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by tu144d
Sat Mar 29, 2003 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wednesday..."HAPPY Hump Day"!
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

RE: Wednesday..."HAPPY Hump Day"!

Let's see....hw 4-5PM AAE206 (Aerospace Flight Mechanics) 5-6PM AAE210 (Aerodynamics of Comp. Fluids) 7-8PM AAE251 (Feedback of Dynamic systems) 8-9PM AAE221 (Aircraft structures <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym>) 9-whenever the hell i get back...get roaringly drunk at Murp...

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by tu144d
Sat Mar 29, 2003 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JAG Episodes
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

RE: JAG Episodes

I agree with you "Boeing 757/767"...The relationship angle is taken a bit too far...it does sort of reduce it to a daytime/soap level..but i still find it interesting..Of course the show, wouldn't lose anything at all really if they dropped it entirely.

-Vik-

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by tu144d
Sat Mar 29, 2003 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Things To Say To Your Boy/girl Friend(humor)
Replies: 26
Views: 10774

RE: Worst Things To Say To Your Boy/girl Friend(humor)

"I love you like a sister"

errr...so i guess that makes it incest.

-Vik-

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by tu144d
Sat Mar 29, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JAG Episodes
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

JAG Episodes

I haven't watched the show in sooooo long. The last episode i saw was the finale where Bud gets his leg blown off. Anyway, I was just wondering what the status of Harm and Mac's relationship was? Have there been any relationship "revealing" episodes since the one where Harm is rescued after bailing ...

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by tu144d
Fri Mar 28, 2003 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline And Route Most Travelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 5991

RE: Airline And Route Most Travelled?

For me it would have to MAZ-<acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU</acronym>-<acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> and MAZ-<acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico"...

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by tu144d
Thu Mar 27, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Malta Has The Longest RWY In Europe?
Replies: 16
Views: 15310

RE: Malta Has The Longest RWY In Europe?

RWY 32/14 at Malta is 11,627 feet. Compare that to 12,802 feet for <acronym title="Colgan Air (USA)">9L</acronym>/27R at Heathrow. So Malta is by no means the longest. If i'm not mistaken, the longest runway in europe is at the Zhukovsky flight test center outside Moscow (over 15,000 feet). -Vikram-

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by tu144d
Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheney's Daughter To Be Human Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 2420

RE: Cheney's Daughter To Be Human Shield

"Bmi330" here's the answer to your question......
http://www.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/08/03/cheney.daughter/

-Vik-

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by tu144d
Thu Mar 27, 2003 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Flying Time From JFK To LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 23593

RE: Concorde Flying Time From JFK To LHR

Thanks for your reply "Bellerophon". BTW, Why does the decerlation point change from Summer to Winter?

-Vik-

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by tu144d
Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Flying Time From JFK To LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 23593

Concorde Flying Time From JFK To LHR

I was just browsing <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> timetables and noticed that the total time for BA002 is now 4 hours. I remember it being around 3hrs 45 mins. I know this is nitpicking but is there any reason for the increase in total time? Is it due to new routing or taxying delays...

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by tu144d
Tue Mar 25, 2003 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lowest Cruising Altitude On Commercial Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 14421

RE: Lowest Cruising Altitude On Commercial Flight

I regularly fly from Mayaguez (MAZ) to San Juan (SJU) Puerto Rico on American Eagle ATR-42's. The typical cruising alttitude is between 6500 and 7000 ft. The total flight time is 20 mins.

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by tu144d
Sun Mar 23, 2003 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747's Into Airports With Short Runways
Replies: 18
Views: 8331

747's Into Airports With Short Runways

Are there any SCHEDULED Boeing 747 flights into airports whose longest runway is LESS than 7,000ft?

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by tu144d
Wed Mar 19, 2003 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inprovements For Puerto Rico's Regional Airports
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

RE: Inprovements For Puerto Rico's Regional Airports

When I went to high school in Mayaguez, i was working on a feasiblity study for the Dept. Mechanical Engineering at UPR about transferring BQN's coast guard operations to MAZ as well as making BQN a latin American cargo hub. Of course...those were my idealistic days when I thought that imagination w...

