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by miles_mechanic
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727QF
Replies: 9
Views: 4036

RE: B727QF

I love the 727, and always wondered if this re-engine option was done to the 200 series how much longer they may have flown, as it would be more fuel efficient and quieter for around neighborhoods. Were the Rolls Royce engines powerful enough that this could have been done to the 200 series? I think...

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by miles_mechanic
Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Prototype Restoration Begins
Replies: 39
Views: 14450

RE: Boeing 747 Prototype Restoration Begins

The one reason for wanting to preserve the Gimli Glider is the time it was introduced into Canada, we had just switched to the metric system, so the airplane was outfitted with metric gauges, and the system was <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>...

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by miles_mechanic
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner Weight Gain Over Life
Replies: 13
Views: 5585

RE: Airliner Weight Gain Over Life

Thanks Trijetsonly for asking about my question, that is very interesting to know. and thanks m1m2 no problem that you couldn't get a percentage for me it is all good info.

Miles

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by miles_mechanic
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner Weight Gain Over Life
Replies: 13
Views: 5585

RE: Airliner Weight Gain Over Life

Thanks everyone for your comments so far, it has been good so far. I appreciate all the replies. I never thought about moisture from just the passengers before, but that was a good article.

Miles

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by miles_mechanic
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner Weight Gain Over Life
Replies: 13
Views: 5585

Airliner Weight Gain Over Life

I am a aircraft mechanic working on small planes and was busy cleaning the belly of dirt and was curious if anyone has looked into how much weight a big airliner gains over its life in service. I know with our aircraft every 5 year re-weigh they always gain a few pounds, so curious if there has been...

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by miles_mechanic
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility Of A Bombardier Q300NextGen?
Replies: 14
Views: 4869

RE: Possibility Of A Bombardier Q300NextGen?

I just finished having the Dash 8-300 maintenance course, and our instructor said that the reason that Bombardier shut down production of the line was one it was competing with the larger Q400, and it was costing more to build then the Q400, because of the costs and the lack of orders at the time. T...

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by miles_mechanic
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strobe Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 8550

RE: Strobe Lights

I have to agree with all the comments so far that the strobe lights have remained on during the duration of all the flights I have been on. The one flight I had in a Piper Navajo with our company the pilots turned them off when we were in an area that didn't have any traffic, for the fact they would...

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by miles_mechanic
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Canada 190 - A319 Autopilot Failure?
Replies: 62
Views: 14458

RE: Air Canada 190 - A319 Autopilot Failure?

Hi everyone. I know that Turbulence has been bad the past while between Calgary and Vancouver, I flew out to Vancouver and back on Tuesday before this flight, and we had some pretty good turbulence that was tossing our E190 around. Also the barometric pressure was lower then I have ever seen it, on ...

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by miles_mechanic
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peace Air Goes Caput!
Replies: 8
Views: 3494

RE: Peace Air Goes Caput!

well I can tell you from working for Peace Air, yes the Calgary to Edmonton run was definitely hurting business. We were able to fly into CYXD the city center airport with the Pilatus as it only has 9 seats, that is the limit into city center. the loads going into Peace River and up to High Level we...

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by miles_mechanic
Tue May 22, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA LHR-MAN, Concorde Tour (pics)
Replies: 13
Views: 8291

RE: BA LHR-MAN, Concorde Tour (pics)

Great report, the pics were great, and loved the commentary about the airport procedures.

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by miles_mechanic
Sun May 20, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peace Air Goes Caput!
Replies: 8
Views: 3494

RE: Peace Air Goes Caput!

Hi there, I used to work for peace air up til a month ago, and they had a couple airplane accidents in the past 6 months, no passengers were hurt, but the planes were damaged and the one was written off. So that didn't help the reputation of the company. I feel bad for the people who are still left ...

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by miles_mechanic
Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Abouts Of Fokker F28 N500WN
Replies: 1
Views: 4312

Where Abouts Of Fokker F28 N500WN

Hi everyone, I am curious if anyone might have any info about where this aircraft might be now, as I haven't seen any pics of it or seen any change in ownership since it was repoed from Wayne Newton. It was up for auction last year up in Michigan, but couldn't find a flight listing it going up there...

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by miles_mechanic
Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cooling Of Cabin Air In Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 6946

RE: Cooling Of Cabin Air In Engine

Hello everyone I am a mechanic working on smaller airplanes in the commuter category, and so have some experience on them, and on them it is actually the air out of the engine that ends up in the cabin to pressurize the cabin and to control the temperature of the cabin. There is a heat exchanger in ...

