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by atomicstar
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ANA’s Boeing 777 seat configuration
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

ANA’s Boeing 777 seat configuration

Recently, I was on a ANA flight on a Boeing 777-300ER. I noticed that they chose a 2-4-3 configuration instead of 3-3-3 or 3-4-3. I know that the 77W can do 10 abreast, but this configuration is 9 abreast instead. I could see that the aisles are significantly wider. However, ANA also has some of the...

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by atomicstar
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 6121

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

OzarkD9S wrote:
Bats fly too but I wonder if an airline used a bat logo if they would get sued by Time Warner?

As long as the logo doesn’t look too much like Batman’s logo, but still the shape of a bat, that should be fine

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by atomicstar
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 into Kai Tak?
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: A380 into Kai Tak?

If the airport could handle B747 (but not so well), then likely the A380 could maneuver into the airport as well. It probably could, but very hard to as they also have to avoid buildings while landing.

But just even more risky. I’m quite surprised that no aircraft has ever crashed into a building.

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by atomicstar
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1617

Re: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

tommy1808 wrote:
You can have that in a Top Loader too:

Image

drum access is just from above through the drums side vs. the drums front as in a frontloader.

best regards
Thomas


I was referring to conventional vertical drum washers, not tumble washers.

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by atomicstar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1617

How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

I always wonder how high efficiency top loading washers work. Like how do they clean clothes with less water and no agitator? I’m pretty skeptical about how well it cleans clothes. And because of that, we chose to get a front loading washer instead. It is also smaller in size so we could add a count...

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by atomicstar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5274

Re: Americans and electric stoves

I seem to think of the opposite. Most Americans use gas stoves, while most other people in the world use electric stoves. Electric is more safer, better for the environment, and cooks more evenly. But gas does not need warm up time (you only need to wait for your pan/pot bottom to get hot). Also, it...

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by atomicstar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?
Replies: 20
Views: 5886

Re: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?

Can some one explain the difference between an UnDucted Fan, and a Turboprop? Or between a Ducted fan and a Geared Turbofan? To the lay person, those “technologies” are very similar, it almost seams like a way to make a turbo prop, without calling it a propeller airplane. An unducted fan is like in...

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by atomicstar
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 35
Views: 5096

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

Dear Airbus, Boeing, Gentlemen, Here is the answer: make a square fuselage, à la Shorts 360. No lost spaces, although a little sensitivity to cross winds, I presume. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Short-330-200/2208407?qsp=eJwtjEEKwkAMRa8iWbtQCl10pxfQhRcIk48tVmdIAjqU3r3p4O7x/uctlPLH8fNHLa...

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by atomicstar
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 3913

What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

Mostly asking this because I am curious what happened to the aircraft parts after TWA 800. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/TWA800reconstruction.jpg Is it currently being stored somewhere, or did it get scrapped? And in a bad crash with survivors, would they bother recovering lugg...

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by atomicstar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Purple Color Envelope Icon on PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: Purple Color Envelope Icon on PM

I sometimes see a blue icon as well.

Is there an admin here who knows the answer?

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by atomicstar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 1755

Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

Which is better, gas or electric? For gas, you can use it for big tasks (as the limitation is how much gas you have with you), which is probably good for running a small lawn mowing business. No cords or needing to wait for batter to charge. But it’s noisy, gas can be expensive, it’s heavier, and no...

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by atomicstar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you Chromebook?
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: Do you Chromebook?

A major con is that the only software you can install is on the Chrome Web Store.

And there’s some limitations on what apps are available since Chrome OS mostly can only run HTML and JavaScript (and flash and etc.).

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by atomicstar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still use ceiling mounted CRT televisions for IFE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2299

Re: Do any airlines still use ceiling mounted CRT televisions for IFE?

Slightly off topic, but are there any airlines that use projectors? Which was common in airplanes decades ago.

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by atomicstar
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you Chromebook?
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: Do you Chromebook?

A. There isn’t a built in way to run scripts. However, you can use an extension such as Tampermonkey. But obviously, you need to keep your computer constantly on. 2. That I am not very sure about I’m not sure how to search for one with a backlit keyboard. But here’s a list if this is at all helpful ...

