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by 411A
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 707 Engine Starts
Replies: 8
Views: 10897

RE: 707 Engine Starts

In most normal situations, all four engines were started at the gate, then pushback and taxi commenced. <acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acronym> it was desired to use a cross-bleed start procedure, normally number three engine was started first. However, many airport author...

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by 411A
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Split Throttle Procedures
Replies: 3
Views: 2694

RE: Split Throttle Procedures

No, generally not, at least on the specific types that I have flown. However, on some types with turbocompressors (B707 for example), outboard engines are reduced to idle for descent, and the inboard throttles are left slightly advanced, to ensure enough air is available from the turbocompressors, t...

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by 411A
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exactly How Does RSA Fuel Injection Work?
Replies: 5
Views: 17185

RE: Exactly How Does RSA Fuel Injection Work?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetmech" class="quote" target="_blank">jetmech</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> They are really more akin to an advanced ca...

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by 411A
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About B757 Spoilers
Replies: 2
Views: 4738

RE: Question About B757 Spoilers

Nothing to do with aircraft braking, nor reverse thrust. Those spoilers are dual purpose, ground spoilers deployed after landing <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym> differential spoilers, for roll control assist. Very similar to those spoile...

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by 411A
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 720 - What's On The Engines?
Replies: 9
Views: 6715

RE: Boeing 720 - What's On The Engines?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>There were two different types on JT...

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by 411A
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Filter Bypass Warning
Replies: 11
Views: 12503

RE: Fuel Filter Bypass Warning

The penny-in-the-pail test of fuel, both before (especially) and after refueling, is still practised, by old time crews, worldwide.
IE: it works as advertised.

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by 411A
Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turboprop Efficiency At Long Distances
Replies: 13
Views: 10991

RE: Turboprop Efficiency At Long Distances

Provided that speed is not a particular concern, a turbopropeller design is far more efficient. Example. <acronym title="Lufthansa Cityline (Germany)">CL</acronym>-44 versus B707. Route, <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acronym title="San F...

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by 411A
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Prop Planes Stand A Better Chance With Birds?
Replies: 21
Views: 10393

RE: Do Prop Planes Stand A Better Chance With Birds?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SEPilot" class="quote" target="_blank">SEPilot</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Just out of curiosity, what type of plane ...

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by 411A
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Prop Planes Stand A Better Chance With Birds?
Replies: 21
Views: 10393

RE: Do Prop Planes Stand A Better Chance With Birds?

Departing <acronym title="Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International (JED / OEJN), Saudi Arabia">JED</acronym> a couple of years ago, several birds were injested into number one engine. Flooomp. Gone. The First Officer says...'poor birds'. The Flight Engineer says...' 'We should hold a small memorial for...

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by 411A
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Burning Fuel During Taxi Due To Exceeded Mtow
Replies: 30
Views: 7245

RE: Burning Fuel During Taxi Due To Exceeded Mtow

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Maverick623" class="quote" target="_blank">Maverick623</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>And as you should well know, V1 can ...

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by 411A
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wing Fuselage Attachment
Replies: 3
Views: 7161

RE: Wing Fuselage Attachment

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SP90" class="quote" target="_blank">SP90</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Why not rework the attachment area now while they ...

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by 411A
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wing Fuselage Attachment
Replies: 3
Views: 7161

RE: Wing Fuselage Attachment

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mk73413" class="quote" target="_blank">mk73413</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Any lesson learnt from B787 composite...

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by 411A
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Question About Changeover Of Pilots For Longhaul
Replies: 17
Views: 5728

RE: A Question About Changeover Of Pilots For Longhaul

Our ops specs are such that one flight deck crew (three, two pilots, one flight engineer) can remain on duty for eighteen hours, three sectors maximum, followed by thirty six hours (minimum) rest in HOTAC. If one pilot reports sick, the flight is delayed accordingly. Cabin crew are a different story...

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by 411A
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's The Major Benefit Of Having Four Engines?
Replies: 38
Views: 4498

RE: What's The Major Benefit Of Having Four Engines?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>With the rewrite of the ETOPS rules in...

