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by wingscrubber
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: [UK] Aviation Career Without An Aviation Degree?
Replies: 5
Views: 3264

RE: [UK] Aviation Career Without An Aviation Degree?

I got my PPL in the US, in fact I'm still here at the moment... it's worth noting that fuel costs are cheaper, most airports don't charge landing fees, there are no IFR fees (although not for long if Obama gets his way), so if you had the time and money to invest, you could do what many student pilo...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Human Transportation
Replies: 61
Views: 12005

RE: Supersonic Human Transportation

Jet fuel doesn't have to be pumped out of the ground, there have been alternatives to crude-oil derived fuels for a long time now, but the production scale is still insufficient to meet the demand currently needed for military and civilian infrastructure. The camelina-based jet fuel program that the...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Human Transportation
Replies: 61
Views: 12005

RE: Supersonic Human Transportation

Supersonic air travel and or Sub-orbital air travel can and should be possible once again, but there is significant stigma to overcome to achieve that goal. There are numerous pie-in-the-sky SSBJ designs, all of which are very unlikely to become reality in the near future, despite them all being com...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: General Motors Buys 7% Stake In Peugeot-Citroen
Replies: 66
Views: 4287

RE: General Motors Buys 7% Stake In Peugeot-Citroen

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Fly2HMO" class="quote" target="_blank">Fly2HMO</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Quoting Ken777 (Reply 15): Since Italy is ...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Japan May Cancel F-35 Order
Replies: 32
Views: 8435

RE: Japan May Cancel F-35 Order

I feel compelled to post a link to some Chinese animated fighter-jet comedy I stumbled accross recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evjHR5NiwsQ&feature=share

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by wingscrubber
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dassault Falcon 7X Tiller
Replies: 13
Views: 5492

RE: Dassault Falcon 7X Tiller

I found some good material on the <acronym title="TNT International (United Kingdom)">7X</acronym> in general, including the nosewheel steering. <a href="http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_content.jsp?channel=bca&id=xml/bca_xml/2011/03/01/BC_03_01_2011_p46-289458.xml&headline=Dassa...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Q400 Improved Efficiency?
Replies: 12
Views: 5849

RE: Q400 Improved Efficiency?

Bombardier owns Learjet who are currently developing the composite Learjet 85 business jet. Inevitably the technology deployed on Lear 85 will find its way into other Bombardier products eventually.

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by wingscrubber
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avanti Aerodynamics For Future Airliners?
Replies: 43
Views: 20846

RE: Avanti Aerodynamics For Future Airliners?

Does this help with imagining a three-winged airliner?  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/><br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Boeing/Boeing-757-200-Catfish...

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by wingscrubber
Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing To Close Wichita Facility
Replies: 26
Views: 7395

RE: Boeing To Close Wichita Facility

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/checksixx" class="quote" target="_blank">checksixx</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>LoL...this congressman must be living ...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avanti Aerodynamics For Future Airliners?
Replies: 43
Views: 20846

RE: Avanti Aerodynamics For Future Airliners?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MD-90" class="quote" target="_blank">MD-90</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Piaggio is allegedly designing an Avanti jet. ...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Toxic Fumes On Aircraft. How Common?
Replies: 18
Views: 10162

RE: Toxic Fumes On Aircraft. How Common?

I think I might have posted this before, but this website is a good resource for aerotoxic events. <a href="http://www.aerotoxic.org/news-and-articles/fume-event-incident-reports" target="_blank">http://www.aerotoxic.org/news-and-articles/fume-event-incident-reports</a> I agree with Roseflyers expla...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One More Reason Not To Fly - Children
Replies: 159
Views: 19936

RE: One More Reason Not To Fly - Children

If a flight attendant denied my kids some milk I would be livid - I would take the attendants name and make sure the <acronym title="VASP (Brazil)">VP</acronym> of customer service knows about it. I have been in the same situation with thaContinental, but luckily had much more caring flight attendan...

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by wingscrubber
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IPhone App For Aviation News
Replies: 8
Views: 6975

RE: IPhone App For Aviation News

I use 'Skygrid' which can be programmed to follow topics of your choice - I have mine set up to collect any articles relevant to 'aerospace' or 'aircraft', but it produces a lot of useless garbage too. Haven't tried the flight global app or <acronym title="Appleton - Outagamie County Regional (ATW),...

