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21st Nov 2013, 09:07
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Posted By speedbump59

I thought the same. But calling the patch a...

I thought the same. But calling the patch a "plug" kind of indicates that it will be installed from the inside to plug the hole (maybe scarfed).

Presumably the Seattle Times reporter is not an...
20th Nov 2013, 14:11
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Posted By speedbump59

A and C Indeed perhaps it will be a...

A and C

Indeed perhaps it will be a combination:

1. A scarfed joint with the patch installed as a plug from the inside, and then
2. The 8 inch wide extra strips placed over the scarfed joint...
20th Nov 2013, 05:59
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Posted By speedbump59

If indeed the Seattle Times article is correct...

If indeed the Seattle Times article is correct and Boeing will use a metalcentric type repair with a lap joint strip, then maybe there are a few more things to think about:

The patch will have a...
17th Nov 2013, 22:23
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Posted By speedbump59

On condition of anonymity, this engineer...

On condition of anonymity, this engineer explained the likely repair process.
Boeing will cut out the skin damaged by the fire probably in a rectangular cut with rounded edges, he said.
It will...
12th Nov 2013, 16:39
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Views: 640,226
Posted By speedbump59

Whatever the design of the joint will be, it is...

Whatever the design of the joint will be, it is probably being done these very days by skilled craftspeople, separated from our curious eyes by just a single layer of canvas tarp flapping in the...
9th Nov 2013, 05:06
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Posted By speedbump59

A and C: A scarfed joint is simply a...

A and C:

A scarfed joint is simply a slightly improved butt joint. With no fibers going through the joint, it does not have the same strength characteristics as the surrounding material.
...
8th Nov 2013, 20:26
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Posted By speedbump59

If the replaced area of composite is going to be...

If the replaced area of composite is going to be relatively large (more than a couple of square meters or so) I will be quite amazed if they can just brush a bit of resin on a scarfed joint and call...
4th Nov 2013, 18:14
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Views: 640,226
Posted By speedbump59

Stop Smoking

The article says that for the repair, Boeing fabricated a complete new fuselage barrel, and then cut it to pieces to make a new patch. That just seems so wrong.

I trust they already looked at...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Feb 2012, 17:20
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Views: 391,148
Posted By speedbump59

We are approaching the day of automation where...

We are approaching the day of automation where aircraft will not have qualified pilots in the cockpit. Unfortunately AF447 is the best example of this so far.
3rd Oct 2010, 16:55
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Views: 20,553
Posted By speedbump59

Turkish airlines are racing neck and neck with...

Turkish airlines are racing neck and neck with Aeroflot to be the least safe airline in Europe.
3rd Oct 2010, 16:35
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Views: 71,199
Posted By speedbump59

Rare Thread

It is a rare thread that goes up to 7 pages in length in just 3 days. And even rarer when the subject of the thread is a positive item.

I landed on the parallel runway just shortly after BA038...
21st Mar 2010, 14:25
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Views: 991,425
Posted By speedbump59

Sad Fact

Peter,

Whether you are a "hero" pilot or not for your actions on BA038 I cannot judge. But sure as heck you are not at fault for the plane crash. 100% blameless is absolutely sure.

It is...
31st Jul 2008, 20:39
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Views: 335,571
Posted By speedbump59

One idea for a failure mechanism. Lets...

One idea for a failure mechanism.

Lets assume for the moment that the regulator did suddenly fail while the oxygen tank was standing upright. Perhaps due to a one-in-a-million reason (bad...
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