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by 411A
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's The Major Benefit Of Having Four Engines?
Replies: 38
Views: 4498

RE: What's The Major Benefit Of Having Four Engines?

The major benefit of having three or four engines versus only two, is those routes that are simply not suitable for a twin, without an exemption. Example. <acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym>-<acronym title="Buenos Aires - Ezeiza / Ministro...

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by 411A
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAC-111 Startup Sounds!
Replies: 19
Views: 6713

RE: BAC-111 Startup Sounds!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Access-Air" class="quote" target="_blank">Access-Air</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I hate to ask this again but you would...

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by 411A
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Is 110.3 Such A Common ILS Freq?
Replies: 17
Views: 6577

RE: Why Is 110.3 Such A Common ILS Freq?

110.3 was the first ILS frequency selected, when the system was developed in 1938. The second frequency was 109.9, and these two frequencies were used extensively until additional frequencies (within the present ILS band) were allocated.

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by 411A
Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Systems For Flight Planning?
Replies: 26
Views: 16572

RE: Systems For Flight Planning?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mercure1" class="quote" target="_blank">mercure1</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>http://rdixonspeas.com/dixon.html</i></f...

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by 411A
Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC3 Type Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 5119

RE: DC3 Type Rating

DC-3...nice airplane to fly, except...the pilot seats are a bit uncomfortable for longer periods.
And, during training, be sure 'rudder lock' is demonstrated, as this is one item on a DC-3 that can kill you dead.

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by 411A
Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Systems For Flight Planning?
Replies: 26
Views: 16572

RE: Systems For Flight Planning?

The first computer flight planning service that I'm aware of, was one developed by R. Dixon Speys, in Buffalo New York, and they provided CFP's to PanAmerican, and a few corporate operators, in the mid-1970's. I used one of their CFP's on a transAtlantic flight (eastbound) in a B707 in 1976, and it ...

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by 411A
Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Streams / Frontal Systems / Rossby Waves
Replies: 7
Views: 6938

RE: Jet Streams / Frontal Systems / Rossby Waves

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/soon7x7" class="quote" target="_blank">soon7x7</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>In 38 years...you are the first person I hav...

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by 411A
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Northwest727" class="quote" target="_blank">Northwest727</a> (<a href="#50" class="quote">Reply 50</a>):<br/><i>I understand, but that was not M...

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by 411A
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Northwest727" class="quote" target="_blank">Northwest727</a> (<a href="#47" class="quote">Reply 47</a>):<br/><i> practically worthless airplane ...

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by 411A
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/474218" class="quote" target="_blank">474218</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>L-1011-500 fuel capacity 213,540 lbs, range ...

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by 411A
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pihero" class="quote" target="_blank">Pihero</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acr...

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by 411A
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/timz" class="quote" target="_blank">timz</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i>So the A300B4 can do 6650 km with a full pax loa...

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by 411A
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rules Of Different Aviation Administrations
Replies: 6
Views: 3278

RE: Rules Of Different Aviation Administrations

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/c5load" class="quote" target="_blank">c5load</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> Is one country's FAA more strict than ...

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by 411A
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff Nomenclature
Replies: 6
Views: 3631

RE: Takeoff Nomenclature

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/spudsmac" class="quote" target="_blank">spudsmac</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>I was thinking the same thing.</i></font><...

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by 411A
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bypass; Bigger Ain't Always Better: Nasa
Replies: 8
Views: 3563

RE: Bypass; Bigger Ain't Always Better: Nasa

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TSS" class="quote" target="_blank">TSS</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>That has been my non-professional observation as wel...

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by 411A
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thegeek" class="quote" target="_blank">thegeek</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i> And to re-ieterate, the A300 considerably...

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by 411A
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pihero" class="quote" target="_blank">Pihero</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>That's your way of saying it... it took 11 y...

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by 411A
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pihero" class="quote" target="_blank">Pihero</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i> As a matter of fact, the original <acronym ...

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by 411A
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bypass; Bigger Ain't Always Better: Nasa
Replies: 8
Views: 3563

RE: Bypass; Bigger Ain't Always Better: Nasa

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Wingscrubber" class="quote" target="_blank">Wingscrubber</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>So maybe then, MIT needs to go bac...

