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by brianK73
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 737 hits a bear in YAK
Replies: 65
Views: 10973

Re: AS 737 hits a bear in YAK

MD8090orDRIVE wrote:
Man even with the very slight damage I thought someone would ask if it would ever fly again.


With this sort of engine damage, I would think that the bearing would have to be replaced at least.

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by brianK73
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any progress on the Russian Chinese jet CRAIC CR929?
Replies: 30
Views: 7858

Re: Any progress on the Russian Chinese jet CRAIC CR929?

Lightsaber, Thank you very much for the great analysis of the evolution of a venerable 737 aircraft. What I did not consider was the fact that the 737 evolved in stages as already certified and proven aircraft in volume production with amortized initial engineering costs. I now see that, if the CR92...

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by brianK73
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any progress on the Russian Chinese jet CRAIC CR929?
Replies: 30
Views: 7858

Re: Any progress on the Russian Chinese jet CRAIC CR929?

Aircraft has a sales shelf life. New technology comes out and the base concept that can usually be improved about a half generation of tech. But at some time a significant redesign is required (rewing and re-engine). But unless subsystems are replaced, maintenance and NVH (noise, vibration harshnes...

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by brianK73
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News Thread - 2020
Replies: 352
Views: 47741

Re: F-35 News Thread - 2020

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I am glad that everyone lived to tell tales.
I may be mistaken, but I thought C-130s are high-wing aircraft with engines below the wing...

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by brianK73
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 8/18/20 - Taxiway DIXIE at ATL has Reverted to D
Replies: 27
Views: 7519

Re: 8/18/20 - Taxiway DIXIE at ATL has Reverted to D

Perhaps the same reasoning not to put a captain "Over" and a co-pilot named "Roger" in the same cockpit should be at play.
There are just too many flights named "Delta" already at Atlanta, and now a taxiway whose phonetic alphabet is "Delta"?

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by brianK73
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Successfully Launched Mars Mission
Replies: 0
Views: 494

UAE Successfully Launched Mars Mission

The United Arab Emirates successfully launched its Mars-bound Hope Probe on Sunday, marking the the Arab world's first interplanetary mission -- and the first of three international missions to the Red Planet this summer. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/19/middleeast/uae-mars-hope-launch-intl-hnk-scn-s...

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by brianK73
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comet: why no front left door?
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

Re: Comet: why no front left door?

For propeller powered aircraft, I prefer to stay far away from the sharp, large, rapidly rotating lethal pieces of metal.

I can see why the airliners of the period were set up to board from the rear.

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by brianK73
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First electrical airplane in the world certified !
Replies: 53
Views: 7171

Re: First electrical airplane in the world certified !

I can see some smart geek to come up with a wireless-recharging device for this plane, so that it can "harvest" some power by flying parallel to a high tension power lines. Steady hands are a must.

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by brianK73
Tue May 26, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10238

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

If the aircraft had to fly through a known icing condition, and the exposed rudder cables are encased in layers of ice....
It certainly could have caused some safety issues, methinks.

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by brianK73
Mon May 04, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1618
Views: 36350

Re: EK's possible future?

There is a plane for every airline and a plane for every application. The A380 has done wonders for Emirates, same as the 777. The 747 has done wonders for British Airways. The phrase, "for every application" has a big implied assumption. That is "for the socioeconomic condition of t...

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by brianK73
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 189094

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

The material to make a faraday cage must be electrical conductive. CFRP is an electrical isolator. Perhaps you crack a textbook. And silicone is an insulator; yet we have had integrated circuits made of silicone for many decades.... Doped silicone layers. I am sure that it is possible to find a way...

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by brianK73
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Q400 nose-wheel collapse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6749

Re: Another Q400 nose-wheel collapse.

To stop the armchair pilots and mechanics at the root: it was neither pilots', operator's or aircraft's fault for this event. Be patient for once and wait for official statements. Trust me, I know. This reminds me of the insurance claim that said: An invisible car came out of nowhere, stuck my car ...

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by brianK73
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Exits From XS-1 Space Plane Project
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Boeing Exits From XS-1 Space Plane Project

Not to be confused with X-37 Space Plane Project, Boeing is ending participation in the XS-1 Space Plane Project: https://www.forbes.com/sites/fredkennedy/2020/01/24/boeings-exit-from-space-plane-project-is-a-lesson-in-why-we-need-to-kill-zombies/#1369bc162e44 Boeing’s Exit From Space Plane Project ...

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by brianK73
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57201

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

dtw2hyd wrote:
Gasoline has Ethanol, one of the worst caustic substance


For your information, a classic vodka composition is usually 40% ethanol by volume.

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by brianK73
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing
Replies: 57
Views: 6624

Re: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing

A few years ago, that's what happens to Royal Air Maroc 737-700 was having a hard time to lift air up off runway in Frankfurt from someone video at 737 rolling taking off bouncing two times then enough airspeed to lift. Pilots may get the wrong configuration weight takeoff speed. It happens very ra...

