Apr 04, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2174

Re: Favorite Quotes

“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Anakin Skywalker, 1977 Imperial Managers’ Conference.

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by fr8mech
Mon Apr 04, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reading proficiency among kids
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

Re: Reading proficiency among kids

If this is true, it is disheartening, and maybe a little frightening. I believe that education is an equalizer without…well, equal. We were reading, with intent, to our kids as soon as they could grasp that the little squiggles on the page meant something. Our children could read, after a fashion, b...

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by fr8mech
Sun Mar 13, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parking with flaps and spoilers extended
Replies: 20
Views: 3673

Re: Parking with flaps and spoilers extended

At the other end of the temp spectrum, if the flight crew suspects there may be contamination from slush/ice/snow, they’ll leave them extended to prevent damage.

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by fr8mech
Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 7620

Re: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft

There is no “ETOPS certified assembly”, airframes and components are not ETOPS certified. The airframe will have type approval for ETOPS which means it has a configuration with the necessary redundancy for key systems like electrical, hydraulics, fire suppression, and communications. I suspect the ...

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by fr8mech
Sun Mar 13, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 7620

Re: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft

Approved and certified are very different meanings, what sort of parts ? I’m not close to an IPC right now, but one that comes to mind is the APU, and it’s sub-assemblies and components. It is an ETOPS certified assembly, and it is approved, for installation on both our B757 & B767 aircraft. I ...

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by fr8mech
Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 7620

Re: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft

I am not aware of “EDTO certified parts Our IPC clearly delineates between a part that is ETOPS approved vs. the same base part number that is not ETOPS approved. The non-ETOPS approved part can be used, so long as effectivity is met, but the aircraft would be restricted from ETOPS operation until ...

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by fr8mech
Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 7620

Re: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft

Regarding the maintenance perspective, I've heard that some airlines also choose to install ETOPS-certified parts on non-ETOPS aircraft so as to simplify maintenance procedures. Absolutely. We operate both B767 (ETOPS) and B757 (non-ETOPS). A lot of common components. We maintain quite a few of tho...

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by fr8mech
Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 6121

Re: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft

M564038 wrote:
Everything in aircraft are in metric. Everything.


Sure, but all the 12.7mm nuts and bolts are easily removed or installed with a 1/2inch wrench/socket.

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by fr8mech
Mon Mar 07, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 6121

Re: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft

Speaking from a maintenance perspective, the only time I’ve come across a piece of metric hardware is when we take something apart at a sub-assembly level, on an Airbus. Example, originally, Airbus considered the main cargo door actuator, along with its block valves, as a single assembly, to be repl...

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by fr8mech
Sat Mar 05, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40506

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

We’re tickling US$4/gallon here in Louisville, KY.

As for a more fuel efficient car, my new hybrid F150 is being held hostage by the semi-conductor crisis. While, not spectacular, 24MPG is pretty good for an F150. And, better than my Explorer at 20MPG.

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by fr8mech
Tue Feb 22, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart faucet?
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Anyone use a smart faucet?

I don’t have a smart faucet, but I do have a Delta something-or-another touch faucet. I love it. A quick brush against any of the metal, and I have water flow. Great for keeping the faucet and controls clean. We opted against the smart faucet when we did up our kitchen a few years ago. I’m way too O...

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by fr8mech
Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic
Replies: 35
Views: 3825

Re: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic

DualQual wrote:
The 767-400 uses pneumatics for the reversers. The -300 is regular old hydraulic power.


Our -300 are all pneumatic.

Lpbri wrote:
767-300s use pneumatics for thrust reversers. They work very well.


Ya think? Chap 78 has always been an exception driver for us.

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-Departure Walkaround Top of Fuselage
Replies: 20
Views: 4206

Re: Pre-Departure Walkaround Top of Fuselage

The upper fuselage, and other inaccessible areas, are checked through routine checks cards. When are they scheduled? Depends on the what manufacturer and the operator have put together, and the regulator has approved. Of course, if a mechanic happens to be in an area performing another task and disc...

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted Assassination in Louisville
Replies: 41
Views: 2521

Re: Attempted Assassination in Louisville

It seems normal that someone who fired a gun at another person (that fact is not in dispute, is it?) would be held in custody. What I find extraordinary is that he/she can buy their way out of custody. Additionally, the accused sounds like a crazy and a big risk to the safety of others. Is the judg...

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 18, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted Assassination in Louisville
Replies: 41
Views: 2521

Re: Attempted Assassination in Louisville

shot Shots Maybe it was completely unrelated and the right wing media, as it does with everything related to BLM, blew it completely out of proportion. The Courier-Journal is the opposite of right wing media. https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/crime/2022/02/14/quintez-brown-accused-shooting...

