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by grandtheftaero
Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Aviation Movie...
Replies: 60
Views: 4626

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Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Wind Tunnel - Alternative?
Replies: 6
Views: 5740

RE: Supersonic Wind Tunnel - Alternative?

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Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Cone Behind The Last Turbine Stage In A Jet...
Replies: 37
Views: 9080

RE: The Cone Behind The Last Turbine Stage In A Jet...

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Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Cone Behind The Last Turbine Stage In A Jet...
Replies: 37
Views: 9080

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by grandtheftaero
Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Are The TF-39 On C-5 Galaxy So Loud?
Replies: 10
Views: 29222

RE: Why Are The TF-39 On C-5 Galaxy So Loud?

One of the features of the TF-39 is its "stage and a half" fan rotor. It was a two-rotor fan with the first stage having blades half the length of the second stage. The "half" stage was surrounded by inlet guide vanes. The highly non-uniform flow field created by this arrangement causes lots of nois...

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by grandtheftaero
Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metal Bar Above Aircraf Door.
Replies: 46
Views: 4606

RE: Metal Bar Above Aircraf Door.

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by grandtheftaero
Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metal Bar Above Aircraf Door.
Replies: 46
Views: 4606

RE: Metal Bar Above Aircraf Door.

Noticed how they are angled to be tangent to the flow circulation caused by the wing.

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by grandtheftaero
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GEnx, I Want One!
Replies: 21
Views: 3197

RE: GEnx, I Want One!

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by grandtheftaero
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GEnx, I Want One!
Replies: 21
Views: 3197

RE: GEnx, I Want One!

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by grandtheftaero
Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GEnx, I Want One!
Replies: 21
Views: 3197

RE: GEnx, I Want One!

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by grandtheftaero
Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Dreamliner's 1st Commercial Logojet...
Replies: 36
Views: 14728

RE: Boeing 787 Dreamliner's 1st Commercial Logojet...

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by grandtheftaero
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Powerplants For Airbus Wide Body SST?
Replies: 14
Views: 6800

RE: Powerplants For Airbus Wide Body SST?

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by grandtheftaero
Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Powerplants For Airbus Wide Body SST?
Replies: 14
Views: 6800

RE: Powerplants For Airbus Wide Body SST?

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by grandtheftaero
Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Powerplants For Airbus Wide Body SST?
Replies: 14
Views: 6800

RE: Powerplants For Airbus Wide Body SST?

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by grandtheftaero
Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 / MD-11 What's The Difference?
Replies: 64
Views: 73682

RE: DC-10 / MD-11 What's The Difference?

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by grandtheftaero
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 / MD-11 What's The Difference?
Replies: 64
Views: 73682

RE: DC-10 / MD-11 What's The Difference?

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by grandtheftaero
Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hypersonic Civilian Airliner
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

RE: Hypersonic Civilian Airliner

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by grandtheftaero
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Are Compressors 'made' To Work?
Replies: 8
Views: 7014

RE: How Are Compressors 'made' To Work?

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by grandtheftaero
Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Engine Cowling Fins.
Replies: 5
Views: 6329

RE: C-17 Engine Cowling Fins.

Read this guys: from Dick Shevell's AIAA paper "Aerodynamic Bugs: Can CFD Spray Them way": "DC-10 wind tunnel tests showed a significant loss in maximum lift coefficient in the flap deflected configurations, with landing slat extension, compared to predictions. This resulted in a stall speed increas...

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by grandtheftaero
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dumb Question About Sidestick Controllers
Replies: 24
Views: 3885

RE: Dumb Question About Sidestick Controllers

Contrary to popular belief using a left-handed side-stick is a tough time, often fraught with panic and confusion. In fact when Airbus first introduced the side-stick there was world-wide shortage of cognitive psychologist because Airbus hired all of them to help pilots adapt the fearful and uncommo...

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by grandtheftaero
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are The Small Bars On Top Of Doors?
Replies: 8
Views: 7364

RE: What Are The Small Bars On Top Of Doors?