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by 411A
Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Northwest727" class="quote" target="_blank">Northwest727</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>I thought the Douglas wanted the...

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by 411A
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thegeek" class="quote" target="_blank">thegeek</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Specifying a trans atlantic range requirem...

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by 411A
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Operations For Biz Jets
Replies: 20
Views: 42432

RE: Single Pilot Operations For Biz Jets

Quoting 411A (Reply 2):
Citation X all require two pilots. They are Part 25.

False. I met a pilot who told me that he has a waiver to fly the CX single pilot. Mind you he told me he could not carry any pax.


I indicated no such thing.

[Edited 2010-12-14 00:10:02]

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by 411A
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thegeek" class="quote" target="_blank">thegeek</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Given that the A300 outsold the DC10, MD11 a...

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by 411A
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Operations For Biz Jets
Replies: 20
Views: 42432

RE: Single Pilot Operations For Biz Jets

And no, not possible with LearJets...all are two pilot airplanes, so far as I know.

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by 411A
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10
Replies: 62
Views: 13681

RE: Efficiency Of A330 Vs. DC-10

The question then becomes...was there a jet airliner that was developed at about the same time as the DC10, that was about the same size, suitable for longer range overwater flying, and was also more 'efficient'...as measured by fuel consumption? The answer is yes, and it was manufactured at Palmdal...

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by 411A
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prevalence Of Twins/ETOPS Over Atlantic/Pacific
Replies: 2
Views: 5280

RE: Prevalence Of Twins/ETOPS Over Atlantic/Pacific

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tropicalsq744" class="quote" target="_blank">tropicalsq744</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I can't help but think of...

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by 411A
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Would Give First?
Replies: 11
Views: 3660

RE: What Would Give First?

If regular line maintenance is carried out, normally corrosion (many times in the landing gear attach fitting areas) and stress cracking of the fuselage skin will be the first noticable defects.

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by 411A
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Involved Is Re-engining A Plane?
Replies: 7
Views: 3769

RE: How Involved Is Re-engining A Plane?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tsugambler" class="quote" target="_blank">tsugambler</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i> I would have thought such an upgrade ...

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by 411A
Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MCO Rnav Sids
Replies: 6
Views: 4207

RE: MCO Rnav Sids

Generally speaking the non-use of RNAV Sids is because of problems encountered after the procedures were originally approved. <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> had the first RNAV Sids and Stars (as I recall) and several were not used initial...

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by 411A
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?
Replies: 42
Views: 14654

RE: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Fly2HMO" class="quote" target="_blank">Fly2HMO</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i> I guess they take up a lot of amps as wel...

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by 411A
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Falsifying Fuel Logs
Replies: 35
Views: 4354

RE: Falsifying Fuel Logs

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MNMncrcnwjr" class="quote" target="_blank">MNMncrcnwjr</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>and that the lineman has init...

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by 411A
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?
Replies: 42
Views: 14654

RE: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Fly2HMO" class="quote" target="_blank">Fly2HMO</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>Electric huh? That's new to me. How reliab...

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by 411A
Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?
Replies: 42
Views: 14654

RE: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/2H4" class="quote" target="_blank">2H4</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>Electrically-powered pitch mechanisms.</i></font><...

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by 411A
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?
Replies: 42
Views: 14654

RE: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Fly2HMO" class="quote" target="_blank">Fly2HMO</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>(SuperConnies, DC-4/6/7)</i></font></td></...

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by 411A
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?
Replies: 42
Views: 14654

RE: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?

See here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5VfUktL-Ck

First flight of the DC-6 from Santa Monica, not Long Beach.
My father was Engineering Project Manager on the type...DC-7, too.

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by 411A
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics Upgrade On 50 Y/o GA Plane, Ideas?
Replies: 38
Views: 10407

RE: Avionics Upgrade On 50 Y/o GA Plane, Ideas?

Remove the Loran, and install a King KLN-94...IFR approved installation, if you so desire.
Cheap and effective.

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