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by fr8mech
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anti-ice system JT8D engine
Replies: 6
Views: 2407

Re: Anti-ice system JT8D engine

Thank you for the info! I have had a conversation with the teacher about the questions and he means the Engine anti-ice system to heat up the cowling of the engine to prevent foreign object damage from chunks of ice building on the inlet of the engine. Now I have found an instruction video on the B...

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by fr8mech
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers
Replies: 7
Views: 2610

Re: COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers

sliord wrote:
As a national lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus flare-up solidified inventory chains, claim to fame compound producers too confronted coordinations and work issues.


I know what each of those words mean individually, but when you put them all together in that order, I’m lost.

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by fr8mech
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Belly Cargo on Freighter Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2022

Re: Belly Cargo on Freighter Question

Perhaps someone with more experience can give more info, but I've seen various cargo carriers with different uses for the bulk loaded areas. Some use it for rush cargo, some for odd size/weights, and some just use it for whatever doesn't fit in a container. Whether that be due to late arrival at th...

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by fr8mech
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Belly Cargo on Freighter Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2022

Re: Belly Cargo on Freighter Question

UPS B757 pits are bulk loaded. What is carried down there? Same stuff that’s carried topside, except that it isn’t containerized. Some odd shaped pieces (irregs) may be easier to bulk load than putting them in a container. Also, all of the aircraft have a bulk compartment where pieces are hand loaded.

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by fr8mech
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Death of the snow day?
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: The Death of the snow day?

How is that not homework? Spring Break should be a complete break from school. In a normal situation, yes. But, this is not normal. Everyone is acting like this is normal. These kids are being short-changed. A disservice is being done to them. My kids have been home since March 7th, and will be hom...

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by fr8mech
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747SP fifth pod ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3303

Re: 747SP fifth pod ?

The 5th pod installations on the early Jumbos used a different nose cowl and exhaust plug.

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by fr8mech
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Death of the snow day?
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: The Death of the snow day?

You know, what’s really getting me wrapped around the axle about this, is the parents’ attitudes. Our children are being short-changed. They are not getting the education that our taxes or tuition has paid for. Yet, parents are whining that the kids have too much work. Last week was spring break, an...

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by fr8mech
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are some vintage airliners still operational?
Replies: 33
Views: 4173

Re: How are some vintage airliners still operational?

claytonyu wrote:

Interesting! Is it possible to maybe just overhaul all the old electronics and systems with modern ones? Something more efficient and sustainable


Two words: certification costs.

But yes, I guess it would be possible.

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by fr8mech
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Death of the snow day?
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: The Death of the snow day?

I just realized something. Schools might not have snow days anymore because every school now has a system in place for remote learning. That would suck for young me. We've been doing that here for the past 3 years. In general. the first snow day is a free day, but after that, online school. The tra...

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by fr8mech
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When the Air Canada DHC-8 lost a tire while taking off back in January
Replies: 9
Views: 1604

Re: When the Air Canada DHC-8 lost a tire while taking off back in January

Without knowing much about Air Canada's operations or Bagotville, a few things come to mind:

-emergency services available
-maintenance personnel and facilities available
-spare aircraft available to cover further trips
-spare parts availability
-captain's discretion

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by fr8mech
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency Preparedness, Part Deux
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Emergency Preparedness, Part Deux

Thanks. Yeah, it is the Shellac thing that I have not seemed to be able to find a good answer on. My sister has an automobile she has not started since November. It has been garaged, so elements really are not an issue, but from what I understand, there was about an eighth of a tank left. I think I...

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by fr8mech
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Masks and Gloves
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: Masks and Gloves

You are correct about gloves - unless you know proper technique they will do you no good. I only use one if I am at the grocery store and need to open a refrigerator or freezer case. I do know the proper method for removal and do so asap when there is a disposal bin close. I of course wash my hands...

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by fr8mech
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Masks and Gloves
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Masks and Gloves

Rumor has it that will be asked, encouraged, told...whatever...to wear masks while in public, or at least in situations where the proper social distancing interval is difficult to maintain. Now, my position on gloves, as I mentioned in another thread, is unless you know how to use the gloves, you’re...

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by fr8mech
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance
Replies: 19
Views: 1715

Re: Aircraft Maintenance

bennett123 wrote:
Why do they only do D Checks on WB?.


To me previous post, we don’t do D Checks. All our D Check tasks, such as they are, are segmented out and performed during C Checks.

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by fr8mech
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance
Replies: 19
Views: 1715

Re: Aircraft Maintenance

Ok, I’m going to go ahead and throw this out there, every operator will have a different maintenance program that is developed using manufacturers’ guidance, and approved by the regulator. What is true for United, may not be true for American, may not be true for Southwest, may not be true for UPS, ...

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by fr8mech
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency Preparedness, Part Deux
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Emergency Preparedness, Part Deux

You are a fireman; you probably know this. How long is gasoline good for? Is there an amount of time after which it is no longer useful as a fuel stock? I know sediments and trashes will settle after some months, but are there utility barriers beyond this? That’s a good question. The Google machine...

