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by speedracer1407
Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "useless" Gen Av Fuel Gauges
Replies: 40
Views: 5219

"useless" Gen Av Fuel Gauges

After reading this forum for a couple years, I've heard many General Aviation gauges referred to as innacurate and even useless. While it is, of course, a good idea to check fuel levels in any plane (via dipstick or whatever), I wonder why small cessna and the like don't install accurate fuel gauges...

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by speedracer1407
Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slippery Slope Of Plane Crashes
Replies: 27
Views: 9844

RE: Slippery Slope Of Plane Crashes

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by speedracer1407
Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pressurization
Replies: 25
Views: 3195

RE: Pressurization

Seems to me like much of the "chaos" in hollywood decompression scenes involves the ludicrus notion that pilots suddenly lose control and plummet to earth. My favorite is the otherwise excellent Bond movie, Goldfinger. In one of the final scenes, Bond and Goldfinger wrestle over a gun, it fires, bre...

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by speedracer1407
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why 2 Trim Switches Per Yoke
Replies: 39
Views: 20738

RE: Why 2 Trim Switches Per Yoke

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by speedracer1407
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-500/600 Rudder
Replies: 15
Views: 5107

RE: A340-500/600 Rudder

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by speedracer1407
Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA MD-80 Avionics-related Diversion
Replies: 7
Views: 6882

RE: AA MD-80 Avionics-related Diversion

Bri2K1, I too am surprised by your experience with <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80s. Though I also only fly <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> about half the time, it still amounts to about a dozen legs or so a year. Not once have I experienced a delay of any kind ...

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by speedracer1407
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Aviation Physics Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 8533

RE: The Aviation Physics Thread

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by speedracer1407
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Idle And Ground Idle
Replies: 11
Views: 30092

Flight Idle And Ground Idle

After reading a different thread, I was reminded that I still don't know the what accounts for the difference between flight and ground idle; hopefully, I have the terminology correct. I have a few questions: Assuming flight Idle is generally higher than ground idle, what causes the difference? Is i...

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by speedracer1407
Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Few MD-80 Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 9319

RE: A Few MD-80 Questions

Just got back from a couple legs as a passenger on <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80s, and i was surprised at how noisy the slats where on retraction. They made a loud mechanical whirring noise, followed by...well not quite a thud, but close. This happened not long after takeoff; a min...

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by speedracer1407
Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: EssentialPowr Leaves/Stays
Replies: 23
Views: 678

RE: EssentialPowr Leaves/Stays

I've been away from the forums for a few days, and after catching up, I see why you're taking this poll. I vote no if you insist on turning threads into adversarial debates. For example, Citing Starlionblue's posts as indicative of this forum's "Chronic problems," as you have, is both counterproduct...

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by speedracer1407
Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why MD80/DC9 Series Engines Are Tilted?
Replies: 14
Views: 9014

RE: Why MD80/DC9 Series Engines Are Tilted?

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by speedracer1407
Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vertical F-15 Climb-what's The ATC Like?
Replies: 23
Views: 21510

RE: Vertical F-15 Climb-what's The ATC Like?

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by speedracer1407
Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Setting Flaps For Takeoff While Taxiing?
Replies: 64
Views: 12481

RE: Setting Flaps For Takeoff While Taxiing?

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by speedracer1407
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why MD80/DC9 Series Engines Are Tilted?
Replies: 14
Views: 9014

RE: Why MD80/DC9 Series Engines Are Tilted?

Curvature of the earth? That's pretty funny. Based on other threads on this subject that I've read, It's my understanding that local airflow at the back of the plane dictates that the engine intakes point up a bit to maximize efficiency. Notice also that when viewed from above, an <acronym title="Ai...

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by speedracer1407
Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EPR Vs N1
Replies: 11
Views: 21748

RE: EPR Vs N1

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by speedracer1407
Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P&W JT8D Idle Sound "Vaccuum Cleaner"
Replies: 10
Views: 5828

RE: P&W JT8D Idle Sound "Vaccuum Cleaner"

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by speedracer1407
Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Windsheer (or Microburst) Recovery Techniques
Replies: 3
Views: 6369

Windsheer (or Microburst) Recovery Techniques

Hey folks, Of course, modern weather prediction and analysis, pilot training, and lessons from past disasters go a long way to ensure that todays airliners and their pilots are (hopefully) never put into a situation where they have to recover from serious windsheer conditions on final approach. But,...

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by speedracer1407
Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 707 Flight Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 6610

RE: 707 Flight Controls

Thank you all for your posts, I learned a lot. I'd though I had the fundamentals down for basic things like attitude controls; turns out I didnt. One question though: <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3...

