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12th Jul 2013, 18:28
Replies: 1,150
Views: 670,037
Posted By Smoketoomuch

787 SERIES. 787.0.7. AIRPLANE RESCUE AND FIRE...

787 SERIES. 787.0.7. AIRPLANE RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING INFORMATION

Shows no battery in area of damage, and no flammable materials, but it does match 'OVERHEAD FLIGHT ATTENDANT REST AREA' pretty...
5th Jul 2011, 18:57
Replies: 14
Views: 2,553
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Practising again today. Around 40 circuits, about...

Practising again today. Around 40 circuits, about 6 to 7 mins each.

Out of interest, why Doncaster? Presumably availability and price, the airport doesn't seem very busy. Would an airline book the...
22nd Jun 2011, 15:50
Replies: 14
Views: 2,553
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Thanks MC, thought it must be something like...

Thanks MC, thought it must be something like that.

I grabbed a screenshot just as the aircraft was heading south [home presumably] at around 10.30pm.

http://i56.tinypic.com/35i4vvo.png
21st Jun 2011, 22:03
Replies: 14
Views: 2,553
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Sorry HD, I should have been clearer. I only...

Sorry HD, I should have been clearer. I only noticed the aircraft an hour [ish] ago, but it was already showing 40 ish full circuits on PF HD. Dunno how long it had been doing them before I stuck my...
21st Jun 2011, 21:32
Replies: 14
Views: 2,553
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Touch and go. Record number?

Just now watching G-EZBF doing touch and goes [I think] at Doncaster/Finningley/ Robin Hood airport. An Easyjet A319.

I say watching, but actually looking at it on PlanefinderHD on Ipad. Its been...
5th Jan 2011, 15:52
Replies: 51
Views: 13,857
Posted By Smoketoomuch

JF said; "What you can assess from such a...

JF said;
"What you can assess from such a picture tends to depend on your education, training, experience, knowledge of various aircraft design features "

Come on John, don't leave us hanging... ...
18th Dec 2010, 22:07
Replies: 31
Views: 7,557
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Classic internet misunderstanding methinks....

Classic internet misunderstanding methinks. Banter interpreted as insult - with nobody at fault.

HD is never critical - he shares his considerable knowledge genorously, with all, for which we are...
18th Dec 2010, 22:01
Replies: 23
Views: 3,182
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Will it ever be quite the same without Concorde?

Will it ever be quite the same without Concorde?
11th Sep 2010, 15:39
Replies: 53
Views: 7,925
Posted By Smoketoomuch

"how many minutes sunset is delayed for every...

"how many minutes sunset is delayed for every degree west you go "

Err, isn't it simply derived from minutes in a day divided by 360
ie; 11540/360
=4

ie sunset is delayed 4 mins/degree west....
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2010, 22:00
Replies: 56
Views: 11,714
Posted By Smoketoomuch

A 500kg battery? Hmm, that's a lot of weight. ...

A 500kg battery? Hmm, that's a lot of weight.
All from memory so don't bite my head off;

Energy density of petrol/diesel/avgas etc is about 40MJ/Kg [MJ= MegaJoules]
Best current battery is...
19th Jul 2010, 18:44
Replies: 20
Views: 6,414
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Is it right that ailerons were not to be used at...

Is it right that ailerons were not to be used at low speed, and that roll was controlled with the rudder? If so how was yaw controlled?
25th Feb 2010, 21:30
Replies: 261
Views: 64,486
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Back on topic; It looks like all of South...

Back on topic;
It looks like all of South America and the Carribean is siding with Argentina on this. Just what help could we expect from our European chums? Would France send a carrier? German /...
1st Sep 2009, 13:49
Replies: 43
Views: 14,757
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Fascinating stuff sns3 - thanks. Whats a...

Fascinating stuff sns3 - thanks.
Whats a typical turn-round for some of the different types used, ie how many drops/hour?

There's some great footage on the link below, including DC-10s and Martin...
30th Jun 2009, 21:15
Replies: 125
Views: 23,360
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Labour never said ID cards would be compulsory...

Labour never said ID cards would be compulsory except for a few airport workers. The plan was always to make life impossible without one, ie no NHS treatment, no credit card use, no welfare benefits...
5th May 2009, 18:47
Replies: 10
Views: 2,958
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Just a few weeks ago I was chatting to a Dutch...

Just a few weeks ago I was chatting to a Dutch friend now living in England and her father who was visiting from Holland for her birthday.
He remembers the last days of WW2 when he was just 8 and...
15th Jan 2009, 22:04
Replies: 2,015
Views: 985,195
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Praise to the boat crews in the area too. TV...

Praise to the boat crews in the area too. TV pictures don't really show just how fast the river flows in that area.
3rd Oct 2008, 22:33
Replies: 35
Views: 4,782
Posted By Smoketoomuch

And what's the RoC in vertical level flight? ...

And what's the RoC in vertical level flight?

I seem to remember there was a competiton; brakes off to 5000 feet, and the Harrier beat all-comers. Correct?
3rd Oct 2008, 22:23
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Smoketoomuch

True Brit. Bet they can't bury him :)

True Brit.

