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24th Feb 2020, 22:19
Replies: 72
Views: 44,546
Posted By tonytales

There can be no question that FODc in a fuel tank...

There can be no question that FODc in a fuel tank is an undesired condition. As seen in most accidents, it is not a single failure or condition that causes an aircraft to go down. It is the...
20th Feb 2020, 20:14
Replies: 72
Views: 44,546
Posted By tonytales

tank contamination, whether from swarf from...

tank contamination, whether from swarf from structural repairs, tools or equipment is an old, old story. Back in the fifties they were retrofitting L-1049 Connies with tip tanks. This required...
8th Dec 2019, 21:38
Replies: 13
Views: 4,071
Posted By tonytales

United Airlines passenger stung by scorpion during flight

Something more to think about when flying. Scorpions? Must have been on-board for a couple of legs since the flight came out of SFO. One doesn't usually associate SFO and scorpions.
Not unheard of...
6th Mar 2019, 00:47
Replies: 7
Views: 5,788
Posted By tonytales

I've seen this phenom before. An Eastern...

I've seen this phenom before. An Eastern DC8-51into KJFK right MLG wouldn't lock down. On a low flypast I saw the gear sway inboard as the plane banked. Crash and rescue including NYC Fire marshaled...
16th Feb 2019, 00:30
Replies: 78
Views: 34,757
Posted By tonytales

First, I have enormous respect for the B747 - a...

First, I have enormous respect for the B747 - a great aircraft to fly on.
It must be admitted however that the early days were quite tough for maintenance. The three leased Pan American -100 we...
11th Feb 2019, 04:50
Replies: 3
Views: 4,039
Posted By tonytales

Took a trip on Pan American B.747 from JFK to...

Took a trip on Pan American B.747 from JFK to Paris. The scheduled aircraft had gone U/S so they quick turned an arrival. About an hour out we and they discovered the potable water had not been...
5th Feb 2019, 22:09
Replies: 12
Views: 1,995
Posted By tonytales

Of course the A-26 Invader originally had round...

Of course the A-26 Invader originally had round tipped Ham Standards for it's B-Series R-2800's. Then for counter-insurgency work in places like Viet Nam they were upgraded with C-Series R-2800 and...
4th Feb 2019, 20:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,995
Posted By tonytales

dixi188 I was filling in for the manager in...

dixi188
I was filling in for the manager in KDCA and was asked to take a US Navy Squadron Commander out to look at some of our Air Shuttle L-188 Electras. He was flying P-3A Orion, a direct...
3rd Feb 2019, 23:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,995
Posted By tonytales

On the Lockheed Electra, there was a choice of...

On the Lockheed Electra, there was a choice of two prop manufacturers - Aeroproducts (part of GM) or Hamilton Standard (part of United Technology). The Aeroproducts props were square tipped, the...
7th Jan 2019, 02:33
Replies: 12
Views: 6,447
Posted By tonytales

The book is available on LULU who I have found...

The book is available on LULU who I have found very reliable. Can't beat the price. I read the book some years ago as an E-Book and it was a very good read and super informative. 1954 is when I...
29th Oct 2018, 19:22
Replies: 26
Views: 7,208
Posted By tonytales

I would also think with the coaxial setup having...

I would also think with the coaxial setup having two sets of blades, you could reduce the diameter thereby reducing the blade tip speed.
Forum: Tech Log
20th Oct 2018, 04:42
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By tonytales

And then of course the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar...

And then of course the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar deployed partial spoiler-speed brakes on both sides on approach in the Direct Lift Control (DLC) mode. They were then raised or lowered to control rate...
12th Oct 2018, 20:44
Replies: 61
Views: 24,507
Posted By tonytales

Definition of an airport - A clear space...

Definition of an airport - A clear space surrounded by obstacles
How could it pressurize with those gashes?
Forum: Tech Log
4th Oct 2018, 01:12
Replies: 0
Views: 901
Posted By tonytales

RADS ON A PLANE--NEW RESULTS:

RADS ON A PLANE--NEW RESULTS:
NASA has released o new report on radiation absorbed by crew and pax in various areas and altitudes. They have a weekly newsletter Spaceweather.com that covers these...
30th Sep 2018, 18:33
Replies: 3,847
Views: 1,185,833
Posted By tonytales

Noisiest? Tupolev TU-114 followed closely by...

Noisiest?
Tupolev TU-114 followed closely by Concorde. Must admit I always found the Viscount annoying although admittedly not nearly so loud.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Sep 2018, 23:31
Replies: 34
Views: 5,049
Posted By tonytales

Way back when, before introduction of anti-skid...

Way back when, before introduction of anti-skid protection, aquaplaning (I seem to remember it was more commonly called hydroplaning at least here in US) was not uncommon. In severe cases the tire...
11th Sep 2018, 23:37
Replies: 12
Views: 2,337
Posted By tonytales

By the way, that RAF VC-10 in the previous post...

By the way, that RAF VC-10 in the previous post really looks spectacular. How did that happen?
11th Sep 2018, 23:34
Replies: 12
Views: 2,337
Posted By tonytales

I have seen and been involved with some...

I have seen and been involved with some tail-sitter incidents. First was a most unlikely one, a USAF RC-121 (L-1049 radar Connie). It had come into LANY at then KIDL for the ALRI modification. This...
4th Sep 2018, 21:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By tonytales

Began working at KIDL (KJFK) back in 1954. Prior...

Began working at KIDL (KJFK) back in 1954. Prior to the hijackings, airports were loosely secured. At KLGA, only a low hedge separated you from the end of a runway and you could walk down and around...
Forum: Freight Dogs
30th Aug 2018, 02:05
Replies: 546
Views: 188,929
Posted By tonytales

I believe the only operational L-1011 is...

I believe the only operational L-1011 is Stargazer, N140SC operated by Orbital ATK, now owned by Northrop-Grumman. Its an ex-Air Canada L-1011-385-1, MSN 1067.
She originally had Rolls Royce...
21st Aug 2018, 01:36
Replies: 31
Views: 6,272
Posted By tonytales

It seems Douglas was using titanium very early...

It seems Douglas was using titanium very early on. Interesting paper dated September 1957 on its use on the X-3 Stilletto but more importantly on the DC-7. The DC-7C nacelle and firewalls was skinned...
17th Aug 2018, 20:19
Replies: 31
Views: 6,272
Posted By tonytales

Even after all these years the TU-114 (an...

Even after all these years the TU-114 (an obviously the TU-95 Bear) were unique - In later years my office was in an Eastern Air hangar near the end of a runway. I could barely hear most aircraft...
17th Aug 2018, 04:25
Replies: 31
Views: 6,272
Posted By tonytales

I was working at Lockheed Air Service at KIDL in...

I was working at Lockheed Air Service at KIDL in 1959 when the TU-114 arrived bearing Frol Kozlov who was, I think, the president of the Soviet Union under Stalin. Kozlov was to meet President...
12th Aug 2018, 19:28
Replies: 34
Views: 6,295
Posted By tonytales

It was easy to be fooled in in thinking some DC-4...

It was easy to be fooled in in thinking some DC-4 had square windows. Quite a few small (and shadier) operators painted squares around the round windows of their DC-4 in an effort to deceive people...
4th Aug 2018, 20:09
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By tonytales

CV880 has it correct. No fire suppression in the...

CV880 has it correct. No fire suppression in the lower holds except the smothering effect oof a sealed compartment. By the time the B707/Comet/DC-8 came out Halon or its equivalent were the fire...
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