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by VC-10
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?
Replies: 33
Views: 5509

Re: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?

1989worstyear wrote:
In '84 if someone said FBW was going to be used on commercial planes in the distant future, they would have been laughed out of the building.


The A310 spoilers were FBW in '84.

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by VC-10
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air
Replies: 15
Views: 2988

Re: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air

DanielBednar wrote:
We always talk about how the bleed air we use is VERY high pressure, t


All the aircraft I have worked on ranging from the BAC One-Eleven through to the A350 have a pneumatic system that runs a 45/50 psi. I don't call that very high

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by VC-10
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Radome
Replies: 9
Views: 6855

Re: Airbus Radome

Possibly to minimise the head-on erosion of an un-painted radome

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by VC-10
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices
Replies: 15
Views: 8059

Re: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices

fr8', you could always find Chapt. 78 in the 707 books, they were the pages with the black edges to them!

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by VC-10
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices
Replies: 15
Views: 8059

Re: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices

In a way this thread is quiet amusing. When I started in the industry all the manuals were hard copy in the hangar secured in a rack, you didn't have the option of taking the manual to the aircraft unless you went to the Tech Library and booked a manual out in your own name.

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by VC-10
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices
Replies: 15
Views: 8059

Re: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices

Yes, we have company issued iPads with Airbus e-doc & Boeing Toolbox and a 4G connection for worldwide use

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by VC-10
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Problem With BAC 1-11 Door
Replies: 4
Views: 4587

RE: Problem With BAC 1-11 Door

What do you mean by the stopper?

The door is lifted to get it out of the aperture and to close it you pull it back into the hole and let it fall under its own weight into the closed position

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by VC-10
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 No.2 Engine
Replies: 111
Views: 28814

RE: DC-10 No.2 Engine

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lt1yj" class="quote" target="_blank">lt1yj</a> (<a href="#74" class="quote">Reply 74</a>):<br/><i>Typically we could get a change done within tw...

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by VC-10
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Fan Cowls
Replies: 30
Views: 15297

RE: Airbus Fan Cowls

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CALTECH" class="quote" target="_blank">CALTECH</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Well, it is more that a latch will look li...

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by VC-10
Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Possible misuse of photos on website
Replies: 0
Views: 4858

Possible misuse of photos on website

Please take a look at the above site, it may be using your images in the production of calendars, mugs, mouse mats etc without authorisation. I found one of mine there.

www.airobilia.com

[Edited 2015-12-07 04:34:37]

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by VC-10
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Control Surfaces On The 787
Replies: 19
Views: 5103

RE: Control Surfaces On The 787

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MMO" class="quote" target="_blank">MMO</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Care to quantify that? Your statement is very much a...

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by VC-10
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Fan Cowls
Replies: 30
Views: 15297

RE: Airbus Fan Cowls

Part of the <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> problem the engines are hung vertically off the wing, while on the 737 the engines are perpendicular to the wing (with its dihedral). This means if 737 cowls are latched one will hang vertically and be obviously open. On a 320 they will also hang v...

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by VC-10
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Control Surfaces On The 787
Replies: 19
Views: 5103

RE: Control Surfaces On The 787

In general the Flt Ctrls are electrically controlled, hydraulically operated. Ailerons - Hydraulic - Normal systems + RAT (Ram Air Turbine) Elevators - Norm Hyds + RAT Rudder - Norm Hyds + RAT Spoilers (14) - # 4, 5, 10 & 11 are electrically operated, the remainder are hydraulic. Slats/Flaps - P...

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by VC-10
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde 'could Fly Again'...
Replies: 120
Views: 28270

RE: Concorde 'could Fly Again'...

I am one of the engineers that maintains Brooklands Museum VC10 ZA150 in a taxiable condition at Dunsfold in the UK. When the a/c was delivered BAe & the <acronym title="Modesto - Modesto City-County / Harry Sham Field (MOD / KMOD), USA - California">MOD</acronym> wanted it 'made safe' - engines...

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by VC-10
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Is Tooling Destroyed When Lines Close?
Replies: 43
Views: 10786

RE: Why Is Tooling Destroyed When Lines Close?

About 2 years after VC10 production ended the Chinese approached BAC about reopening the line because the <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-62 wasn't performing as promised. Unfortunately it was too late. Jigs had been cut up and contracts with sub-contractors would have to ha...

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by VC-10
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic G-VROM Back In Service
Replies: 10
Views: 11960

RE: Virgin Atlantic G-VROM Back In Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TC957" class="quote" target="_blank">TC957</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Perhaps our esteemed member <acronym title="Serv...

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by VC-10
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (UK) A "Muslim-only City"
Replies: 92
Views: 4808

RE: Birmingham (UK) A "Muslim-only City"

How many other 'errors' has he made without checking his sources that have been taken as fact by government officials? Does he use the same sources that were used by the experts who identified the mythical WMD's in Iraq? He quite obviously has never visited Birmingham so how can he describe it as be...

