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by slinker
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10/MD-11 Engine #2 thrust question
Replies: 3
Views: 1619

DC-10/MD-11 Engine #2 thrust question

Hoping I can get a definitive answer on this. If both engines 1 and 3 are shut down in flight, does the nose pitch up or down? I think my brain is overcomplicating the physics involved with thrust, weight, center of gravity vs. center of thrust, etc...

Thanks!

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by slinker
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: naming protocol for closed L/R runways
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

Re: naming protocol for closed L/R runways

Thanks for the great info!

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by slinker
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: naming protocol for closed L/R runways
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

naming protocol for closed L/R runways

Saw a photo of the unused 16L at Sydney, and got me thinking: if a runway is officially no longer in operation, do they remove the L or R from the nomenclature? So, if 16L were to be ripped up, for example, would the parallel runway still be 16R or would it just be 16? I can see rationale for either...

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by slinker
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 88770

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Hey, everyone! Can anyone tell me what planes used to be at OMSI when it was by the zoo? I *think* there was a DC-3 and an F-102 (or F-106), but I was just a kid at the time.

Thanks!

Edit: Confirmed to be a converted C-47 and an F-102.

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by slinker
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10/MD-11 with only engine number 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

Re: DC-10/MD-11 with only engine number 2?

Thanks for the replies!

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by slinker
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10/MD-11 with only engine number 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

DC-10/MD-11 with only engine number 2?

Can a DC-10/MD-11 fly and land if only the tail engine is functional? I imagine it couldn't take off (at least not at standard weight) with just #2, but hypothetically if both wing engines died during flight could it still manage controlled descent? Also, anyone know if this has ever happened? Thanks!

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by slinker
Sun May 10, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Steps for short-term airliner storage?
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Steps for short-term airliner storage?

With so many planes parked on runways and tarmacs around the world, I got curious about the process involved. For example, do engines have to be started up periodically to keep everything lubricated and happy? Are planes stored with minimal fuel or just whatever they happen to have when they're plac...

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by slinker
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Highest altitude scheduled flight?
Replies: 14
Views: 2505

Re: Highest altitude scheduled flight?

Thanks, everyone!

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by slinker
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Highest altitude scheduled flight?
Replies: 14
Views: 2505

Highest altitude scheduled flight?

Just out of curiosity, anyone know the highest (typical) altitude for scheduled flights? I've seen things listed as high as 42K AGL, but it got me wondering if there were any that fly higher.

Thanks!

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by slinker
Wed May 24, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identifying Other A.netters While Travelling
Replies: 169
Views: 11597

RE: Identifying Other A.netters While Travelling

I think having both pins and tags is a great idea. Some people will like one more than the other, and people like me would get both. I don't think there's any reason this has to be an either/or situation. This thread has made me laugh more than any topic since the mile high club thread. :D<br><br>[E...

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by slinker
Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Abbreviation List?
Replies: 4
Views: 16274

RE: Airline Abbreviation List?

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by slinker
Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Abbreviation List?
Replies: 4
Views: 16274

Airline Abbreviation List?

Hey all.

Is there a site that lists all the two- and three-digit codes/abbreviations used to identify airlines? Some are pretty obvious, but others leave me scratching my head.

Thanks in advance!

[Edited 2006-04-18 18:37:53]

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by slinker
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Foam Monster That Ate Ellsworth
Replies: 12
Views: 3421

RE: Foam Monster That Ate Ellsworth

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by slinker
Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Maneuver Name?
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

RE: Maneuver Name?

If it helps, it's a maneuver that's frequently used when closing with bandits.

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by slinker
Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-16 Intake Question
Replies: 1
Views: 6714

F-16 Intake Question

Can someone tell me the purpose of the thin vertical piece inside the engine intake? Also, do all F-16s have it, or only some? I thought I had seen some without, but I could be wrong. Thanks! <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/0607874/L/" t...

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by slinker
Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Maneuver Name?
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Maneuver Name?

Hey everyone.

There's a maneuver I've seen footage of several times but don't know the name of. It's when a pair of planes in formation will split with one climbing and the other banking to the left or right. Anyone know what that's called?

Thanks!

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by slinker
Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'No Evidence' Stewardess Panicked
Replies: 53
Views: 9413

RE: 'No Evidence' Stewardess Panicked

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by slinker
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pod On BAe Harrier
Replies: 3
Views: 3552

RE: Pod On BAe Harrier

Thanks guys! You rock.

- Seth

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by slinker
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pod On BAe Harrier
Replies: 3
Views: 3552

Pod On BAe Harrier

I was looking at pix of the Harrier and noticed a pod under the left wing that I can't identify and doesn't look like anything I'm familiar with. Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks a ton, Seth <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/0752037/L/" tar...

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by slinker
Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazing 777 & 747 Crosswind Test Video!
Replies: 47
Views: 23253

RE: Amazing 777 & 747 Crosswind Test Video!

When landing in such a strong crosswind, do the pilots use anything other than a lot of rudder to straighten out after the rear wheels touch down?

Thanks,
Seth

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by slinker
Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15 Stabilator Shape
Replies: 2
Views: 4473

F-15 Stabilator Shape

I've always wondered why the F-15 has the unusual leading edge for the stabilators. I don't recall seeing any other stabilators with the "notch" or "tooth" design. Can anyone fill me in on the reasons for this design? Thanks! <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"...

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by slinker
Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why The "wheel" On Landing Gear Levers?
Replies: 41
Views: 19519

RE: Why The "wheel" On Landing Gear Levers?

Thanks - you guys rock. I think it's great that I had a question pop into my head, posted it, and got terrific answers in a matter of hours.

Thanks again,
Seth

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by slinker
Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why The "wheel" On Landing Gear Levers?
Replies: 41
Views: 19519

Why The "wheel" On Landing Gear Levers?

I've always wondered why the levers for landing gear in commercial airliners usually have a wheel on the end of them (instead of just being a toggle switch or something like that). Anyone care to enlighten me?

Thanks!

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by slinker
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To ID Planes
Replies: 27
Views: 5943

RE: How To ID Planes

Thank you so much for all your help - you guys are terrific.

- Seth

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by slinker
Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To ID Planes
Replies: 27
Views: 5943

How To ID Planes

Hey everyone. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good resource for learning to identify twin-engine airliners? I'm sure I'm not the only one who has trouble telling the difference between all the twin-engine planes with standard tails, so I'm hoping someone on here can help. Thank you in adva...

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