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 18, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted Assassination in Louisville
Replies: 41
Views: 2521

Re: Attempted Assassination in Louisville

How are bail conditions supervised once a person is released in the US. Is it for the police to patrol or another body? Sometimes, there are conditions to the bail. Sometimes, not. Well, not really, the court will almost always tell you “not to leave the state”, but as a practical matter, the suspe...

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 18, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted Assassination in Louisville
Replies: 41
Views: 2521

Re: Attempted Assassination in Louisville

Just as Al-Qaeda doesn't represent Islam, this guy, who definitely has mental health issues that need to be taken care of, doesn't represent Black Lives Matter. This is a case of a person who shouldn't have access to a gun and should have access to mental health services, not a case of Black Lives ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 18, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted Assassination in Louisville
Replies: 41
Views: 2521

Re: Attempted Assassination in Louisville

Devil's advocate: I wonder if this was less an "assassination attempt" and more of a "self defense" while defending himself during a struggle? Or "but I didn't know the gun was loaded" which we hear all to often when a child is murdered or "I thought the safety wa...

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by fr8mech
Sun Feb 13, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline livery costs
Replies: 10
Views: 2986

Re: Airline livery costs

DL_Mech wrote:
fr8mech wrote:
Never cleaned one, but had to change a CF6 because of heavy Skydrol residue (pylon leak).


Our engineering requires them to be cleaned, and and then off-wing in 50 hours, assuming no underlying damage.

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by fr8mech
Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline livery costs
Replies: 10
Views: 2986

Re: Airline livery costs

Skydrol tends to remove paint and destroy decals. When you see those black streaks around flight controls, that is Skydrol that has dried up causing those streaks. Not easily wiped off, it usually requires some type of solvent to remove. 1202564 I think what you’re seeing there is an overzealous me...

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by fr8mech
Sun Feb 13, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dumb math (arithmetic, really) question
Replies: 18
Views: 2322

Re: Dumb math (arithmetic, really) question

I found this website and plugged in the numbers and used an initial investment of $6000, with a $6000 contribution at the beginning of each year, with an interest rate of 11.5%, compounded continuously. $713,437.46 https://www.calculator.net/investment-calculator.html?ctype=endamount&ctargetamou...

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by fr8mech
Sun Feb 13, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?
Replies: 37
Views: 6752

Re: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?

Near as I can gather, the B707 has a single rudder with a single power pack, or power control actuator, with manual reversion. Take a look at this accident report, starting on page 19. https://www.fss.aero/accident-reports/dvdfiles/US/1969-07-26-US.pdf As to why the B707 didn’t suffer the same rudde...

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by fr8mech
Sun Feb 13, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dumb math (arithmetic, really) question
Replies: 18
Views: 2322

Re: Dumb math (arithmetic, really) question

Is there a year zero? Or do you start at year 1? Assuming year 1, it comes to this: Year . . Year starting $ . Contribution . . . % . . . Interest $. . . . Year end Total 1 . . . . . $6,000.00 . . . . . 6000 . . . 11.50% . . . .$690.00 . . . . . . . $6,690.00 2 . . . . . $12,690.00 . . . . 6000 . ....

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by fr8mech
Sat Feb 12, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to become a flight inspector?
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: How to become a flight inspector?

Well, for the FAA, you would start here: https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?k=Aviation%20Safety%20Inspector%201825%20series I’ve considered applying for a position as an Aviation Safety Inspector after I retire, but on further reflection, decided that I want nothing to do with aviation after retirement...

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by fr8mech
Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Police fatally shoot Black man during warrant
Replies: 121
Views: 6303

Re: Minneapolis Police fatally shoot Black man during warrant

I hate ‘no-knock warrants”. I understand that they serve a purpose and are a valuable tool in the police’s box, but they scare me a bit. Typically, a person has a right to self-defense in their home, including using deadly force, commonly referred to the Castle Doctrine. The Castle Doctrine does hav...

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 35
Views: 2636

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

Random question. How does one do remote learning for classes like gym, band, or wood working. If my son has PE, he is asked to walk ‘x’ amount or log some kinda physical activity. Last winter, he shoveled. In his guitar class, it was a standard Teams class. Not really band, but still, there was som...

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by fr8mech
Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 4869

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

On the red tail airlines I worked at we started 2 engines simultaneously on the 744 normally. 3 and 4 then 1 and 2. On the 200's, one at a time. The APU didn't have quite the output as the 400. Normally it's starting sequence was 4-1-2-3. Things could change for cross bleed starts and delayed engin...

