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by speedracer1407
Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Intakes Really Generate Power?
Replies: 16
Views: 3086

RE: Can Intakes Really Generate Power?

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by speedracer1407
Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Discontinued A.net Members Gone From Old Threads
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

RE: Discontinued A.net Members Gone From Old Threads

wow, thanks for the ultra-speedy reply and fix!

Orlando

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by speedracer1407
Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Discontinued A.net Members Gone From Old Threads
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Discontinued A.net Members Gone From Old Threads

Sorry for the weird subject title. I spend most of my A.net time in the Tech Ops forum, and when I search a subject and receive informative past-posts, I notice that posts from ex-A.net members are nolonger included in the thread. For example, a search of anything related to B747s in Tech Ops return...

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by speedracer1407
Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Type Hierarchy?
Replies: 12
Views: 3767

RE: Aircraft Type Hierarchy?

Thanks for the replies. I suppose things are structured as I imagined. I can't see a 747 pilot being assigned an ERJ and being happy about it. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt...

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by speedracer1407
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Type Hierarchy?
Replies: 12
Views: 3767

Aircraft Type Hierarchy?

After months of reading informative posts from very experienced airline pilots who've flown everything from 707s to 737s to 747s, I'm curious about whether or not there's some hierarchy to the aircraft that pilots are assigned to. Do career pilots "ascend" from 737s to 757s to 777s (for example) wit...

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by speedracer1407
Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's It Like To Be On A Go-around?
Replies: 89
Views: 14030

RE: What's It Like To Be On A Go-around?

I experienced my first go-around a couple weeks ago on an American flight into <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> aboard an MD80-something. I fully expected a Go-around to be thrilling, but this was pretty spooky because I was sitting in front,...

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by speedracer1407
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canards - Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 3171

RE: Canards - Aircraft

In a recent thread about variable geometry fighters landing with their wings swept back, I think Haveblue mentioned canards on the F-14, then provided a picture. Seems like they weren't the kind of canards that many are used to, but were little doo-wackies that extended foreward from the inboard lea...

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by speedracer1407
Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight Distribution And Balance On The ERJ-145
Replies: 16
Views: 11767

RE: Weight Distribution And Balance On The ERJ-145

I've wondered the same thing about the MD-80 and it's variants with 2+3 seating configuration, but just figured that the explaination must be so simple or fundamental that it would eventually come to me. It hasn't, and I give up.

O

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by speedracer1407
Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mileage Programs After Bankruptcy
Replies: 14
Views: 2409

RE: Mileage Programs After Bankruptcy

Wunala, Well that just sucks, both for you and all other mileage holders, and for the employees of the company. As a relative novice around here, I'm unfamiliar with Ansett and what you referr to as "*A" carrier. i'm assuming it's an affiliate or codeshare partner, which brings up another question: ...

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by speedracer1407
Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mileage Programs After Bankruptcy
Replies: 14
Views: 2409

Mileage Programs After Bankruptcy

I did a quick search with these basic topics, and came up with nothing. With the American Airline industry looking rather dismal, I'm wondering what will happen to the frequent flier miles earned on an airline that folds. As an occasional leisure traveler with no die-hard loyalties, I save my miles ...

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by speedracer1407
Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Autothrottles And Landings
Replies: 28
Views: 11651

RE: Airbus Autothrottles And Landings

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by speedracer1407
Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: That Black Puff Of Smoke
Replies: 8
Views: 3666

RE: That Black Puff Of Smoke

Yeah, i do recall that the original post for the discussion I mentioned before got alot of responses suggesting brake smoke on gear retraction. Not sure if it was the same one, and a quick search for Bagsmasher's thread starters turned up nothing that I saw (it was probably before the 2001 cutoff th...

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by speedracer1407
Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: That Black Puff Of Smoke
Replies: 8
Views: 3666

RE: That Black Puff Of Smoke

Assuming the circumstances of smoke-puffing are the same, the reasons for this were hotly debated some time ago. Some argued that the sudden electrical and hydraulic loads placed on generators driven by the engines, such as during gear retraction/extension, flap/spoiler deployment, etc caused the en...

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by speedracer1407
Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ Landing--throttles
Replies: 8
Views: 4376

RE: ERJ Landing--throttles

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by speedracer1407
Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ Landing--throttles
Replies: 8
Views: 4376

ERJ Landing--throttles

Hey folks, As a passenger on a fairly recent flight from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> to <acronym title="Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE / KCLE), USA - Ohio">CLE</acronym> on a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acrony...

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by speedracer1407
Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Bipass Fan Nozzle
Replies: 5
Views: 2866

RE: High Bipass Fan Nozzle

Crap. my bad. It does indeed. I should have looked at some pics before i posted. Anyway....I'm still curious about the rest of my questions.

