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Forum: Tech Log
4th Jul 2019, 14:44
Replies: 47
Views: 10,056
Posted By aeromech3

Seem to recall this was a procedure on classic...

Seem to recall this was a procedure on classic B747's but I only worked on the SP!
28th Jun 2019, 14:14
Replies: 5
Views: 3,239
Posted By aeromech3

4yr apprenticeship with 6 years college release,...

4yr apprenticeship with 6 years college release, lucky me in 1965, then also they predicted a shortfall of Tech Engineers due to the stock of ex RAF numbers post war years dropping into retirement....
Forum: Tech Log
23rd May 2019, 06:14
Replies: 15
Views: 6,931
Posted By aeromech3

Sure On and not Off.

I am puzzle by the instruction you read from pilot's notes for prevention of over speeds, my understanding:-
In a multi spool compressor using air off take would unload the forward spools causing...
10th Feb 2019, 19:05
Replies: 24
Views: 13,707
Posted By aeromech3

In my over 40 years of aircraft maintenance...

In my over 40 years of aircraft maintenance experience since 1969, including on wing engine testing (RB211), I have never had the pleasure of a 'Pilot' at the controls. The 1st aircraft I have seen...
1st Feb 2019, 13:15
Replies: 18
Views: 14,064
Posted By aeromech3

I suspect the part that has failed, become...

I suspect the part that has failed, become detached, is part of the reaction geometry which allows the retraction actuator to lift the gear up and does not play a part in the locked down operation of...
31st Jan 2019, 14:33
Replies: 18
Views: 14,064
Posted By aeromech3

Frangible panels are often fitted above main...

Frangible panels are often fitted above main gears to facilitate easier access for lifting gear in an emergency/accident situation.
I recall from B727 days in the late 1990's an SB to the main gear...
15th Jan 2019, 03:22
Replies: 65
Views: 65,411
Posted By aeromech3

Don't know about this engine but back in my R.R....

Don't know about this engine but back in my R.R. Dart days we had to regularly perform auto feather checks on night layovers for the FH227; it was a pain because you had to fit an oil by-pass kit to...
6th Dec 2018, 04:12
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,111,367
Posted By aeromech3

During each pre-flight, admittedly in a different...

During each pre-flight, admittedly in a different airframe, each pilot would test the stick shaker and I would expect from that, they would be quite used to the feel on their column and sound, is it...
2nd Dec 2018, 09:20
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,111,367
Posted By aeromech3

All the Pilots I have flown with instinctively...

All the Pilots I have flown with instinctively trimmed their aircraft, they did not have to work out or analyse why it was needed; in the B737 Stab system, even if they could not hear it above the...
25th Nov 2018, 13:04
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,111,367
Posted By aeromech3

Lightbulb "Flight Engineer" ?

"Flight Engineer" ?
Forum: Tech Log
19th Nov 2018, 04:37
Replies: 51
Views: 12,320
Posted By aeromech3

Generally speaking I agree minimum electrical...

Generally speaking I agree minimum electrical loads and changes during refuelling would be best practice (unfortunately in these times a seldom used term) as the oncoming fuel will increase the...
7th Nov 2018, 04:45
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,111,367
Posted By aeromech3

RE: I worked in a Middle Eastern airline...

RE:

I worked in a Middle Eastern airline which had only 2 score aircraft but started a Defect Control Dept in late 1970's; each departure station would SITA telex the defects to base and these...
20th Sep 2018, 05:45
Replies: 12
Views: 5,746
Posted By aeromech3

4 runner:-Try 1980's for ETOPS during which I was...

4 runner:-Try 1980's for ETOPS during which I was part of a team to introduce B767ER's on an Australian route that required ETOPS procedures/rules; some in the airline management at the time thought...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Sep 2018, 14:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,787
Posted By aeromech3

The outflow valves are designed to give a...

The outflow valves are designed to give a controlled pressurization, the relief valves or if part of the same unit will operate at a higher differential to prevent structural damage and likely move...
9th Dec 2017, 05:14
Replies: 161
Views: 136,723
Posted By aeromech3

We used to plan to avoid engines on a twin being...

We used to plan to avoid engines on a twin being of similar life since O/H; of course this did incur extra non essential engine changes, hence costs, I wonder if this is still a practice?
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Oct 2017, 20:16
Replies: 14
Views: 5,631
Posted By aeromech3

The escalator step used on VIP aircraft in my...

The escalator step used on VIP aircraft in my time was electrically powered and relied on batteries for quietness, they often went flat on the passenger if positioning them took a few manoeuvres.
1st Oct 2017, 09:46
Replies: 554
Views: 527,939
Posted By aeromech3

I seem to recall that the R.R. Spey had a cable &...

I seem to recall that the R.R. Spey had a cable & lever system that would close the HP fuel valve should the LP shaft move rearwards; the old designers had thought it possible!!
25th Jul 2017, 20:25
Replies: 125
Views: 95,023
Posted By aeromech3

Most aircraft with retractable gear have limited...

Most aircraft with retractable gear have limited gear down speeds not because of performance but structural damage eg: loss of fixed gear doors etc. Generally the noise in the flight deck from an...
Forum: Middle East
10th Feb 2017, 06:11
Replies: 27
Views: 15,175
Posted By aeromech3

Most likely an expendable part (union or seal...

Most likely an expendable part (union or seal plate) and the Delta Engineer thought, as most station guys do, that he was doing a good turn but somebody got their kni*kers in a twist over not being...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Sep 2016, 18:21
Replies: 24
Views: 5,076
Posted By aeromech3

Just a suggestion but the oil consumption run...

Just a suggestion but the oil consumption run would be a way of determining this fault, of course running up to 4 engines at power can be impractical and costly so some idea from oil uplifts should...
6th Sep 2016, 15:13
Replies: 13
Views: 8,067
Posted By aeromech3

Seemed to recall whenever we had an engine road...

Seemed to recall whenever we had an engine road transported it had to be an air sprung truck, the stand also was designed to absorbe a certain amount of road bumps; if the actual engine did not make...
29th Aug 2016, 15:41
Replies: 74
Views: 45,439
Posted By aeromech3

To notapilot15, the silica from sand deposits in...

To notapilot15, the silica from sand deposits in the engine, in the hot section it forms what is commonly known as glass, this is not a problem when molten but on engine shut down / cool down, it...
29th Aug 2016, 12:09
Replies: 74
Views: 45,439
Posted By aeromech3

My experience, from the mid 1970's, when I...

My experience, from the mid 1970's, when I started boroscope inspections of JT8D engines, the issue was sulphidisation, the Operator was in the Arabian Gulf where the fuels uplifted had a higher...
20th Mar 2016, 21:17
Replies: 1,541
Views: 1,524,157
Posted By aeromech3

Echo of the GF A320 go-around and subsequent...

Echo of the GF A320 go-around and subsequent crash off Muharraq Bahrain!
27th Jul 2014, 11:12
Replies: 7
Views: 2,626
Posted By aeromech3

Seem to recall slide fabric became an issue (AD)...

Seem to recall slide fabric became an issue (AD) about 15 years ago when it was discovered that the rubber coating was deteriorating and a fabric life was established to capture this! Not in a...
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