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11th Mar 2019, 14:19
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,322,506
Posted By mostlylurking

"one thing that I am pretty sure about is that is...

"one thing that I am pretty sure about is that is that engineers at both at Boeing and at Airbus know a lot more about appropriate aircraft design and what is going on here than participants on this...
11th Mar 2019, 10:15
Replies: 921
Views: 2,153,984
Posted By mostlylurking

While the Jackscrew could be at fault, I'm not...

While the Jackscrew could be at fault, I'm not convinced it is.
I have a fair bit of experience of them in the manufacturing industry. They work in continuous high speed, high load applications for...
15th May 2018, 07:15
Replies: 147
Views: 63,903
Posted By mostlylurking

First read about this in the guardian (don't...

First read about this in the guardian (don't judge me) immediately below was this related news headline from February :- "Boeng raises prospect of only one pilot in the cockpit of planes".
Made me...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jan 2018, 07:54
Replies: 16
Views: 1,479
Posted By mostlylurking

I have 10 patents in 2 different fields, all in...

I have 10 patents in 2 different fields, all in production. 7 are for a privately developed product between four people - 2 financiers, myself and another mechanical engineer. The other 3 were for an...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Oct 2017, 14:43
Replies: 37
Views: 2,728
Posted By mostlylurking

I have 10 patents (and all in production):- 7...

I have 10 patents (and all in production):-
7 for a hydropower rock drill and 3 for a fire resistant aluminium framed partitioning system.
The first 7 have earned me a nice income over the years,...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2017, 12:23
Replies: 93
Views: 25,589
Posted By mostlylurking

I have no faith in the professionalism of AF. I...

I have no faith in the professionalism of AF.
I had the misfortune of being a monthly commuter between ORT and CDG for 4 years.
The aircraft went tech before reached the runway or was unavailable...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Dec 2016, 15:16
Replies: 36
Views: 3,965
Posted By mostlylurking

Since the Chinese took it as it may be a danger...

Since the Chinese took it as it may be a danger to shipping, perhaps in future these vehicles sould be equipped like spacecraft:- fit them with a destruct charge.
If you lose control the range...
9th Jun 2016, 11:59
Replies: 659
Views: 298,349
Posted By mostlylurking

I spent 2 weeks on the island some years ago as a...

I spent 2 weeks on the island some years ago as a stopover while sailing from South Africa to brazil.
I was very surprised when I heard that an airport was to be built there as apart from the...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th May 2016, 13:38
Replies: 27
Views: 3,108
Posted By mostlylurking

SilsoeSid Have heard about Asprin vs stroke...

SilsoeSid

Have heard about Asprin vs stroke before but look @ this:-
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36320833
I don't believe much that 'experts' say, but it does make some sense as Asprin...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2016, 11:42
Replies: 27
Views: 3,108
Posted By mostlylurking

If i remember correctly Aspirin is for strokes. ...

If i remember correctly Aspirin is for strokes.

I had a friend who was a cardiologist (now deceased) who remarked one day that deep coughing can get the heart back in rhythm. He didn't say...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2016, 13:32
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,458,383
Posted By mostlylurking

There is no reason so far to believe that this...

There is no reason so far to believe that this accident is not a repeat of the G-REDL incident. I was not very satisfied with the report on this accident as it struck me as being complacent, that...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Apr 2016, 15:29
Replies: 26
Views: 3,202
Posted By mostlylurking

It's a British peculiarity that when someone...

It's a British peculiarity that when someone slightly better off than average does something naughty, the value of their car and home will be mentioned in reporting. If on the other hand they are...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Dec 2015, 15:26
Replies: 78
Views: 6,972
Posted By mostlylurking

Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein ...

Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein
Name of a farm here in SA.
The literal translation from Afrikaans is "Twee buffels" = "Two buffaloes", "met een skoot" = "with one shot"; "morsdood" =...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Aug 2015, 21:25
Replies: 145
Views: 18,942
Posted By mostlylurking

Used bumper for sale

A while back I returned to my car at a crowded shopping centre to find that some (expletive deleted) had converted my bay into a tandem bay.
I used the tow hitch of my aged BMW to relocate the car...
3rd Apr 2015, 14:25
Replies: 59
Views: 9,412
Posted By mostlylurking

I ran a medium sized machining co. From the late...

I ran a medium sized machining co. From the late 80's until the early 2000's. We had around 60 machine tools.
The co. had been in operation from the late 40's and had examples of the history...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2015, 14:34
Replies: 145
Views: 12,953
Posted By mostlylurking

I bought the 1st Pebble watch off Kickstarter 2...

I bought the 1st Pebble watch off Kickstarter 2 years ago and last year got the steel version. There were several attractions for me: no longer missing calls because of a noisy environment, not...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Nov 2014, 11:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,384
Posted By mostlylurking

In the mining industry this would be called a...

In the mining industry this would be called a Trommel. Used for classifying material by size (the drum has apertures which vary in size in stages along it's length).
Big bit just fall out the end.
6th Nov 2014, 09:55
Replies: 281
Views: 192,955
Posted By mostlylurking

I am interested in why the booms feathered...

I am interested in why the booms feathered prematurely, but I expect there was a simple cause and the solution will also be relatively simple.

More interesting is why the craft broke up. I think...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jun 2014, 21:35
Replies: 82
Views: 6,231
Posted By mostlylurking

I have my stories of bloated passengers,...

I have my stories of bloated passengers, including getting myself offloaded and put up in a hotel overnight on the grounds that I couldn't secure myself safetly - yuo are not secured if you are not...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2014, 10:24
Replies: 81
Views: 6,787
Posted By mostlylurking

A few years ago I spent a week living in a...

A few years ago I spent a week living in a farmhouse in the Northern Cape with some French colleagues (mining project). The first morning at breakfast, while they faffed around with toast etc. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2013, 14:24
Replies: 214
Views: 135,618
Posted By mostlylurking

super finishing

Generally super finishing refers to polishing using a diamond impregnated wheel or belt that produces a mirror finish.
My experience has been in calendaring rolls for producing rigid plastic sheet...
18th Mar 2013, 18:18
Replies: 2,186
Views: 901,314
Posted By mostlylurking

This is not a fix

This is a kludge not an engineering solution.
So they put a volatile battery in a strong box (pressure vessel) and connect it to the outside air via a valve. This valve will be exposed to moisture,...
7th Aug 2012, 12:34
Replies: 74
Views: 22,793
Posted By mostlylurking

:= Please stop fighting with sAx R54 - He can't...

:= Please stop fighting with sAx R54 - He can't help it.
A quick look at his posting history shows that he considers himself (rather patronisingly) as a defender of the 'weak'.
I think the clinical...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jun 2012, 11:56
Replies: 38
Views: 3,146
Posted By mostlylurking

I think the solution to Africa's 'problems' is...

I think the solution to Africa's 'problems' is very simple. Hands off!
No aid, no free medicine, no investment and no arms.
Trade with Africa, buy their products and minerals, Sell them whatever...
27th May 2012, 12:41
Replies: 20
Views: 3,852
Posted By mostlylurking

My theory is 2 fold: 1. As mentioned, better...

My theory is 2 fold:
1. As mentioned, better alignment.
2. The longer & slimmer the screwdriver the more torsional energy it stores.
So you are able to build up torque more gently. In addition...
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