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by Alessandro
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Somali Pirates Part 2.
Replies: 0
Views: 1692

Somali Pirates Part 2.

So a German vessel is the latest victim, http://www.thelocal.de/national/20090129-17083.html

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by Alessandro
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A or B : Usaf Tanker Decision In March 2010
Replies: 356
Views: 35795

RE: A Or B : Usaf Tanker Decision In March 2010

Read on wiki that the maintenance cost for the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135 raise by 6% annually, so they´re more and more expensive to maintain. Personally I think the best option today for US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> would be to convert DC-10s ...

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by Alessandro
Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Look: AN-70 Vs A400M
Replies: 39
Views: 34922

RE: Another Look: AN-70 Vs A400M

Seem like Antonov is looking east, PRC want´s build a version with turbofans instead of the current engines, called An70-600.

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by Alessandro
Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LaserDisc To Go Out Of Prodution At End Of March
Replies: 99
Views: 18143

RE: LaserDisc To Go Out Of Prodution At End Of March

Never heard about it before, VHS until DVD came along for me.
Guess it´s like the Super-8 or Kodak film, only one left making those are North Korea.
Hong-Kong was the last official movie release according to wiki.

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by Alessandro
Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open
Replies: 69
Views: 3385

RE: Australian Open

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by Alessandro
Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ANZ Will Fly B747 Test Using Jatropha Biofuel
Replies: 9
Views: 4527

RE: ANZ Will Fly B747 Test Using Jatropha Biofuel

It was a B743 powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D.

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by Alessandro
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ANZ Will Fly B747 Test Using Jatropha Biofuel
Replies: 9
Views: 4527

RE: ANZ Will Fly B747 Test Using Jatropha Biofuel

JAL has tried it on one of their B747s with a P&W engine, 3rd engine was flown on a mix of 50% A-jet, 42% Camelina, 7,5% Jatropa and 0,5% Algea. Flight lasted 90 minutes. <a href="http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2009/01/29/japan-airlines-testing-biofuel-blend" target=_blank>http://www.greenbiz.com/blog...

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by Alessandro
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gravel Deflectors & 737NG / Other Newer?
Replies: 12
Views: 9014

RE: Gravel Deflectors & 737NG / Other Newer?

SAAB 340 got a gravelkit as well?
I wonder if a MD-11 could be gravelkitted and land with only the middle engine running or would that practice be too dangerous?

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by Alessandro
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Saab 340...what's The Lifespan?
Replies: 33
Views: 9790

RE: Saab 340...what's The Lifespan?

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by Alessandro
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Saab 340...what's The Lifespan?
Replies: 33
Views: 9790

RE: Saab 340...what's The Lifespan?

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by Alessandro
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Look: AN-70 Vs A400M
Replies: 39
Views: 34922

RE: Another Look: AN-70 Vs A400M

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by Alessandro
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Did Soviet Airliners Have Glass Nose?
Replies: 43
Views: 42755

RE: Why Did Soviet Airliners Have Glass Nose?

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by Alessandro
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trijet Engine Positions
Replies: 7
Views: 7368

RE: Trijet Engine Positions

Depends on the Central Gravity point. Another question is FOD, how high over the ground do you need to have the engines and risk for FOD from the wings into the rear mounted engines if like the B727.

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by Alessandro
Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Notar On An Airplane?
Replies: 13
Views: 5778

RE: Notar On An Airplane?

So I been daydreaming again about the Belphegor with Notar, let say that you installed two
APU´s in the Belphegor to power the Notar´s would it mean a lot of wieght penalty?
Could you temporary continue to maintain altitude using both APU´s if the main engine flame out?

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by Alessandro
Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ditching With A High-wing Plane. Possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 10621

RE: Ditching With A High-wing Plane. Possible?

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by Alessandro
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is The V22 Osprey Pressurized?
Replies: 18
Views: 14529

RE: Is The V22 Osprey Pressurized?

So is the V-22 deployed in Afghanistan, if so how does it do in the higher altitude ops than in
Al-Anbar in Iraq?

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by Alessandro
Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Roll-Out Of The Next Generation Gripen Demonstrat
Replies: 74
Views: 25292

RE: Roll-Out Of The Next Generation Gripen Demonstrat

Supposed to be the 3rd fighter aircraft type that can do supercruise. <a href="http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?ContentBlockID=513c129b-eb3f-400d-adc5-433890aa9ece&" target=_blank>http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?C...c129b-eb3f-400d-adc5-433890aa9ece&</a> Is it important when it comes to heatsee...

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by Alessandro
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open
Replies: 69
Views: 3385

RE: Australian Open

Santoro´s game has been liked to a computerhacker, he goes in and destroy the opponents game by mixing it up and playing doublehanded like Seles.

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by Alessandro
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guantánamo Bay Back To Cuba?
Replies: 63
Views: 4507

RE: Guantánamo Bay Back To Cuba?

Could one compare this with the Panamacanal zone that Carter gave back to Panama?
Would the US mining industry benefit from an opening of relations (nickel), off shore oil industry?

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by Alessandro
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guantánamo Bay Back To Cuba?
Replies: 63
Views: 4507

RE: Guantánamo Bay Back To Cuba?

I don´t think there´s a timelimit on the Guantánamo Bay lease, basically both parties have to sign a deal to determine the lease.

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by Alessandro
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fiat Group Could Enter In The Chrysler Capital
Replies: 46
Views: 8284

RE: Fiat Group Could Enter In The Chrysler Capital

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by Alessandro
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guantánamo Bay Back To Cuba?
Replies: 63
Views: 4507

RE: Guantánamo Bay Back To Cuba?

