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12th Oct 2019, 14:04
Replies: 357
Views: 467,058
Posted By Scuffers

so you're suggesting it's fatigue from the wings...

so you're suggesting it's fatigue from the wings wagging and the winglets change the resonant frequency?

I can see that, right up to the point that surely the airframe is designed to cope with...
12th Oct 2019, 11:46
Replies: 357
Views: 467,058
Posted By Scuffers

OK, as an engineer, I am struggling to understand...

OK, as an engineer, I am struggling to understand how winglets would make any difference to the loading on this fork?

My thinking is this, the plane's body mass has to be supported by the wings,...
5th Oct 2019, 19:25
Replies: 21
Views: 12,590
Posted By Scuffers

Exactly. and, for the record, Boeing get...

Exactly.

and, for the record, Boeing get 'seed' money for lots of stuff, usually tied to some defence project feasibility study or the like.
5th Oct 2019, 09:05
Replies: 21
Views: 12,590
Posted By Scuffers

no shit sherlock! that's not what I was...

no shit sherlock!

that's not what I was getting at, BA operated them at a significant profit for years, hell, they spent millions re-furbishing them not long before Airbus pulled the plug.

As...
4th Oct 2019, 18:23
Replies: 21
Views: 12,590
Posted By Scuffers

to be fair, Concorde was scuppered by politics,...

to be fair, Concorde was scuppered by politics, incompetence and cowardice.

and before somebody says it never made a profit, you have no idea.
4th Oct 2019, 17:03
Replies: 21
Views: 12,590
Posted By Scuffers

Bingo! they really would be out of their...

Bingo!

they really would be out of their minds to push this.
29th Sep 2019, 16:07
Replies: 357
Views: 467,058
Posted By Scuffers

from an engineering perspective, using an in-situ...

from an engineering perspective, using an in-situ sleeve is usually done then the stresses for the fixing exceed the properties of the host material, the sleeve's job is to spread the load over a...
16th Sep 2019, 14:15
Replies: 987
Views: 393,241
Posted By Scuffers

there have been two significant incidents for the...

there have been two significant incidents for the A330MRTT: (from wiki)

1) On 19 January 2011, an air refuelling accident occurred between a boom equipped A330 MRTT and a Portuguese Air Force F-16...
15th Sep 2019, 19:36
Replies: 987
Views: 393,241
Posted By Scuffers

OK, without doing a re-hash, what are the...

OK, without doing a re-hash, what are the highlights of the requirements neither plane meet?

As for defending Boeing, that's got to be getting harder with the growing list of disasters? at what...
15th Sep 2019, 15:17
Replies: 987
Views: 393,241
Posted By Scuffers

Whilst I can understand supporting your own...

Whilst I can understand supporting your own industries, at what point does somebody have to say that this is just not working out?

Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't the MRTT spec's somewhat...
19th Jul 2019, 13:38
Replies: 135
Views: 120,723
Posted By Scuffers

and this is the mistake a lot of companies make...

and this is the mistake a lot of companies make these days.

Yes, the shareholders are important, however, they are NOTHING compared to your customers, without which, you have no business.
18th Jul 2019, 09:04
Replies: 135
Views: 120,723
Posted By Scuffers

AFAIK, no response profile is ever a single...

AFAIK, no response profile is ever a single aircraft.

if one aircraft had a technical issue, your response would be zero - hence the minimum is 2
12th Mar 2019, 16:17
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,386,997
Posted By Scuffers

after the 787 farce, you would think they would...

after the 787 farce, you would think they would have learned not to rush this stuff?

I'm not sure who to blame here, FAA seem all too keen to pass Boeing's stuff without enough scrutiny..
Forum: Tech Log
24th Nov 2016, 08:46
Replies: 42
Views: 26,903
Posted By Scuffers

So, you can only find two cases of battery fire's...

So, you can only find two cases of battery fire's in over 150,000 examples.

the detail on the two:

Tesla Identifies Cause for Model S Fire in Norway...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2016, 19:27
Replies: 42
Views: 26,903
Posted By Scuffers

that's what I am getting at, 8 LARGE cells vs....

that's what I am getting at, 8 LARGE cells vs. several hundred small cells.

Large cells are always a risk, yes, they are cheaper, however, heat management is much harder along with monitoring,...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2016, 18:00
Replies: 42
Views: 26,903
Posted By Scuffers

to be fair, the techs already fine, the issue...

to be fair, the techs already fine, the issue with the 787 was the design/implementation.

Tesla probably have the most experience in large, high load/density Li battery systems and they have stuck...
15th Oct 2016, 12:39
Replies: 56
Views: 56,764
Posted By Scuffers

Ah, OK, good to here. I have heard better...

Ah, OK, good to here.

I have heard better quality audio out of $50 CB rigs, kind of hope million dollar aircraft have something better...
15th Oct 2016, 08:56
Replies: 56
Views: 56,764
Posted By Scuffers

Is that recoding typical of the audio quality of...

Is that recoding typical of the audio quality of ATC?

If yes, then I can see how mistakes can happen, I'm amazed anybody can understand that real-time.
15th Oct 2016, 08:20
Replies: 12
Views: 6,787
Posted By Scuffers

Airbus's 10,000th aircraft (A350-900)

Impressive number in the timeframe.

This graphic really shows it's ramp up in the last 20 years.
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Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2016, 10:58
Replies: 180
Views: 125,635
Posted By Scuffers

Is it correct to assume the EC725 Caracal uses...

Is it correct to assume the EC725 Caracal uses the same gearbox as the EC225?
24th Sep 2016, 14:29
Replies: 29
Views: 9,301
Posted By Scuffers

And the Yanks never did get to make a supersonic...

And the Yanks never did get to make a supersonic airliner (even the Ruskies did that!)
23rd Sep 2016, 18:37
Replies: 29
Views: 9,301
Posted By Scuffers

That's simply not what happened. AB won the...

That's simply not what happened.

AB won the contract, Boeing cried, got the process thrown out, then the specifications changed, etc etc.

AB then realised there was no point in wasting yet more...
23rd Sep 2016, 15:52
Replies: 29
Views: 9,301
Posted By Scuffers

then we get to US defence orders and contracts. ...

then we get to US defence orders and contracts.

name a single major contract awarded to AB over Boeing...

for example, look what happened over the KC-X tanker program..
...
23rd Sep 2016, 13:46
Replies: 29
Views: 9,301
Posted By Scuffers

Boeing is top winner of state, local tax breaks |...

Boeing is top winner of state, local tax breaks | McClatchy DC (http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/economy/article24781525.html)

"Boeing is the biggest winner of state and local...
19th Sep 2016, 18:28
Replies: 124
Views: 51,495
Posted By Scuffers

that's not my experience, unless you dump a seat...

that's not my experience, unless you dump a seat per row, you simply cannot get the same space per seat, name me a narrow-bodied jet with a layout that's got the same or better seat width as the...
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