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by wingscrubber
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spoilers Working Out Of Tandem
Replies: 13
Views: 4486

RE: Spoilers Working Out Of Tandem

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RoseFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">RoseFlyer</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>All the inboard and outboard spoilers us...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please Identify This Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 6704

RE: Please Identify This Aircraft

Going to tag another mystery plane onto this thread to avoid creating a new one, anybody know anything about this aircraft? I have already found out what it is called, I searched the tail number and identfiied it as the 'Deltaviex Onera', but that's all I know. I also found pictures showing this par...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please Identify This Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 6704

RE: Please Identify This Aircraft

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Fabo" class="quote" target="_blank">Fabo</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>What do you use? Chickenwingscomics is a proper, s...

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by wingscrubber
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please Identify This Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 6704

RE: Please Identify This Aircraft

Cool, thanks ptrjong! I note on the Wikipedia page it says there are two survivors; The final production SIPA Minijet F-PDHE is owned by the Collection Bezard at Persan-Beaumont Airport <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> of Paris and can be seen by prior arrangement only.[2] Anot...

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by wingscrubber
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please Identify This Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 6704

Please Identify This Aircraft

Hi everybody - I know there are some resident aircraft recognition geeks lurking here, thought somebody might be able to give me a quick answer as to what this airplane is? <img src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/Peeto999/Unidentified.jpg" width="337" height="295" border="0"/> It came up on ...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sonic Boom Question
Replies: 26
Views: 9419

RE: Sonic Boom Question

Possible explanation for the 'double clap' below deck, and 'single clap' above; sound travels faster through water than air, because the airplane was flying 'on the deck', it was probably creating an audible 'boom' under the water's surface as well as above, the passengers below deck therefore heard...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AB A330 diverts due to toxic fumes in cabin
Replies: 16
Views: 22173

RE: Another AB A330 Diverts Due To Toxic Fumes In Cabin

The BAe 146 has been fairly notable for fume events; <a href="http://www.aerotoxic.org/news-and-articles/fume-event-incident-reports" target="_blank">http://www.aerotoxic.org/news-and-articles/fume-event-incident-reports</a> Folks like Aerotoxic.org and Flyers rights love to point to the fact that t...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Determines A Biz Jet's Cert. Ceiling?
Replies: 20
Views: 7961

RE: What Determines A Biz Jet's Cert. Ceiling?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ElpinDAB" class="quote" target="_blank">ElpinDAB</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I'm wondering what factors go into ...

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by wingscrubber
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Opinions On Cheap, Efficient GA Aircraft
Replies: 19
Views: 13778

RE: Opinions On Cheap, Efficient GA Aircraft

Been looking at the options for a future av-purchase myself. Initially I just want a basic IFR trainer with room for wife and kids, maybe a tent or folding bikes in the back to take some trips somewhere, if it's fuel efficient or can go fast, that's fine too. First, top of the list, is always going ...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Business Project
Replies: 4
Views: 3909

RE: Airline Business Project

I can't answer all your questions, but from a business-plan perspective, you need to find the niche market not already covered by existing airlines and charter operators already flying from little rock. Once you've found that niche (i.e. destinations not served, routes which might avoid hub-connecti...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Japanese F15 Grounding
Replies: 3
Views: 3830

RE: Japanese F15 Grounding

Since WW2 Japan has always been more US friendly than Euro-friendly, the decision will ultimately be a political one, so I strongly suspect the F-15 / F-4 replacements will be Boeing or Lockheed products. F-35 is considered the favourite. <a href="http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Japan/MJ12Dh01.html" ta...

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by wingscrubber
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT-less Emergency Hydraulic System
Replies: 7
Views: 4014

RE: RAT-less Emergency Hydraulic System

Canuck is right, wing flex isn't really a source of power that could drive hydraulics because a hydraulic system needs constant shaft <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> input driving a pump. Roseflyers idea is right, maybe if the wings were connected to some pneumatic rams on ...

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by wingscrubber
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pick Up Truck Emergency Landing
Replies: 31
Views: 33831

RE: Pick Up Truck Emergency Landing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetjack74" class="quote" target="_blank">jetjack74</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Why would anyone waste any time in doing...

