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5th Oct 2019, 13:34
Replies: 80
Views: 39,106
Posted By EXDAC

LSAS was part of the MD-11 original design. It...

LSAS was part of the MD-11 original design. It was not added to fix any problem but was included because of the design requirement to cruise close to the aft CG limit with a smaller stab than the...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2019, 02:44
Replies: 37
Views: 8,494
Posted By EXDAC

Of course not. As I said - helicopter pilots like...

Of course not. As I said - helicopter pilots like to perpetuate the idea that flying helicopters is difficult. I was briefed that it would take a light touch and small control inputs. With hundreds...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2019, 23:35
Replies: 37
Views: 8,494
Posted By EXDAC

Well whatever turns you on but it was simply a...

Well whatever turns you on but it was simply a factual account of my first helicopter flight. Maybe the Bell 47 is unusually easy to fly. I wouldn't know that since I have not flown any other...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2019, 16:06
Replies: 37
Views: 8,494
Posted By EXDAC

How hard can it be?

I think helicopter pilots like to perpetuate the idea that helicopters are really difficult to fly. Some years ago I was offered the chance to fly a Bell 47 from the right seat. I knew the owner and...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2019, 23:07
Replies: 28
Views: 3,143
Posted By EXDAC

Oxygen

Open circuit systems may use compressed air, nitrox, or tri-mix but closed circuit systems have a pure oxygen cylinder and a diluent gas cylinder. Given the popularity of closed circuit diving it...
24th Aug 2019, 23:40
Replies: 12
Views: 3,778
Posted By EXDAC

Good to know it's still there. Drove past it...

Good to know it's still there. Drove past it every day when I was based there installing ground station equipment to support Tornado trials. (That was a while ago).
18th Aug 2019, 20:37
Replies: 2,068
Views: 2,560,183
Posted By EXDAC

An FAA registered aircraft with a standard type...

An FAA registered aircraft with a standard type certificate requires periodic inspection by an airframe and power plant mechanic with Inspection Authorization. That inspection is required at least...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Aug 2019, 18:49
Replies: 20
Views: 6,515
Posted By EXDAC

Don't forget MD10

MD10 was actually the first FedEx freighter to have HUD/EFVS installed. MD10 and MD11 use a Honeywell HUD with a Kollsman infrared camera. All the other FedEx freighters use a Rockwell Collins HUD...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Aug 2019, 14:38
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By EXDAC

If your questions are about the Zapata Jetpack...

If your questions are about the Zapata Jetpack then you seem to have misunderstood how it works. There are no electronics and there are no turbines. The device is simply a pair of steerable hose...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2019, 21:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,253
Posted By EXDAC

Nothing to see - move along

So what? What threat does this present? Someone who wanted to increase the risk of my flying my airplane has so many more effective ways to cause me harm. How much money did they spend proving how...
14th Jul 2019, 14:18
Replies: 12
Views: 3,484
Posted By EXDAC

tense - who cares

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It used to be that the Times and Sunday Times were, like the BBC, exemplars of correct English. Those days are long past.

A mid morning brunch IS being offered!
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jul 2019, 03:57
Replies: 48
Views: 6,240
Posted By EXDAC

I guessed composting and found several on-line...

I guessed composting and found several on-line references. I'm assuming the lower ends are not actually buried but are accessible. - Was there a prize?
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jul 2019, 20:29
Replies: 10
Views: 3,131
Posted By EXDAC

I wonder how you came to that conclusion. The...

I wonder how you came to that conclusion. The fault was reported to be intermittent and it seems unlikely to me that solenoid contacts would weld closed, release for a while, then weld closed again....
26th Jun 2019, 02:06
Replies: 28
Views: 23,717
Posted By EXDAC

maintenance or loading

Well maybe the jump planes I flew, and their owners, were unusual. If I reported a defect it was fixed. I have declined to fly aircraft that I didn't think were safe but none of them was a jump...
17th Jun 2019, 20:45
Replies: 33
Views: 5,280
Posted By EXDAC

I think you may have misunderstood the regulation...

I think you may have misunderstood the regulation you quoted.

"(2) A flight instructor who is authorized to give such training by the licensing authority of a foreign contracting State to the...
17th Jun 2019, 15:49
Replies: 33
Views: 5,280
Posted By EXDAC

When I give an FAA flight review I log PIC and...

When I give an FAA flight review I log PIC and instruction given and the flight review applicant logs PIC and instruction received. PIC and instruction received are not mutually exclusive. In nearly...
17th May 2019, 00:02
Replies: 185
Views: 137,020
Posted By EXDAC

shaker on one side?

This keeps coming up and it came up in the hearing. (Yes, I watched it all). Will someone who has actually experienced stick shaker activation on one side only in a 737 please comment. Is the shaker...
17th Mar 2019, 00:15
Replies: 921
Views: 2,147,884
Posted By EXDAC

My speculation, and it is only speculation, is...

My speculation, and it is only speculation, is that turbulence was encountered while a seat swap was in progress and one of those involved in the swap put out a hand to steady themselves and pushed...
2nd Mar 2019, 13:26
Replies: 2,068
Views: 2,560,183
Posted By EXDAC

Ok, so back to my question which was "Please...

Ok, so back to my question which was "Please explain in a bit more detail why he could not fly an N reg aircraft at night on his FAA PPL. The argument put forward before was that he could not do so...
2nd Mar 2019, 03:33
Replies: 2,068
Views: 2,560,183
Posted By EXDAC

Actually S-Works said "He was colourblind and had...

Actually S-Works said "He was colourblind and had a specific licence restriction to Day Time Flying ONLY."

Was the restriction on his UK PPL or on his EASA medical? I believe the distinction is...
1st Mar 2019, 16:37
Replies: 2,068
Views: 2,560,183
Posted By EXDAC

Please explain in a bit more detail why he could...

Please explain in a bit more detail why he could not fly an N reg aircraft at night on his FAA PPL. The argument put forward before was that he could not do so because he had no night rating on his...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Feb 2019, 17:48
Replies: 55
Views: 15,719
Posted By EXDAC

On the MD-80 nose gear squat is used to isolate...

On the MD-80 nose gear squat is used to isolate the reverser valve from main hydraulics but it leaves the reverser accumulators connected to the reverser valves. Having the main hydraulics isolated...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Feb 2019, 15:47
Replies: 55
Views: 15,719
Posted By EXDAC

There is no "reverser deployment command" in the...

There is no "reverser deployment command" in the actual aircraft. The system is a mechanical linkage between the throttle quadrant and the reverser control valves.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Feb 2019, 15:09
Replies: 55
Views: 15,719
Posted By EXDAC

It's a very long time since I was involved with...

It's a very long time since I was involved with MD-80, but schematic 78-30-1 shows no RA input to reversers. I don't see anything on the schematic that would prevent reverser deployment in flight....
27th Feb 2019, 22:20
Replies: 47
Views: 3,732
Posted By EXDAC

Thanks. I also found this link to be informative...

Thanks. I also found this link to be informative -...
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