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by wingscrubber
Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Plane Would Be Best For...
Replies: 59
Views: 9603

RE: What Plane Would Be Best For...

Given the original requirements, it's a no-brainer. Cessna 208.

http://www.what2fly.com/operating_cost/cessna/208_caravan.php

Easy maintenance, easy to fly, short runways no problem, seats 14.

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by wingscrubber
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Great Britains Oldest Fly JET Lands At COV
Replies: 5
Views: 5807

RE: Great Britains Oldest Fly JET Lands At COV

Originally equipped with <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> derwents, but I suspect it could have been re-engined with <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> vipers, as they're probably easier to find spares for. I wonder if someone familiar with t...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Controlling Airbus A320 With Total Hydraulic Loss
Replies: 30
Views: 37212

RE: Controlling Airbus A320 With Total Hydraulic Loss

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Being FBW has nothing to do with which...

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by wingscrubber
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Controlling Airbus A320 With Total Hydraulic Loss
Replies: 30
Views: 37212

RE: Controlling Airbus A320 With Total Hydraulic Loss

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zeke" class="quote" target="_blank">zeke</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>And the A380, it has self contained electro hydrau...

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by wingscrubber
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Garmin G1000 Vs Perspective
Replies: 1
Views: 6381

RE: Garmin G1000 Vs Perspective

Terrain visualisation is not unique to the Cirrus 'Perspective' system, you can get it as the 'Synthetic Vision Technology' upgrade on standard G1000, but it costs extra. I had a quick look at some youtube clips of the 'Perspective' avionics, visually it looks like an identical graphical interface t...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11: Unpleasant Braking Behaviour After Landing
Replies: 11
Views: 7580

MD-11: Unpleasant Braking Behaviour After Landing

I personally find firm braking on landing to be very reassuring! But I imagine sporadic firm braking by the pilot might be in an effort to expedite runway exit at a certain taxiway intersection, and yes cold carbon brakes are probably a bit 'grabby'. High speed runway exits or spooling up the engine...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Classic Rudder PCU In Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 6752

RE: 737 Classic Rudder PCU In Europe

Here's some 737 rudder goodies; <a href="http://www.b737.org.uk/rudder.htm" target="_blank">http://www.b737.org.uk/rudder.htm</a> <a href="http://www.b737.org.uk/theruddersystem.htm" target="_blank">http://www.b737.org.uk/theruddersystem.htm</a> Strangely, I can't find the 2002-20-07 <acronym title=...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Beriev Be-200: Dual Throttle?
Replies: 15
Views: 4486

RE: Beriev Be-200: Dual Throttle?

Looks like it's just designed for right-handed flying - right hand on stick, left hand on throttle, this is often done in helicopters too, where there are two collective levers, both on the left hand side of the captain and co-pilot, to allow them to always fly with the usually-dominant right hand. ...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages/Disadvntages Of Top Wing Airliners?
Replies: 18
Views: 8323

RE: Advantages/Disadvntages Of Top Wing 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/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Also the weight saving is more o...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Gulfstream Try Airbus New Concept Design?
Replies: 19
Views: 4816

Should Gulfstream Try Airbus New Concept Design?

The 'transparent fuselage' idea is ludicrous. I can't believe anybody at airbus thought that it's a good idea, you can't build an airplane out of glass. Conversely though, more external viewing cameras on and around the aircraft, like A380 would be cool, and potentially delete the need for real wind...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Wing Part Identified...
Replies: 7
Views: 4161

RE: Need Wing Part Identified...

Covers the flap jackscrew. Normally splattered with grease inside when it gets flung off the spinning jackscrew.

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by wingscrubber
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What An Airplane To Choose?
Replies: 6
Views: 6309

RE: What An Airplane To Choose?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/26point2" class="quote" target="_blank">26point2</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> Umm.... All nice but the 182 and T206 are...

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by wingscrubber
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Solenoids. What Are They For In Fuel Sys. Of B76?
Replies: 4
Views: 6126

RE: Solenoids. What Are They For In Fuel Sys. Of B76?

