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by m1m2
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Months Old B788 And Already Duct Taped?
Replies: 39
Views: 29802

RE: 3 Months Old B788 And Already Duct Taped?

Some manufacturers allow applying tape over fresh sealant when the windshield replacement doesn't allow enough time for the sealant to cure completely before the next flight. Usually vaseline or something similar is applied on top of the sealant and then tape applied. Otherwise, the sealant would st...

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by m1m2
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Split Scimitars On 757, 767?
Replies: 17
Views: 9441

RE: Split Scimitars On 757, 767?

The 737 program is older than the 757/767, but the 737 is still being built in large quantities, the other two are winding down, or have ended altogether, I think that is what PC12Fan meant.

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by m1m2
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Passenger Tweaks Over "Merry Christmas"
Replies: 97
Views: 17040

RE: LGA Passenger Tweaks Over "Merry Christmas"

I grew up in a very small town where Merry Christmas was always the greeting at this time of the year. Never heard of "Happy Holidays" until I grew up. Having said that, I don't get offended by whatever is wished, be it Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings, etc. I smile and wish them ...

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by m1m2
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chrome Engine Nacelles/Slats
Replies: 23
Views: 8249

RE: Chrome Engine Nacelles/Slats

I would be tempted to say that it's purely for aesthetics, but the CRJ 200 <acronym title="Easter Island - Mataveri (IPC / SCIP), Chile">IPC</acronym> seems to say otherwise. It states that polished and non-polished leading edges cannot be mixed on the same wing. (There are three leading edge segmen...

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by m1m2
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is Not Your Daily Bird Strike
Replies: 25
Views: 20838

RE: This Is Not Your Daily Bird Strike

This one doesn't look too bad. I've seen such situations where the whole goose makes it into the radome. It took a team of structures guys a couple of days to repair the damage to the bulkhead inside. Of course the radome itself had to be replaced. In the photo, it looks as though the radome is dama...

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by m1m2
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Weight Imbalance
Replies: 19
Views: 7202

RE: Aircraft Weight Imbalance

I'm not a pilot, but I'll offer my explanation. Pilots please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. It's all about the center of gravity (C of G) of the aircraft. They need to have the weight distributed to make the C of G within the limits of the airplane. Sometimes to ferry an empty plane ballast ...

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by m1m2
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: D-Check In Progress?
Replies: 13
Views: 3941

RE: D-Check In Progress?

It could be on the tail end of a C check. Often, airplanes are taken out of the hangar as the check is nearing completion to fuel them up and check for leaks, do APU/engine runs, that sort of thing. It's not uncommon to see an aircraft outside a heavy check hangar with engines running, but missing s...

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by m1m2
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Feathering Question
Replies: 11
Views: 4936

RE: Feathering Question

Feather is designed primarily for engine failures in flight. I'll use the Dash 8 for my explanation. The prop on a Dash 8 (Hamilton Sunstrand 14SF-7) has a 13' diameter and creates a lot of drag when windmilling. It's designed to be feathered in flight if an engine fails, this is usually done automa...

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by m1m2
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CRJ Fuselage On A Truck
Replies: 0
Views: 1386

CRJ Fuselage On A Truck

I was driving in the London, <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> area today and saw what appeared to be a CRJ fuselage on a flatbed. It was traveling East on highway 401. It looked complete from nose to the Rear Pressure Bulkhead. It was blue and white with some darker blue stripes on it. Anyone...

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by m1m2
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Piedmont Dash 8 Painted In American Eagle CS
Replies: 3
Views: 2437

RE: First Piedmont Dash 8 Painted In American Eagl

Sure does look good. The Dash 8 is a good old workhorse. They'll be around for a long time yet. They sometimes look a little rough around the edges (especially nacelles), but they're like a dump truck with wings-maybe a little bumpy and not all that fast, but it'll get there.

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by m1m2
Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

RE: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Thanks, Longhauler. I tried that and got the same result on flightaware. I was on the earlier flight that day but that one doesn't show up. I was wondering if maybe they use a flight number with a prefix in flightaware such as Air Canada with <acronym title="Acapulco - General Juan N. Alvarez Intern...

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by m1m2
Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Today, I went for a flight on the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's DC-3. It was a great experience, one that I would recommend to any aviation enthusiast. I have a question about the flights though. I was trying to look it up on flightaware, but can't seem to find it. I was wondering if anyone on...

