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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Purpose Of Spinner Cone On The Front Of Fan Jet
Replies: 24
Views: 23604

RE: Purpose Of Spinner Cone On The Front Of Fan Jet

Painting the fan blades would alter the precision balancing that they require to keep fan vibration low. Since they are also changed in matched sets, you'd have pairing issues to deal with as well.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zodiac Inflatable Boat Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3521

RE: Zodiac Inflatable Boat Question

Well, I went with the transom mounted wheels. I used the boat this week and what a difference! No leaks and launching is a breeze now. But, I have a new problem <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> How can you rem...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon May 31, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zodiac Inflatable Boat Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3521

RE: Zodiac Inflatable Boat Question

I already use the tarp method, but its dragging up to the tarp I want to avoid. Granted, the material is tough. But over time I can see it wearing down and getting thin.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun May 30, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zodiac Inflatable Boat Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3521

RE: Zodiac Inflatable Boat Question

I like the last idea. I've actually seen a similar product for sale at a marine store. My only concern about using them is that you have to drill into the wooden transom below the water line. Will a good sealant be enough to prevent water ingress? It's hard to undrill a hole <img src="http://cd...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun May 30, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zodiac Inflatable Boat Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3521

RE: Zodiac Inflatable Boat Question

It has an inflatable keel. The rubberized canvas sounds like a good idea.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun May 30, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zodiac Inflatable Boat Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3521

Zodiac Inflatable Boat Question

I own a Zodiac PVC rollup inflatable fishing boat. I would like to protect the bottom of the tubes from abrasion when pulling the boat up onto a sandy beach. Does anyone know of any coatings I can apply to achieve some sort of abrasion resistance? I'm sure I can get creative with a few tubes of out ...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Difference Between Line And Hangar Mx?
Replies: 10
Views: 9636

RE: What Is The Difference Between Line And Hangar Mx?

I've worked both overnight hangar and line <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym>. I liked the hangar environment since I got to learn the aircraft without a departure time always hanging over my head. This was very helpful since I was fresh out of school at the time. However, afte...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Load Request
Replies: 2
Views: 3755

RE: WN Load Request

Thanks! I'll be on a ZED (bottom of the barrel), so I want to make sure there's plenty of room.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Load Request
Replies: 2
Views: 3755

WN Load Request

Does anyone have access to <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> flight loads from <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> tomorrow (Sunday...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your Aviation Job
Replies: 180
Views: 14543

RE: Your Aviation Job

A&P Mechanic and run/taxi instructor on the CRJ-200. Nothing like taking a $20 million toy for a ride around the patch Smile

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Wheels & Tires Question
Replies: 14
Views: 13386

RE: Landing Gear Wheels & Tires Question

On our CRJ-200 aircraft we removed the noewheel snubbers through an E.O. some time ago to help with W&B and C.G. issues. Not to mention <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> costs. The only downside is when you have an out of balance nosewheel, it's pretty annoying on gear retract...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ 900: Altitude Limiter Trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 5314

RE: CRJ 900: Altitude Limiter Trouble

We had an ongoing pressurization fault in one of our -200's for close to a year. In our scenario, the a/c would not pressurize. We changed the outflow valves umpteen times. Mushroom check valves were changed. Ejector pumps were changed. <acronym title="San Martin de los Andes - Chapelco (Aviador Car...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strobes On While At The Gate... Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 8701

RE: Strobes On While At The Gate... Why?

It happens every now and again on our CRJ's. A new relay in one of the junction boxes (P.I.T.A.) usually ends up curing it. The relay change takes 5 minutes. The Ops checks for pulling out the JB take over an hour. Go figure.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ 200 Flap Fails
Replies: 16
Views: 10692

RE: CRJ 200 Flap Fails

Saab2000, I share your pain. We are both at the same carrier. What a nightmare the past 3 or 4 days have been. I think a kick below the belt is in order for the engineer who designed the <acronym title="Port of Spain / Trinidad - Piarco International (POS / TTPP), Trinidad and Tobago">POS</acronym> ...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ 200 Flap Fails
Replies: 16
Views: 10692

CRJ 200 Flap Fails

Have any operators been experiencing a large increase in CRJ 200 flap fail events since the latest cold snap has gripped much of the U.S.?

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where's The Radio Altimeter Located?
Replies: 15
Views: 13416

RE: Where's The Radio Altimeter Located?

Our CRJ-200's are equipped with one radio altimeter system, while many other airlines have taken the option of having two installed. I wish ours had two. When our single rad. alt. system runs haywire, the aircraft is grounded until it's fixed. The CR2 radio altimeter antennas are mounted along the f...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Much Are You Now Paying For Gas?
Replies: 169
Views: 6355

RE: How Much Are You Now Paying For Gas?

$2.97 for 87 out here in Wilmington, DE.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Fast Does Air Travel Out Of A Turbofan?
Replies: 14
Views: 13674

RE: How Fast Does Air Travel Out Of A Turbofan?

