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by 9QCLI
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?
Replies: 48
Views: 6172

Re: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?

I've done EWR-FRA and IAD-FRA on UA several times this year, and I had full control of the window although it seemed to reverse back to full dark after a while. Not an issue as I was able to fully enjoy the view when I wanted.

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by 9QCLI
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 Horizontal Stabilizer Size
Replies: 13
Views: 3534

Re: DC-10 Horizontal Stabilizer Size

My vague recollection is that the dihedral was due to the small rudder of the DC-10 (vs the L-1011). The smaller and lighter stabilizer of the MD-11 was due to the LSAS (a form of FBW for the stabilizer) allowing relaxed stability to decrease fuel burn. The resulting MD-11 behavior on landing was an...

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by 9QCLI
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential
Replies: 88
Views: 18837

Re: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential

When talking about parts for maintenance etc. If the 737 keeps the "same fuselage" but changes everything else, would there be any benefit ? The fuselage isn't really a spare part. The doors and windows maybe ? But you would probably want to upgrade them too. The A300 and A330 have been m...

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by 9QCLI
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential
Replies: 88
Views: 18837

Re: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential

I'm no expert but what about reusing the 737 fuselage with a new wing, new cockpit, fbw, and this patented engine mounting allowing the 737 MAX Square to keep its trademark short legs : http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2...

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by 9QCLI
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing's patent on mounting large bypass turbofans. Applicable to 737 MAX ?
Replies: 14
Views: 5649

New Boeing's patent on mounting large bypass turbofans. Applicable to 737 MAX ?

Hi all,

I just found out that Boeing has a new patent # 010,814,990 on mounting larger turbofans to jets with short legs such as the 737 MAX. How likely are we to see a MAX redesign to accommodate much larger turbofans ?

Thanks !

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by 9QCLI
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12995

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

I am from eastern Belgium (Liege), and it is almost faster and cheaper to hop on a non stop high-speed train to DUS or FRA and catch a LH or Condor non stop flight to the West Coast, especially with the rail and fly DB tickets. I never ever use BRU for long haul flights.

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by 9QCLI
Mon May 14, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 737s on the SEA - YVR route?
Replies: 18
Views: 2654

Re: AS 737s on the SEA - YVR route?

I flew YVR-SEA last year on an AS 739 with a connection to a Condor flight to FRA. The YVR-SEA-FRA was a lot cheaper than the SEA-FRA flight !

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by 9QCLI
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA269 returning to LHR.
Replies: 8
Views: 3077

Re: BA269 returning to LHR.

A relative of mine is on board and called us to say it had to do with toilets/water issues

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