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by Legs
Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Goodbye F-111
Replies: 26
Views: 7537

RE: Goodbye F-111

I was lucky enough to be part of a civilian team that launched and recovered two F-111s on Thursday evening to allow a flyover while the Air Force personnel were on parade. Our team consisted almost exclusively of ex F-111 maintainers (some who were serving the day the Pigs arrived), and while there...

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by Legs
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Is Engine/Fuel Efficiency Measured?
Replies: 4
Views: 6648

RE: How Is Engine/Fuel Efficiency Measured?

The main one (especially for turbine engines) used is Thrust Specific Fuel Consumption.

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by Legs
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B777 CBT On IPhone?
Replies: 5
Views: 10784

RE: B777 CBT On IPhone?

I'm pretty sure your CBT is Windows based, correct? In that case, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to get it to load on your iPhones.

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by Legs
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: R-Jet Gas Turbine With Orbiting Combustion Nozzle
Replies: 10
Views: 5515

RE: R-Jet Gas Turbine With Orbiting Combustion Nozzle

Reading these articles, I cannot help but be reminded of <a href="http://www.fuelsaver.com.au/hiclone.php" target="_blank">these devices</a>, whose manufacturer makes similarly dubious performance claims.  <img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin....

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by Legs
Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Raaf F-111 - The Last Dump & Burn At Riverfire!
Replies: 28
Views: 10624

RE: Raaf F-111 - The Last Dump & Burn At Riverfire!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Soyuz" class="quote" target="_blank">Soyuz</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>IIRC, a few of the converted Gs were the only ...

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by Legs
Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are There Wrap Around Spectacle Frame For Pilots?
Replies: 10
Views: 6486

RE: Are There Wrap Around Spectacle Frame For Pilots?

I have worn prescription glasses for many years, and have to wear safety glasses while at work. While there are a bunch of different frames available, Ive never seen any that wrap totally around without a frame like that. I dont think it would be possible to manufacture a complex curved piece of 'gl...

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by Legs
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nacelle Strakes On Wrong Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 8097

RE: Nacelle Strakes On Wrong Side?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bikerthai" class="quote" target="_blank">bikerthai</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>"chines" on both side of the engine.</i>...

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by Legs
Thu May 13, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: EADS/NA Considers Tanker Bid - Requests Extension
Replies: 359
Views: 29334

RE: EADS/NA Considers Tanker Bid - Requests Extension

<a href="http://www.flightglobal.com/home/default.aspx">FlightGlobal</a> is reporting that a law has been introduced that, if made law before the contract award date, will force the DoD to add the value of improper subsidies to the cost of competitor's bids. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="9...

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by Legs
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS130 Space Shuttle Endeavour Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 9413

RE: Official STS130 Space Shuttle Endeavour Thread

Cooling line fix on track for Endeavour's launch Posted: January 20, 2010 Work to modify hoses needed to route ammonia coolant to and from a new space station module is running on or ahead of schedule and the new lines should be delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in time for an on-schedule launch...

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by Legs
Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS130 Space Shuttle Endeavour Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 9413

RE: Official STS130 Space Shuttle Endeavour Thread

Ok, that makes sense. I do hope things dont get delayed too long, Im only in Florida for a couple of days. Has there been any indication which of the possible solutions NASA are leaning towards?

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by Legs
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS130 Space Shuttle Endeavour Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 9413

RE: Official STS130 Space Shuttle Endeavour Thread

That would be right wouldnt it. I stay up until 1 am to buy tickets and now it looks like I will be going to miss the launch!  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/eek.gif" alt="Wow!"> On a serious note, how come these lines are being tested so close to the launch? I would have thought o...

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by Legs
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS-129 Atlantis Shuttle Mission Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 13491

RE: Official STS-129 Atlantis Shuttle Mission Thread

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by Legs
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS-129 Atlantis Shuttle Mission Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 13491

RE: Official STS-129 Atlantis Shuttle Mission Thread

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by Legs
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Afterburner?
Replies: 11
Views: 9414

RE: Blue Afterburner?

Ive tried to get some photos from underneath during night engine runs, but the vibration and sound played havoc with my camera, locking it up for good  Sad Still, awesome photo!

