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by airplay
Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Canada- The Case For War.
Replies: 35
Views: 3306

RE: Bomb Canada- The Case For War.

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Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns - Time For A Worldwide Ban?
Replies: 120
Views: 6402

RE: Guns - Time For A Worldwide Ban?

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Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is EGPWS?
Replies: 13
Views: 25435

What Is EGPWS?

There is so much mis-information in this thread that I just don't know where to start.... But let's just keep it simple. EGPWS is just Honeywell's proprietary name for their TAWS system. TAWS expands the ability of GPWS by use of a terrain database and GPS/FMS position. The rush to install the syste...

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Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns - Time For A Worldwide Ban?
Replies: 120
Views: 6402

RE: Guns - Time For A Worldwide Ban?

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Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns - Time For A Worldwide Ban?
Replies: 120
Views: 6402

RE: Guns - Time For A Worldwide Ban?

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Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns - Time For A Worldwide Ban?
Replies: 120
Views: 6402

RE: Guns - Time For A Worldwide Ban?

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Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns - Time For A Worldwide Ban?
Replies: 120
Views: 6402

RE: Guns - Time For A Worldwide Ban?

<i>why don't we put a worldwide ban on cigarettes? they're bad too.why don't we put a worldwide ban on cigarettes? they're bad too.</i> Cigarettes are slowing being banned in many regions across Canada. Manitoba now has a province wide ban. Any activity that has the potential to harm others by their...

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Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Rcmp Officers Killed
Replies: 65
Views: 2653

RE: 4 Rcmp Officers Killed

<i>Four Officer of the Peace killed over Pot....who says pot isn't a dangerous drug.</i> Anyone who thinks that this is about "pot" is wrong in my opinion. This is about illegal activity. As a matter of fact, if pot was legal or decriminalized, there is a chance that this might not have happened. Ag...

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Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pressurization Leaks
Replies: 50
Views: 5869

RE: Pressurization Leaks

<i>For things like the above mentioned cigarette where it isn't going to affect the airworthiness I don't really have a problem but when the book needs to be followed, it is.</i> So if you see smoke passing through a pressure vessel and the maintenance manual doesn't contain a procedure that include...

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Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daily CVR Test
Replies: 18
Views: 6503

RE: Daily CVR Test

Pretty much every airplane that I know of already has a daily check of the CVR. Typical CVR installations may suffer latent failures. (failures that aren't indicated). Thus the requirment for pre-flight tests. Other systems that are subject to preflight tests include things like TCAS, GPWS, FMS etc.

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Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Backcourse/ ADF Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3291

RE: Backcourse/ ADF Questions

<i>With most, set the inbound front course, and fly to the diviation bar...correct sensing will be provided, inbound on the back course, as well.</i> I'm not sure I completely understand that statement. There are two types of systems and it doesn't really matter if you're flying glass or steam. On o...

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Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engines Of The Future
Replies: 8
Views: 3942

RE: Engines Of The Future

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Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Backcourse/ ADF Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3291

RE: Backcourse/ ADF Questions

It uses the back side of the ILS localizer and glideslope.

Just localizer (left-right). No glideslope information on a back-course.

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Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fighting In Hockey
Replies: 9
Views: 2098

RE: Fighting In Hockey

Fighting in hockey is just plain stupid. Everyone tries to convince themselves that its an essential part of the game. All it does however is cater to idiots who get off on violence. In my opinion, it just takes away from an otherwise great game. A good fast player is much more exciting to watch tha...

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Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This Green Coating On The Aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 10780

RE: What Is This Green Coating On The Aircraft?

Actually the green stuff isn't "de-icing" its "anti-icing". The orange stuff is for de-icing. The green stuff sticks to the airframe longer therefore affording a much longer hold-over time. The green anti-ice stuff is "type <acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym>". <a href="http://www....

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Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightening Diverter Strips
Replies: 27
Views: 12361

RE: Lightening Diverter Strips

Avt007, Isn't it incredible, how a very small defect in the bonding has such a huge and serious effect on the airplane? I've had similar experiences with broken or missing bonding straps on a single control surface or fuel panel. Also when a maintainer fails to install the proper conductive strip of...

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Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hamburger Door
Replies: 24
Views: 7693

RE: Hamburger Door

On the SAAB 340, that door is often (affectionately) known as the "whiskey" door. It allows the ground crew to pass a bottle up to the pilots....  <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Seriously though, its just a paperwork door. The term "hamburger door" was (again a...

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Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightening Diverter Strips
Replies: 27
Views: 12361

RE: Lightening Diverter Strips

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Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words That Should Be Banned From A.net
Replies: 76
Views: 4986

RE: Words That Should Be Banned From A.net

What exactly is wrong with "Airplane"?

