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by SpeckSpot
Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presenting The A390
Replies: 55
Views: 33984

RE: Presenting The A390

They postponed the evacuation test on this one 12 times.

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by SpeckSpot
Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economics Of The 767
Replies: 22
Views: 6540

RE: Economics Of The 767

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by SpeckSpot
Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economics Of The 767
Replies: 22
Views: 6540

RE: Economics Of The 767

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by SpeckSpot
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naked Pilots, Harassment, Nude Conspiracies!
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

RE: Naked Pilots, Harassment, Nude Conspiracies!

I think they should invent vibrating pillows that can either be controlled from a switch outside the room, or function autonomously with the same sort of trigger an alarm clock has. Hopefully the pillow vibration can be set to a level and speed strong enough to wake anyone, but soft enough not to tr...

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 Information Update
Replies: 51
Views: 16599

RE: 747-8 Information Update

My question is, if the 748 wing is essentially the same as the 744's wing, except for new flaps and wingtips, why should it bend more than the 744's ? I'm inclined to think that the bend in the picture is artistic license. Maybe whoever that artist was probably just did the 787, and thinks "flex is ...

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by SpeckSpot
Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Aircraft So Expensive?
Replies: 44
Views: 11434

RE: Why Are Aircraft So Expensive?

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Qantas Order Result - Boeing 115 787s
Replies: 244
Views: 25841

RE: Official Qantas Order Result - Boeing 115 787s

Congratulations Boeing!!!! This is amazing and awesome. Have to say I'm disappointed the 772LR didn't get orders. But I agree that a future 788LR or 789LR would cream the current 772LR. Air India is supposed to have their order approved by parliament, will that be the cherry on the cake?

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: No More Pop Ads On Airliners.net
Replies: 59
Views: 4612

RE: No More Pop Ads On Airliners.net

I enjoy a.net very much, but just today I have been extremely irritated by this banner ad that says "Catch the gift and get an XBOX 360 free". It comes from <a href="http://www.gadgetcity.com." target=_blank>www.gadgetcity.com.</a> Please please kindly please remove this particular one as early as y...

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by SpeckSpot
Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Douglas Wings So Small?
Replies: 30
Views: 7410

RE: Why Douglas Wings So Small?

Here is a question about cruise flight -- I have heard this but don't know if it is correct, that in cruise some jets have their horizontal stabilizers pulling down, rather than pushing up. That would mean the center of gravity of the aircraft is forward of the center of lift? If that is true, then ...

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by SpeckSpot
Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Douglas Wings So Small?
Replies: 30
Views: 7410

RE: Why Douglas Wings So Small?

I believe the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 and DC-9 series have smaller wings because there is no jet engine hung on the wing, compared to the 737 which does. It means better airflow around the wing so less wing is needed. Or something like that, I'm not an aeronautical engineer!!...

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by SpeckSpot
Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economics Of Liveries / Paint Jobs
Replies: 9
Views: 3031

RE: Economics Of Liveries / Paint Jobs

Thanks for the answers so far  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile">. <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 #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-s...

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by SpeckSpot
Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economics Of Liveries / Paint Jobs
Replies: 9
Views: 3031

Economics Of Liveries / Paint Jobs

What is the price of the cheapest liveries and what is the price of the most expensive ones? What is the weight of the lightest ones and what is the weight of the most expensive? ( I remember not believing how heavy the paint on a jet can be! ) What is the downtime required for the fastest paint job...

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by SpeckSpot
Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaica, Ghana Negotiate Direct Air Links
Replies: 17
Views: 4921

RE: Jamaica, Ghana Negotiate Direct Air Links

I think they should treat it as a seasonal phenomenon, and have flights only at certain times of the year. Each year they can adjust the number of flights to the projected increase in traffic. Nonstops to the US are available from NAA, and GIA could join in soon. I can imagine NAA increasing schedul...

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by SpeckSpot
Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Not Making Sense?
Replies: 28
Views: 6114

RE: Boeing - Not Making Sense?

Thanks for the info about this 787 range mystery, Atmx2000 and Boeing7E7. <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 #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-c...

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by SpeckSpot
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Not Making Sense?
Replies: 28
Views: 6114

RE: Boeing - Not Making Sense?

I also find it quite puzzling that the 787-8 has only 200nm more range than the 787-9, given that they carry the same amount of fuel. I would expect that to carry more weight at the same speed, you need to burn fuel at a faster rate so you would have to take a significant range penalty. My question:...

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by SpeckSpot
Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spoiled Brats
Replies: 123
Views: 13841

RE: Spoiled Brats

Not quite related, but I was on a Song flight where they have this inflight system with songs, movies, free T.V. and games. Games!!. On a touch-sensitive screen!!! So this kid was punching the L C D screen with his finger nonstop, and the seat is loose enough to transmit the push, just like a kickin...

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by SpeckSpot
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cypriot Plane Crash
Replies: 218
Views: 50383

RE: Cypriot Plane Crash

It is a very tragic event indeed; our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. In the past it has been suggested that for some emergencies it is necessary to be able to take over the aircraft from the ground and fly it remotely. I think technological ability is not a problem. For e...

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