Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    The early 3350s had horrendous problems - overheating and catching fire was the worst of them. Eddie Allen, Boeing's chief test pilot was killed when an engine caught fire and burned through the wing spar.

    The 4360s were set up in a module that could be changed out relatively quickly, minimizing downtime. The removed assembly went to an overhaul facility where it was repaired as needed.
  2. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    I dont know if it counts, but I just watched the international space station do a flyover! Very cool!:clap
  3. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    I change QEC's all the time - that doesn't make them run any better or last longer. With the Pratt you have 10 more jugs to worry about, along with the associated cam rings, exhaust system, ignition complexity and as I mentioned previously the problem of poor cooling for the aft rows. Poor cooling leads to a short service life. The Wright only had two rows - much simpler.

    Do you think that 'Fifi' would still be flying if it was runnings Pratts? I've worked on Pratt radials and I do like them - I work on modern day Pratts now.
  4. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    How about a grossly in-proportionate 3D printed glider?

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    Having fun with my new toy. Not the glider. :norton
  5. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    The point was that there's less downtime. The overhaul shop takes over and the aircraft's operational while the engine is being serviced.
  6. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    Most radials that I changed were QEC's - cooling baffles, ignition harnesses and assorted bits were all on and ready to go. Mags were installed and timed. You'd have to have a QEC for the Pratt or you would be there for weeks doing an engine change.
  7. kfsinc

    kfsinc Chaingolian Observer

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    3D printer or dremel?

    how does it fly?
  8. Tim McKittrick

    Tim McKittrick Long timer

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    I recall reading that one of the advantages of the BF109 was it's QEC design: the engine, guns, and prop were designed to be exchanged as a unit. Allegedly a pilot could return form a sortie and while taking a pee and eating a sandwich his ground crew could set him up with a fresh powerplant and armament. A good crew was supposedly able to do the entire swap and have the craft airworthy in something like 15 minutes.

    Damaged or tired airframes were sent back to the factory for refurbishment, and many were pieced together from multiple ships. Because of this there is evidently no clear record of just how many were made, and how many were remade.
  9. Easyrider5258

    Easyrider5258 Easyrider

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    With the Imperial War Museum in London being refurbished exhibits based there have been moved to Duxford temporarily, thought it was worth a visit;

    View directly in flickr's light-room here;

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/65081372@N04/8519324722/in/photostream/lightbox/

    use the older tab to work back :D

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    British Antarctic Survey Twin Otter at Duxford by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Tornado GR1 ZA465 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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  10. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    3d printer... And it doesnt. :lol3. Still experimenting with the printer setup, but I think I can get a flying glider pretty easily.
  11. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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  12. chazbird

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    Says British Antarctic Survey on the fuselage, but the reg begins with VP? Is that Chile? Is that common? Contacted out?
  13. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Or is that Boark Air flying under a separate reg?
  14. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    VP-F = Falkland Islands

    VP- for UK off shore and the -F for the Falkland Islands

    Hay Ewe
  15. moparren

    moparren Been here awhile

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  16. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Saw one of these on final into Toronto this afternoon.

    Man, they take up a lot of sky. :huh


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  17. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    One took off ahead of me (passenger in a little ole 737) a few weeks ago. It lumbered off in front of us, didn't look that big as it flew away from us but then it turned and looked simply massive (by this time it was a fair way out and we were still taxing...
  18. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    At about 3:50


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  19. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    That was close...

    At 3:30, the oncoming aircraft is just visible, but covered by the datum line of the heads up display.

    At 4:01, the airliner passes just in front; at 4:02 the evasive manouver begins.

    Earlier, the controller asked the fighter pilot to check Mode C, wonder if his transponder had problems.

    What was said between the pilots and the controller after the near miss...

    NFE
  20. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I saw a 747-400 parked along side an A380 at SIN a few months ago - that really showed how big it is.
    But its ugly, very blunt nose and short and dumpy. 747 has much better lines

    Hay Ewe