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by fr8mech
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency Preparedness, Part Deux
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Emergency Preparedness, Part Deux

So, 2 years ago I started a thread about emergency preparedness. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1403863&hilit=Emergency+preparedness Some responders were supportive, some ambivalent, some poo-poo’ed the concept, and some were insulting and condescending. In light of rec...

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by fr8mech
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3326

Re: Things to do while social distancing

Reloading shotgun shells for now-cancelled tournaments That’s a hobby I should have taken up. I like meticulous tasks to pass the time. Kind of why I like cooking. As it is, I just spent a short amount of time reloading the magazines I’ve shot through over the last few months. I tend to procrastina...

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by fr8mech
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3326

Re: Things to do while social distancing

Well, fortunately, or unfortunately, I'm essential, so my workweek hasn't changed much, though I am cooking more at home, since there are no games, no practices, no after-school activities, no non-essential shopping, no gym...really, nothing that used to fill our time. So, I guess the biggest thing ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4374

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

Kids are at home until, at least, April 6. Spring break plans have been canceled. Wife is working from home. I continue to go to work. Making more food at home, though still grabbing take-out when I need to. The Rolling Stones have postponed their tour. Likely I'll just get a refund. Helping the kid...

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by fr8mech
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Herd Mentality
Replies: 55
Views: 2575

Re: The Herd Mentality

So you or I or anyone with critical thinking skills can clearly be discerning about information but this situation is a fairly stark reminder that the masses are staggeringly dumb. Like I was always told by my parents there are a lot of idiots out there, and we know this is generally the case, but ...

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by fr8mech
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Herd Mentality
Replies: 55
Views: 2575

The Herd Mentality

I went Kroger (Louisville - Holiday Manor) this evening to pick up some food for the weekend, since all our plans went to hell. I was unprepared for what I saw there. Shelves were bare. Canned and frozen vegetables gone. Bread, milk (real, not almond, soy, etc.), eggs gone. Frozen foods were picked ...

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by fr8mech
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 2205

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

I was out the first day, I had tight stops. I will note, that I had a couple of hard stops also, automatically bailed on both Disney and Apple (glad I updated those stop values in January), and made a good chunk of money on them, but that was early in the event. I'm holding fast on everything else.

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by fr8mech
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1601

Re: Bucket Lists

[*] What is a bucket list anyway? To my way of thinking, a "bucket list" should be made up of items that can be attainable with effort. Maybe something that is currently out-of-reach, but with some perseverance can be grasped. Climbing Everest, is so far out of my reach, that its appearanc...

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by fr8mech
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 2205

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

Glad I'm doing the right thing. It's just hard to watch Hold on there Kimosabi, no one here said it's the right thing, it's just what everyone commenting here appears to be doing. Personally, I think it's the right move, but that's based on a long term outlook, considering historical data. But, thi...

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by fr8mech
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 2205

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

Right now, we haven't lost anything but value. Cash out and you've lost money. I was going to sell a couple hundred shares of some stock I own to handle the down-payment on a car, and knock the sting out of some high school tuition, but the price has dropped ~$25/share (22%) since Feb, so I'm going ...

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by fr8mech
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should booing be banned at sporting events?
Replies: 50
Views: 1810

Re: Should booing be banned at sporting events?

I once booed the Referee at my grandsons basketball game for handing out a couple of tech fouls, I made the boo a little late and the boys Father who was foul shooting, threatened to attack me thinking I was booing his son. Lesson learned. I have ever, not once, boo'ed at a kids' game. Not even the...

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by fr8mech
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1710

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg8S7JG8MRA


As I said earlier, I haven't had much at McDonald's in several years, so, I gotta ask:

Is that french fry container a large? Because, that looks a lot larger than I remember.
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TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Here's a review from Japan. Funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg8S7JG8MRA


As I said earlier, I haven't had much at McDonald's in several years, so, I gotta ask:

Is that french fry container a large? Because, that looks a lot larger than I remember.

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by fr8mech
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical COVID-19 vaccine: should it be mandatory?
Replies: 32
Views: 1484

Re: Hypothetical COVID-19 vaccine: should it be mandatory?

only if it persists in the wild and is significantly more dangerous then the flu Agreed. COVID-19 is a bit new, and frankly, we really don't know how virulent it is. Much like SARS, ZIKA, AVIAN, etc., etc. it may blow over. Then again, it may persist, and mutate, much like influenza. This brings th...

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by fr8mech
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1710

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

With the US going into prepper mode over the virus, how the hell can anyone justify eating one of these things? Maybe this is the reason the unwashed are hoarding toilet paper??? And screw CNN for promoting it during a health crisis... I didn't read "promotion" in that article, I read &qu...

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by fr8mech
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1710

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

This already existed up in Canada for a few years, and we have a version with bacon in it. Here in Malaysia, this is known as a Mega Mac. I partake in it once in a while, without the cheese, mayo & mustard. So, what you're saying is that McDonald's market tested this thing in Canada and Malaysi...

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by fr8mech
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1710

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

So what? If someone wants to eat themselves into an early grave, that's up to them. McDonald's can sell anything they want, and market it to whomever they want. The market will decide whether it stays or goes. Yes, I realize that there's a societal cost to people being fat, but there's a societal co...