I'm not intimately familiar with the Duchess fuel system, but you are correct in presuming that 'solenoid' in fuel or hydraulic systems usually infers 'solenoid actuated shut-off valve'. I'm only a PPL, but 'priming' the engine prior to start on the 172 is a matter of switching on the fuel pump to p...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages/Disadvntages Of Top Wing Airliners?
Replies: 18
Views: 8323

RE: Advantages/Disadvntages Of Top Wing Airliners?

High wing advantages:
-Reduced risk of wingtip/engine pod strike
-Reduced risk of FOD ingestion
-Shorter landing gear (weight savings)

Disadvantages:
-Compromised bouyancy for ditching on water
-Complicates bleed air/hydraulic tubing routes

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by wingscrubber
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is Obama Grounding JFK's Space Legacy?
Replies: 80
Views: 8097

RE: Is Obama Grounding JFK's Space Legacy?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gigneil" class="quote" target="_blank">gigneil</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>That's patently ridiculous. He's killing i...

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by wingscrubber
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Craft Beer?
Replies: 34
Views: 2634

RE: Your Favorite Craft Beer?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Mortyman" class="quote" target="_blank">Mortyman</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Nøgne Ø</i></font></td></tr></table> Oh ye...

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by wingscrubber
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is Obama Grounding JFK's Space Legacy?
Replies: 80
Views: 8097

RE: Is Obama Grounding JFK's Space Legacy?

Obama's administration is not just harming the space program, but aerospace & defense industry in general. Programs cancelled; Constellation/Ares, <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-71, F-22, C-17, F-136, <acronym title="Juarez Celman (JCM), Argentina">JCM</acronym> missile, am...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety of CFRP-constructed 787?
Replies: 80
Views: 9405

RE: Safety Of CFRP-constructed 787?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nomadd22" class="quote" target="_blank">nomadd22</a> (<a href="#58" class="quote">Reply 58</a>):<br/><i>Aluminum airliners are not "Faraday cage...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety of CFRP-constructed 787?
Replies: 80
Views: 9405

RE: Safety Of CFRP-constructed 787?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>Quoting justloveplanes (Reply 33): I a...

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by wingscrubber
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There A 'better' Sleep Pattern?
Replies: 30
Views: 3007

RE: Is There A 'better' Sleep Pattern?

If you have an iphone, download the 'ihome sleep' app, it's basically an alarm clock/weather station app with the added capability of recording your sleep. You slide the bar to tell it when you've gone to bed, and then you have to slide the bar again to stop the alarm in the morning, or hit the snoo...

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by wingscrubber
Fri May 27, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chemtrail Conspiracy
Replies: 36
Views: 3780

RE: Chemtrail Conspiracy

Guys - chemtrails are real! The chemical is DHMO - a highly potent greenhouse gas, disease carrier and driver behind many of the worlds extreme weather systems. Another name for it is dihydrogen monoxide. Very dangerous stuff! But seriously, I struggle to fathom sometimes how folks come up with thes...

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by wingscrubber
Tue May 24, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Reverse" Engineering
Replies: 10
Views: 4577

RE: "Reverse" Engineering

Tupolev Tu-4 is a fairly prominent example of 'reverse engineering'. In present day, Comac C919 to some is being interpreted as a reverse engineered A320! Neither are really a good example of going 'back in time' though. Tough one actually, there's plenty of examples of modernizing old airplanes, li...

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by wingscrubber
Mon May 23, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are The KC-390 Wings Large Enough?
Replies: 10
Views: 7630

RE: Are The KC-390 Wings Large Enough?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Quoting SchorschNG (Reply 2): The ...

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by wingscrubber
Mon May 23, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Construction?
Replies: 4
Views: 8426

RE: Landing Gear Construction?

Patxi - your best bet is to talk a lot about the typical landing gear sub-contractors like messier-dowty & goodrich if you want to describe how the big airframers 'manufacture' their landing gear - they usually pay somebody else to do it for them. Where I used to work, at Cessna, all the landing...

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by wingscrubber
Fri May 20, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could Airbus Build An AN124 And C-5 Replacement?
Replies: 27
Views: 10891

RE: Could Airbus Build An AN124 And C-5 Replacement?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747400sp" class="quote" target="_blank">747400sp</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>With the work that Airbus put into ...