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by m1m2
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Miss At YWG
Replies: 2
Views: 2753

RE: Near Miss At YWG

Thanks for the link. That article better explains what happened.

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by m1m2
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Miss At YWG
Replies: 2
Views: 2753

Near Miss At YWG

Just saw a report on 680 news (Toronto) that there was a "near miss" in <acronym title="Winnipeg - James Armstrong Richardson International (Stevenson) (YWG / CYWG), Canada - Manitoba">YWG</acronym> involving a Westjet 737 and an Encore Q400. They are reporting that it happened on 9:00 am on Monday....

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by m1m2
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's Your Odometer Like?
Replies: 41
Views: 3328

RE: What's Your Odometer Like?

Hi Loran, you've just past 1,000,000 statute miles, quite an achievement. Congratulations.

I am at 546,466 Km, or 339577 statute miles over the span of 428 flights.

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by m1m2
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Patents Plane With No Cockpit Windows
Replies: 73
Views: 20598

RE: Airbus Patents Plane With No Cockpit Windows

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hufftheweevil" class="quote" target="_blank">hufftheweevil</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I'm curious to see some numbers ...

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by m1m2
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ And The 777X?
Replies: 34
Views: 7946

RE: NZ And The 777X?

Will the 777X have cockpit commonality with the other 777's they have in their fleet? I'm assuming they would, but not sure. On another note, when are the 744's to be retired? I saw one in <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> in February and tho...

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by m1m2
Wed May 28, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The 787 Really Smoother During Turbulence?
Replies: 44
Views: 44241

RE: Is The 787 Really Smoother During Turbulence?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyhigh%40tom" class="quote" target="_blank">[email protected]</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Shallow rotation (not safe) and ...

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by m1m2
Thu May 08, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Aircraft Do You Want To Fly On?
Replies: 32
Views: 3425

RE: What Aircraft Do You Want To Fly On?

There are a lot of aircraft I would like to get a flight on, but a couple stand out in my mind. Boeing 747-8 Super Constellation - Anyone here know where a person might be able to fly such an aircraft? <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Hel...

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by m1m2
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines Using Sceptre For Aircraft Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 22165

RE: Airlines Using Sceptre For Aircraft Maintenance

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B6JFKH81" class="quote" target="_blank">B6JFKH81</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Add <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)"...

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by m1m2
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Origins Of Bleed Air For Pressurisation
Replies: 4
Views: 4916

RE: Origins Of Bleed Air For Pressurisation

I don't think he meant engine or APU exhaust fumes. This would only be a problem on the ground when the aircraft has no forward speed. I'm thinking he meant from oil leaks, or other contamination. I'm not sure how the packs run on the 787, but I'm assuming they still have an ACM being driven by the ...

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by m1m2
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner Weight Gain Over Life
Replies: 13
Views: 5649

RE: Airliner Weight Gain Over Life

The added weight over the life of an airplane comes from many sources. Some of it will be dirt that gets inside belly fairings and around the landing gear wells, in areas where it's really not possible to remove it. Some of it is dust that gets literally everywhere inside the cabin. Much of this wil...

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by m1m2
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 49
Replies: 302
Views: 59165

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 49

Some theories suggest it's possible that the aircraft landed intact on the water and sunk intact leaving no floating debris. While this is possible, wouldn't the rafts have been deployed if the aircraft had landed intact? Looking at the video of Asiana at <acronym title="San Francisco - Internationa...

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by m1m2
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denver Int'l Connection Times
Replies: 7
Views: 2391

RE: Denver Int'l Connection Times

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/StarAC17" class="quote" target="_blank">StarAC17</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>What are the airlines you will be flying o...

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by m1m2
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denver Int'l Connection Times
Replies: 7
Views: 2391

RE: Denver Int'l Connection Times

Good point, the flight arrives from Canada, but from <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> which has pre-clearance, so that makes it equivalent to a domestic arrival. I'm traveling non-rev, so not sure if I can check a bag fr...

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by m1m2
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denver Int'l Connection Times
Replies: 7
Views: 2391

Denver Int'l Connection Times

I am looking at the traveling through <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> to get to <acronym title="Tucson - International (Municipal No.2) (TUS / KTUS), USA - Ariz...

