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8th Jan 2020, 21:44
Replies: 607
Views: 1,530,015
Posted By Thruster763

Well the pictured head is certainly consistent...

Well the pictured head is certainly consistent with a TOR -M1 missile and is not from a ballistic missile (too small). There is no reason why the seeker head of the missile would be distroyed in the...
8th Jan 2020, 21:18
Replies: 607
Views: 1,530,015
Posted By Thruster763

The exhaust duct is titanium and corrosion...

The exhaust duct is titanium and corrosion resisting steel not aluminium
6th Jan 2020, 13:59
Replies: 64
Views: 37,728
Posted By Thruster763

I'm very surprised to hear Boeing do not have any...

I'm very surprised to hear Boeing do not have any copper mesh in CRP in the wing over a fuel tank or flammable fluid leakage zone. Just because it is zone 3 does not meant it can't have a swept (or...
27th Dec 2019, 11:06
Replies: 148
Views: 231,353
Posted By Thruster763

Not clear when photos taken but post crash images...

Not clear when photos taken but post crash images show frosting on leading edge of vertical stabiliser.
5th Jul 2019, 11:59
Replies: 19
Views: 7,122
Posted By Thruster763

A 3m long UAV (3/4 scale of manned version)...

A 3m long UAV (3/4 scale of manned version) having a crash the night before, being rebuilt and the loosing control and climbing vertically out of sight will certainly get the attention of CAA and...
7th May 2019, 17:57
Replies: 461
Views: 915,358
Posted By Thruster763

Yes the test levels for indirect lighning effects...

Yes the test levels for indirect lighning effects vary depending on location and construction type, but generally the level is choen by the manufacturer (from RTCA DO-160 /ED14) . The levels are...
6th May 2019, 20:12
Replies: 461
Views: 915,358
Posted By Thruster763

The BA58 comparision was for fuel leakage from...

The BA58 comparision was for fuel leakage from tanks when the UC is ripped off, that is similar to both this crash and the earlier SJ-100 heavy landing. Lightning protection is ever evolving and as...
6th May 2019, 18:39
Replies: 461
Views: 915,358
Posted By Thruster763

Indeed fuel did leak from the engine pipework on...

Indeed fuel did leak from the engine pipework on BA58, this is not covered under 25.963(d) which is for tanks. I've not looked to see what ammendment of CS.25 the SJ-100 was certified to or if there...
6th May 2019, 16:49
Replies: 461
Views: 915,358
Posted By Thruster763

I'm aware what it was certfied to. Evidence of...

I'm aware what it was certfied to. Evidence of two heavy landings suggests it does not actually meet the requirement. There is no test requirement for 25.963 so it's design / analysis.
These are my...
6th May 2019, 15:44
Replies: 461
Views: 915,358
Posted By Thruster763

No, one would not. It is a certification...

No, one would not. It is a certification requirement that this does not happen in a survivable accident see FAR/CS 25.963 (d)...
6th May 2019, 12:00
Replies: 461
Views: 915,358
Posted By Thruster763

Technically it is an offence in most countries...

Technically it is an offence in most countries under the requirement to follow the instructions of the crew.
Only practical answer is to stop cabin baggage bigger than will go under a seat, enforce...
6th May 2019, 09:00
Replies: 461
Views: 915,358
Posted By Thruster763

Not really benign, e.g. ...

Not really benign, e.g.
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-dornier-do228-bodo (https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-dornier-do228-bodo)That one blew ot an elevator control . Lightning...
11th Mar 2019, 21:51
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,386,734
Posted By Thruster763

UK, multiple mainland european countries,...

UK, multiple mainland european countries, Jordan, Ghana, Nigeria to my direct experience. Only place I've seen UP for on is USA, Canada and on aircraft.
Argument was always UP on was safer as...
11th Mar 2019, 20:29
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,386,734
Posted By Thruster763

Ahh typical American. North America and aviation...

Ahh typical American. North America and aviation are about the only places where UP is on for a switch. Most other places in the world down is on.
17th Apr 2018, 21:55
Replies: 460
Views: 443,146
Posted By Thruster763

No, 787 engine is much larger. Trent 1000 or...

No, 787 engine is much larger. Trent 1000 or GEnx-1B
3rd Jan 2018, 19:23
Replies: 116
Views: 24,542
Posted By Thruster763

The Ghana Airways DC10 is now a restaurant in...

The Ghana Airways DC10 is now a restaurant in Accra, the "Green Plane". It's on the airport but away from the terminal. I've driven by but never gone in.
A quick google search will bring up a BBC...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2018, 18:05
Replies: 13
Views: 4,741
Posted By Thruster763

If they were that well known the CAA NZ would...

If they were that well known the CAA NZ would have listed them. It's not just ownership or leasing to the company(s) it includes any maintenence by them. You would need to know your aircraft very...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2018, 08:38
Replies: 13
Views: 4,741
Posted By Thruster763

Reading the CAN the applicability is all aircraft...

Reading the CAN the applicability is all aircraft operated or maintained by a Helipro or Rick Lucas company. The first action is to determine if the aircraft was operated or maintained by them, so...
7th Sep 2017, 18:52
Replies: 50
Views: 21,831
Posted By Thruster763

I was at BBMF Conningsby today and word is they...

I was at BBMF Conningsby today and word is they hope to have 2 Spitfires, 1 Hurricane and the Lancaster flying this weekend if all goes well. One Griffon engined Spit is already cleared. Yes the...
14th Nov 2015, 19:12
Replies: 124
Views: 123,739
Posted By Thruster763

On holding props during compressor washes...

On holding props during compressor washes http://www.pprune.org/accidents-close-calls/562596-safety-around-propellers-2.html#post9100126

This was standard practice on PT6's As a free turbine...
7th Nov 2015, 11:00
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,294,998
Posted By Thruster763

CVR location questions

A number of posters have questioned CVR/FDR locations, numbers and backup power. First issue is that this is restrained by costs. The operators will resist anything that adds to costs (this includes...
5th Nov 2015, 11:12
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,294,998
Posted By Thruster763

CVR damage

Looking at where the CVR/FDR are located, just in front of the HS, and the bent condition of the base plates, I think it is very possible that they were liberated from their mounts during the HS...
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