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by brianK73
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 640
Views: 123887

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

Another big question is the implications of Japan's corrupt justice/legal system. Who's going to sign jet contracts with a OEM from a country with such a corrupt legal system? What assurance can customers they get considering that Japan's justices are known for protecting their big corporations at ...

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by brianK73
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153747

Re: Boston Aviation Thread 2020

I flew back from FRA on Lufthansa 422 this past Sunday (12/29). The 744 flight was almost full. What was surprising to me was, judging from the luggage on the carousel, one in every 8 bags is labeled for Newark as the final destination via Boston by my estimation. I didn't realize *A did so much tra...

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by brianK73
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 352810

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

On the bright side, the newly re-organized Alitalia may become the first airline to land at newly opened BER.

What the Italian government needs may be the U.S. Chapter 11 style bankruptcy law that can truly re-start the corporation with a clean slate.

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by brianK73
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787
Replies: 84
Views: 14867

Re: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787

I like to think A321LR will facilitate reducing a [ spoke #1 -> Hub #1 -> Hub #2 -> Spoke #2 ] itinerary to a [ spoke #1 -> Hub #2 -> Spoke #2 ] or a [ spoke #1 -> Hub #1 -> Spoke #2 ] rather than "hub busting". I am doubtful that the majority of point-to-point routes, such as [ Cleveland ...

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by brianK73
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxiing with 1 engine
Replies: 38
Views: 3289

Re: Taxiing with 1 engine

It's a standard operating procedure in my C152.

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by brianK73
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Norwegian interline
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: JetBlue and Norwegian interline

It will be interesting to see what this agreement be positioned within JetBlue's TATL strategy.

However, "Norwegian" and "Blue" in combination evokes the "Dead Parrot" scene, and I had a good chuckle.
Would it be ""pining for the fjords"?

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by brianK73
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 207561

Re: F-35 news thread

It appears that Japan is planning to acquire F-35Bs to be stationed on its future amphibious assault ships. Japan's Sankei newspaper reports that: (Google Translation) (The Japanese government) also strengthened its policy of introducing F35B state-of-the-art stealth fighter aircraft and multi-purpo...

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by brianK73
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 117
Views: 24018

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

The A380 didn't have section mismatches, that was the 787. And that was with three design teams working on a single digital model. The A380 wiring looms were problematic because the two design teams used different modelling principles. Actually, if I recall correctly, the mismatch was due to the fa...

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by brianK73
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 13530

Re: Effects of the lira crisis on TK

Wouldn't a decrease in the value of the lira result in an increase of travelers to Turkey since everything would be relatively cheaper to USD and other hard currency holders ? Which simply means that each inbound traveler to Turkey spend less hard currency in the country for a given level/quantitie...

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by brianK73
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 13530

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

Nominal lira costs will surely go up, but TK won't have a difficult time paying for it because 85% of their revenue is in foreign currencies (USD, EUR, GBP). 15% of their revenues is in Turkish Lira. Jet fuel prices will go up in terms of Turkish Lira but dollar wise jet fuel prices will stay the s...

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by brianK73
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 13530

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

Again you miss the point. TK takes in more foreign currency than it pays out. It can pay LHR charges with the GBP it earns, aircraft leases with USD and have foreign currency left over. Its cost is more in Lira's so, the weaker it gets the excess foreign currency it buys even more off. Hence why TK...

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by brianK73
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 249405

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I flew back from MUC to BOS last night. What a comfortable Y section Lufthansa's A359 has with views from 3 aircraft cameras accessible through the personal entertainment system from chock-off to chock-on. To me, this is the best thing since United did away with providing ATC-to-Cockpit audio in one...

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by brianK73
Wed May 02, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major growth planned at YUL
Replies: 21
Views: 2961

Re: Major growth planned at YUL

The new Y-shaped terminal concourse looks like a great improvement.
There may be a bottle-neck trying to get to the East side runway from the West side gate, and vice versa.
It should not be a problem provided they have a de-icing station on each side of the airport.

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by brianK73
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 667
Views: 109768

Re: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020

Based on google earth imagery from 11 months ago, the south runway (the new one) isn't used. There are X's painted on it. You are quite right. I stand corrected. I had thought the new runway 07R/25L was in a normal day-to-day use by now : Take off at Berlin-Schönefeld Airpot (SXF) - on new Runway 0...

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by brianK73
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 667
Views: 109768

Re: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020

Forgive me if I am mistaken, but I thought BER is just an expansion of the existing SXF airport with a new set of runway/taxiways and a new large terminal building that is built based on a new theory of anti-gravity. I thought the new runway is already in use as a part of SXF... So, effectively, &qu...

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by brianK73
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 12330

Re: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion

That’s a very nice looking cockpit, although a little ‘busy’ on the glare shield directly in front of the Pilots They are HUDs. Still a bit puzzled about a design feature on this aircraft If it’s not going to operate in and out of unimproved fields why have ‘C130 like’ floor level side windows in t...

