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by miamiair
Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Mechanics
Replies: 22
Views: 6953

RE: Aviation Mechanics

You either have to go to a school certified for that or have 18 months practicle experience, be able to read, write and understand english ( and that ie for either a powerplant <acronym title="Air Comores and Crimea Air (Ukraine)">OR</acronym> airframe rating) Each license is 18 months. Pay depends ...

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by miamiair
Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economy Class Seat During Crash
Replies: 10
Views: 4954

RE: Economy Class Seat During Crash

Any aircraft certified under FAR 25.562 requires that the seats installed in the aircraft meet that standard. The seats that meet that standard have to meet the requirements of TSO-c127a.

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by miamiair
Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delayed Gear Retraction Video
Replies: 12
Views: 6495

RE: Delayed Gear Retraction Video

When taxiing a long distance and stop and go in the line to depart; an accepted practice is to leave the gear extended a bit longer to cool the brakes. Key to this is not exceed the gear operating speed.

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by miamiair
Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Auto-Thrust-Reverser?
Replies: 12
Views: 6704

RE: Auto-Thrust-Reverser?

The reversers do NOT deploy automatically. The spoilers will deploy with wheel spin-up if armed, if not they can be extended manually, but that is increasing your work load. Bringing the power levers to idle does NOT initiate reverse thrust. What happens if one reverser is INOP, and due to snow/ice ...

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by miamiair
Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is The 6.3 MP Cannon Digital Rebel Enough
Replies: 28
Views: 6562

RE: Is The 6.3 MP Cannon Digital Rebel Enough

Thank you all for your comments. I will be ordering my camera today. Andrewuber, syncmaster, Jat72I & SA006...Beautiful shots.

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by miamiair
Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is The 6.3 MP Cannon Digital Rebel Enough
Replies: 28
Views: 6562

RE: Is The 6.3 MP Cannon Digital Rebel Enough

Florian:

I have a 70-210 Cannon lens now. How much is the 100-400 going to set you back?

Regards,

Victor

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by miamiair
Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economy Class Seat During Crash
Replies: 5
Views: 3589

RE: Economy Class Seat During Crash

The seats do NOT have to fold forward. But there are standards that must be met. Avioniker mentioned the new Airbus seats; those and all the seats on the new Boeings as well must meet the 16g criteria as established under the TSO. The old TSO-c25a dealt with the first generation of seats. The new an...

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by miamiair
Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is The 6.3 MP Cannon Digital Rebel Enough
Replies: 28
Views: 6562

RE: Is The 6.3 MP Cannon Digital Rebel Enough

Florian:

Thanks for the info. Great pictures!. What size lens are you using?

Regards,

Victor

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by miamiair
Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net NOT Fighters.net
Replies: 24
Views: 2355

RE: Airliners.net NOT Fighters.net

LY744: That is On Target. I like the fact that this a "One Stop Does It All" for my aviation-induced addiction. I'll repeat some of the sentiment, "If you don't want to see it, don't look at it!" This site is great...Keep it up! Civil <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - ...

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by miamiair
Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is The 6.3 MP Cannon Digital Rebel Enough
Replies: 28
Views: 6562

RE: Is The 6.3 MP Cannon Digital Rebel Enough

Rez: I have EOS lenses, as I have the film version of the rebel. My biggest concern is the resolution, I like blowing up the pictures to about 16" X 20". THe plastic body doesn't concern me as I am not going to Iraq to be a combat correspondent (Couldn't resist that one...). I take care of my equipm...

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by miamiair
Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is The 6.3 MP Cannon Digital Rebel Enough
Replies: 28
Views: 6562

Is The 6.3 MP Cannon Digital Rebel Enough

I am going from film to digital, and wanted some input on the Cannon Digital Rebel. Any comments?

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by miamiair
Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Depleted Uranium In Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 6343

RE: Depleted Uranium In Aircraft

McDonnell Douglas used <acronym title="Hemus Air (Bulgaria)">DU</acronym> in the balance weights of the DC-10 rudder. I found this out when we had a write-up on a C-Check, for flaking paint. To my surprise, we had looked up the material <acronym title="Normandie Aviation (France)">ID</acronym> in th...

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by miamiair
Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Whats The Test Being Conducted
Replies: 7
Views: 4647

RE: Whats The Test Being Conducted

That's the aspect a radar will see in the "Look Down" mode.

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by miamiair
Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca To Arab "sheik" Or Brazilian Magnate?
Replies: 60
Views: 4590

RE: Avianca To Arab "sheik" Or Brazilian Magnate?

Pilots know how to fly airplanes; not run a complex operation such as an airline. Any pilots' union would love to own 51% of an airline, but what about the interests of the maintenance technicians, the ramp agents, reservations people? They have no say in the matter because their pockets aren't deep...

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by miamiair
Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regulations On Aicraft Cabins
Replies: 6
Views: 2497

RE: Regulations On Aicraft Cabins

The above regs can be found at: <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ea13dc89afd76dea86f7efe109bc8f97&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14cfr25_main_02.tpl" target=_blank>http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ea13dc89afd76dea86f7efe109bc8f97&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Titl...