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by fr8mech
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should booing be banned at sporting events?
Replies: 50
Views: 1810

Re: Should booing be banned at sporting events?

“Boston sucks, Boston sucks, Boston sucks!”, is not booing, it is an assertion of facts.

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by fr8mech
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DST Again
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: DST Again

What do you do to mitigate the effects of DST? What effects? It’s just a lost hour of sleep. Who cares? I went to bed Saturday night, and my dog woke me Sunday morning. I had “lost” an hour sleep. So what? I got on with my day. It was nice here. I did some yard work, went to Kroger, and then watche...

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by fr8mech
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5847

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

A 2019 CPO Ford Explorer, soon to be quickly followed by high school tuition for both my kids. No big vacation for us this year...and possibly next.

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Smell like no other.
Replies: 29
Views: 1806

Re: A Smell like no other.

The smell of moskolivano. It’s Greek incense used in homes during prayers. My mom used it daily. Whenever I come across that scent, I’m transported to our apartment in Brooklyn.

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wheel retraction question
Replies: 12
Views: 2521

Re: Wheel retraction question

Okay - I stand corrected, the 767 bogie is actively positioned during retraction? In the previous thread I mentioned one poster stated that the gear retracts with the bogie in it's default nose-down position, with no active positioning for retraction. I guess it depends what “active positioning” me...

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wheel retraction question
Replies: 12
Views: 2521

Re: Wheel retraction question

Not necessarily actively 'centered', the 767 I believe for example has no active bogie positioning other than a passive jack that returns the bogie to it's 'default' nose-down postion when in the air. This came up in a thread a few years ago concerning the 767 retraction dynamics and the necessary ...

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by fr8mech
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bye bye Yang Gang
Replies: 34
Views: 1465

Re: Bye bye Yang Gang

I asked my daughter (her first election) who she would be voting for if she were a Democrat (I haven't asked her what direction she leans). She immediately said "Andrew Yang". I asked why, and she replied "He's just so cool". We then went on to discuss others to get an understand...

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by fr8mech
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine wear: What happens?
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: Engine wear: What happens?

Cracks in the combustors. Deterioration of turbine blade/vane coatings. Cracks and/or missing material in the turbine section. Air seal breakdown in the bearing cavities. Bearing wear resulting in increased vibration. Or, vibration resulting in increased bearing wear. Of course, there is always FOD ...

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by fr8mech
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange probes on the A350
Replies: 20
Views: 2832

Re: Strange probes on the A350

virage wrote:
Thanks! It's an unusual location for RAT. They're typically located in the tail or under the wing, as in your A330 example.


B757/B767 has them aft of the gear. What aircraft has the RAT installed in the tail?

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3480

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

As an outsider I looked at this man and except being gay shouldn't he be Republican? Two things here: 1) No, he is not a Republican. Though, if I had to vote for one of the Democrats, it'd be him...or Gabbard. 2) Why is being gay and being Republican mutually exclusive? You pretty much made my earl...

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by fr8mech
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3480

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

LOL your party wants to draw and quarter Romney right now, and has installed an all gender outhouse on McCain's grave. Your party has literally become the deranged musings of one man. There you are, dropping me into a cubby hole. Did I say this problem was confined to one party? No, it tends to be ...

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by fr8mech
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3480

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

Well I see nothing civil in what she's saying, she could have thought that and shut up, but instead chose to say something horrible, "someone like that can't be president", she has to bear the consequences. Actually, I wasn’t addressing her statement. I was addressing the OP’s suggestion ...

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by fr8mech
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3480

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

(I also have to wonder what a Bible thumper is doing in the Democratic party in the first place.) Because, the world is not black and white. There are many shades of gray. Not everyone toes the party line. When we re-learn or remember that, maybe we can get back to civil discussions about politics.

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by fr8mech
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2593

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

I worry about my daughter driving...every time she leaves. Not because of her driving, she really is a good driver for 17. But, she does lack experience, and there are too many morons out there. I'm worried that, next week, when I have surgery to clean up a small tear in the meniscus of my right kne...

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by fr8mech
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechanics of the Parking Brake
Replies: 16
Views: 1903

Re: Mechanics of the Parking Brake

zeke wrote:
Maybe its like a normally closed solenoid, requires power to open.


I suspect the valve and/or brake system controller are connected to the Hot Battery Buss.

Just a guess, if in fact, you can set the brakes with power off.

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by fr8mech
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechanics of the Parking Brake
Replies: 16
Views: 1903

Re: Mechanics of the Parking Brake

While the parking brake will hold for 12 or so hours, it is rarely used that way...at least at the places I've worked. After the aircraft has parked and is chocked, the parking brake is released. The most common reason I've heard is so that the disks won't warp as the brakes continue to heat and the...

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by fr8mech
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site wide issues at the moment
Replies: 23
Views: 6467

Re: Site wide issues at the moment

Not sure if anyone else is experiencing this, but browsing on a mobile device (IOS) is very slow. Any of the forum pages take minutes to load. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge...it makes no difference.

Other pages, including the Airliner.net homepage load normally.

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