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8th Nov 2015, 19:56
Replies: 2,082
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Posted By AstraMike

FDMII An interesting picture of the L/H HS...

FDMII

An interesting picture of the L/H HS from Kulverstukas - it seems it is, as it logically should be, an inverted airfoil - doesn't it?

If so, it looks like the found part would be from the...
12th Jan 2015, 17:54
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,816,579
Posted By AstraMike

Stormscope

Island Airphoto:

Yes, I remember flying around with a Stormscope, they detect static electricity from moving air currents, not necessarily lightning, and so are pretty good at telling you where...
19th Aug 2014, 08:16
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,413,004
Posted By AstraMike

Hmmm... I would have assumed it was a phased...

Hmmm... I would have assumed it was a phased array conformal antenna
5th Jun 2014, 18:44
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,413,004
Posted By AstraMike

The level of presumption here is really quite...

The level of presumption here is really quite surprising. Tim Clark, President of the company that operates the largest B-777 fleet, and might just have access that we don't mentions, in an apparent...
4th Jun 2014, 18:02
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,413,004
Posted By AstraMike

This is getting silly I have to say that...

This is getting silly

I have to say that when I signed up I thought this was a forum for Professional Pilots. I wonder where they have gone?

How come all this talk about someone who may, or...
24th Mar 2014, 13:50
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,413,004
Posted By AstraMike

Tons

Is that Short Tons or Long Tons?

I understand that a 777-200ER has a Max TOW of 656,000 LBS and a Max Landing Weight of 470,000 LBS (I am sorry, but I am old enough to think in pounds). I think I...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2009, 14:59
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

HN39

Yes, but both schemes are subject to icing, particularly a venturi and thus no great improvement.
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2009, 14:52
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

IcePack

I dont suppose they were in the midst of negotiating some very impressive looking weather at the time?
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jul 2009, 18:26
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

Weather and Aerodynamics

Some questions:
1. Would the A330s engines continue to run in the event of a Flat Spin, considering the intake angle to relative wind would be upwards of 60 and as much as 90? Even though...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2009, 15:07
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

I thought it was well established that it took a...

I thought it was well established that it took a while, days in fact, depending on surrounding temperature, before a human body would float. Equally, the conditions below the surface are different...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2009, 14:39
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

Flat Spins

Thank you, Surplus1; for your post # 3061 and post #3144.
And thank you, Woodvale; for your post 3155 too.

It seems to me we are pretty close to saying much the same thing, certainly there are...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jul 2009, 16:55
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

Green Dot

"from instrument indications, due to loads, the crew on the flight deck would have been thrown violently forward and to the left or right, depending on direction of the flat spin. Perhaps unable to...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jul 2009, 14:03
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

BOAC

We do know their track and had they continued on track have a good idea where they would have gone. We would also seem to suppose that the last reported position supports the idea that they did not...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jul 2009, 13:55
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

Airliner cant spin

Person saying it cant be done is liable to be interrupted by persons doing it.
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jul 2009, 13:48
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

GB

at least they saw something they did not like and sought to avoid it?
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jul 2009, 13:43
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

A good question 320 Driver, especially as an...

A good question 320 Driver, especially as an inadvertantly entered flat spin is about the only thing that could bring the aircraft to where it ended up at the minimal rate of descent required to...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jul 2009, 17:16
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

Flat Spin

At first I discounted the possibility, but I now have to admit it is beginning to fit, given what has been explained by the investigation.

I cannot help but wonder how many of the Airline...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2009, 19:47
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

Pitot Heat - Again

From Earlier in this thread, AUTO is "normal" used in flight but only works when the aircraft leaves the ground. ON is used on the ground, if required...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2009, 19:31
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

Flat Spin

You are assuming that the "flat" in "flat spin" means that the fuselage is horizontal. That is certainly not the case in a Pitts S2, at least not always, and when my then boss used to demonstrate...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2009, 19:10
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,843,221
Posted By AstraMike

Is this the ISIS unit involved?

Yes, quite likely. You will see that the French typically also have their own form of address for it - IESI rather than ISIS
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2004, 21:52
Replies: 108
Views: 34,710
Posted By AstraMike

There is a BIG difference between a Robbo and a...

There is a BIG difference between a Robbo and a 109E: there is much more to go wrong in the latter, requiring serious helpings of experience. Apparently, the gear was down but impact was at high...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2004, 21:07
Replies: 700
Views: 228,127
Posted By AstraMike

Yes, I guess that's about right. The Prat engine...

Yes, I guess that's about right. The Prat engine dose not offer quite as much power in hot & high...on paper, but it is reliable power! Also do your sums re payload/range: how many pax - how far. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2004, 20:52
Replies: 6
Views: 1,818
Posted By AstraMike

It is/was an A109E Elite and is likely a write...

It is/was an A109E Elite and is likely a write off, undercarrige damage being a nice way of putting it
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2003, 20:40
Replies: 700
Views: 228,127
Posted By AstraMike

Actually, there is an FAA STC for 3,000 kgs MTOW...

Actually, there is an FAA STC for 3,000 kgs MTOW in the works, it may, or may not be applicable to the A109E that is in the hands of the Italian gods, the issue being that Agusta will want the...
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