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It says now following intense media interest: “As a precaution, Qantas has inspected its entire 747-400 fleet and all of these aircraft have been cleared to fly.” It also says Boeing will be notifying all 747-400 operators of the incident.
Qantas says the aircraft is now back in normal operation following “stringent inspections and testing in Bangkok before being cleared to fly”.
Originally posted by thebozeian
WOW, 100+ views and nobody can answer me yet! I would have thought someone like kilcoo316 or Zaphod could have nailed that one, or at least know someone who can. Well I'll keep an eye on this thread and bump it till someone can come up with an answer.
In the meantime I would like to wish everyone here a happy new year and thank them for a productive and informative discussion over the last 12 or so months I have been here. It's been fun guys, looking forward to another challenging year!!
[edit on 29-12-2007 by thebozeian]
Ahhh those were the days Zaph, when men where men (or women )and aircraft where REAL aircraft.
Mizzu, watch it with the stone age comments. I remember watching the flight engineers sitting there watching the lights and turning the nobs.
I thought hmmm, sounds analogous to a hydraulic prop pitch control... Which you then promptly confirmed with
It is a neat unit that maintains a system pressure against demands in volume by varying propeller pitch to increase or decrease rpm
Funnily enough I was looking at one of those old Ham-Std types the other day. Such an elegant piece of equipment I was thinking, I doubted they could come up with anything better today. Seems you have confirmed my suspicion.
Same system design as the old Ham-Std 43d50 & 45H60 Hydromatic propeller systems