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24th Jun 2019, 09:46
11th Jun 2019, 10:32
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Posted By petit plateau

Gums sends...[/QUOTE] My...

Gums sends...[/QUOTE]





My observation is that the two incidents and the subsequent investigations have uncovered a right old mess, with many many causes, so I am not at all disagreeing with...
11th Jun 2019, 08:30
Replies: 1,875
Views: 1,587,081
Posted By petit plateau

If you are relying on control pressure as the...

If you are relying on control pressure as the input signal into the human, then are you not assuming it is a monotonic function ?

Isn't the point about the increased aero lift off the Max...
31st May 2019, 09:30
Replies: 193
Views: 60,870
Posted By petit plateau

On high density overland routes of up to 1000-km...

On high density overland routes of up to 1000-km (maybe 800-km) high speed rail is the biggest challenge to aviation. That is the way that Europe and China are going, and I've done 1000-km by high...
25th May 2019, 10:28
Replies: 193
Views: 60,870
Posted By petit plateau

Actually we did ...

Actually we did

https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/621792-perhaps-aviation-biggest-challenge-6.html#post10478744

:)
24th May 2019, 14:31
Replies: 193
Views: 60,870
Posted By petit plateau

When I see folks hereabouts proudly stating that...

When I see folks hereabouts proudly stating that they are not an engineer, and then confidently explaining how things are "possible" I tend to pull out my calculator.

A typical large container...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 17:27
Replies: 150
Views: 8,904
Posted By petit plateau

"Extra 330LE aircraft are powered by an electric...

"Extra 330LE aircraft are powered by an electric SP260D motor with a power output of 260kW (348hp). The electric motor was developed by Siemens with support from Germany’s Aeronautics Research...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 14:22
Replies: 150
Views: 8,904
Posted By petit plateau

If the Tesla motor I referenced was built like...

If the Tesla motor I referenced was built like that industrial fan you pulled up, then the Tesla S car would be about the size and shape of the freight train you are imagining. Instead that Tesla...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Dec 2018, 10:39
Replies: 150
Views: 8,904
Posted By petit plateau

My understanding is that the original poster is...

My understanding is that the original poster is proposing an electrical transmission for the tail rotor rather than the existing conventional transmission, i.e. no batteries involved. To do this one...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2018, 14:31
Replies: 150
Views: 8,904
Posted By petit plateau

Tesla Model S motor weight is 70 lbs for 362 hp...

Tesla Model S motor weight is 70 lbs for 362 hp (see https://chargedevs.com/newswire/elon-musk-cooling-not-power-to-weight-ratio-is-the-challenge-with-ac-induction-motors/). Compare that with your...
9th Aug 2018, 11:18
Replies: 218
Views: 65,524
Posted By petit plateau

Engines, Looking at the Tempest cartoon...

Engines,

Looking at the Tempest cartoon (which is all it really is), it seemed to me to be a reasonable way to catch politicians' mindspace and thereby make a positive case for a UK industry base,...
17th Aug 2015, 15:04
Replies: 78
Views: 10,383
Posted By petit plateau

Melmoth, quite a lot that happens at sea is...

Melmoth, quite a lot that happens at sea is important in the affairs of man on land even if landlubbers can't see it, regards, pp
17th Aug 2015, 14:23
Replies: 78
Views: 10,383
Posted By petit plateau

Melmoth, In many ways the Harrier deserves...

Melmoth,

In many ways the Harrier deserves inclusion simply as a technical product. But I think the case is stronger because of the wider political and military results of its existence, that...
17th Aug 2015, 11:59
Replies: 78
Views: 10,383
Posted By petit plateau

Without the Harrier the UK would have had to...

Without the Harrier the UK would have had to stick with proper carriers with Phantoms and Buccaneers. The would have changed the Falklands War a bit.

- Yes it would have changed the war a bit....
16th Aug 2015, 10:46
Replies: 78
Views: 10,383
Posted By petit plateau

The Harrier did change the world. Without it the...

The Harrier did change the world. Without it the UK would not have been able to retake the Falklands. The political and military repercussions of that were pivotal at a delicate point in the Cold War.
25th Jun 2015, 11:20
Replies: 49
Views: 12,354
Posted By petit plateau

I am ex RN and not aircrew, but have known a lot...

I am ex RN and not aircrew, but have known a lot over the years - some of you are quite pleasant :) so please excuse a different perspective.

1. However much you explain to your significant other...
18th Mar 2015, 18:38
Replies: 63
Views: 15,550
Posted By petit plateau

Thank you TEEJ. I too have seen no info that the...

Thank you TEEJ. I too have seen no info that the Durandal was used.
11th Mar 2015, 09:49
Replies: 63
Views: 15,550
Posted By petit plateau

TEEJ, etc, In the USA GAO report OPERATION...

TEEJ, etc,

In the USA GAO report OPERATION DESERT STORM Evaluation of the Air Campaign (http://www.gao.gov/archive/1997/ns97134.pdf)

it says in footnote 7 on p17

7 We interviewed pilots...
4th Jan 2014, 16:45
Replies: 164
Views: 21,549
Posted By petit plateau

Bismarck and Tirpitz were essentially 50,000...

Bismarck and Tirpitz were essentially 50,000 tonne battleships rather than the 35,000 tonne allied battleships. The Germans had contravened the Washington naval treaty (which was intended to minimise...
23rd Sep 2012, 10:51
Replies: 10
Views: 3,568
Posted By petit plateau

I used to live in Roquefeuil, 11340, Aude, (where...

I used to live in Roquefeuil, 11340, Aude, (where it borders Ariege) to be precise at Le Croix de la Bitereille which is where a small spur of land meets the D29 just N of the D613. The french air...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2012, 18:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,961
Posted By petit plateau

Thanks for the pointers. Apparently they found...

Thanks for the pointers. Apparently they found the bodies at noon today.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2012, 17:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,961
Posted By petit plateau

Thanks, have passed them on.

Thanks, have passed them on.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2012, 07:03
Replies: 5
Views: 1,961
Posted By petit plateau

Peru-helicopter near huaraz or Lima

A friend of a friend is urgently seeking a chopper to do an aerial search on a mountain near huaraz in the cordillera blanca for a pair of overdue climbers. Altitude about 6000m. Money no object....
2nd Sep 2011, 16:32
Replies: 5
Views: 4,775
Posted By petit plateau

A very late update to this thread, prompted by...

A very late update to this thread, prompted by having to write a company history for Ampair. I really ought to have updated pprune before now.

After Hugh retired in 1970 he took up sailing and...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2011, 20:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By petit plateau

JLT ran the seismic jobs, is an HSE specialist,...

JLT ran the seismic jobs, is an HSE specialist, speaks fluent Spanish, and knows Argentina (and other bits of LatAm, or everywhere for that matter), and will know who provided the aircraft, and have...
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