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Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 05:31
Replies: 57
Views: 1,423
Posted By tdracer

I think you'll find that the original version of...

I think you'll find that the original version of the Italian Job doesn't work well outside of the UK. Quite frankly, a lot of the humor simply doesn't work on this side of the pond.
And while the...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 05:22
Replies: 68
Views: 4,205
Posted By tdracer

My wife's sister (family originally from...

My wife's sister (family originally from Indonesia) pretty much nailed it:
This is what happens when people have too much - once the basics of food and shelter are handled, people need to invent new...
28th Feb 2021, 05:12
Replies: 703
Views: 273,754
Posted By tdracer

Not much... I know that Boeing developed...

Not much...
I know that Boeing developed Nitrogen Gen Systems (NGS) to inert the center wing tanks (and, IIRC, the wing tanks for the 787 since the carbon composite construction tends to insulate...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 04:34
Replies: 88
Views: 5,091
Posted By tdracer

My BMW 328 had exactly one failure during the 11+...

My BMW 328 had exactly one failure during the 11+ years I had it - a turn signal bulb burned out. Compare that with the Mitsubishi Eclipse it replaced - two major engine rebuilds in 13 years, plus...
27th Feb 2021, 00:08
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By tdracer

I doubt you'd find many if any "injection molded"...

I doubt you'd find many if any "injection molded" parts in a modern turbofan engine. The technologies used to make the parts are pretty universally high-tech and often state of the art. In the hot...
26th Feb 2021, 17:46
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By tdracer

It depends. The engines are the responsibility...

It depends. The engines are the responsibility of the engine manufacturer, but the actual cowling (nacelle) can either be done by the airframer, outsourced, or sourced from the engine manufacturer. ...
25th Feb 2021, 02:37
Replies: 7
Views: 4,146
Posted By tdracer

I wonder where they think they are going to get...

I wonder where they think they are going to get new 747s? The 747 is officially out of production - with the remaining few aircraft to be assembled already spoken for.
And the factory that made the...
25th Feb 2021, 02:10
Replies: 64
Views: 19,617
Posted By tdracer

You do know that the cabin configuration is...

You do know that the cabin configuration is selected by the operator, not the manufacturer.
The 787 was designed for 8 across seating coach seating - and the 777 for 9 across coach seating. It was...
25th Feb 2021, 01:47
Replies: 675
Views: 660,380
Posted By tdracer

They found AF 447 after 2 years - in orders of...

They found AF 447 after 2 years - in orders of magnitude deeper water.

It rather depends on how badly they want to find it (and how much money they're willing to spend).
25th Feb 2021, 00:31
Replies: 64
Views: 19,617
Posted By tdracer

osborne Boeing started working on a clean...

osborne

Boeing started working on a clean sheet single aisle in the early 2000's (I had friends working on it) - but when Airbus launched the A320 NEO it caught Boeing far from ready to proceed....
24th Feb 2021, 19:04
Replies: 64
Views: 19,617
Posted By tdracer

Dave Therhino Going strictly from memory...

Dave Therhino

Going strictly from memory here, but yes I think they intimated a failure of the type that had occurred previously - i.e. a complete meltdown, not a single cell.

Ben S -...
24th Feb 2021, 19:02
Replies: 32
Views: 23,250
Posted By tdracer

The PW4000/94" engine has been in service for...

The PW4000/94" engine has been in service for over 30 years with over 150 million flight hours - it's a big, heavily used fleet. The odd turbine failure that spits blades out the back when you have...
23rd Feb 2021, 23:37
Replies: 1,097
Views: 449,717
Posted By tdracer

As esscee notes, you're talking apples and...

As esscee notes, you're talking apples and cumquats. The PW4000/94" engine as installed on the 767 and 747-400 has well over 150 million flight hours and has been in-service for over 3 decades....
23rd Feb 2021, 22:09
Replies: 64
Views: 19,617
Posted By tdracer

First off, they didn't simply put the battery in...

First off, they didn't simply put the battery in a steel box - the entire system was redesigned. The battery was redesigned with increased isolation between the cells to prevent a cell failure from...
23rd Feb 2021, 21:58
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By tdracer

WHBM The fan blades on the GE90 series are...

WHBM

The fan blades on the GE90 series are carbon composite construction, with a TI leading edge (GEnx uses the same basic fan blade design). The GE90 blades have proved to be amazingly durable -...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 17:36
Replies: 88
Views: 5,091
Posted By tdracer

Not on this side of the pond - there was a time...

Not on this side of the pond - there was a time when I saw other S2000s all over (less so now that it's been OOP for a decade). Interestingly, convertibles are very popular in the Seattle area -...
23rd Feb 2021, 17:21
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By tdracer

What I'm hearing is that they found evidence of...

What I'm hearing is that they found evidence of metal fatigue at the fracture surface of the failed blade - just like on the previous two PW4000/112" FBO events (presumably the trailing blade that...
23rd Feb 2021, 06:02
Replies: 64
Views: 19,617
Posted By tdracer

You do know that the hull loss and fatal accident...

You do know that the hull loss and fatal accident rates of the 707 are even worse the 737 MAX, right?
Meanwhile, for the 787 after nearly 10 years in service, the rates are 0.000000000
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 03:34
Replies: 88
Views: 5,091
Posted By tdracer

I think you'll find - as a general rule - "Sports...

I think you'll find - as a general rule - "Sports Cars" depreciate at a significantly slower rate than most sedans or 'sporty' cars. My S2000 was still worth 80% of MSRP at five years - it slowly...
23rd Feb 2021, 00:18
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By tdracer

No, the impact damage is to the wing root fairing...

No, the impact damage is to the wing root fairing - that is for aero purposes and is not structural (and is technically not part of the fuselage).
Now that being said, it doesn't mean the next time...
23rd Feb 2021, 00:16
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By tdracer

A few comments - I won't bother quoting the exact...

A few comments - I won't bother quoting the exact posts since the mods have been removing much of the quoted posts.

ETOPS - part of the ETOPS equation is that most engine failures occur during...
22nd Feb 2021, 18:55
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By tdracer

The engine nacelle for the 777 - all engine types...

The engine nacelle for the 777 - all engine types - was designed and (initially) built by Boeing (although it was nearly all outsourced for the 787). Most of this work was at Boeing Wichita - which...
21st Feb 2021, 06:01
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By tdracer

lomapaseo For the PW4000 installation,...

lomapaseo

For the PW4000 installation, reasonably sure there isn't any fire detection in the fan cowl - and I'm certain there is no fire extinguishing ability (not that it would help with the cowl...
21st Feb 2021, 04:37
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By tdracer

That's pretty rich, given this was certified over...

That's pretty rich, given this was certified over 25 years ago - when he was the chair of the NTSB...
21st Feb 2021, 03:29
Replies: 46
Views: 8,631
Posted By tdracer

The chance that the USAF could source a new...

The chance that the USAF could source a new designed F-16 replacement that costs less than an F35A is precisely zero. By the time the USAF got through with everyone's wish list, the resultant...
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