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by m1m2
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNNMoney: 5 Airline Fees We Hate The Most
Replies: 71
Views: 14037

RE: CNNMoney: 5 Airline Fees We Hate The Most

I'm not sure if this one fits the topic, but it does appear on a ticket bought in Canada, not sure about elsewhere. It's called "Airport Improvement Fee" and it differs from airport to airport. It's usually somewhere around $20-25 CDN. Never liked seeing that one when you walk into an airport that h...

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by m1m2
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status On LH 748 Deliveries?
Replies: 14
Views: 7220

RE: Status On LH 748 Deliveries?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/N14AZ" class="quote" target="_blank">N14AZ</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>All of them</i></font></td></tr></table> Gotta l...

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by m1m2
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Storage Facilities
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

Aircraft Storage Facilities

Hi folks, I'm planning to travel to the United States in February and was wondering if anyone can suggest a good place to do a tour of an aircraft "bone yard"?

I'm thinking Phoenix as I haven't been to Arizona, but suggestions are welcome.

Thanks

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by m1m2
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airplane Life Lists
Replies: 33
Views: 3109

RE: Airplane Life Lists

Here's what I have so far. Airbus: A319-100: Air Canada, United Airlines A320-200: Air Canada A321-100: Air Canada, US Airways A330-300: Air Canada A340-300: Air Canada A340-500: Emirates A380-800: Emirates Beechcraft: 1900D: Air Labrador, Air Georgian, EVAS Boeing: B717-200: Hawaiian B737-200: West...

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by m1m2
Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron Buys Beechcraft For 1.4 Billion Cash
Replies: 17
Views: 5351

RE: Textron Buys Beechcraft For 1.4 Billion Cash

I'm not a pilot, but from a maintenance standpoint, I'd rather see a King Air 200 than a P180 any day. When flown a comparable number of hours, the maintenance requirements on the P180 far outweigh the King Air. Having said that, the P180 is a cool airplane and it does offer comfort and speed that t...

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by m1m2
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC order up to 103 B737MAX
Replies: 209
Views: 42777

RE: AC Order Up To 103 B737MAX

In the Air Canada press release it says the E190's exiting the fleet will be replaced with "larger narrowbody leased aircraft" until the 737 MAX arrives. Any idea what these might be?

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by m1m2
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Bill Introduced To Ban Onboard Voice Calls
Replies: 66
Views: 7771

RE: US Bill Introduced To Ban Onboard Voice Calls

I agree with this ban as well. I can't imagine having to sit next to "that" guy who walks around the boarding lounge making business calls that he feels everyone else around him should hear about. Also, living in a very multicultured society it would be awful to have a middle seat listening to a dif...

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by m1m2
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bearskin Airlines Crash, 5 Killed
Replies: 17
Views: 15123

RE: Bearskin Airlines Crash, 5 Killed

My condolences go out to the families involved and everyone at Bearskin Airlines.

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by m1m2
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is this plane tilting to one side?
Replies: 25
Views: 8613

RE: Why Is This Plane Tilting To One Side?

I would agree with Sinlock regarding depleting the oleo of nitrogen. The CRJ maintenance manual procedure is to use jacks under the wings when removing an engine to prevent an imbalance. A CRJ engine weighs somewhere around 2500 lbs. Of course, it could just be bad seals and the thing could have lea...

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by m1m2
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3
Replies: 300
Views: 77362

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jreuschl" class="quote" target="_blank">jreuschl</a> (<a href="#171" class="quote">Reply 171</a>):<br/><i>Ok, so if all power was off.. what cou...

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by m1m2
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Steering Plane On The Ground
Replies: 13
Views: 19703

RE: Steering Plane On The Ground

I can't speak for large airplanes, but a good frame of reference for the Dash 8 is the Ground range lights. If you keep them on the center line, then you'll most likely be in the right place. As others have said, it comes with practise and different people have different ways of doing it to achieve ...

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by m1m2
Mon May 06, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: From Buffalo To London, On
Replies: 8
Views: 4744

RE: From Buffalo To London, On

Hi TurkishWings, I don't know a lot about ground transportation to London, <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> because I always fly to/from <acronym title="London (YXU / CYXU), Canada - Ontario">YXU</acronym>. I can tell you about flights to here though. Sadly, the only airports from which you c...