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by speedracer1407
Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FL 717 Takeoff Power Application Question.
Replies: 10
Views: 5026

RE: FL 717 Takeoff Power Application Question.

in my experience, based on both my observations aboard various flights and similar questions that I've asked on this forum, the spool-up speed is mostly dependent on the pilot. Old, slow spooling turbojets or very low bypass are, I think, a different story. But modern, FADEC controled engine, as far...

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by speedracer1407
Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 707 Flight Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 6610

RE: 707 Flight Controls

Thanks for your replies, folks. I'm a bit confused about what these mechanisms are that help reduce effort in roll control, however. Here's what I <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> familiar with, just to clarify and simplify any potential replies: Control tabs, as on DC-9s and spoilerons for ...

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by speedracer1407
Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 707 Flight Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 6610

707 Flight Controls

I seem to recall reading on this forum and elsewhere that the 707's Flight controls were not hydraulically assisted (or atleast some of them weren't). Some of you may recall my curiousity about the DC-9 family's control tabs, and my question here is roughly the same. If such a relatively large aircr...

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by speedracer1407
Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why The Airbus A380 Has Only Two Thrust Reverser?
Replies: 102
Views: 38556

RE: Why The Airbus A380 Has Only Two Thrust Reverser?

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by speedracer1407
Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why The Airbus A380 Has Only Two Thrust Reverser?
Replies: 102
Views: 38556

RE: Why The Airbus A380 Has Only Two Thrust Reverser?

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by speedracer1407
Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EPR Vs N1
Replies: 11
Views: 21748

EPR Vs N1

This forum has informed me that most <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> and <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> engined planes have EPR guages installed as the primary engine performance measurment (and also, that some newer <acr...

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by speedracer1407
Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-900ER
Replies: 33
Views: 5775

RE: 737-900ER

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by speedracer1407
Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vee's, Radials, And Recips In General
Replies: 14
Views: 6221

Vee's, Radials, And Recips In General

I donno why, but I was on a piston engine kick tonight, and spent too much of my free time researching various WWII engines online. The questions began to mount. Messerschmidt's ME-109 was particularly interesting. I was reminded of its inverted V12, and wondered if an inverted engine suffers power ...

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by speedracer1407
Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why The Airbus A380 Has Only Two Thrust Reverser?
Replies: 102
Views: 38556

Why The Airbus A380 Has Only Two Thrust Reverser?

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by speedracer1407
Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-9 Control Tabs
Replies: 28
Views: 5356

RE: DC-9 Control Tabs

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by speedracer1407
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-9 Control Tabs
Replies: 28
Views: 5356

RE: DC-9 Control Tabs

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by speedracer1407
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-9 Control Tabs
Replies: 28
Views: 5356

DC-9 Control Tabs

I had the, er, privelage/punishment of riding in the way-back of a <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> DC-9 recently. My GOD what an astonishing noise. Anyway, I knew that DC-9s and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80s had control tab elevators, but I was surprised to ...

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by speedracer1407
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vapour Trails Do Far More Damage During The Night?
Replies: 15
Views: 3568

RE: Vapour Trails Do Far More Damage During The Night?

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by speedracer1407
Mon May 08, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Pressurization And The NY Times
Replies: 43
Views: 14686

RE: 787 Pressurization And The NY Times

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by speedracer1407
Thu May 04, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rain And Handling Characteristics
Replies: 3
Views: 2854

Rain And Handling Characteristics

This might be a silly question, but i just have to ask it after some great visuals on a recent flight. Over the weekend I flew on an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD),...

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by speedracer1407
Thu May 04, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going Around The Correct Sequence Of Events?
Replies: 12
Views: 4055

RE: Going Around The Correct Sequence Of Events?

What kind of power settings are used in a goaround? The one and only goaround that I experienced was in an <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 into <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> just a hundred feet or so off the ground (my esti...

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by speedracer1407
Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Motion Simulators
Replies: 41
Views: 9175

RE: Full Motion Simulators

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by speedracer1407
Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying Stationary/backwards Relative To The Ground
Replies: 33
Views: 5006

RE: Flying Stationary/backwards Relative To The Ground

If your friend still needs convincing, here are some videos. You can explain the reasons for these takeoffs and landings at nearly 0 kt groundspeed, and suggest what would happen with another 15 kts of headwind. <a href="http://www.alexisparkinn.com/photogallery/Videos/SuperCub18ftTO.mpg" target=_bl...

