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by arluna
Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinook Vid
Replies: 13
Views: 4793

RE: Chinook Vid

A great video!!! I spent 18 months in Viet Nam as a crew chief on a Chinook and the only time I saw an attempt to use mattresses resulted in the mattresses being blown all over the ramp and the helo landing on it's belly anyway. My main concern in the above situation would be the hook going into gro...

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by arluna
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tanker Decision Today?
Replies: 274
Views: 20230

RE: Tanker Decision Today?

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by arluna
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why A Bunch Of KC-135s At Pease In NH?
Replies: 11
Views: 5678

RE: Why A Bunch Of KC-135s At Pease In NH?

Hi all,

I think the term is called "Flyable Storage". There were some -135E's stored at McGhee Tyson ANGB but I' haven't been out there in a while so I'm not sure if they are still there. (I'm retired from the Tennessee Air National Guard.)

J

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by arluna
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Stupid Morbid Thread: What Coffin Do You Want?
Replies: 41
Views: 11798

RE: A Stupid Morbid Thread: What Coffin Do You Want?

Hello all, For me it'll be the Body Farm at the University of Tennessee Forensic Science Lab. They will put me outside and study the rate of decomposition or whatever else they do. When they've completed that they will take the skeleton that's left and use it in a classroom somewhere. Sounds like fu...

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by arluna
Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question: What Was World's First Turbofan Fighter?
Replies: 23
Views: 9398

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

Hello, If I'm not mistaken the engine inlets on the F111 gave trouble from the start. They were too short to stabilize the air before it reached the engine. There were numerous mods made to the inlets but they never completly solved the problem. As a result the TF-30 was very prone to shelling out. J

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by arluna
Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus Rolls Out First A330 For Usaf (KC-X)
Replies: 121
Views: 12107

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

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by arluna
Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus Rolls Out First A330 For Usaf (KC-X)
Replies: 121
Views: 12107

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

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by arluna
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus Rolls Out First A330 For Usaf (KC-X)
Replies: 121
Views: 12107

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

Please correct me if I'm wrong but won't the KC30 be assembled in France and then flown to the US to have it's military equipment installed?

If that's the case then it won't be built in the US, merely finished.

J

[Edited 2007-08-03 17:45:53]

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by arluna
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It's Official. Boeing Offers Advanced KC-767
Replies: 168
Views: 34407

RE: It's Official. Boeing Offers Advanced KC-767

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by arluna
Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It's Official. Boeing Offers Advanced KC-767
Replies: 168
Views: 34407

RE: It's Official. Boeing Offers Advanced KC-767

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by arluna
Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It's Official. Boeing Offers Advanced KC-767
Replies: 168
Views: 34407

RE: It's Official. Boeing Offers Advanced KC-767

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by arluna
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It's Official. Boeing Offers Advanced KC-767
Replies: 168
Views: 34407

RE: It's Official. Boeing Offers Advanced KC-767

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by arluna
Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It's Official. Boeing Offers Advanced KC-767
Replies: 168
Views: 34407

RE: It's Official. Boeing Offers Advanced KC-767

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by arluna
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled
Replies: 82
Views: 19844

RE: Alaska's 75th Anniversary 737-800 Livery Unveiled

Enlarge the photo and look in the No. 1 engine intake. The fan isn't turning!

Beautiful Airplane though!!!

J

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by arluna
Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust Before Landing:dangerous?
Replies: 40
Views: 11843

RE: Reverse Thrust Before Landing:dangerous?

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by arluna
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust Before Landing:dangerous?
Replies: 40
Views: 11843

RE: Reverse Thrust Before Landing:dangerous?

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by arluna
Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: USAF's Next Tanker
Replies: 226
Views: 18453

RE: Updated: USAF's Next Tanker

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by arluna
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will The P-8 Have 767400er Type Wing Tips Or Not?
Replies: 28
Views: 8114

RE: Will The P-8 Have 767400er Type Wing Tips Or Not?

The P-8 in the picture doesn't have a <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym> boom. Has the Navy decided that the <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym> boom is not needed or has the technology for detecting magnetic anomalies advanced enough ...