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by brianK73
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Residual value of aircraft after 25 years in service? Case Norwegian
Replies: 40
Views: 6581

Re: Residual value of aircraft after 25 years in service? Case Norwegian

I assume aircraft take-off/landing cycles as well as the flight hours figure in the residual as well. A 737 that belongs to a 70-year old lady who uses the aircraft only on her weekend jaunts to/from the Cayman Islands may retain its value better. Long-haul carrier's aircraft may have much fewer cyc...

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by brianK73
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 52370

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

One would think that the automatic monitoring system should be able to detect the combination of "wildly different air speed indications" plus the "pitot heat off setting" and can come up with a more intelligent warning message.

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by brianK73
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: X-2 Stealth Technology Demonstrator
Replies: 40
Views: 22098

Re: X-2 Stealth Technology Demonstrator

There are still many Koreans outraged by the Japanese for the suffering their people had endured when Korea was a colony of Japan, and the lack of refusal by Japan to even acknowledge the issue. Fair enough. That is, until you discover that the South Korean government actually received the direct c...

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by brianK73
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation
Replies: 33
Views: 3362

Re: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation

I see a potential technical issue in this BFR scheme.
I do not think the current-day air-sickness bags would work well in a micro-gravity environment.
(Gravity is your friend in this case.)
Each seat should be equipped with an equivalent of a dry/wet vacuum cleaner.

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by brianK73
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 15283

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

The pilots seem to be navigating through the insolvency process by dead reckoning.

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by brianK73
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5471

Re: More of the same at BER - A modest proposal

I humbly propose that they test the effectiveness of the fire suppression / smoke abatement system for the terminal by actually setting the building on fire. If it works, we know it works, and, if it doesn't work, well, it doesn't work, and we should let the fire to consume it completely. Either way...

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by brianK73
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?
Replies: 61
Views: 11924

Re: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?

Thanks for the great points.

If a potential customer does not need a rough field performance nor high-threat operational capability, a simpler cargo jet equipped with a pair of ubiquitous CF6 engines may be easier to maintain and support, with a hot-and-high performance as a bonus.

I get it now.

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by brianK73
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 6053

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

There seems to be an undeclared "limit the Korean influence" policy in China right now as well as a diplomatic wrangling between South Korea and Japan causing South Korea's industrial output (auto and shipbuilding) and tourism to actually decline. For example, BBC reports that China has ba...

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by brianK73
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?
Replies: 61
Views: 11924

Re: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?

Kawasaki C-2 is more of a long-distance, medium lift, peacetime transport that happens to be capable of hauling some military equipment to intact airports in low-threat environments. As such, I do not see the C-2 as a direct competitor to the A400M that is meant to be a robust military transport to ...

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by brianK73
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?
Replies: 61
Views: 11924

Re: Kawasaki P-2 and C-2 for New Zealand?

Just stumbled upon this news item reporting a talk between UAE and Japan on the possibility of sale of Kawasaki C-2s to UAE. Japan in talks to export defense aircraft to UAE TOKYO -- Japan could be on the verge of exporting its first piece of finished defense equipment. The government is considering...

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by brianK73
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Effects from the August 21 Solar Eclipse
Replies: 30
Views: 3956

Re: Monday's Full Solar Eclipse, Impact on Aviation?

Unless you are a fighter pilot with a heat-seaking missile on your tail, or a student pilot on a final approach without night-time landing training, there probably is not much additional risk.

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by brianK73
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nippon Cargo Airlines to start Edmonton flights...
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Njppon Cargo Airlines to start Edmonton flights...

I expected a porcine flight to BER happen first.

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by brianK73
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia mixes up coffins, sends to Paris one that should have gone to Brussels, and vice-versa
Replies: 27
Views: 4096

Re: Alitalia mixes up coffins, sends to Paris one that should have gone to Brussels, and vice-versa

Alitalia deserves stiff penalties.
However, if "all roads lead to Rome", the converse is also true.

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by brianK73
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unchecked Airport Workers
Replies: 25
Views: 3848

Re: Unchecked Airport Workers

mysterzip wrote:
I don't look forward to the day when I have to wait 30 mins each time I have to go airside.

I don't look forward to the implication that an airport employee, in theory, can bring a hand gun without being checked, onto the airside and hand it over to a terrorist.

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by brianK73
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 757 built is flying again
Replies: 16
Views: 5818

Re: First 757 built is flying again

I wonder if there are pitch control issues with this "canard" during landing, especially at flare.

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by brianK73
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14877

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

According to an engineering estimate, the hollow tubing with internal diameter of 3m that can withstand the pressure differential of 1 atm has to be made of high tensile steel skin with at least 2" thickness. Otherwise the tubing would buckle under pressure differential. You can make the skin ...

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by brianK73
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14877

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

1) powerful electromagnets will have free electricity from Solar panels installed over the tubes=cheap to operate. 2) Not vacuum, but low air pressure. 3) that is still a problem as far as i know. 4) again Low air pressure, not Vacuum. 1) Where does this "free electricity" come from befor...

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