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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favourite 3 Aircraft Of Wwii
Replies: 47
Views: 7322

RE: Favourite 3 Aircraft Of Wwii

1. F4U Corsair
2. B-29 Superfortess
3. P-38 Lightning

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Use Inflight
Replies: 19
Views: 6690

RE: APU Use Inflight

Could be the packs as there is a similar less noticeable trail on the other side of the tail. Could it possibly be water from a galley or lav drain? Not sure.

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrusters
Replies: 14
Views: 18413

RE: Reverse Thrusters

Don't worry about it. We all had to learn sometime. It's great to have a place to come and find out what you want to know.

There are several great threads on htis in the tech/ops section of this forum.
Please go there and search for "thrust reverser".

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spoilers/speed Brakes Question?
Replies: 14
Views: 8924

RE: Spoilers/speed Brakes Question?

There are several threads already in tech ops about spoilers. I agree with Modesto2 about spoiler usage by the pilots. You will see the spoilers work in concert with the ailerons during final approach on most commercial planes. This is automatic and is not initiated by the pilots as a spoiler comman...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Suppose This Happened?
Replies: 26
Views: 6987

RE: How Do You Suppose This Happened?

Philsquares I'm sure we'll never know what really happened. I was just trying to front a plausible theory for what we saw in the pic. I can't come up with one that is mechanically related although I'm open to theories. According to Erwin972 the pilot reported 'some system not set right and they had ...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Window Heat Inoperative?
Replies: 15
Views: 4512

RE: Window Heat Inoperative?

Bio15 <i>Greasespot, it's interesting that window heat will add impact resistance to the windows. I would think it adds elasticity to the window thus lessening the chance of shattering. Is this correct? </i> It is absolutely correct. BTW great posts Greasespot, Airplay, and SlamClick. <img src=...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Gear Up" Hight?
Replies: 32
Views: 5849

RE: "Gear Up" Hight?

<i><acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. If not this picture, then a nearly identical picture. Same optical illusion. </i> I think Ghost77 is saying that the plane is departing runway 05R which is the runway in the pic and is therefor as INNflight suggested VERY low. No optical illusion....

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid
Replies: 18
Views: 6735

RE: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid

Linemechqx Great stuff on the properties and uses of 5606 and Skydrol. Ever tried mineral oil from a drug store to relieve the burn when you get it in your eyes. Works great. Eyes are still red as hell but at least you can open it and it doesn't hurt anymore. Make sure you use an unopened bottle tho...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Suppose This Happened?
Replies: 26
Views: 6987

RE: How Do You Suppose This Happened?

Jofa You proved your point on the spinner. I still haven't heard anybody come up with a reasonable expalnation as to why an <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> with full left nosewheel and rudder deflection would stay on the runway at any point in the <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodi...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid
Replies: 18
Views: 6735

RE: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid

Goboeing

Most Boeing landing gear struts are serviced with 5606. It looks like the strut fluid is coming from the oil recharging valve.

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Window Heat Inoperative?
Replies: 15
Views: 4512

RE: Window Heat Inoperative?

Bio15

The rain repellant systems on all Boeing AC were deactivated years ago by Boeing. I'm not sure of the reason. Anyone out there care to enlighten?

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Suppose This Happened?
Replies: 26
Views: 6987

RE: How Do You Suppose This Happened?

Jofa <i>I'm glad you choose that image to illustrate your point, cus i have taken it. The exif data on the image says 1/750s, thats more than enough to get a very clear spiral/spinner on a landing aircraft.</i> How do you figure 1/750s is quick enough to show a clear spiral on a landing engine.? I'm...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Window Heat Inoperative?
Replies: 15
Views: 4512

RE: Window Heat Inoperative?

Bio15 The 767 window overheat switchlight will show INOP when the switchlight is selected off. The switches are a two position push switch and the INOP light really is an indicator of switch position - off - as well as a fault indicator when the switch is pushed on. If it were a fault it could be di...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Suppose This Happened?
Replies: 26
Views: 6987

RE: How Do You Suppose This Happened?

Philsquares

Why would the crew have taken the plane immediately after this incident if there was an engine failure or any other system failure for that matter?

Dl757md

[Edited 2004-05-31 03:31:31]

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Suppose This Happened?
Replies: 26
Views: 6987

RE: How Do You Suppose This Happened?

Jofa The silver spinners on engines 1 and 3 appear silver because they have a white rotation indicator painted on them. When the engine is running the indicator appears blurred and when the engine isn't running it appears as a spiral as on the #4 engine of the incident plane. These rotation indicato...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off
Replies: 16
Views: 5063

RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

ERWIN972 Would you please post on the following thread the exact state of the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> in the first pic. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1590176/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/15...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Suppose This Happened?
Replies: 26
Views: 6987

RE: How Do You Suppose This Happened?

