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by dl757md
Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Brakes On Nose Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 5729

RE: Brakes On Nose Wheels

The nosewheel brakes on earlier jets where removed and not included in all subsequent jets for several reasons. 1. They affected steering control adversly. 2. They where not very effective due to the small tires. They didn't add that much more braking power too the system. 3. Tires wore out quickly ...

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by dl757md
Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD90s
Replies: 20
Views: 5643

RE: Delta MD90s

<i>what's the difference between the 737-300 and 737-300G?</i> 737-300=analog cockpit acquired from Western 737-300G=glass cockpit acquired fro Germania <i>Anyways, this modification doesn't really mean much as it was forced upon by the FAA and if <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> ...

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by dl757md
Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second Airport In ATL
Replies: 18
Views: 4325

RE: Second Airport In ATL

I do agree that another airport for the <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> metro area isn't going to happen any time soon. You'll see a 6th runway on the north side of Hartsfield first. <i>The growth in Atl...

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by dl757md
Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 At GSO?
Replies: 8
Views: 4947

RE: Delta 767-300 At GSO?

The North Carolina Tar Heels chartered a 767-300 from <acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International (GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">GSO</acronym> to <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> to <acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad I...

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by dl757md
Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are These L-1011 Naca Ducts Heated?
Replies: 5
Views: 5319

RE: Are These L-1011 Naca Ducts Heated?

They are not.

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by dl757md
Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etops 757 Reqs
Replies: 7
Views: 2848

RE: Etops 757 Reqs

I mean an HF radio. Lower frequency=longer range.

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by dl757md
Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etops 757 Reqs
Replies: 7
Views: 2848

RE: Etops 757 Reqs

I know you need an <acronym title="Hapag-Lloyd (Germany)">HF</acronym> radio if not already present. An HMG (hydraulic motor generator) as an alternate source of electrical power. I'm not sure what other physical requirments there are. You also must demonstrate that you can maintain the aircraft to ...

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by dl757md
Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbofan "Negative Torque"?
Replies: 7
Views: 8119

RE: Turbofan "Negative Torque"?

I guess by negative torque you mean does the airflow into the engine ever drive the engine. Without getting into great detail. The EEC uses airspeed, altitiude, throttle position, and a host of other parameters to prevent this. So normally it is not a problem. If it does occur the EEC will alter fue...

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by dl757md
Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hard Points On Airframe Question?
Replies: 6
Views: 3608

RE: Hard Points On Airframe Question?

Jacking points or pads as they are sometimes called are not usually hidden by doors. They may have covers or a bolt installed to keep out FOD. The "door" you see in the picture is actually the aft portion of the flap track fairing. The ring you've seen on the 757 wing is for connecting a safety harn...

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by dl757md
Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Runway At ATL
Replies: 17
Views: 4587

RE: New Runway At ATL

Ever see how far out it is going to be. We're talking a 15 minute taxi time at least.

The new runway is about 1 mile from the south side of the concourses. Even with crossing two runways it won't take anywhere near 15 minutes.

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by dl757md
Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Terminal Format/layout . . .
Replies: 30
Views: 4629

RE: Best Terminal Format/layout . . .

I'm surprised nobody has said <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> yet. IMHO <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> is...

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by dl757md
Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Mechanics
Replies: 22
Views: 6883

RE: Aviation Mechanics

<i>I've worked almost 4 years now, weekends and graveyard shift, and have no prospect in my seniority list(400+) of achieving weekends off in the next 3 years.</i> I've got 13 years with Delta. I've been on midnights most of the time. Currently I can't even hold midnights. I work a 7PM to 3AM shift ...

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by dl757md
Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Supercar. Production?
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

RE: Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Supercar. Production?

<Mind you Chrysler's minivans are total pieces of crap. They require a new tranny every 10,000 miles.> There was a time when I would have whole-heartedly agreed with you about that. I own a 97 Grand Caravan <acronym title="DHL Aviation (Bahrain) and HeliCusco (Peru)">ES</acronym>. The tranny went so...

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by dl757md
Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Supercar. Production?
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

RE: Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Supercar. Production?