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by atomicstar
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your dream aviation trip?
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: What is your dream aviation trip?

Definitely, my dream would be to fly on the upper deck on a 747. Preferably the 744 before they are all retiring. If not, the 748.

Another dream would be to fly in a private jet

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by atomicstar
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 35
Views: 5096

Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

I got this idea after reading an investigation report on the 2001 Japan Airlines near mid air collision incident . Of one of the pictures was the ceiling space in which a galley cart got jumped into the ceiling space due to evasive maneuvers. https://i.imgur.com/RJwh3Fd.jpg Now thinking of this, why...

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by atomicstar
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where to buy PM-UA Scale Models
Replies: 7
Views: 2966

Re: Where to buy PM-UA Scale Models

Also, what is "die-cast" material? Fiberglass? Resin of some sort? Again, just want to make sure I'm buying a quality model and not some cheap kid's toy. It essentially means metal objects manufactured by pouring molten metal into a shaped mold instead of milling a metal block with a CNC ...

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by atomicstar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Imaginary aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Imaginary aircraft

Share your ideas of your own imaginary aircraft here. Mine: ⋅ Lockheed Electro: An electric regional airplane that can run with 1-8 lithium ion batteries (more batteries is longer range but also heavier). BTW, I came up with this idea because “Electra” sounds like “electric”. ⋅ B...

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by atomicstar
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest serving livery
Replies: 25
Views: 2769

Re: Longest serving livery

American Airlines indeed. Here it is in 1971: 0285358 Here it is in 2018: 5375833 That's 47 years difference. 47 years in the same livery. What airline can beat that? It was iconic and I miss it They traded a unique, superb livery for a cheezy, tacky look that is one of the worst in the industry Pe...

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by atomicstar
Thu May 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 3839

Re: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

Freighters have a jack point at the tail to prevent this, and newer weight and balance systems will scream bloody murder before it's even close to tipping (or being jacked for a nose wheel change....). For passenger operations IIRC the 737-900 gets a tail stand as well due to its length. When somet...

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by atomicstar
Thu May 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 3839

Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

Here’s a video of a B737 tilting backwards while boarding due to weight imbalance (too many passengers walking to the back): https://youtu.be/JLWxD0gY__A Here’s an image of a DC-10 freighter where likely most weight was at the back, causing the aircraft to tilt and sit on its tail: https://i.stack.i...

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by atomicstar
Thu May 30, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 2824

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I’m not sure how powerful the toilet actually is, but the size of the hole is not large enough for a person to be sucked in. If that happens, the toilet will break. I doubt that the OPˋs fear was to get actually stuck in the toilet seat, rather than get stuck in the toilet-cabin. I‘m sure no toilet...

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by atomicstar
Thu May 30, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 2824

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I’m not sure how powerful the toilet actually is, but the size of the hole is not large enough for a person to be sucked in. If that happens, the toilet will break. In case the door gets jammed, there’s a help call button and hopefully a FA can help you get out of the lavatory. If no one comes, yell...

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by atomicstar
Thu May 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me buy for my new museum
Replies: 23
Views: 1837

Re: Help me buy for my new museum

The other thing I am also thinking about whether one that’s for sale exists (whether it is the full airplane, an airplane without engines, or just a fuselage). If you have ~ $12M to spare, then a very famous pair is available..... :bigthumbsup: ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/tokyo...

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by atomicstar
Wed May 29, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rain, Rain Go Away
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Re: Rain, Rain Go Away

Chicagoland has received a record amount of rainfall in the month of May, and area farmers will likely not be able to plant corn this season. I haven't heard for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same in Iowa and Nebraska. Hopefully the decrease in corn production will be enough to driv...

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by atomicstar
Wed May 29, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On Flight Internet System / Turboprop
Replies: 6
Views: 1871

Re: On Flight Internet System / Turboprop

I’m not sure about what providers there are.

However, it should work, as there’s still internet on jets at low altitude. Also, can a Q400 for example be retrofitted with a receiver by cutting a hole in the top of the fuselage to mount the receiver?