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by tu144d
Sun Mar 16, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First DC-10 Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 9192

RE: Your First DC-10 Flight

Mine was in July 94 on an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> DC-10 from San Juan to Dallas Fort-Worth (on my way to Las Vegas). Those were the good ole days when the DC-10 was flying <acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU</acronym>...

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by tu144d
Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Various Airlines First Widebodies....
Replies: 24
Views: 2636

RE: Various Airlines First Widebodies....

hmmm.....let's go outside the Boeing/Airbus spectrum for a sec. Aeroflot's first widebody was the Ilyushin Il-86.

-Vik-

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by tu144d
Fri Mar 07, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Using FS2002 Aircraft For FS2000
Replies: 4
Views: 9361

Using FS2002 Aircraft For FS2000

Hi. Most of the time i have been able to download fs2002 aircraft and use them with fs2000 without problems. However when i downloaded some files.. and tried unning them i got an error "model cannot be displayed". Is there something i can download that'll help me use these fs2002 files?

-Vik-

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by tu144d
Fri Mar 07, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Moscow-Havana Supersonic Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2794

RE: Moscow-Havana Supersonic Service

Actually "IMissPiedmont" the Tu-144 did carry passengers. Theese so called "test flights" were in-fact scheduled services. Aeroflot Tu-144D's flew SU499 from Moscow to Almaty between Nov 1. 1977 and May 30, 1978. Service was discontinued after 102 flights. The fare for these flights was just 167R, c...

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by tu144d
Fri Mar 07, 2003 10:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Moscow-Havana Supersonic Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2794

Moscow-Havana Supersonic Service

I just receieved a very interesting e-mail about Tu-144 international operations. - ------------------------------------------------------------------------ My dad met someone from Aeroflot international department (maybe 20 years ago), who told an amazing story of Tu-144 flights from Moscow <acrony...

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by tu144d
Thu Mar 06, 2003 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Defects
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

RE: British Airways Defects

This is good news. Domodedovo is light years ahead of Sheremetyevo. By the way, does anyone know how many jet bridges Domodedovo has?

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by tu144d
Sun Mar 02, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Commerical Pilots With Degrees In Engineering?
Replies: 7
Views: 10848

Any Commerical Pilots With Degrees In Engineering?

Are there any people out there who decide to become commerical pilots after pursuing degrees in engineering. For instance, i will graduate next year with a B.S. in Aero/Astro and i quite honestly, although i love my major I am considering becoming a professional pilot. Is it too late for me?

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by tu144d
Sat Mar 01, 2003 9:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Adverse-yawing Moment At High Speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 3993

RE: Adverse-yawing Moment At High Speeds

Actually, I have another question with regards to ailerons and turns. Assume a cartersian coordinate system fixed to the aircraft and level flight with free stream velocity in the x direction. Let's say you're making a left turn...the right aileron is deflected down and the left up..Now, since you'r...

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by tu144d
Sat Mar 01, 2003 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigger Aircraft Carrying Less Passengers
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Bigger Aircraft Carrying Less Passengers

I was looking at American Airlnes fleet page today it was evident that their "largest aircraft" in terms of passenger capacity was the A-300 and not the 777. The A-300 is configured for 251 passengers and the 777 for 224/245. I'm curious as to why the much larger 777 aircraft carries fewer passenger...

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by tu144d
Sat Mar 01, 2003 7:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Adverse-yawing Moment At High Speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 3993

RE: Adverse-yawing Moment At High Speeds

Thanks for your replies. DOn't worry "Aeroguy"...the angle of attack thing was my mistake, not my profs...Actually when i was posting it at 3AM it didn't make sense to me, but i still wrote it down foolishly. I was confusing it with "weathercock" stability when the winds is coming at at an angle. -V...

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Know Anyone Who's Flown On A Tu-144?
Replies: 0
Views: 3148

Anyone Know Anyone Who's Flown On A Tu-144?

I know this is absolutely crazy and i'm probably gonna get ripped for this post. But still, I figure the aircraft performed 102 flights. There's gotta be someone out there who knows someone who's flown on a Tu-144 on the Moscow-Almaty route. I'd love to hear anything about the experience.