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by VC-10
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (UK) A "Muslim-only City"
Replies: 92
Views: 4808

Birmingham (UK) A "Muslim-only City"

Sorry if this has already been posted but I couldn't see it. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11338985/Fox-News-terror-expert-says-everyone-in-Birmingham-is-a-Muslim.html" target="_blank">http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...one-in-Birmingham-is-a-Muslim.html</a>...

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by VC-10
Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS43 LGW-LAS In Trouble?
Replies: 202
Views: 55742

RE: VS43 LGW-LAS In Trouble?

Please do. I'll look forward to that conversation. If your 'contact' belived he/she was giving you genuine information he/she has broken company confidentiality rules which constitutes gross misconduct and can result in dismissal.

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by VC-10
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS43 LGW-LAS In Trouble?
Replies: 202
Views: 55742

RE: VS43 LGW-LAS In Trouble?

Well, to be blunt, if that is the case your source is speaking bovine waste matter.

I was in radio contact with the a/c, downloaded live EICAS/CMC data from the a/c via AHM and attended the a/c on the runway.

I've also seen the post flt ACMS data

[Edited 2015-01-01 03:37:31]

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by VC-10
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS43 LGW-LAS In Trouble?
Replies: 202
Views: 55742

RE: VS43 LGW-LAS In Trouble?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mmo" class="quote" target="_blank">mmo</a> (<a href="#182" class="quote">Reply 182</a>):<br/><i>Well, then perhaps you could tell us what went o...

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by VC-10
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS43 LGW-LAS In Trouble?
Replies: 202
Views: 55742

RE: VS43 LGW-LAS In Trouble?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GDB" class="quote" target="_blank">GDB</a> (<a href="#141" class="quote">Reply 141</a>):<br/><i>It was flying on 3 apparently.</i></font></td></...

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by VC-10
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS43 LGW-LAS In Trouble?
Replies: 202
Views: 55742

RE: VS43 LGW-LAS In Trouble?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mmo" class="quote" target="_blank">mmo</a> (<a href="#171" class="quote">Reply 171</a>):<br/><i>Spoke with a friend of mine at <acronym title="V...

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by VC-10
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Was No Bleed Air A Good Idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 41674

RE: B787 Was No Bleed Air A Good Idea?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/strfyr51" class="quote" target="_blank">strfyr51</a> (<a href="#158" class="quote">Reply 158</a>):<br/><i>The B787 has 6 engine driven generator...

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by VC-10
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Was No Bleed Air A Good Idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 41674

RE: B787 Was No Bleed Air A Good Idea?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hmmmm..." class="quote" target="_blank">hmmmm...</a> (<a href="#152" class="quote">Reply 152</a>):<br/><i>How does a bleedless system heat the c...

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by VC-10
Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unnecessary 787 Weight
Replies: 40
Views: 11557

RE: Unnecessary 787 Weight

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PGNCS" class="quote" target="_blank">PGNCS</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Then please explain Asiana 214. </i></font></td>...

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by VC-10
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unnecessary 787 Weight
Replies: 40
Views: 11557

RE: Unnecessary 787 Weight

The fact that the 787 uses materials that are lighter than the same installation as installed on the 777 is irrelevant. The plain fact is, it is weight that does not need to be carried. Not all the chief pilot community have pushed for it, other systems of LVDT actuation have been successfully used....

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by VC-10
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unnecessary 787 Weight
Replies: 40
Views: 11557

Unnecessary 787 Weight

I am not trying to start an Airbus/Boeing conflict but as I am currently on a 787 course I have a comment. It has been impressed on us how much weight has been saved on the 787 yet when you see the amount of ironmongery below the cockpit floor to support two control columns and make it feel right yo...

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by VC-10
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Was No Bleed Air A Good Idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 41674

RE: B787 Was No Bleed Air A Good Idea?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NCB" class="quote" target="_blank">NCB</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Will it be able to keep the cabin pressurized...

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by VC-10
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Many Flags Can A Bird Be Registered To?
Replies: 8
Views: 4340

RE: How Many Flags Can A Bird Be Registered To?

East African Airways was run by Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Each aircraft was registered in one of the three countries to share the 'honour' about. The tail emblem of the airliners was basically the national flags of the countries in a circle. Whichever country a particular aircraft was registered ...

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by VC-10
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2014: Belgian GP
Replies: 66
Views: 3881

RE: F1 2014: Belgian GP

I don't know why everybody believes the statement that Nico deliberately hit Lewis. You cannot hit another car and know you are going to come off better. A couple of cm either way and the puncture wouldn't have happened and Nico would still be hampered by a damaged front wing. Deliberate contact wit...

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by VC-10
Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Final Assembly Of This A/C Completed In US?
Replies: 16
Views: 6368

RE: A330 Final Assembly Of This A/C Completed In US?

Some airlines 'drive away' an aluminium/CRP tube from the manufacture and deliver it to a third party organisation for the interior fit because it is cheaper than getting the manufacturer to carry out the work

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by VC-10
Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did MD take most of the blame for AA191?
Replies: 41
Views: 10981

RE: Why Did MD Take Most Of The Blame For AA191?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/william" class="quote" target="_blank">william</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>I read here on Anet, the aircraft could ha...

