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Forum: Freight Dogs
24th Mar 2019, 10:05
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By Uplinker

The Boeing planning software I have cannot...

The Boeing planning software I have cannot specify a runway elevation - I have to use an actual runway, but it would take me forever to go through the library of airfields to find one suitably high...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2019, 13:13
Replies: 26
Views: 2,007
Posted By Uplinker

Which is one reason why PM calls reversers...

Which is one reason why PM calls reversers green/amber during rollout.



I think the reverser lockout pins are visible on the sides of the engine nacelle, when fitted?

Or checking during the...
23rd Mar 2019, 10:35
Replies: 2,504
Views: 6,245,704
Posted By Uplinker

I also don’t blame either crew - not having...

I also don’t blame either crew - not having witnessed the exact situations, it is difficult to say they should have done x or y.

Having said that, I think that SIM training needs to adapt. For 18...
22nd Mar 2019, 09:07
Replies: 2,504
Views: 6,245,704
Posted By Uplinker

In my humble opinion, they should have started...

In my humble opinion, they should have started again with the 73 about the time of the -300/-400 and completely redesigned it. As it stands, they seem to have cobbled together systems as they became...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Mar 2019, 08:44
Replies: 55
Views: 14,186
Posted By Uplinker

Airbus A320 family have a useful partial ground...

Airbus A320 family have a useful partial ground spoiler mode where if one main landing gear has weight on wheels, selecting idle reverse will give you 10 deg spoiler deployment to reduce wing lift...
5th Mar 2019, 10:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By Uplinker

Yes, the sound is the hydraulic PTU running as...

Yes, the sound is the hydraulic PTU running as the hydraulic pressure in the Green and Yellow systems decays. It is fitted in the main gear bay area and runs one way or the other to support the...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2019, 05:44
Replies: 42
Views: 3,922
Posted By Uplinker

Sadly agree. What was wrong with Simon Mayo,...

Sadly agree.

What was wrong with Simon Mayo, Rebecca and Matt ?? Where did Rebecca go and what happened to Matt? The Mayo/ Matt double act was brilliant. Mayo’s show was fun and informative, while...
20th Feb 2019, 12:51
Replies: 39
Views: 7,227
Posted By Uplinker

Hi Dan, I have been a commercial pilot for...

Hi Dan,

I have been a commercial pilot for 18 years now, but I remember my PPL days.

You definitely need one instructor whom you know well, not pot-luck on the day. You need a sympathetic...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2019, 08:20
Replies: 46
Views: 3,699
Posted By Uplinker

I stand corrected. I am sure you are...

I stand corrected.



I am sure you are right. Iíve never owned any of the cars you mentioned, but helped a friend once. He must have had a GT6 then - it was a very long time ago. I remember...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2019, 07:59
Replies: 47
Views: 4,010
Posted By Uplinker

:ok: ​​​​​​​ .

:ok:
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Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2019, 14:57
Replies: 47
Views: 4,010
Posted By Uplinker

I use my low power set in flame sensitive areas...

I use my low power set in flame sensitive areas to heat up the pipe or joint for 5 mins or so. Sometimes that is enough to solder the joint, sometimes I need to give a quick top-up blast with the...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2019, 14:20
Replies: 46
Views: 3,699
Posted By Uplinker

No, I like them - much better performance and a...

No, I like them - much better performance and a much quieter valve train.

However, you’re right; they do made cylinder head removal and replacement a LOT more involved ! :ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2019, 12:27
Replies: 46
Views: 3,699
Posted By Uplinker

Yes, me too - always a good idea ! ...

Yes, me too - always a good idea !



Yes, although digital cameras, iPads or phone cameras are extremely useful in that you can take lots of pics at every stage of dismantling to aid the...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2019, 11:24
Replies: 28
Views: 2,716
Posted By Uplinker

Some years’ ago, the amount of advertising...

Some years’ ago, the amount of advertising allowed was increased, (from 10 mins per hour to 12 mins per hour if I remember correctly); and as a result of this, have you noticed that some older...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Feb 2019, 21:57
Replies: 28
Views: 2,716
Posted By Uplinker

Back in the day when I was a fresh faced BBC...

Back in the day when I was a fresh faced BBC trainee engineer, the Beeb boffins invented and set the technical standards, and the independants eventually usually matched them. Engineers working for...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Feb 2019, 09:04
Replies: 46
Views: 3,699
Posted By Uplinker

Had a P6, but unfortunately not the V8. Still a...

Had a P6, but unfortunately not the V8. Still a lovely car. Had two Rover SD1’s, both V8’s and the second one a Vitesse with the fuel injected V8.

Completely rebuilt the Vitesse - both engine and...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Feb 2019, 08:44
Replies: 47
Views: 4,010
Posted By Uplinker

Yes :ok: I have a pair almost exactly like that,...

Yes :ok: I have a pair almost exactly like that, but labelled Antex: yellow in colour and only 600W. They are very handy - I used them to solder that filter loop in my photo to the pipework at the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2019, 10:41
Replies: 46
Views: 3,699
Posted By Uplinker

When I was based in Toulouse, my Rover 214...

When I was based in Toulouse, my Rover 214 overheated in the heat and blew its head gasket.

I put the car in the barn next to the house in which I rented a room, and stripped the engine down. Bit...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2019, 10:21
Replies: 47
Views: 4,010
Posted By Uplinker

Ah, here we go. I couldnít resist ! ...

Ah, here we go. I couldnít resist !


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1500x2000/ddcd522f_cac0_4160_bae3_9c5766bf5856_8fc47e271a820d2b03b9baa24cdd555f5a2531d3.jpeg

...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2019, 09:39
Replies: 66
Views: 5,951
Posted By Uplinker

I am pretty certain that volcanic eruptions cool...

I am pretty certain that volcanic eruptions cool the planet, owing to the ash and dust thrown into the atmosphere masking the sun. Or is that what Plimer means?
17th Feb 2019, 09:22
Replies: 24
Views: 12,709
Posted By Uplinker

Knowing nothing about full power ground engine...

Knowing nothing about full power ground engine runs, (I only use full power to get airborne on days when flex power is not sufficient), I am surprised that aircraft being tested statically at full...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2019, 14:06
Replies: 47
Views: 4,010
Posted By Uplinker

Totally agree with everything in your last...

Totally agree with everything in your last paragraph, I enjoy that too. I use a pipe bender and there is a real sense of satisfaction when correctly forming a piece of pipe with multiple bends and no...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2019, 13:38
Replies: 47
Views: 4,010
Posted By Uplinker

The rubber O ring seals in the push-fitings will...

The rubber O ring seals in the push-fitings will perish and start to leak eventually. If the leaking joint happens to be underneath the floor of your expensively carpeted room, it will be a major...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2019, 09:41
Replies: 47
Views: 4,010
Posted By Uplinker

Firstly, congrats for putting in your own system...

Firstly, congrats for putting in your own system and for doing it properly with copper pipe and soldered fittings ! Plumbers* only use plastic pipe and push on fittings because it is super quick to...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Feb 2019, 08:54
Replies: 16
Views: 2,273
Posted By Uplinker

Any idea how it does this - by which I mean how...

Any idea how it does this - by which I mean how does it ‘see’ and ‘know about’ the object? I guess there must be a light sensor in the headlight which detects the backscatter of light reflections...
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