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by arluna
Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airplane Vs. Helicopter Flying
Replies: 15
Views: 57031

RE: Airplane Vs. Helicopter Flying

Hi all, I had a pilot in my unit in Viet Nam tell me once that flying a helicopter is like trying to balance a ball bearing on the end of a pin. He also said that with practice just about anyone could learn to fly a helicopter and that it was probably easier for a student pilot who wanted to fly a h...

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by arluna
Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Marine Who Saved President Ford's Life - 1975
Replies: 17
Views: 3100

RE: The Marine Who Saved President Ford's Life - 1975

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by arluna
Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Al Qaeda Sends A Message To Democrats
Replies: 57
Views: 3256

RE: Al Qaeda Sends A Message To Democrats

I'm curious, What, exactly, would we talk to these people about? What does anyone think we (the West) should or could say to them to make them not want to kill us? Remember that these folks want to convert us to Islam and they don't care how they achieve this end. If we don't convert willingly they ...

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by arluna
Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can This Really Happen? Hilarious Video
Replies: 35
Views: 11837

RE: Can This Really Happen? Hilarious Video

Hey guys,

The Jeep probably has a HEMI!!!!!  rotfl 

J

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by arluna
Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Happens If You Put Petrol In A Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 22123

RE: What Happens If You Put Petrol In A Jet?

Hello all, The following link describes the characteristics of different types of jet fuel but does not say anything about the use of AvGas in turbine engines: <a href="http://www.csgnetwork.com/jetfuel.html" target=_blank>http://www.csgnetwork.com/jetfuel.html</a> I hope this answers some of your q...

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by arluna
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Militatry Flyovers At Sporting Events
Replies: 30
Views: 6623

RE: Militatry Flyovers At Sporting Events

At the University of Tennessee vs Air Force football game this fall we had four F16's and one B52. The F16's were awesome, the B52 was AWESOME!!!!!!

J

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by arluna
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Crosswind Testing Video (Landing & Takeoff)
Replies: 64
Views: 27935

RE: A380 Crosswind Testing Video (Landing & Takeoff)

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by arluna
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazing SAA 747SP Landing On Very Narrow Runway..
Replies: 54
Views: 28233

RE: Amazing SAA 747SP Landing On Very Narrow Runway..

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by arluna
Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Car Mechanics In Here?
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

RE: Any Car Mechanics In Here?

It shouldn't be too expensive, however, if they should break you could become stranded somewhere. The engine will still run but the alternator, water pump and air conditioning compressor wont turn. You can drive without the alternator until the battery runs completely down and it would be uncomforta...

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by arluna
Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Car Mechanics In Here?
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

RE: Any Car Mechanics In Here?

Try changing the accessory drive belt or belts. If they are worn they will squeak as you describe.

J

[Edited 2006-10-28 16:09:14]

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by arluna
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favorite Vietnam War Aircraft
Replies: 44
Views: 24454

RE: Favorite Vietnam War Aircraft

For me it's gotta be the good old CH47A Chinook. I flew with a recovery unit called Pipesmoke and we pulled lots of downed A/C out and brought them back for repair. Check out this website, in particular the photos: <a href="http://hexmate.homestead.com/" target=_blank>http://hexmate.homestead.com/</...

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by arluna
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Symbol Removed From Chapel
Replies: 33
Views: 2471

RE: Christian Symbol Removed From Chapel

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by arluna
Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How To Get Oil Off A Car Window
Replies: 19
Views: 55435

RE: How To Get Oil Off A Car Window

Try a Coke, or a Pepsi or an RC. I have used it before and it worked, of course my car got pretty sticky and stayed that way until I washed it! Smile

J

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by arluna
Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Symbol Removed From Chapel
Replies: 33
Views: 2471

RE: Christian Symbol Removed From Chapel

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by arluna
Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Symbol Removed From Chapel
Replies: 33
Views: 2471

RE: Christian Symbol Removed From Chapel

As a Christian I am saddened by the fact that the administration of this university felt compelled to bow to pressure to be politically correct, however, as a Christian, I do not need the symbol of the Cross present to pray. We do not pray to the Cross. The Cross is merely a reminder to Christians o...

