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by pygmalion
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons
Replies: 164
Views: 23270

RE: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons

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by pygmalion
Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons
Replies: 164
Views: 23270

RE: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Pre-Farnborough Annoucement - Composite 737s
Replies: 50
Views: 14454

RE: Boeing Pre-Farnborough Annoucement - Composite 737s

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons
Replies: 164
Views: 23270

RE: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons
Replies: 164
Views: 23270

RE: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons
Replies: 164
Views: 23270

RE: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons

Decades of design data, testing, material science, fastener tables etc were done in the inch, pound system. With damn near all of the modern aircraft certification and testing based on data and records in this historical system... will aircraft ever be designed the in the metric system? It woudl tak...

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baseler: A350XWB...It Doesn't Make Any Sense
Replies: 135
Views: 17713

RE: Baseler: A350XWB...It Doesn't Make Any Sense

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Aboulafia Speaks On The A350
Replies: 55
Views: 10388

RE: Richard Aboulafia Speaks On The A350

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Reasons For Being Optimistic In Toulouse
Replies: 61
Views: 7168

RE: 10 Reasons For Being Optimistic In Toulouse

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Reasons For Being Optimistic In Toulouse
Replies: 61
Views: 7168

RE: 10 Reasons For Being Optimistic In Toulouse

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Reasons For Being Optimistic In Toulouse
Replies: 61
Views: 7168

RE: 10 Reasons For Being Optimistic In Toulouse

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baseler: A350XWB...It Doesn't Make Any Sense
Replies: 135
Views: 17713

RE: Baseler: A350XWB...It Doesn't Make Any Sense

Just wondered if they managed to find their way around that problem... I just don't see where they are getting their efficiency gains. Sounds like a lot of "me too" but improved ideas without engineering behind it. "Wider windows" but not bigger, just wider, without the stiffness of composites, the ...

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons
Replies: 164
Views: 23270

RE: 777-LR To Be Lightened By 7 Tons

one other note... all Boeing airplanes are designed and built in inches and pounds, gallons. They will give you converted flight manuals and instruments in metric units but its an option not standard. All the parts in the airplanes including the support, maintenance manuals etc are in inches, pounds...

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baseler: A350XWB...It Doesn't Make Any Sense
Replies: 135
Views: 17713

RE: Baseler: A350XWB...It Doesn't Make Any Sense

Does anyone know the actual body shape of the A350XWB? is it round or a squashed oval? Is it a lifting body in any sense? Granted there is always some lift from the fuselage but in the past any lift from the body came at a drag penalty at anything over short ranges. (at higher altitude cruise, it in...

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Reasons For Being Optimistic In Toulouse
Replies: 61
Views: 7168

RE: 10 Reasons For Being Optimistic In Toulouse

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by pygmalion
Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Pre-Farnborough Annoucement - Composite 737s
Replies: 50
Views: 14454

RE: Boeing Pre-Farnborough Annoucement - Composite 737s

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by pygmalion
Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Is 90 Years Old On July 15th
Replies: 21
Views: 4350

RE: Boeing Is 90 Years Old On July 15th

The photo was taken in 1922. The woman in the shot is Helen Holcombe, Boeing's first woman engineer, who started in 1917.

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by pygmalion
Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why The Airbus A380 Has Only Two Thrust Reverser?
Replies: 102
Views: 38127

RE: Why The Airbus A380 Has Only Two Thrust Reverser?

I'm sure if a customer wanted to add a couple more reversers to the A380... Airbus would say yes... but it will cost you 30 million a copy (or more) Its not as simple as some synoptic display changes... its a complete new thrust lever housing with new handles, new flight manuals, certification testi...

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by pygmalion
Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Is 90 Years Old On July 15th
Replies: 21
Views: 4350

RE: Boeing Is 90 Years Old On July 15th

Party with some gifts at Farnbrough Monday?

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by pygmalion
Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Is 90 Years Old On July 15th
Replies: 21
Views: 4350

Boeing Is 90 Years Old On July 15th

Boeing turns 90 tomorrow (Saturday). <a href="http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/mainfeature03." target="_blank">A Vision Realized</a> Excerpt: On July 15, 1916, "the 21 people Bill Boeing employed to build and maintain his two B&W airplanes became employees of Pacific Aero Products Company. A yea...

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by pygmalion
Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A370 Launch "Suspended"?
Replies: 88
Views: 14492

RE: A370 Launch "Suspended"?

