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by trpmb6
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28352

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

This is the FIRST impeachment in American history with bipartisan support AGAINST impeachment. You mean cowards in the GOP that only argued against process and not against the crimes the president committed. It only proves that the GOP is no longer an American institution. Just a cult of liars. I w...

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by trpmb6
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28352

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

This is the FIRST impeachment in American history with bipartisan support AGAINST impeachment. So that isnt true actually. Republicans did defect and vote against impeachment of Clinton. However, democrats did vote in favor of impeachment of Clinton. (About 5 of them) So in truth, the correct state...

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by trpmb6
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28352

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

While you all rejoice you seem to miss that you have almost assuredly given Trump a win in 2020. I'll leave it at that for now. We can revisit my prediction in nov. 2020.

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To all OPs let us know of what country you talk about
Replies: 40
Views: 1412

Re: To all OPs let us know of what country you talk about

Since not everyone knows what "OP" stands for I respectfully request that all TA not use acronyms in their topic subject. Sarcasm my friend sarcasm.I thought it was obvious but looks like I failed. And this topic is not against you. Your thread was on top and that is why i selected it. My...

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by trpmb6
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To all OPs let us know of what country you talk about
Replies: 40
Views: 1412

Re: To all OPs let us know of what country you talk about

Since not everyone knows what "OP" stands for I respectfully request that all TA not use acronyms in their topic subject.

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by trpmb6
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax Cuts Are Not Working In the US - Why?
Replies: 70
Views: 3227

Re: Tax Cuts Are Not Working In the US - Why?

Citing layoffs at Textron is not a good example of economic status. Heck, citing single companies and their layoffs/closure in single one off situations is never a good indicator of overall economic situations of an entire country. (For the record, the layoffs at Textron are just part of their norma...

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by trpmb6
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Losing loved ones at a young age
Replies: 20
Views: 951

Re: Losing loved ones at a young age

There are stages in your life where losing someone affects you differently. A few have alluded to this above. Lost a neighbor when I was in second grade on Halloween because her tiara fell off in front of the bus and the wind caught it. She went back out in front of the bus to get it and the bus ran...

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by trpmb6
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure
Replies: 59
Views: 2340

Re: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure

So back up why you think insurance companies will back out. Already federal rules that limit profits. Insurance companies bring the hospital rates down really. That's what is at heart here. Hospitals send out Bill's that say billed rate 2000 dollars, negotiated rate, 25 dollars. Seriously. It's tha...

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by trpmb6
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure
Replies: 59
Views: 2340

Re: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure

I am still not seeing how this will help those of us who can not afford health insurance anyway. Sure, we can see the price (taxes and fees extra, prices may vary) but if we can not even afford to see a regular doctor on a regular basis or if we have to set up internet funding just for one round of...

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by trpmb6
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure
Replies: 59
Views: 2340

Re: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure

I am still not seeing how this will help those of us who can not afford health insurance anyway. Sure, we can see the price (taxes and fees extra, prices may vary) but if we can not even afford to see a regular doctor on a regular basis or if we have to set up internet funding just for one round of...

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by trpmb6
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “ Amazon is coming to NYC anyway”
Replies: 28
Views: 1389

Re: “ Amazon is coming to NYC anyway”

You want to make a living sometimes every job isn't a picnic. My job can be stressful and long hours but I pull up the bootstraps on my big boy boots and kill it. When I see my bank account it makes it all worth it. Life isn't all about making youtube videos of what you do during your mundane day a...

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28352

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

So you want to punish a whstleblower? Seems the GOP has no respect for the law. Let me refresh you on the right wing march to lawlessness. https://www.cpsc.gov/About-CPSC/Inspector-General/Whistleblower-Protection-Act-WPA The democrats already exposed the whistleblower through their own incompetenc...

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28352

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

I've talked to my congressman. Is that a crime? There is nothing there. Say they were discussing legal strategies. What's illegal about that? Want to talk about phone records? Let's see the phone records between Schiff's team and the whistleblower and the other witnesses. How much coaching went on?...

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28352

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

I've talked to my congressman. Is that a crime? There is nothing there. Say they were discussing legal strategies. What's illegal about that?

Want to talk about phone records? Let's see the phone records between Schiff's team and the whistleblower and the other witnesses. How much coaching went on?

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28352

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Surprised not much has been made about the subpoena for Giuliani's phone records. Pretty scary that Schiff went that route using "legislative purposes" to look into his phone records when said phone records have no real relevance and would reveal nothing about context. I'm sure the left w...

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr’s handpicked prosecutor: FBI had adequate cause to launch Russia investigation
Replies: 48
Views: 1940

Re: Barr’s handpicked prosecutor: FBI had adequate cause to launch Russia investigation

I haven't seen much trashing of it myself. It pretty much already confirmed the few items that were already known. Still bothers me that fisa warrants were opened on individuals involved in a campaign based on little more than a tip by a foreign diplomat. (A tip based in hearsay btw - sounds famili...

