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2nd Oct 2022, 12:36
Replies: 23
Views: 2,362
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Thank you OJ. So, a Posthumous Mention in...

Thank you OJ.

So, a Posthumous Mention in PPrune at least.

Thank you for your sacrifice, Mr Reynolds; you have the eternal respect and gratitude of your Brothers in Arms. At the end of the...
23rd Sep 2022, 21:12
Replies: 30
Views: 7,527
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

No, it displaces precisely the same amount of...

No, it displaces precisely the same amount of water that it weighs. And it can only do that because it is less dense.
19th Sep 2022, 20:59
Replies: 289
Views: 73,384
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Wrong scabbard grip? Wrong type of sword? Too...

Wrong scabbard grip? Wrong type of sword? Too sad? Not sad enough? Wouldn't be surprised to learn that he also has a defective rear light on his bicycle, the bounder; "Sack him", I say!!!
...
25th Aug 2022, 19:40
Replies: 23
Views: 7,587
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

And just another issue: who will certify their...

And just another issue: who will certify their airworthiness? There's not a EASA Part145/Part M organisation (or worldwide ICAO equivalent, outside of Russia, Belarus and DPRK) is going to touch them...
18th Aug 2022, 06:57
Replies: 59
Views: 8,862
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

I understand that it is still taxiable so, taxi...

I understand that it is still taxiable so, taxi it to .... wherever. A quick scan of Google Street-Thingy suggest that there are no low bridges between DSA and the M18 and once you hit the...
17th Aug 2022, 18:41
Replies: 10,175
Views: 8,135,477
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

I don't know about the compatibility of...

I don't know about the compatibility of Russian/Western ordnance in general, but Sidewinder/Magic is not an "in general" case.

In the late 1950's, through China, the USSR was able to acquire an...
13th Aug 2022, 14:56
Replies: 10,175
Views: 8,135,477
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

A "missile" is a complex assembly; guidance is...

A "missile" is a complex assembly; guidance is produced by a guidance sub-contractor, motor by a rocket specialist, and so on. Not unreasonable to think that the aerodynamic surfaces are sourced...
11th Aug 2022, 19:44
Replies: 10,175
Views: 8,135,477
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Difficult to know the context from these short...

Difficult to know the context from these short twitter drone-clips but we keep seeing these individual Russian tanks running around, apparently aimlessly, before succumbing to the forces of Ukraine,...
11th Aug 2022, 12:11
Replies: 10,175
Views: 8,135,477
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

T-72 seems quite pleased to see the lady. S-300...

T-72 seems quite pleased to see the lady. S-300 would probably benefit from some, ahem, medication.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2022, 08:49
Replies: 171
Views: 51,824
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

They never turn "very slowly", except for a...

They never turn "very slowly", except for a transitional second or two while starting or stopping. They are either stopped, or they are turning very, very fast.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2022, 20:06
Replies: 171
Views: 51,824
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

So what solution you are proposing; just land the...

So what solution you are proposing; just land the helicopter beside the gap in the fence? No hazard there then.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2022, 13:33
Replies: 171
Views: 51,824
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

I'm assuming you've never operated on a helipad...

I'm assuming you've never operated on a helipad at night and/or bad weather Mjb. Any flashing light is quite extraordinarily disorientating, and as for making the tail rotor appear to be stationary...
6th Aug 2022, 18:06
Replies: 24
Views: 4,289
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Based on the information you have supplied, I...

Based on the information you have supplied, I think you definitely have a prima facie case. In fact residents of [[i]insert town] are going viral for this service, and you could be owed ££££s.

If...
5th Aug 2022, 20:27
Replies: 19
Views: 6,662
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Pretty sure there is contact with the Red Wing's...

Pretty sure there is contact with the Red Wing's NLG; immediate right yaw, possibly a corresponding change in heading, and definitely liberation of some visible debris (an aileron?).

Jeepers.
2nd Aug 2022, 18:09
Replies: 27
Views: 11,015
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Is the confusion just a phonetic issue; Vueling...

Is the confusion just a phonetic issue; Vueling problem = fuelling problem?
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2022, 13:18
Replies: 171
Views: 51,824
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Every component in a tail rotor drive system has...

Every component in a tail rotor drive system has the potential for catastrophic failure. Introducing more components increases the risk; so, no.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2022, 20:21
Replies: 171
Views: 51,824
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Good to know that at least one person on this...

Good to know that at least one person on this thread has access to witness statements, passenger experience, Company's Ops Manuals, records of passenger briefings, availability of warning signage and...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2022, 18:40
Replies: 171
Views: 51,824
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

"Dolomites: British woman falls to death on...

