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10th Oct 2021, 12:25
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By tcasblue

The same question about a takeoff still applies,...

The same question about a takeoff still applies, even if there is no nearby airport(eg. Fuel leak resulted in successful off airport landing. Fuel replenished but takeoff difficult and...
8th Oct 2021, 04:02
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By tcasblue

Regardless of the drift off the paved surface, it...

Regardless of the drift off the paved surface, it really doesn’t look like he had enough space to takeoff and get over the power lines.
4th Oct 2021, 19:17
Replies: 19
Views: 3,938
Posted By tcasblue

Or try to take note of how much power is...

Or try to take note of how much power is typically needed to move forward from a stopped position(or how quickly you move forward at idle power) and note if it seems unusually slow for the given...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Oct 2021, 17:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By tcasblue

Thanks for the info. Perhaps the book does have...

Thanks for the info. Perhaps the book does have some good flying stories.
1st Oct 2021, 17:10
Replies: 1
Views: 1,918
Posted By tcasblue

One time on a 727, we landed at a small airport...

One time on a 727, we landed at a small airport to pick up some cargo. The engineer opened the cargo door(only to the partially open canopy position-according to him). The wind was less than the...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Oct 2021, 16:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By tcasblue

Thanks for the reply which I found quite...

Thanks for the reply which I found quite interesting. Obviously, I am just reading books including several by Eric Brown. About the X-1, he does say that when it ' ran into compressibility problems...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Oct 2021, 00:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By tcasblue

Gillette Wings

Just read about them recently and they were given this term by test pilots referencing the famous razor manufacturer. If you are flying an aircraft with Gillette wings, they are sharp enough to cut...
30th Sep 2021, 17:53
Replies: 14
Views: 7,812
Posted By tcasblue

Sounds most likely he forgot to switch tanks and...

Sounds most likely he forgot to switch tanks and ran one dry, then didn’t turn on the boost pump which means a longer time for a restart(or none at all).

An Vans crashed near here recently that...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Sep 2021, 15:48
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By tcasblue

I believe that is the final piece of the puzzle...

I believe that is the final piece of the puzzle and not specifically mentioned in the book. The detachable wingtips enabled a lighter construction of the inner portion of the wing(and quite possible...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Sep 2021, 01:31
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By tcasblue

OK, I ordered the book and read that chapter. I...

OK, I ordered the book and read that chapter. I think the whole overall point of the safety tips was to save weight by having less structure in the outer wing tips. The wings were designed to what I...
21st Sep 2021, 14:21
Replies: 14
Views: 7,812
Posted By tcasblue

I have flown one or two aircraft with...

I have flown one or two aircraft with avionics(MGL) that seemed to have an ever-changing sort of circle around the aircraft displayed on the moving map that I believe was your gliding distance. Not...
21st Sep 2021, 14:07
Replies: 14
Views: 7,812
Posted By tcasblue

You are definitely correct that IMC would be more...

You are definitely correct that IMC would be more difficult. But I would suggest trying it to a certain point…..the point that is close to or at the minimum chute pulling altitude. If things are...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Sep 2021, 00:23
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By tcasblue

Have you ever heard of folding ribs in a wing

Structural Concepts - KW MkII Rigid Flying Wing Hang Glider - YouTube start at 2:20

This hang glider had them. Anyone know of any other aircraft types that had this sort of thing?
19th Sep 2021, 04:54
Replies: 14
Views: 7,812
Posted By tcasblue

Report is out. Personally, I would suggest...

Report is out.

Personally, I would suggest in this situation of oil pressure loss, to maintain altitude as long as possible while heading toward the airport. That way, if the engine fails, you...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Sep 2021, 16:08
Replies: 6
Views: 2,155
Posted By tcasblue

I found another example of Wing Pecking in the...

I found another example of Wing Pecking in the book by Eric Brown but this is different. It was on a Supermarine Spiteful, which was a Spitfire with wings that were modified to be laminar flow wings....
Forum: Tech Log
29th Aug 2021, 00:37
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By tcasblue

DaveReidUK Correction made to violent. ...

DaveReidUK

Correction made to violent.

I have been reading some books by Eric Brown about some of the aircraft he flew and have a list of terms and features to ask about that I found...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Aug 2021, 03:59
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By tcasblue

Wing 'Safety Tips'

Have you ever heard of them. Have been reading about the Grumman Bearcat which had them and was wondering if any other types did.

"The wings of the early F8F were provided with 'Safety Tips',...
24th Aug 2021, 22:30
Replies: 112
Views: 61,834
Posted By tcasblue

Seems to have happened again, although not sure...

Seems to have happened again, although not sure how serious it was:

C-FNOH, an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 was conducting flight ACA7273 from Toronto/ Lester B.
Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Hong Kong...
16th Aug 2021, 01:54
Replies: 16
Views: 12,052
Posted By tcasblue

Pilots need to confirm where they are when lining...

Pilots need to confirm where they are when lining up. The first thing one can do is to have in mind to never line up on a stretch of pavement intended to be used for takeoff that has blue lights or...
13th Aug 2021, 03:47
Replies: 846
Views: 142,216
Posted By tcasblue

If the Taliban gets in and they are not giving...

If the Taliban gets in and they are not giving support to terrorist organizations,
Then we have won.

I really don’t care about their human rights(and neither do you, even if you say...
28th Jul 2021, 15:02
Replies: 266
Views: 182,918
Posted By tcasblue

G-ARZG Irrelevent to freighter ops except...

G-ARZG

Irrelevent to freighter ops except that it just happened to be a freighter, not an occurrence based on relaxed rules for freighters.
27th Jul 2021, 12:59
Replies: 1
Views: 1,637
Posted By tcasblue

The Shadows Led to Fuel Exhaustion

This old accident is a bit of an unusual situation for sure but perhaps something to be aware of for trans-oceanic ferry pilots who are tight on fuel. One could easily be mislead from an altitude...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jul 2021, 17:44
Replies: 6
Views: 2,155
Posted By tcasblue

sycamore It started life as a Mk. III but...

sycamore

It started life as a Mk. III but was taken off production to be brought up to Mk. IV standard, less VHF mast and armament, and given a high speed finish. It had it's wings clipped to...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jul 2021, 14:18
Replies: 70
Views: 12,218
Posted By tcasblue

I always wondered why they halved the number of...

I always wondered why they halved the number of engines on the 777 versus 747 but doubled the number of auto throttle switches
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jul 2021, 14:11
Replies: 6
Views: 2,155
Posted By tcasblue

Wing Pecking

Have been reading a book by Eric Brown which has left me with a few items that I thought I might ask about. One is Wing Pecking. In the chapter about the Gloster Meteor, he talks about high speed...
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