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by grandtheftaero
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unique Features Of The GE90?
Replies: 25
Views: 15396

RE: Unique Features Of The GE90?

Check out GE90 Theatre <a href="http://www.geae.com/education/theatre/ge90/">http://www.geae.com/education/theatre/ge90/</a> and while you're there check out GEnx Theatre <a href="http://www.geae.com/education/theatre/genx/">http://www.geae.com/education/theatre/genx/</a> <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTE...

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by grandtheftaero
Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Afrl Starts Work On Stealthy Tanker Design
Replies: 17
Views: 4430

RE: Afrl Starts Work On Stealthy Tanker Design

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by grandtheftaero
Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: My Proposal For Reducing Impact Of Wake Vortices
Replies: 29
Views: 5135

RE: My Proposal For Reducing Impact Of Wake Vortices

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by grandtheftaero
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Panic Button?
Replies: 25
Views: 4807

RE: Panic Button?

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by grandtheftaero
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 100000 Lb After Bunering Turbo Jet?
Replies: 11
Views: 6509

RE: 100000 Lb After Bunering Turbo Jet?

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by grandtheftaero
Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Purpose Of Cowling Fin
Replies: 59
Views: 25178

RE: Purpose Of Cowling Fin

My comment about the Honda design is now irrelevant because the moderators have deleted the postings about the HondaJet however the quoted abstract may still be of value to those who are interested in over-wing mounted engines.

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by grandtheftaero
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Purpose Of Cowling Fin
Replies: 59
Views: 25178

RE: Purpose Of Cowling Fin

The Honda design is pure hotness... common thinking is that putting the engine over the wings is not a good idea but check out the following abstract from an AIAA Journal of Aircraft paper written by the Honda R&D guys: <i> Wave-Drag Characteristics of an Over-the-Wing Nacelle Business-Jet Configura...

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by grandtheftaero
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is 1X Kilonewton In Horsepower?
Replies: 29
Views: 74725

RE: What Is 1X Kilonewton In Horsepower?

Awesome thread guys... <i>this is what tech/ops is all about</i>. I just checked in with a principle cycle designer here at <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> and unfortunately I have to take sides. The bottom line: a jet engine does do work to the air. There is a net kinetic ...

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by grandtheftaero
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbofan C02 Emissions
Replies: 4
Views: 3327

RE: Turbofan C02 Emissions

Emissions are part of the certification process. In fact emissions is one of the key drivers in engine technology research now. Europeans are very concerned with this issue so not surprisingly they are the best source for info. Look here for more emissions data than you can shake a stick at: <a href...

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by grandtheftaero
Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 100000 Lb After Bunering Turbo Jet?
Replies: 11
Views: 6509

RE: 100000 Lb After Bunering Turbo Jet?

Actually... theoretically anything is possible if you're just talking about the thermodynamic cycle. In my college vehicle design class I designed a cycle for a modified GE90 with an afterburner. Get this... the thrust with afterburner ~400k lb!!! The computer-based cycle deck said it work would lik...

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by grandtheftaero
Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How About Passenger Cabin Ejection?
Replies: 31
Views: 7376

RE: How About Passenger Cabin Ejection?

Let's do some rough math, shall we? Operating Empty Weight of a 747-400 Freighter: 361,700 lb Operating Empty Weight of a 747-400 Pax: 397,000 lb (419 tri-class interior) I assume the difference between the two (35,300 lb) is weight of the seats and other pax-specific equipment. Now I add the weight...

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by grandtheftaero
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How About Passenger Cabin Ejection?
Replies: 31
Views: 7376

RE: How About Passenger Cabin Ejection?

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by grandtheftaero
Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would Gigantic Parachutes Help A Powerless Jet?
Replies: 68
Views: 11129

RE: Would Gigantic Parachutes Help A Powerless Jet?