O

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by speedracer1407
Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Bipass Fan Nozzle
Replies: 5
Views: 2866

RE: High Bipass Fan Nozzle

Doh! I screwed up the pictures...here they are in the order they should have appeared in my post. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/780569/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/780569/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IM...

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by speedracer1407
Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Bipass Fan Nozzle
Replies: 5
Views: 2866

High Bipass Fan Nozzle

Ok folks, here comes what might be a fairly rudimentary question, but one that I've been curious about and never bothered to ask. Some modern turbofans, seem to collect all bipass and core exhaust into a single nozzle before it reaches the atmosphere, as on this 757: photoid:780569 Others (seems lik...

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by speedracer1407
Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Diesel Diamond Star?!
Replies: 24
Views: 4373

RE: Diesel Diamond Star?!

Rotary-powered aircraft? I googled it, and to my surprise, found that they do indeed exist (probably a big 'duh' most of you in this forum). But I wonder how designers have overcome the inherent characteristics of rotary engines, most of which seem undesireable in light non-turbine aircraft duty. 1....

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by speedracer1407
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW MSP-BOI - CRJ-200? Yuck...
Replies: 20
Views: 4291

RE: NW MSP-BOI - CRJ-200? Yuck...

I agree. While <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> staff did a comenable job of serving us on the <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> to NWE leg, that little plane simple couldn't accommodate a full load of PAX for a nearly 3 h...

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by speedracer1407
Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fire
Replies: 16
Views: 4905

RE: Engine Fire

Thanks, folks, for your replies. Dl757MD your "hot start" explaination makes perfect sense given what I saw, even if we can't be completely sure. "It's possible that some of the "fog" around the engine ignited as well making it appear that the fire was coming from underneath the engine." Having rere...

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by speedracer1407
Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fire
Replies: 16
Views: 4905

Engine Fire

Hello All, I was on a flight to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> in a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> 737 on Friday. We landed towards the end of rushhour, so it was incredibly busy on the taxiways, especially near Un...

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by speedracer1407
Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW MSP-BOI - CRJ-200? Yuck...
Replies: 20
Views: 4291

RE: NW MSP-BOI - CRJ-200? Yuck...

Hello all, The other day, I was shocked to find that my <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> flight from <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> to NWE (over 1000 miles) was aboard an ERJ. I had mixed feelings about it; the seats ar...

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by speedracer1407
Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Curiosities
Replies: 36
Views: 8797

RE: Landing Gear Curiosities

"Touchdown forces and taxi shocks are absorbed by the shock struts." It's my understanding that VERTICAL forces are absorbed by the shock struts, but in my previous post, I questioned the effect of other forces that may play apart in MLG design. No doubt, MLG are stout pieces of kit, but surely the ...

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by speedracer1407
Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Curiosities
Replies: 36
Views: 8797

RE: Landing Gear Curiosities

This topic hasn't been brought up for a while, but has been discussed to death in several threads over the past few years. Which isn't to say at all that I'm not glad this came up again. Here's why: The overwhelming opinion in previous posts (and this one) is that MLG bogeys are angled primarily for...

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by speedracer1407
Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cold Weather Engine Performance.
Replies: 17
Views: 8065

RE: Cold Weather Engine Performance.

Do cold starts result in increased wear on a jet engine, and if so, do airlines arrange flight schedules to avoid cold starts?

O

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by speedracer1407
Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Throttles
Replies: 17
Views: 11599

RE: A320 Throttles

Those are some chunky-lookin throttle levers, and this tread gives me an opportunity to ask a possibly eye-rolling question I've had for some time now. Why is the actual lever so bulky? I've noticed that some (most?) modern Boeing airliners have similarly complex-looking levers, as in this photo: <b...

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by speedracer1407
Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cold Weather Engine Performance.
Replies: 17
Views: 8065

RE: Cold Weather Engine Performance.

OK, seems like cold weather is good for engine performance, atleast as far as power is concerned; i assume it's a due to the density of cold air, much like a car loves cold air in its combustion chambers to make the most efficient air-fuel burn. However, my imagination suggests to me (perhaps incorr...

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by speedracer1407
Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airplane Seat Design
Replies: 2
Views: 3454

RE: Airplane Seat Design

I'm glad this topic came up because, frankly, I rarely sit in an airline seat that's comfortable. I'm a bit under 6 feet, and of average weight, and usually fly coach...yet for some reason, I frequently wonder who exactly decided that such seats should have flat bottoms, no lumbar, and a huge headre...

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by speedracer1407
Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern Airliners Breaking The Speed Of Sound?
Replies: 73
Views: 17108

RE: Modern Airliners Breaking The Speed Of Sound?

Regarding the analogy of testing a car under water, I think the point has been missed...at least with this specific analogy. Car manufacturers routinely test their products beyond their design limits, and specifically, beyond top speed expectations. This ensures that, should some fool drive down hil...

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