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by airplay
Sun Feb 25, 2001 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About Cycles
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

RE: Question About Cycles

In the context of maintenance schedules, a cycle is identical to a landing.

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Wed Feb 21, 2001 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VHF Radios-Standard For A Particular Model?
Replies: 3
Views: 2782

RE: VHF Radios-Standard For A Particular Model?

Newer large aircraft (757, 777, A320 etc) have very few options when it comes to VHF Communications. They typically use an ARINC 700 series unit (A standard for form and function) which are controlled digitally. More than one manufacturer including Rockwell/Collins and Honeywell/AlliedSignal and Sex...

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Wed Feb 21, 2001 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VHF COM Equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

RE: FDXmech

Collins Proline "CTL" series control heads have standby and active windows for VHF COM and NAV as do most RTUs (Radio Tuning Units) used in newer cockpits. The KX155 NAV/COM also has active and standby tunig windows on both the COM and NAV sides. The KX165 can display the VOR Radial in the Standby w...

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Sun Feb 18, 2001 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is Fly By Wire?
Replies: 6
Views: 3078

RE: What Is Fly By Wire?

Conventional control systems in most large transport aircraft, have control cables connecting the control column, control wheel and rudder pedals, connected to the power control units (the hydraulic acutators the move the control surfaces). The cables move valves in the PCU to control the flow of hy...

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Sat Feb 17, 2001 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clunky Landing Gear On CRJ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3482

RE: Clunky Landing Gear On CRJ...

The Saab 340 landing gear is way out in under the engine. I don't thinks thats a fair comparison.

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Sat Feb 17, 2001 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer 145 Vs. CRJ: Which To Choose?
Replies: 31
Views: 8951

RE: Embraer 145 Vs. CRJ: Which To Choose?

I'm not a big fan of the CRJ for flights over one hour. The seats aren't very comfortable at all. I haven't been on an ERJ but I think the main reason for an airline to chose the ERJ over the CRJ is strictly based on price. the Brazilian government has indirectly subsidised the sales of the ERJ by o...

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Sat Feb 17, 2001 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clunky Landing Gear On CRJ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3482

RE: Clunky Landing Gear On CRJ...

I would think that the very close proximity of the landing gear to the cabin floor would be a factor on a small jet like the CRJ. So the size of the aircraft must be a factor too.

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Fri Feb 16, 2001 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transat A310
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

RE: Transat A310

The first Air Transat A310 is C-GFAT: <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=138745" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/115-1514_IMG.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="...

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Wed Feb 14, 2001 10:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cessna 414 What's On Top?
Replies: 7
Views: 3112

RE: ADF Antennas

I used to work on old ADFs like the ARN 2 and the R30. The last one I worked on with a rotating antenna was an ARC R30. These units were popular in Beech 18 era aircraft. They used vacuum tubes to operate and were introduced just before transistors became popular in the mid-50s. The main reason for ...

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Wed Feb 14, 2001 2:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cessna 414 What's On Top?
Replies: 7
Views: 3112

RE: ADF Antennas

Could be an ADF sense antenna, could be an HF this is true, but modern ADF antennas don't rotate. They are fixed loop antennas with 2 windings situated at right angles to each other. Many newer ADF loop antennas have integrated sense antennas making the long wire unneccessary.

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Tue Feb 13, 2001 11:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Mechanics Simplified
Replies: 8
Views: 2697

RE: NKP S2

Actually NWA_Mech, Here in Canada if you have an AME "E" licence you can sign the repair off and return the aircraft to service. Which kind of airplanes? Any kind. The AME "E" comes with a blanket endorsement on all types. We can't sign off repairs that are outside of the scope of our authority, suc...

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Mon Feb 12, 2001 3:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Mechanics Simplified
Replies: 8
Views: 2697

RE: Aviation Mechanics Simplified

NKP S2... I think you're missing the point which is that aircraft have advanced very much from the "old days" and that the similarity between old guides and new guides is only with respect to mostly "tin bending" and "fabric stretching". To keep up the A and P has had to become a full blown well rou...

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Mon Feb 12, 2001 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking For Registration #
Replies: 5
Views: 1924

RE: Looking For Registration #

I would think that a database like the one you described would be very helpful to terrorists. I don't think the airlines would supply this information.

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Mon Feb 12, 2001 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dangerous Airplanes
Replies: 62
Views: 7701

RE: Dangerous Airplanes

Tim... Maintenance?? Accidents involving improper maintenance are few and far between when compared to "pilot error". Approximately 14% of accidents are caused by improper maintenance. About 70% are cause by pilot error, most of which involve the failure to follow standard operating procedures. I th...

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Mon Feb 12, 2001 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four-engine Jetliners
Replies: 13
Views: 5656

RE: Four-engine Jetliners

When comparing the efficiency of the 777 versus the 747, I think the wing design is a much bigger factor than the engines.

Wing Design is the main factor in comparisons between the 747 and A340.

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Mon Feb 12, 2001 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Mechanics Simplified
Replies: 8
Views: 2697

RE: Aviation Mechanics Simplified

I think you're mixing apples and oranges here. It is true that construction and maintenance techniques for airframes have remained fairly consistent, the real advances in technology have come in the form of systems. If you look in the belly of the average DC-3 you'll see a whole lot of space. All of...

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Fri Feb 09, 2001 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why So Many 6000' Runways In Canada?
Replies: 3
Views: 3318

RE: Why So Many 6000' Runways In Canada?

Top Gun

I think you've mistaken Canada with the US. We don't have interstates (or states) and we never elected Eisenhower because he was a president of the US. Not of Canada.

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Mon Jan 29, 2001 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Transat A310
Replies: 2
Views: 1962

RE: Air Transat A310

I have a few pics but they aren't very good. Email me to see.

(I haven't quite figured out how to post pics yet)

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Mon Jan 29, 2001 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Take Over Of Canadian Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 4671

RE: Air Canada's Take Over Of Canadian Airlines

The airfares in Canada have certainly been on the rise, and Air Canada watches the competition closely. Within 1 week of Royal Airline's schedule change that decreased its frequency from YWG to YUL, Air Canada raised the fare from about $1800 CDN to $2025 CDN. About a year ago they were charging abo...

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