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bottle Holder In 744 Flight Deck!
Replies: 44
Views: 7639

Bottle Holder In 744 Flight Deck!

That will be one side benefit of the 6000' cabin altitude in the 787, better and hotter coffee.

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by pygmalion
Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bottle Holder In 744 Flight Deck!
Replies: 44
Views: 7639

Bottle Holder In 744 Flight Deck!

Being won a design award for the cup holder in the 777... Coffee making on airplanes is a problem. You cant get the water temp high enough to brew good coffee. You ever try to boil water at 8000 feet? The water boils long before you get a high enough temp to get the coffee to brew. Thats why the cof...

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by pygmalion
Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Blow To Airbus As A350 Faces Delay
Replies: 158
Views: 20357

New Blow To Airbus As A350 Faces Delay

New article in the times about the A350 and possible new delays due to the management shakeup... Fair use excerpt: "AIRBUS may be forced to delay the launch of its £7 billion A350 project because Christian Streiff, the group’s new chief executive who has still not formally started work, needs time t...

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by pygmalion
Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News About A380 Wiring Problems
Replies: 79
Views: 13462

RE: News About A380 Wiring Problems

Wire bundles rarely, if ever, wiggle much. Thats just asking for fatigue breakage and chafing of insulation. You quoted the news article snippet in my post. Reporters are not the best at technical discriptions. EMI is not normally a function of wire movement. Changes in power and current in the wire...

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by pygmalion
Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News About A380 Wiring Problems
Replies: 79
Views: 13462

RE: News About A380 Wiring Problems

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by pygmalion
Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News About A380 Wiring Problems
Replies: 79
Views: 13462

RE: News About A380 Wiring Problems

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by pygmalion
Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forgeard: I'm Still The Best Hope For Airbus
Replies: 105
Views: 11591

RE: Forgeard: I'm Still The Best Hope For Airbus

Turns out the wiring problems are not aluminum related but EMI issues. Still a huge miss on the design side of Airbus. EMI is not a new issue. How did they miss such a known design criteria by such a large margin? I posted the article link from Reuters and started a new topic but thought I would men...

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by pygmalion
Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News About A380 Wiring Problems
Replies: 79
Views: 13462

News About A380 Wiring Problems

Reuters has a story today about the wiring issues on the A380. From the article, it appears EMI (electro magnetic interference) is the problem. Ouch, hard to fix. You must either move wires farther apart or shield them somehow. First requires re-routing, other adds weight. Fair use snippet: "In the ...

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by pygmalion
Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forgeard: I'm Still The Best Hope For Airbus
Replies: 105
Views: 11591

RE: Forgeard: I'm Still The Best Hope For Airbus

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by pygmalion
Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forgeard: I'm Still The Best Hope For Airbus
Replies: 105
Views: 11591

RE: Forgeard: I'm Still The Best Hope For Airbus

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by pygmalion
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Electric-Compressor Pressurization
Replies: 71
Views: 18479

RE: 787 Electric-Compressor Pressurization

My recollection is that the 787 will have 2 generators on each engine and 2 more on the APU. My understanding is that they will be nominally rated for 250 kva on the engines and 225kva each on the APU. There will be 4 90kva ground power connections, 1 pair forward and 1 pair just aft of the main gea...

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by pygmalion
Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground Cables Near Bay
Replies: 29
Views: 3200

RE: Ground Cables Near Bay

Oops, you need minimum of two to start without APU. I should read the links I post.  Yeah sure

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by pygmalion
Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground Cables Near Bay
Replies: 29
Views: 3200

RE: Ground Cables Near Bay

My understanding is that a minimum of one is "required" but much load shedding will occur during engine start. 4 only required for full ground test of all systems without engines running. Normal use is both of the forward connections. If APU is not available, then engine start is done electrically f...

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by pygmalion
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground Cables Near Bay
Replies: 29
Views: 3200

RE: Ground Cables Near Bay

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by pygmalion
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground Cables Near Bay
Replies: 29
Views: 3200

RE: Ground Cables Near Bay

The 787 will have 4 90 <acronym title="Kavala - Megas Alexandros (Khrisopolis) (KVA / LGKV), Greece">KVA</acronym> connections. 1 pair in front and one in back. See Boeing site on airport planning for details... <a href="http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/787sec5.pdf" target=_blank>http...

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