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Old 11-17-2011, 03:46 PM   #2221
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I wonder why the trailing edge of the cowl is scalloped like that? Anybody have any idea?
I could be wrong but I think it helps with noise and efficiency.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:39 PM   #2222
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Did you notice that of all the aircraft on display, the only one that had armed gaurds was the B2?

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There were others that had armed guards
i can't remember which ones I think it was
by the awaks(sp) but i seen several in bdu's
with side arms throughout not a lot, but probably
more security that is unseen than seen
It was a good show especially for the price
of free
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:49 PM   #2223
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At $194,000,000 I would have expected the harness on the MLG Truck to be tidier and better protected, at least wrap some spiral wrap around it
I suppose one can keep a better eye on wear and tear if not covered?
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:50 PM   #2224
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I wonder why the trailing edge of the cowl is scalloped like that? Anybody have any idea?
I'll bet it is to reduce the "acoustical signature" of the engine.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:57 PM   #2225
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I suppose one can keep a better eye on wear and tear if not covered?
The wear and tear occurs because it is exposed. Oh well, I guess they'll have to hire more people to deal with the service issues that occur due to their inferior engineering. Eventually they'll issue a SB that will cover a Mod to fix their fuck up.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:01 PM   #2226
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The wear and tear occurs because it is exposed. Oh well, I guess they'll have to hire more people to deal with the service issues that occur due to their inferior engineering. Eventually they'll issue a SB that will cover a Mod to fix their fuck up.
It's called "job security".

Unless the FAA or whoever decides they have to fix it, then it's a "engineering error".
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:05 PM   #2227
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By the looks of it, they tied the electrics to the hydraulics, and made a mess out of it.

But then, it's a Boing, what else do you expect. :roll
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:32 PM   #2228
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Could it be because this is a pre-production aircraft?

You can't see it in these pictures, but above the doors is stencilled "EXPERIMENTAL".

The media was a bit upset that it wasn't fitted out for passengers. Theres about six seats up front. The rest of the aircraft has racks of electronic stuff where the seats should be.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:45 PM   #2229
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I wonder why the trailing edge of the cowl is scalloped like that? Anybody have any idea?
Apparently it aids in the comingling of ambient air and bypassed air to reduce sound energy.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:47 PM   #2230
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I know on our aircraft anything orange is usually some sort of test equipment. Do you think that might be the case with all the orange wiring there? It looks like it was all kind of slapped on, so to speak.
That sounds like a plausible explanation to me.

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Old 11-17-2011, 08:00 PM   #2231
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By the looks of it, they tied the electrics to the hydraulics, and made a mess out of it.

But then, it's a Boing, what else do you expect. :roll
I take it Paul that you are an Airbus fan?
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:12 PM   #2232
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Kick the tires and light the fires, eh?

Lots of Canadians out at NAF El Centro today. I spent the afternoon out on runway 26. More to follow.





Lots of T-45 trainer action out today as well.



Standing with your toes on the runway all afternoon does......not......suck.

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:13 PM   #2233
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:48 AM   #2234
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I take it Paul that you are an Airbus fan?
Yep.

I wrenched on a whole bunch of aircraft, and they all had their pro's and con's, but in line maintenance the Airbus is the least troublesome, and easiest to to get 'fit for flight' again.

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Old 11-18-2011, 04:49 AM   #2235
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Yep.

I wrenched on a whole bunch of aircraft, and they all had their pro's and con's, but in line maintenance the Airbus is the least troublesome, and easiest to to get 'fit for flight' again.

Paul.
Boeing are making some bold claims about scheduled maintenance and general reliability of this carbon fibre wonder, as you would expect I guess.

What do those in the know make of this? Will we be seeing a steady stream of bulletins once these get some hours on them?
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