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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2175 on: January 26, 2023, 11:01:51 am »

And the odds on it being on time and in budget?   {-)


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« Reply #2176 on: January 26, 2023, 12:44:44 pm »






 Should have got the hang of it by the time they get to No 5.


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« Reply #2177 on: January 26, 2023, 04:56:03 pm »


Just nice ....

Joanna Gosling bids an emotional farewell to BBC News live on-air:
  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-64418230
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« Reply #2178 on: January 26, 2023, 05:20:23 pm »

That's a decent way to depart from a long held employment  :-))


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« Reply #2179 on: January 27, 2023, 10:20:47 am »

Takes a lot more than street speak to captivate an audience, pity the cretins in the crypt don't understand this. Luckily I'll still be able to continue listening to Ken on the tubular invader.


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« Reply #2180 on: February 03, 2023, 10:31:02 am »

Seems like the PoW's OTHER prop shaft needs repairs  O0


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« Reply #2181 on: February 03, 2023, 10:54:54 pm »

RN Sailors needing treatment
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64519902


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« Reply #2182 on: February 16, 2023, 09:42:44 am »

Artifacts from shipwreck to go on display


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-64651507


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« Reply #2183 on: February 16, 2023, 10:04:04 am »

 
BBC: Raquel Welch: US actress and model dies at 82
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-64657781
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« Reply #2184 on: February 16, 2023, 01:28:36 pm »

I'll always remember the fur bikini because I wrote off my dads A30 on the way home from the Astoria Cinema in Purley :embarrassed:
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« Reply #2185 on: February 24, 2023, 05:31:52 pm »

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« Reply #2186 on: February 24, 2023, 07:50:48 pm »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-64764145


Oh no. Memories of Flying Phantom instantly come to mind. No details in the report of casualties, but it witnesses say the tug capsized 'instantaneously'.


No doubt more information to come, but thoughts and prayers are with those involved.
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« Reply #2187 on: February 25, 2023, 01:00:29 pm »

Ajax light tank back on track.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64763195

Apparently the 'redesign' is just more cushions and earplugs for the crew...

As has been reported elsewhere, the machine still vibrates enormously which will not be good for its electronics of mechanical components. Who do they think they are kidding?

They'll probably 'cure' the Prince of Wales' propshaft problem by limiting top speed to ten knots.

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« Reply #2188 on: February 25, 2023, 02:13:03 pm »

They have a stockpile of 414 completed hulls already stacked in the yard. If they cannot get the mechanicals sorted there is going to have to be some creative repurposing on the horizon . Perhaps Englands answer to the Hummer.
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« Reply #2189 on: February 26, 2023, 03:56:34 pm »

Stiff upper lip lads, British ingenuity taught the world so much, pity we sat on our butts reminiscing of past glories. The British empire is long gone, pity some industrialists don't seem to realise this.


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« Reply #2190 on: February 26, 2023, 05:22:52 pm »

Industrialists?.........do we have any left?
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« Reply #2191 on: February 26, 2023, 10:43:15 pm »

Watched on television this evening that incident on HMS Queen Elizabeth when the F35 pilot ejected at the very top of the ramp on take off . That was very hairy. Only saved from going down and under by his parachute cords snagging on a lamp bracket at the bow.  Was a suggestion his loss of power on take off was due to a rain guard that had been left on one of the intakes but I would have thought that would have become apparent on engine run up before release.
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« Reply #2192 on: February 27, 2023, 03:27:52 am »

Hi baldrick, How much is that going to cost me?
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« Reply #2193 on: February 27, 2023, 07:49:10 am »

Approximately £80,000,000. (eighty million pounds)
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« Reply #2194 on: February 27, 2023, 10:42:03 am »



 Was a suggestion his loss of power on take off was due to a rain guard that had been left on one of the intakes but I would have thought that would have become apparent on engine run up before release.



Not if it was in the lift fan intake as it wouldn't be visible.


They don't run them up to full power before take-off or otherwise the aircraft would try and lift off vertically.  :o
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« Reply #2195 on: February 27, 2023, 04:03:23 pm »

There is an interesting You Tube simulation of an F35B takeoff and landing here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY8oArCsk6M

It shows how the 'rolling landing' developed by the RN allows the aircraft to return on board without jettisoning unexpended ordnance to reduce weight sufficiently for a hover landing. The approach speed generates the extra lift needed. Clever stuff and could save a lot of money!

