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31st Dec 2014, 08:18
Replies: 243
Views: 242,692
Posted By Shanewhite

As an occasional PPRuNe browser unconnected with...

As an occasional PPRuNe browser unconnected with the industry but generally curious, this event has raised a question which has often occurred to me before. Once the crew became aware of the problem,...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jul 2012, 18:30
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

I have a query about the thrust of Concorde's...

I have a query about the thrust of Concorde's engines. The quoted static thrust of the Olympus 593 is 32,000lb, but it has been frequently stated that in supercruise, the majority of the thrust was...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jun 2012, 11:20
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

Main gear stresses

I just watched a video of Concorde turning onto a runway prior to takeoff. The turn was sufficiently sharp for the aircraft to be virtually rotating around the main gear. This is the equivalent of a...
18th May 2012, 18:49
Replies: 49
Views: 10,924
Posted By Shanewhite

Awwww come on, chaps, the money's been spent so...

Awwww come on, chaps, the money's been spent so we might as well enjoy it. Shame they couldn't have revived an earlier and pointier Speedbird though. Just trying to visualise Concorde in that...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Apr 2012, 20:33
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

This seems to have got lost at the bottom of the...

This seems to have got lost at the bottom of the last page. Any answers?
Forum: Tech Log
26th Apr 2012, 12:46
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

Several times I've seen mention of the cockpit...

Several times I've seen mention of the cockpit crown mods. What were these, and what was the reason for them? Were they applied to all the airframes?
Forum: Tech Log
21st Feb 2012, 15:39
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

There's a lot of info on Heritage Concorde that...

There's a lot of info on Heritage Concorde that would be useful to Year Of The Tiger as well, come to that.

Heritage Concorde (http://heritageconcorde.com/)
Forum: Tech Log
21st Feb 2012, 09:10
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

Not crazy at all. If it's in any way feasible,...

Not crazy at all. If it's in any way feasible, it's a brilliant project. Best of luck, and keep us posted!
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2012, 17:27
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

One would hope not! I suppose you just have to...

One would hope not! I suppose you just have to make a decision about what sort of level of detail to co to. Brilliant idea though, if it's feasible.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2012, 16:59
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

If you succeed, it will be the most fantastic...

If you succeed, it will be the most fantastic resource, but I don't envy you the task. The Bugatti took 4000 hours to complete and has around 3000 components. Anyone care to hazard a guess at how...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2012, 21:02
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

Someone's done the same sort of thing, albeit on...

Someone's done the same sort of thing, albeit on a smaller scale, for the Bugatti Type 35. Is this the sort of thing you're contemplating?

1924 Bugatti Type 35...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Feb 2012, 13:05
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

.25 seconds for Concorde sound about right.

.25 seconds for Concorde sound about right.
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Feb 2012, 12:32
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

Down here in Devon, the only contact we had with...

Down here in Devon, the only contact we had with Concorde was the spine-tingling "whomp-bomp" every evening as flights out of CDG lit up down the channel. Replaying that sound in my memory, I would...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jan 2012, 14:45
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2011, 10:29
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

Olympus, anyone? eBay - The UK's Online...

Olympus, anyone?

eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110783047958?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2011, 09:50
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

Bump......

Bump......
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2011, 09:42
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,165,532
Posted By Shanewhite

That brings a question to mind. Under service...

That brings a question to mind. Under service conditions, how long would it have taken to remove and replace an engine, and how often would it have been done? Also, would the same engines have stayed...
9th Nov 2011, 19:58
Replies: 56,190
Views: 7,944,280
Posted By Shanewhite

Sid still thought it was a good idea to tow-start...

Sid still thought it was a good idea to tow-start Joe's car, but he now realised that he should have mentioned that Tomcats don't have brake lights.
31st Oct 2011, 18:19
Replies: 78
Views: 13,621
Posted By Shanewhite

I didn't spot who was or wasn't wearing a poppy,...

I didn't spot who was or wasn't wearing a poppy, but bear in mind that Eddie Jordan is not a UK citizen, being from County Wicklow.
Forum: Tech Log
16th Sep 2011, 12:06
Replies: 46
Views: 11,725
Posted By Shanewhite

It's reasonable to assume that if the right...

It's reasonable to assume that if the right people decided that Concorde should fly again, it could be done. If in a parallel universe BA and Airbus decided between them that actually it would be a...
13th Jul 2011, 10:23
Replies: 0
Views: 947
Posted By Shanewhite

Autogyros over Devon

Does anyone know anything about the six autogyros that just flew over my house in South Devon heading towards Plymouth? Hard to say, but they looked bigger than the Wallis or Benson types.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jul 2011, 10:09
Replies: 31
Views: 11,580
Posted By Shanewhite

Trolling under the wrong bridge there, I think,...

Trolling under the wrong bridge there, I think, bro'. Rolls-Royce, the makers of cars - automobiles? - are owned by Volkswagen, but Rolls-Royce (1971) Ltd., - or whatever they are called nowadays -...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2011, 18:30
Replies: 55
Views: 5,531
Posted By Shanewhite

Mazda got the tip-seal problem pretty much sorted...

Mazda got the tip-seal problem pretty much sorted years ago, but the Wankel has a much mor fundamental problem. The shape of the rotor and casing produces a combustion chamber which has a very high...
16th Apr 2011, 17:47
Replies: 431
Views: 240,224
Posted By Shanewhite

On the A380 engine failure thread, it was...

On the A380 engine failure thread, it was mentioned that the crew were rushing about looking out of the cabin windows trying to see what had happened, but were unable to, and I asked the question why...
2nd Feb 2011, 19:01
Replies: 37
Views: 17,724
Posted By Shanewhite

No flight crew, no C of A for the type, no...

No flight crew, no C of A for the type, no spares, no-one willing or able to provide technical support or spares(least of all Airbus, apparantly). I could go on.
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