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by wingscrubber
Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pick Up Truck Emergency Landing
Replies: 31
Views: 33831

Pick Up Truck Emergency Landing

Ok watch this first; (Plane lands on pickup truck) <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzyJLtJjfqE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzyJLtJjfqE</a> Now lets pick it to pieces. Ok # 1, the spoilers are deployed before touchdown # 2, there shouldn't be any tyre smoke when the nosewh...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should I Be Embarassed?
Replies: 107
Views: 6249

RE: Should I Be Embarassed?

There are more fun things you could be doing with your girlfriend on a lazy Sunday morning than going to church...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 787 Weight, How It Got There
Replies: 59
Views: 17964

RE: The 787 Weight, How It Got There

Here is a link to what I think Stitch is talking about <a href="http://www.planebusiness.com/buzz/airbus2.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.planebusiness.com/buzz/airbus2.pdf</a> To give a little bit of an insiders perspective, here's a timeline of how I think this typically goes: -OEM decides to buil...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ700 Vs Dash 8 Q400
Replies: 30
Views: 19777

RE: CRJ700 Vs Dash 8 Q400

Here's some more. <a href="http://www.transportenvironment.org/Publications/prep_hand_out/lid/398&sa=U&ei=pLSATpahNMXc0QHbx4HaDw&ved=0CCwQFjAJOAo&sig2=XXBP3wuSZBdT9dFRHXKWaA&usg=AFQjCNHhLffHgPyItGLiGrvQ_FXbPZJlBQ" target="_blank">http://www.transportenvironment.org/...AFQjCNHhLff...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ700 Vs Dash 8 Q400
Replies: 30
Views: 19777

RE: CRJ700 Vs Dash 8 Q400

This thread got me curious, so I went hunting, found some interesting analysis on the topic, and there is probably more out there to be found since it is such a hotly debated business study: <a href="http://web.mit.edu/aeroastro/people/waitz/publications/Babikian.pdf" target="_blank">http://web.mit....

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by wingscrubber
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space Shuttle Orbiter Hydraulic System
Replies: 2
Views: 8111

RE: Space Shuttle Orbiter Hydraulic System

Thanks for that link kalvado - I did wonder if it was 83282 spec fluid - that's one of the higher temperature rated red oils, so it makes sense, I just wondered if there was a special 'space shuttle fluid' used, but that's a regular aircraft grade fluid.

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by wingscrubber
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space Shuttle Orbiter Hydraulic System
Replies: 2
Views: 8111

Space Shuttle Orbiter Hydraulic System

So I was wondering if there are any space shuttle buffs who might be able to answer a quick question; I've been looking at this description of some of the shuttle systems here, with specific interest in the hydraulic system- <a href="http://www.spaceshuttleguide.com/system/APU.htm#HYD_MAIN_PUMP_PRES...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Cabin Pressure
Replies: 21
Views: 16512

RE: 787 Cabin Pressure

All of the newer generation airliners will start to be designed to cope with the higher pressure differential caused by higher cabin pressure. On the 787 the electric air compressors of course have to be capable of matching what the bleed air system used to do, but as Starlionblue points out, it is ...

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by wingscrubber
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Enhanced Trent 1000, Leapx & GTF: New Technologies
Replies: 2
Views: 4792

RE: Enhanced Trent 1000, Leapx & GTF: New Technologies

I think there are some comparable developments in all the new-generation turbofans. PW1000G (geared turbofan) and CFM Leap X are roughly comparable in target thrust range and application, the Trent 1000 is larger, and comparable with the <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> GenX...

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by wingscrubber
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747 Leading Edge During Landing
Replies: 28
Views: 10585

RE: B747 Leading Edge During Landing

This is worth a mention with regard to the 747 slat retraction feature. <a href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/06/26/343738/ba-747-crew-commended-for-escaping-near-stall-on-take-off.html" target="_blank">http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...caping-near-stall-on-take-off.html</a> Clever...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The T-tail And Various Aircraft That Use It.
Replies: 35
Views: 24119

RE: The T-tail And Various Aircraft That Use It.