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Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Effect Of De/Anti-ICE Fluids On Wing Components
Replies: 6
Views: 5701

RE: Effect Of De/Anti-ICE Fluids On Wing Components

It makes the whole airplane stink...even months later after several washes it has that glycol stench.

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Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are Fuel Tanks Heated?
Replies: 16
Views: 11953

RE: Are Fuel Tanks Heated?

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The NHL Season Has Been Saved!
Replies: 41
Views: 4217

RE: The NHL Season Has Been Saved!

<i>So using your logic, do you think actors should get paid less? Should someone like Adam Sandler get $20 million just for making one movie?</i> Here's the difference. The people who produce Adam Sandler's movies haven't turned the industry into a money-losing bunch of mediocore teams filled with p...

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nastiest Thing You Have Had For Breakfast?
Replies: 41
Views: 3532

RE: Nastiest Thing You Have Had For Breakfast?

In Quebec, some breakfast joints include a cube of brownish white fat to spread on your toast. A sniff of the fat is enough to put you off the rest of your breakfast.

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR42/72 Versus Dash 8
Replies: 30
Views: 31140

RE: ATR42/72 Versus Dash 8

This is an easy one. The Dash 8 is better because its made in Canada...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Seriously though, the ATR, like the Airbuses is a bit over-designed. The engineers took advantage of many comparitively exotic design concepts including hyper-fine tu...

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Time To Repair An A/c When Depressurization
Replies: 2
Views: 3846

RE: Time To Repair An A/c When Depressurization

This is a very rare occurance that typically would result from pretty major failures. Furthermore any airplane whose sevice ceiling is above 42,000 feet (41,000 feet in Canada for some reason) must comply with a "special condition" for high altitude flight. This special condition requires analysis t...

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightening Diverter Strips
Replies: 27
Views: 12361

RE: Lightening Diverter Strips

<i>Are you saying the radome on the CRJ cannot be screwd tight on the front but only on Aft,because of Airframe.Cant it be Connected from the Airframe to radome by bonding Jumpers.</i> You guys are overthinking this one a bit...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Of course...

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do They Fix Airliner Wings To The Fueslage?
Replies: 15
Views: 18743

RE: How Do They Fix Airliner Wings To The Fueslage?

There are many ways to attach the wings. Many newer designs however use the "one piece bolt on" type while the older designs tend to use the fail-safe wingbox to pass the loads to the fuselage. Of course there are exceptions but the point is that there are just about as many different ways to attach...

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The NHL Season Has Been Saved!
Replies: 41
Views: 4217

RE: The NHL Season Has Been Saved!

Saved? 28 games constitutes a "saved" season? This entire drama is just a waste of our time. The NHL can twist in the wind for all I care....

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyoto Protocol. Starting Feb 16, 2005
Replies: 51
Views: 3015

RE: Kyoto Protocol. Starting Feb 16, 2005

NOT GOOD if you want to sell anything in the 2 largest markets (China,US).

The 2 largest markets are also large manufacturers of goods and require raw materials. I don't think China and the US are holding the good cards in this case.

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ask The Person Below You A Personal Question
Replies: 317
Views: 12102

RE: Ask The Person Below You A Personal Question

Oh good....another identity theft thread...

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyoto Protocol. Starting Feb 16, 2005
Replies: 51
Views: 3015

RE: Kyoto Protocol. Starting Feb 16, 2005

As the US further isolates itself from the world, responsible countries are making a serious effort to address environmental concerns. Americans speak of economic effects of ratifying Kyoto. They feel they can't be competitive. (read effectively rape the world like they always have) In my opinion, i...

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 Cockpit Indicator Lamps
Replies: 5
Views: 3776

RE: B727 Cockpit Indicator Lamps

Newer aircraft tend to have fewer discrete indicator lamps. They also tend to be the the type that has the label integrated like the gear and flap indicator lights in the picture. In any case, the discrete lamps are available in various colours. The "text" types are special "daylight readible" assem...

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Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightening Diverter Strips
Replies: 27
Views: 12361

RE: Lightening Diverter Strips

<i>Odd to have it at the Aft end rather than the Front [To avoid Peelback]..</i> The screw(s) are not there to hold the strips in place. They provide the path for the lightning to conduct to the primary airframe. In other words, they electrically bond the strips to the rest of the airplane. If the s...

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Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightening Diverter Strips
Replies: 27
Views: 12361

RE: Lightening Diverter Strips

<i>How frequent are they replaced on the B737.I've never seen one done for over 13 yrs now.</i> Lightning diverter strips are typically subject to periodic visual inspection. The strips are usually comprised of a row of segments of diamond shaped or slot shaped conducting surfaces. A common inspecti...

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Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ah The United Nations...
Replies: 18
Views: 2607

RE: Ah The United Nations...

