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by Monocleman
Fri Jan 02, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hard Landings & Burned Rubber
Replies: 16
Views: 4043

Hard Landings & Burned Rubber

Seeing a recently uploaded picture of a smoky landing about which the photographer insisted was a hard landing, I began to wonder whether a 'hard landing' really would produce more smoke. I don't think the faster application of weight on the undercarriage and tires really would make that much of a d...

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by Monocleman
Mon Jun 23, 2003 3:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Slot-cum-aileron
Replies: 2
Views: 3806

RE: Slot-cum-aileron

Well, I do know that even in WWII the Me-109 had linkages from the control stick to a set of leading-edge flaps (slats) that would extend directly as he pulled the stick back -- their extension was propotional to the amount of upward elevator deflection. Though I bet it must have caused some drag, I...

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by Monocleman
Wed Apr 09, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is SST Too Fast For Flight Tracker?
Replies: 6
Views: 4175

RE: Is SST Too Fast For Flight Tracker?

Where can I get flight tracking software? I think I've seen it a few places online but it seems like some kind of gimmick.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Fri Feb 28, 2003 10:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is That Gear Bang At Liftoff?
Replies: 29
Views: 7577

RE: What Is That Gear Bang At Liftoff?

I guess I'm pretty out of it, but "oleo's"? Is that just another word for shock absorbers and struts?

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by Monocleman
Fri Jun 28, 2002 10:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sabot Rounds
Replies: 8
Views: 3050

RE: Sabot Rounds

JohnM is correct, the Du rounds do contain a certain amount of radioactive material. As I believe, after the conflict in the Balkan region, Italian 'cleanup crews' found much soil to have been exposed to radiation that had come from depleted uranium rounds, used not only by A-10's but other aircraft...

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by Monocleman
Tue Jun 04, 2002 10:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotating Gear Wheels While Landing.No Rubber Burn?
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

RE: Rotating Gear Wheels While Landing.No Rubber Burn?

Seems to me a simple idea could be to use bleed air on a impeller on the wheels. That could probably get the wheels going significantly fast, without a chair or other complicated mechanical device. Just a thought.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Sat Apr 13, 2002 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smoke Em, If You Start Em
Replies: 10
Views: 2315

RE: Smoke Em, If You Start Em

As far as I know, and I may be way off, much of the smoke at startup is engine oil that has collected in the engine cowlings being burned. Maybe the L-1011's didn't have well-sealed oil lines or they were at a low pressure... So I'm not sure why it's there, but I'm pretty sure the smoke is from engi...

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by Monocleman
Tue Jan 08, 2002 8:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Real Flight Paths?
Replies: 2
Views: 2304

RE: Real Flight Paths?

Looking at the BA flight paths, it shows that the aircraft use radio navigation aids to chart a course. Being but a simulator pilot, I had thought that GPS is used more often nowadays in making more efficient courses for aircraft. Is it used more often that not or are radio navs used? Also, does the...

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by Monocleman
Tue Nov 13, 2001 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do So Many Planes Leaving JFK Crash?
Replies: 30
Views: 1872

RE: Why Do So Many Planes Leaving JFK Crash?

It's simple, it's the sheer volume of flights... One in any amount is bound to have trouble and that risk increases as the flights do. JFK is one of the busiest airports in the world.

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by Monocleman
Mon Oct 15, 2001 6:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Reverse Thrust
Replies: 4
Views: 8226

Concorde Reverse Thrust

What type of reverse thrusters are on the Concorde? Clamshell-type or bypass air (does the Concorde have bypass air)? Also, are there any pics of the reverse thrusters in operation? Any info will be appreciated.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Sun Oct 14, 2001 9:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chopper Training In PHL
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

RE: Chopper Training In PHL

Hey, watch it Iainhol! Not only are they some of the most elegant things around, they can do stuff that those bulky fixed wings can only dream of! I'd take a chopper over a fixed wing any day... By the way, does anyone know of anything similar in the New York area?

-Will

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by Monocleman
Wed Oct 10, 2001 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS MD-11 Painted And In Service
Replies: 8
Views: 3382

RE: First UPS MD-11 Painted And In Service

I just love the MD-11... Thanks, UPS!

-Will

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by Monocleman
Fri Sep 28, 2001 8:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Uneven Throttles During Cruise On 747's?
Replies: 21
Views: 5860

RE: Uneven Throttles During Cruise On 747's?

Much respect, DC-10Tech!

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by Monocleman
Sat Sep 01, 2001 8:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: General: Spoiler Effects
Replies: 26
Views: 3509

General: Spoiler Effects

Being just a lowly flightsimmer, I always figured spoilers were only for slowdown on rollout. Then, reading more about aerodynamics and spoilerons and the such, I learned that, true to their name, they spoil the lift over a wing. So, what are their true purposes? In flight, is the main purpose to de...

