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by danman
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Fuel Gauges Work In An Aircraft?
Replies: 14
Views: 35919

RE: How Do Fuel Gauges Work In An Aircraft?

707s had sticks in inches and you ALWAYS fuelled on the sticks and converted to Lbs.
Fun

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by danman
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's This On The Wingtip Of An HP 752?
Replies: 47
Views: 9463

RE: What's This On The Wingtip Of An HP 752?

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by danman
Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Actual Range Of The A321-200?
Replies: 21
Views: 13605

RE: Actual Range Of The A321-200?

The MyTravel 321s used for the longer sectors have the ACT

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by danman
Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Fly-by-wire System
Replies: 33
Views: 24203

RE: Boeing Fly-by-wire System

Reply 5
The man knows about a different Airbus than me ! and I've been working on A300, A320, and more recently A330 for more years than I really care to think about.
There is no flap setting change due to pilot input except selection up (or down)

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by danman
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pressurisation Check With A Bad Cold
Replies: 21
Views: 3161

RE: Pressurisation Check With A Bad Cold

To Quote CAA AWN 47 appendix 1:
"Sudafed is not a preperation to be taken when making engineering decisions or performing licenced duties".

Must add my Doctor had difficulty stopping laughing when I told him.

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by danman
Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About MAN Ops
Replies: 2
Views: 2795

RE: Question About MAN Ops

Can confirm that it's the Airport Authority.
Strongly suspect that these jobs will be a progression from the "lower ranks" and as such will probably be a case of waiting for one to retire.

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by danman
Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Exhaust (Pic Of The Day)
Replies: 47
Views: 8911

RE: APU Exhaust (Pic Of The Day)

Jimpop,
Two tail position lights (navigation lights) side by side, the rectangular unit below is the tail strobe light.

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by danman
Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B752 SB Details
Replies: 6
Views: 2396

RE: B752 SB Details

It was downloaded from MBF

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by danman
Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B752 SB Details
Replies: 6
Views: 2396

RE: B752 SB Details

Anytime Mel I just get a little concerned about download times for you that's all it's no problem for me !

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by danman
Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B752 SB Details
Replies: 6
Views: 2396

RE: B752 SB Details

757 sb 21-015 refers to replacement of the Left recirc fan plus some pitot - static mods to prevent fan stall it's a 1.1 Mb download in pdf format. Do you want a copy ?

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by danman
Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Some Explain Etops
Replies: 9
Views: 5594

RE: Can Some Explain Etops

I am ignoring operational requirements as you specifically asked about the aircraft. Some A/C are delivered ETOPS ready, A330 and B777 spring to mind, with others like the 75 and 767 they are capable of ETOPS provided .... They are maintained to ETOPS standard. If you look through the Parts Catalogu...

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by danman
Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: My Boeing Fleet SB Search
Replies: 10
Views: 37184

RE: My Boeing Fleet SB Search

For what it's worth, in my company there are two levels of access to MBF, one is full access to everything, including company specific AMM & IPC, and the other is restricted to the Parts Pages, if you don't need the technical information you don't get it. My initial access was restricted to Parts an...

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by danman
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: My Boeing Fleet SB Search
Replies: 10
Views: 37184

RE: My Boeing Fleet SB Search

Hi Mel, Log on, select Maintenance documents, maintenance documents menu appears, under the heading 'Service Documents' there is a hyperlink to Service Bulletins, clicking on that should take you to the <acronym title="Air Calédonie International (France)">SB</acronym> search page. I think that's wh...

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by danman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rvsm Related Red Squares
Replies: 11
Views: 10088

RE: Rvsm Related Red Squares

Hi Mel
It stands for Pain In The A** or something very similar.

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by danman
Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is Box On Front Of 320
Replies: 4
Views: 4831

RE: What Is Box On Front Of 320

PlainSmart, while your comments are largely correct I feel that it is worth pointing out that the A320 and later Airbus aircraft do not have a Pitot/Static system like earlier aircraft. Captain's and F/O instruments are fed from the ADIRUs which get environmental data, digitally, from Air Data Modul...

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by danman
Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Parking Brake
Replies: 20
Views: 13192

RE: A320 Parking Brake

True, ready to be corrected but if I recall about 1800psi.

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by danman
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Parking Brake
Replies: 20
Views: 13192

RE: A320 Parking Brake

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by danman
Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Parking Brake
Replies: 20
Views: 13192

RE: A320 Parking Brake

Park Brake Emengency power is from Hot Bus 701pp(28Vdc) i.e. direct from the battery.
Park Brake Normal power is from 28Vdc Service Bus 601pp (only powered with AC supplied to aircraft from any source)

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by danman
Sat May 21, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757 RB211 IDG Question
Replies: 23
Views: 9666

RE: B757 RB211 IDG Question

In my version of the 757 AMM the caution ends with the caveat "without oil"

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by danman
Sat May 21, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Many Planes Derived From 707?
Replies: 9
Views: 4697

RE: How Many Planes Derived From 707?

Everything that Boeing has ever made  Smile

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by danman
Wed May 11, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B733 Part/vent.
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

RE: B733 Part/vent.

Has the possibility of a Fwd Aux Tank in Addition to an Aft Aux Tank occured to you ? a/c thus fitted do exist.

