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    Aidan
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  • Aidan
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    Him and his ancestors for the next 10 generations. But nevermind that, can you imagine the slagging?

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  • GoneToTheCanner
    C/S

  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Oh well, it'll take him a lifetime to pay the AF back
    regards
    GttC

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  • Aidan
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  • Aidan
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    Dredging my memory here, but I seem to remember this as being a problem on F/A-18s at high angles of attack - the aircraft yawed to the right, reducing airflow into the right intake, stalling the engine (which would have been operating at reduced power in the first place). Pilot didn't have enough rudder control to bring it back, and the asymetrical thrust was just pushing the thing round, compounding the problem. At 4-500 feet (or whatever), there was no time to dip the nose and recover.

    It was an issue on the F-17 also, hence the LERX on the 18. Again, from memory, I think the F-14s with the original engine used have a similar issue (TF-30?), but theirs was more related to the fact that it took the engines ages to spool up.

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    He should still have been able to fly away on one.If it was a compressor stall, why didn't it happen on both? Speculating hat on, I'd say a simple stall and insufficient altitude to recover.
    regards
    GttC

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  • Aidan
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  • Aidan
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    Looks like a plain and simple compressor stall on the right engine. Any of the professionals here care to speculate?

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  • sofa
    Major General

  • sofa
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    Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    Hi there,
    Not all seats will orientate themselves upright.Some of the older ones will simply fire themselves out and depart at whatever angle the aircraft's cockpit is facing.Some will turn themselves upright but they need to have a few hundred feet available to allow the turn to happen. At least one of the Russian models has a rocket motor and a self-levelling system specifically designed to orient the seat/man upright and then climb to a safe height to allow the seat to seperate from the man and allow a full parachute canopy to deploy.
    regards
    GttC

    Interesting.

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  • GoneToTheCanner
    C/S

  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Hi there,
    Not all seats will orientate themselves upright.Some of the older ones will simply fire themselves out and depart at whatever angle the aircraft's cockpit is facing.Some will turn themselves upright but they need to have a few hundred feet available to allow the turn to happen. At least one of the Russian models has a rocket motor and a self-levelling system specifically designed to orient the seat/man upright and then climb to a safe height to allow the seat to seperate from the man and allow a full parachute canopy to deploy.
    regards
    GttC

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  • Jungle
    Private 3*

  • Jungle
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    Originally posted by Sluggie View Post
    Does this seem like a high attrition rate? over how many years?
    Since we purchased the CF-18s, in oct 1982.

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  • Sluggie
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    Originally posted by easyrider View Post
    From that article:

    Canada has lost 16 CF-18s, incurring eight pilot deaths as of 4 April 2009.
    Does this seem like a high attrition rate? over how many years?

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  • futurepilot
    Commander-in-Chief

  • futurepilot
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    Originally posted by sofa View Post
    Question,

    Are the ejection seats designed to turn and head upwards if need be?

    or are the pilots hoping they are pointing the right way
    they are designed to do that

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  • easyrider
    Commandant

  • easyrider
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    Notice the music that was playing in the bacground on the video!

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  • sofa
    Major General

  • sofa
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    Question,

    Are the ejection seats designed to turn and head upwards if need be?

    or are the pilots hoping they are pointing the right way

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

  • hptmurphy
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    Membership of the 'Caterpillar Club' for that one.

    Nice to see Zero Zero seats really do work at Zero feet.

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  • CS Gass
    zzzzing!

  • CS Gass
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    He probably lost it trying to look out through the floor canopy

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  • sofa
    Major General

  • sofa
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    A new tie in the post for that man

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