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by Legs
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Good Raaf F/A-18F Article....
Replies: 27
Views: 6282

RE: Good Raaf F/A-18F Article....

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by Legs
Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Good Raaf F/A-18F Article....
Replies: 27
Views: 6282

RE: Good Raaf F/A-18F Article....

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by Legs
Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Good Raaf F/A-18F Article....
Replies: 27
Views: 6282

RE: Good Raaf F/A-18F Article....

Yeah, I choked on my coffee a little when I read that as well. To be fair though, a Super Hornet might match the range of a F-111, if all it carried was external tanks!

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by Legs
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pratt & Whitney Opens Facility To Test GTF
Replies: 18
Views: 6519

RE: Pratt & Whitney Opens Facility To Test GTF

Does having a reduction 'box in the engine mean that its going to be optimised for a narrow rpm range, and lose efficiency either side of that speed? Or will the gains be right across the rpm range?

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by Legs
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus Rolls Out First A330 For Usaf (KC-X)
Replies: 121
Views: 11917

RE: Airbus Rolls Out First A330 For Usaf (KC-X)

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by Legs
Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mx Personnell - Rise In Carrier
Replies: 17
Views: 2567

RE: Mx Personnell - Rise In Carrier

Even though Im not working for an airline, things are much the same here as well, most of the senior maintenance management staff are ex-tech, and there is a few scattered thru the higher ranks as well. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B...

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by Legs
Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus Rolls Out First A330 For Usaf (KC-X)
Replies: 121
Views: 11917

RE: Airbus Rolls Out First A330 For Usaf (KC-X)

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by Legs
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Fuel Leak Or Excess Fuel?
Replies: 5
Views: 3424

RE: A Fuel Leak Or Excess Fuel?

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by Legs
Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Raptor : Slow, Gas-guzzling, Vulnerable, Expensive
Replies: 220
Views: 21280

RE: Raptor : Slow, Gas-guzzling, Vulnerable, Expen

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by Legs
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Potus Helicopter Makes First Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 9449

RE: New Potus Helicopter Makes First Flight

How does a shrouded tail rotor compare to the other two types mentioned? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1230989/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1230989/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/9/...

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by Legs
Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Your Favourite Bomber!
Replies: 34
Views: 4917

RE: Your Favourite Bomber!

As far as the heavies go, I agree completely on the B-47, an amazing aircraft, the design filled with all the promise of the jet age, combining form and function into a remarkable piece of machinery. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/11484...

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by Legs
Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strain Gauges
Replies: 26
Views: 3785

RE: Strain Gauges

Don't most modern digital flight control/autopilot systems use accelerometers in the three flight axes to generate displacement signals? The way I would do it would to be monitor those and if any of those signals goes above a pre-determined limit (determined using the strain gauges in flight test) f...

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by Legs
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why There Not More Airliners With Curve Windshield
Replies: 28
Views: 11939

RE: Why There Not More Airliners With Curve Windshield

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by Legs
Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Reverse Thrust On A Fighter Jet
Replies: 14
Views: 16163

RE: Reverse Thrust On A Fighter Jet

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by Legs
Fri May 18, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This? Never Saw It Before!
Replies: 12
Views: 8178

RE: What Is This? Never Saw It Before!

Good point, but I was thinking more along the lines of the commercial world where the almighty dollar reigns supreme. I would imagine that a dual engine pod would make maintenance a bit of a headache, or at the very least you would need two different accessory configurations for the engines

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by Legs
Thu May 17, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This? Never Saw It Before!
Replies: 12
Views: 8178

RE: What Is This? Never Saw It Before!

I actually kinda like the idea, kinda like a 747 and a B-52's lovechild! Not so sure about its feasibility in the real world though.

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by Legs
Thu May 17, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This? Never Saw It Before!
Replies: 12
Views: 8178

RE: What Is This? Never Saw It Before!

Not a problem at all, glad to help

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by Legs
Thu May 17, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This? Never Saw It Before!
Replies: 12
Views: 8178

RE: What Is This? Never Saw It Before!