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by Monocleman
Wed Aug 29, 2001 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10 Vs. MD-11
Replies: 11
Views: 3873

RE: DC-10 Vs. MD-11

I completely agree with Turbulence, and think MD-11's are some of the most beautiful looking birds in the FexEx livery.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Wed Aug 29, 2001 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nice Satellite Picture Of Amsterdam+Airport!
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

RE: Nice Satellite Picture Of Amsterdam+Airport!

In that last one, you can see its a REALLY sleek looking bird!

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by Monocleman
Wed Aug 22, 2001 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prop Speed
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

RE: Prop Speed

About the turbine intake speeds, if the air went from mach 3 to < mach 1 to enter the compressor, wasn't it very inefficient for the engines to re-accelerate the air to mach 3 again? Would ramjets solve that problem? Should I start a new thread (lol)?

-Will

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by Monocleman
Wed Aug 22, 2001 11:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dumping Fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

RE: Dumping Fuel

A year ago, an aircraft landing at JFK had to dump fuel and did so right over the populated area around it, even landing around my friend's house. Scary thought.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Wed Aug 22, 2001 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtours International
Replies: 8
Views: 1374

Airtours International

I was browsing photos in the database and came across a slew of photos from Airtours International, at which point I did a specific search for the airline and was surprised at what a presence it had. How long has it been around? What kind of fleet does it have, like what does it hav the most of? Whe...

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by Monocleman
Tue Aug 21, 2001 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway Separation Of Aircraft. 33 Seconds?
Replies: 10
Views: 5459

RE: Runway Separation Of Aircraft. 33 Seconds?

At LGA in New York, sometimes you can see 6 or 7 aircraft on final, all lined up, with that many awaiting takeoff... The spacing there I have timed and it is not uncommonly under 45 seconds.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Tue Aug 21, 2001 6:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shouldn't It Be Flat?
Replies: 10
Views: 2566

RE: Shouldn't It Be Flat?

As Delta-flyer said, the photograpers that take the pictures you see on A.net cannot get too close to the aircraft, so they use very high-power telephoto lenses. These lenses very much compress everything in a picture, so the curvature is much flatter than it looks.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Sat Aug 11, 2001 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Stressed Part
Replies: 20
Views: 2742

RE: Most Stressed Part

LOL Twotterwrench... but really, what do you think is the most physically stressed part?

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by Monocleman
Fri Aug 10, 2001 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Stressed Part
Replies: 20
Views: 2742

Most Stressed Part

In the opinion of the engineers and mechs and all others in the forum, what do you think is the single part of an a/c that is stressed the most? To me it seems to be the landing gear, because of all the restrictions put on them and the many subleties of them. But I may be proven wrong by all of you ...

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by Monocleman
Fri Aug 10, 2001 9:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Getting Lost...
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

RE: C-5 Getting Lost...

Thanks, guys!

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by Monocleman
Thu Aug 09, 2001 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Intake Doors
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

Intake Doors

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by Monocleman
Thu Aug 09, 2001 11:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F14 Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 3269

RE: F14 Photos?

Funny how the landing officers are seemingly staring off into space when that amazing peice of machinery is crashing down on deck... It's too bad how almost anything in the world can become just routine...

-Will

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by Monocleman
Thu Aug 09, 2001 11:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Getting Lost...
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

C-5 Getting Lost...

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by Monocleman
Sat Aug 04, 2001 1:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC's - A Tase Of Their Own Medecine
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

KC's - A Tase Of Their Own Medecine

In the Boeing website galleries, I found pictures of both the KC-10 and the KC-135 refueling other aircraft of the same type. I'm sure they're other tankers because the boom can be seen on each aircraft. Anyway, why do tankers need refueling capability? I imagine they have a pretty large fuel capaci...

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by Monocleman
Mon Jul 30, 2001 11:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Words On Boom
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

RE: Words On Boom

Thanks! That's gotta be one hell of a job, a boom operator...

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by Monocleman
Mon Jul 30, 2001 8:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Words On Boom
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

Words On Boom

On air-refueling aircraft, there are usually words I can't distinguish on the little wings the boomer uses to fly the probe to the refueling recepticle. Do these words associate the aircraft with their home base, like the 2 letter codes on fighter aircraft vertical stabs, or do they have some kind o...

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by Monocleman
Mon Jul 30, 2001 8:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Peacetime/Wartime Loadings
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

RE: Peacetime/Wartime Loadings

Nice site, Mike!

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by Monocleman
Mon Jul 30, 2001 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing [email protected]
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

RE: Landing [email protected]

Not being a pilot, obviously, I cannot say if the approach is difficult or not. But the approach is similar in that it is not straight in - There is a large turn before aligning with the runway and flaring for touchdown. It's interesting to watch, actually, and see the aircraft bank and yaw so close...

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by Monocleman
Sun Jul 29, 2001 1:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Peacetime/Wartime Loadings
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

RE: Peacetime/Wartime Loadings

Thanks, guys. And the "switch" thing was a joke, funny or not. Thanks again.

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by Monocleman
Sat Jul 28, 2001 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Shutdown
Replies: 16
Views: 1651

Engine Shutdown

When a turbine engine is completely shut down in flight, does the fan or turbine still spin? If so, can it still generate power or hydraulic pressure?

