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by seahawk
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 6
Replies: 291
Views: 40361

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 6

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#95" class="quote">Reply 95</a>):<br/><i>If it did not, it risks explosion. That is w...

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by seahawk
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 6
Replies: 291
Views: 40361

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 6

No obvious fault in the 2 major systems, this is not good.

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by seahawk
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF New Regional Brand To Be Unveiled On 1/28
Replies: 53
Views: 13126

RE: AF New Regional Brand To Be Unveiled On 1/28

Is Hop! for AirFrance not a little wrong? This sounds like an order to their customers to jump when they see an AirFrance plane. Should it not be "by AirFrance"?

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by seahawk
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 6
Replies: 291
Views: 40361

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 6

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/XT6Wagon" class="quote" target="_blank">XT6Wagon</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>So when you call for 100% containment yo...

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by seahawk
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 6
Replies: 291
Views: 40361

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 6

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JoeCanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">JoeCanuck</a> (<a href="#47" class="quote">Reply 47</a>):<br/><i>The FAA approved the containment...and...

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by seahawk
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 6
Replies: 291
Views: 40361

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 6

Looking at the Tesla Roadster electric car for example, I find it interesting that the individual cells are so small in their design, yet they still use an active cooling and heating system to control the individual battery packs. Even the space between each cell seems much larger in relation to the...

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by seahawk
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North America, "world's Oldest Airplanes"
Replies: 68
Views: 19429

RE: North America, "world's Oldest Airplanes"

The huge advantage of those old planes is that there is no capital expenditure. Those planes are paid for. It means you can even have the luxury of parking one of those as a fleet reserve at your hub and use it if another plane has a technical.

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by seahawk
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 5
Replies: 267
Views: 38110

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 5

The big thing about the 2 events is that the first event was pretty normal. The battery failed, but the containment did work acceptable. Surely there was some damage around the battery, but that would have required some modifications, but nothing to ground the plane. The big event was the second in ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 5
Replies: 267
Views: 38110

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Flyingfox27" class="quote" target="_blank">Flyingfox27</a> (<a href="#134" class="quote">Reply 134</a>):<br/><i>I havent read every post in the ...

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by seahawk
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Other Airlines Had A Bad Livery Reception?
Replies: 15
Views: 5071

RE: Which Other Airlines Had A Bad Livery Receptio

Was the return of the old JAL symbol on the tail not generally seen as a step in the right direction?

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by seahawk
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4
Replies: 269
Views: 34813

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4

One defect points to a faulty battery, 2 defects point to a more complex problem, unless you can find a third battery from the same production batch that shows a developing defect in line with the faults you have recorded so far. Imho a reason for the battery faults must be found before the groundin...

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by seahawk
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4
Replies: 269
Views: 34813

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4

What type of battery?

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by seahawk
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4
Replies: 269
Views: 34813

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4

I think the problem is that if we combine the 2 events, there is a theoretical possibility for a major problem in the 787. In first failure the containment worked, the battery burned itself out, the gases were vented - more or less as designed I would say. In the second case the electrolytes did not...

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by seahawk
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4
Replies: 269
Views: 34813

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4

I think it is too early to call for actions, when the cause of the problem is still unknown.

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by seahawk
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India To Buy Up To 189 Rafales
Replies: 71
Views: 17803

RE: India To Buy Up To 189 Rafales

Delays because Dassault does not produce two.seaters? That sounds strange.

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by seahawk
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pentagon Downgrades F-35 Specs
Replies: 85
Views: 11596

RE: Pentagon Downgrades F-35 Specs

Well F-18 Super Hronet, with all it problems, at least stayed reasonably within time and budget. P-8 does look okay as well.

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by seahawk
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4
Replies: 269
Views: 34813

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 4

Thank you for many informative replies. I am sorry I got many facts wrong (like believing there are other battery packs in the rack). Looking into the presented facts about the incident, I now believe that the second incident is the one that forced the FAA to act, as the flammable liquid escaped the...

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by seahawk
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3
Replies: 268
Views: 36358

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Kaiarahi" class="quote" target="_blank">Kaiarahi</a> (<a href="#240" class="quote">Reply 240</a>):<br/><i>What other batteries are in the aft ba...

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by seahawk
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3
Replies: 268
Views: 36358

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#231" class="quote">Reply 231</a>):<br/><i>First, do we know for a fact that the batt...

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by seahawk
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3
Replies: 268
Views: 36358

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#224" class="quote">Reply 224</a>):<br/><i> They had to suit up and drive to the plan...

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by seahawk
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3
Replies: 268
Views: 36358

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#215" class="quote">Reply 215</a>):<br/><i> There's a major repeated confusion ...

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by seahawk
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3
Replies: 268
Views: 36358

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airmagnac" class="quote" target="_blank">airmagnac</a> (<a href="#193" class="quote">Reply 193</a>):<br/><i>For the actual fire-fighting on the ...

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by seahawk
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3
Replies: 268
Views: 36358

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3

<a href="http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aviation-international-news/2012-02-01/battery-fires-keeping-li-ion-caged" target="_blank">http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-ne...battery-fires-keeping-li-ion-caged</a> One solution could be putting the batteries in similar bags and adding a Halon inje...

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by seahawk
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3
Replies: 268
Views: 36358

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3

Anybody who callas the FAA morons for that grounding is a moron. An in-flight fire which can not be put down by any means available on the plane is a huge risk. The battery failing is not a huge problem, the failure mode is. Just read up how long the fire department in Boston needed to kill the fire...

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by seahawk
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3
Replies: 268
Views: 36358

RE: FAA Grounds 787 Part 3

Fire protection against a burning li battery is moot anyway. Either the containment keeps the fire under control or not. You would need to cover the battery in dirt or maybe some long lasting foam to extinguish the flames. Both options are not possible for a plane.

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by seahawk
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Announcement: Paulo Emanuele Killed In SMO Crash
Replies: 45
Views: 10899

RE: Announcement: Paulo Emanuele Killed In SMO Crash

My most sincere condolences. A tragic loss for the aviation photography and spotting community.

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by seahawk
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Terms - For Photographers - Part II
Replies: 257
Views: 18164

RE: New Terms - For Photographers - Part II

I am sure a.net and DM will fix this. A.net has done so much for our hobby, that it would be sad to see the site getting into trouble.

[Edited 2008-02-13 22:40:12]

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