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by fr8mech
Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: D.B. Cooper And Boeing Redesigning The 727 Over Him
Replies: 24
Views: 12176

RE: D.B. Cooper And Boeing Redesigning The 727 Over Him

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by fr8mech
Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Different Branches Of Christianity?
Replies: 45
Views: 3356

RE: Different Branches Of Christianity?

This is Yahoo's search page for Christian Denominations: <a href="http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Religion_and_Spirituality/Faiths_and_Practices/Christianity/Denominations_and_Sects/" target=_blank>http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Cul...istianity/Denominations_and_Sects/</a> When I took a W...

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by fr8mech
Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Is The Gear Called Main Landing Gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 6475

RE: Why Is The Gear Called Main Landing Gear?

Some aircraft do have supplementary gear also known as the tailskid. The tailskid is usually found in the AMM and MEL under chapter 32 (landing gear)

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by fr8mech
Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Emergency To Cost Jetstar Thousands
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

RE: Air Emergency To Cost Jetstar Thousands

How about laying blame where it belongs: the passenger who either checked it or carried the cylinder on board.

I realize that not everyone knows all the rules, but taking a container of flammable gas on the aircraft? My 4 year old knows better than that.

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by fr8mech
Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proper Order
Replies: 10
Views: 1804

RE: Proper Order

Nope, entirely normal. Most reversers can be depolyed after the mains have touched down.

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by fr8mech
Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On Alpizar's Shooting
Replies: 12
Views: 3164

RE: Your Thoughts On Alpizar's Shooting

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by fr8mech
Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Fatal Landing May Be Indicative Of Carrier
Replies: 37
Views: 9920

RE: SWA Fatal Landing May Be Indicative Of Carrier

Also remember that autobrakes do nothing but maintain a preset deceleration rate. More reverse, less brakes. Less reverse, more brakes. The flight crew can produce a higher deceleration rate by standing on the brakes and applying full reverse. Autobrakes are designed as a workload reducing system. D...

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by fr8mech
Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1 Year Until We Find Cause Of SW Overrun?
Replies: 30
Views: 2882

RE: 1 Year Until We Find Cause Of SW Overrun?

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by fr8mech
Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hold At Idle Thrust
Replies: 11
Views: 5827

RE: Hold At Idle Thrust

Which runway(s) in use? Ice could be the issue. At low power settings, the bleed air system may not produce enough air or hot enough air to adequately run the engine anti-ice system. So, the engine are run at a higher setting to produce the necessary results. Another possibility is that the departur...

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by fr8mech
Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Super Tug
Replies: 54
Views: 27162

RE: Super Tug

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by fr8mech
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Good With Word? Real Good?!
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

RE: Are You Good With Word? Real Good?!

If I'm not mistaken, it is possible to do exactly what you say in Excel. I've seen it done, but don't know how to do it.

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by fr8mech
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JT9 Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2629

RE: JT9 Question

I assume you mean the doors on the early JT9 nose cowls? As I recall, they were spring loaded and opened as the aircraft changed attitude or as the engine reached power and demanded more air. I believe they became unnecessary as the air management within the engine became more efficient. <br><table ...

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by fr8mech
Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Don't Airplanes Have Washer Fluid? Photo
Replies: 31
Views: 7329

RE: Don't Airplanes Have Washer Fluid? Photo

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by fr8mech
Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Parts Cost...how Much!?
Replies: 40
Views: 33540

RE: Aircraft Parts Cost...how Much!?

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by fr8mech
Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Don't Airplanes Have Washer Fluid? Photo
Replies: 31
Views: 7329

RE: Don't Airplanes Have Washer Fluid? Photo

The B747 does not have sliding windows. Escape is through the crew service door or the overhead hatch. The B747 does have a windshield washer system. The nozzles are visible in the above picture. They are on either side of the centerline, forward of the windshield. The system can be put on <acronym ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If You Could Change One Thing In The World...
Replies: 32
Views: 4736

RE: If You Could Change One Thing In The World...

I would have like to seen the global community take a hard line (as in no tolerance) against terrorists back in the 1970's. A whole butt load of our problems would never have occured.