-Will

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by Monocleman
Sat Jul 28, 2001 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Services Hiring
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

RE: Airport Services Hiring

Damn... I'll keep trying though!

-Will

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by Monocleman
Sat Jul 28, 2001 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ils!
Replies: 11
Views: 1634

Re: Mightyfalcon

MightyFalcon,

How have you gotten jobs with ATC around the world? are you militay?

-Will

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by Monocleman
Sat Jul 28, 2001 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit Door?
Replies: 19
Views: 3025

RE: Cockpit Door?

At first, I thought you guys were being a little harsh. What does a little specification like that matter? But I now realize that you are keeping it from the general public for a very good reason - our own safety. Mean though it may seem, I really admire that.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Sat Jul 28, 2001 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Services Hiring
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Airport Services Hiring

At major airports, do most airlines hire contracted services companies for work on the planes, i.e. pushing, baggage, fuel, waste etc. or do they do it themselves? What about smaller airports? The reason I ask is I would absolutely love any job at an airport... I'm in the JFK-LGA area and was wonder...

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by Monocleman
Sat Jul 28, 2001 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 Vs. 747 SP - What's The Diff?
Replies: 20
Views: 9437

RE: 747-400 Vs. 747 SP - What's The Diff?

That sure is wierd, ExPanAmer. I'm not sure, but from a scientific point of view, the number of people in all the flight crews isn't quite a large enough sample size for any speculation for that... Also, with some still flying, I don't think that enough time has elapsed to really look at aspects lik...

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by Monocleman
Sat Jul 28, 2001 1:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Peacetime/Wartime Loadings
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Peacetime/Wartime Loadings

When looking at the Air Force specs page for the C-5, there are two maximum takeoff weights - 769,000 pounds (peacetime), 840,000 pounds (wartime). Why can more be carried in wartime? Does it involve running engines over n1 or something along those lines or do you just flick a switch to increase pre...

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by Monocleman
Sat Jul 28, 2001 12:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Recent Tire Explosion
Replies: 1
Views: 1391

RE: Recent Tire Explosion

Nobody knows?

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by Monocleman
Thu Jul 26, 2001 3:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Recent Tire Explosion
Replies: 1
Views: 1391

Recent Tire Explosion

A set of 3 images showing what happened to a person who was working with a high pressure tire when it exploded has been circulating the 'net lately. Does anyone know background info on the incident?

-Will

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by Monocleman
Thu Jul 12, 2001 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My 737 Simulator
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

RE: My 737 Simulator

Where can you get those parts? Boneyards?

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by Monocleman
Thu Jul 12, 2001 11:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight Of Paint White Vs. Dark Colors?
Replies: 11
Views: 17218

RE: Weight Of Paint White Vs. Dark Colors?

I agree with Flight152: A gallon of white paint doesn't weigh any real amount more or less than a gallon of black paint. The ingredients are the same - a base, a colloid (I think), and a pigment. I dont see why one would weigh more than another.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Wed Jul 11, 2001 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 747SPs To Be Retired This Year?
Replies: 51
Views: 4492

RE: Qantas 747SPs To Be Retired This Year?

How can the 747SP be good looking? I think it is one of the silliest looking aircraft out there... Little midget jet...

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by Monocleman
Wed Jul 11, 2001 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Unusual Visitors At Your Apt
Replies: 45
Views: 3175

RE: The Most Unusual Visitors At Your Apt

Hahaha Superfly... Barney... I wonder what his type rating is other than purple suit. My airport is JFK, so just about anything is normal here. I've seen small 2-engine props up to AF1 and a C-5 parked. New York sure is a hell of a town.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Wed Jul 11, 2001 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gas Turbine Engines &#8211; Def. Of N?
Replies: 8
Views: 4923

RE: Gas Turbine Engines &#8211; Def. Of N?

I think it's just because it's a common mathematical symbol - just as X,Y, and Z are, N is common for substituting things algebraically. Since the readings are just percentages, N1 is shorter than writing "Fan, low pressure compressor and low pressure turbine speed". I hope that makes sense.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Tue Jul 10, 2001 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prisoner Transport
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

RE: Prisoner Transport

There was a special on just that topic on "On the Inside" I beleive on the Discovery Channel not too long ago... It's bound to be repeated.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Mon Jul 09, 2001 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Lived Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

RE: Longest Lived Aircraft

Funny how everything is perhaps with the A380... Sure they're big, but what else do we know about them? Why would they have a lot of hours eventually put on them? It seems to me that if you want a bigger airliner, it's to fly more pax, and so it has less flights on it.

-Will

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by Monocleman
Mon Jul 09, 2001 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-5 Versus Oak Trees
Replies: 17
Views: 1484

RE: C-5 Versus Oak Trees

Well, the C-5 IS kind of big... But I still don't think the accident is excusable. As for the tree, it doesn't look all that bad. Maybe if wings were once again made out of wood...

-Will

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