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by atomicstar
Wed May 29, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funny: My version of the 737 MAX and I do mean MAX
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Funny: My version of the 737 MAX and I do mean MAX

If it were to be a freighter for transporting high density items such as car frames, metal beams, ore, etc. But you will need very high wings as the engine diameter is close to the diameter of the fuselage. But this freight stuff usually rather belongs on trucks and ships. Also, I’m actually not sur...

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by atomicstar
Tue May 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think Southwest will ever start flying to Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Do you think Southwest will ever start flying to Canada?

Seeing that Southwest doesn’t fly to Alaska, I wonder if there would be any chance that in several years later, Southwest may start flying to Canada. Some destinations possible could be Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec, etc. However, Southwest currently does fly to some destinations in Mexico, and Central...

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by atomicstar
Tue May 21, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Painting liveries when decals unavailable on model
Replies: 2
Views: 2236

Re: Painting liveries when decals unavailable on model

If you have a Cricut machine, you can cut masking tape and then spray paint the blue on. However, this will may be very difficult. Maybe someone has an easier idea.

You could print an adhesive sticker, however it would be difficult with the nose and other rounded parts and it will not look as good.

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by atomicstar
Mon May 20, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business
Replies: 4
Views: 2263

Re: Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business

It is more difficult to build a plane with so many different seats in mass production terms. It is cheaper to mass produce a couple different types of seats than to produce so many different seats.

And airlines will need to hold more different parts in the warehouse for repairing seating parts

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by atomicstar
Mon May 20, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in 2050
Replies: 21
Views: 1661

Re: Aviation in 2050

Surface transport will kill the aviation industry, at least for short to medium distance travel in developed countries. Do you think that hyperloop will replace domestic airplanes, because they are faster and more efficient? However a downside is that it is very expensive, and difficult to construct.

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by atomicstar
Mon May 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me buy for my new museum
Replies: 23
Views: 1837

Re: Help me buy for my new museum

Here is my current list: A 707 in Pan Am colors A 747-100 in TWA colors. A Concorde in British Airways colors A DC-3 in military drab A Sanders-Row Princess flying boat in BOAC colors A DC-10F in Fed-EX colors A Convair 880 painted like Elvis A Bae-146 painted like ??? An IL-62 painted by Aeroflot ...

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by atomicstar
Mon May 20, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in 2050
Replies: 21
Views: 1661

Re: Aviation in 2050

1. Electric regional jets. And instead of wasting time waiting for the battery to charge, batteries can be swapped and there are chargers and storage for batteries. But large electric airplanes will probably not work because the batteries are very heavy. 2. A 747 sized twinjet 3. “777XL”, a double d...

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by atomicstar
Sun May 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?
Replies: 14
Views: 1518

Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

https://reddit.com/r/Airlosers
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And I decided to create a subreddit for this. But I’m still working on it.

https://reddit.com/r/Airlosers

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by atomicstar
Sun May 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me buy for my new museum
Replies: 23
Views: 1837

Re: Help me buy for my new museum

I love the idea of the Convair 880. With enough money, can I get one? Do any exist? While searching on Google, I found this http://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2015/elvis-presley/index.html It was originally owned by Delta, and later Elvis Presley purchased it to use as his private jet. What ab...

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by atomicstar
Sun May 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so computery?
Replies: 13
Views: 2913

Re: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so conputery?

AirKevin wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
Somewhere on the net you can find the woman who made the female versions of these call outs.

The link I posted or a different one

I bet it is that lady. I wonder why it was recorded with a no tone voice though.

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by atomicstar
Sun May 19, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?
Replies: 14
Views: 1518

Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Also, is Airwhiners.net supposed to be a parody of Airliners.net? I know it has been dead since 2014, nothing has been updated however the site is still online. Maybe someone should create a new parody website like Airliners.net but for humorous aviation photos (whether they are real photos or photo...

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by atomicstar
Sun May 19, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so computery?
Replies: 13
Views: 2913

Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so computery?

Here’s a video of MD-11 cockpit while landing: https://youtu.be/hWMQ156rJK4?t=580 Skip to 9:40. Listen to the “Approaching Minimums” and altitude callouts. Why does it sound very artificial, like old 1980’s digital voice synthesizers? Or like a robot from movies? Is it because the voice is being gen...

