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by speedracer1407
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Diesels And General Aviation; Why So Rare?
Replies: 22
Views: 7789

Diesels And General Aviation; Why So Rare?

I was cruising around the Diamond Star websight a while back and was reminded of some questions i've been harboring about the rarity of diesel-powered aircraft. Just about everything that's designed to run at constant speed and powered by a piston engine is powered by a diesel. Modern turbodiesels a...

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by speedracer1407
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Destroyed For Criticizing Airbus
Replies: 132
Views: 27218

RE: Destroyed For Criticizing Airbus

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by speedracer1407
Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Sidesticks Make Mech Backup Impossible?
Replies: 51
Views: 7558

RE: Why Do Sidesticks Make Mech Backup Impossible?

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by speedracer1407
Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Sidesticks Make Mech Backup Impossible?
Replies: 51
Views: 7558

RE: Why Do Sidesticks Make Mech Backup Impossible?

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by speedracer1407
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is "lahso" On Airport Diagram Charts?
Replies: 20
Views: 11214

RE: What Is "lahso" On Airport Diagram Charts?

Question about LAHSO: Both controlers and pilots must be prepared for the unexpected, so what happens if a large get accepts LAHSO, then floats on landing, suffers a severe brake or other mechanical problem that results in either a longer than expected landing rollout or a late goaround that extends...

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by speedracer1407
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding Efficiency And Acceleration
Replies: 6
Views: 3953

RE: Question Regarding Efficiency And Acceleration

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by speedracer1407
Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding Efficiency And Acceleration
Replies: 6
Views: 3953

RE: Question Regarding Efficiency And Acceleration

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by speedracer1407
Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330/340 Landing Question.
Replies: 3
Views: 5475

RE: A330/340 Landing Question.

I'm not a pilot or engineer, but after reading every post on Techops and asking plenty of silly questions for 3 years, I feel comfortable saying that any landing on a large jet in which the Main landing gear touches down, then bounces up for 2-3 seconds before touching down again is an undesirable l...

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by speedracer1407
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake Smoothness
Replies: 26
Views: 2614

Autobrake Smoothness

Ok, here's a silly question that's been bugging me for some time now. It's my understanding that an SOP landing in pretty much any commercial jet included the use of autobrakes. As modern autobrakes are programmed to apply a set deceleration rate corresponding to the A/B setting, I would assume that...

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by speedracer1407
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff/landing In Snowstorm--limits?
Replies: 10
Views: 14364

RE: Takeoff/landing In Snowstorm--limits?

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by speedracer1407
Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff/landing In Snowstorm--limits?
Replies: 10
Views: 14364

Takeoff/landing In Snowstorm--limits?

I was shocked this tuesday when my flight aboard a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> 733 took off from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> during a snowstorm with minimal delay. Whatever delay we had was due to the plane's...

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by speedracer1407
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 744 (and Others) FPM Descent Range At Touchdown
Replies: 21
Views: 12264

RE: 744 (and Others) FPM Descent Range At Touchdown

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by speedracer1407
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Engines (without The Fan)
Replies: 8
Views: 4245

RE: Jet Engines (without The Fan)

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by speedracer1407
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About MD-11 Nose Gear.
Replies: 7
Views: 7652

RE: Question About MD-11 Nose Gear.

You can see the very same thing on many cars; It's caused by the caster angle. On a car's front suspension, either the strut or control arms are arranged in such a way that the upper attatchment point (to the body) is further aft than the lower attatchment point (to the wheel). When the wheels are t...

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by speedracer1407
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spacial Disorientation (research)
Replies: 10
Views: 2556

RE: Spacial Disorientation (research)

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by speedracer1407
Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetliners With Lowest Takeoff And Landing Speeds?
Replies: 27
Views: 23710

RE: Jetliners With Lowest Takeoff And Landing Speeds?

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by speedracer1407
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetliners With Lowest Takeoff And Landing Speeds?
Replies: 27
Views: 23710

RE: Jetliners With Lowest Takeoff And Landing Speeds?

