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3rd Dec 2019, 10:47
Replies: 26
Views: 2,546
Posted By washoutt

Thanks Longer On, good information. So it was...

Thanks Longer On, good information. So it was indeed a matter of elasticity to avoid the longerons being pulled apart...
2nd Dec 2019, 09:19
Replies: 26
Views: 2,546
Posted By washoutt

What a fascinating instruction movie. It shows...

What a fascinating instruction movie. It shows that necessity is the mother of inventions!
What I do not understand however, is how the shock of the sudden load due to the build up of zero speed to...
12th Nov 2019, 08:50
Replies: 3,833
Views: 1,138,309
Posted By washoutt

Interesting view of retracting the main gear,...

Interesting view of retracting the main gear, just at the end of the video. The bogies fold backwards to lie parallell to the main strut, and then the the whole gear swings backwards into the...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Nov 2019, 09:49
Replies: 18
Views: 1,816
Posted By washoutt

Thanks Wiggy, that makes sense. But I also...

Thanks Wiggy, that makes sense. But I also noticed that the outboard LE stays deployed when the TR is activated. Will that one not be FODded?
10th Nov 2019, 09:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,864
Posted By washoutt

Also, how would a glider be put at a sufficient...

Also, how would a glider be put at a sufficient altitude to cross the wall?
Forum: Tech Log
10th Nov 2019, 09:02
Replies: 18
Views: 1,816
Posted By washoutt

In the you-tube film above, the slats are...

In the you-tube film above, the slats are retracted upon deployment of the thrust reversers, which makes sense. But when the TR are closed, the slats -while taxying- are deployed again. I'm not a...
26th Sep 2019, 10:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By washoutt

Measuring a blade against a master blade makes...

Measuring a blade against a master blade makes much sense, so now I understand that all blades of a heli type are equal and therefore interchangeable. That makes good sense. I have never been...
25th Sep 2019, 08:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By washoutt

Aha, so it is for balancing the rotor disk, not...

Aha, so it is for balancing the rotor disk, not an individual blade.
Thanks for the information.
24th Sep 2019, 08:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By washoutt

I do know these Wessex blades had depleted...

I do know these Wessex blades had depleted uranium in the tips for weight balance.
What is the reason to balance the tip of a rotor blade? A rudder balance I can understand, but why a rotor blade?
12th Sep 2019, 09:54
Replies: 17,907
Views: 1,927,990
Posted By washoutt

Asturias airport picture in 16804 looks a bit...

Asturias airport picture in 16804 looks a bit like a Flight Simulator picture. The trees at the horizon seem too sharp w.r.t. to the rest of the scene.
8th Sep 2019, 09:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By washoutt

The display of the 747 so high up in the air...

The display of the 747 so high up in the air presents some interesting engineering challenges. How does one calculate the design strength of the supports of the landing gear, especially if a storm of...
15th Aug 2019, 10:27
Replies: 19
Views: 11,516
Posted By washoutt

Diamant can certainly burn. Above 600-800 C the...

Diamant can certainly burn. Above 600-800 C the carbon will react with O2 and burn to CO2. Diamonts are not forever.
14th Aug 2019, 08:32
Replies: 23
Views: 1,765
Posted By washoutt

But how do you push a spark plug into its fitting...

But how do you push a spark plug into its fitting in the cilinder head against the pressure of the cilinder coming up? That's a pressure in the order of 5 or 6 atmosphere, leading to force of around...
5th Jul 2019, 08:54
Replies: 45
Views: 7,726
Posted By washoutt

Aircraft without a valid TC or CoA can be denied...

Aircraft without a valid TC or CoA can be denied to enter a national airspace by that national aviation authority under the 1944 UN Chigaco Agreement Also, I don't think they will be insured by any...
22nd Jun 2019, 08:38
Replies: 3,833
Views: 1,138,309
Posted By washoutt

Aft mounted engines require heavy structural...

Aft mounted engines require heavy structural adaption of the fuselage, a backwards c of g with associated limited travel, and large horizontal stabilizers to provide sufficient tail volume for...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jun 2019, 09:00
Replies: 17
Views: 3,076
Posted By washoutt

Also, many licensed Engineers (MSc or BA) are...

Also, many licensed Engineers (MSc or BA) are employed in the certification profession, assesing the safety of an aircraft design against compliance with safety regulations. Mostly that is...
6th Mar 2019, 09:12
Replies: 3,833
Views: 1,138,309
Posted By washoutt

Aha, thanks. I've never seen such a tiny browser....

Aha, thanks. I've never seen such a tiny browser. Never to old to learn, my grandmother would say.
5th Mar 2019, 12:46
Replies: 3,833
Views: 1,138,309
Posted By washoutt

In the photo of post # 3541 there is a strange...

In the photo of post # 3541 there is a strange vehicle or contraption standing in the left, between the white overalled-man and the gentleman in the foreground. Could someone please explain what it...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Feb 2019, 10:50
Replies: 19
Views: 2,400
Posted By washoutt

If the FCS becomes inop during flight, will there...

If the FCS becomes inop during flight, will there be inherent positive stability of the static airplane configuration, i.e. no input from the pilot?
3rd Feb 2019, 09:06
Replies: 23
Views: 3,156
Posted By washoutt

The board at the underside of the seats suggest a...

The board at the underside of the seats suggest a luggage restraint, so it seems that these are pax seats.
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jan 2019, 10:11
Replies: 12
Views: 3,068
Posted By washoutt

Ice forms basically at the stagnation points in...

Ice forms basically at the stagnation points in the airflow. For the fuselage, that would be the nose, a part of the windshield and cockpit roof. The length of the fuselage will not ice up. The wing...
7th Dec 2018, 10:23
Replies: 147
Views: 17,090
Posted By washoutt

The shadow of the tailplane gives it away: the...

The shadow of the tailplane gives it away: the sun shines from the left on the Tower bridge, but from the right on the tailplane.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Sep 2018, 14:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,664
Posted By washoutt

A flap extension with zero flap angle will...

A flap extension with zero flap angle will increase the lift L, not necessarily the lift co-efficient CL. When the extended flap are turned down with a certain angle, only then will the circulation...
8th Sep 2018, 09:00
Replies: 17
Views: 4,631
Posted By washoutt

Thanks for the info, Megan. An alltogether...

Thanks for the info, Megan. An alltogether different design philosophy from civil aircraft. I wonder how Boeing went about this in the '70's when designing their SST.
7th Sep 2018, 08:55
Replies: 17
Views: 4,631
Posted By washoutt

Does a swing-wing not have a level 1 warning if...

Does a swing-wing not have a level 1 warning if gear down selection with swing swept back, ref if speed below a margin above stall speed in swept position or below critical height above terrain?...
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