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by FlightTest
Tue Jun 11, 2002 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Funny Story
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

RE: Funny Story

Thanks for a great post Jetguy. Since I am not a sparky or avionics tech your post taught me a lot. I am very pro cutting edge avionics, we are now starting to deal with the Honeywell Primus EPIC system, talk about integrated...

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by FlightTest
Tue Jun 11, 2002 6:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Funny Story
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

RE: Funny Story

A few points here... The aircraft had about 20hrs TT on it. It was not in for maintenance, only RVSM calibration testing. All of our aircraft are sent out with the latest databases installed. Many times we do go up on post maintenance flights (ever done an aileron roll in a King Air?). I have. We ju...

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by FlightTest
Sun Jun 09, 2002 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Funny Story
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

RE: Funny Story

Thanks for the info.

I work for Raytheon Aircraft (formerly Beechcraft/Hawker). The aircraft was a Hawker 800XP with the Collins Pro Line 21 avionics package. The pilot was one of our demo pilots.

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by FlightTest
Sat Jun 08, 2002 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Funny Story
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

Funny Story

I work in flight test (as you can tell by the name) and the other day we returned an aircraft to a customer that we had for RVSM testing. The pilot was going to take it to a service center here in town for servicing and to be cleaned before leaving the next day. It took the pilot well over 30 minute...

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by FlightTest
Sat Jun 08, 2002 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Story
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Funny Story

I work in flight test (as you can tell by the name) and the other day we returned an aircraft to a customer that we had for RVSM testing. The pilot was going to take it to a service center here in town for servicing before leaving the next day. It took the pilot well over 30 minutes to set the FMS f...

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by FlightTest
Thu May 23, 2002 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pressurisation
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

RE: Pressurisation

I know that we hanger test the Hawker 800's by taking them up to 8psi and then shut off the supply. The timed portion is from 4 to 3 psi. NKP S2...It's funny that you mention the cigarette trick that you use. My father was retired from American Airlines (back when there was smoking on all flights) a...

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by FlightTest
Tue May 21, 2002 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Screw Removal Tricks
Replies: 15
Views: 10636

RE: Screw Removal Tricks

Several things I do... The compound is a good one, also Snap-on apex tips for phillips head screws work the best because of the teeth. I also have a rivet set with a female apex tip and a grab handle welded to it. It works as an impact driver, 99.9% fool proof. Who here has used a "Johnson Bar"? The...

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by FlightTest
Mon May 20, 2002 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lost Tools.
Replies: 39
Views: 3686

RE: Lost Tools.

I haven't lost any tools, thanks to a shadowed toolbox and our excellent tool accountability program. The strangest thing that I've found is a loose turnbuckle barrel laying in the wing of a Hawker 800XP dry bay right under the aileron bellcrank. It was apparently dropped during assembly because it ...

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by FlightTest
Mon May 20, 2002 7:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is This Forum Accurate?
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

RE: Is This Forum Accurate?

Agreed.

As a mechanic, why would I come here to get information to do a task when I have the best info at work? There is NO substitute for the AMM.

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by FlightTest
Sun May 19, 2002 6:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icing/De-Icing
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

RE: Icing/De-Icing

Never drank any, but it sucks getting it in your eyes.

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by FlightTest
Sun May 19, 2002 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflatable Door Seals...
Replies: 12
Views: 3545

RE: Inflatable Door Seals...

Raytheon Premier I

BeechJet

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by FlightTest
Sat May 18, 2002 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icing/De-Icing
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

RE: Icing/De-Icing

The fluid type of wing anti/deice systems is called weeping wings. The leading edge is a stainless steel mesh that secretes TKS fluid. TKS fluid is a alcohol/glycol solution. I deal with this system quite a bit on the Hawker bizjets. It is also my understanding that some bizjets have this type of sy...

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by FlightTest
Fri May 17, 2002 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Are All Aicraft's Tyres Changed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

RE: How Are All Aicraft's Tyres Changed?

