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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

Good point - the time should fit the crime. I guess what I'm saying is, if she was only slightly older (17), your average Texan would agree she deserves the female equivalent of the Rodney Hulin treatment: https://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/prison/rodney_hulin.html Apples and oranges. Arson vs. tampe...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

16 is not a child. You're right. Legally 16 year olds are children, but realistically, they live in this world between adult and child. They do stupid things, without thinking them through. Add the pressure that social media creates, and you have the potential for stupid things like this. Let's fac...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Running
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: Running

Yeah no; see, what actually happened was you lost fifty pounds , see. Yes, I lost about 50 pounds, but in the beginning I gained weight. It's actually pretty simple. We call it math. Seriously, I was overweight and started running for weight loss and overall health. My weight started to go up, even...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Running
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: Running

...sucks and I don't see how people do it for pleasure. Agreed, but you can basically do it anywhere. It grows on you. I started listening to podcasts instead of music, and that made it better. But I have started to do it because i need to lose weight/get faster so I can join the Air Force so I'm m...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

Thank god for tamper seals. Every product should have something like that. Saw an article where Blue Bell, and other ice cream manufacturers, say the process they use to fill and close their product provides a tamper evident seal. They fill the carton, cover it, then freeze the product upside-down....

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.

Hell, we've already got 20% of our fleet complied with, and we started in March, and we plan to be complete by 1Q21.

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by fr8mech
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 40
Views: 2016

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

A steak made on a stove will never taste the same as one made on a grill. If you disagree, then throw away your grill, use a George Foreman, and tell me how that comes out. I’ll disagree here. Get yourself a good cast iron pan, lots of butter and herbs, high heat, a willingness to actually tend the...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 40
Views: 2016

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

too much fluid. One word: chimney . May favorite is to crank the thing up, sear the beef for a couple of minutes per side, then toss it in an oven for 10-20 depending on how rare you want it. Cover it with foil and let is rest a bit. Tasty. I've done it in reverse. In the oven for 30-40 minutes at ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 40
Views: 2016

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

Personally I prefer wood (as in bits of tree,not charcoal) for flavour. Cherry and oak is plentiful in our garden. Having recently also acquired a gas BBQ I also see the benefit to easy cooking outside when you really don't want to heat the house anymore You acquired a "gas grill", not a ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 40
Views: 2016

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

TSS wrote:
Clarification: When you say "coal" are you referring to charcoal (partially burned wood) or actual coal (fossilized remains of prehistoric swamps)?


Didn't realize that would need clarification. Yes, I cook with either lump charcoal or charcoal briquettes, not the sedimentary rock.

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by fr8mech
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 40
Views: 2016

Gas vs. Charcoal

Ok, folks. This burning question needs to be answered, and I can't think of a better place to get more answers, and non-answers, than here. When grilling, do you prefer gas (propane or natural) or charcoal? Certainly, gas is more convenient. Quick and easy to control the temperature. Some say that c...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3207

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

I work with two people called Martin, one is known as 'Handsome Martin' and the other is known as 'Martin'. Fred When I worked out on the line, there were 2 fr8mechs on the same crew, and we worked out of the same truck. I was Little fr8mech, since I was younger and shorter, and my partner was Big ...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3207

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

You know, part of me says it's an over-reaction, and things like this can be dealt with in an un-official manner. But, the manager part of me knows that the workplace has evolved, much like society has evolved. Things that were normal, no longer are...things that weren't are. We adapt. I call my onl...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often does an engine come off?
Replies: 19
Views: 3413

Re: How often does an engine come off?

A slightly different aspect of this. I have heard that airlines sensibly try to have engines at different stages of life on a frame - such that if an life related issue appears it is unlikely to impact both engines. On an long time production frame does that mean an engine swap almost immediately a...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often does an engine come off?
Replies: 19
Views: 3413

Re: How often does an engine come off?

I just looked at our PW4158 engines. Our highest time engine (since installation) has been on-wing for 9383 hours and 5973 cycles. It was installed on 9/2010. More than half the installed engines have more than 5000 hours since last removal. We borescope the hot section of the 4158 every 2000 hours ...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hot towel service logistics
Replies: 17
Views: 2734

Re: Hot towel service logistics

This is a technical question?? As nws2002 stated above is how it works. Sometimes they add a fragrance as well. No, it's not...it's an operations question. Technical/Operations The more advanced forum for those of you who want to dig deeper into technical issues as well as airline management and op...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often does an engine come off?
Replies: 19
Views: 3413

Re: How often does an engine come off?