On the CRJ-200, the exhaust speed at maximum thrust is approximately 544 mph measured at 25 feet behind the engine. The temperature of the exhaust at this point is approximately 440 degrees F. These numbers are from the CRJ-200 AMM and the engine in this example is the CF-34. The same engine at idle...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Keep The Gear Down So Long?
Replies: 17
Views: 10319

RE: Why Keep The Gear Down So Long?

UPSMD11, chances are the aircraft in question had an <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> for the MLG bay overheat system. One of the stipulations is that the gear must be left down for so many minutes to ensure proper tire and brake cooling, sinc...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dover AFB 2008 Open House
Replies: 11
Views: 8040

RE: Dover AFB 2008 Open House

Thanks for the quick replies. I figured it was a no-go this year since I didn't hear much about it.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dover AFB 2008 Open House
Replies: 11
Views: 8040

Dover AFB 2008 Open House

Does anyone know if Dover AFB is having it's open house on Sept. 20/21 this year? I haven't seen much info published, but I haven't seen any cancellation notices either.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar Vs Line
Replies: 28
Views: 4153

Hangar Vs Line

I've worked both. I enjoyed learning the aircraft in a hangar environment. I had enough time with the plane each night to take my time and learn the various systems, etc. The monotony of A checks and tire changes got old after a awhile though. After a year or so, I bid the line to learn more of the ...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Checking Account Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2340

RE: Checking Account Question

Thanks for the quick replies! That clears everything up. I knew there had to be a good explanation for the difference.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Checking Account Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2340

Checking Account Question

I was viewing the scanned images of my cancelled checks in my online banking account and noticed something interesting. Some of the checks have a notation which says, "This is a legal copy of your check. You can use it the same way you would use the original check." This is all part of the Check 21 ...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Other CRJ Operators Having
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

RE: Any Other CRJ Operators Having

I haven't seen much if any reduction in flap fails since the new washers have been installed. Lately we've been having more flap fails than ever. I think the washer fix was a stop-gap measure until they can come up with a solution that actually works. I'm not holding my breath though.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Challenger 604 Design Flaw Identified - CRJ Also?
Replies: 12
Views: 7699

RE: Challenger 604 Design Flaw Identified - CRJ Also?

You have to love the "Loss of Balls" task for checking the flap actuators on the CRJ-200. I'm not making this up. There is a task requiring checking for loss of ball bearings in the actuator. They could have chosen a better name for the task though <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.g...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flip Video Camcorder
Replies: 0
Views: 1490

Flip Video Camcorder

I received a Flip Ultra Video camcorder for Christmas. It's nothing fancy by any means, but it's a neat little device to take 30 minutes worth of video to upload or burn to disk. Anyway, it was working fine until now. Now my computer doesn't recognize the camera being plugged into my USB port. The p...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opps - Pilots Given Nitrogen Instead Of Oxygen
Replies: 34
Views: 11762

RE: Opps - Pilots Given Nitrogen Instead Of Oxygen

Whatever happened to the 02 tanks being painted green with "Aviator's Breathing Oxygen" stenciled on the side versus a black tank with no writing for the Nitrogen? Sounds like some folks need to be given an Ishihara test down there.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 599 Diversion To PHL
Replies: 34
Views: 4484

DL 599 Diversion To PHL

DL 599 just diverted into PHL. According to the crew, they lost control of the cabin pressurization.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Pilots Taxi So Perfectly?
Replies: 44
Views: 14247

RE: How Do Pilots Taxi So Perfectly?

In the CRJ, I usually line up my right thigh with the centerline. After a while you just get the feel for where you are at in your particular aircraft type. I've gotten pretty good at stopping dead on the "T" at the gates. I try to avoid tracking straight down the taxiway centerline during wet and/o...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air 767-300 In PHL
Replies: 11
Views: 5180

Hawaiian Air 767-300 In PHL

Anyone know why Hawaiian had a 763 in PHL yesterday?

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN De-icing Training Story...
Replies: 22
Views: 4616

RE: DEN De-icing Training Story...

Yet another case of you get what you pay for. When you pay crap wages, you are going to get crap people who need to be spoon fed everything. It's also a very good example of why this current trend of outsourcing everything may not be such a great idea. When airlines outsource areas of their operatio...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways/Piedmont Registration Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

RE: US Airways/Piedmont Registration Help

Thanks for the help. Would you know which N# that translates to?

