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9th Jun 2019, 02:58
Replies: 51
Views: 21,786
Posted By RatherBeFlying

The thickness / chord ratio reminds me of lighter...

The thickness / chord ratio reminds me of lighter than air vehicles.

There have been a bunch of such projects, but methinks the speeds will be lower than would be economical for a jet.

The...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jun 2019, 16:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,236
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Red face Don't Play with Hammers

California's Largest Fire Started by Hammering a Stake (https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-mendocino-complex-cause-california-fire-20190606-story.html). [/left]
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jun 2019, 16:10
Replies: 51
Views: 5,542
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Don't know if it's still that way, but I remember...

Don't know if it's still that way, but I remember track cars had the gas pedal in the center with the brake pedal on the left.

I confess to the very occasional bout of pedal confusion, that seems...
6th Jun 2019, 22:00
Replies: 18
Views: 5,222
Posted By RatherBeFlying

The cited study shows that it can take 28 days...

The cited study shows that it can take 28 days for a large concentration of THC to be eliminated after heavy consumption, especially with a high BMI which results in a slow release from fatty...
24th May 2019, 05:10
Replies: 39
Views: 21,485
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Hydraulic Lines

I remember seeing DC-10s parked in large numbers while the FAA and NTSB were sorting out what to do. The San Diego 727 collision with a C-172 first hit by the nosewheel then hit the leading edge and...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2019, 21:24
Replies: 49
Views: 5,716
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Magnets on flywheels - just run them past wire...

Magnets on flywheels - just run them past wire coils. Tesla and Edison were on to that quite some time ago:p
18th May 2019, 17:25
Replies: 459
Views: 868,654
Posted By RatherBeFlying

One Two Punch from CB

First the lightning strike and consequent degradation to direct law among other failures.

Then the windshear on short final. I am reminded of the Dallas DC-10, New Orleans 727 and Toronto A340...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th May 2019, 04:40
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Back in the '80s some folks sent an RC aircraft...

Back in the '80s some folks sent an RC aircraft from Newfoundland to Ireland. The Irish crew eventually picked up the signal and guided it to a landing.
8th May 2019, 22:53
Replies: 459
Views: 868,654
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Not advocating so much as putting up for...

Not advocating so much as putting up for discussion. I suspect the certification authorities later decided against continuing the practice as it may raise more problems than it solves.

But it did...
8th May 2019, 21:38
Replies: 459
Views: 868,654
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Back in the dawn of turboprops, the Viscount had...

Back in the dawn of turboprops, the Viscount had an automatic crash switch that among other things cut off fuel to the engines.
Forum: Canada
8th May 2019, 16:16
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By RatherBeFlying

CRA will be interested in your Canadian income,...

CRA will be interested in your Canadian income, especially that derived flying from a Canadian base. I would ask around your Canadian base for an accountant.
6th May 2019, 17:14
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,141,580
Posted By RatherBeFlying

From 737 Driver This has been mentioned a...

From 737 Driver

This has been mentioned a number of times, but really was the final straw that broke two airplanes.

More thorough engineering would have looked at flight path angle before...
6th May 2019, 16:16
Replies: 11
Views: 6,642
Posted By RatherBeFlying

CBC As It Happens Transcript

With permission
Transcript from CBC (https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.5120088/may-2-2019-episode-transcript-1.5122652)

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Forum: Jet Blast
5th May 2019, 17:00
Replies: 22
Views: 2,155
Posted By RatherBeFlying

The lady already has a claim with her insurer...

The lady already has a claim with her insurer which will likely increase her premiums for some time.

Agree fully with contacting your home insurance company who will look after repairs and recover...
5th May 2019, 16:25
Replies: 11
Views: 6,642
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Respect to Rescuers

As I recall from CBC radio As It Happens, the rescue team from Makkovik snowmobiled 45 miles over sea ice before reaching the fiord, then went up it and eventually had to climb up steep snow to reach...
1st May 2019, 03:18
Replies: 42
Views: 19,167
Posted By RatherBeFlying

So now we need an airtight, light weight flexible...

So now we need an airtight, light weight flexible solar panel skin.
30th Apr 2019, 03:37
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,141,580
Posted By RatherBeFlying

MCAS Working as (poorly) Designed - AoA fails occasionally

I am wondering how much negative g was produced in the cockpit with the final two MCAS excursions past Vmo. I remember being a front seat passenger when our car rear-ended another car. My legs flew...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2019, 17:20
Replies: 64
Views: 8,496
Posted By RatherBeFlying

I can only speak to Canadian law which is not the...

I can only speak to Canadian law which is not the same as UK. You would be wise to search on UK marital property division, child custody and support.

Once married and/or cohabiting for x years,...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2019, 17:02
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By RatherBeFlying

When taking out old carpet, wear at least a dust...

When taking out old carpet, wear at least a dust mask.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2019, 15:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By RatherBeFlying

In my case, the bamboo was laid directly over the...

In my case, the bamboo was laid directly over the subfloor (previously carpet) with a floor nailer.

The stuff was ½" thick as I recall.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2019, 16:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Bamboo is durable, attractive and perhaps...

Bamboo is durable, attractive and perhaps competitive in price with laminate. Not fashionable if you are about to sell.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2019, 04:11
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Kenney vs Trudeau Hamster Wheel

Kenney defeated Alberta Premier Notley by calling her part of the "Trudeau Notley Alliance" and promising he will deliver "Jobs, Economy and Pipelines".

There are rumblings that Kenney and Scheer...
26th Apr 2019, 02:11
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,141,580
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Trim switch ergonomics with stick shaker on

We see several trim switch applications.

​​Why so short and ineffective?

Did the shaker interrupt the switch contact (perhaps not held down with sufficient force)?

Are pilots trained in...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2019, 01:39
Replies: 214
Views: 74,939
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Five hikers killed by cornice collapse ...

Five hikers killed by cornice collapse

​​​​​​ (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/lions-bay-search-resumes-hikers-found-and-recovered-1.4062976)Two years ago, but similar hazard to...
23rd Apr 2019, 02:57
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,141,580
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Some decades ago I spent several sessions in a...

Some decades ago I spent several sessions in a Viscount simulator (with a variety of abilities in the other seat) run by a serial killer who diligently added failures until a simulated smoking hole...
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