Some more thoughts; Pros for conventional tail; -Shorter cable/hydraulic routing to elevator -Shorter anti-ice bleed air tubing for horizontal stab -Rudder structure does not have to be as strong, can be lighter Pros for T-tail; -If vertical stab is swept, then a T-mounted tailplane is further back ...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Revving Up The Wheels Before Touchdown
Replies: 24
Views: 7713

RE: Revving Up The Wheels Before Touchdown

The KERS technology in formula one could be used for this - normally on gear retraction the brakes are applied (or the tyre contacts a skidpad in the wheel well) to reduce the risk of tyre-burst damage. If this energy was captured with a lightweight KERS flywheel or maybe a hydraulic accumulator, th...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Is The 737 Only One Without Main Gear Doors?
Replies: 23
Views: 10484

RE: Why Is The 737 Only One Without Main Gear Doors?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HaveBlue" class="quote" target="_blank">HaveBlue</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>I would have thought that an aircraft de...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Efficient Wing In Aviation?
Replies: 51
Views: 14133

RE: Most Efficient Wing In Aviation?

The efficiency of a wing depends on how hard it's working and how fast it's going, so the context is important to figure out how much drag it will encounter in a certain regime under a certain load. A Q400 or Fokker 50 might seem more efficient in the low speed realm, but at Mach 0.89 a Citation X o...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do They Construct Runways So Straight?
Replies: 11
Views: 16307

RE: How Do They Construct Runways So Straight?

Here's a couple of old posts on curved runways and rollercoaster runways, because sometimes perfectly flat straight runways are not possible; <i><a href="/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/209664" target="_blank">Curved Runways</a></i> <font size="1">(by <a href="/profile/Ben88" class="quot...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will You Help Me Write A Movie?
Replies: 95
Views: 8014

RE: Will You Help Me Write A Movie?

Here's a suggestion - maybe scrap the 747, make it a 777, then a single engine failure is more exciting. If you have the airplane completely running out of fuel, then you can have things going on like deploying the RAT, emergency gear extension etc. Read about the 'gimli glider', and watch 'Falling ...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will You Help Me Write A Movie?
Replies: 95
Views: 8014

RE: Will You Help Me Write A Movie?

The plot sounds a bit like Stephen King's 'The Langoliers', except for the midair collision part... If I were writing this, I would imagine that maybe the 'near collision' or glancing blow could have ruptured a fuel tank, causing the weight and balance problem, then maybe some damage to an outboard ...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biggest Aeronautical Vehicles Ever Built?
Replies: 33
Views: 8660

RE: Biggest Aeronautical Vehicles Ever Built?

I would say the <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-225 with its Buran payload, or the Myasishchev Atlant carrying the energia rocket must have been up there. <img src="http://ram-home.com/ram-old/an-225buran-vak200102.jpg" width="400" height="241" border="0"/><img src="http://hoffstrizz....

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by wingscrubber
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust Q
Replies: 100
Views: 11488

RE: Reverse Thrust Q

One more fun exception to the rule is deployment of the thrust reversers before touchdown, as wheel brakes obviously only become effective once rubber meets the road; here's a picture of an <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-62 doing this, I think a couple of other older Russia...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA: Job Openings Are Not For The Unemployed
Replies: 47
Views: 3877

RE: USA: Job Openings Are Not For The Unemployed

When I got laid off I set myself up as a freelance contractor doing technical writing and as a handyman doing home improvement work. Didn't make much money, but I put on my resume that I had started my own business to show I wasn't one of the wanton unemployed, that led to a much higher paid private...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: To Build A Plane With One CF-6 50?
Replies: 25
Views: 7526

RE: To Build A Plane With One CF-6 50?

Reposting this as it is still relevant to the topic; <a href="http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2011/01/15/single-engined-jet-airliner-anybody/" target="_blank">http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalk...ngle-engined-jet-airliner-anybody/</a> Lockheed's single-engined airliner concept, though I li...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Plane Would Be Best For...
Replies: 59
Views: 9599

RE: What Plane Would Be Best For...

According to the a.net datasheet, the 208B (super caravan) can fly with 1 pilot and 14 passengers with a part 23 waiver. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/stats.main?id=158" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/stats.main?id=158</a> And here are a list of operators, a...

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by wingscrubber
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: One Less F-14?
Replies: 16
Views: 9135

RE: One Less F-14?

What dya think, mechanical problem or did he forget to lower the gear? Could be repairable.

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by wingscrubber
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Prefers F-18 Over Rafale
Replies: 37
Views: 33621

RE: Brazil Prefers F-18 Over Rafale

One aspect of the deal I read about was that France would buy <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-390s from Embraer if Brazil bought Rafales from Dassault, but that because France is commited to buying A400M as a partner nation, they likely won't need any <acronym title="...

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