Speaking from the bizjet perspective, for single tire changes we use a gear jack.

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by FlightTest
Wed May 15, 2002 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Does An Aircraft Turn When Taxiing?
Replies: 11
Views: 19520

RE: How Does An Aircraft Turn When Taxiing?

The only one that I have experience on is the Hawker 800XP bizjets.

The tiller is connected via cables to a hydraulic valve on the nose landing gear that controls the actuator for the steering.

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by FlightTest
Wed May 15, 2002 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Does An Aircraft Turn When Taxiing?
Replies: 11
Views: 19520

RE: How Does An Aircraft Turn When Taxiing?

There are a couple of ways, both mentioned above. But along with the tiller wheel or rudder pedal steering (the rudder pedals are connected to the nose steering) one can use differential braking and engine power. Example...want to make a tight left turn??? Go hard left on the steering along with the...

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by FlightTest
Wed May 15, 2002 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icing/De-Icing
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

RE: Icing/De-Icing

The boot is just a rubber boot theat covers the leading edge. It inflates from bleed air just enough to expand it and break away the ice.

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by FlightTest
Tue May 14, 2002 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Residual Taxy Power
Replies: 13
Views: 1734

RE: Residual Taxy Power

We have a KingAir B200 that is configured as a tanker for icing tests with that has PT6A-67D engines. We call it the worlds fastest KingAir. With a low fuel load and empty water tanks, it likes to go when being taxied. At low idle and ground fine as soon as you release the brakes, you're rolling. If...

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by FlightTest
Tue May 14, 2002 12:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Did You Start Out As A&P?
Replies: 6
Views: 2896

RE: How Did You Start Out As A&P?

I've been around aviation all of my life, my father was also an A&P. I 1991 I graduated from Spartan School of Aeronautics but as most of you know, the Summer of '91 was not a good time to be looking for an aircraft job. In '97 I decided that the industry was stable enough to make my move and I relo...

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by FlightTest
Mon May 13, 2002 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Are All Aicraft's Tyres Changed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

RE: How Are All Aicraft's Tyres Changed?

No doubt Jetdoctor.Since I work in flight test working a lot of certification testing, one of our sayings is that when the paper work weighs as much as the aircraft, it's ready to be certified.

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by FlightTest
Mon May 13, 2002 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Are All Aicraft's Tyres Changed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

RE: How Are All Aicraft's Tyres Changed?

I can only speak for the bizjets and KingAirs. It is as easy as changing one on your car. Jack the leg up...pull the hubcap...remove the safety device (cotter pin on KingAir, bolt and nut on Hawkers)...remove the axle nut...pull off the wheel (be sure and set the parking brake before removing the wh...

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by FlightTest
Mon May 13, 2002 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Nicknames
Replies: 61
Views: 9531

RE: Aircraft Nicknames

MU-2 AKA Lawn Dart

Starship AKA Starbarge

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by FlightTest
Sat May 11, 2002 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Unusual A/C Part 'nicknames'
Replies: 36
Views: 6781

RE: Most Unusual A/C Part 'nicknames'

Buckets - Thrust reversers

Hot Lip - Engine intake anti ice

Hockey Stick - Vertical Leading Edge

Bullet - Fairing aft of the upper empennage

Weeping Wing - Any wing that uses TKS for deice

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by FlightTest
Wed May 08, 2002 8:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Mechanics
Replies: 27
Views: 3416

RE: Aircraft Mechanics

TechRep... There is always something going on around here other than cert. programs. The last several days have been spent on RVSM cert. for the Premier I. Other projects include icing tests, electrical load tests, field performance. Then we also have annuals and phase inspections for for our test f...