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Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did MD take most of the blame for AA191?
Replies: 41
Views: 10981

RE: Why Did MD Take Most Of The Blame For AA191?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/trnswrld" class="quote" target="_blank">trnswrld</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>The correct method took ridiculous amount ...

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by VC-10
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Has/had The Biggest Cockpit In Modern Times?
Replies: 29
Views: 8335

RE: Who Has/had The Biggest Cockpit In Modern Times?

There is a report of Short Belfast Captain getting a round of applause after landing and on turning round he counted 19 people on the flight deck!

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by VC-10
Fri May 30, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Drawn Into FMG Debate
Replies: 4
Views: 3472

RE: Virgin Atlantic Drawn Into FMG Debate

Every deportee is an unwilling passenger, should airlines involve themselves in every deportees case? Why is this case more worthy of attention than any other deportation where the person faces a perceived danger?

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by VC-10
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Vs A330 Throttle Quadrant
Replies: 5
Views: 7682

RE: A320 Vs A330 Throttle Quadrant

May be the question should be why did Airbus change the lever arrangement on the A320 from the A300/310/330/340 configuration?

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by VC-10
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa DC10 Main Deck Luggage
Replies: 23
Views: 13897

RE: Lufthansa DC10 Main Deck Luggage

British Caledonian tried this on their DC10 for a short while. In the rear cabin in left 1 row of seats down the RHS of the cabin. It wasn't popular with the pax and the walls of the cargo area vibrated.

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by VC-10
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC10 ZA150 Revived
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

RE: VC10 ZA150 Revived

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/francoflier" class="quote" target="_blank">francoflier</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Now, there's a thread that's useless...

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by VC-10
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC10 ZA150 Revived
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

VC10 ZA150 Revived

On Fri 13th with ground support equipment supplied by Virgin Atlantic & British Airways we (Brooklands Museum) brought ZA150 back to life after 3 months, running all four engines and taxi-ing her a short distance to roll the tyres off their flat spot.

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by VC-10
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Ice Ingestion
Replies: 2
Views: 3929

RE: Engine Ice Ingestion

On the A346/Trent 500 combination there is an ECAM warning 'ENG STATOR ICEING RISK' if the engine has been operating in iceing conditions at low power for 10 minutes. From a maintenace POV if this appears in the log book we have to boroscope the engine before next flight

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by VC-10
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-ASHG 50 Yrs Ago Today
Replies: 8
Views: 8830

RE: G-ASHG 50 Yrs Ago Today

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SK736" class="quote" target="_blank">SK736</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>A fitting memorial to those who lost their lives...

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by VC-10
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-ASHG 50 Yrs Ago Today
Replies: 8
Views: 8830

G-ASHG 50 Yrs Ago Today

Today marked 50 years since prototype BAC One-Eleven G-ASHG crashed after entering a super-stall during flight test killing all 7 crew members. RIP

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24608183

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by VC-10
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leak Check (air, Hydraulic, Oil, And Fuel)
Replies: 22
Views: 9025

RE: Leak Check (air, Hydraulic, Oil, And Fuel)

Ah.....I know what you are talking about now. I used that method on the DC-10 that had a multitude of hydraulic maintenance valves to isolate various parts of the hyd systems. That was not possible on the 747 Classic all you had were the wing & tail flight control isolation switches.

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by VC-10
Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leak Check (air, Hydraulic, Oil, And Fuel)
Replies: 22
Views: 9025

RE: Leak Check (air, Hydraulic, Oil, And Fuel)

I've no idea what the 'Amp-Clamp' method is. The method descibed is a Boeing MM procedure that needs no equipment apart from access equpt.

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by VC-10
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leak Check (air, Hydraulic, Oil, And Fuel)
Replies: 22
Views: 9025

RE: Leak Check (air, Hydraulic, Oil, And Fuel)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aerotech777" class="quote" target="_blank">aerotech777</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i> I didn't understand this procedur...

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by VC-10
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TV Stunt: Open 747 Door In Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 10316

RE: TV Stunt: Open 747 Door In Flight

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TristarSteve" class="quote" target="_blank">TristarSteve</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>There is an emergency opening bott...

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by VC-10
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leak Check (air, Hydraulic, Oil, And Fuel)
Replies: 22
Views: 9025

RE: Leak Check (air, Hydraulic, Oil, And Fuel)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Mender" class="quote" target="_blank">Mender</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>B). Hydraulics - you can usually get full pres...

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by VC-10
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leak Check (air, Hydraulic, Oil, And Fuel)
Replies: 22
Views: 9025

RE: Leak Check (air, Hydraulic, Oil, And Fuel)

Which type of leak check to use is not optional. The method to use is specifed in the <acronym title="SAM (Colombia)">MM</acronym> according to the particular maintenance action that has been carried out. Going over and above <acronym title="SAM (Colombia)">MM</acronym> requirements achieves nothing...

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