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by Legs
Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pitch Up (or Down) After Disegage Of Autopilot
Replies: 21
Views: 7559

RE: Pitch Up (or Down) After Disegage Of Autopilot

From my (admittedly limited) contact with modern flight control software, on shutdown of the autopilot there is a function that slowly returns the control surfaces to their commanded position, in order to reduce the effect that you describe. For example, if your commanded aileron position differs fr...

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by Legs
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAAF C17
Replies: 31
Views: 7832

RE: Raaf C17

We were told at work that its arriving tomorrow (6th Dec), with a few passes over the airfield before an official function, sometime in the late morning, i believe.

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by Legs
Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rumsfeld's Departure May Mean More F-22 - F-18E/F
Replies: 18
Views: 6269

RE: Rumsfeld's Departure May Mean More F-22 - F-18E/F

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by Legs
Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 250 Knot Regulations And Particulars
Replies: 31
Views: 5409

RE: 250 Knot Regulations And Particulars

Does the 250kt restriction apply to military aircraft as well?

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by Legs
Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Your Favorite Rocket Launch Picture?
Replies: 21
Views: 10624

RE: Your Favorite Rocket Launch Picture?

One of my more recent favourites are these two of a Shuttle launch, taken from high altitude. The website says they were taken from the ISS, but im not buying that, the altitude the shot was taken at seems too low for the ISS at around 215 miles. <a href="http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=3183" target=_...

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by Legs
Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: TF-30
Replies: 7
Views: 2930

RE: TF-30

For starters the TF-30 is highly optimised for a military application, with the design optimised for thrust, throttle response and performance through the entire airspeed envelope. Noise, fuel consumption, emissions, and to a lesser extent (i would imagine) longevity, play a background role. The sou...

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by Legs
Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15 Re-engine For Supercruise
Replies: 28
Views: 18457

RE: F-15 Re-engine For Supercruise

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by Legs
Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Meanest Fighter Bomber, Not From Here?
Replies: 39
Views: 13314

RE: The Meanest Fighter Bomber, Not From Here?

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by Legs
Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Long Can You Store Jet Fuel?
Replies: 21
Views: 23507

RE: How Long Can You Store Jet Fuel?

Would adding an inert, moisture free gas, such as nitrogen to the 'headspace' of the tank help with the long term storage by keeping the moisture levels as low as possible? Or would this just cause more problems than it would solve?

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by Legs
Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

RE: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)

If it wasnt the circlip, what was the cause then? Dont take this the wrong way, its just these reports back up a lot of things floating around the base is all.

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by Legs
Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

RE: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)

Update: Initial investigations have found it was an incorrectly fitted circlip that allowed the wheel to fall off. The fleet has been cleared to fly again, following inspections on all main wheels Link; <a href="http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,19893115-29277,00.html" target=_blank>http://www.ne...

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by Legs
Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

RE: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)

Yeah, that was my bad, teach me to listen to my bosses!

Wouldn't having the recce pallet in make it more difficult to repair? There's a lot of glass windows and stuff that probably got more than a little scratched.

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by Legs
Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

RE: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)

I wouldn't be so sure, the word is,that pending condition, the RAAF are keen to see it repaired if possible.
Whether or not this happens, the aircraft has been removed from the runway and quarantined pending investigations, both into the cause, and repair options.

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by Legs
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

RE: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)

The pilots have to be commended on flying a near perfect approach, and the catching the cable in the right spot, given the circumstances. Safety crews and support teams also did a top job Link <a href="http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19831310-12377,00.html" target=_blank>http://ww...

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by Legs
Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: J S F Problems Alleged 'Down Under"
Replies: 26
Views: 5691

RE: J S F Problems Alleged 'Down Under"

Both the Raptor and the JSF are fairly average matches, at best, for the RAAF. I think what they really need, is another F-111 class airframe. A significant internal fuel fraction to ease the load on the small tanker fleet, and a large payload with a good precision capability would be ideal. Unfortu...

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by Legs
Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: J S F Problems Alleged 'Down Under"
Replies: 26
Views: 5691

RE: J S F Problems Alleged 'Down Under"

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by Legs
Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: J S F Problems Alleged 'Down Under"
Replies: 26
Views: 5691

RE: J S F Problems Alleged 'Down Under"

I have heard a few rumours on the grapevine at work that the software coding work was incomplete, but nothing yet about any serious problems with any of the systems. On a related note, this article mentions that the retirement of the F/A-18s and F-111s is to start from 2012, and i havent seen or hea...

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