Well, the reasons would be primarly economical, a sort of bailout for the US airlines, with a duopoly on the routes and less cost for the US military. Add trade for US companies to Cuba, Russia closed down it´s navalbases in Cuba and Vietnam due to financial reasons 7 years ago <a href="http://news....

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by Alessandro
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PT Cruiser: Chrysler Pulls The Plug
Replies: 47
Views: 3835

RE: PT Cruiser: Chrysler Pulls The Plug

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by Alessandro
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guantánamo Bay Back To Cuba?
Replies: 63
Views: 4507

Guantánamo Bay Back To Cuba?

Lets say that President Obama gives back Guantánamo bay to Cuba and Cuba-US opens diplomatic relations. Would it be good for the US economy, US companies able to do direct trade and US airlines flying direct to Cuba and Cuban airlines to the US? Would it be political suicide for President Obama to d...

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by Alessandro
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PT Cruiser: Chrysler Pulls The Plug
Replies: 47
Views: 3835

RE: PT Cruiser: Chrysler Pulls The Plug

I think the HHR are a better design, the PT Cruiser didn´t score too good in the crashtest
Euro-NCAP made.

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by Alessandro
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: General Motors To Downsize To 4 Car Brands
Replies: 57
Views: 5061

RE: General Motors To Downsize To 4 Car Brands

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by Alessandro
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: General Motors To Downsize To 4 Car Brands
Replies: 57
Views: 5061

RE: General Motors To Downsize To 4 Car Brands

SAAB is a lossmaker, I read an interesting article in Swedish claiming SAAB cars has been lossmaker since it was founded, first it was SAAB company whom made crazy money from aviation whom took up the bill, then Scania-Vabis the truck maker, then Wallenbergs whom sold it to <acronym title="Air Slova...

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by Alessandro
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Jeb Bush Ever Run For US President?
Replies: 60
Views: 5839

RE: Will Jeb Bush Ever Run For US President?

The Kennedys and Bushes are done as president candidates.

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by Alessandro
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Saab 340...what's The Lifespan?
Replies: 33
Views: 9790

RE: Saab 340...what's The Lifespan?

I don´t think it´s age who´s going to retire them, oldest is 26 years old, youngest 10.
It´s the cycles, 14,5 million cycles for 13 million hours, top hours is 49678 hours all
# of may 2008.

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by Alessandro
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ditching With A High-wing Plane. Possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 10621

RE: Ditching With A High-wing Plane. Possible?

If you look upon all seaplanes without floats (well floats on the wingtip doesn´t count)
you´ll see that most are high wing, Be-103 one exception which is low wing. So ditching is definitly possible.

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by Alessandro
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.
Replies: 293
Views: 7814

RE: Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.

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by Alessandro
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.
Replies: 293
Views: 7814

RE: Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.

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by Alessandro
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Giant Cedar-shaped Island Planned For Lebanon
Replies: 33
Views: 31810

RE: Giant Cedar-shaped Island Planned For Lebanon

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by Alessandro
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.
Replies: 293
Views: 7814

RE: Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.

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by Alessandro
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists
Replies: 26
Views: 3678

RE: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists

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by Alessandro
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists
Replies: 26
Views: 3678

RE: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists

So you work in Algeria?

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by Alessandro
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists
Replies: 26
Views: 3678

RE: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists

Well, Algerians don´t allow Tomahawks on their turf I think and it´s a better way to get the sympathizers as well? Definitly more lowkey as well...

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by Alessandro
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: White Knight 2 First Flight Soon....
Replies: 24
Views: 8971

RE: White Knight 2 First Flight Soon....

Probably cost related, an Tristar is more expensive to run than the WK2, they´re not getting any younger either and if I recall right RR has stopped making engines for them?

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by Alessandro
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aircraft Can Dump Fuel?
Replies: 37
Views: 17072

RE: Which Aircraft Can Dump Fuel?

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by Alessandro
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aircraft Can Dump Fuel?
Replies: 37
Views: 17072

RE: Which Aircraft Can Dump Fuel?

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by Alessandro
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.
Replies: 293
Views: 7814

RE: Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.

DC is partowner (major stakes) in a hotel in Monaco, so he don´t need to work much.

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by Alessandro
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists
Replies: 26
Views: 3678

RE: "Black Death" Plague Kills 40+ Al-Qaeda Terrorists

Biological warfare? Not impossible but very political incorrect.

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by Alessandro
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aircraft Can Dump Fuel?
Replies: 37
Views: 17072

RE: Which Aircraft Can Dump Fuel?

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by Alessandro
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will Ever See A TU 254?
Replies: 1
Views: 5674

RE: Will Ever See A TU 254?

I doubt Tupolev will make any new models, their latest Tu-334 wasn´t selling.
Today it´s the RRJ that get funding among the new planes.

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by Alessandro
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.
Replies: 293
Views: 7814

Formula 1, 2009 Part Two.

<a href="http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/non_aviation/read.main/2006465/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ms/non_aviation/read.main/2006465/</a> I reckon this season will be less exciting than last, Singapore night race was exciting and the ending was something Hollywoo...

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by Alessandro
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Proffesional (sic)
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

RE: Proffesional (sic)

Common misspelling in Swedish too.

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by Alessandro
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Car Dealer "stole" 54 Lamborghinis!
Replies: 6
Views: 3469

RE: California Car Dealer "stole" 54 Lamborghinis!

8 days and 8%, is that correct? Seem like wild firesale.

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by Alessandro
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aircraft Can Dump Fuel?
Replies: 37
Views: 17072

RE: Which Aircraft Can Dump Fuel?

With the ditching in NYC, I start to wonder if fuel dumping should be implemented on the A320?

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