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2nd Oct 2019, 19:10
Replies: 21
Views: 6,877
Posted By msbbarratt

Some time ago, according to an email news service...

Some time ago, according to an email news service run by the British Embassy in Tokyo, Britain and Japan signed a treaty to explore options for a joint programme for a new jet. I wonder if that might...
15th Sep 2019, 17:27
Replies: 979
Views: 370,299
Posted By msbbarratt

If things keep going badly for Boeing, defending...

If things keep going badly for Boeing, defending American jobs might become very expensive. I don't know how much thought Uncle Sam is giving to whether it might have to intervene in Boeing's future,...
13th Sep 2019, 21:10
Replies: 979
Views: 370,299
Posted By msbbarratt

L-M and Airbus teaming to promote MRTT in USA as...

L-M and Airbus teaming to promote MRTT in USA as a sort of Omega alternative a year back and it was reaffirmed at Le Bourget back in June.
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13th Sep 2019, 17:33
Replies: 979
Views: 370,299
Posted By msbbarratt

Given the numerous problems besetting Boeing and...

Given the numerous problems besetting Boeing and its programmes at the moment and how much money they've burned through since the MAX crashes, I wonder if the USAF is beginning to quietly make...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2019, 21:40
Replies: 25
Views: 4,908
Posted By msbbarratt

Most satellites are not hardened against high...

Most satellites are not hardened against high altitude nuclear events. They’d be destroyed by such a thing.
Forum: Tech Log
13th Aug 2019, 21:39
Replies: 20
Views: 6,357
Posted By msbbarratt

May I ask whether Fedex has a reputation for this...

May I ask whether Fedex has a reputation for this kind of endeavour? Have they done other aircraft mods in the pursuit of worthwhile business improvements? It reminds me of the efforts Easyjet were...
7th Aug 2019, 21:15
Replies: 54
Views: 18,096
Posted By msbbarratt

To the best of my knowledge (gleaned first hand...

To the best of my knowledge (gleaned first hand by locals out there) it still hasn't been fully settled as to whether or not that was a terrorist attack, or an industrial accident. The French...
22nd Jul 2019, 23:22
Replies: 40
Views: 11,054
Posted By msbbarratt

In the unlikely circumstances that folk here...

In the unlikely circumstances that folk here aren't aware of the SHAR flying privately in the USA, here's a comforting series of vids about a former USMC pilot with a good taste in aircraft: Art...
21st Jul 2019, 19:34
Replies: 40
Views: 11,054
Posted By msbbarratt

The one thing MoD does finally seem to have...

The one thing MoD does finally seem to have accepted is that building smaller ships always ends up costing more in the long run. Hulls are surprisingly cheap, longer ships use less fuel than shorter...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jul 2019, 08:55
Replies: 21
Views: 5,669
Posted By msbbarratt

I would be interested to know how was that...

I would be interested to know how was that resolved. Were pilots regularly cycled between the 2 fleets (e.g. 6 months one, 6 months the other, plenty of sim time inbetween)? Or did crews tend to...
3rd Jul 2019, 18:16
Replies: 33
Views: 13,367
Posted By msbbarratt

It's a survival strategy. Down an engine, looking...

It's a survival strategy. Down an engine, looking for lift, what better than a nice hot thermal to glide on, gain some height. Jaguars are famed for their ability in this regard...

Seriously...
26th Jun 2019, 05:13
Replies: 45
Views: 30,219
Posted By msbbarratt

Knowing something of the chemicals released in a...

Knowing something of the chemicals released in a car fire, (including hydrofluoric acid, released by certain plastics as they combust) I can't say I blame them for taking care. I've heard of police...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jun 2019, 05:50
Replies: 12
Views: 4,381
Posted By msbbarratt

Roll stability?

At a guess I'd say it's going to reduce the roll stability of the airframe. Roll to the right and instead of providing lift to correct that the right wing tip will just flex up a touch more. I'm sure...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jun 2019, 13:32
Replies: 17
Views: 3,048
Posted By msbbarratt

There has to be a team of engineeers filling the...

There has to be a team of engineeers filling the role of Design Authority. I'm presuming that means dedicating at least some time to maintaining knowledge of the aircraft, its systems, structure,...
Forum: Tech Log
12th May 2019, 20:56
Replies: 2
Views: 1,162
Posted By msbbarratt

Firstly, there are likely some EMC issues to be...

Firstly, there are likely some EMC issues to be aware of. Satellite phones put out quite a lot of RF power, more than an ordinary mobile. You're probably not allowed to use a portable handset sat...
Forum: Tech Log
7th May 2019, 09:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,781
Posted By msbbarratt

One used to keep tyres on caravans covered up...

One used to keep tyres on caravans covered up whilst not being used to stop the rubber perishing (ozone will destroy rubber, eventually, one just needed to keep air from freely circulating around the...
28th Apr 2019, 17:46
Replies: 93
Views: 64,144
Posted By msbbarratt

Best get that moved to the front, for...

Best get that moved to the front, for emergencies...
25th Apr 2019, 20:04
Replies: 57,058
Views: 8,108,013
Posted By msbbarratt

House of Lords bishop considers helping 007...

House of Lords bishop considers helping 007 carrying out Her Majesty's request.

(ref: the "All of parliament, Ma'am?" "Yes 007, the whole bloody lot" picture doing the rounds on the Internet...)
25th Apr 2019, 19:32
Replies: 45
Views: 14,677
Posted By msbbarratt

SLF here CaptainGrizzly - on a fundamental level...

SLF here CaptainGrizzly - on a fundamental level any landing that doesn't result in myself or anyone else expiring or spending too much time in hospital is just fine by me. Everything else can be...
4th Apr 2019, 21:32
Replies: 42
Views: 19,534
Posted By msbbarratt

Perhaps officially, though I suspect that the...

Perhaps officially, though I suspect that the stream of rounds coming out of the front of one would be a brown trouser moment for a whole lot of air-2-air specialists.

In fact, never mind tanks, a...
27th Feb 2019, 06:20
Replies: 16
Views: 4,412
Posted By msbbarratt

There's a hell of a lot of cogs in a Centaurus,...

There's a hell of a lot of cogs in a Centaurus, and double the usual number of bits of metal sliding against each other. Troublesome might be an understatement... It's like Bristol asked themselves,...
24th Feb 2019, 22:50
Replies: 67
Views: 18,877
Posted By msbbarratt

I recall it being pretty close to Masefield...

I recall it being pretty close to Masefield Crescent, going across the B4017 not very far south of the housing round there. At least, had they ejected earlier there'd been a good chance that that's...
24th Feb 2019, 17:37
Replies: 67
Views: 18,877
Posted By msbbarratt

Tornado Crash at Abingdon

I remember this one going overhead, sounded awful having ingested a lot of birds. I'll never forget the sound. The aircraft flew over a housing estate, not much choice on that so far as I recall, the...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2019, 06:42
Replies: 16
Views: 2,922
Posted By msbbarratt

Oil cooling

Removing heat from the interior of an electrical machine is difficult with air, and the dimensions of the stator and rotor are governed as much by the need to keep eddy current density in check to...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Feb 2019, 04:21
Replies: 19
Views: 2,034
Posted By msbbarratt

MEMS Devices

Small diversion into the world of academic research... CALTECH have had a group looking at improving MEMS devices for inertial sensing. They developed an idea where the position of the reference mass...
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