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways/Piedmont Registration Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

US Airways/Piedmont Registration Help

Does anyone know which ship flew PHL-ITH as US flight # 4182 today? Thanks in advance

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Flat Tires For BA 777s At PHL Today
Replies: 26
Views: 10633

RE: Two Flat Tires For BA 777s At PHL Today

PHL is the worst airport for FOD I have ever seen. It is loaded with trash, just like the rest of the city.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Usefull Qualification Upgrade For A&P
Replies: 71
Views: 4611

RE: Usefull Qualification Upgrade For A&P

Hehe Boeing767Mech, I know the feeling. I still get a rush out of playing with the expensive toys. Today I got to sit out in the run pad for four hours. It was just at idle though. We had to calibrate the remote compensator for the flux valve. Talk about tedious. It beats sitting home watching the i...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Usefull Qualification Upgrade For A&P
Replies: 71
Views: 4611

RE: Usefull Qualification Upgrade For A&P

Hey ReidYYZ, If I didn't know better, I would think I work with a few of ass-face's cousins. Brakes don't go flush overnight. I don't know how many times a plane which had a service check the night before comes through the next day requesting a brake or tire inspection. It's not a safety issue, but ...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Usefull Qualification Upgrade For A&P
Replies: 71
Views: 4611

RE: Usefull Qualification Upgrade For A&P

AirframeAS, that's one of the benefits of working for a regional. Granted, you won't get rich, but you get to move up fairly quickly. I was on midnights for just over a year. I came to the line two years ago and have been working days ever since. I prefer working the line over the hangar, as I enjoy...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Usefull Qualification Upgrade For A&P
Replies: 71
Views: 4611

RE: Usefull Qualification Upgrade For A&P

Boeing767Mech, that reminds me of something I read some time ago about the two types of A&P's out there. One type is always inquisitive and reading into the systems to learn something new each day. They like to learn the ins and outs of their aircraft and push buttons in their spare time to learn ne...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About The 727 Super 27F
Replies: 27
Views: 16528

RE: Questions About The 727 Super 27F

I have a question about the QWS flap mod. Doesn't this mod accomplish what some early 727 crews experimented with by leaving a small amount of flap down in cruise flight by pulling C.B.'s, etc? (remember Hoot Gibson and the Supersonic TWA 727?)

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Worst Job In Maintenance
Replies: 178
Views: 21911

RE: Worst Job In Maintenance

CRJ-200 #2 engine FCU probably takes the cake. Outboard spoileron PCU's are always good for a few four letter words too... Wink

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways 2007 Employee Calendar
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

US Airways 2007 Employee Calendar

For those of you with a 2007 US Airways employee calendar, I have a question for you. As you know, each month features a picture of a US aircraft. Whey then does the month of December feature a 737-200 from <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>? Not only has US not flown the 732 in som...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Letter To United Airlines
Replies: 165
Views: 19698

RE: My Letter To United Airlines

When I used to non-rev on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, they pulled this stunt quite often. If the F or C cabin was somewhat empty, the F/A's would "block" a row of seats for themselves to use during the flight. As a non-rev though, you really can't say anything when the F/A's...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rain Repellant - Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 17025

RE: Rain Repellant - Aircraft

I remember on our BAE 146's, we actually applied good ole fashioned Rain X to the windscreens. It was called out for right in the paperwork. I got a laugh out of that Smile

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757: Loud Hydraulic Pump Normal?
Replies: 29
Views: 7242

RE: 757: Loud Hydraulic Pump Normal?

On the CRJ-200, a lot of new mechanics find out the hard way how loud the ACMPs are. They go up in the aft equipment bay to work on something. Meanwhile someone else powers up 1B and 2B Hyd. pumps which are right next to them back there. With no ear protection, the noise scares the crap out of them ...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Door Jammed On YV CRJ200
Replies: 14
Views: 6589

RE: Cargo Door Jammed On YV CRJ200

It happens every once in a while. The best was when we had an F/O trapped in the lav at the gate. The lav door latch mechanism broke. The door hinge was screwed up, and the track was bent. Needless to say, he couldn't get out and we couldn't get in. Short of smashing the door in (which the powers th...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Other Airline Disaster Movie: "The Pilot"
Replies: 14
Views: 8248

RE: The Other Airline Disaster Movie: "The Pilot"

You are thinking of "Crisis in Midair" starring George Peppard (The A-Team) and Desi Arnaz, Jr. It is set in <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. Another good movie. <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079009/" target=_blank>http://www.imdb.com...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Changing Cabin Pressure On Purpose?
Replies: 15
Views: 7537

RE: Changing Cabin Pressure On Purpose?

CPAM= Cabin Pressure Acquisition Module. The CPAM on the CRJ-200 provides the EICAS with the cabin alititude, cabin altitude rate of change, and cabin Delta P. It also causes the Fasten Seat Belts and No Smoking signs to illuminate if cabin altitude exceeds 10,000' with the switches in auto setting....

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Warning Sounds
Replies: 14
Views: 33746

RE: Warning Sounds

Thanks guys. I have it figured out. I brought my digital camera to work today to get to some sound files recorded. My new ringtone is the self test audio on the GPWS. I just better remember to turn my phone off when jumpseating Smile

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Warning Sounds
Replies: 14
Views: 33746

RE: Warning Sounds

Someone enlighten me. How do you take one of these sound files and upload it to your phone for a ringer?

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