-Vikram-

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pan Am A-300 At PSE
Replies: 0
Views: 4128

Pan Am A-300 At PSE

I'd like to see a photo of an A-300 at Ponce, Puerto Rico...I drove an 1hr at 7AM to catch one but unfortunately all I got was a 727. I'd really love to see a photo of that wide-body.

-Vik-

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Street Smarts" ...staged Or No?
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

RE: "Street Smarts" ...staged Or No?

I agree with Transactoid. They probably spend quite a bit of time searching for just the right moron who stands out. Off topic, I remember once seeing a woman who said "Top Gun" was her favorite movie and when asked to finish the line "I feel the need...the need for ______" she said ".....sex". Now,...

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Love Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

RE: Love Advice

Thanks for all your replies guys....They have been very insightful. I have resolved to just bury myself with work and not think about things. Whatever happens happens. The last thing i want is more stress.

-Vik-

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scariest Moment Of Your Life
Replies: 54
Views: 4851

RE: Scariest Moment Of Your Life

My scariest moment has definitely got to be when I was driving back from a party (sober) at around 1AM. It was raining lightly which is the worst kind...My car skidded an started spinning on the highway..I thought i was gonna crash for sure. Fortunately i managed to regain control and get back home....

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Stupid Little Survey
Replies: 16
Views: 2310

RE: Another Stupid Little Survey

Definitely Drebin. Remember what happened to Ricardo Montalban at the end of "Naked Gun"? aaaaahhhh....splatttt....crunch....

Vikram

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 7:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-10 Take-off Run
Replies: 3
Views: 3371

RE: A-10 Take-off Run

No, all we were given in the problem was assume Gross-Weight=103040N and we were given a drag polar as well as the thrust of the engines.I revised my calculations and got 2600ft now..Anyway, i turned the problem in already. Let's hope I'm right...BTW, i did this the cheap way assuming an avg. force....

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Adverse-yawing Moment At High Speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 3993

Adverse-yawing Moment At High Speeds

Today, in my flight mechanics class we were talking about how banking an aircraft causes an adverse yawing moment due to the imbalance of induced drag caused by difference in angle-of attack of the wings. However, my prof mentioned that in supersonic aircraft, this isn't really a problem. Unfortunat...

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot, 777 > 767. When?
Replies: 9
Views: 2659

RE: Aeroflot, 777 > 767. When?

Sorry, my apologies UN_B732...I was checking travelocity and it still shows a B767 everyday into <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and on the days it continues to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KI...

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First 747 Flight!
Replies: 140
Views: 13875

RE: Your First 747 Flight!

My first flight on 747 was in 1984 (I was 2 yrs. old!!!!). I was on an Air India flight from New York to Bombay.

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imaginary Airline Merger's
Replies: 12
Views: 1389

RE: Imaginary Airline Merger's

LOT Polish + Virgin Atlantic= LOT of Virgins

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Kind Of Computer Do You Have?
Replies: 29
Views: 3154

RE: What Kind Of Computer Do You Have?

SONY VAIO
1 GHZ
CD-RW/DVD
128 MB SDRAM
40 GB hard drive

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 28, 2003 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Film Critics Are Jerks
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Film Critics Are Jerks

I'm so sick and tired of film critics commenting on what is and what isn't a good movie. I'm sick of their pseudo-intellectual bs. At one point they will praise a movie for it's character development or something and then they will trash another movie for doing the same thing just cuz they feel like...

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by tu144d
Thu Feb 27, 2003 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot, 777 > 767. When?
Replies: 9
Views: 2659

RE: Aeroflot, 777 > 767. When?

I know this is a bit off topic but how are Aeroflot's loads on the <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym>-<acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA ...

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by tu144d
Thu Feb 27, 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Webpage Asking Americans To Boycott Airbus
Replies: 54
Views: 6037

RE: New Webpage Asking Americans To Boycott Airbus

Well, I guess I can forget about taking the Concorde to Paris next week.....a 7 hr ride on an "American made" 747 suits me just fine...Wait, why the hell should i even go to Paris? Screw that. I'm staying right here in the good ole' USA.....