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by fr8mech
Tue Feb 01, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 4869

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

As per a lot of these posts it varies by the plane. I would like to make some comments about the 747, so anyone more experienced please correct me. Only experience I have with the queen is in FS2020 which is not fully realistic yet. However, I have some familiarity with the cockpit at least in game...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jan 29, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thieves steal flight management system from parked 737 at Lagos terminal
Replies: 16
Views: 5229

Re: Thieves steal flight management system from parked 737 at Lagos terminal

How did they remove the FMS/FMC? Shouldn't there be all these wires and things connected to it? Hopefully they'll get caught and learn their lesson. You don’t even need tools to remove a computer. A screwdriver, and maybe connector pliers to remove the CDU. But, yes, to remove the entire Flight Man...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jan 29, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adult child molester to serve sentence in juvenile facility
Replies: 46
Views: 2925

Re: Adult child molester to serve sentence in juvenile facility

I agree that she should have been sent to normal jail, but let's not pretend that juvies are filled with sweet little 10 year old girls coming from good families and still playing with their Barbie dolls... When someone is incarcerated, the State has a responsibility to protect that person, irrespe...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adult child molester to serve sentence in juvenile facility
Replies: 46
Views: 2925

Re: Adult child molester to serve sentence in juvenile facility

Also this person was a minor when the crime was committed. So? This “person” was also a male at that time. (I actually can’t find an article that says Tubbs was male at the time the crime was committed, just the OP’s statement). But, it doesn’t change the fact that this felon needs to be in an adul...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adult child molester to serve sentence in juvenile facility
Replies: 46
Views: 2925

Re: Adult child molester to serve sentence in juvenile facility

Did anyone read this from the DA's (Gascon) office? ...Tubbs likely will not face punishment proportionate to the victim's trauma," the D.A.'s letter to Barger said. The California Legislature had a good reason for passing this law. One mistake is made and, suddenly, "state's rights"...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 35
Views: 2636

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

Because with Covid and the technology set up for at-home learning, there are no more snow days. You wanna read something stupid. Our local public school system still has snow days, even though they're fully capable of going remote...as they did for 6 days because of teacher/staff absences. Freaking...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18787

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

so highly-visible government posts are not simply about 'the best qualified individual'. I can agree with that, but based on Biden's promise, it is a foregone conclusion what ethnicity and sex he will choose to nominate. And, that's wrong. He is unnecessarily limiting his pool of applicants. Are we...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 35
Views: 2636

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

A bomb cyclone is due to hit the Northeastern United States this weekend with 8-12 inches of snow 8-12 inches in the Northeast? That's analogous to a dusting. I'd be more concerned about what happens in the Mid-Atlantic states. The "right" precip mix with the "right" temperature...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snowstorm in Greece and Turkey
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Snowstorm in Greece and Turkey

The folks that used to take care of my dad sent me a small clip of the the road in front of our place. Blowing snow and cars slipping and sliding. Place is about 5 miles south of Athens.

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18787

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

So I'm confused, are you saying that choosing based on race is ok or not? Of course they're saying it's ok to use race as a metric to choose someone for just about anything...unless of course the race you choose is White, though that really depends on the intersectionality of this White person's ot...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18787

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Good! Replacement will be a black female, news already saying that’s what administration wants. Maybe points for any extra letters used to describe her. So, everyone is kinda ok with this? What if a president said he would only nominate a white female? Or, a black male? Or a Hispanic, transgendered...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization
Replies: 63
Views: 5746

Re: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization

Thanks for the insight. Is there ever a reason the avionics compartment would need to be accessed by crew mid-flight? In the 747-200s there was definitely an emergency procedure for the FE to go down and unbolt a plate to release the nose gear. The wrench was even kept on a lanyard down there. This...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization
Replies: 63
Views: 5746

Re: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization

I’ll walk out to one tonight. Should have one in the barn, with the NWW doors open. Might even have a stand in the wheel well. We got a -400 in the barn. There is no access door/hatch/panel in the NWW. There is the main equipment center access door just aft of the nose gear, then there is a center ...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization
Replies: 63
Views: 5746

Re: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization

bigb wrote:
Next time I do a walk around of the whale I will take a look, but I do know there is a dress panel aft of the nose gear.


I’ll walk out to one tonight. Should have one in the barn, with the NWW doors open. Might even have a stand in the wheel well.

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by fr8mech
Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization
Replies: 63
Views: 5746

Re: Avionics Bay Access and Pressurization

Am I sure about that? with about 12,000 hours on various models through the 100, 200, SP, 300 and 400 freighters and PAX versions, YES! I would suggest it's kind of like your revelation on the MD-11 Sadly, I have even had the pleasure to crawl up there to get into the aircraft. An actual door? Not ...

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