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by miles_mechanic
Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avro C.102 Jetliner Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

RE: Avro C.102 Jetliner Questions

That is too bad that most of the links don't work for you, here is the web address for the actual start of that article. If the forward button at the bottom of the page doesn't work, then just put a 2 at the end of the last jetliner word and it will load up the next page, and then just change the 2 ...

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by miles_mechanic
Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avro C.102 Jetliner Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

RE: Avro C.102 Jetliner Questions

Hello again, If you go through about 4 or 5 pages of that website, you will find that the airplane was originally designed to have 2 Rolls Royce Avon engines, but ended up with the 4 Rolls Royce Derwent engines. The flight controls are fully manual control with hydraulic assist. So if you click on t...

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by miles_mechanic
Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avro C.102 Jetliner Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

RE: Avro C.102 Jetliner Questions

Hello there, I am glad to hear about your interest in the old Avro Jetliner, here is a webpage that tells a bit of the history of that airplane.

http:www.avroarrow.org/Jetliner/JetlinerIntro.html

I hope you enjoy and it helps to answer your questions.

Miles

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by miles_mechanic
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wingtip Vortices Question, Winglets (with Pic)
Replies: 18
Views: 4748

RE: Wingtip Vortices Question, Winglets (with Pic)

Hi Boeing Nut If I understand the way you envision your device, if you could attach it in such a way to allow it to blend back up into the outer part of the wing it would effectively increase the surface area of the wing and be more efficient. Of course that vortex you see off the flap, is basically...

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by miles_mechanic
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How To Adjust Airport Settings In Flight Sim
Replies: 3
Views: 11918

How To Adjust Airport Settings In Flight Sim

I have FS2004, and the one airport for Calgary Alberta Canada, it only recognizes the one runway at that airport, even though they have 3 different runways, I have never had it give me landing instructions for the other runways no matter what the weather conditions. How do you go in and activate tho...

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by miles_mechanic
Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Westjet Retired The 737-200's?
Replies: 17
Views: 5150

RE: Has Westjet Retired The 737-200's?

Thanks everyone for helping me out, I guess I made the mistake putting this question in the tech/ops forum first, but glad to hear the answer, so I will have to head to calgary or edmonton to see it then. guess I know what I will be doing over new years now.

Miles

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by miles_mechanic
Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Westjet Retired The 737-200's?
Replies: 17
Views: 5150

RE: Has Westjet Retired The 737-200's?

thanks for the help Pete, nice to know they are still around, I hope to get a few more pics of them before the last one stops flying


Miles

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by miles_mechanic
Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Westjet Retired The 737-200's?
Replies: 17
Views: 5150

Has Westjet Retired The 737-200's?

I am curious to know if Westjet has officially retired the -200's yet. I have not seen any pictures of a westjet -200 since October, according to Transport Canada, Westjet still has 7 -200's registered to them. I saw 3 parked at the hangar in Calgary 2 weeks ago when I flew through Calgary. So if an...

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by miles_mechanic
Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest 737 Overrun At Chicago
Replies: 21
Views: 4891

RE: Southwest 737 Overrun At Chicago

A question I have about the southwest overrun, is I haven't heard, was this airplane the first one cleared to land after they had plowed the runways, since he was in a holding pattern, or were other airplanes landing before he was cleared to land, which would put more of the cause of the problem, on...

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by miles_mechanic
Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wingtip Strobes Off Above FL180?
Replies: 10
Views: 3452

RE: Wingtip Strobes Off Above FL180?

Thanks Mir, and Grbld I didn't think you would turn them off at high altitude, it was obviously the fact we didn't pass through any clouds up at altitude, as we were climbing up out of Calgary you could see the strobes, but then in cruise you couldn't see them flashing, but then descending down into...

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by miles_mechanic
Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wingtip Strobes Off Above FL180?
Replies: 10
Views: 3452

Wingtip Strobes Off Above FL180?

Hello everyone, I have a question that I know someone here can answer for me. I was on a flight a week ago with a friend of mine, and he told me that airliners turn off the wing tip strobe lights above 18,000 ft. So is this a normal procedure, as I seem to remember at nights looking up into the sky ...

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by miles_mechanic
Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet's 736/738
Replies: 2
Views: 2105

RE: Westjet's 736/738

and as far as the 732, they are planning to phase out the last 13 I believe they have left right now, by the end of this year, or early 2006

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by miles_mechanic
Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet's 736/738
Replies: 2
Views: 2105

RE: Westjet's 736/738

Hi A380, I have one of the flight tracker programs, and as far as the 736 and the 738, they seem to be a bit random, but a lot of flights out of Toronto either to Calgary or Vancouver, and then from Calgary down to Los Angeles, and to Florida. I have watched flights of the 736 on my flight tracker g...