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by speedracer1407
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Aisle Aircraft Climb Rate
Replies: 20
Views: 23696

RE: Single Aisle Aircraft Climb Rate

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by speedracer1407
Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Motion Simulators
Replies: 41
Views: 9175

Full Motion Simulators

Hey folks, It's my understanding that full motion flight sims, the expensive ones used for heavy metal training, provide a unique experience that replicates the actual flying experience far better than non-moving sims. I realize that no simulator can replicate actual flying, but I wonder just how cl...

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by speedracer1407
Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust, 737-100,200?
Replies: 18
Views: 23285

RE: Reverse Thrust, 737-100,200?

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by speedracer1407
Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Holes On The Cowlings Of The 747?
Replies: 14
Views: 5782

RE: Holes On The Cowlings Of The 747?

I believe those little doors (whatever they're called) were on the original JT9-D 747 engines, but were later considered unnecessary following a redesign of the intakes.

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by speedracer1407
Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: My Proposal For Reducing Impact Of Wake Vortices
Replies: 29
Views: 5106

RE: My Proposal For Reducing Impact Of Wake Vortices

This subject is pretty far out of my league, but I'd like to take a shot at it anyway. In order to support a large aircraft with Lephron's proposed wing, the pan wouldn either need to be greately increased to account for the sudden reduction in chord, or the inboard chord would need to be very thick...

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by speedracer1407
Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When Is Weight, Fuel, Power Finalized?
Replies: 1
Views: 3179

When Is Weight, Fuel, Power Finalized?

Given the numerous factors involved in calculating cargo, fuel, wind, power, etc for each flight, when are these factors finalized? Ok, wind changes constantly, both on the runway and aloft. But are fuel loads and cargo loads decided last-minute because they're inextricably linked to wind conditions...

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by speedracer1407
Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Series Vs. B737
Replies: 24
Views: 33855

RE: A320 Series Vs. B737

As long as we're talking about differences between the A320 series and 737, I have a question about engine spooling on these planes. Recently, i've flown on a few A 320s with <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> and a few 738s with <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</ac...

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by speedracer1407
Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Did I See?
Replies: 11
Views: 3085

RE: What Did I See?

Because of the general consensus already expressed by the experienced pilots on this thread, I suspect the answer to my question is "absolutely not," but I'm curious anyway. Could a rather nasty surge or sudden loss of power on an engine on a 747 that close to the runway create enough of a yaw momen...

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by speedracer1407
Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Wake Turbulence
Replies: 30
Views: 9068

RE: Supersonic Wake Turbulence

Really interesting reading folks!! Lehpron, what an answer. I wish all questions were given the same response. I wish I had some questions or something, but I'm in a bit over my head as it is. Whatever you have to add after your test sounds interesting. I'll check back.

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by speedracer1407
Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Flexible Is An Aircraft's Fuselage?
Replies: 18
Views: 13634

RE: How Flexible Is An Aircraft's Fuselage?

Thanks for the replies. I guess I must be looking in the wrong places or something. I always figured bouncing around while boarding was due mostly to tire flex and minor landing gear strut compression. I guess I just need to suck it up and get a seat in back next time.

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by speedracer1407
Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Flexible Is An Aircraft's Fuselage?
Replies: 18
Views: 13634

How Flexible Is An Aircraft's Fuselage?

I've heard often on these forums that a keen eye can notice some fuse flex during turbulence, as long as that eye is seated towards the rear of the plane, thus looking down the majority of the tube. Seems sensible to me, though I've tried many times and failed to detect it. Thus, I wonder just how m...

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by speedracer1407
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Wake Turbulence
Replies: 30
Views: 9068

RE: Supersonic Wake Turbulence

Excellent. I'll check back in 12 hours

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by speedracer1407
Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Wake Turbulence
Replies: 30
Views: 9068

Supersonic Wake Turbulence

Hey folks, did a quick search, and didn't find anything. What is the nature of wake turbulence for aircraft flying supersonic? I donno if it's ever happened, given the tiny number of concordes, but what kind of bump might a concorde experience as it crossed the wake of another? Not that it could hap...

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by speedracer1407
Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Which One Is Louder SR-71, B-1B, F-15 Or F-22a
Replies: 34
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RE: Which One Is Louder SR-71, B-1B, F-15 Or F-22a

OK, the point of this thread is the loudest military aircraft....but what the hell, my vote for the Wierdest noise profile for any jet is the B-2. I live a few miles from Whiteman AFB, and B-2s regularly fly very low and slow over my house. If I happen to be standing around outside and spot that wei...

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