Check this thread from a while back: <i><a href="/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/3295707/#3295707" target=_blank>RE: What Is It?</a></i> <font size=1>(by <a href="/discussions/profile.main?username=ANCFlyer" class=quote target=_blank>ANCFlyer</a> Mar 8 2007 in Civil Aviation)</font> Its a mo...

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by Legs
Thu May 17, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Marine Corp Aviation & F/A-18 Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 4044

RE: Marine Corp Aviation & F/A-18 Issues

The problem with the center barrel replacement is it takes an awful amount of time and manhours involved. I cant remember just how long its supposed to take, but from memory its at least 6 months that the jet spends in the hangar, mostly stripped right down and on trestles. They split the jet in hal...

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by Legs
Mon May 14, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High By-pass Core Use For Low By-pass Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 4002

RE: High By-pass Core Use For Low By-pass Engines

I recently read in an article in Flight International, may 1-7, of a program to deliver around 200 upgraded <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> F110 engines as part of the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> F-16C/D service life extension programme. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN...

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by Legs
Sun May 06, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10549

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

Well, one can only hope, right?

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by Legs
Sun May 06, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10549

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

But whats to stop those who replace Dixon, Jackson and Company doing the same thing, or worse, taking the massive bonuses while pursuing some crazy strategy to justify their position? It seems to be the way of big business these days, and not just overseas.

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by Legs
Sun May 06, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Deal Off... Again.
Replies: 125
Views: 10549

RE: Qantas Deal Off... Again.

According to this I just stumbled across, it seems Ms Jackson was never going to be long on the Qantas board, irrespective of the takeover outcome; <a href="http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21675050-23349,00.html" target=_blank>http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...ory/0,20867,216...

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by Legs
Sat May 05, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: E-2D Hawkeye
Replies: 20
Views: 8526

RE: E-2D Hawkeye

New build or not, they sure look the part, those 8 blade props fit in just right!

Also, what is the purpose of that fairing on the top of the fuselage, on the centreline, just forward of the wing leading edge?

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by Legs
Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TF-30 Nozzle Bypass Doors On F-111
Replies: 2
Views: 3670

RE: TF-30 Nozzle Bypass Doors On F-111

Are you talking about the doors that are located just forward of the nozzle feathers mount? <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1199846/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/119...

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by Legs
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Design/Operations On Another Planet
Replies: 25
Views: 3612

RE: Aircraft Design/Operations On Another Planet

Think about it from the perspective of the little green aerospace engineers that live on Planet X. They would be looking at our planes specs and marveling how on earth we get so much weight into the air on such ludicrously undersized wings and airframes. Imagine combining the materials engineering t...

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by Legs
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Ejection Capsule
Replies: 57
Views: 11635

RE: F-111 Ejection Capsule

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by Legs
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Ejection Capsule
Replies: 57
Views: 11635

RE: F-111 Ejection Capsule

Starglider, on the F-111B comparison chart you posted above, what was the purpose of the small pod attached to the underside of the nose, just aft of the radome? Another secondary benefit of the Triple Plow <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> inlets was the reduced maintenanc...

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by Legs
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Ejection Capsule
Replies: 57
Views: 11635

RE: F-111 Ejection Capsule

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by Legs
Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Ejection Capsule
Replies: 57
Views: 11635

RE: F-111 Ejection Capsule

First of all, thanks for the post, thats far more development info than Ive ever been able to find, especially on the -B model. <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 #28455E solid;...

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by Legs
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Ejection Capsule
Replies: 57
Views: 11635

RE: F-111 Ejection Capsule

No, not really. Directly behind both crew members heads, on top of the seat, is survival gear, and the space behind the bulkhead is pretty much filled to overflowing with egress equipment. Also, most of the top surface of the glove aft of the canopies has to be able to be blown off for parachutes, f...