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by miles_mechanic
Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville BNA Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3283

RE: Nashville BNA Questions

Hey everyone, thanks for answering my questions, and sharing more info about Nashville, I really liked visiting <acronym title="Nashville - International (Metropolitan) (BNA / KBNA), USA - Tennessee">BNA</acronym>, it was a nice airport to do some spotting as there is a that nice place over by the c...

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by miles_mechanic
Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville BNA Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3283

RE: Nashville BNA Questions

Hello Tiger, I have been to Nashville a lot over the past few years, and Southwest is the big player in Nashville now, there are lots of Southwest airplanes in and out of Nashville now. Delta has a few flight, and Northwest, and American have some flights into Nashville, but Southwest has the most f...

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by miles_mechanic
Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Airlines Cannibalize Their Engines?
Replies: 11
Views: 8167

RE: Do Airlines Cannibalize Their Engines?

Hey everyone, as everyone has mentioned, robbing of parts is not a procedure that any airline would like to have to do, but as one person mentioned, if it is a decision between loosing a money making trip and having two airplanes grounded, they will give in and let you rob the parts. I know the tech...

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by miles_mechanic
Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Flashlights For Mx
Replies: 128
Views: 20583

RE: Best Flashlights For Mx

For me, I have the <acronym title="Frederico II Airways (Italy)">2D</acronym> cell Maglite, and also have the 2AA maglite, I enjoy the adjustable beam for different distances you have to light up, the way you can go from spot to flood light, and the tough water resistant covers on them. I had a smal...

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by miles_mechanic
Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: Speed Vs Quality
Replies: 41
Views: 5660

RE: Concorde: Speed Vs Quality

To me, I think speed was the biggest selling feature of the concorde, the fact that anyone who flew on her was doing something that very few people are capable of doing outside of the military. The concorde did have fantastic service onboard, but of course for anyone paying the huge price tag for a ...

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by miles_mechanic
Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Website For Route Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 2602

RE: Website For Route Maps

Hey everyone, here is another good site for making route maps on, where you can get a bit more detail then the great circle mapper offers. <a href="http://www.landings.com/evird.acgi$pass*75675205!_h-www.landings.com/_landings/pages/search/search_dist_apt.html" target=_blank>http://www.landings.com/...

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by miles_mechanic
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wardair Canada Ltd. - Some Pics
Replies: 46
Views: 19005

RE: Wardair Canada Ltd. - Some Pics

Hi all, I remember my first flight on Wardair, it was christmas morning, and I was all excited about flying from Saskatoon (<acronym title="Saskatoon - John G. Diefenbaker (YXE / CYXE), Canada - Saskatchewan">YXE</acronym>) to Honolulu for the holidays, we went through airport security that they had...

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by miles_mechanic
Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737-600 For WestJet - Photos
Replies: 33
Views: 5997

RE: First 737-600 For WestJet - Photos

Hey everyone, I am watching the flight on AirNav flight tracker and it is just south of Kelowna at 390, 01:23 UTC, so will be in Calgary within the hour.

Miles

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by miles_mechanic
Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's Cruise Conditions?
Replies: 25
Views: 9097

RE: Concorde's Cruise Conditions?

Hi Lehpron, I think that this web page will be able to help you a fair bit til one of our concorde experts is able to fill in the real details. It says max thrust in supersonic flight was 10,000 lbs. I know from flying the model that I have for flight sim, it usually flys at about 85% of max thrust,...

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by miles_mechanic
Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flashing Landing Lights
Replies: 18
Views: 5929

RE: Flashing Landing Lights

here is another page on the same site that has a couple longer videos where you can see the advantage of pulse lights, and as the info says the system is automatic, you can select the system to flash, or you can set them to be on steady as normal landing lights for at night when you want to be able ...

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by miles_mechanic
Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flashing Landing Lights
Replies: 18
Views: 5929

RE: Flashing Landing Lights

Hey everyone, pulse landing lights are very effective, simply the fact that it has got some of your attention and made you look at the airplane and wonder what is going on, so it did its job. The idea is for other airplanes and birds I guess to notice the motion and see the airplane is moving and no...

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by miles_mechanic
Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US 1900 Hits A Deer At ART (Watertown, NY)
Replies: 24
Views: 4103

RE: US 1900 Hits A Deer At ART (Watertown, NY)

I live up here in western Canada, and when Saskatchewan got it's brand new King Air 200 Air Ambulance airplane they had to make a night trip up to La Ronge (YVC) to pick up a patient, and they were landing on the runway there and as they were braking a deer ran out onto the runway and so they couldn...