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by atomicstar
Sun May 19, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 4179

Re: Engine failure question

Right. I read that the 707 could continue to its destination if two engines fail. We know the BA event was not afoul of a regulation. The question for you guys is, is it good judgement to continue over an ETOPS segment if 1/4 engines fail on a quad? Is it smart practice? Same with a 747, it can als...

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by atomicstar
Sun May 19, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?
Replies: 14
Views: 1518

Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

I’m looking for a website for satrical aviation news such as humorous fake plane accidents and incidents. Such as a cockpit computers getting a Windows BSoD: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/5/56/BSoD_in_Mid-Flight.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20071030213324 Or about humorous imagin...

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by atomicstar
Sun May 19, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did United introduce the 747-400 into service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1857

Re: When did United introduce the 747-400 into service?

https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Uni ... y-b747.htm
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Year: 1989
Registration: N172UA
Retired: 2006 (I am not entirely sure why United retired this plane)
Status: Had been stored since 2009, until recently ordered by Ghanaian airline Smile Air

Source: https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Uni ... y-b747.htm

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by atomicstar
Sun May 19, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me buy for my new museum
Replies: 23
Views: 1837

Re: Help me buy for my new museum

Here’s some cool planes: ⋅  A replica Boeing Model 1 ⋅  Definitely a Concorde ⋅  B-52 ⋅  B-2 Spirit stealth bomber ⋅  Definitely a DC-3 ⋅  Maybe a 737-200 ⋅  BAE 146 ⋅  DC-8 ⋅  Convair 880 The other thing I am ...

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by atomicstar
Sat May 18, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots, what do you do when you’re bored while flying?
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Pilots, what do you do when you’re bored while flying?

When you are cruising with the autopilot on, what do you do when you are bored when you do not have to be constantly monitoring the gauges, flight path, etc.? Do you usually chat with other pilots in the cockpit and flight attendants? Or do you like read the manual as if it’s a nonfiction book? If y...

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by atomicstar
Sat May 18, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 4179

Re: Engine failure question

You’re missing the point. The point is whether the BA decision to continue was safe. As pointed out a US crew returned to Japan rather than continuing to their home base. You don’t continue to where repairs are easiest if it’s not a prudent safe choice. Question is whether continuing over water wit...

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by atomicstar
Fri May 17, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5810

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Also, another fact to think of, the most accurate world map is a globe. You cannot accurately map the world using a flat map because the Earth is a sphere. Therefore, flat maps are made to be close to the shapes of Earth’s surface, but not entirely accurate.

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by atomicstar
Fri May 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-17/ ... e/11124868

I believe that soon, more Asian countries will follow and also legalize same-sex marriage. It’s a major change for people in the homosexuality community.
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For desktop users, here’s a non-AMP link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-17/ ... e/11124868

I believe that soon, more Asian countries will follow and also legalize same-sex marriage. It’s a major change for people in the homosexuality community.

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by atomicstar
Wed May 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5810

Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

I never understood about this.

  • If you have been on a airliner, it flies high enough that you can see the Earth is round
  • There has never been a case of someone falling off the edge of the Earth (because this is not possible)

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by atomicstar
Wed May 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airbus A/C DWG files converted into KML
Replies: 2
Views: 1896

Re: Airbus A/C DWG files converted into KML

https://mygeodata.cloud/converter/autocad-to-kml
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I haven’t tried but I believe using this online file converter should work

https://mygeodata.cloud/converter/autocad-to-kml

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by atomicstar
Wed May 15, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 4179

Re: Engine failure question

It appears the crew wasn't entirely familiar with how exactly to balance the fuel in a 3-engine situation that they were in. Had they been able to use the fuel in tank 2, they would have actually made it to Heathrow, which was their original destination. Does a 747 have a tank fuel transfer pump (t...

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by atomicstar
Tue May 14, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 4179

Engine failure question

Hypothetically, let’s say a 747 encounters an engine failure shortly after reaching cruising altitude. However, it still has over 75 tons of fuel left, and it would be a waste of fuel to dump it to land. Would they try to fly as far as they can? Or would they dump the fuel and try to land at the nea...

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