"Dolomites: British woman falls to death on hiking trip in Italy"https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62318908

Condolences to the family of this lady who apparently fell 30 metres to her death earlier...
26th Jul 2022, 21:06
Replies: 10,175
Views: 8,135,477
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

3 Things; Its a visual indication to other...

3 Things;
Its a visual indication to other trainees that blanks are being used.
As Nutty says, it retains backpressure to activate the gas-operated reloading/cocking system.
A blank cartridge...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 20:49
Replies: 171
Views: 51,824
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

And a similar arrangement for all fixed wing...

And a similar arrangement for all fixed wing props? Generally closer to the ingress/egress route than a tail rotor.
Forum: Spanish Forum
24th Jul 2022, 12:34
Replies: 28
Views: 10,394
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

And has anyone thought that it was actually the...

And has anyone thought that it was actually the First Officer, despatched for that purpose by the Captain? "White shirt; Tie; epaulettes; must be the Captain!". I think James T Kirk is the only...
19th Jul 2022, 16:41
Replies: 33
Views: 8,575
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

My understanding was that all the Clutch bases...

My understanding was that all the Clutch bases were designed with that intention; 1 runway and 2 parallel taxiways.
18th Jul 2022, 21:16
Replies: 27
Views: 2,657
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Just me being dumb, but to be clear we are...

Just me being dumb, but to be clear we are talking about 2 different P-51s here?

Ser no unknown, code GO-Z, or GQ-Z. 355th FS, 9th Air Force. Modified in the field by removing a fuel tank, fitting...
17th Jul 2022, 18:00
Replies: 29
Views: 14,832
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Funny; the 'bastard contraptions' seemed to be...

Funny; the 'bastard contraptions' seemed to be getting a pretty good reviews in the cheap-seats when RF tanks were filmed driving over them.
17th Jul 2022, 17:52
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Maybe there's something under the sheet. Or maybe...

Maybe there's something under the sheet. Or maybe its just all sheet.
16th Jul 2022, 22:25
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

I'd be very surprised if the model shown (photo...

I'd be very surprised if the model shown (photo credit Flugreview) bears any similarity to the actual project. ("Quick; we need a flying wing in Chinese markings")
15th Jul 2022, 10:34
Replies: 83
Views: 10,873
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

During my time in the RAF (NCO technician, 70's...

During my time in the RAF (NCO technician, 70's to 90's) I, and my colleagues, regularly carried a weapon; unloaded on exercise, loaded on operations.

It wasn't because any of us had any...
9th Jul 2022, 16:23
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Is adjusting the cams (sympathetically) on both...

Is adjusting the cams (sympathetically) on both wings going to change the stall-warning margin? Surely the relationship between stall warning vane/slot and the wing chord will be unchanged. Strikes...
19th Jun 2022, 20:54
Replies: 15
Views: 5,172
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Maybe they did mean helix; like, you know, a...

Maybe they did mean helix; like, you know, a spiral staircase.
17th Jun 2022, 10:26
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

I don't think that's true. We need to constantly...

I don't think that's true. We need to constantly review what were once seen as dead-ends, in the light of emergent technologies. For example; helicopter-aeroplane hybrids (witness Fairey Rotodyne...
16th Jun 2022, 18:35
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

I remember both incidents; I think one was in...

I remember both incidents; I think one was in flight, and the other whilst moored/parked/tethered.

My point was that a great many aircraft which have suffered incidents/accidents during...
16th Jun 2022, 17:08
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

And the successful aircraft type that this...

And the successful aircraft type that this comment doesn't apply to is ........
14th Jun 2022, 22:40
Replies: 176
Views: 31,902
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Creases? Like, get with it daddy-o. They are...

Creases? Like, get with it daddy-o. They are soooo 20th century.

My legs don't have creases, and they bend in 2 places, so it's nice if my trousers do also.
14th Jun 2022, 08:49
Replies: 176
Views: 31,902
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

Difficult to comment without knowing the context...

Difficult to comment without knowing the context of the demo, (which looks kind of [email protected]), but:

Trousers look practical.

Is a tie part of the range? If not, what's the point of the...
13th Jun 2022, 21:40
Replies: 137
Views: 43,267
Posted By DuncanDoenitz

As an ex-trembler, I would suggest that...

As an ex-trembler, I would suggest that formations of less than 22 are definitely moving backwards.

(2 Pilots moving sideways notwithstanding).
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