You can also see the operation of the rear thrust nozzle in detail.

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« Reply #2196 on: February 27, 2023, 04:46:07 pm »

That was really interesting Colin, thank you for sharing  :-))


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« Reply #2197 on: February 27, 2023, 05:20:33 pm »

US Marine Corps F-35B aircraft had commenced flying operations at 0630hrs and two UK F-35Bs, from 617 Squadron, were programmed to launch at 1145hrs. The lead aircraft, ZM152 taxied to the runway for launch at 1137hrs. The aircraft converted to short take-off mode and at the direction of the Captain of the Flight Deck the pilot conducted engine run up checks, confirmed all engine indications were normal, selected take-off power, 97% Engine Thrust Request (ETR), and released the brakes.
The pilot reported that the initial acceleration felt normal, but then decreased. On checking the engine displays they discovered that the power was low, at 74% ETR. The pilot then selected maximum (100% ETR) but the engine continued to deliver lower than expected power. Due to the resulting low speed of ZM152, the pilot attempted to abort the take-off but was unable to stop the aircraft before the end of the ramp and ejected. The ejection was successful, the parachute deployed, and the pilot landed on the flight deck suffering only minor injuries. The aircraft impacted the sea and was seen to be afloat passing down the port side of the ship before it subsequently sank.
ZM152 last flew on November 13, 2021 and required no maintenance activity before the preparation for its flight on November 17, 2021. During the day prior to the accident, QNLZ transited through the Suez Canal on her homeward passage. As a security measure for that passage all F-35Bs on the flight deck had Red Gear fitted. Red Gear, which included engine intake blanks, was designed to protect from ingress of foreign objects. That night, 617 Sqn engineering personnel serviced ZM152 to prepare it for flight the following day.
ZM152ís servicing was tasked to two engineers who started shift at 1930hrs. The first engineer conducted their aspects of the servicing shortly after 2130hrs and was completed no later than 2300hrs. After a mid-shift meal, the second engineer started their work at 0030hrs. During the intervening period there was thunderstorm activity around the ship. When the second engineer arrived at the aircraft to conduct their part of the servicing and on all subsequent inspections of the aircraft prior to flight, the intake blanks were not seen. During their individual tasks, the engineers removed some elements of the Red Gear, but no entry was required in the aircraft technical log upon fitment or removal. A local accounting procedure was in place, but this was not used for the mass fitting and removal of Red Gear during the Suez transit. No muster was conducted prior to flying to ensure all the Red Gear had been removed.
Prior to sinking, the left-hand intake blank was observed to float clear of ZM152ískage and was subsequently impounded. A salvage operation was mounted and the aircraft was located and successfully recovered to the UK.
Cause
Following analysis of the Flight Data Recorder by the manufacturer and having completed an independent Airworthiness Review, the Panel has identified no technical issue with the aircraft. It is the Panelís opinion that it is almost certain that a single engine intake blank remained inside the engine intake at the time of launch, causing a restriction in airflow to the engine such that it was unable to generate enough power for take-off.
Conclusion
Based on the evidence obtained, the Panel is confident that the primary causal factor of the event was the left-hand intake blank remaining in the aircraft prior to launch, reducing the engine power. This was most likely due to a combination of human, organisational and procedural factors. Nevertheless, the inquiry continues to pursue a standard of evidence that will allow other lines of inquiry to be addressed across a range of possible causes. The Panel is focussing on potential mechanisms of movement of the intake blank and comparisons of UK servicing procedures with other F-35 operating nations.
In accordance with its terms of reference, the Service Inquiry continues to examine other factors, including equipment design, workforce resource, fatigue management, quality assurance and post-occurrence management of the event, to identify any relevant lessons that may prevent reoccurrence and enhance Air Safety.

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« Reply #2198 on: February 27, 2023, 06:25:53 pm »

Although the rolling landing is very clever, it does demonstrate the limitations of the F35B design. Unlike the F35C cats & traps variant used by the US Navy, the F35B cannot carry the same payload and does not have the same range. On the other hand, its carrier doesn't need all the expensive cats and traps gear which have been causing the US Navy quite a bit of grief by all accounts.

Jury's out on that I think.

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« Reply #2199 on: February 28, 2023, 05:37:25 am »

Hi all, when I was servicing RAF aircraft way back 1957 - 1961, if there was a crash there was a rush to see the form 80 to see if your name was in it!
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