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by fr8mech
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Load A Helicopter Into A 74F?
Replies: 21
Views: 6429

RE: How To Load A Helicopter Into A 74F?

If the pallet is the size of a 20ft container, then any side door B747 with 20ft controls will load the pallet.

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320 Electrical Failure Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 14750

RE: Airbus A320 Electrical Failure Question.

The answer you are looking for is that there would be no control inputs to the flight controls since they are dependent on electrical power. The reason this condition is allowed to exist is because a COMPLETE electrical system failure (no gens, no batteries, no standby, no RAT, nothing) in a modern ...

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by fr8mech
Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captain's Decision To Depressurise In Flight
Replies: 36
Views: 5994

RE: Captain's Decision To Depressurise In Flight

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by fr8mech
Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Long To Change An Engine?
Replies: 29
Views: 9027

RE: How Long To Change An Engine?

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by fr8mech
Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA: Would You Buy A Smart?
Replies: 44
Views: 2919

USA: Would You Buy A Smart?

The problem is to get Americans over the fear that it is unsafe. I didn't see any safety ratings or demonstrations on the site (didn't really spend too much time there).

What's it going to cost in the US?

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by fr8mech
Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Family - Big Or Small
Replies: 26
Views: 2166

RE: Family - Big Or Small

My side: a brother and sister. My wife: 2 brothers. We: 1 girl, with 1 undetermined due in June.

My father: 3 brothers, 3 sisters. My mother: 2 brothers, 2 sisters.

My father-in-law: 4 brothers, 1 sister. My mother-in-law: 4 sisters, 1 brother died as an infant.

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by fr8mech
Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV - What Type
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

RE: TV - What Type

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by fr8mech
Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captain's Decision To Depressurise In Flight
Replies: 36
Views: 5994

RE: Captain's Decision To Depressurise In Flight

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captain's Decision To Depressurise In Flight
Replies: 36
Views: 5994

RE: Captain's Decision To Depressurise In Flight

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captain's Decision To Depressurise In Flight
Replies: 36
Views: 5994

RE: Captain's Decision To Depressurise In Flight

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 19, 2005 6:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Long To Change An Engine?
Replies: 29
Views: 9027

RE: How Long To Change An Engine?

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 19, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi-ing Techniques On Multi Engines Such As 747
Replies: 12
Views: 5914

RE: Taxi-ing Techniques On Multi Engines Such As 747

Our operator has a rule that for a maintenance taxi, all operable engines will be operating. One engine on an empty B747 will get it moving, but you're pulling all kinds of power to do it. And chances are, if you know anything about the aircraft, you will be running #4. The moment-arm caused by #4 t...

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by fr8mech
Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Long To Change An Engine?
Replies: 29
Views: 9027

RE: How Long To Change An Engine?

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by fr8mech
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B752 Freighters.
Replies: 18
Views: 3346

RE: B752 Freighters.

UPS's B757's have a 9G bulkhead.

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by fr8mech
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are Those "Things" On The Tail?
Replies: 12
Views: 6203

RE: What Are Those "Things" On The Tail?

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by fr8mech
Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Airliners Get Oxygen At 30k Ft?
Replies: 14
Views: 33228

RE: How Do Airliners Get Oxygen At 30k Ft?

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help With English Vocabulary
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

RE: Help With English Vocabulary

I'll throw in with Logan. In the context used, it probably means that the family is dysfunctional. They probably don't work or play well together. And they don't fight for, or defend each other.

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by fr8mech
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Random Alcohol/drink/drug Testing On Pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 20200

RE: Random Alcohol/drink/drug Testing On Pilots

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by fr8mech
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Mechanics/Ground Crews
Replies: 25
Views: 3800

RE: Airline Mechanics/Ground Crews

Ahhh, I remember when I thought working the night shift on the ramp would be fun. That lasted right up until I was working on the ramp, at night, in a snow storm. Since I started in the industry in November, it didn't take long. I'm finally on dayshift w/weekends off. It only took 18 years in the in...