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by Legs
Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS-127 Endeavour Shuttle Mission Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 11173

RE: Official STS-127 Endeavour Shuttle Mission Thread

Seeing as the launch window doesnt open again for over 3 weeks, will they pull Endeavour off the launch pad for repairs? Just how long can the orbiter stay on the pad, exposed?

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by Legs
Tue May 05, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australian White Paper: F-35s For The R A A F
Replies: 47
Views: 11110

RE: Australian White Paper: F-35s For The R A A F

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by Legs
Mon May 04, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australian White Paper: F-35s For The R A A F
Replies: 47
Views: 11110

RE: Australian White Paper: F-35s For The R A A F

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by Legs
Sun May 03, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australian White Paper: F-35s For The R A A F
Replies: 47
Views: 11110

RE: Australian White Paper: F-35s For The R A A F

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by Legs
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Identify This - Freestyle Edition Part 2!
Replies: 72
Views: 16469

RE: Identify This - Freestyle Edition Part 2!

Im going to go with English Electric Canberra for the first one.

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by Legs
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Node 3 Named Tranquillity
Replies: 6
Views: 3288

RE: Node 3 Named Tranquillity

Wasnt Tranquility NASA's preferred name in the beginning? Seems the poll was a bit pointless to me.

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by Legs
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korean Missile Launch Will Have Consequences
Replies: 93
Views: 10524

RE: North Korean Missile Launch Will Have Consequences

If, lets assume, the decision is taken to shoot down these missiles/boosters/whatever they are, at what stage of their flight are they going to be shot at? And the data from which phase of flight would the DPRK be more interested in? Boost, midcourse, separation, or the terminal phase? Is it possibl...

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by Legs
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bird Strike
Replies: 21
Views: 7077

RE: Bird Strike

If you were ever in doubt about the damage a bird strike can cause, check out the pictures in this link: <a href="http://www.pointniner.com/2008/04/pelican-shatters-aussie-f-111.html" target=_blank>http://www.pointniner.com/2008/04/pelican-shatters-aussie-f-111.html</a> The bird destroyed the radome...

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by Legs
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Moon Landing Sites
Replies: 4
Views: 3461

RE: Moon Landing Sites

Thanks for the detailed responses, once again, this forum and its members have amazed me.

I kinda figured the list of constraints would be pretty hefty, but I got really curious about the actual technical details involved.

Legs

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by Legs
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Moon Landing Sites
Replies: 4
Views: 3461

Moon Landing Sites

I was playing around on this site <a href="http://www.google.com/moon/" target=_blank>http://www.google.com/moon/</a> just now, and got to wondering, what are the reasons for all the landing sites being so close? (relatively speaking) I realise orbital mechanics probably plays a big part, but was th...

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by Legs
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating
Replies: 15
Views: 7477

RE: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating

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by Legs
Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating
Replies: 15
Views: 7477

RE: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating

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by Legs
Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating
Replies: 15
Views: 7477

RE: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating

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by Legs
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Aussie Fighter Clubbed Like Baby Seal
Replies: 100
Views: 18428

RE: New Aussie Fighter Clubbed Like Baby Seal

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by Legs
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating
Replies: 15
Views: 7477

RE: TF30-P-109 Maximum Thrust Rating

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by Legs
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Tests
Replies: 16
Views: 4230

RE: Engine Tests

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by Legs
Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Afterburning Turbofan C/D Nozzle Question
Replies: 12
Views: 5308

RE: Afterburning Turbofan C/D Nozzle Question

While I wont embarass myself trying to explain it, Ive watched the exact same process on TF-30's as installed on F-111s, and have been reassured its exactly how it should be.

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by Legs
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aussie B707 Retirement Scares Sydney Workers
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

RE: Aussie B707 Retirement Scares Sydney Workers

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by Legs
Thu May 22, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different Aircraft, Same Tires?
Replies: 16
Views: 3800

RE: Different Aircraft, Same Tires?

If Im not mistaken, the same subcontractors often design landing gear assemblies for a number of different aircraft. Makes sense to me to specify the same wheels for similar loads, no matter what the aircraft. Another point is, it cuts down on the amount of different wheel sizes that the manufacture...