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by arluna
Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gol PR-GTD Crashed While Running MAO-BSB! Part 2
Replies: 235
Views: 36525

RE: Gol PR-GTD Crashed While Running MAO-BSB! Part 2

First of all, my thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims. May God rest their souls. That said, remember that the 737 is not a fly by wire aircraft. All the cables for the flight controls run under the floor of the cabin. If the winglet of the Legacy sliced through the belly of the...

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by arluna
Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "He Stinks!" Pour Perfume On Him! AA 918 Incident
Replies: 53
Views: 16839

RE: "He Stinks!" Pour Perfume On Him! AA 918 Incident

This reminds me of my time in Viet Nam as a crew chief on a CH47 Chinook. There was an unwritten rule that everyone was aware of that if you lost your lunch in flight you were either expected to clean up the mess or pay the crew chief to do it for you. I, my flight engineer, and my gunner were actua...

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by arluna
Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Backfire While Starting WN Jet At LAX Today
Replies: 28
Views: 10579

RE: Backfire While Starting WN Jet At LAX Today

The combustion chamber drain valve could have been stuck allowing fuel to puddle in the bottom of the combustion chamber. The Chinook that I crewed in Viet Nam had an APU that had an intermittantly sticky drain valve and it was a spectacular sight to see at night when a ten foot flame would shoot ou...

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by arluna
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Language Hard To Understand
Replies: 25
Views: 1133

RE: Forum Language Hard To Understand

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by arluna
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Language Hard To Understand
Replies: 25
Views: 1133

RE: Forum Language Hard To Understand

Hi all,

Putting the cursor on an acronym only gives me an arrow with a question mark. Is there some sort of setup that I need to do to get it to give me the information?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Arluna

[Edited 2006-07-24 05:21:03]

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by arluna
Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 707 Flight Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 6941

RE: 707 Flight Controls

If I'm not mistaken (and I could very well be) the reason the outboard ailerons are locked out when the flaps are retracted is because of the twisting effect they would have on the wings at higher speeds. The wing is much thinner and narrower toward the tip and is much less resistant to torsional lo...

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by arluna
Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not Parachutes, Rather Than Life Jackets?
Replies: 58
Views: 12964

RE: Why Not Parachutes, Rather Than Life Jackets?

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by arluna
Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320: Dental Drill Sounds?
Replies: 32
Views: 10279

RE: A320: Dental Drill Sounds?

I have heard this sound and it seems to me that Airbus should have found a way to isolate the PTU from the A/C structure so that the noise wouldn't be quite so intrusive. There were some first time flyers on a recent flight I was on and they were quite alarmed when the thing started whining. It was ...

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by arluna
Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 707 Flight Controls
Replies: 16
Views: 6941

RE: 707 Flight Controls

Hello folks, VC10 is correct, there are servo tabs on the external flight controls to assist the pilots. The balance panels you mention are actually located inside the trailing edge of the wing in sealed bays called balance bays. I was never exactly sure how they worked but they did. We seldom saw t...

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by arluna
Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Tactic Called "scrambling"
Replies: 30
Views: 5593

RE: The Tactic Called "scrambling"

Migfan, As a crewchief on a <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135 during the <acronym title="Sacramento - Executive (Municipal) (SAC / KSAC), USA - California">SAC</acronym> days I spent approximately one hundred twenty days each year on EWO Alert. Even on a <acronym ti...

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by arluna
Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Derated Take Off Question - Some Confusion
Replies: 35
Views: 17232

RE: A Derated Take Off Question - Some Confusion

Hi there, Quoting 3Dplanes (reply9) "So, given that the engines take a bit to spool up, an occasional overshoot seems likely. Must have been an a real kick having to pull power during the takeoff run..." On the KC135E the pilots would push the power up about half, let it stabilize and then go to the...

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by arluna
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tri-jets Single Engine Capability
Replies: 53
Views: 7317

RE: Tri-jets Single Engine Capability

Hello all, Since this is my first posting please be gentle with me if I am wrong but how about the Eastern L-1011 out of Miami that lost power on all three engines after departure due to the wrong oil plugs being installed after maintenance and losing the oil out of all three engines. I think this h...

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