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4th Jun 2019, 08:35
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Posted By radken

A June 2nd front page Seattle Times article goes...

A June 2nd front page Seattle Times article goes “Fateful 737 MAX revamp left key players in the dark.” The sub-head says “Critical decisions on design certification were based on misguided...
18th Feb 2019, 06:53
Replies: 908
Views: 943,859
Posted By radken

b1lanc— “Apparently not for one crew - but too...

b1lanc— “Apparently not for one crew - but too much for the last crew”

Think I recall RON mx was done involving the flt control system before the ship was flown for the last time. Therefore, in...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Feb 2019, 23:09
Replies: 16
Views: 2,921
Posted By radken

EEngr... Can you comment on Sundstrands...

EEngr... Can you comment on Sundstrands apparently very proprietary technology which actually squeezes 250 KVAR out of each of the six 787’s (light weight?) VF motor/generators on-board? Seems...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Dec 2018, 15:47
Replies: 146
Views: 44,347
Posted By radken

FWIW, Comment #21 (MickG0105)...Ref MM page is...

FWIW, Comment #21 (MickG0105)...Ref MM page is for -7/-8 series. Does same or similar page for Max 8 read the same? I may be wrong, but hasn’t this thread, and other one suspended, led us to...
30th Mar 2018, 04:10
Replies: 55
Views: 29,706
Posted By radken

In 1968, on R&R from Nam, in the dark somewhere...

In 1968, on R&R from Nam, in the dark somewhere east of the Philippines, saw the ckpt dr was open and the lights were on dim...Looked pretty inviting so I got up and strolled in. FE had his feet...
5th Oct 2017, 13:30
Replies: 554
Views: 527,796
Posted By radken

I am definitely not an engineer, but I am a great...

I am definitely not an engineer, but I am a great admirer and respecter of the magnificent human achievement the GP7200 engine represents. That it, and it’s various brothers and sisters, can safely...
22nd Apr 2017, 13:07
Replies: 377
Views: 381,661
Posted By radken

Maybe it's been alluded to already ... but of the...

Maybe it's been alluded to already ... but of the approach, had there been an observant check airman looking over the FO's shoulder during its conduct, what would he or she have said, and when would...
22nd Sep 2015, 13:34
Replies: 139
Views: 102,375
Posted By radken

On Sep 17th 2015 the FAA reported the aircraft...

On Sep 17th 2015 the FAA reported the aircraft struck approach lights on departure from Miami and continued to destination. The aircraft received substantial damage to its belly, the occurrence was...
20th Sep 2015, 23:53
Replies: 139
Views: 102,375
Posted By radken

Maybe I missed it but has anyone addressed what...

Maybe I missed it but has anyone addressed what "demystification" the FDR/CVR's will surely provide in time? Guess that's just understood in this entire conversation and needn't be mentioned? A...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Apr 2015, 02:54
Replies: 1
Views: 1,270
Posted By radken

Cool Radken

I may be mistaken, but believe the discharge time is completely dependent on field elevation where parked and whether the solar trickle charging panels are selected "on." Also, it is dependent on...
19th Apr 2013, 20:43
Replies: 975
Views: 471,039
Posted By radken

Lomapaseo I dunno.... Seems the point that...

Lomapaseo

I dunno.... Seems the point that maybe both eng's were drowned after joining the GS, due possibly the skippers failure to set up properly for hvy rain, could also be a distinct...
19th Apr 2013, 05:03
Replies: 975
Views: 471,039
Posted By radken

Hard to stay current with all the writing going...

Hard to stay current with all the writing going on so quickly in this thread... Maybe someone's already said this? But our -300's back in the 90's were all placarded with a nice big, red placard in...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jan 2013, 02:23
Replies: 1,100
Views: 173,450
Posted By radken

Radken

Machinbird

Ahh, yes. I stand corrected. Thought about checking my facts but failed to follow up.

Some say these Li's are a mature product now. They should be, and I guess Boeing was counting...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2013, 23:35
Replies: 1,100
Views: 173,450
Posted By radken

Radken

Maybe this is aleady mentioned in this thread.... but isn't one of the very real negatives about these LiI batts that they can simply, without any predictability, installed or uninstalled, new or...
14th Jan 2013, 21:12
Replies: 265
Views: 85,064
Posted By radken

radken

Twins and their certifications ....

It is fortuitous when aircraft we build sometimes warn us, through the medium of non-fatal demonstration, of our various engineering, production, or operational...
10th Nov 2011, 18:00
Replies: 415
Views: 269,485
Posted By radken

Smile radken

r75

Have seen a/c sitting OG in mx with hydraulics on and w/o "safe'd" gear handles, i.e., "tagged." Have seen other techs working other systems run tests requiring movement of same handles, and...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2011, 04:35
Replies: 746
Views: 149,628
Posted By radken

My old uncle was an elec engineer for WSTNGHSE/GE...

My old uncle was an elec engineer for WSTNGHSE/GE (dynamo’s/cmcl power) back in the 40’s - 70’s and, my-o-my, the stories, some hilarious, he used to tell about the “bean counters” v/v best...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Feb 2011, 18:20
Replies: 746
Views: 149,628
Posted By radken

I rediscovered the link below which was contained...

I rediscovered the link below which was contained in the previous thread from the PPrune rumor mill before the topic was moved to the Tech area. There are likely many now participating in this...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Feb 2011, 08:01
Replies: 746
Views: 149,628
Posted By radken

Radken

DERG

As to no. 11 in your list - the “unforeseen”, I know this 380 thread is primarily concerned with the engine event itself, rather than the effects of its shrapnel on other systems/structures....
Forum: Tech Log
4th Feb 2011, 18:24
Replies: 746
Views: 149,628
Posted By radken

Radken

I would like to thank all of you who have taken the time to share with the uninitiated so much of your knowledge and experience about things turbine.

While most engineering talk is way over my...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jan 2011, 14:46
Replies: 746
Views: 149,628
Posted By radken

This is off the main line direction in this...

This is off the main line direction in this thread as to the whys and wherefores this engine seems to be suffering from some "built-in" shortcoming(s), but I was wondering if one of you could address...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jan 2011, 02:16
Replies: 746
Views: 149,628
Posted By radken

Turbine D - DERG I've been following with...

Turbine D - DERG

I've been following with great interest the discussion in this thread relative to the several failure scenarios that have been set forth re: Qantas T900 uncontained IPT...
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