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28th Dec 2018, 12:31
Replies: 85
Views: 46,729
Posted By Rengineer

I doubt the veracity of that Spiegel report. They...

I doubt the veracity of that Spiegel report. They have a history. And frankly, I struggle to understand how LH Technik would blunder their technical documentation this way. Any comments?
12th Dec 2018, 13:10
Replies: 38
Views: 28,880
Posted By Rengineer

Are you referring to the new narrowbody? 'Cause...

Are you referring to the new narrowbody? 'Cause the A350 has a quoted cruise speed of M0.85.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2018, 18:45
Replies: 24
Views: 2,741
Posted By Rengineer

Been doing that ever since. You guys might have...

Been doing that ever since. You guys might have cleaned up after yourselves, y‘know... 🤝
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2018, 17:44
Replies: 24
Views: 2,741
Posted By Rengineer

Today, in Berlin

A couple of British tourists, apparently irritated, ask a local why the subway train doesn‘t stop at Hauptbahnhof (central station).
Local guy: Because they‘re defusing a bomb.
British tourist:...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2017, 13:24
Replies: 109
Views: 44,299
Posted By Rengineer

Mmmh, let's at least try and guesstimate if this...

Mmmh, let's at least try and guesstimate if this thing has a chance.
To lift off, those fans will need to create more lift than its mass, at least including ground effect. I did a quick calculation...
28th Aug 2017, 10:27
Replies: 36
Views: 7,529
Posted By Rengineer

Re what a space-capable interceptor would...

Re what a space-capable interceptor would intercept:
Nothing. But it'd be hard to fight; and that altitude would lend those AA-12s remarkable additional range.
25th Aug 2017, 21:56
Replies: 36
Views: 7,529
Posted By Rengineer

Weelll... Supposing for a moment that this...

Weelll...
Supposing for a moment that this machine will be capable of achieving mach 4 at say somewhere like 20km high, and of then pulling into a steep climb. Considering what they achieved with...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jun 2017, 17:28
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,318,731
Posted By Rengineer

Prime Minister

Question from a foreigner: has anyone remarked on the way Theresa May resembles prime minister Harriet Jones from Dr Who when she tries to deliver a clear message in public?

In other news, my...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th May 2017, 20:45
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,743,796
Posted By Rengineer

Is it logical...

If a subject predicates on an object being subjected to objective predicate testing?
Or is this predicated on the object being subject to objective analysis?
20th Mar 2017, 16:12
Replies: 31
Views: 31,178
Posted By Rengineer

From an engineer's point of view this is one of...

From an engineer's point of view this is one of the most disturbing aviation news this year. Here we have a commercial airline in an industrial country, operating a quite common type, following (I...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2016, 21:00
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
Posted By Rengineer

Someone call the doctor -

I think she looks suspiciously like Rose Tyler!
14th Oct 2016, 15:02
Replies: 7
Views: 4,404
Posted By Rengineer

Nobody thought so at the time, not even the...

Nobody thought so at the time, not even the greatest optimists. It comes down to having the right aircraft at the right time - several times over - , to skilful and shrewd marketing, and to a...
31st Jul 2016, 16:50
Replies: 66
Views: 38,743
Posted By Rengineer

I'd think they do both: spoilers for aerobraking...

I'd think they do both: spoilers for aerobraking and flaps for maximum lift. Certainly the spoilers would create extremely turbulent airflow in their wake (their main function is to mess up the...
12th Jul 2016, 13:15
Replies: 9
Views: 4,795
Posted By Rengineer

Saw the Antonov 178 at ILA a few weeks ago. Nice...

Saw the Antonov 178 at ILA a few weeks ago. Nice bird, always thought it looked like a modernized BA-146 converted to two decent engines.
5th Jul 2016, 20:52
Replies: 28
Views: 14,810
Posted By Rengineer

Sure Europe should...

...in the current political climate, but not sure they will. And there's always hope the climate may improve again.

The Airbus rendering looks nice enough, but the days when Germany developed its...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2016, 23:11
Replies: 87
Views: 8,419
Posted By Rengineer

So this is what the Eexit looks like??

Frankly, the game was bizarre. The England side didn't appear to bein it with their hearts; they never varied their game, hardly seemed to realize what was going on. For a formerly great football...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2016, 22:07
Replies: 21
Views: 4,685
Posted By Rengineer

TTN, that could be my neighbour too. Absolutely...

TTN, that could be my neighbour too. Absolutely worth gold.

A couple houses down the road, however, lives a lady some years my senior who takes, well, a different view. So then, a while ago we got...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Oct 2015, 22:32
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,743,796
Posted By Rengineer

Thanks Fred. Actually I think she said so on...

Thanks Fred. Actually I think she said so on principle.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Oct 2015, 20:33
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,743,796
Posted By Rengineer

Re Schroedingers cat

That one was a quantum better than the last cat joke; but the lady I told it to was uncertain whether she found it funny.
5th Oct 2015, 21:02
Replies: 987
Views: 392,421
Posted By Rengineer

Re settling into flagwaving...

...hasn't it settled down to that already?:confused:

A bit of damping re the comment quoting "ex military" types: I'd rather hear it from the Aussies and Italians who are currently going to war...
25th Sep 2015, 22:41
Replies: 987
Views: 392,421
Posted By Rengineer

Re all those fuel system issues...

Do any of you have an idea how Boeing managed to mess up such a central element of their tanker? After all, it's not the first one they've done, you'd think they knew a thing or two about fuel...
12th May 2015, 17:20
Replies: 337
Views: 200,724
Posted By Rengineer

Re A400M crash, dartmoorman

Actually, just for the sake of clarity, the A400M fuselage is made of aluminium, which appears to have been totally consumed by fire. The composite wings and tailplane appear to have resisted...
18th Mar 2014, 22:08
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,405,473
Posted By Rengineer

Just another wild speculation...

Prompted by this remark a few pages back:


The original assumption was that a possible scenario was smoke in the cockpit, which caused the pilots to "aviate, navigate, communicate" and start by...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jul 2012, 16:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By Rengineer

OK thanks Exup. That makes it clear of course.

OK thanks Exup. That makes it clear of course.
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jul 2012, 15:00
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By Rengineer

Why would Norwegian exchange 737 landing gears?

Forgive me if this is the wrong forum to post this question, or if the answer is blindingly obvious, but this article caught my attention:
Norwegian becomes Boeing's largest landing gear exchange...
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