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by danman
Sat May 07, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Triangles In A318/319/329/321 Cabin
Replies: 23
Views: 18908

RE: Black Triangles In A318/319/329/321 Cabin

They are the positions where the Flight Crew can examine the Slats and Flaps visually, if necessary.

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by danman
Mon May 02, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: D Fairing On A320
Replies: 2
Views: 3714

RE: D Fairing On A320

It's a reinforcing strip, usually painted. The Aft Cargo Door, when opened takes the aft bit of the fairing with it, and I suppose that the strip is to protect the composite fairing against the attacks of baggage loaders !

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by danman
Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Empty Frames In Airbus Cockpits?
Replies: 15
Views: 3842

RE: Empty Frames In Airbus Cockpits?

The upper one (square with angled corners) is an alternative location for the clock which is actually located below the Standby Horizon and Standby <acronym title="Ascension Island (Georgetown) - Wideawake (ASI / FHAW), St. Helena">ASI</acronym> on this aircraft, and the lower, larger, circular one ...

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by danman
Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glass In Cockpits
Replies: 16
Views: 3124

RE: Glass In Cockpits

[quote] If all of them broke (and that's astronomically unlikely)[quote] There are several cases of A320s having 'six screen failures' most of which were resolved in flight. The failures were all on the latest 'EIS 2' screen aircraft and the problem has been resolved by revised DMC software. So it c...

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by danman
Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Antennas Aft Of B727
Replies: 24
Views: 3912

RE: Antennas Aft Of B727

I think that's a Freudian slip surely the BIG difference is between the #1 VHF antenna on the 727 vs the 737 and the difference is ..................  Wink

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by danman
Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B752 MM CDrom
Replies: 5
Views: 2048

RE: B752 MM CDrom

I have a version for old Eastern aircraft.

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by danman
Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Explain These Doo-dads On The MD-82
Replies: 17
Views: 6022

RE: Explain These Doo-dads On The MD-82

You have collectively got it right, O2 blow out indicator and AOA sensor 100%

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by danman
Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Antennas Aft Of B727
Replies: 24
Views: 3912

RE: Antennas Aft Of B727

It is an ADF sense antenna

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by danman
Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weather Radar
Replies: 2
Views: 3205

RE: Weather Radar

I need to be sober for this, and I'm not but .............. General rule the higher the frequency the smaller the physical dimensions of the antenna for a given beamwidth. C band is about 5 Ghz X band is 10 GHz more or less 9375 Mhz nominal. Everything is a compromise, lower frequency, larger antenn...

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by danman
Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is The Standard MD80 CAT II Or CAT III ( A / B )
Replies: 1
Views: 4355

RE: Is The Standard MD80 CAT II Or CAT III ( A / B )

My experience is with <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-83s. Ours were delivered and operated as Cat IIIA (Fail Passive) but I'm not saying that this is the norm. Any operator could chose to not operate to these limits, although I can't think why, and even blank out the 'AutoLand' pushbut...

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by danman
Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck Reversers
Replies: 25
Views: 2937

RE: Stuck Reversers

Or "repositioning them in fwd thrust" using the 6' length of 4" X 2" normally carried in the fwd hold for the purpose - yes those were the days.

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by danman
Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DH Comet
Replies: 16
Views: 3207

RE: DH Comet

The Comet 4 had reversers on the outboard engines (1 & 4) IIRC but it has been a long time !

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by danman
Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Good A320 Tech Sites Around?
Replies: 3
Views: 2924

RE: Any Good A320 Tech Sites Around?

This should keep you quiet for hours and hours, beautiful site, accurate and very well done.

http://www.meriweather.com/320/320_main.html

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by danman
Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A 310 Braking System?
Replies: 15
Views: 5465

RE: A 310 Braking System?

FDX must have been typing at the same time !

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by danman
Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A 310 Braking System?
Replies: 15
Views: 5465

RE: A 310 Braking System?

Pretty much the standard way that Airbus do brakes is as follows (BRIEFLY) For Normal Braking. A pedal position transducer on each of the four pedals gives electrical braking demand to the BSCU (Brake Steering Control Unit) The BSCU, which also controls Autobrake and Anti-skid functions, then gives ...

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by danman
Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water-injected Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 7824

RE: Water-injected Engines

Re Water/Methanol and Demin Water. 411A states that the Spey used Water/Meth - Wrong. In common with I think all turbojet engines the Spey used pure, simple H2O I have hand pumped enough of this to Know. Water/Meth is I believe a turboprop thing, I have never seen it used in a turbojet, except by mi...

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by danman
Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is That Wire?
Replies: 10
Views: 10269

RE: What Is That Wire?

This opens a whole can of worms however; The wire on the 737 is the <acronym title="Hapag-Lloyd (Germany)">HF</acronym> antenna. Wire antenna were used on the slower flying a/c types before the more modern suppressed types of antenna came into use. Mention has been made of Satcom, this is available ...

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by danman
Fri Jul 26, 2002 7:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320: Which Engine Would You Pick
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

RE: A320: Which Engine Would You Pick

no contest - from an engineering point of view '56 everytime, more reliable, easier to work on, the list goes on. uses more oil though.

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