I understand that probably all of these are on-condition for overhaul. I am wondering how common FOD is and any other reason for removing an engine as well as typical on-condition time on wing. You can’t predict a FOD event, so you can’t really forecast it, but I’m sure our powerplant engineering g...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

The application of the law should be accompanied by some common sense. I have no problem with that. But, do you want a police officer deciding whether or not to arrest someone for felony armed burglary? Personally, I hope officers use discretion, but not when it comes to a serious crime, such as th...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

One can argue that he had attempted murder by ramming her back bumper & running her car off the road, and that by taking his guns she was committing an act of self defence. One could argue that, but I assume the "ramming" was addressed by the court by issuing the EPO. A self-defense a...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

So rather than answer the question(s), you obfuscate. Deflection. Because you know your position is tenuous, at best.

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly question
Replies: 9
Views: 1887

Re: Silly question

I think the OP was also looking to disregard lift in his scenario.

Basically, how fast would an aircraft travel down the "road" given a) tires/under-carriage don't fail, b) there is infinite runway and c) there is no lift produced.

Is there a treadmill involved?

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

Guns are more important than kids to Republicans. Please stop with the hyperbole. It makes you sound petty, ignorant and childish. While federal law prohibits people under domestic violence restraining orders and convicted of domestic violence from possessing guns, local law enforcement and prosecu...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

And she did not feel safe even after telling the proper authorities he had guns AND THEY DID NOTHING. Hmm, do you KNOW that the police chose to do nothing? How much time elapsed? Did she even inform the police or the court that he had guns, before she was arrested for felony burglary? The article i...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4027

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

Referring to FAA Advisory Circular 20-62E cited in the article above, I don't see an explicit prohibition to using incident/accident parts. There's a statement in the AC that says those parts should be identified as such, but that's about it. I didn't follow any of the FAR citations.

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often does an engine come off?
Replies: 19
Views: 3413

Re: How often does an engine come off?

I'll go on a limb and say almost all operators of wide-body aircraft change engines "on-condition". The engines are monitored for performance, and the engine is changed when it has deteriorated to unacceptable levels.

Of course, FOD damage will cause an engine to be pulled prematurely.

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

He was breaking the law by having guns. As I noted right here: What she should have done is notify the police that her husband possessed firearms and was no longer eligible to possess them under 18 USC 922. and here: As soon as the protective order was signed, he was no longer a legal gun owner. Hi...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

Why was she charged with armed burglary and not just burglary? She didn't have a weapon on her when she broke in to the apartment (the article didn't mention she did). Because, she became armed when she took the firearms. Is or becomes armed within the dwelling, structure, or conveyance, with explo...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

Isn't all property common property once you are married in the US? Does that not give the woman the right to enter her husband's apartment? Or over his guns? That's an interesting question. I suspect there is no US law, it would be Florida law. Near as I can find, Florida is an equitable distributi...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

Thanks, appreciate the considered reply. I like doing thought exercises. It keeps me thinking, and intellectually honest with myself. Let's take this a step further. She breaks into her husband's house in order to take his guns. That's burglary...armed burglary, because she now has guns. A felony. ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

from a responsible gun owner. Let's put away the "responsible gun owner" thing. As soon as the protective order was signed, he was no longer a legal gun owner. His only legal course of action was to turn in those firearms. you're trying real hard to make this a gun-control issue. It is no...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

Yes I am OK with people taking the law into their own hands. The real question is: Why aren't you? But, I am, in a way: To tell you the truth, I may have acted the same way...or maybe not, But, I'm also willing to accept the consequences if I do break the law. Do you support the castle doctrine? Us...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

MaverickM11 wrote:
So, you advocate a "responsible gun owning" domestic abuser murdering his ex wife, as is so often the case?


Can you point out where I said that? Where I indicated that he should be allowed to keep his firearms?

I'll wait.

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

MaverickM11 wrote:
Yah just tell the police--don't worry that gun homicides by intimate partner are mostly directed at women and have been on the rise for years now, while those with other weapons has declined. I'm sure the police will get right on it.


So, you advocate breaking the law?

