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28th Jul 2021, 08:47
Replies: 40
Views: 4,902
Posted By washoutt

In post #24 I noticed, that the Argosy has a...

In post #24 I noticed, that the Argosy has a lengthwise kink in the fuselage, probably at the level of the floor. The Fokker F-27 has the same kink. For the F27 it was meant to provide some...
17th Jul 2021, 09:53
Replies: 32
Views: 3,821
Posted By washoutt

Napoleon put the meter as the ten millionth part...

Napoleon put the meter as the ten millionth part of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator, and hence the 1000th part of the cubic meter as the liter, which is 1 kg. Such a boring system,...
16th Jul 2021, 09:52
Replies: 32
Views: 3,821
Posted By washoutt

so 19 stone equals 120 kg. 6.3 kg for a stone....

so 19 stone equals 120 kg. 6.3 kg for a stone. What is the historical explanation for this weight? Anybody an idea? Is it the weight of a sack of flour from the miller or some such connection?
15th Jul 2021, 08:50
Replies: 32
Views: 3,821
Posted By washoutt

How many kilo's would 19/10 stone be?

How many kilo's would 19/10 stone be?
25th Jun 2021, 09:14
Replies: 2,436
Views: 291,410
Posted By washoutt

The tail of the JJ-1 seems to be inspired by the...

The tail of the JJ-1 seems to be inspired by the Fokker S-14, looking at the way the horizontal stabilizer is mounted. Did they just copy the size as well?
17th Jun 2021, 09:09
Replies: 26
Views: 2,433
Posted By washoutt

In the nineties, there was a brief interest in...

In the nineties, there was a brief interest in resurrecting transport operation of modern airships, and in the vast new polders in The Netherlands, a factory and landing or mooring field (600 m in...
10th Jun 2021, 09:33
Replies: 106
Views: 10,358
Posted By washoutt

Wasn't the rule that sectors longer tha 60...

Wasn't the rule that sectors longer tha 60 minutes from an alternative airport require more than 2 engines? Hence 4 engined transports. AFAIK the rule still exists, but an exception is accepted for...
7th Jun 2021, 09:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By washoutt

Thanks for the tip, just ordered my copy.

Thanks for the tip, just ordered my copy.
1st Jun 2021, 09:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By washoutt

Hilarious. For the discerning Nicholas addicts,...

Hilarious. For the discerning Nicholas addicts, there must be somewhere a similar Pilots Notes for the White Horse of St. Nicholas, whichn is restricted to operation in the Low Lands and some areas...
31st May 2021, 07:52
Replies: 48
Views: 12,606
Posted By washoutt

Black Sword, with 3/4 main spar, do you mean...

Black Sword, with 3/4 main spar, do you mean spanwise? Did the spar not run from tip to tip? Seems strange to me for an aircraft with such large an engine. The countertorque you need at lower speeds...
31st May 2021, 07:37
Replies: 86
Views: 3,043
Posted By washoutt

Yes, exactly my question in post #9. Was it cost...

Yes, exactly my question in post #9. Was it cost and high maintenance?
26th May 2021, 11:50
Replies: 17
Views: 2,327
Posted By washoutt

Orac, interesting photo. I noticed the drooping...

Orac, interesting photo. I noticed the drooping ailerons, never knew the Buccaneer had them. Was it similar in use as the Lockheed L-1011?
26th May 2021, 11:47
Replies: 86
Views: 3,043
Posted By washoutt

Asturias, what made the 727 less fitting for...

Asturias, what made the 727 less fitting for European routes?
Forum: Tech Log
25th May 2021, 09:59
Replies: 37
Views: 6,384
Posted By washoutt

Thanks for all your interesting observations. If...

Thanks for all your interesting observations. If a non-normal flight condition arises, then good airmanship dictates that all necessary actions be taken to ensure a safe flight and landing. If a 10...
Forum: Tech Log
24th May 2021, 08:16
Replies: 37
Views: 6,384
Posted By washoutt

If the approved flight manual has no procedure...

If the approved flight manual has no procedure for this manoeuvre, and if you perform it anyway, I believe you then act illegally and may be susceptible to judicial action. Better wait for an eclipse...
14th Apr 2021, 07:46
Replies: 18
Views: 2,492
Posted By washoutt

At 10.25 the Fokker F-XXXVI and 10.32 its smaller...

At 10.25 the Fokker F-XXXVI and 10.32 its smaller brother the Fokker F-XXII. 36 and 22 pax resp.
11th Apr 2021, 09:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,609
Posted By washoutt

Mariana, beautiful model. Especially the curved...

Mariana, beautiful model. Especially the curved leading edge halfway the wing is superbe!
20th Mar 2021, 09:15
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By washoutt

Douglas started that stretching plan in the...

Douglas started that stretching plan in the 1940's with the DC-4. Did the trick 3 times. The Constellation only once...
18th Mar 2021, 11:07
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By washoutt

The F-27 had a pneumatic system ilo a hydraulic...

The F-27 had a pneumatic system ilo a hydraulic one. The compressors for the pneumatics was on top of the engine, in front of the wing LE. The under gear should be retracted below the wing,to avoid...
6th Mar 2021, 09:34
Replies: 13
Views: 2,139
Posted By washoutt

Treadigraph said: [QUOTE][There was a plan to...

Treadigraph said:
[QUOTE][There was a plan to machine new blocks in Eastern Europe/QUOTE]
That reminded me of my restauration of a Citroen Traction Avant 1934 vintage car (the French "gangster...
15th Feb 2021, 08:47
Replies: 36
Views: 6,271
Posted By washoutt

WHBM's point of debris flying in ones face is...

WHBM's point of debris flying in ones face is valid in the case of rareward facing seats. If I rember correctly, the passengers in forward facing seats need to be protected against facial injury by...
13th Feb 2021, 10:12
Replies: 289
Views: 72,213
Posted By washoutt

I believe the odd number KLM uses is because the...

I believe the odd number KLM uses is because the first flight in 1919 did not depart from Amsterdam, but from London to Amsterdam, it was therefore flight 101. I think this service still has this...
26th Jan 2021, 12:29
Replies: 15
Views: 2,084
Posted By washoutt

You're right of course, Planemike, the C-4 was a...

You're right of course, Planemike, the C-4 was a mix of DC-6, DC-4 and various Canadair systems. With square windows.Not a DC-4. not a DC-6, but almost a design on its own.
25th Jan 2021, 08:28
Replies: 15
Views: 2,084
Posted By washoutt

The C-54/DC-4 was not pressurized, but prepared...

The C-54/DC-4 was not pressurized, but prepared for it by design. The version that did get pressirized was called the DC 6. It had square windows, which differed from the DC 4.
12th Jan 2021, 09:33
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,560,415
Posted By washoutt

If the NZ would win, being close to the...

If the NZ would win, being close to the Australian, then the time zone is not relevant, so what is the purpose of the 24 hour rule?
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