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by tu144d
Tue Feb 25, 2003 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You A Solo User On Airliners.net?
Replies: 46
Views: 2352

RE: Are You A Solo User On Airliners.net?

I'm originally from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico....and I'm pretty sure there aren't too many Puerto Ricans here.

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by tu144d
Tue Feb 25, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Love Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

Love Advice

Hi all. Normally, my life is restricted to aerospace and boozing but lately i've been feeling really down. I apologize if I'm being too sappy (it's very unlike me) but i've just not been myself lately It all began in high school. I and all the other guys at school were after the most beautiful and p...

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by tu144d
Mon Feb 24, 2003 3:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-10 Take-off Run
Replies: 3
Views: 3371

A-10 Take-off Run

I know this is a tech. question but since it concerns a military aircraft I'm posting it here. I was doing a flight mechanics problem in which i had to calculate the balanced field length for an A-10 Warthog. I got 2000 ft. Does anyone know the actual value for it?

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by tu144d
Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is Vr?
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

What Is Vr?

Hi. I'm solving a flight mechanics problem for which i need to find the balanced field length. I just need to know, how is Vr usually defined, mathematically? Is it a number multipled by Vstall? And if so could someone give me a reasonable estimate. Pilot feedback greatly appreciated. Thanks -Vikram-

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by tu144d
Mon Feb 17, 2003 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot Jet In Latin America
Replies: 3
Views: 2746

Aeroflot Jet In Latin America

I'm desperately seeking a photograph of an Aeroflot jet in any Latin American country (except Brazil, since this is already on the forum)...preferably Havana, Cuba. Thanks

-Vikram-

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by tu144d
Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL-96-300 Bid For Air India
Replies: 38
Views: 7287

RE: IL-96-300 Bid For Air India

I have to say that I agree with Ilyushin96M. Of topic though, if memory serves me correctly Air India operated Il-62M's to Israel i believe a few years back. Can anyone comment on this?

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by tu144d
Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Doubles Frequencies Into JFK.
Replies: 13
Views: 2663

RE: Aeroflot Doubles Frequencies Into JFK.

When do these changes take place? I was just browsing schedules and i still see the daily B767 coming in from SVO.

-Vikram-

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by tu144d
Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVO-LED Frequency
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

SVO-LED Frequency

I was just browsing on travelocity and i came upon the <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym> route and noticed that there were only a grand total of only 13 flights a day on t...

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow Times: Il-86 May Be Grounded, Unsafe?
Replies: 45
Views: 4236

RE: Moscow Times: Il-86 May Be Grounded, Unsafe?

What?? This is ridiculous. The Il-86 is probably the safest Russian airliner in service. If the Il-86 is bad, what about the Tu-154?

-Vik-

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by tu144d
Fri Feb 14, 2003 5:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help With Flight Mechanics Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 3081

RE: Help With Flight Mechanics Problem

Thanks Fred. I figured it out. The shaft Brake Power is constant. Basically u can solve for it at zero velocity easily. The torque provided by the engine must be able to counter act the drag from propeller. So you just find the drag on the propeller and multiply it by omega*r. That is your shaft bra...

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by tu144d
Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help With Flight Mechanics Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 3081

Help With Flight Mechanics Problem

Hi. I really need help on this problem for my Flight Mechanics class. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The optimal operation of a certain aircraft reciprocating engine occurs when the shaft speed is kept constant at 40 revolutions per second. At zero velocit...

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by tu144d
Tue Feb 11, 2003 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation-Related Graduate Degrees
Replies: 15
Views: 6614

RE: Aviation-Related Graduate Degrees

Hey NormalSpeed, if you are as much of an aviation-freak as i am go for a degree in Aerospace Engineering :=). I am a junior in Aero/Astro at the Univ. of Illinois. Of course, this all depends on your tolerance for math and physics. But I'll admit i've never been a huge math or physics guy..but the ...

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by tu144d
Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Most Pointless Thread Ever II
Replies: 484
Views: 35223

RE: The Most Pointless Thread Ever II

Is this a forum or am i just too drunk to know?

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