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4973

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

Maybe. . . I feel like the other side of that sword is the idea that with that many, each trying to outreach on some specific issues, they have a tendency to become indistinguishable. They become indistinguishable because they are indistinguishable. When they all toe the party line, they sound alik...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

Contraband is not protected under law the way Property is. On that basis alone, this looks almost impossible to prosecute. Contraband? She stole his property. But they are minutes away. . . That's not an argument to break the law, it is an argument for taking responsibility for your own safety, wit...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3764

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

Yeah, I get the law and that she admitted to what could be construed as a criminal act but still... this is pretty dumb. "Could be construed"? It is a criminal act, and the police acted correctly. She committed burglary. She entered her husband's home and took his property without permiss...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4973

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

So, will this be a double-elimination deal? The top 5 performers from yesterday go head-to-head with the top 5 from tonight (winner's bracket). The bottom 5 from each (loser's bracket) get a go at each other. Then whittle it down until it gets a little more manageable? For the record, much like 2015...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2125

Re: Finally Got My New Car

I've got a 2009 Ford Flex, ~190,000 miles The wife drives a 2011 Ford Edge, ~135,000 miles Just bought my daughter a 2008 Ford Escape, ~78,000 miles I drive my cars until the wheels fall off. That said, I suspect the Flex gets replaced in 2 years, and the wife will pass the Edge on to my son in 3 ye...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4027

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

One of the first pieces of documentation I would require when purchasing used hydraulic pumps, RATs, generators, actuators, etc., was a non-incident statement. I wouldn't/couldn't buy it if there was some sort of question as to whether it had ever been on an incident related aircraft. It was always...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5444

Re: Americans and electric stoves

One more advantage of gas: if electricity is down you can at least make yourself a hot soup on the stove. I had planned load sheddings several times in my apartment in Cape Town in winter and was glad to have something warm at least. That's true. Power went down for about 10 minutes while I was pre...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5444

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Agreed. Not to mention that since water vapor is a byproduct of combustion, your baked goods will never brown evenly or provide as good of a texture in a gas oven. I haven't seen a gas-fired oven since we moved out of our old Brooklyn apartment in 1979. The thing had to be 50 years old then. I don'...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5444

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Actually, the first time I saw a non-gas stove was in Europe, 40 or so years ago. As it stands, I just remodeled my kitchen and moved from a free standing electric to a built-in gas stove top. And, let's face it, America is not the promised land when it comes to elaborate home cooking... Speak for y...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 1831

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

You know, mowers just aren't made like they used to be. My first mower was a Craftsman self-propelled that I bought almost 30 years ago. It lasted 12 years, and really could have lasted longer, but I neglected it for the last few years. Now, I'm on my 3rd mower (Lawn Boy, Husqvarna & Troybilt) i...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Physial design of control of 737 jackscrew
Replies: 16
Views: 2153

Re: Physial design of control of 737 jackscrew

I can’t imagine it’s much different than a B727. The motor had a clutch that engaged when the trim was engaged electrically. When electrically inactive, the clutch was ‘off’ and the manual trim wheel could be used. I can’t recall how manually trimming, using the wheel, disengaged the electric clutch.

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 2032

Re: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply

If the airport can handle transport category aircraft there is almost always ground electrical power available. If there are no jet ways then there is an FBO that has a ground power electric cart that does 440v. Those carts are everywhere. Now an air start cart could be a little hard to find at a r...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight tomorrow mid-day delayed for maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: Flight tomorrow mid-day delayed for maintenance

59 minutes seems pretty specific. Sounds regulatory, which typically means a flight crew problem. But, it’s posted as maintenance, so a small mystery. I know that if I was going to give an estimate for some scheduled maintenance, I would round up to the nearest 15 mins based on the programmed time f...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 7101

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

zanl188 wrote:
Flaps up recommended after landing on some aircraft to kill lift and add weight to wheels - enhances braking.


Ummm, no. That would be spoilers.

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 3954

Re: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

Never heard it described as such? Is this a MD term or some tribal terminology? The MD11 aux tank I have seen were forward of the Center tank and had dedicated boost pump. Each held about 13,500# as I recall. All our books refer to #1, #2, #3, upper aux, lower aux & tail tank. As I recall, the ...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 3954

Re: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

Can you describe the "upper aux tank" as I have never heard it described as such? It’s the large fuel tank that sits just above the Lower Aux Tank. :smile: Seriously, it, with the Lower Aux, makes up what Boeing would call the Center Tank. It’s the tank that fuel is transferred to/from, i...

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by fr8mech
Fri May 31, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Comfy, cushioned, long-lasting athletic socks
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Comfy, cushioned, long-lasting athletic socks

Yeah...cushioned socks for athletic use? See, cushioned implies thick and cottony. That means they get, shall we say, "moist" and they stay "moist" (yeah, yeah, yeah...gross).

I use Swiftwick, the wife prefers Balega. I know folks that swear by Feetures, but I didn't like them.

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