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28352

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Surprised not much has been made about the subpoena for Giuliani's phone records. Pretty scary that Schiff went that route using "legislative purposes" to look into his phone records when said phone records have no real relevance and would reveal nothing about context. I'm sure the left wo...

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr’s handpicked prosecutor: FBI had adequate cause to launch Russia investigation
Replies: 48
Views: 1940

Re: Barr’s handpicked prosecutor: FBI had adequate cause to launch Russia investigation

I haven't seen much trashing of it myself. It pretty much already confirmed the few items that were already known. Still bothers me that fisa warrants were opened on individuals involved in a campaign based on little more than a tip by a foreign diplomat. (A tip based in hearsay btw - sounds familia...

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you prefer authoritarian or consensus leadership style?
Replies: 24
Views: 1386

Re: Do you prefer authoritarian or consensus leadership style?

You can justify any sort of government when you pick and choose the stuff you like about it. That's just closing your eyes to the part that is ugly. That'd be like saying the NAZIs were a great government because they helped pioneer rocket technology. Somehow I think the folks across the English cha...

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by trpmb6
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure
Replies: 59
Views: 2340

Re: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure

On a personal note, this is of particular interest to me recently because I am currently fighting a hospital and my insurance for what amounts to the difference of a private room vs a shared room. See earlier this summer I had a routine procedure that went wrong. Infection etc. Spent a long time und...

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by trpmb6
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you prefer authoritarian or consensus leadership style?
Replies: 24
Views: 1386

Re: Do you prefer authoritarian or consensus leadership style?

Many of the lesser known Roman emperors. Many kings throughout history. It's really not that hard to go do the research. The problem is you have authoritarian and evil entangled. For good reason, absolute power corrupts absolutely. But a good prince is one who is both generous to his people but also...

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by trpmb6
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you prefer authoritarian or consensus leadership style?
Replies: 24
Views: 1386

Re: Do you prefer authoritarian or consensus leadership style?

LittleFokker wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:
Best form of government is a benevolent dictator.


Has there ever been one?


Many. They just don't get much claim to fame due to their vary nature. History only cares about the controversial figures. You never hear about the golden times.

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by trpmb6
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure
Replies: 59
Views: 2340

New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure

https://news.yahoo.com/trumps-big-health-care-win-113000560.html Still trying to formulate my own opinion on this but thought I'd bring it up for discussion. The new rule set to go into force in 2021 would require hospitals and thus insurance companies to release their negotiated rates. No more pres...

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by trpmb6
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you prefer authoritarian or consensus leadership style?
Replies: 24
Views: 1386

Re: Do you prefer authoritarian or consensus leadership style?

Best form of government is a benevolent dictator.

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by trpmb6
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

Not really. Maybe people who are not involved in the industry might think that, but all aircraft are expected and indeed designed to develop cracks - that was the point I was trying to make. The only thing with the pickle forks is that they were not supposed to crack as much as they did as early as...

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by trpmb6
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

As I said upthread, it is my opinion that the cargo door failed first, causing a load redistribution around the door surround which was not designed to carry such loads. So this is really a propagated failure. The fix is simply to fix the cargo door to ensure it handles the load correctly. A very m...

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by trpmb6
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

The 777X is a re-winged 777 that also has major structural modifications to the fuselage to get to a 6000 ft cabin and make the cabin 4 inches wider while keeping the the same outer fuselage diameter. The fact that this plane is going to be certified on the original 777 type certificate despite hav...

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by trpmb6
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

Aloha airlines flight 243: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Aloha_Airlines_Flight_243_fuselage.png B737-200, built in 1969, lost roof in flight in 1988. Plane used for island hopping in Hawaii. "While the airframe had accumulated 35,496 flight hours prior to the accident, th...

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by trpmb6
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

Observers of the industry will also know that merely stretching an airframe where the OEM retains the existing fuselage/wing-engine platform, is not an issue with respect to "Grandfather Rights". As for your accusation of "some people" being hypocritical; have those concepts tha...

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London Bridge Attack
Replies: 50
Views: 2898

Re: London Bridge Attack

Almost 50 posts and no one has mentioned how badass the guy with the Narwhal tusk is?!?!?

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

“Grandfathering” is just a term that some people throw around here to try and disparage an OEM while trying to give off the appearance of being objective and just concerned about safety. Let’s think for a minute, how is any part of this test an example of the failures/dangers of “grandfathering”? B...

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

Questions to engineers: Suppose one designs for 140% of maximum expected load: Would you expect material fatigue to become a problem towards the end of life of the plane? How much of OEW could be shaved that way? There are some unique interactions that happen in metals that cause the 1.5 safety fac...

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by trpmb6
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

If it was a whistle blower, then there are channels through which this information could go through (without going through Boeing Management or the Seattle Times). To qualify as a legally protected whistleblower, you have to have a reasonable belief that you have knowledge of a violation of law or ...