Bet they can't bury him :)
1st Sep 2008, 21:27
Replies: 27
Views: 2,429
Posted By Smoketoomuch

UUAA; can't help with your Q, soz, but do you...

UUAA; can't help with your Q, soz, but do you [anyone?] know what the traffic is usually like at this show? Is it the usual 2hrs queue to get in, and the same out?
I'll be in the area at the w/end...
16th May 2008, 18:42
Replies: 52
Views: 7,406
Posted By Smoketoomuch

The actor Richard Todd [who played Gibson in the...

The actor Richard Todd [who played Gibson in the film] was interviewed this aft on BBC R5, he sounds barely half his 88 years. He was full of praise and admiration for those that took part in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Nov 2007, 13:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By Smoketoomuch

No wind speed indicator, but at 25 this is good...

No wind speed indicator, but at 25 this is good value from Comet - good xmas prezzy at least. Mine gives remarkably accurate predictions of rain for the next 12 hrs or so.
...
8th Apr 2007, 14:09
Replies: 247
Views: 30,607
Posted By Smoketoomuch

A cynic might suggest that this is a sneaky but...

A cynic might suggest that this is a sneaky but deliberate attempt by the government/MoD to discredit the 'Iran 15' - and in some eyes they are already regarded with some disdain - and by extension...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2007, 16:14
Replies: 810
Views: 76,890
Posted By Smoketoomuch

"We did have a helicopter in the area" And...

"We did have a helicopter in the area"

And with a BBC camera crew on board.
4th Sep 2006, 22:21
Replies: 93
Views: 12,500
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Any info beyond basic casualty figures seems to...

Any info beyond basic casualty figures seems to be suppressed from Afghanistan. According to yesterday's Times however UK troops called artillery onto their own position - the siituation must have...
22nd Aug 2006, 20:40
Replies: 25
Views: 6,407
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Just watched the video clip on the BBC web site,...

Just watched the video clip on the BBC web site, and I have to say that that is the sweetest sounding diesel engine I have ever heard. In fact, it sounded distinctly Merlin like as it drove by.
...
15th Jul 2006, 21:52
Replies: 239
Views: 25,620
Posted By Smoketoomuch

C802 I think he said. Seems a bit more plausible...

C802 I think he said. Seems a bit more plausible than the 'home made UAV' theory.

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/missile/row/c-801.htm
11th Jul 2006, 20:43
Replies: 173
Views: 21,393
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Did I hear right? ITN News reckons we can chalk...

Did I hear right? ITN News reckons we can chalk another one up for the UK Apache;

Errr..... A Chinook:sad:

Edit to add; The report said that a Chinook developed a fault whilst picking up troops...
1st Jul 2006, 21:18
Replies: 173
Views: 21,393
Posted By Smoketoomuch

JtheD, well done for digging out the appropriate...

JtheD, well done for digging out the appropriate quotes from various ministers, "not firing a shot"? Hmmm.

Is there a public statement from any government minister explaining exactly what the UK...
6th Jun 2006, 22:14
Replies: 17
Views: 2,000
Posted By Smoketoomuch

I saw this reported on Channel 4 News tonight,...

I saw this reported on Channel 4 News tonight, the old guy straightened himself as best he could in his wheelchair -- he still had his pride -- and after saying he never thought he would see anything...
2nd May 2006, 22:05
Replies: 1,471
Views: 199,904
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Did I hear him right on BBC 24 this evening? He...

Did I hear him right on BBC 24 this evening? He mentioned the army's original SA-80, the one that didn't go 'bang' as required; "Well there was no shooting going on at the time, so no one really...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2006, 21:06
Replies: 14
Views: 3,490
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Could they be reseeding inaccessible moorland?...

Could they be reseeding inaccessible moorland? Often happens around this time of year.

Any of the pictures at this site look at all familiar?...
15th Apr 2006, 22:18
Replies: 10
Views: 2,839
Posted By Smoketoomuch

No insult taken or given I hope, but having seen...

No insult taken or given I hope, but having seen the full footage of this accident I don't want to be reminded of it. I'm sure lessons have been learned re; flight safety.

Just an opinion, and...
15th Apr 2006, 21:43
Replies: 10
Views: 2,839
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Sadly, it's all too believable of what happens...

Sadly, it's all too believable of what happens when an aircraft crashes into a crowd of people. Many many people died in this accident. Might I respectfully suggest that this is not a suitable topic...
11th Mar 2006, 15:10
Replies: 17
Views: 3,088
Posted By Smoketoomuch

An elderly relative was in the Home Guard in...

An elderly relative was in the Home Guard in Liverpool during the war (just don't mention Dad's Army).
I remember him telling me that aerial mines descended on a parachute and the trigger/detonator...
8th Mar 2006, 18:25
Replies: 28
Views: 9,827
Posted By Smoketoomuch

Looks/sounds a bit similar to the UK HOTOL...

Looks/sounds a bit similar to the UK HOTOL project. The UK government withdrew funding in the 80s and promptly slapped a big Official Secrets Act sticker on its revolutionary engine amidst rumors...
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