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16th Oct 2019, 22:01
Replies: 21
Views: 14,808

Brake system accumulator supposedly allows...

Brake system accumulator supposedly allows approximately 6 brake applications when fully charged. Surely when towing an aircraft "deadship" one would supply EXT PWR and charge the brake system...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Sep 2019, 06:35
Replies: 15
Views: 9,868

greg765, Selecting CONT or FLT on the...

greg765,


Selecting CONT or FLT on the start system switches CONTinuously fires BOTH ignitors L and R irrespective of what ignition system selected for as long as you have CONT or FLT selected...
17th Aug 2019, 11:20
Replies: 11
Views: 8,619

Cloudtopper, For some weird reason, 250C...

Cloudtopper,

For some weird reason, 250C (more than likely incorrect) rings a bell for fuse plug melt temps. Pretty sure actual temp is quoted in the AMM. One must remember this temp is irrelevant...
13th Aug 2019, 23:30
Replies: 16
Views: 2,451

blue up, I agree with spannersatcx,...

blue up,

I agree with spannersatcx, insufficient cooling, pull the unit out and check for dust/debris accumulation around the units cooling holes, clean and reinstall and go from there. Hope it...
12th Aug 2019, 12:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,451

blue up, What is the unit? McHale.

blue up,

What is the unit?

McHale.
21st Jul 2019, 21:50
Replies: 29
Views: 17,922

Oakape, There is also an oil tank access...

Oakape,

There is also an oil tank access panel below and slightly aft of the fan cowl chine thereby offering an extra hand/foothold.

Rgds Mchale.
Forum: Tech Log
21st Feb 2019, 04:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982

Multia1, I'm with safetypee and Jonty on...

Multia1,

I'm with safetypee and Jonty on this one. The first thing I would do is confirm that the engine is in fact failed/stopped by checking the engines other parameters (EGT, EPR, fuel...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jan 2019, 10:29
Replies: 52
Views: 18,925

FCeng84, I have acquired the following...

FCeng84,

I have acquired the following information regarding "cable stretch".
Using a 3/16th, 7x19 strand Carbon Steel Tin-Zinc Coated cable for example. Upon manufacture, the cable is "proof...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jan 2019, 10:41
Replies: 52
Views: 18,925

FCeng84, With respect, but sorry, I can"t...

FCeng84,

With respect, but sorry, I can"t get my head around "cables modelled as springs" and "cables stretching" with the "ability to cope with the consequences of a column jam". I can't see too...
28th Dec 2018, 08:48
Replies: 17
Views: 5,366

Did someone mention "GIN Air"???? Rgds...

Did someone mention "GIN Air"????

Rgds McHale.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Dec 2018, 05:33
Replies: 146
Views: 44,513

CONSO, The AoA sensor vane is...

CONSO,

The AoA sensor vane is aerodynamically shaped and can swing through 360deg without a problem (on the ground) and you often see the vanes on a parked aircraft drooping vertically or with a...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Dec 2018, 05:24
Replies: 146
Views: 44,513

BAengineer, Many thanks, you are indeed...

BAengineer,

Many thanks, you are indeed correct.

Upon a bit of further investigation I have been led to believe that the AoA sensors are calibrated at the factory and are interchangeable...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Dec 2018, 22:09
Replies: 146
Views: 44,513

Looking from another angle (no pun intended) a...

Looking from another angle (no pun intended) a question for the Engineers/Mechanics out there.... Is the AOA sensor calibrated at the factory BEFORE the operator receives it into his spares stock...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Dec 2018, 03:38
Replies: 1
Views: 819

ANAJASJAL008, You must remember that by...

ANAJASJAL008,

You must remember that by using alternate flap extension you are using the flap ELECTRIC motor not the flap hydraulic drive motor. I would think the FCOM by stating COMPLETE ext/ret...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Nov 2018, 22:52
Replies: 83
Views: 33,003

There has been a lot of theorising, hand...

There has been a lot of theorising, hand wringing, head scratching, chin rubbing etc on this subject. I quite like Switchbaits post #29... The system works fine, just fly the aircraft. Too much...
13th Oct 2018, 00:53
Replies: 61
Views: 23,576

tonytales, By the look of damage from the...

tonytales,

By the look of damage from the existing photos on here, it is only superficial damage in and around the wheel wells and keel beam area and the fuselage pressure vessel has not been...
17th Sep 2018, 06:18
Replies: 48
Views: 13,366

My first question would be, were there ANY...

My first question would be, were there ANY Tigerair/Virgin engineers (be they LAMES or unlicenced engineers) present to oversee this check? And if not, then who, and what was their qualifications?
...
6th Sep 2018, 10:08
Replies: 113
Views: 28,057

TNIP, In case you missed my question, and...

TNIP,

In case you missed my question, and I'm still curious, what EXACTLY was the unfinished maintenance?

McHale.https://www.pprune.org/images/smilies/smile.gif

PDR1.... bit of a mystery,...
6th Sep 2018, 07:22
Replies: 113
Views: 28,057

TNIP, I'm curious, what exactly was the...

TNIP,

I'm curious, what exactly was the unfinished maintenance?

McHale. https://www.pprune.org/images/smilies/smile.gif
5th Aug 2018, 09:29
Replies: 21
Views: 2,926

Ah Sunfish, With the utmost respect, I do...

Ah Sunfish,

With the utmost respect, I do believe the only purpose of aircraft flight control stops, be they fixed or adjustable, are designed for flight control rigging as per the manufacturers...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Feb 2018, 21:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,783

NSEU, Indeed the QRH and FCOM are always the...

NSEU,

Indeed the QRH and FCOM are always the latest and greatest but that sentence regarding QRH "IRS LEFT" msg seems to contradict the BGS arming logic.

My notes are also old, so I am at a...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Feb 2018, 21:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,783

NSEU, Methinks the "IRU LEFT" QRH is wrong....

NSEU,

Methinks the "IRU LEFT" QRH is wrong. My notes state...

BSCU inputs NECESSARY for BGS arming logic ---

1-- Wing gear wheel speed <15kts
2-- Both BSCU air/grd inputs indicate grd mode...
2nd Jul 2017, 10:12
Replies: 283
Views: 125,238

Pretty sure that if the Capt's butt cheeks did'nt...

Pretty sure that if the Capt's butt cheeks did'nt suck that seat cushion up off his seat, I'm damn sure the resulting vibrations would have bashed it up into a very dark place and he's still picking...
Forum: Questions
29th Apr 2017, 11:02
Replies: 13
Views: 3,125

Chesty, "Spoilers do float as a result of...

Chesty,


"Spoilers do float as a result of the process for making lift."


Ok you got me, considering spoilers are designed to "spoil" lift over the wing and on the A380 they are operated by...
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