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18th Oct 2019, 17:47
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Posted By steamchicken

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/18/boeing-shares-slid...

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/18/boeing-shares-slide-on-report-faa-is-concerned-it-was-misled-about-737-max.html
3rd Sep 2019, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 5,382
Posted By steamchicken

three possibilities: Someone is that...

three possibilities:

Someone is that furious at China (and the ousting of CX management) that they're willing to sabotage a plane
China is spreading fake news (actually, belay that - the...
16th Jul 2019, 15:46
Replies: 118
Views: 27,379
Posted By steamchicken

My, my, aren't some people being pleased with...

My, my, aren't some people being pleased with themselves.

https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-620419.html

also here's a list of historical GPS outages:

GPS Historical Outages...
16th Apr 2019, 16:54
Replies: 146
Views: 76,889
Posted By steamchicken

CurtainTwitcher There is a battery...

CurtainTwitcher

There is a battery technology that might let you do this. The flow battery: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_battery They are normally used for things like balancing wind power...
15th Apr 2019, 16:13
Replies: 1
Views: 1,641
Posted By steamchicken

Weird UK high altitude drone incident, Wyndham, 15th March

Surprised there's not a thread on this. Solar-powered, ultra high altitude "pseudo-satellite" drone from British MOD wrecked somewhere in the Kimberley operating from Wyndham on 15th March. Flight...
7th Apr 2019, 20:53
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,297,813
Posted By steamchicken

This is such a good point.

This is such a good point.
7th Apr 2019, 20:49
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,297,813
Posted By steamchicken

The key problem here is that the runaway...

The key problem here is that the runaway procedure asks you to identify that you can't trust the trim system and cut it off.

In the MCAS context, you're now asked to decide that you can't trust...
28th Nov 2018, 12:18
Replies: 12,032
Views: 2,802,574
Posted By steamchicken

There's something weirdly low-drama about the FOC...

There's something weirdly low-drama about the FOC video despite the music. The F-35s just purr up the ski jump remarkably slowly and fly away. They hovertaxi or SRVL in and shut down. It's all very...
28th Sep 2018, 01:43
Replies: 12,725
Views: 3,599,115
Posted By steamchicken

The field headings are: Purpose of flight -...

The field headings are:

Purpose of flight - either Feindflug/operational or Überführung/positioning
Take-off

Place - places are in ex-East Prussia with the exception of Posen/Poznan
Date...
27th Sep 2018, 13:50
Replies: 12,725
Views: 3,599,115
Posted By steamchicken

The fields across the top of the "Leistungsbuch"...

The fields across the top of the "Leistungsbuch" (Book of Achievements or Performance Record Book would be a good translation) are from left to right:

Operational day serial number (you can see...
13th Sep 2018, 16:34
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Views: 3,599,115
Posted By steamchicken

To put it another way, Bertrand was among those...

To put it another way, Bertrand was among those who were planning on the French government moving to Algeria and fighting on from there, like the people aboard the ship Massilia...
15th Aug 2018, 12:32
Replies: 503
Views: 276,590
Posted By steamchicken

And to think there are people on here who talk...

And to think there are people on here who talk about the simple aircraft of the 1950s!
4th Jul 2018, 14:31
Replies: 60
Views: 11,595
Posted By steamchicken

*Sigh*. People do insist on saying this don't...

*Sigh*. People do insist on saying this don't they? Schiphol is NOT closer to Scotland, the North, or Northern Ireland than LHR. Distance counts the same whether it's North-South or East-West: Great...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Nov 2017, 15:58
Replies: 34
Views: 4,485
Posted By steamchicken

That makes a lot of sense.

That makes a lot of sense.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Nov 2017, 13:39
Replies: 34
Views: 4,485
Posted By steamchicken

A bit more detail:...

A bit more detail: https://www.siemens.com/innovation/en/home/pictures-of-the-future/mobility-and-motors/the-future-of-mobility-e-fan-x.html
Forum: Tech Log
28th Nov 2017, 13:33
Replies: 34
Views: 4,485
Posted By steamchicken

E-Fan X: R-R/Airbus electric drive demonstrator

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens team up for electric future ? Rolls-Royce (http://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press-releases/yr-2017/28-11-2017-airbus-rr-and-siemens-team-up-for-electric-future.aspx)...
30th Jun 2017, 15:47
Replies: 5,707
Views: 1,448,053
Posted By steamchicken

I'm sure talking made the Russians feel better...

I'm sure talking made the Russians feel better about it.
6th Apr 2017, 16:58
Replies: 43
Views: 10,956
Posted By steamchicken

What's the reason for the "small variation in the...

What's the reason for the "small variation in the far North"?
9th Jan 2017, 20:36
Replies: 49
Views: 9,972
Posted By steamchicken

At least in the 1990s, the Immigration Service...

At least in the 1990s, the Immigration Service (as was, now UKBA) did have a policy of visiting farm strips and the like, maintaining a database of locations, tapping up locals, and asking them to...
9th Jan 2017, 10:16
Replies: 28
Views: 8,628
Posted By steamchicken

About 1.8x the apparent (foreshortened) wingspan,...

About 1.8x the apparent (foreshortened) wingspan, counting the pixels. Wingspan is given as 139ft 1in in open sources. 1.8*139 = 250.2ft.

Analyst comment: note that the a/c might be further away...
5th Jan 2017, 23:41
Replies: 52
Views: 12,876
Posted By steamchicken

Thanks, this makes more sense than the Monty...

Thanks, this makes more sense than the Monty Python-ish idea of a manned unmanned aerial vehicle:-)
5th Jan 2017, 17:35
Replies: 52
Views: 12,876
Posted By steamchicken

So what was with the manned drone thing, then?...

So what was with the manned drone thing, then? Were they using the aircraft as a testbed for the drone electronics?
5th Jan 2017, 17:08
Replies: 98
Views: 20,699
Posted By steamchicken

The Airport, Mate!

The Airport, Mate!
25th Sep 2016, 22:16
Replies: 98
Views: 33,996
Posted By steamchicken

While she is in Canada, she is Queen of Canada,...

While she is in Canada, she is Queen of Canada, taking over from the Governor-General.
14th Sep 2016, 21:48
Replies: 56
Views: 16,524
Posted By steamchicken

So many people in this thread don't seem to have...

So many people in this thread don't seem to have had the idea you can correct for more flights by *dividing CAT encounters by number of flights, or mileage, or pax-miles, or ton-miles*. It is to...
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