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19th May 2019, 11:39
Replies: 185
Views: 136,968
Posted By fenland787

...and even an engineer might spot a logical...

...and even an engineer might spot a logical inconsistency in that statement!
8th Nov 2018, 12:55
Replies: 56
Views: 18,009
Posted By fenland787

Flybe AP has a 'Plummet' Mode?

As I was only an occasional inhabitant of the Pointy End during flight my knowledge of Autopilot setting is limited to what I had to do to 'fly' the lab in Everett but I don't recall being able to...
7th May 2018, 13:00
Replies: 8
Views: 4,287
Posted By fenland787

That's going to be a big auto insurance claim -...

That's going to be a big auto insurance claim - leaving aside the 'other vehicle' repair costs there could be 160+ claims for whiplash injury from the occupants?
3rd Jun 2017, 07:31
Replies: 634
Views: 264,461
Posted By fenland787

...or.....as my first boss used to say "you can...

...or.....as my first boss used to say "you can make things foolproof but not bl**dy fool proof?"
27th May 2017, 20:08
Replies: 634
Views: 264,461
Posted By fenland787

You would think they would have removed the tweet...

You would think they would have removed the tweet that immediately precedes the two 'we can't do anything today' tweets which reads:
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Summer isn't just about beaches - check our new High...
27th May 2017, 13:48
Replies: 634
Views: 264,461
Posted By fenland787

Back in the day when one was doing the FMEAs etc...

Back in the day when one was doing the FMEAs etc for flight critical systems, failure modes classed as 'catastrophic' were generally considered a bad thing and we were encouraged to avoid them. So...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2017, 19:10
Replies: 52
Views: 5,007
Posted By fenland787

Please tell me it wasn't called Harvey....?

Please tell me it wasn't called Harvey....?
12th Apr 2017, 14:08
Replies: 1,174
Views: 359,325
Posted By fenland787

My, what a difference a day makes........

My, what a difference a day makes........
30th Mar 2017, 19:41
Replies: 29
Views: 38,222
Posted By fenland787

There are quite a few removable panels on the...

There are quite a few removable panels on the underside, those could well be the captive part of the fasteners for those - they look like the things I recall seeing as I grovelled around the WIPS...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Nov 2016, 23:08
Replies: 42
Views: 26,693
Posted By fenland787

I was wondering that, the battery issues were...

I was wondering that, the battery issues were after my time but I guess weight-wise it could be the case although perhaps in energy per unit volume they still win? As you can see in the pictures...
Forum: Freight Dogs
25th Aug 2016, 21:28
Replies: 356
Views: 151,417
Posted By fenland787

According to UK Power Networks there were two...

According to UK Power Networks there were two causes, the arrester gear failed to hold and the arresting hook had been installed at the wrong end of the airplane. An understandable mistake as neither...
1st Dec 2015, 17:24
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,782
Posted By fenland787

Unless something has changed in the last four...

Unless something has changed in the last four years, tdracer is correct, I too was surprised to find that while avionics equipment is exempt from the requirement to use lead-free solder, the use of...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2015, 20:51
Replies: 7,872
Views: 3,065,234
Posted By fenland787

On the subject of tyres, if the BBC report is...

On the subject of tyres, if the BBC report is correct, those folks at Pirelli must have been up all night getting Vettel's tyre sorted......



...bet that's the last time Ferrari buy a set of...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Aug 2015, 16:58
Replies: 219
Views: 54,511
Posted By fenland787

Armadillo 1, Texan nil

I wasn't sure this would qualify as an attempt until I noticed it was the second Armadillo shooting event in the southern USA recently - so he should have known better.......
Texas man injured as...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2015, 14:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By fenland787

Henry old chap - I think you are missing a trick...

Henry old chap - I think you are missing a trick here, Shirley you combine the self-fitting carpet idea with a few million nano-scale, wooly-backed versions of Billy-the-Bug in a range of colours and...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jul 2015, 16:10
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,184,703
Posted By fenland787

The Cambridge Chelsea Bun

I have cause to mention the delights of the famed Fitzbillies Chelsea buns that were an essential part of life in Cambridge on this thread in the past.

I see the next generation has discovered the...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jul 2015, 16:10
Replies: 9,999
Views: 1,073,809
Posted By fenland787

The Cambridge Chelsea Bun

I have cause to mention the delights of the famed Fitzbillies Chelsea buns that were an essential part of life in Cambridge on this thread in the past.

I see the next generation has discovered the...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jul 2015, 16:24
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,184,703
Posted By fenland787

The BBC could have used better words Shirley:

This was a tragic event that cost two people their lives, I would have thought a more sensitive use of language would have been called for, no journalist could have failed to see the gallows humor...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jul 2015, 16:24
Replies: 9,999
Views: 1,073,809
Posted By fenland787

The BBC could have used better words Shirley:

This was a tragic event that cost two people their lives, I would have thought a more sensitive use of language would have been called for, no journalist could have failed to see the gallows humor...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2015, 14:50
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,184,703
Posted By fenland787

Wow - took me right back that did! I think by the...

Wow - took me right back that did! I think by the time I was handing my hard-earned paper round money (are there still such things as paper rounds?) over the counter at the Cambridge Woolys it was...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2015, 14:50
Replies: 9,999
Views: 1,073,809
Posted By fenland787

Wow - took me right back that did! I think by the...

Wow - took me right back that did! I think by the time I was handing my hard-earned paper round money (are there still such things as paper rounds?) over the counter at the Cambridge Woolys it was...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2015, 17:26
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,184,703
Posted By fenland787

I used to celebrate with them, just told 'em it...

I used to celebrate with them, just told 'em it was what Brits called Thanksgiving Day.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2015, 17:26
Replies: 9,999
Views: 1,073,809
Posted By fenland787

I used to celebrate with them, just told 'em it...

I used to celebrate with them, just told 'em it was what Brits called Thanksgiving Day.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2015, 16:18
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,184,703
Posted By fenland787

Warning - aviation content

t'were somewhat damp and murky at Duxford so grim for pix, but for about 60 seconds t'were also quite loud!
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g325/adriannicol/DSC00018_zpscrkqdgmg.jpg
...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2015, 16:18
Replies: 9,999
Views: 1,073,809
Posted By fenland787

Warning - aviation content

t'were somewhat damp and murky at Duxford so grim for pix, but for about 60 seconds t'were also quite loud!
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g325/adriannicol/DSC00018_zpscrkqdgmg.jpg
...
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