Thanks for the comments folks. I use a Minolta 505Si Super with a Minolta 75-300mm lens. They were taken on Fuji Superia ISO 200 film(hence the grain). The choice of film was to give that extra stop in the low winter lighting. I would normally only use ISO100. The choice is that or no photo at all! ...Jump to post
I'm struggling now folks. A month or so ago I posted a message by way of encouragement to those of us who get most of our photos rejected. I'm the one who needs encouragement now. These are some that were all rejected because of low quality. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main...Jump to post
As far as I'm aware Positive Rate is right. You do not change to flying Mach at the transition altitude. If that were the case in the UK aircraft would changeover to flying Mach at 5000ft. That is not the case. On the Avro RJ you generally climb at 250 or 280 kts until you reach 0.66M which is say 2...Jump to post
I offer this by way of encouragement to some of the (younger?) photographers who are having difficulty getting photos uploaded. I've been taking aircraft photos for 25 years now and still have difficulty getting photos accepted. While it might be initially annoying to have pictures you think are won...Jump to post
Thanks for the comments guys. Unfortunately I don't have much choice of shots as I tend to use the normal viewing park at MAN (at this time of year being close to my car is quite important!) and the lighting is not so good until the afternoon. There is a vantage point at the other side that Chris Sh...Jump to post
One photo was of an RAF TriStar and there is only one other photo of that aircraft in the entire database. The other was of a Dragonair 747. I know there are other photos of those on the database but I'm not sure if that is a good reason not to upload unless it is almost identical to others. I know ...Jump to post
I don't want this to turn into a "why are my photos rejected" post but I need some help with the rejection messages I received. The first one for this photo says "The photos were of low esthetic qualities - bad angle, included >window reflections, pictured just a part of an aircraft, out of >focus, ...Jump to post
As someone who is directly involved, it is encouraging to see people motivated to do something. They way things are, there will not be an aero industry in the UK for young people to aspire to in the future. Very sad for the country that invented the jet airliner in the first place.
The aircraft was designed as 6 abreast for short sectors. Many operators have 5 abreast seating where appropriate. I'm sorry you can't take photos from it but airlines may want need to clean the windows now and again. Your 'something interesting' will probably be a government sudsidized Canadian or ...Jump to post
Jwenting I'm afraid to say that the RJX line will be closed. Whether BAE SYSTEMS will fulfill the order with BE, we don't yet know.The flight test programme is continuing in case the order is finished but there will be no further developments. The other thread This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro ...Jump to post
By 'developmenet programme' I mean the flight test programme through to type certification. If BE take the aircraft then the production aircraft would follow. Aircraft E3391 is almost finished and was due to fly in the next few weeks.
Your are absolutely correct. That was the statement read out to me and 1700 other people at 8.30 on Tuesday morning.
However on Wednesday we were told that the development programme was to continue.
If you are confused, then imagine what it is like working here.
Thanks folks for the thoughts. I've worked on the 146/RJ/RJX for 15 years and it is a very surreal situation at the moment. All I know at the moment is that both RJX development aircraft are continuing the development programme until such time as BE definitely say that they do not want the aircraft....Jump to post
As someone personally involved in the RJX and was on the first flights of both the RJX85 and RJX100 and may lose my job after this, I would like to thank everyone for the kind tributes to the RJ/RJX. The latest information we have is that the certification flight test programme will carry on and Bri...Jump to post
The correct titles are as follows. These are the titles on the type certificates. BAe146-100 BAe146-200 BAe146-300 AVRO 146-RJ70 AVRO 146-RJ85 AVRO 146-RJ100 AVRO 146-RJX85 AVRO 146-RJX100 The aircraft was built by British Aerospace until Nov 99 when the company become BAE SYSTEMS. AI(R) was a marke...Jump to post
You need to know several things like altitude, temperature and aircraft pressure errors. Basically TAS = EAS divided by the square root of atmospheric density ratios (hence using temp and altitude). EAS is derived from IAS by knowing the aircraft pressure erros to arrive at CAS the CAS to EAS by the...Jump to post
Larger aircraft tend to have antice systems rather than de-ice as described by Corsair2 on the Premier. Turboprops tend to have de-ice systems such inflatable boots as they don't have enough hot bleed air to antice the entire airframe leading edges. The 146/RJ has tailplane antice (because the pipes...Jump to post
Hope this helps
I can only speak for the aircraft I'm involved with (the 146/RJ/RJX) but each production aircraft undergoes 2 or 3 flights where all the aircraft systems, basic handling and performance are checked. The aircraft is then offered to the customer who flies the aircraft and decides whether they are goin...Jump to post
On the RJ/RJX/146, the airbrakes are the clamshell doors at the rear fuselage. They can be used at any speed. The lift spoilers are for ground use only and are on the top surface of the wings immediately ahead of the flaps. They are deployed automatically on touchdown on the RJ/RJX. The hooting nois...Jump to post
I think everyone seems to have covered most of the topics and on balance I am against the idea, mainly because of the casual surfer, (as I am) who just wants to look at good photos and possibly download them for reference (as I do for building aircraft models and checking colour schemes), will go el...Jump to post
It's a great photo. Unfortunately the best opportunities for photos like that often occur when the weather is very damp. The photo of the Lightning I took at Binbrook in 1987 is not great quality as the weather was poor but the aircraft was shrouded in vapour during the high speed pass. I think the ...Jump to post