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9th Jul 2019, 00:06
Replies: 4,057
Views: 3,608,155
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Why Do We Need Pilots Anyway?

Doesn't anyone else find it difficult to understand how a plane can be certified for flight when forces (torque) on the manual trim wheel can be so large that the trim wheel cannot override the...
20th Apr 2018, 10:34
Replies: 446
Views: 417,328
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Not a 'Fighter Pilot' A Naval Aviator

"Fighter Pilot" is a subset of Naval Aviator.
18th Mar 2018, 17:34
Replies: 17
Views: 8,968
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Nuclear Power Industry Too

Following the Three Mile Island disaster, the nuclear power industry turned to pilot training professionals to learn how teach nuclear power operators how to deal with emergencies.
Forum: Tech Log
25th Feb 2018, 10:57
Replies: 62
Views: 12,564
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Developing Skills

How will they ever get those skills?
Forum: Tech Log
21st Feb 2018, 00:11
Replies: 62
Views: 12,564
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Too Slow!

Shouldn't the call be, "TOO SLOW, TOO SLOW, TOO SLOW!
27th Oct 2017, 10:46
Replies: 25
Views: 9,506
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Back to the subject at hand: Could this have been...

Back to the subject at hand: Could this have been a "retaining ring"?
13th Jul 2017, 16:24
Replies: 40
Views: 30,985
Posted By Smilin_Ed

The Best Type of Deflector

The best type is one that deflects stupid people from getting into a dangerous situation. :=
Forum: Tech Log
22nd May 2017, 14:31
Replies: 126
Views: 25,236
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Angle of Attack

All of this seems to point to using Angle of Attack in this situation.
Forum: Tech Log
30th Dec 2016, 17:11
Replies: 36
Views: 7,618
Posted By Smilin_Ed

More on AoA

No, I did not fly the F8U. My primary planes were the A-4 and the EA-6B.

At any given weight, fuselage angle is determined by AoA. If you are too cocked up, the hook will be too low and you can...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Dec 2016, 17:00
Replies: 36
Views: 7,618
Posted By Smilin_Ed

When To Use AoA

The US Navy uses AoA only for setting the optimum speed on landing approach. Why?
Because AoA is highly sensitive at approach speeds but varies hardly at all with speed at cruise. Thus you can get a...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Dec 2016, 20:30
Replies: 10
Views: 4,018
Posted By Smilin_Ed

What a jeap of hunk.

Sort of like an Apple computer.
4th Dec 2016, 20:05
Replies: 41
Views: 24,461
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Bonin In The Right Seat

What if it is Bonin in the right seat?:eek:
Forum: Tech Log
20th Oct 2016, 23:45
Replies: 21
Views: 6,881
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Both PDR1 and Mustafagander have it right. The...

Both PDR1 and Mustafagander have it right. The system that I know best has a tubular capacitor mounted vertically and a flat-plate capacitor at the bottom of the tank where it is always covered by...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Oct 2016, 15:11
Replies: 21
Views: 6,881
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Volume vs Weight

If I were selling fuel, I would want to sell it by weight rather than by volume, i.e. I would be selling energy rather than gallons of liquid. In cold country, I wouldn't want to give away energy...
28th Aug 2016, 23:53
Replies: 79
Views: 59,668
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Not Like AF447

At least he didn't keep pulling, hoping it would start to fly like was done in AF447.:D
Forum: Tech Log
21st May 2016, 01:51
Replies: 26
Views: 7,623
Posted By Smilin_Ed

RADAR At Any Frequency

Although most practical radars operate in the higher frequencies, there are radars at many areas in the electromagnetic spectrum ranging from the HF through light (lasers). Engineers use laser range...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Apr 2016, 15:52
Replies: 76
Views: 17,837
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Qualified Pilot Needed

Full Wings:

That is if you have a qualified pilot in the cockpit. (Remember AF447?)
Forum: Tech Log
15th Feb 2016, 14:47
Replies: 28
Views: 16,975
Posted By Smilin_Ed

It's Refreshing

It is refreshing (and amazing) that PPrUNers are actually talking about flying the airplane rather than pushing buttons. Keep it up. Maybe the newbies will learn something. :D
1st Feb 2016, 16:13
Replies: 77
Views: 44,241
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Gear Handle Jammed???

Since there seems to be a procedure for this, how often has this happened? Can someone who is a 747 driver educate the rest of us? Seems like it should be rarer than it is.:confused:
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jan 2016, 14:52
Replies: 292
Views: 36,033
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Please Translate This

Please translate. Thanks.

Ed
18th Jan 2016, 14:24
Replies: 44
Views: 11,609
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Ejection Capsule Record

The safety record of ejection capsules is spotty at best:

Date (http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F_111/F-111.htm)

For that, and other reasons, the F111 did not stay in the...
17th Jan 2016, 20:51
Replies: 18
Views: 6,287
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Before That...

And before that they had a B-26. I had three or four flights in it as part of the Navy Test Pilot School syllabus. Very impressive what they could do with analog computers in those days. They could...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jan 2016, 22:35
Replies: 42
Views: 7,916
Posted By Smilin_Ed

U.S. Navy Rationale

Back in the dark ages 40 years ago when I was flying off carriers, tire pressures were usually 400 psi for carrier operations and 300 psi for field operations. Those high pressures exerted a lot of...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Dec 2015, 15:41
Replies: 40
Views: 10,755
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Situational Awareness

ExV238 has just summed up what appears to me to be a major problem with today's pilots: They are entirely to content to let the airplane do what the computers tell it to do and they do not recognize ...
8th Dec 2015, 14:59
Replies: 64
Views: 33,766
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Gethomeitis

To me this a case of gethomeitis combined with loss of situation awareness. "Lets get in the air and on the way home and everything will be OK" :ugh:

And yes, I'm guilty too. It just happened that...
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