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by speedracer1407
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust Before Landing:dangerous?
Replies: 40
Views: 11642

RE: Reverse Thrust Before Landing:dangerous?

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by speedracer1407
Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Jumbo - Engine Explosion Over Sydney?
Replies: 67
Views: 25630

RE: Qantas Jumbo - Engine Explosion Over Sydney?

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by speedracer1407
Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Things That Make Me Go Hmmm....on A320 No:2
Replies: 15
Views: 5622

RE: Things That Make Me Go Hmmm....on A320 No:2

Wing, THis reminds me of a a 2 leg flight I had a few years ago. We took off from <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym>, and landed at <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP<...

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by speedracer1407
Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Criminal Prosecution Of Crew Following Accident.
Replies: 46
Views: 5502

RE: Criminal Prosecution Of Crew Following Accident.

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by speedracer1407
Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bird Strike
Replies: 19
Views: 6653

RE: Bird Strike

I wish I could find the pictures, but I know they've been posted around here before. A 767 was struck by a few birds (at least, I think it was more than one), and one of them penetrated the fuselage right under the captain's windsheild, busting up his side of the instrument panel. there are some gre...

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by speedracer1407
Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Criminal Prosecution Of Crew Following Accident.
Replies: 46
Views: 5502

RE: Criminal Prosecution Of Crew Following Accident.

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by speedracer1407
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Criminal Prosecution Of Crew Following Accident.
Replies: 46
Views: 5502

RE: Criminal Prosecution Of Crew Following Acciden

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by speedracer1407
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Some New Light Aircraft Still Have Carbs?
Replies: 6
Views: 6006

RE: Why Some New Light Aircraft Still Have Carbs?

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by speedracer1407
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help With Physics/forces On Cruising Jet Airliner
Replies: 22
Views: 4359

RE: Help With Physics/forces On Cruising Jet Airliner

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by speedracer1407
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The VC-10NG Dreamliner
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

RE: The VC-10NG Dreamliner

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by speedracer1407
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RE: Why Should They Be Allowed This?
Replies: 37
Views: 5875

RE: Why Should They Be Allowed This?

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by speedracer1407
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The VC-10NG Dreamliner
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

RE: The VC-10NG Dreamliner

Well from previous discussions on the topic, it's my understanding that the primary reasons are weight-related: -Two or more engines out back necessitate a high-mounted horizontal stabilizer, which requires greater structural weight throughout the vertical stabilizer to support it. -The rear empanag...

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by speedracer1407
Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autothrottle Movement Of Staggered Throttles
Replies: 11
Views: 6636

RE: Autothrottle Movement Of Staggered Throttles

Thanks folks....all that info was exactly what I was looking for. It seems that, in general, on non-FADEC planes, manually set throttle stagger is maintained by the autothrottle. But... 411A's description of the L-1011's different modes seems different from other types. Is it actaully different, or ...

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by speedracer1407
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autothrottle Movement Of Staggered Throttles
Replies: 11
Views: 6636

Autothrottle Movement Of Staggered Throttles

Sorry for the cumbersom topic title. it's my understanding that all boeing autothrottles move the levers unlike Airbus ATs. If the throttles are staggered for whatever reason, such as to account for rigging on older non-FADEC models, does the autothrottle realign the throttle lever positions so that...

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by speedracer1407
Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical G-Forces For A Commercial Flight?
Replies: 13
Views: 76365

RE: Typical G-Forces For A Commercial Flight?

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by speedracer1407
Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rear Engine-out Handling Characteristics
Replies: 20
Views: 4082

Rear Engine-out Handling Characteristics

A common sense layman understanding (like mine) of engine-out handling charactersitics suggests that aircraft with wing mounted engines require higher Vmc and/or restricted power settings on the good engine than aircraft with rear mounted engines. However, I seem to recall reading that the longitudi...

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by speedracer1407
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fire Alarms In Cargo/baggage Area - What To Do?
Replies: 28
Views: 9211

RE: Fire Alarms In Cargo/baggage Area - What To Do?