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by m1m2
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help With A/C Registrations
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

RE: Help With A/C Registrations

I can't get flightradar24 to work for me. How far does it go back? I was looking for a <acronym title="Air Transat (Canada)">TS</acronym> flight from 1998. I know I can probably get that info. from Flightaware if I buy it, I just haven't looked up the subscription rates to see if it's worth it to fi...

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by m1m2
Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refurbishing A CRJ?
Replies: 24
Views: 8800

RE: Refurbishing A CRJ?

"Really? Give me a CRJ200/ERJ145 over a A32x/737 series any day. No middle seats, much quicker boarding/deboarding times." I tend to agree. Sure, the seats might not be the biggest and the windows may be a bit low on the fuselage, but the CRJ does what it was meant to do. Shuttle people relatively s...

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by m1m2
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refurbishing A CRJ?
Replies: 24
Views: 8800

RE: Refurbishing A CRJ?

I don't think the 50 seat are going away either. According to Bombardier, they were designed to have an "economical" live of 60000 hours. Not sure if cycles were mentioned but I do remember the hours.

I've flown on Skywest a couple of times and it appears as they take good care of their aircraft.

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by m1m2
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Skydrol Types Are Used On Most Airliners?
Replies: 20
Views: 15441

RE: Which Skydrol Types Are Used On Most Airliners?

It would have to be a very bad leak for something like that to occur. Usually, a small leak will produce a very fine mist (at 3000 psi). The Skydrol can get very hot in the system though, so it is possible. As an example, the overtemperature caution message for the CRJ comes on when the fluid reache...

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by m1m2
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Skydrol Types Are Used On Most Airliners?
Replies: 20
Views: 15441

RE: Which Skydrol Types Are Used On Most Airliners?

Hi Grisee08, skydrol will make latex or nitrile gloves weaken to the point that you can't use them after about 30 minutes of use in the fluid. It doesn't "dissolve" them completely, but will make them about twice their normal size in 24 hours if you leave them soaking in Skydrol. I was just trying t...

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by m1m2
Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearly New Aircraft Being Scrapped
Replies: 37
Views: 30639

RE: Nearly New Aircraft Being Scrapped

The answer for me would be math. Is it worth more as an "airplane" or more as the sum of the value of it's parts? To airline execs an airplane is a man made machine designed to make them money. If it stops making money as an airplane, then it becomes highly valued aircraft parts. That's just my take...

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by m1m2
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Skydrol Types Are Used On Most Airliners?
Replies: 20
Views: 15441

RE: Which Skydrol Types Are Used On Most Airliners?

All I've ever seen at my work is Skydrol LD4, but I'm pretty sure that Hyjet is compatible as it says so on some of the reservoirs I've seen in systems. The seals used in Phosphate Ester systems are made from ethylene propylene. Not sure what exactly that is, but it works well with Skydrol. Myself, ...

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by m1m2
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter To Order C-Series
Replies: 236
Views: 26848

RE: Porter To Order C-Series

Assuming this hasn't been asked before as I didn't see it, what about weight penalties for flying from an "extended" runway at <acronym title="Toronto - Billy Bishop City (City Centre / Toronto Island) (YTZ / CYTZ), Canada - Ontario">YTZ</acronym> to the west coast? That's assuming they get the appr...

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by m1m2
Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei "special" Pushback In LHR?
Replies: 16
Views: 17417

RE: Royal Brunei "special" Pushback In LHR?

Thanks for the link guys.

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by m1m2
Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei "special" Pushback In LHR?
Replies: 16
Views: 17417

RE: Royal Brunei "special" Pushback In LHR?

There is a time-lapsed video online of an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 777 having an engine change. It shows the tug first towing the aircraft into the hangar and then being positioned as shown in this picture to push it further into the hangar. Sorry, I don't have a link to...

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by m1m2
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Winglets On Propeller Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 11757

RE: Winglets On Propeller Tips

Q-tip props are still used on the Piper Cheyenne III. Well, at least they were 8 years ago when I last worked on one, I'd imagine it's still the same. On the Cheyenne III, they were "bent" toward the rear of the aircraft. I often thought it looked odd, kinda like a "pilot addition" like someone joki...

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