Thanks Cwapilot.
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by dl757md
Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Supercar. Production?
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Supercar. Production?

<img src="http://automobilemag.com/photo_gallery/0403_me412_c.jpg"> <a href="http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=32&article_id=7770" target=_blank>http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=32&article_id=7770</a> <a href="http://www.supercars.net/cars/[email protected][email protected]$ME%20Four...

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by dl757md
Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Seen These Two A380 Pictures?
Replies: 71
Views: 21499

RE: Have You Seen These Two A380 Pictures?

<i>That tail doesnt look too awfully sturdy or even attached too solidly either. Looks as if its held on by just a few bolts......I think they need a lot more reinforcement than that..... </i> The vertical stab on most if not all non tail-engined large transport aircraft is held on to the fuselage w...

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by dl757md
Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Kicked Out Of School For Bush Pic
Replies: 22
Views: 3045

RE: Teacher Kicked Out Of School For Bush Pic

Jaysit Go back to the story and look at the image gallery. It shows the actual picture which appears to be the cover of a greeting card as under the photo of the president and first lady it says "with best wishes" and is signed by both the president and first lady. There is no political inference on...

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by dl757md
Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is A Redneck? Part II
Replies: 5
Views: 1805

RE: What Is A Redneck? Part II

MD-90

That is hysterically funny! The only thing better would have been if they didn't stop at all and made you go in your Bud-Light bottles.

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by dl757md
Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SLC Photo Status?
Replies: 34
Views: 2949

RE: SLC Photo Status?

I asked some guys in airport ops about photographing. They where all for it as long as you obeyed any signs and parking restrictions. Ditto from the SLC airport police.

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by dl757md
Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is A Redneck? Part II
Replies: 5
Views: 1805

What Is A Redneck? Part II

This story reminded me of the What is a redneck? thread a couple of months ago. Seemed like a perfect answer.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/features/strangenews/apress_092904_shooting.html" target=_blank>http://abclocal.go.com...

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by dl757md
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Jet Blast (Video Link Included)
Replies: 37
Views: 12679

RE: 747 Jet Blast (Video Link Included)

Are you sure that's a 747? Looks like a 777

Upon closer inspection it looks like a 767. The empanage is shaped like a 767. Also I don't think UA ever had any 777 in that livery.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Jet Blast (Video Link Included)
Replies: 37
Views: 12679

RE: 747 Jet Blast (Video Link Included)

The video is real. It was staged to demonstrate the effects of jet blast for a safety video. The engine was removed from the vehicle to make it lighter and it was towed behind the 747 by the fire truck visible in the lower left corner of the frame. The 747s engine was at T/O power. The combination o...

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by dl757md
Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miss America
Replies: 0
Views: 3503

Miss America

Does anyone out there remember a P-51 air racer that crashed at Reno back in the late 70s or early 80s? I believe it had contra-rotating props and was called Miss America. I did a search on A-net and google but couldn't find anything. Any info on this plane would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dl757md

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by dl757md
Tue Oct 05, 2004 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Trash Recycling Policies?
Replies: 7
Views: 3234

RE: Airline Trash Recycling Policies?

Delta recycles cans. The proceeds go to Habitat For Humanity. When Delta "rented" headsets the foam earpieces where replaced and the headsets reused. Delta now only sells electronic headsets for $2 that the customer can keep. These headsets have a two prong adapter for aircraft use and a stereo mini...

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by dl757md
Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Considering Getting My A&P, Should I?
Replies: 19
Views: 4730

RE: Considering Getting My A&P, Should I?

Having an A&P will definitely help you maintain your plane more economically. But would the return on your investment be positive? The thousands that you spend on the A&P would take a while to recover. Remember you're only saving labor costs. Another thing is liability. If you do become a pilot and ...

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by dl757md
Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Considering Getting My A&P, Should I?
Replies: 19
Views: 4730

RE: Considering Getting My A&P, Should I?

I have to agree with Air2gxs. I'm not sure I'd encourage someone to get their A&P right now even if it was their primary goal. They'd have to understand the prospects of some combination of low pay, bad hours, job insecurity, high responsibility, likelihood of having to relocate...It's not for every...

