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Forum: Questions
3rd May 2021, 11:20
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By mustafagander

In swept wing jets the aircraft pivots on the...

In swept wing jets the aircraft pivots on the rear wheels of the MLG and levers itself off the ground.
The B747s had a world of problems with high retread numbers on the body gears failing when this...
23rd Apr 2021, 10:45
Replies: 48
Views: 9,638
Posted By mustafagander

I've always disagreed with the concept of banning...

I've always disagreed with the concept of banning visual circling approaches in the sim. Yeah, they're really hard work coz there is so much happening with config and allowing for wind etc. There in...
Forum: Questions
8th Apr 2021, 11:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By mustafagander

selfin, That puts me in mind of a situation I...

selfin,
That puts me in mind of a situation I was involved in in the early 1980s when I was FEO.
It seems that we had a bad guy on board wanted by the Oz Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Police with...
4th Apr 2021, 11:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By mustafagander

Hi Centaurus, I wonder whether HARS might be...

Hi Centaurus,
I wonder whether HARS might be interested??
They preserve historic docos as well as aircraft.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Apr 2021, 10:53
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By mustafagander

Is it an accurate representation of the burners...

Is it an accurate representation of the burners or just an illustration?
Forum: Tech Log
1st Apr 2021, 10:52
Replies: 10
Views: 2,061
Posted By mustafagander

Why would you want to perform a bleeds off take...

Why would you want to perform a bleeds off take off? Packs off as is common reduces the bleed air extraction to almost zero.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2021, 10:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,238
Posted By mustafagander

I thought you were talking about a nasty little...

I thought you were talking about a nasty little affliction in the nether regions!! :ok:
Forum: Tech Log
24th Mar 2021, 10:13
Replies: 42
Views: 9,086
Posted By mustafagander

Spoilers on the down going wing are sized, so...

Spoilers on the down going wing are sized, so Boeing tells us, to eliminate any need for rudder. And it really works as advertised.
Rudder is not used in normal flight manoeuvres.
6th Mar 2021, 09:27
Replies: 53
Views: 15,320
Posted By mustafagander

Hey Dawgie, Lots of engineering required. Auto...

Hey Dawgie,
Lots of engineering required. Auto engines HATE running for long times at constant RPM. The lube system relies on RPM changes to lube the cylinders for a start.
That's why Subaru boxers...
6th Mar 2021, 08:54
Replies: 154
Views: 29,954
Posted By mustafagander

As I see it, this system is not very error...

As I see it, this system is not very error tolerant. Big mistake, humans make errors and they must be managed.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Mar 2021, 08:41
Replies: 13
Views: 2,615
Posted By mustafagander

As I understand it here in Oz, the MAP at RW...

As I understand it here in Oz, the MAP at RW gives the designer of the procedure a known point to chart the G/A. Most modern approaches are CDA and tracking to the MAP does not need to be level, in...
6th Mar 2021, 08:33
Replies: 57
Views: 18,411
Posted By mustafagander

CRM works. Such a great outcome that the F/A...

CRM works.
Such a great outcome that the F/A felt comfortable to take it to the Cpt.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Mar 2021, 09:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,728
Posted By mustafagander

What I understand an RMI to be is an indicator...

What I understand an RMI to be is an indicator which has magnetic information fed to a compass card which is always aligned with North and on the face of which are needles which can display VOR or...
19th Feb 2021, 08:56
Replies: 19
Views: 2,749
Posted By mustafagander

Some years back I did a stress test ECG which is...

Some years back I did a stress test ECG which is not unusual as time marches on.
The funny thing was that the medico who signed it off as normal then received a request to review this ECG from the...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Feb 2021, 09:26
Replies: 14
Views: 2,313
Posted By mustafagander

Checkboard, The massive loss of TAS when a high...

Checkboard,
The massive loss of TAS when a high performance twin piston, eg C414AW, loses an engine and descends from F230-F250 to F120 means that much more fuel is required to cover this case if...
7th Feb 2021, 10:09
Replies: 81
Views: 15,754
Posted By mustafagander

As I recall it, DV, a descent on the slides, all...

As I recall it, DV, a descent on the slides, all of the buggers on the B747, was required for initial and it was voluntary thereafter. That B747-200 top door slide was a mind bending ride!!

We in...
7th Feb 2021, 09:56
Replies: 80
Views: 9,377
Posted By mustafagander

The way I see it is that I give an inbound...

The way I see it is that I give an inbound broadcast about 6 minutes out so there is time to sort separation. I also give a call joining downwind, maybe mid downwind if I join over the top, and a...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Feb 2021, 08:41
Replies: 115
Views: 17,177
Posted By mustafagander

Hey fdr, Thanks for the learned explanations of...

Hey fdr,
Thanks for the learned explanations of this stuff.
I'll work through it tomorrow before beer o'clock and after I revise some old aero notes. Been a long time since I had to think much...
31st Jan 2021, 09:36
Replies: 81
Views: 15,754
Posted By mustafagander

Ah Stallie, B747 brakes. Primary brakes #4,...

Ah Stallie,
B747 brakes. Primary brakes #4, secondary brakes #1, reserve brakes #3. There is an auto select of secondary brakes if primary hydraulics low pressure. No problem in your case, a world...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Jan 2021, 09:20
Replies: 115
Views: 17,177
Posted By mustafagander

Sounds good fdr, BUT MCAS does not operate with...

Sounds good fdr,
BUT MCAS does not operate with flaps extended as I understand things. So then, do what you like with the flappery, it matters not.
A simple old engineer like me sees the easiest...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Dec 2020, 09:22
Replies: 24
Views: 2,375
Posted By mustafagander

It seems to me that fwd lateral CG should reduce...

It seems to me that fwd lateral CG should reduce Vmcg coz of the rudder's longer effective lever arm. But experience tells me that this is for the laboratory, in the real world it will disappear into...
12th Dec 2020, 08:59
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By mustafagander

It's a big city. Where are you looking?

It's a big city. Where are you looking?
16th Nov 2020, 08:59
Replies: 48
Views: 8,874
Posted By mustafagander

Happy birthday QANTAS! There are lots of us...

Happy birthday QANTAS!
There are lots of us lifers who despair at where the airline is going these days. We're still proud to have been part of it though.
Before I retired I had 52.5 years of...
Forum: Questions
5th Nov 2020, 09:05
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By mustafagander

I wonder if PLI appears to remind you that...

I wonder if PLI appears to remind you that rolling G can really hurt your aircraft?
As I recall it, retired 5 years now, Boeing says level the wings, then pull to raise the nose.
Forum: Tech Log
21st Oct 2020, 09:33
Replies: 17
Views: 3,199
Posted By mustafagander

Hoo boy Dave. Stop being intentionally obtuse. ...

Hoo boy Dave. Stop being intentionally obtuse.
Probably in our first year Aerodynamics lectures we learnt that at high angles of attack aircraft mush along climbing, if at all, nowhere near the...
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