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by miles_mechanic
Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash, Moose Jaw Airshow, 11 July 05
Replies: 20
Views: 11627

RE: Crash, Moose Jaw Airshow, 11 July 05

I live in Saskatchewan, and saw Jimmy Franklin a few times in the past and he was an amazing pilot. May him and Bobby Younkin Rest In Peace. The name Masters of Disasters yes is an ironic name, but it did describe there show, how they almost defied disaster, and having such close passes and jaw drop...

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by miles_mechanic
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Spotting Airport In Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 3427

RE: Favorite Spotting Airport In Canada

I have to agree with all of you <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> is a awesome place to take pictures, and to spend time. I went to school at <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym...

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by miles_mechanic
Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737/B757 Shock Struts Extension Variation
Replies: 9
Views: 6812

RE: B737/B757 Shock Struts Extension Variation

Hawk21m well the the hangar doors could have been raised, but we were just a small regional airline and only had the 6 airplanes that it would affect at the time. They have since sold 3 of the planes and bought a Saab 340, so had to make a tail cut out in the hangar to allow it to fit inside. The ha...

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by miles_mechanic
Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737/B757 Shock Struts Extension Variation
Replies: 9
Views: 6812

RE: B737/B757 Shock Struts Extension Variation

Hi Hawk21M I used to work on Beech 1900's and Jetstream 31's, and we had a hangar that was just big enough for the tails to get in the doors when the oleos were serviced just right up here in canada where it can be very cold outside, the airplanes if they were heavily loaded would end up getting the...

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by miles_mechanic
Mon May 16, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Time Flying On A Beech 1900
Replies: 21
Views: 5516

RE: First Time Flying On A Beech 1900

Hey Alfa75, I used to work on the B1900, and I know you will enjoy your ride, they are a very powerful plane, and fast, the seats are comfortable but not as much room as the big jets. The plane only has 1 and 1 seating so it is a small plane, only 18 seats I am guessing, could be 19. So be prepared ...

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by miles_mechanic
Sun May 15, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Heathrow-Palma With Bmi (With Pics)
Replies: 6
Views: 5711

Heathrow-Palma With Bmi (With Pics)

That is an awesome trip report, the pictures are great, gives you a good idea what the scenery was over the trip and love the traffic at Heathrow. Nice to see the good service on <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym>. Good ole Co...

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by miles_mechanic
Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ignorant Turbojet/turbofan Questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 5697

RE: Ignorant Turbojet/turbofan Questions...

Also another thing that hasn't been mentioned that you would have noticed in the Rolls Royce video is that as the air is compressed going into the engine, it builds up heat to the point it is already at around 200 degrees just from going through the compression stages, and then that 200 degree air p...

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by miles_mechanic
Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Take Off With Spoilers Up
Replies: 22
Views: 7978

RE: Take Off With Spoilers Up

As to your question about the Spoilers being up on the start of the take off run, I do know on the one model of the Dash 8 that the spoilers are hooked up to a pressure transducer on the engines, so that if the torque fall below a certain setting it will deploy the spoilers, to help in creating a st...

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by miles_mechanic
Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gap Seals And Other Mods For Small A/C
Replies: 2
Views: 6280

Gap Seals And Other Mods For Small A/C

I have been doing some reading on mods you can do to the Cessna 172, 182, etc. And the Piper Cherokee series and notice how the addition of gap seals on the flaps and ailerons as well as different wheel pants and on the Cherokees some enhancements to the wing can give the airplane as much as 35 MPH ...

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by miles_mechanic
Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Unable To Find Callsigns For FS9
Replies: 1
Views: 14031

Unable To Find Callsigns For FS9

Hello everyone, I have Editvoicepack installed and updated it but still can't find callsigns for westjet, and also a few other smaller airlines that we have here in canada, and I can type the airline names into the airline.cfg file, but how do you get them to actually produce the voice over the comp...

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by miles_mechanic
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are These Specific NW DC9s Still In Service?
Replies: 6
Views: 4234

RE: Are These Specific NW DC9s Still In Service?

another good place to try and track down airplanes is a website called www.airlinerlist.com he keeps track of most of the commercial type airplanes and keeps the list up to date.

Hope this might help

Miles

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by miles_mechanic
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW A319 W/o Several Years Back
Replies: 10
Views: 3003

RE: NW A319 W/o Several Years Back

Here is a write up on the accident and some pics of the written off A-319
http://www.aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20030119-0
hope it helps.

Regards

Miles

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