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Old 07-11-2016, 03:03 PM   #29161
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How I hung a tree-saver strap for a tree swing without climbing a tree using a 6" piece of Miata front sway bar and some nylon contractor.

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Old 07-11-2016, 03:18 PM   #29162
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:18 PM   #29163
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:22 PM   #29164
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:15 AM   #29165
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I was wondering the same thing. I bet it is easier to stock spare parts when they are all identical.
Yup... the engine comes on a container with the reduction gearbox and most of the prop assembly except the blades.... So left/right engines are interchangeable and you don't need to stock two different assemblies. Of course this greatly affects flying qualities... But the pilots are also very good. The E2 and C2 are very hard aircraft to fly, and are EXTREMELY stick and rudder heavy. Every time you add or subtract power, you must counteract induced yaw with rudder and simultaneously trim it out.

You've probably never noticed, but the left inboard vertical stab on an E2 is purely cosmetic... Doesn't have a movable surface. The right inboard needs to be there to keep the plane flying straight in the event we lose the left engine, but because of the way p-factor works, the aerodynamics aren't as affected if we lose the right motor and don't actually need the left inboard stab. Grumman leaves it on there because the plane would look silly without it.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:30 AM   #29166
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the plane...look silly
with the props rotating the same way.



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Old 07-12-2016, 11:18 AM   #29168
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apparently it requires a little intelligence.

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You've probably never noticed, but the left inboard vertical stab on an E2 is purely cosmetic... Doesn't have a movable surface.
I would never have noticed that!





Was also reading some more about the arresting wire incident. A fractured skull, broken arms legs and ankles, and a torn blood vessel which nearly resulted in a foot amputation. Must have been a hell of a drop when it left the deck... Can't even imagine that ****.
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I think it was from the cable snapping back and hitting the deck crew.

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I think it was from the cable snapping back and hitting the deck crew.
That... would make a hell of a lot more sense.

(d'oh)


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Old 07-12-2016, 01:34 PM   #29172
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Joe, what sort of lightening protection do those masts have? Nothing looks isolated from lightening strikes.
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Joe, what sort of lightening protection do those masts have? Nothing looks isolated from lightening strikes.
The mast itself is very heavily grounded to the building's steel frame, which is in turn grounded to earth down in the bedrock region.

As for all the antennas and whatnot, it's a combination of flashover tubes, DC shorts, and whatnot. The UHF and microwave stuff is pretty easy to protect as there's no physical connection between the antenna and the transmitter, just waveguide.

But in the end, no, nothing is 100% protected. A direct hit on a VHF or FM antenna will usually destroy the transmitter on the other end of it, so you just try to encourage the lightning to hit things other than the antennas.




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I'm actually kind of looking forwards to the reports about pedestrians getting hit by trains / busses / etc., because they were chasing after a pokething.







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Today's Oatmeal:





So very true...
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