Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Heck, the freight companies can't wait to remove the co-pilot, then the pilot, using unmanned-aircraft technology.
  2. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    That must be one hot plane...the pilot is wearing Ovgloves. :huh

    No scheduled flights. The plane leaves when it has enough cargo and passengers to make it profitable. :lol3
  3. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Alot of cargo is palletized, so it would be reasonably simple to load accordingly, lower and lighter to the outboard, higher and heavy to the center. Very functional, in fact....just not particularly efficient use of space.

    I would think that in addition to the fore and aft c.g. limits, the allowable lateral c.g. would be a big player as well.

    It would be interesting to loadplan, for sure.
  4. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    If the guys doing the load plan are anything like the ones I worked with that would be very, very scarey!:lol3

    They gave me the load plan duties after I had been there two days. I was scared shitless about making a mistake. I always thought of one of those old beat up containers popping loose from the tie down locks and sliding all the way back.
  5. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    FAA requires all locks to be up and engaged (locked), whether there is a container there or not...for just such a contingency.
  6. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    I remember walking the deck and pulling those up now.


    EDIT: Actually I don't remember doing that, but I guess we did.
  7. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    It would just be a matter of habituating the general public to the new shape.
  8. chazbird

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    Maybe. Passengers never really see what an airplane looks like anyway...they self inject/insert themselves via the jet way and file into their seats. Most don't know and don't care what plane they are on. In such a plane they probably would get lost trying to wander around and find their place. Another factor is the 90 second rule for evacuation. That might be hard to accomplish from deep inside the plane. Or, other factors: how wide is the gear track? Will it fit at most airports in and around the gates? Still, if it has distinct operational and efficiency advantages it should be worth development.
  9. Renner

    Renner rockin' the toaster

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  10. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Great read, thanks.
  11. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    That's pretty cool. Thanks!
  12. pilot815

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    Tonight on Netflix I came across "The Real Battle of Britain" with the McGregor brothers. Fantastic documentary about the air battle that took place.

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  13. GSPeP

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    A friend of mine - Hanglider equipped with a "Mosquito" (Helps a hanglider start when there are no mountains or hills)

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  14. Renner

    Renner rockin' the toaster

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  15. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    Always liked the B-58. Where is this one located?
  16. Beemer Bob

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    That would be the Nation Museum of the USAF at Wright-Patterson in Dayton, OH. Cold War Hangar.
  17. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Yep, and the bird just to it's left in that shot is one of the few B-36's left in existence.....
  18. TwilightZone

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    Awesome photo. That thing would break the sound barrier...
    always remember the 'sonic booms' as a kid.

    I reckon, now there would be panic in urban areas.

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  19. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    I was wondering if that was Dayton; I've seen that one in person, then, wasn't positive if it was Dayton or not.

    The B29 and 36 on display are also very nice there. They've done a neat job of arranging things by era.
  20. MN_Smurf

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    For any of you that haven't been to the museum in Dayton....plan to be there the whole day and you still won't see it all with any detail. There is that much to see.