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7th Apr 2021, 00:35
Replies: 830
Views: 772,167
Posted By slacktide

DaveReidUK Not including this accident, Wiki...

DaveReidUK

Not including this accident, Wiki lists 38 accidents where at least one recorder was either unrecovered or unusable. Of these 38:

15 - Aircraft wreckage located but no recorders...
18th Mar 2021, 22:35
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By slacktide

The generic GA white is frequently called...

The generic GA white is frequently called "Matterhorn White" . I have found that Dupli-Color BGM0387 / WA5111 is an excellent match for minor touch ups on many generic-white aircraft. It can be...
18th Mar 2021, 22:17
Replies: 33
Views: 3,401
Posted By slacktide

They are ASTOUNDINGLY expensive, considering how...

They are ASTOUNDINGLY expensive, considering how simple they are. It's just a Honeywell microswitch with some formed sheet metal. Most likely due to liability insurance expenses.
...
11th Mar 2021, 22:06
Replies: 25
Views: 4,209
Posted By slacktide

Maybe something was lost in the conversion from...

Maybe something was lost in the conversion from Imperial to Metric degrees.

With the invention of the metric system (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system), based on powers of ten, there was...
4th Feb 2021, 21:37
Replies: 136
Views: 21,985
Posted By slacktide

Not the one you are looking for, but I present...

Not the one you are looking for, but I present the SNECMA Coléoptère.

...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2021, 21:21
Replies: 90
Views: 12,259
Posted By slacktide

This is just a doofus going in circles. Overall,...

This is just a doofus going in circles. Overall, I'm far more impressed by the precision demonstrated at the World Helicopter Championships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwTuwK8PvdM
4th Feb 2021, 21:01
Replies: 830
Views: 772,167
Posted By slacktide

General Electric bought Smiths years ago and...

General Electric bought Smiths years ago and renamed them GE Aviation Systems. They're currently headquartered in Cincinnati OH. Not familiar with where the auto-throttle folks ended up, but one...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2020, 22:32
Replies: 28
Views: 6,489
Posted By slacktide

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorF...

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20020806X01314&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=LA
...
14th Oct 2020, 18:27
Replies: 28
Views: 5,042
Posted By slacktide

I occasionally fly in and out of Copalis State...

I occasionally fly in and out of Copalis State Airport, the only officially designated beach airport in the USA. https://wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/AllStateAirports/CopalisBeach_CopalisState.htm This...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2020, 20:52
Replies: 28
Views: 2,451
Posted By slacktide

The one I heard was: 1) You can never win. ...

The one I heard was:

1) You can never win.
2) You can only break even on a very, very cold day.
3) It never gets that cold.
17th Jan 2020, 00:45
Replies: 379
Views: 160,076
Posted By slacktide

The members of the committee and their...

The members of the committee and their backgrounds have been known since it's formation....
16th Jan 2020, 00:46
Replies: 248
Views: 147,459
Posted By slacktide

On the video the dumping continues for at least...

On the video the dumping continues for at least 30 seconds after it passes directly overhead. I can't tell if the dumping stops after that or if it just becomes too faint to see due to the distance. ...
15th Jan 2020, 22:51
Replies: 248
Views: 147,459
Posted By slacktide

Appears to have been filmed from the parking lot...

Appears to have been filmed from the parking lot of "A&T Burgers #2", approximately half the distance to the 25R threshold as the Park Avenue elementary school in Cudahy.
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22nd Dec 2019, 17:42
Replies: 288
Views: 331,642
Posted By slacktide

There's nothing new in this article. The...

There's nothing new in this article. The Dickson-Muilenberg meeting happened on 12 December, and it was extensively discussed in the media at that time. Must be a slow news day at the Times.
...
20th Dec 2019, 18:49
Replies: 288
Views: 331,642
Posted By slacktide

The 757 was cancelled because it received zero...

The 757 was cancelled because it received zero orders in 2002, 7 orders in 2003, zero orders in 2004, and zero orders in 2005. It's not a conspiracy, it costs a fortune to maintain capital equipment...
20th Dec 2019, 18:28
Replies: 288
Views: 331,642
Posted By slacktide

The article you linked to states that Boeing...

The article you linked to states that Boeing expects to not pursue stock buybacks for the next several years.

In fact, Boeing previously announced that they had stopped buybacks in mid-March,...
3rd Oct 2019, 22:59
Replies: 338
Views: 409,085
Posted By slacktide

The aircraft in the aerial photo with the...

The aircraft in the aerial photo with the deflected trim tab has all four engines running. It is not a photo of the aircraft on the day of the accident. You can tell that it was not taken in...
23rd Aug 2019, 20:09
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,395,852
Posted By slacktide

I'd suggest that you research what a hydrocracker...

I'd suggest that you research what a hydrocracker is, what it does, and what percentage of kerosene is straight-run distilled vs what percentage is cracked. A hydrocracker does not simply separate...
23rd Aug 2019, 17:54
Replies: 72
Views: 93,408
Posted By slacktide

I'm sure that you know this, but most people do...

I'm sure that you know this, but most people do not - the LCF has a restricted type certificate. Only cargo that supports Boeing business can be transported, and only the specific cargo that is...
22nd Aug 2019, 19:39
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,395,852
Posted By slacktide

The atoms in the fuel are billions of years old. ...

The atoms in the fuel are billions of years old. The molecules are only a few weeks old, having been recently synthesized in a hydrocracker at the refinery.
2nd Aug 2019, 20:58
Replies: 6
Views: 2,856
Posted By slacktide

Boeing uses underwing float sticks on most models...

Boeing uses underwing float sticks on most models (excluding out-of-production with dripsticks, and 787, which does not have a mechanical fuel indication system. Don't know about 777x). The work...
4th May 2019, 05:39
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,606,937
Posted By slacktide

Temper your emotion. The startle response has...

Temper your emotion. The startle response has been studied and documented for decades, and the results are used as a part of the design and certification of aircraft around the world. Instead of...
4th May 2019, 02:38
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,606,937
Posted By slacktide

First - there is an IF statement before that...

First - there is an IF statement before that action. You only do it if the runaway continues after having selected STAB TRIM CUTOUT.

Second - that is the last memory item on the checklist, but it...
4th May 2019, 02:26
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,606,937
Posted By slacktide

Cognitive dissonance... So, is the stick shaker...

Cognitive dissonance... So, is the stick shaker so startling and confusing that we should expect pilots to loose the ability to make rational judgements and control the aircraft when it is active,...
3rd May 2019, 22:37
Replies: 157
Views: 163,530
Posted By slacktide

Is that fact, or is it your opinion, or is it...

Is that fact, or is it your opinion, or is it someone else's opinion? Do you have any documentation of this that you can share?
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