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BREAKING NEWS: airliner missing within Egyptian FIR

Old 10th Nov 2015, 23:16
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One possibility is the group who originally claimed to have destroyed the AC was clear they would not be announcing how it was accomplished for some time, if ever. This is the 'terror' part of 'terrorism'.

And please stop posting ideas -- don't let your egos answer instead of your wisdom.
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 23:26
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RE apu cone v HS pivot frame

#2106 (permalink)- looks like that drawing following re lever action has been deleted --- but I'l' leave the following comment anyway

Yo -- The apu tail cone is NOT a primary structure and is held on to the HS pivot framework by essentially 4 lugs.
The plane would fly without the tail cone in place as it is maijnly an aero fairing designed to reduce drag and provide an exit for APU exhaust.

Look closely at the HS wingbox and pivot loactions and the surrounding fairly bulky frame- possibly a forging. The JS reaction is at the top " plate " between the pivot frame and the rear PB.

Note that we have yet to see the pivot points, the surrounding HS 'frame"( forging ) and the attached jack screw mechanisms.

While the leverage principle is basically valid, the identification of the cone " frame" as part of the pivot frame is incorrect.

I've yet to find a good- reasonable pic of the apu tailcone - or any of the HS reaction frame other than factory pics

Last edited by CONSO; 10th Nov 2015 at 23:37. Reason: bonkers drawing deleted ?? added other than factory pics
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Old 11th Nov 2015, 01:45
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An unedifying period which has led to competitive speculation and polite bickering amongst the technocats. (Spelling intentional) Numeracy is of no use when someone is baffled by IAS at altitude versus groundspeed and makes the content laughable to the intended audience for this forum.

Until there's some actual information the thread takes a rest. SOP in previous disasters and effective with those simply determined to type because there's no fresh data. Rehashing and circular arguments serve no purpose at all.

Please don't even try starting spinoff threads. If you are twitching at the keyboard with news hit the 'Contact Us' caption at the bottom right of the page.

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