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by Legs
Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Ejection Capsule
Replies: 57
Views: 11635

RE: F-111 Ejection Capsule

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by Legs
Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Ejection Capsule
Replies: 57
Views: 11635

RE: F-111 Ejection Capsule

I would imagine any repair would be engineered and carried out in house, but thats about as far as I think is prudent to discuss publicly

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by Legs
Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Ejection Capsule
Replies: 57
Views: 11635

RE: F-111 Ejection Capsule

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by Legs
Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Ejection Capsule
Replies: 57
Views: 11635

RE: F-111 Ejection Capsule

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by Legs
Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Ejection Capsule
Replies: 57
Views: 11635

RE: F-111 Ejection Capsule

The chaff is normally selected to be released during the sequence, the impulse is interrupted by flicking a lever that disconnects the SMDC lines heading towards the dispenser. I tend to think your right about the chaff, and Im not sure the dispenser is even kept full any more. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN...

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by Legs
Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Ejection Capsule
Replies: 57
Views: 11635

RE: F-111 Ejection Capsule

Starglider is pretty much spot on with the F-111 crew module ejection sequence, save for a few minor details. <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 #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed...

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by Legs
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spoilerons On Swing-Wing Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 10180

RE: Spoilerons On Swing-Wing Aircraft

Another possible reason I thought about (although unlikely), is that the designers avoided ailerons due to the increased complexity of getting a control rod or cable, or possibly an actuating rod from an inboard actuator, around the pivot point through all sweep angles in pre-FBW days. I discounted ...

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by Legs
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spoilerons On Swing-Wing Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 10180

RE: Spoilerons On Swing-Wing Aircraft

Another reason I was told (with reference to the F-111 at least), was that while asymmetrical operation of the stabs will provide a sufficient roll rate with the wings swept, the increase in the rolling moment with the wings extended means something is required to augment the roll command. And since...

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by Legs
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Fighter At Canberra
Replies: 5
Views: 3584

RE: Air Force Fighter At Canberra

There was an F-111 at Fairbairn at about that time for the Defense Ministers announcement about the RAAFs purchase of the Super Hornets

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by Legs
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Raaf To Buy 24 Super Hornets
Replies: 46
Views: 9381

RE: Raaf To Buy 24 Super Hornets

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by Legs
Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing To End C-17 Production
Replies: 31
Views: 12694

RE: Boeing To End C-17 Production

Does the C-17/BC-17X have any advantage in payload over other freighters in service?

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by Legs
Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F22 Foreign Sales?
Replies: 89
Views: 19335

RE: F22 Foreign Sales?

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by Legs
Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F22 Foreign Sales?
Replies: 89
Views: 19335

RE: F22 Foreign Sales?

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by Legs
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F22 Foreign Sales?
Replies: 89
Views: 19335

RE: F22 Foreign Sales?

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by Legs
Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F22 Foreign Sales?
Replies: 89
Views: 19335

RE: F22 Foreign Sales?

If Australia did pull out of the JSF program in favour of Raptors, however unlikely that may be, will the Australian government incur any penalties? Or will we just forfeit monies already spent?

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by Legs
Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Denies Cover-up Over Damaged Jet
Replies: 112
Views: 16457

RE: Qantas Denies Cover-up Over Damaged Jet

Latest development: "Federal Transport Minister Mark Vaile has decided to reopen the case. "I've asked for a full report from the regulatory authorities in Australia on what actually happened in Singapore and the action that's been taken," Mr Vaile said." from:<a href="http://au.news.yahoo.com/07011...

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by Legs
Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Big Props/Big Pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 3509

RE: Big Props/Big Pistons

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by Legs
Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What About Large Belly Pods For Gun Ammunition?
Replies: 24
Views: 6552

RE: What About Large Belly Pods For Gun Ammunition

Another variation on the theme was the internal gun cradle carried on the F-111. This mounted an M61A1 on a self contained cradle mounted in the weapons bay. <a href="http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/f111indetailjr_7.htm" target=_blank>http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/f111indetailjr_7.htm</a> (Y...

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by Legs
Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia Eyes F-18F
Replies: 29
Views: 5310

RE: Australia Eyes F-18F

Id imagine most of the good airframes have been pillaged fairly thoroughly for the rarer spare parts. Another big stepping block is that the current Australian F-111 configuration is significantly different to any that the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> ever had, especially in the avioni...

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