I live about 25 miles from the TVR factory and 1 mile from the Accrington Stanley football club. In my oppinion us Brits are up there on par with the Germans on world class engineering skill, thats why 90% of all formula 1 cars are built in england. Let me give you a few exanples <b>Concorde</b> eno...Jump to post
Yes i was bored one night so i decided to work out how much thrust my fan gives out. I did this by putting the fan face up on some REALLY acurate scales (Acurate to 1/100th of a gram) and then took note of how much it weighed, then i turned it on and low and behold it all of a sudden it got 13g heav...Jump to post
<i>The new US joint strike fighter has a new design by Lockheed Martin that differs from that of Boeing<i/> I Hope when you mention "Boeings Design" of the Harrier that you are remembering that the <acronym title="Avianca (Colombia)">AV</acronym>-8A,B was a British Aerospace designed Harrier. Built ...Jump to post
My main priority would be making sure that everyone is ok. Planes can be replaced, people cant. As for Aircraft taking off i would tell everyone that is taxing and pilots that are on takeoff roll before V1 to stop immediatly. As i dont think that aircraft makers account for acts of god whilst design...Jump to post
Homer looking for a peanut under the sofa
Homer: (fumbling around under sofa finding a $20 bill) "Doh! twenty dollars but i wanted a peanut"
Homers Brain: "Twenty dollars can buy many peanuts"
Homer: "Explain how"
Homers Brain: "money can be exchanged for goods and services"
yes i can imagine it now <b>speedbrakes<b/>= up,up,left,X,X,A,select,right,down <b>select engine<b/>= 1 X,X,B,up,left,left,Y <b>gear down<b/>=A,Y,A,A,B,UP,UP,DOWN,X,LEFT AND SO ON the control map will be about 600 pages long <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting di...Jump to post
Another problem with the MLS is the fact that, on approach everyone onboard started getting hotter and hotter <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> Also the airlines couldent decide where to put the speaker that goes "PING" when the aircraft has come to a s...Jump to post
Hey guys, I was wondering if you can help me with a question i have? Is there a resource that i can find drawings or information of saftey areas around running aircraft engines I.E just how close are you allowed to be to one without worrying about being sucked in or burnt to a crisp. Thanks in advan...Jump to post
Hi People, I have a picture of a Helicopter that i took at the 2002 Southport Airshow. This was my first time using an SLR camera so forgive any mistakes i made. Two questions. 1; What Helicopter is it? 2; Am i correct in saying it has 3 engines Thankyou Trent Heres the link <a href="http://www.pbas...Jump to post
We all know the story, your watching the weather and the weatherperson say the temprature will be 4* but the high winds will make it feel like its below freezing. Does this only effect humans or does it "actually" lower the air temprature?
David beckham goes into his barbers for a hair cut, when he sits down the barber asks him to take his headphones off or else he cant cut his hair. "sorry" beckham says, "I cant take them off, its a matter of life and death", "don't be stupid" says the barber and he rips the headphones off Davids hea...Jump to post
Ive recently bought an Irda adapter for my computer so i can play around with my phone, now all i need to do is find somewhere on the web that has the java applications on it that can be downloaded, Ive tried Club nokia but i dont aggree with their "credit" way of paying for stuff (too much hassle) ...Jump to post
So yould you say that the learning curve is beginning to level out at the top now?Jump to post
This question is mainly aimed at people who have been in the business a decade or two. What do you think aviation will be like in the year 2013? will there be pilot-less airliners, ultra BIG planes, airports at max capacty or even maybe a new form of propulsion? Given the rate at which the industry ...Jump to post
Ive allways wanted a HSI and a slip indicator on the dash of my car but the girlfreind has put her foot down. What i im thinking though is buying an automatic and rip out the pedals and put a throttle leaver in place of them at the side of me. Droooool <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ...Jump to post
I also liked the bit when the family are saying good bye to their Nanny (Mary Poppins) and the kids ask homer if they will ever see her again and Homer says sure they will, meanwhile in the background she has just been sucked into a Jet engine of a passing plane and spat out of the back in black dus...Jump to post
I thought id offer my opinion why I chose a Gamecube instead of X-Box or PS2. Ever since the days of my Atari 2600 I have had nearly every games console on the market. Sega Mastersystem, NES, Game Gear, Gameboy, Atari Lynx, Sega Megadrive, SNES, Playstation, Atari Jaguar, N64, Sega Dreamcast. And fi...Jump to post
Get a online petition going, that might give strength to your case? Meanwhile ill sit here and think how much i hate those toffee nosed, stuck up, pompus gits at the Lottery. They would rather give millions of ££££££££s to Bloody opera houses that about 1% of us will ever see, than give it to a just...Jump to post
Ok then Craigy, point taken <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> Do you ever drink at the Airport hotel at the end of 24R? I live in Blackburn and sometimes the girlfreind takes me over so i can have a few pints and watch them taking off. I never liked mat...Jump to post
I downloaded it and although the visual model is fantastic i think the flight model is different than other 747-400s. Maybe it might be a lot more real than others, and i am used to an easier flight model but i constantly find myself taking up the whole runway at Manchester (EGCC) As for the effects...Jump to post
The question is in the subject. What is your favorite Simpsons moment? Mine is where Homer has got his hands on a food compresser and then compresses about 6lb of mince into the size of a sugar cube. After he swallows it he calmly walks over to the phone and rings for the hospital! Bloody Classic. S...Jump to post
Formatting always helps, i do it once every few months. As long as you Have a few hours spare to put all your software back on afterwards and are able to back up your important files then i suggest you format. Which Operating system are you using? Im using XP Pro and when i installed it i dont have ...Jump to post
IF you guys have bought the century of flight magazine thats on the shelves that is a one off then you will notice a picture of a Lightning on the cover but no reference to it whatsoever inside, Weird eh?. Also they seem to think that a Rolls royce Trent engine is a Turbo Prop HA!
Positive rate, I'm going to be brave and try and answer but ill probabally be slated for being wrong. When the shuttle passes Mach 1 on liftoff the direction of travel is upwards.(obviously) so the 90 degree line explanation that Bellerophon gave me suggests that the sound wave that we here as the b...Jump to post
GotAirbus, The higher RPM the fan probabally runs at is the most biggest problem facing engine designers, because there is a point at which the blade tips become supersonic, this will cause most of todays fans to stall. My guess it that the curved fan is designed so that the tips dont stall when the...Jump to post
I WAS one of those simmers that thought i could land an airliner in good weather using the autopilot........ UNTILL i took the controls of a C172 ( a b/day prezzie from my dad) now i know different. The only thing a "Computer Game" learns you is what the instruments represent. However the instructor...Jump to post