Another UN bahsing thread from the screwed up Extremists of the holy country of the USofA who never does anything wrong.

And one frustated reluctant Canadian....

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Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush - Leading The US Into Facism
Replies: 155
Views: 6388

RE: Bush - Leading The US Into Facism

What the hell is a "yall"?

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Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Here Likes White Russians?
Replies: 23
Views: 2548

RE: Who Here Likes White Russians?

I'm more of a black Russian guy myself. I use 50/50 Kaluaha and Vodka mix with a couple of ice cubes. I guess the milk would be good to replenish your calcium as you destroy your liver though...

 Smile

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Composites And Lightning Strikes
Replies: 55
Views: 20766

RE: 787 Composites And Lightning Strikes

The airworthiness standards, even for gliders require that all external surfaces be electrically bonded. If not, can you imagine the huge static discharge you would get from a glider that just landed?

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ward Churchill: What, If Anything, Should Be Done?
Replies: 72
Views: 3021

RE: Ward Churchill: What, If Anything, Should Be Done?

<i>This is not a free speach issue. He can say whatever he wants, and more power to him. But the taxpayers can equally say, "My taxes are NOT going to pay his salary!"</i> And your point is that professors should think twice now before speaking in fear that someone, somewhere will disagree with your...

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush - Leading The US Into Facism
Replies: 155
Views: 6388

RE: Bush - Leading The US Into Facism

B2707SST, here is some reality for you. Let it sink in a bit. <a href="http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/ArmsTrade/Spending.asp" target=_blank>http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/ArmsTrade/Spending.asp</a> <i>The U.S. military budget request for Fiscal Year 2005 is $420.7 billion The US mi...

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flat Landing = Bad Landing?
Replies: 12
Views: 11012

RE: Flat Landing = Bad Landing?

Years ago, at an airline I worked at, I got a call from a remote base asking how to turn off the ELT on one of our KingAir 200s. I asked how exactly the ELT was activated. They told me that the pilots experienced a hard landing. I asked if they were going to conduct a detailed inspection of the nose...

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush - Leading The US Into Facism
Replies: 155
Views: 6388

RE: Bush - Leading The US Into Facism

Yah yah...Michael Moore is fat. We get it. Apparently you don't have to be fat to be a right wing extremist. Just addicted to Percodan...

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Message To Paul Cellucci...
Replies: 15
Views: 2216

RE: Message To Paul Cellucci...

Dear Abby, I have been having a great deal of trouble lately with a certain frustrated closet fascist who hates himself for living in a country he obviously despises. I guess I could ignore this person, but he often makes outlandish unsubstantiated claims about me. Do you think this person just need...

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ward Churchill: What, If Anything, Should Be Done?
Replies: 72
Views: 3021

RE: Ward Churchill: What, If Anything, Should Be Done?

<i>What does it say about you Airplay if you think that calling a passenger on one of the four ill-fated 9/11 flights, or a delivery person in the WTC on that morning a "Nazi" or an "Eichmann" is an "idea?"</i> My use of the word "idea" is quite appropriate. The dictionary offers the following defin...

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush - Leading The US Into Facism
Replies: 155
Views: 6388

RE: Bush - Leading The US Into Facism

<i>Reality, rather than polls, shows the US is still one of the freeest societies in the world. The US remains the most popular destination for 3rd world emigration.</i> All the more reason to resist the errosion of civil liberties. Should Americans just let everything slide until its too late?

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush - Leading The US Into Facism
Replies: 155
Views: 6388

RE: Bush - Leading The US Into Facism

The Bush years have seen a real return to fundamentalist and extreme conservative views. Mix in some paranoia and you certainly have the recipe for facism. The odd thing to me though, is that Americans seem to be going down this path willingly. You guys don't seem to mind the imposition of your free...

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ah The United Nations...
Replies: 18
Views: 2607

RE: Ah The United Nations...

The entire oil for food program was risky business right from the start. Considering the circumstances at the time, coordinating efforts to aid Iraq's people required a great deal of international negotiation across several policital and moral lines that someone somewhere would be eventually call in...

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towering Inferno In Madrid Right Now!
Replies: 21
Views: 2852

RE: Towering Inferno In Madrid Right Now!

Any word on what caused it?

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flat Landing = Bad Landing?
Replies: 12
Views: 11012

RE: Flat Landing = Bad Landing?

Some airplanes by virtue of their design normally very flat approaches and landings compared to other airplanes. The Challenger and CRJ come to mind.

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Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Throttle Coloum And APU
Replies: 19
Views: 3919

RE: Throttle Coloum And APU

With respect to the "thottle column" being locked, I think Allpress may be thinking of control locks. The power levers on jets are free to operate within the entire range pretty much any time. Perhaps someone can think of an exception. I know that on some turboprops, power lever movement is restrict...

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