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by dl757md
Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Starting To Not Pay Their Bills
Replies: 29
Views: 7273

Delta Starting To Not Pay Their Bills

LSG Sky Chefs has refused to provide food service to Delta airplanes in 10 stations throughout the Delta system due to Delta being behind in their payments to LSG. Yesterday some resourceful <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> flight attendants were making sandwiches for pax in the f...

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by dl757md
Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta's 707 @ DFW
Replies: 12
Views: 5918

RE: John Travolta's 707 @ DFW

I saw him take off from DFW at 7:35PM central. Must have been been pretty light. He looked more like a 757 than a 707 judging by his rate of climb.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Fuel (Jet A1)
Replies: 21
Views: 23677

RE: Aviation Fuel (Jet A1)

lemon juice
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by dl757md
Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cascade Type Thrust Reversers?
Replies: 6
Views: 6960

RE: Cascade Type Thrust Reversers?

<i>I believe the reverser on the Thai 747-4 must have been manually opened as mentioned by LMP737 because the photo clearly shows that only the outboard side of the cowling is moved aft ... IMO. </i> I agree the photo does clearly show that the inboard reverser half is stowed while the outboard half...

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by dl757md
Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where Are There Any FS9 L-1011's And DC-10's?
Replies: 3
Views: 14534

RE: Where Are There Any FS9 L-1011's And DC-10's?

Flightsim.com has many of both types.

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds/main/menuchoo.htm

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visible Combustion
Replies: 17
Views: 1893

RE: Visible Combustion

<i>but to me they look more like flames coming directly from the injectors.</i> You wouldn't be able to see the flames in the combustion chambers as they are ahead of the turbine section. It could be flames that are exiting the turbine due to incomplete combustion in the cans that you are seeing but...

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by dl757md
Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visible Combustion
Replies: 17
Views: 1893

RE: Visible Combustion

What you're seeing is likely not combustion rather it is the aft turbine stage blades glowing because of the extreme heat they are subjected to at T/O.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Ahead For SLC With Delta?
Replies: 47
Views: 6015

RE: What Is Ahead For SLC With Delta?

No upgrades for OMA. In fact they will loose all mainline delta and become a DCI city only.

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by dl757md
Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thinking Of Going To Schoool For Avionics
Replies: 14
Views: 5119

RE: Thinking Of Going To Schoool For Avionics

Avioniker I agree that a job seeker with the most credentials will be the most sought after by an employer. The point I was trying to make about getting the job you want after only getting the FCC license and then pursuing the A&P later is that aviation hiring especially among the majors is very cyc...

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by dl757md
Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming DL Fleet Retirements
Replies: 48
Views: 6627

RE: Upcoming DL Fleet Retirements

Syncmaster brings up an interesting proposition...<i>Maybe they will add some CR9's to take place of the 732, what kind of extra training do the flight crews need for CR9's as compared to the CRJ/CR7? </i> While I think this to be an improbable outcome for mainline <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (U...

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by dl757md
Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thinking Of Going To Schoool For Avionics
Replies: 14
Views: 5119

RE: Thinking Of Going To Schoool For Avionics

I went to Westwood when it was known as Colorado Aero Tech. I got my A&P and hired on with Delta. After several years of the shops, hangar, layoff I decided to get my avionics training. That allowed me to go to line mtc. I've been by far the happiest on the line. The variety keeps it interesting and...

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by dl757md
Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announcement Now Playing; Listen Here Free!
Replies: 131
Views: 11039

RE: Delta Announcement Now Playing; Listen Here Free!

<i>True, but I'm sure you're also aware that aircraft require certain "components" (if you will) in order to facilitate ETOPS and/or overwater operations: hardware which often times is easier to purchase than retrofit.....</i> I'm not aware of any major component changes or additions that <acronym t...

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by dl757md
Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announcement Now Playing; Listen Here Free!
Replies: 131
Views: 11039

RE: Delta Announcement Now Playing; Listen Here Free!

