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by IQuit
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aircraft design workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Aircraft design workshop

Thanks! Will read more.

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by IQuit
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aircraft design workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Aircraft design workshop

Performance parameters suck as range and takeoff distance.
Where do you proceed from laws of motion?

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by IQuit
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aircraft design workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Aircraft design workshop

There used to be an online website at desktopaero where you can design a passenger aircraft in a java application but it is no longer available. Is there any similar sites where you can do the same thing? What are the simplified equations used in calculating the aircraft performance?

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by IQuit
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 8092

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

leftcoast8 wrote:
axing KUL-NRT-LAX in 2014


Does it has anything to do with their entry into Oneworld?
Can they fly KUL-LAX non-stop with their new A350 today?

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by IQuit
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Imaginary aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 2695

Re: Imaginary aircraft

KentB27 wrote:
engines mounted on the very end of the wings

I would certainly like to see propfans which take advantage of wingtip vortices, but will it be flyable when one of the engines is down? Perhaps 4 engine tandem wing works better ...

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by IQuit
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Imaginary aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 2695

Re: Imaginary aircraft

Civilauncher: A short range airliner optimized for takeoff and climbing capable of carrying another (long range or supersonic) airliner to cruise altitude and detach it from there. The mother ship will proceed to sending its passengers and cargo to intended nearby airport after daughter ship is laun...

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by IQuit
Thu May 23, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New Airline management simulation online game
Replies: 44
Views: 21400

Re: New Airline management simulation online game

One thing I like about this game is that game balance is being given sufficient consideration with every aircraft model added instead of following biased sources blindly, although you still have some overbuffed aircraft like 787. Most other airline games offer hundreds of aircraft types, but less th...

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by IQuit
Wed May 22, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in 2050
Replies: 21
Views: 1733

Re: Aviation in 2050

Hyperloop is (a less likely) one of the many possibilities. Like PatrickZ80 mentioned, it is already happening. Trains are getting faster, AIs will drive faster. They don't have to be faster than aircraft, much of the time is wasted at / on the way to and fro the airport anyway.

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by IQuit
Thu May 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in 2050
Replies: 21
Views: 1733

Re: Aviation in 2050

Surface transport will kill the aviation industry, at least for short to medium distance travel in developed countries.

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by IQuit
Thu May 16, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 9355

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

WayexTDI wrote:
If it hasn't worked so far, why would it work now?
And if NMA = shrunk NSA, then it's just another version of the NSA family.

I don't know, things change, people change, technologies change.
The way I understand it, NMA = 7 abreast, NSA = 6 abreast.

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by IQuit
Wed May 15, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 9355

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

While historically shrunk version did not perform very well, I still speculate that Boeing will offer NMA shrink as 737 replacement for the next 30 years. NSA has no business case.

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by IQuit
Wed May 08, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5383

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

ferren wrote:
Self aware systems will have own problems

Has anybody successfully created a truly self aware system? I only heard that AI can solve problems they never encountered before, but how a self aware system works is something beyond my comprehension.

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by IQuit
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Make better use of fuselage space
Replies: 25
Views: 4029

Re: Make better use of fuselage space

Armadillo1 wrote:
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20070267544A1/en

Thanks! It seems a bit wasteful to me that a huge portion of the lower deck is used for walking during embark / disembark only, however.

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by IQuit
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Make better use of fuselage space
Replies: 25
Views: 4029

Re: Make better use of fuselage space

AirKevin wrote:
how do you get the cargo containers on the top out.

Hold top container, drag bottom container out. then lower top container diagonally and drag it out. Cargo door may need rework.

TSS wrote:
but steps leading down to the emergency exits

No seats on exit row, so the entire section of the floor can be raised.

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by IQuit
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Make better use of fuselage space
Replies: 25
Views: 4029

Make better use of fuselage space

https://i.ibb.co/4Vyfh6W/xsect.png Seats at different heights allow armrests to overlap / stacked, better comfort for the same seat width. When slightly reclined, pax shoulders will not bump into each other. Arch floor can support more weight for the same amount of floor material than flat floor. I...

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by IQuit
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Electric Beaver
Replies: 17
Views: 1956

Re: The Electric Beaver

Perhaps direct-hydrocarbon or metal-air fuel cells are more suitable for larger or longer ranged aircraft.

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by IQuit
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Optimum materials
Replies: 17
Views: 1796

Re: Optimum materials

If safety is not a concern, would an inflatable airframe be lighter than anything else?

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