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by FlightTest
Wed May 08, 2002 3:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Mechanics
Replies: 27
Views: 3416

RE: Aircraft Mechanics

TechRep... We do all of the certification flight testing to recieve the FAA type certificate on new aircraft models. We certified the Raytheon Premier I last year and we are now working on the Hawker Horizon. It will be certified late next year. We also certified the Hawker 800XP with the Collins Pr...

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by FlightTest
Wed May 08, 2002 1:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Mechanics
Replies: 27
Views: 3416

Aircraft Mechanics

Ho many mechanics do we have here? Where did you get your training and where do you now work? What is the primary function of your job now? Me? A&P from Spartan School of Aeronautics, class of '91. I work in the Experimental Flight Test department for Raytheon Aircraft (formerly Beechcraft). Basical...

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by FlightTest
Wed May 08, 2002 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbines Rpm
Replies: 9
Views: 4474

RE: Turbines Rpm

Max transient for the Garret TFE 731-5BR is 44,000 rpm.

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by FlightTest
Tue May 07, 2002 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Unusual A/C Part 'nicknames'
Replies: 36
Views: 6781

RE: Most Unusual A/C Part 'nicknames'

It was American Airlines. The maintenance was done at the Tulsa facility. As I rememer, the pylon was attached to the engine first and then hoist into place (against the AMM) .

I was rumored that a couple of mechanics comitted suicide over the grief caused by the shortcut.

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by FlightTest
Fri May 03, 2002 11:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spoileron Aircraft.
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

RE: Spoileron Aircraft.

Raytheon Premier I

Raytheon Hawker Horizon

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by FlightTest
Wed May 01, 2002 10:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ELT Test
Replies: 17
Views: 16658

RE: ELT Test

Funny that this topic comes up. Security came into our hanger last night right at quitting time looking for an ELT that was sounding off. After checking all of our aircraft, we sent them on thei way still searching. They ended up finding one going off in a BeechJet over in corporate transportation t...

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by FlightTest
Wed May 01, 2002 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Unusual A/C Part 'nicknames'
Replies: 36
Views: 6781

RE: Most Unusual A/C Part 'nicknames'

Chin Fairing - Fairing between the fuse and fwd wing.

Bananna panel - Close out panel between the upper horizontal and vertical stabilizers on Hawkers.

Rams Horn - Hawker control column.

Iron Lung - The ECS plenumn on Hawkers.

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by FlightTest
Tue Apr 30, 2002 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rvsm
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

RE: Rvsm

Thanks for the answers. It explains a lot. I know that some of our testing was from the failure of one of our FAA cert. flights. We test one out of every 20 planes that come out of production for proof testing. It seems that we failed one and the FAA made us test the whole lot of 20 planes and the w...

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by FlightTest
Sun Apr 28, 2002 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Are You All From?
Replies: 88
Views: 7187

RE: Where Are You All From?

Born, raised and went to A&P school in Tulsa, OK. Currently residing in the "Air Capitol of the World" (only claim to fame) Wichita, KS.

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by FlightTest
Fri Apr 26, 2002 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rvsm
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

Rvsm

Can someone please explain the "ins and outs" of RVSM. I work as an Experimental Flight Test Mechanic for Raytheon Aircraft (Beechcraft/Hawker) and all of the sudden we are doing a lot of RVSM test flights. It has most of us (mechanics) wondering if there has been some sort of change in the regs. Al...

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by FlightTest
Wed Apr 24, 2002 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tricks To Play On New Staff
Replies: 25
Views: 5278

RE: Tricks To Play On New Staff

Our shop favorite is to tell a new guy that a particular plane is squawked for having a crack in one of the cabin windows and to check it out. When he gets there and takes a look, it has a crack alright, one of the guys will be one the inside with a full moon shining out the window if you know what ...

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by FlightTest
Wed Apr 24, 2002 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quietest Jet Engine Ever
Replies: 24
Views: 5085

RE: Quietest Jet Engine Ever

In regard to the Williams EJ22, I hope it is quieter than the FJ44-2A that I work on. Those things are LOUD.

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