VC-10 I'm not sure. Would he have gotten those EICAS MSGS had he never started #4 or only in the event of a shutdown? I must admit I'm not familiar with the 747, but have worked 37/57/67 and have never gotten these EICAS MSGS when doing a single engine <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX<...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Suppose This Happened?
Replies: 26
Views: 6987

RE: How Do You Suppose This Happened?

Also there would be no N1, <acronym title="Aerolineas Internacionales SA de CV (Mexico)">N2</acronym>, EGT, oil press, oil temp, <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym>, and VIB indications either. That doesn't explain the FACT that the #4 engine is not turning in this picture. The following i...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off
Replies: 16
Views: 5063

RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

check out my reply on another thread.
https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1590176/

[Edited 2004-05-31 01:08:08]

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Gear Up" Hight?
Replies: 32
Views: 5849

RE: "Gear Up" Hight?

Why is that so silly?

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Well Are "Buy On Board" Programs Doing?
Replies: 48
Views: 7215

RE: How Well Are "Buy On Board" Programs Doing?

AirframeAS IMO <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> would not require their FAs to serve BOB if there weren't some financial benefit to <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym>. Most FAs I've spoken to about BOB say that it's a pain but that they feel they are ...

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 5:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Gear Up" Hight?
Replies: 32
Views: 5849

RE: "Gear Up" Hight?

I'm not sure, but if you look closely it appears that the shadow of the aircraft is on the runway that is visible indicating that it is indeed taking off from that runway.

[Edited 2004-05-30 22:34:02]

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by dl757md
Mon May 31, 2004 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Suppose This Happened?
Replies: 26
Views: 6987

RE: How Do You Suppose This Happened?

Just a guess but it appears that number 4 engine is not running. The pilot has full left rudder and full left nose steering with the tiller to offset the resulting asymmetric thrust. If he didn't have asymmetric thrust that plane wouldn't be going straight down the runway with full left nose steerin...

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by dl757md
Sun May 30, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Better BEER, Canadian Or American
Replies: 29
Views: 2178

RE: The Better BEER, Canadian Or American

I have to agree with Srbmod about Canadian mass market beers being better.
Haven't been up north in a while. Does Molson still make Brador? That was some good beer eh?

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by dl757md
Sun May 30, 2004 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ATL-MAN Reg.
Replies: 12
Views: 2526

RE: DL ATL-MAN Reg.

May 29 ship 192 scheduled
May 30 ship 184 scheduled

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by dl757md
Thu May 27, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route
Replies: 107
Views: 7591

RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

It was in Oct 1984, Quebec Air, 737-200, <acronym title="Quebec - Jean Lesage International (YQB / CYQB), Canada - Quebec">YQB</acronym>-<acronym title="Sept-Iles (YZV / CYZV), Canada - Quebec">YZV</acronym>-<acronym title="Wabush (YWK / CYWK), Canada - Newfoundland">YWK</acronym>. Going skiing. <br...

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by dl757md
Thu May 27, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Takeoff Roll
Replies: 15
Views: 2304

RE: Shortest Takeoff Roll

Took off the other day out of SLC on 767-300ER with about 160 empty seats. 12 seconds from throttle up to mains breaking ground! Did have about a 15-20kt rolling start and a pretty brisk headwind.

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by dl757md
Thu May 27, 2004 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's MD-90s
Replies: 22
Views: 4161

RE: DL's MD-90s

DL has 16 md-90s. Their plan was to phase them out by 2006 for a number of reasons including dispatch reliabilty, parts availability, and fleet simplification. I'm not sure what the current status of the phase out isnow, but I know they'll still be with us after 2006. They really are not a bad airpl...

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by dl757md
Mon May 24, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Sound From 757
Replies: 13
Views: 4531

RE: Strange Sound From 757

KBUF737 The 737-300/400/500 as well as the 737NG have a system that has the same function as the 14th stage bleed valve on the 757. It is called the Variable Bleed Valve or VBV. There are differences between the VBV on the 300/400/500 and the VBV on the <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acron...

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by dl757md
Mon May 24, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Do Pilots Get Paid?
Replies: 19
Views: 149480

RE: How Much Do Pilots Get Paid?

This website should prove useful.

http://www.airlinepilotpay.com

Dl757md

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by dl757md
Mon May 24, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Sound From 757
Replies: 13
Views: 4531

RE: Strange Sound From 757

DAirbus Yes, this is the sound that <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> powered 757s make when they come out of reverse. Any time the engine is decelerated quickly such as from full power reverse to idle. If a pilot gets clearance to cross an active runway ...

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by dl757md
Mon May 24, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Sound From 757
Replies: 13
Views: 4531

RE: Strange Sound From 757

What you are hearing is an overpressure inside the engine being relieved through the 14th stage bleed valve. This is for <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> as I am unfamiliar with <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym>. You are very...

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