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    ALL three hydraulic systems were disabled when...

    ALL three hydraulic systems were disabled when the #2 engine failed, so the only control left was by manipulating the thrust of the #1 and #3 engines as you stated. However, it was Captain Haynes...
  2. Thread: reattaching wings

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    I found this on Aircraft Spruce's website - maybe...

    I found this on Aircraft Spruce's website - maybe buying plans would answer your question. Or at least communicate with Acro Sport:

    "An info pack is $10.50, plans are $125.00 and both can be...
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    Gorgeous! What does she weigh?

    Gorgeous! What does she weigh?
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    Bill, I was simply correcting a flaw introduced...

    Bill, I was simply correcting a flaw introduced by the media (not criticizing you). NO 737 has a stick pusher, so to state that the computer pushes the airplane nose down is not correct; in this...
  5. Thread: Am i just too old?

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    Names or model designations have been duplicated...

    Names or model designations have been duplicated for a long time - take the Grumman F4F versus the F4 Phantom, for one example. The Cessna C-172 Skyhawk is certainly not a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk...
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    Bill G, you wrote, "It fits a struggle between...

    Bill G, you wrote, "It fits a struggle between the pilots and the computer autopilot in the plane, pilots trying to pull up and computer pushing nose down" and I'm compelled to point out that no...
  7. Have you tried the phone when NOT in your plane? ...

    Have you tried the phone when NOT in your plane? Do you get the same results?

    I have had the DC ProX for over two years and I'm happy with it. You may need to adjust the settings a bit,...
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    We've already made two ski trips this year (just...

    We've already made two ski trips this year (just back from the last one) and are planning at least one more. The snow has been at least good and often great at Copper Mountain; haven't skied Aspen...
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    D-Day was much on my mind yesterday. My...

    D-Day was much on my mind yesterday. My grandfather - Mom's father - was there. He was an engineer in charge of part of the "Mulberry" wharf system at Omaha Beach (according to the history taught...
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    Bill - it's probably your security settings as...

    Bill - it's probably your security settings as I'm having no problems accessing that article.

    I just did an internet search for "I-80 plane crash" and came up with several hits; here's another:
    ...
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    Yes, it's a shame, but the plane can be rebuilt. ...

    Yes, it's a shame, but the plane can be rebuilt. As least, I hope that it will be. More important is that pilot wasn't injured.
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    Biplane Accident on I-80 in Wyoming

    This appears to be the biplane featured in the current issue of Sport Aviation:

    http://kutv.com/news/local/pilot-walks-away-after-crashing-plane-on-i-80-near-evanston-wyoming

    Fortunately, the...
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    Fatal Accident at Reno Stead

    The name of the pilot hasn't been released, but it was reportedly a Thunder Mustang that was based at Stead, so many of us will know the name:
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  14. Thread: Jet Engne Fires

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    "Southwest had the engine explosion, that debris...

    "Southwest had the engine explosion, that debris went through the window and killed a passenger, their first fatality since founding 47 years ago."

    Well, it's their first passenger fatality. ...
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    Thanks for the advice Jeff. Vice grips, heat and...

    Thanks for the advice Jeff. Vice grips, heat and other techniques haven't yet helped me with the stripped nut (just to be clear, it's not on the through bolt). Back to work tomorrow, so I'll pick...
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    Thanks for the replies. Yes, I have an overhaul...

    Thanks for the replies. Yes, I have an overhaul manual and had consulted it and had done a few online searches before posting here. Yes, it was the "through bolt/stud" which I finally noticed was...
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    Spinning Cylinder Mount Stud - Contiental O-200

    Happy New Year to all.

    This one has me scratching my head. I bought a O-200 for a project and want to disassemble it. One of the cylinder studs just spins. The nut is still on the stud and the...
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    If I recall correctly, Beech built an auto...

    If I recall correctly, Beech built an auto prototype shortly after WWII.
  19. Thread: United Experience

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    Bill - I hope you will send an email to UA's...

    Bill - I hope you will send an email to UA's upper management and relate your story to them; I had a friend with a recent horror story, too. It seems to me that the cost-cutting of recent years,...
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    I've heard that some good jobs - one with...

    I've heard that some good jobs - one with starting pay of $17.98/hour - have gone unfilled in Colorado because too many people fail the drug screen test. But I have to wonder, then where are those...
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    I'm glad that the attention finally turned to the...

    I'm glad that the attention finally turned to the Chicago Department of Aviation Police; their actions were reprehensible.
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    Private message sent to you - I'm interested in a...

    Private message sent to you - I'm interested in a couple of items.
  23. Thread: Rocket science

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    Recently, one of my old buddies, a chemical...

    Recently, one of my old buddies, a chemical engineer, told me this joke:

    What's the value of pi?
    The scientist says, "3.14159..."
    The mathemetician says, "The ratio of a circle's circumference...
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    I used to claim that their motto was, "All war,...

    I used to claim that their motto was, "All war, all the time."

    They have changed in recent years.
  25. Nice job on the videos - good choice of music,...

    Nice job on the videos - good choice of music, too.

    What software did you use to edit them?
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