Search found 766 matches

by Rabbi O'Genius
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...

and now....
The US government has ordered a review of the way Boeing's 737 Max aircraft got its licence to fly.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47633085
by Rabbi O'Genius
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...

A very critical article in the Seattle Times...............

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... air-crash/
by Rabbi O'Genius
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Former AD member
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Former AD member

It's a bit more than limping given the care and attention I have lavished on this joint since 2014!
Hear hear!
by Rabbi O'Genius
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 27
Views: 253

Re: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?

A flattish surface moving through a fluid with an AOA is all you need to generate lift. All the other features are just there in order to improve the lift to drag ratio AND a higher max lift AND a more-benign trailing-edge-type stall characteristic AND provide volume for structure, mechanisms and f...
by Rabbi O'Genius
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 27
Views: 253

Re: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?

Eric: This is an advanced forum. We know: 1. Barn doors can generate great lift. 2. Aerobatic aircraft may have more symmetrical wing profiles to support “negative/inverted” lift. However, it was established there that there is much misinformation about the curved upper surface of a typical wing an...
by Rabbi O'Genius
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 49
Views: 536

Re: Ethiopian 737

by Rabbi O'Genius
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 49
Views: 536

Re: Ethiopian 737

FWIW Canada's transport minister said it had received new evidence about the crash. Marc Garneau said that satellite data showed possible similarities between flight patterns of Boeing 737 Max planes operating in Canada and the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed. He said: "As a result of new data...
by Rabbi O'Genius
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: Tony
Replies: 22
Views: 156

Re: F.A.O.: Tony

Now whether it's simply a flat, barn-door vane shoving air down, or a sophisticated airfoil shape with 23 interacting theorems Kutta this and vortices that and accelerations and suction on top (which does not really exist so it's REALLY "only" the air on the bottom pushing up...but we give the uppe...
by Rabbi O'Genius
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Annual squid roundup 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Annual squid roundup 2019

Crash driver 'swerved to avoid octopus'

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-47144891
by Rabbi O'Genius
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 46628

Re: Word Association Thread

Per
Se
by Rabbi O'Genius
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Near meteor disaster?
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Near meteor disaster?

It seems likely that a meteor (or satellite re-entry) disaster has narrowly been avoided.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46181662
by Rabbi O'Genius
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 46628

Re: Word Association Thread

Google Earth
lancasterbomber.jpg
lancasterbomber.jpg (58.21 KiB) Viewed 878 times
by Rabbi O'Genius
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 46628

Re: Word Association Thread

Tits.
Up
by Rabbi O'Genius
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Air Jamaica 757 @ GEO
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Fly Jamaica 757 @ GEO

That's not Air Jamaica. Air Jamaica hasn't existed in a while.
oops...My misread.
by Rabbi O'Genius
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 46628

Re: Word Association Thread

THREAD LOCKED
loctite.jpg
loctite.jpg (16.33 KiB) Viewed 899 times
by Rabbi O'Genius
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Air Jamaica 757 @ GEO
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Air Jamaica 757 @ GEO

Not much detail on BBC, but seems to have returned to GEO with hydraulic problems after departure, then overrun on landing (due to said hydraulic problems?)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46154179
by Rabbi O'Genius
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 46628

Re: Word Association Thread

Gangrene
by Rabbi O'Genius
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia
Replies: 11
Views: 662

B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia

Presumably Air Niugini is the local pidgin version of Air New Guinea....

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45674786
by Rabbi O'Genius
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sod Skegness - Savour Sidmouth
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Sod Skegness - Savour Sidmouth

It seems that a fuel priming device failure resulted in the engine running too rich and consuming fuel too fast until it ran out.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-45521814

https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-in ... -d2-g-bznk
by Rabbi O'Genius
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 40
Views: 2546

Re: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing

OK, I buy the argument that increasing the aspect ratio can decrease the induced drag. But what about the tip vortices? If a wing is simply stretched but has the same form and lifting profile at the tip, it’s going to generate much the same vortices at the tip The claim that winglet orientation is i...

Go to advanced search