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by Legs
Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F111 Hits Pelican, Makes Emergency Landing
Replies: 12
Views: 8834

RE: F111 Hits Pelican, Makes Emergency Landing

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by Legs
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia To Stay With F/A-18F, Mulls EA-18G
Replies: 28
Views: 10831

RE: Australia To Stay With F/A-18F, Mulls EA-18G

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by Legs
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia To Stay With F/A-18F, Mulls EA-18G
Replies: 28
Views: 10831

RE: Australia To Stay With F/A-18F, Mulls EA-18G

This is probably going to be a tough question to answer, but does the Australian Super Hornet contract have a 'buy-back' clause, something that ties the RAAF into handing them back or only operating them for a certain timeframe? <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E s...

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by Legs
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia To Stay With F/A-18F, Mulls EA-18G
Replies: 28
Views: 10831

RE: Australia To Stay With F/A-18F, Mulls EA-18G

I was always under the impression that Boeing offered the Super Hornet, and actively pushed it ahead of a new build, upgraded F-15

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by Legs
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australian Government To Scrap S/H Order...
Replies: 122
Views: 9890

RE: Australian Government To Scrap S/H Order...

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by Legs
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australian Government To Scrap S/H Order...
Replies: 122
Views: 9890

RE: Australian Government To Scrap S/H Order...

Well it seems the Rudd government has done the sums, and decided to press on with the Super Hornet purchase: <a href="http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23389041-31477,00.html" target=_blank>http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...ory/0,25197,23389041-31477,00.html</a> Interestingly, ...

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by Legs
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australian Government To Scrap S/H Order...
Replies: 122
Views: 9890

RE: Australian Government To Scrap S/H Order...

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by Legs
Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-105 And F-111 As Drones
Replies: 17
Views: 6567

RE: F-105 And F-111 As Drones

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by Legs
Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question: What Was World's First Turbofan Fighter?
Replies: 23
Views: 9233

RE: Question: What Was World's First Turbofan Fighter?

The F-111s have a pair of TF-30 with afterburners, and I believe they first flew marginally before the A-7, although I could be wrong. Im also wondering if a Soviet plane might take the honour?

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by Legs
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Toughest Airports In Terms Of Diversion Points
Replies: 32
Views: 15428

RE: Toughest Airports In Terms Of Diversion Points

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by Legs
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Raaf And Raptor- Still Possible
Replies: 8
Views: 3236

RE: Raaf And Raptor- Still Possible

Out of curiosity, just how committed to the JSF program is Australia, could we back out as mentioned without financial or other penalties? <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28...

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by Legs
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Raaf And Raptor- Still Possible
Replies: 8
Views: 3236

RE: Raaf And Raptor- Still Possible

Its a moot point if the US wont allow Raptors to be released. Also, would Labor release enough funds to make an F-22 purchase worthwhile? It would be another big procurement on top of quite a list of purchases that are ongoing.

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by Legs
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Incredible Pics Of The Russian Space Shuttle!
Replies: 73
Views: 11543

RE: Incredible Pics Of The Russian Space Shuttle!

Forgive my ignorance, but from looking at the pics of the assembled Energiya/Buran, are the four boosters attached to the main rocket solid or liquid fueled?

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by Legs
Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Raaf F-111 Belly Landing Video
Replies: 7
Views: 7986

RE: Raaf F-111 Belly Landing Video

It was an F-111C, all the 'G' models have been retired, the last was parked only a month or so ago.

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by Legs
Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Raaf F-111 Belly Landing Video
Replies: 7
Views: 7986

RE: Raaf F-111 Belly Landing Video

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/10/01/2048110.htm

Very light on details, but about the only link I could find.

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by Legs
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Raaf F-111 Belly Landing Video
Replies: 7
Views: 7986

RE: Raaf F-111 Belly Landing Video

Yeah, its been covered here: <a href="http://airliners.net/discussions/military/read.main/50153" target=_blank>http://airliners.net/discussions/military/read.main/50153</a> And just a guess, but a wheels up landing without the hook down would be probably be too unpredictable to be called safe. 60'00...

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by Legs
Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Shuttle External Fuel Tank, Why Not Painted?
Replies: 13
Views: 7933

RE: Shuttle External Fuel Tank, Why Not Painted?

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