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by miamiair
Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regulations On Aicraft Cabins
Replies: 6
Views: 2497

RE: Regulations On Aicraft Cabins

Hope this helps; these are the FARs... §25.783 Fuselage doors. §25.785 Seats, berths, safety belts, and harnesses. §25.787 Stowage compartments. §25.789 Retention of items of mass in passenger and crew compartments and galleys. §25.791 Passenger information signs and placards. §25.793 Floor surfaces...

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by miamiair
Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of AmeriJet 727 At DAB?
Replies: 3
Views: 3326

RE: Fate Of AmeriJet 727 At DAB?

The airplane was returned to the bank. Is no longer part of the Amerijet fleet. It is supposed to be painted to removed logo.

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by miamiair
Fri Oct 08, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are Fuel Tanks Insulated?
Replies: 16
Views: 4776

RE: Are Fuel Tanks Insulated?

No they are not. There is fuel heat, but the tanks themselves are not insulated. That's why you can see the condesation on the lower surface of the wings indicating the location of the fuel; after the aircraft lands.

But fuel temp is critical on polar routes.

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by miamiair
Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do You "plug" Doors?
Replies: 22
Views: 6839

RE: How Do You "plug" Doors?

Appearances can be decieivng. Just because the contrasting edge bands are missing, the door is plugged? I disagree with you. You cannot add an extra row and block an exit just to get more passengers. The amount of exits and the passengers an airplane can carry are part of the certification process o...

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by miamiair
Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The World's Largest Fixed-wing Aircraft?
Replies: 3
Views: 7774

RE: What Is The World's Largest Fixed-wing Aircraft?

And the winner is...

An-225. Longer than the A380, larger wingspan...

Check out the reference section.

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by miamiair
Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Eastern Die?
Replies: 29
Views: 3442

RE: When Did Eastern Die?

Eastern died the minute the unions and management started trying to undermine each other; just the airline didn't know it yet. Enter Frank Lorenzo, the illness has been diagnosed and it was terminal. I saw those battles from both sides, and both were pathetic. The unions with their slow downs, and t...

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by miamiair
Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD87 Vs MD80'S
Replies: 16
Views: 6555

RE: MD87 Vs MD80'S

The MD83 also had the flat sided tailcone.

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by miamiair
Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD87 Vs MD80'S
Replies: 16
Views: 6555

RE: MD87 Vs MD80'S

Ok, here are some differences (some, not all) MD81 MTOW 140,000LB USABLE FUEL 39,168LBS 172 MAX PAX MD82 MTOW 149,500LB USABLE FUEL 39,168LBS 172 MAX PAX MD83 MTOW 160,000LB USABLE FUEL 46,773LBS 172 MAX PAX MD87 MTOW 140,000LB USABLE FUEL 39,162LBS 139 MAX PAX MD88 MTOW 149,500LB USABLE FUEL 39,168...

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by miamiair
Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do You "plug" Doors?
Replies: 22
Views: 6839

RE: How Do You "plug" Doors?

Window plugs are usually a piece of aluminum that is installed with a faying surface sealant and the use of bolts (Hi-Loks) attaches it to the window frame. As for doors being plugged, that I have not seen. If a door is deactivated, it must be placarded from both the inside and the outside. This doe...

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by miamiair
Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would You Fly My Airline?
Replies: 10
Views: 4587

RE: Would You Fly My Airline?

It would have to be "A." I couldn't do a trans-con in a 737-700 cattle car; and stuck in the center seat, no thanks. I'll pay the extra money for the comfort. It is not the IFE, it is not the leather seat, it is not the telephone either; it is being able to sit in my seat without having to be in a p...

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by miamiair
Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways Suspends Operations, Again
Replies: 2
Views: 3395

RE: Laker Airways Suspends Operations, Again

Maybe their contracts with the casinos are done. That's what the rumors are.

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by miamiair
Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Semi Plug And Plug Type Door On A/c
Replies: 16
Views: 16534

RE: Semi Plug And Plug Type Door On A/c

A good example of a plug door is the Main Entry Door of a 707/727/737; the door pivots inward at the forward end, and the aft end rotates outward, providing clearance with the fuselage structure. In a cross section, the door also looks like a plug; it is beveled, the outer skin is smaller than the i...

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by miamiair
Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Wing...hard To Make A Good Landing?
Replies: 37
Views: 15504

RE: 727 Wing...hard To Make A Good Landing?

Actually, the wing for the 747 is more complex than the 727's. The 727 is a "clean" wing; there are no perturbances (exception is the fence on the slat, and no, that doesn't count in this case). Not only does the 747 wing have two pylons extending forward, but there is a structural requirement to re...

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by miamiair
Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was The MH 772 In Zurich An Almost W/O?
Replies: 11
Views: 3340

RE: Was The MH 772 In Zurich An Almost W/O?

Just for the record, the JAL 747 bulkhead repair failed beacuse there was only one row of fasteners on the repair itself. Repairs should have a minimum of two rows of fasteners, and 2.5 to 3 is preferred. The fatigue failure was calculated to the cycle based on the repair assessment, post accident.