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by wingscrubber
Wed May 18, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: I Got My Private Pilot Cert!
Replies: 22
Views: 2179

RE: Self Gloss: I Got My Private Pilot Cert!

Welcome to the club! Remember to follow your check lists and don't get too brave! No bold-old pilots out there... <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stabilator" class="quote" targ...

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by wingscrubber
Tue May 17, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Construction?
Replies: 4
Views: 8426

RE: Landing Gear Construction?

There is a wealth of goodies on the internet on landing gear construction or design, such as; <a href="http://www.altairhyperworks.co.uk/html/en-GB/Campaign/pages/papers/Aero/NAFEMS_WhitePaper_Final.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.altairhyperworks.co.uk/ht...s/Aero/NAFEMS_WhitePaper_Final.pdf</a> Al...

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by wingscrubber
Thu May 12, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will We See An Twin Enigine A/C Powered By TP400
Replies: 16
Views: 5441

RE: Will We See An Twin Enigine A/C Powered By TP400

ATR are planning a new bigger turboprop - probably consulting with Keesje! The current ATR-72 has 5000 SHP PW100s, but they're only talking about a 90 seater (ATR-72 is 70 seater), Keesje was looking at 150 seats. 70-90 seats is a relatively small incremental growth, which doesn't really justify a p...

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by wingscrubber
Thu May 12, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing
Replies: 38
Views: 12561

RE: Keeping The Nose Up On 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/buckfifty" class="quote" target="_blank">buckfifty</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>Because it is unsafe.</i></font></td><...

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by wingscrubber
Thu May 12, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wing Dihedral
Replies: 12
Views: 10865

RE: Wing Dihedral

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">jetpilot</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>With the fuselage hung beneath the wings t...

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by wingscrubber
Thu May 12, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing
Replies: 38
Views: 12561

RE: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing

Looks like he was just trying to grease it - what's wrong with trying to make a smooth landing? It's not an aircraft carrier he's touching down on! It's also good soft-field technique, which admittedly is very rarely applicable to airliners. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkl3jGxCKUI" targe...

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by wingscrubber
Mon May 09, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?
Replies: 112
Views: 21281

RE: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B777LRF" class="quote" target="_blank">B777LRF</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Nope, as previously mentioned it's the Spa...

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by wingscrubber
Fri May 06, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pouring Concrrete For Display Aircraft.
Replies: 4
Views: 4488

RE: Pouring Concrrete For Display Aircraft.

What you're doing is essentially pouring foundations. This is probably more than you need, but I found an interesting guide here for housing foundations; <a href="http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/cooke/docs/samplechapter.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/cooke/docs/samplechap...

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by wingscrubber
Thu May 05, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stretching The AN-225. HOW?
Replies: 12
Views: 5746

RE: Stretching The AN-225. HOW?

Rez - only 8 engines? Here's another, but I can't take credit for it.

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00000367

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by wingscrubber
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stretching The AN-225. HOW?
Replies: 12
Views: 5746

RE: Stretching The AN-225. HOW?

The stretch could be easily achieved with the addition of a lifting canard and tail to alleviate bending loads... With runways and infrastructure being the key limiting factor for very large aircraft, the sea presents itself as a potential solution. The Beriev Be-2500 is worth a look. <a href="http:...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Looking For Info On The Boeing Skyfox
Replies: 10
Views: 14731

Looking For Info On The Boeing Skyfox

A light twin-jet such as this could have made a great COIN aircraft, although with a MTOW of 20,000lb, less than half of an A-10, it probably would have been limited to light guns and rockets. But then, there are air forces who would put such as aircraft to great effect, could have been a great valu...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Looking For Info On The Boeing Skyfox
Replies: 10
Views: 14731

Looking For Info On The Boeing Skyfox

I was wondering if the collective expertise had any knowledge of the Boeing Skyfox program. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Skyfox" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Skyfox</a> <img src="http://membres.multimania.fr/puech1/photos/skyfox/Boeing%20Skyfox%20T-33%20convers...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Gov Declares Three Days Of Prayer For Rain
Replies: 59
Views: 2727

RE: TX Gov Declares Three Days Of Prayer For Rain

Could be worse, instead of 'praying' he could be spending money on cloud seeding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_seeding

