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Forum: Tech Log
5th Aug 2011, 21:30
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,338,819
Posted By ankh

> would it not be obvious that they were stalled...

> would it not be obvious that they were stalled and falling out of the sky? Good question; that's why I asked above if the pilots could distinguish a stall from a "high speed stall" because I was...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Aug 2011, 06:28
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,338,819
Posted By ankh

stall, or high speed stall?

This aircraft was in a 'normal' not a high speed stall condition? (I'm wondering if the pilots could tell the difference, in the situation as they were experiencing it)....
Forum: Freight Dogs
1st Aug 2011, 21:15
Replies: 152
Views: 92,960
Posted By ankh

http://www.fire.tc.faa.gov/pdf/04-26.pdf...

http://www.fire.tc.faa.gov/pdf/04-26.pdf DOT/FAA/AR-03/44 and www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/1193.pdf "Halon 1301 is ineffective in suppressing or extinguishing a primary lithium battery fire...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jun 2011, 14:32
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,338,819
Posted By ankh

"a precise speed is critical. Just 15...

"a precise speed is critical. Just 15 kilometers per hour (9.3 mph) faster or slower and the plane can stall...." Doomed Flight AF 447: Questions Raised about Airbus Automated Control System -...
2nd Apr 2011, 22:42
Replies: 196
Views: 69,108
Posted By ankh

> Ducommun Good pointer, thank you. Among the...

> Ducommun
Good pointer, thank you. Among the first page of results:
Washington Post Article | Political & Social Justice Project | Schuster Institute | Brandeis University...
12th Nov 2010, 14:47
Replies: 13
Views: 9,549
Posted By ankh

Google has that page cached at least for now

WWW.CRASH-AERIEN.AERO • Afficher le sujet - Retour à CDG d?un A343 Air France (vol AF-422)...
16th Sep 2009, 01:28
Replies: 49
Views: 27,364
Posted By ankh

sparking?

Dunno; I've seen that kind of nearly spherical effect in videos of engines stuttering as well; puffs of vapor of some kind igniting? They're intermittent in the video, the last bright stuff, toward...
14th Sep 2009, 23:19
Replies: 49
Views: 27,364
Posted By ankh

fireballs behind -- fuel? fire trucks spraying ...

Are the fireballs visible behind the aircraft while it's in the last moments of motion places where fuel is burning above the foamed runway? I see the fire trucks coming immediately after the...
24th Jul 2009, 19:43
Replies: 42
Views: 15,058
Posted By ankh

Is that an odd fire pattern? Cockpit fire?

How much of the aircraft is missing? Is this an odd location for a fire?
21st Jul 2009, 15:39
Replies: 37
Views: 14,195
Posted By ankh

adequate rest between flights

And those still working are .... economising .... LAX parking lot is home away from home for airline workers - Los Angeles Times...
17th Jul 2009, 18:22
Replies: 112
Views: 51,557
Posted By ankh

Quote: The skin in this area of the fuselage is...

Quote: The skin in this area of the fuselage is 0.032 inches thick with an additional 0.032 inch thick layer bonded to the interior surface in selected areas. ---- Is that the 2 layers we see in the...
15th Jul 2009, 03:07
Replies: 112
Views: 51,557
Posted By ankh

> Now what would have happened if a pax/hostie...

> Now what would have happened if a pax/hostie had been stood > under the hole a la the Aloha incident.... Well, fair question; would that have plugged this hole, or caused it to get bigger? (I...
14th Jul 2009, 13:56
Replies: 145
Views: 58,471
Posted By ankh

You probably want to change the above to refer to...

You probably want to change the above to refer to only one SSSSSSSS person and only one whose name starts with ZZZZZZZ in your class. Sheesh. What is the device that wasn't working, emitted blue...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jun 2009, 22:28
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,796,671
Posted By ankh

moderators, your call, don't know if this is acceptable info

The crewed submersible that will be used:
Nautile (http://www.ifremer.fr/fleet/systemes_sm/engins/nautile.htm)

The remotely operated vehicle that will be used:
Victor 6000...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2009, 18:29
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,796,671
Posted By ankh

> Tim Vasquez knows enough to state with...

> Tim Vasquez knows enough to state with confidence that thermal
> bubbles with 20-30 K higher temp

"Bubble" refers to a thermal rising. That's not the concern around a cumulus that penetrates...
26th Mar 2009, 23:40
Replies: 61
Views: 19,996
Posted By ankh

there's one more picture

G1 - O Portal de Notícias da Globo - GALERIA DE FOTOS - Veja fotos de parte da turbina que caiu em Manaus (http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/0,,GF69402-5598,00.html)

#4 in the set of 6 pictures isn't...
25th Mar 2009, 03:44
Replies: 24
Views: 7,408
Posted By ankh

there's some research on this -- organizational culture

Gladwell being interviewed on the radio right now about his book "Outliers" says -- and Google Scholar seems to support this -- that there's a lot of research correlating aircraft crashes with...
22nd Mar 2009, 23:35
Replies: 952
Views: 470,657
Posted By ankh

That was a huge contact area along the bottom...

That was a huge contact area along the bottom rear of the aircraft.
Does anyone model the braking effect of that sort of drag, if the aircraft is
trying to nose up so actually pressing down on the...
17th Mar 2009, 00:53
Replies: 2,018
Views: 917,849
Posted By ankh

Amazing 10 min. movie there

at the Mercury News site. Thanks for the link
12th Mar 2009, 01:42
Replies: 19
Views: 6,480
Posted By ankh

Hm, I'm pretty sure the first version of that...

Hm, I'm pretty sure the first version of that story mentioned bits of the engine also had hit or been found in the fuselage of the aircraft - I recall wondering what the guy sitting in the seat...
3rd Mar 2009, 22:53
Replies: 2,018
Views: 917,849
Posted By ankh

Edward Tufte: Geese taking flight (at 300 frames per second)

Ask E.T.: Geese taking flight (at 300 frames per second) (http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0003ES&topic_id=1)
26th Feb 2009, 17:28
Replies: 2,906
Views: 1,262,965
Posted By ankh

engine stop after tailstrike?

Re comparing engines -- would the tail breaking off cause the engines to shut down such that the blades would have stopped moving before the engines hit the ground)?

That's assuming the engines ...
25th Feb 2009, 05:57
Replies: 34
Views: 5,115
Posted By ankh

Eliciting the "sprite" report is news, good pointer

Perhaps restarting a thread with the "lightning bolt going straight up" report and the link to the site collecting those rare observations would be worthwhile.
That _is_ news, and I bet a lot of...
15th Feb 2009, 05:08
Replies: 2,015
Views: 595,756
Posted By ankh

thank you to Mansfield for first hand knowledge re NASA

Much appreciated. Don't miss that post, folks
Timestamp above is 20:00

"... I had the opportunity to fly the Twin Otter with ice shapes on the tail, and I flew a demostration series of tailplane...
14th Feb 2009, 16:39
Replies: 2,015
Views: 595,756
Posted By ankh

> NASA Video

E.Z Flyer, possibly you did not watch the right video or did not watch it all the way through. It starts off using a controlled environment and explanations, shows the profiles of observed ice...
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