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by fr8mech
Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About The Max Tow Angle
Replies: 23
Views: 10818

RE: About The Max Tow Angle

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by fr8mech
Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Insert On Startup
Replies: 4
Views: 3250

RE: Fuel Insert On Startup

There are a few variables. The closer you are to the fuel on bug, the more 'normal' the start will appear. The engine will attempt to accelerate to idle, but you do stand a real chance of a hung/hot start. Really can't give you much more of an answer than that. Fuel on prior to min <acronym title="A...

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by fr8mech
Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have You Had To Go Around For A Police Helicopter?
Replies: 9
Views: 5041

RE: Have You Had To Go Around For A Police Helicopter?

Never a police helicopter, but I've been on a B747 and a B757 that executed go-arounds because of an air ambulance crossing or being anticipated across the approach path.

Like the pilot said at the time "poop happens."

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by fr8mech
Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Decompression - Pilots Initial Actions
Replies: 31
Views: 4989

RE: Decompression - Pilots Initial Actions

The intial turn proabably has more to do with negative g protection than alerting ATC. If you put a heavy aircraft into a dive (nose over) at a high altitudes, you run the risk of pulling too many negative g's on the airframe. By intiating a turn and then descending you are pulling postive g's. Not ...

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by fr8mech
Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 Teenagers Killed In 'chase'
Replies: 45
Views: 2328

RE: 5 Teenagers Killed In 'chase'

In the US there is a "shoot to kill" policy. The issue is WHEN to shoot, not how to shoot. All police departments have very strict guidelines on the use of deadly force. But make no mistake, if an officer shoots, it better be to kill. These kids probably didn't deserve to die, but they made some bad...

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by fr8mech
Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You A Fan Of Sudoku?
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

RE: Are You A Fan Of Sudoku?

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by fr8mech
Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EGT Cooldown Period
Replies: 9
Views: 2608

RE: EGT Cooldown Period

Cooldown time depends on ambient temperature and weather conditions. Engine cool down quicker on windy days. They seem to cool quicker when there is a higher temperature differential also. Meaning, they assume ambient temperature quicker on cold days.

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by fr8mech
Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Duct Pressure For Engine Start
Replies: 8
Views: 6513

RE: Duct Pressure For Engine Start

Different aircraft/engines have different pressures. The norm is somewhere around 35 psi with the valve open. Start times also differ with engine type and temperature.

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by fr8mech
Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Tips And Tricks On Getting Biz Class?
Replies: 14
Views: 4268

RE: Any Tips And Tricks On Getting Biz Class?

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by fr8mech
Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do Pilots Do During Flights?
Replies: 86
Views: 18906

RE: What Do Pilots Do During Flights?

They sit, they monitor, they read, they monitor, they communicate with enroute ATC, they monitor, they plan their arrival, they monitor.

See the pattern?

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by fr8mech
Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Job Interview Related Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2435

RE: Job Interview Related Question

Drop him (them) a note thanking them for the previous interview and express how you are looking forward to meeting them in the follow-up interview.

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by fr8mech
Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Texas Help, Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

RE: Dallas Texas Help, Please

Go West young man. Head to Fort Worth's Sundance Square and from there up to The Stockyards. Some good partying in Sundance Square and a pretty good time up in The Stockyards. Good food in both places. More partying in the Square.

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by fr8mech
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Info On 767 APU
Replies: 10
Views: 14557

RE: Need Info On 767 APU

As I recall, no books at home, it is a Garrett GTCP 331-XXX (XXX denotes sub-models). It is capable of powering all the aircraft electrical systems and pnuematic systems. And, because of that all the hydraulic systems. It also supplies air for main engine start and the air conditioning system. It is...

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by fr8mech
Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Info On 767 APU
Replies: 10
Views: 14557

RE: Need Info On 767 APU

What exactly are you looking for? Model number, performance? What?

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by fr8mech
Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 Engine Limits
Replies: 11
Views: 4929

RE: 757 Engine Limits

Theoretically, you can reach any speed the rotor is capable of assuming the engine holds together. I don;t have the AMM in front of me, thus don;t have the max N1 handy. But if 108.8% is the max, then yes you can meet it, assuming the other parameters (N2 (N3) or EGT) don't exceed. If you want to bu...

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