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Old 13th Oct 2020, 06:01
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Zeus provided really good information on the Retro Encabulator, but it's also worth mentioning the GE Turboencabulator.


The original machine had a base plate of prefabulated amulite, surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two main spurving bearings were in a direct line with the panametric fan. The latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic marzlevanes, so fitted to the ambifacient lunar waneshaft that side fumbling was effectively prevented. The main winding was of the normal lotus-o-deltoid type placed in panendermic semi-boloid slots in the stator, every seventh conductor being connected by a nonreversible tremmie pipe to the differential girdlespring on the "up" end of the grammeters.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turboencabulator
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Old 13th Oct 2020, 06:01
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Not in twin engined aircraft. In twin engined aircraft the fetzer valve is next to the Turbo Encabulator (not to be confused with the later-designed Retro Encablulator).


[Edited to add: you beat me to it, SUIYA! I was responding to Cat3508.]
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Old 13th Oct 2020, 06:04
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Thanks for that LB......I completely forgot that important bit of technical information.
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Old 13th Oct 2020, 09:10
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Good Lord but I am learning fast from this thread. Consider me a regular and technically enthusiastic reader !
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Old 13th Oct 2020, 09:58
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I’m glad to see you’re still monitoring JT.

Your experience will mean that you’ve spotted the fundamental weakness in the Turbo Encabulator design: The main winding was of the (then) normal lotus or ‘delta’ type placed in panandermic semi-boloid slots of the stator, with every seventh conductor being connected by a non-reversible termic pipe to the differential girdle spring on the up end of the grammeete.

As you would be aware, the main winding should have been placed in the epidermic quadri-boloid slots of the stator, rather than the panandermic semi-boloid slots. This was the breakthrough discovery that led to the Retro Encabulator.

Of course, the later geniuses McGuirkinsquirter and Frunabulax ‘cut the Gordian knot’ by merely reversing the polarity of the discharge condenser:
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Old 13th Oct 2020, 11:11
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Lead Balloon, thanks for passing on the details of the Turbo Encabulator. Very illuminating!

In the briefing room prior to a sim session involving a Cat3B autoland, the trainer started talking along the lines of gobbledygook mentioned for the Turbo Encabulator.
We all sat there quietly thinking "bvgger me, I didn't see that in the manual!". He then started talking about "transient illumination of the alert light".
We all sat there quietly thinking best to be silent and thought an idiot rather than say something and remove all doubt.
He paused..."can anyone point to the alert light?".
There was along pause. No one volunteered.
"I have just talked complete rubbish for the last two minutes and not one of you queried it. There is no alert light. Next time I say something you don't understand please ask!"
We listened to him vary carefully after that.
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 01:45
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you’ve spotted the fundamental weakness in the Turbo Encabulator design

Indeed, but I though it inappropriate to divert attention from the main discussion by highlighting it.


Giant Claw.

... and, should you have absolutely nothing better to do one evening (such as clipping your toenails or somesuch other essential activity), the whole movie is at


We listened to him vary carefully after that.

I would have thought a useful training technique in some situations ?
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 11:41
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That would have been because of the 'vary' ing current flow.....Surely..??

And no, my name is not you-can-guess-wot........ So stop!
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