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by wingscrubber
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly By Wire Or Fly By Force
Replies: 11
Views: 5202

RE: Fly By Wire Or Fly By Force

I found a google e-book on this topic, 'Airplane Stability & Control'. <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=D-ctX2Q-CSIC&lpg=PA79&ots=sg4x8yX-Hz&dq=early%20hydraulic%20flight%20controls&pg=PA78#v=onepage&q=early%20hydraulic%20flight%20controls&f=false" target="_blank...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly By Wire Or Fly By Force
Replies: 11
Views: 5202

RE: Fly By Wire Or Fly By Force

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MD11Engineer" class="quote" target="_blank">MD11Engineer</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>You still have aircraft around wit...

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by wingscrubber
Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 48 ÷ 2(9+3)=?
Replies: 192
Views: 6863

RE: 48 ÷ 2(9+3)=?

This is what google thinks;

http://tinyurl.com/3r3fzxw

http://tinyurl.com/6ffynxe

[Edited 2011-04-24 11:02:39]

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by wingscrubber
Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 48 ÷ 2(9+3)=?
Replies: 192
Views: 6863

RE: 48 ÷ 2(9+3)=?

48 / 2 (9+3) = ? The problem is incomplete; should be EITHER; 48 / [2*(9+3)]= 2 or (48/2)*(9+3) = 288 The point of consternation is the lack of appropriate use of brackets in the right places, but standard mathematical convention dictates the first interpretation and answer of 2 should be the correc...

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by wingscrubber
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bucket List
Replies: 21
Views: 1836

RE: Your Bucket List

On my bucket list: -Send my kids, then grandkids to university -Build my own (retirement) home on some farmland -Build a kitplane (Probably a Zenith CH801) and fly from personal mown grass strip on farmland -Get a motorcycle license, buy a motorcycle, get 120mph speeding ticket. -Visit Japan, eat su...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Influential Jet Engine Design?
Replies: 30
Views: 12020

RE: Most Influential Jet Engine Design?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/faro" class="quote" target="_blank">faro</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Out of curiousity, which was the first engine to...

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by wingscrubber
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear Retraction For Airbus Giants: Why So Slow?
Replies: 28
Views: 9727

RE: Gear Retraction For Airbus Giants: Why So Slow?

A moderator deleted my post, for quoting something which was then deleted....?? Repost (minus quotes): Gear retraction speed is determined by the flow capacity of the hydraulic system. Slower retraction allows a lower flow rate which means pumps can be smaller/lighter, and take less shaft horsepower...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beer: It's Good For Ya!
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

RE: Beer: It's Good For Ya!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Springbok747" class="quote" target="_blank">Springbok747</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>The Europe-wide study of 363,988 p...

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by wingscrubber
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight Escalation Factor For Civil Airliner
Replies: 5
Views: 4961

RE: Weight Escalation Factor For Civil Airliner

Well, I didn't think that I would be the authority to answer this sort of question, but since nobody else has, I dug up a couple of weight estimation/growth factor papers... <a href="http://www.adac.aero/Documents/Raymer_Annotations/3.6_Design_Example.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.adac.aero/Docume...

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by wingscrubber
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Orbital Transit Aircraft
Replies: 19
Views: 20154

RE: Orbital Transit 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/AustrianZRH" class="quote" target="_blank">AustrianZRH</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>I think the routes to <acronym tit...

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by wingscrubber
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Orbital Transit Aircraft
Replies: 19
Views: 20154

RE: Orbital Transit Aircraft

This concept makes me think of this: <a href="http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/~bat/GA/OT-MODEL/mg-cs-cloudbase-2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/~bat/GA/OT-MODEL/mg-cs-cloudbase-2.jpg" width="650" height="488" alt="http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/~bat/GA/OT-MODEL/mg-cs-cloudbase-2.jpg" bor...

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by wingscrubber
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Social Factors In Commercial Pilot Training
Replies: 8
Views: 4855

RE: Social Factors In Commercial Pilot Training

I wanted to become a pilot years ago. I an air cadet and was going to join the RAF but changed my mind after I realized that my eyesight wouldn't be good enough, instead I trained as a mechanic and flew sporadically, but could never afford to commit to 'becoming a pilot'. It just came down to money....

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