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by grandtheftaero
Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Purpose Of Cowling Fin
Replies: 59
Views: 25178

RE: Purpose Of Cowling Fin

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by grandtheftaero
Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Purpose Of Cowling Fin
Replies: 59
Views: 25178

RE: Purpose Of Cowling Fin

Ah... very observant... before people start wildly speculating let me post this well-written article about (drum role) <b>Nacelle Strakes</b>!!! from Dick Shevell's AIAA paper <u>Aerodynamic Bugs: Can CFD Spray Them Away</u>: "DC-10 wind tunnel tests showed a significant loss in maximum lift coeffic...

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by grandtheftaero
Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Importance Of A Master's Degree
Replies: 10
Views: 2029

RE: Importance Of A Master's Degree

That was a bit glib.

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by grandtheftaero
Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Importance Of A Master's Degree
Replies: 10
Views: 2029

Importance Of A Master's Degree

Hey all, Seems the fad nowadays is for young people to go out and get graduate level degrees just for the sake of getting them (i.e. something else to have on a resume). I'm an engineer about 2 years out of college and it seems like that's the rage among my peers. I wanted to know what you guys thou...

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by grandtheftaero
Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B2 Bomber Your Favorite Aspect
Replies: 5
Views: 3468

RE: B2 Bomber Your Favorite Aspect

Gotta be the shape! The flying wing is dead sexy and it let's the uninitiated public know that there is more to airplanes than just tubes with wings.

--Shane

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by grandtheftaero
Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Speak German...hissyfit On Ebaums
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

RE: Anyone Speak German...hissyfit On Ebaums

Holy shitballs!!! That's the wierdest/funniest video I've seen on the web in a while.

Parents, make sure your computer-savvy kids get a chance to play outside and get plenty of sunshine and fresh air!  Silly

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by grandtheftaero
Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 Wing Tips And Their Down Facing Counterparts
Replies: 6
Views: 8663

RE: MD11 Wing Tips And Their Down Facing Counterparts

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by grandtheftaero
Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Comparing Baby Bus And Baby Boeing.
Replies: 17
Views: 4166

RE: Comparing Baby Bus And Baby Boeing.

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by grandtheftaero
Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Comparing Baby Bus And Baby Boeing.
Replies: 17
Views: 4166

RE: Comparing Baby Bus And Baby Boeing.

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by grandtheftaero
Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Change In Engine Sounds At Max Power
Replies: 17
Views: 5428

RE: Change In Engine Sounds At Max Power

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by grandtheftaero
Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Change In Engine Sounds At Max Power
Replies: 17
Views: 5428

RE: Change In Engine Sounds At Max Power

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by grandtheftaero
Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Challenger Disaster 20 Years Ago Today
Replies: 18
Views: 4469

RE: Challenger Disaster 20 Years Ago Today

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by grandtheftaero
Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Change In Engine Sounds At Max Power
Replies: 17
Views: 5428

RE: Change In Engine Sounds At Max Power

Should you ever get to be on board an airplane during a high-power ground run I recommend you take a stroll from the flight deck to the aft galley. You can actually hear the different kinds of sound a jet engine makes. Inlet aero noise at the front of the plane. Mechanical and combustion noise near ...

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by grandtheftaero
Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parachuting From Large Planes?
Replies: 35
Views: 4247

RE: Parachuting From Large Planes?

Here's some interesting info about parachute egress issues on the C-17: <i>The C-17 can carry 102 parachutists at any one time. Dual door exists allow these parachutists to deploy the aircraft in 55 seconds. On 12 August 1994, during routine development flight testing at Edwards AFB, <acronym title=...

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by grandtheftaero
Sun Jan 22, 2006 4:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are These Called?
Replies: 29
Views: 6295

RE: What Are These Called?

An interesting fact about flap track fairings is that in addition to reducing profile drag (as would be expected) they also reduce transonic wave drag by brining the area distribution of the aircraft closer to ideal. Source: <a href="http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/aerodynamics/q0240.shtml">htt...

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by grandtheftaero
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did Wings Ever Fail On An Airliner?
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RE: Did Wings Ever Fail On An Airliner?

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