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by speedracer1407
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Light Aircraft Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 8174

RE: Light Aircraft Brakes

ThirtyEcho, Hmm...I think my lack of experience flying anything makes it hard for me to explain the scenario that I envision...or perhaps the scenario doesn't exist. After all...seems like slowing from 50 kts wouldn't require braking at all. The only time i've ever been in anything other than a comm...

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by speedracer1407
Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Light Aircraft Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 8174

Light Aircraft Brakes

Obviously, large aircraft braking systems are fairly incredible. However, due to operational requirments and practical engineering limitations, they can provide only one MTOW takeoff abort or MLW rollout before loosing effectiveness due to heat or starting fires. I can't envision a scenario in which...

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by speedracer1407
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Video: Wingtip Vortice Or Wind Sheer?
Replies: 12
Views: 3460

RE: Video: Wingtip Vortice Or Wind Sheer?

Wait...while my previous post made no specific assumtions about the reason behind the NWA 757's visually dramatic go around, I should probably also point out that the video shows the succcessful landing afterwards, which displayed the same seemingly dramatic left-right roll inputs--right down to the...

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by speedracer1407
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Video: Wingtip Vortice Or Wind Sheer?
Replies: 12
Views: 3460

RE: Video: Wingtip Vortice Or Wind Sheer?

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by speedracer1407
Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SR-71 Upturned Wigtips
Replies: 29
Views: 6223

RE: SR-71 Upturned Wigtips

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by speedracer1407
Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pitch Up (or Down) After Disegage Of Autopilot
Replies: 21
Views: 7490

RE: Pitch Up (or Down) After Disegage Of Autopilot

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by speedracer1407
Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Identify This
Replies: 476
Views: 23453

RE: Identify This

Is that a stinson OY-2 (L-5G)?

Something about the prob hub doowacky doesn't look right, but those "nostrils" certainly do fit.

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by speedracer1407
Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pitch Up (or Down) After Disegage Of Autopilot
Replies: 21
Views: 7490

RE: Pitch Up (or Down) After Disegage Of Autopilot

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by speedracer1407
Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Powerful Aircraft Powerplant Ever Designed?
Replies: 67
Views: 21349

RE: Most Powerful Aircraft Powerplant Ever Designed?

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by speedracer1407
Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Powerful Aircraft Powerplant Ever Designed?
Replies: 67
Views: 21349

RE: Most Powerful Aircraft Powerplant Ever Designed?

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by speedracer1407
Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Powerful Aircraft Powerplant Ever Designed?
Replies: 67
Views: 21349

RE: Most Powerful Aircraft Powerplant Ever Designed?

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by speedracer1407
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Relationship Between DC-8 And DC-9 Fuse
Replies: 3
Views: 6278

Relationship Between DC-8 And DC-9 Fuse

A recent thread about the DC-8 in CivAv suggests that, after extensive redesign from the failed tanker program to commercial production, the plane was made marginally wider than the 707 and had 6 abreast seating. I've always thought that the DC-8 and DC-9 had had a structural relationship similar to...

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by speedracer1407
Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continental 737-300 Cockpit Question
Replies: 12
Views: 12710

RE: Continental 737-300 Cockpit Question

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by speedracer1407
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Other Uses Of Airplane Engines?
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RE: Other Uses Of Airplane Engines?

I thought I might add the Howmet turbine LeMans racer of the late 60s. When I was 15 and a raging car nut, a family friend who worked for the independent automotive engineer, Bob McKee, took me to his "office" to see the Howmet being restored. Unfortunately, I had neither the knowledge or the perspe...

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by speedracer1407
Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sexist Opinions?
Replies: 54
Views: 3745

RE: Sexist Opinions?

On a recent flight as a passenger on a 737, our captain was a woman of particularly petit stature. My mom, who is similarly petit, has a hard time finding a comfortable car to drive; as a result, she's driven VWs for 10 years because they're some of the only cars with short enough seat bottoms and a...

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by speedracer1407
Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 SP A Waste?
Replies: 56
Views: 6413

RE: 747 SP A Waste?

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