<i>"do they have any 757 w/ ETOPS?" I just heard from a buddy in <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> management that they are looking at several 757s with ETOPS to be picked up on leases.</i> ETOPS isn't associated with the specific aircraft. That is to say t...

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by dl757md
Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 737 Returns To EWR After Hydraulic Failure
Replies: 17
Views: 5342

RE: CO 737 Returns To EWR After Hydraulic Failure

While the article makes no mention of a failed tire the 737 is prone to hydraulic failure due to either FOD or pieces of tire rupturing hydraulic lines above the main gear. I've seen a 737-300 that lost A and B systems on T/O from this and returned using standby only.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Wed Aug 25, 2004 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Emergency Landing/engine Fire Last Night?
Replies: 5
Views: 5293

RE: Delta Emergency Landing/engine Fire Last Night?

During engine start the ground crew signaled fire and the cockpit crew noticed EGT rising above normal but never exceeding limits. A shutdown was initiated and they were towed back to the gate. The aircraft never taxied let alone attempted takeoff. The engine was later started successfully by <acron...

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by dl757md
Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fastener Engineering
Replies: 2
Views: 2297

Fastener Engineering

Does anyone know a formula to figure out the amount of holding force produced by a threaded fastener given the thread pitch, diameter, and torque values?

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About Emergency Lighting
Replies: 12
Views: 11162

RE: Question About Emergency Lighting

I can't remember for sure but I think it is designed to last for 30 minutes. I know the time is mandated by the FAA I'm just not sure if it is 30 mins. Anybody else confirm or refute? As for whether or not the emergency lights were turned of in this case they probably were. Flight crews and <acronym...

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by dl757md
Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Do You Think The New Delta Will Look Like?
Replies: 3
Views: 6544

What Do You Think The New Delta Will Look Like?

There are so many rumors going around here at Delta with little if any more hard facts than what has been announced publicly so far. So based on what you've seen in the news or here on A.net what will Delta become in the coming months or years.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: RC B-52
Replies: 9
Views: 5230

RE: RC B-52

Try this.
http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Giant_B52/B52_flight2.wmv

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by dl757md
Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Install Leather Seats In Coach
Replies: 86
Views: 12312

RE: Delta To Install Leather Seats In Coach

<b>Delta started cycling aircraft through maintaince every 30 days instead of 70 in an effort to extend the planes lifes and improve their appearance.</b> Just goes to show you can't believe everything you read in the papers.....even WSJ. Although I doubt Delta would give them the following info. De...

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by dl757md
Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flyaway Tube Assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 2813

RE: Flyaway Tube Assembly

Never heard the term flyaway "tube". A flyaway kit is generally a supply of parts, expendables, and or tools that are flown with the aircraft to facilitate mtc. in the event of trouble at a place where these items would otherwise be unavailable. For instance <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL...

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by dl757md
Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Free-turbine Turboprop - What Makes It Turn?
Replies: 14
Views: 27309

RE: Free-turbine Turboprop - What Makes It Turn?

<I>Some free turbines use concentric shafts, don't they? If the gases flow front to back, and the prop's at the front, wouldn't it have to?</I> Actually the intake is aft and the flow of air through the engine is back to front with exhaust exiting the front. That is why you see the large curved, usu...

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by dl757md
Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Free-turbine Turboprop - What Makes It Turn?
Replies: 14
Views: 27309

RE: Free-turbine Turboprop - What Makes It Turn?

Unlike multi shaft turbine engines which have concentric shafts, freeturbine turbo props have their shafts in a tandem arrangement. The power section contains a compressor section and turbine section which are on a common shaft. The load section, which has a turbine that drives the propeller, is on ...

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by dl757md
Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Bumpy Ride
Replies: 62
Views: 7396

RE: Delta's Bumpy Ride

SHUPirate1

The Delta pilots are the only major unionized group at Delta. The dispatchers are also unionized but I think they number fewer than 200.

XFSUgimpLB41X

The company is asking the pilots for work rule and benefit concessions in addition to wage concessions.

Dl757md

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