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by miamiair
Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If The Court Grants US Airways......
Replies: 1
Views: 2611

RE: If The Court Grants US Airways......

This is right from Frank Lorenzo's play book. If the court does approve US' request, you might see Delta try the same thing. Not much is keeping them from bankruptcy court anyways.

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by miamiair
Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Air Canada And DC-8 Trivia
Replies: 16
Views: 6751

RE: Some Air Canada And DC-8 Trivia

Don't forget having to look at the steam guages or the nav systems; the F/E's snoring...

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by miamiair
Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lease Or Wet Lease
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

RE: Lease Or Wet Lease

Wet lease is someone operates the airplane for you, their crew, their certificate, etc, etc. Lease is what it sounds like, you don't buy the airplane, you lease it, you operate it it is on your certificate.

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by miamiair
Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Use 772LR To Break Nonstop Flight Record
Replies: 91
Views: 13971

RE: Boeing To Use 772LR To Break Nonstop Flight Record

I cannot deny that the A320 is an effective airplane, but the point brought up in a previous post states that the A320 program has been more successful the B737 project. It is a matter of economics; if an airline can acquire a new airplane at a price below fair market value, as opposed to paying mor...

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by miamiair
Fri Oct 01, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Use 772LR To Break Nonstop Flight Record
Replies: 91
Views: 13971

RE: Boeing To Use 772LR To Break Nonstop Flight Record

Don't start with the A320 success. The Tu-154 would have been more successful if they would have given them away too.

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by miamiair
Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?
Replies: 218
Views: 9591

RE: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?

Willem:

Your E mail ist kaput.

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by miamiair
Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese 707
Replies: 15
Views: 4909

RE: Chinese 707

Looks like a model to me. Windows are all the same color.

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by miamiair
Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Use 772LR To Break Nonstop Flight Record
Replies: 91
Views: 13971

RE: Boeing To Use 772LR To Break Nonstop Flight Record

The <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> route the 345 is flying has restrictions. It is not a stock 345 flying 3 class configuration. Stick to all the facts, not just th...

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by miamiair
Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's "bulge" On The Vertical Fin Question
Replies: 13
Views: 6680

RE: Concorde's "bulge" On The Vertical Fin Question

Not to mention independent hydraulic systems (Sys A & Sys B).

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coach Travel Should Be First Class
Replies: 73
Views: 6680

RE: Coach Travel Should Be First Class

Baw716:

I have to agree with your comments above.

Jmets18:

You contradict yourself, I apologize if this offends you, but I think I am not the only one to see it this way.

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 29, 2004 6:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Grooves On Jet Wings
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

RE: Grooves On Jet Wings

Canoes are for Boeings. The MDs are hinged flaps. The fairing on a 747 could probably take a Johnson 90...

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Radioactive Material?
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

RE: Radioactive Material?

Try this for some info:

http://www.nrpb.org/publications/w_series_reports/2003/nrpb_w39.pdf

Did not read it all, but medical use is in there.

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Radioactive Material?
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

RE: Radioactive Material?

Very good question, I am sure that there must be some Haz-Mat reference available that list the quantities and the type of containers they must be shipped in.

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coach Travel Should Be First Class
Replies: 73
Views: 6680

RE: Coach Travel Should Be First Class

HZ747300...

Was that you trimming your toe nails???

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Radioactive Material?
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

RE: Radioactive Material?

The red EXIT signs that glow in the dark...Want to know why they glow???
They are radioactive...

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Engine Intake Probe & Inlet?
Replies: 8
Views: 20152

RE: Jet Engine Intake Probe & Inlet?

The inlet is for cooling purposes. Wether it be for a CSD or generator, I am not sure and other members can toss their .02 in.

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coach Travel Should Be First Class
Replies: 73
Views: 6680

RE: Coach Travel Should Be First Class

That's what this all boils down to. I think if a passenger shells out a business/first class fare, he/she is a bit more educated, polite than most with exceptions of the toe jam guy referenced above. Lets face it, there are some people that are crass, and have the social grace of a bull in a china s...

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coach Travel Should Be First Class
Replies: 73
Views: 6680

RE: Coach Travel Should Be First Class

Simple: You get what you pay for. You want the hot towel to wash your hands, the warm nuts served in a real bowl, wine pored from a big bottle, a choice in lieu of leather or feather (beef or chicken), and your choice of a magazine besides what is in the seat back if there is one...Pay up or stow it...

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: (sigh) NWA DC-09
Replies: 20
Views: 3574

RE: (sigh) NWA DC-09

The early Boeings (727 & 737s) used bonded skins that were bonded together at room temperature with a scrim cloth that was susceptible to moisture/corrosion issues. While bonded skins are still used, the critical areas use chemically milled skins. Current bonded skins use elevated cure temperature a...

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smoking Was Allowed
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

RE: Smoking Was Allowed

Just to add a bit:

The internal temperatures have increased, due to improvements in design and the coatings applied to the various internal components. The next step is to reduce the oxides of nitrogen that are emitted.

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by miamiair
Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Touch And Go
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

RE: Touch And Go

That boy's got about as much as brains as a box of hair.

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