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by trpmb6
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

my profession as a brand and branding consultant has landed me in board rooms of huge multi-Billion dollar companies and part of a “cross functional” team of people working harmoniously on behalf of many clients where we are helping to steward a corporate brand (Boeing) or product brand (Johnnie Wa...

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by trpmb6
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

Grandfathering needs to end, the certification of the 777X is a great place to start. Discussions about "grandfathering" or more accurately, the change product rule, simply need to stop. The problem isn't grandfathering of aerostructures. We resize, reanalyze and retest all components whe...

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by trpmb6
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

9Patch wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:
Robotic riveters is not the issue. A large portion of the 737 is autoriveted.

This wasn't a fatigue test either.


I'm glad you're still posting.


It's an addiction.

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by trpmb6
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

one thing a lot of people fail to realize is the fatigue tests start at 1% and are gradually ramped up to destruction. The 150% is an arbitrary figure, had they reached it the next goal would have been 160% in 1% increments. Also the fatigue test airframe is always destroyed after testing. about th...

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by trpmb6
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Website is turning into the Fox News comment section.
Replies: 24
Views: 1639

Re: This Website is turning into the Fox News comment section.

To be fair, the first shot was against MSNBC so..... Back more on topic: I wonder how many components can be manufactured using light weight rare metals? I heard a report a while back that China had a corner on many precious metals we need for building things like aircraft and cars. Is there a subs...

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by trpmb6
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

Statements like root cause investigation is 100% the norm for a situation like this. No they are not. Similar test are done on every new plane type and you don't find any other case when this kind of statement was made. Literally the first thing out of any managers mouth. Maybe. This was a press re...

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by trpmb6
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Website is turning into the Fox News comment section.
Replies: 24
Views: 1639

Re: This Website is turning into the Fox News comment section.

Haha this is rich. In a topic meant to point out how the FAA and Boeing get bashed unfairly we have devolved into (what is typical of non-av) a bash fest of conservatives. I agree with OP. I'm tired of how everything devolves into senseless arguments. The 777x testing thread is really pissing me of...

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by trpmb6
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

Still don't understand why you guys are hung up on the pressure thing. Or freaking out about being short 1 percent. If they had gone over by one or two percent you'd be claiming they didn't save enough weight and thus it will impact the consumer in raised ticket prices due to extra fuel costs. Abso...

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by trpmb6
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Website is turning into the Fox News comment section.
Replies: 24
Views: 1639

Re: This Website is turning into the Fox News comment section.

Haha this is rich. In a topic meant to point out how the FAA and Boeing get bashed unfairly we have devolved into (what is typical of non-av) a bash fest of conservatives. I agree with OP. I'm tired of how everything devolves into senseless arguments. The 777x testing thread is really pissing me off...

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by trpmb6
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

Still don't understand why you guys are hung up on the pressure thing. Or freaking out about being short 1 percent. If they had gone over by one or two percent you'd be claiming they didn't save enough weight and thus it will impact the consumer in raised ticket prices due to extra fuel costs. Absol...

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by trpmb6
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

I suspect the fuselage failed along a join, the door I don’t think was the primary mode. I agree, the fasteners would be at peak load in both tension and shear. This join is very close to the wing box which is a complicated area. Based on the pictures the fasteners did not fail. Generally we don't ...

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by trpmb6
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

Let me say this plainly, had they done the exact same scenario but only gone to 8psi it would not have failed. That's because you have to consider the full state of stress, not just the compression caused by the down bend of the fuselage. You have to note that it's also an elevated hoop tension str...

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by trpmb6
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

The 777 currently has a maximum altitude of 43100 ft, which is a pressure of 2.34 psi in a standard atmosphere, if it maintains a 8000 ft (10.92 psi is the pressure at 8000 ft in a standard atmosphere) cabin at that altitude, the maximum pressure diff is 10.92-2.34=8.58 psi. The maximum diff if the...

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by trpmb6
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370296

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I'm skeptical. No sourcing mentioned. No quotes from spokespersons. It's not even possible for them to do this at this point without relying on all the existing test reports that were witnessed by the various authorized representatives. Knowing what I know about the cert process this article doesn't...

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by trpmb6
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

Fact is we want the structure to fail. If it doesn't we left weight in the aircraft.

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by trpmb6
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61671

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

My goodness. This thread makes me want to quit engaging the airliners community. It's almost as bad as the non-av threads. Where to begin. I have been involved in many tests like this one. This is hardly newsworthy. If only you had seen the things I've seen. What do you expect us engineers to do? We...

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by trpmb6
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting at Oklahoma Walmart
Replies: 51
Views: 2564

Re: Mass Shooting at Oklahoma Walmart

No one is laughing at mass shootings other than republicans. I *am* laughing at your sad attempt to justify the “good guy with a gun” myth. Exactly which one(s) of the 12 examples given are you disputing? Probably a million + gun deaths since the 90s and all you have are a dozen anecdotal incidents...

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