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by zeke
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 55
Views: 6215

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

Where can I buy certified aircraft parts for those prices ?

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by zeke
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo SHARP package
Replies: 23
Views: 1668

Re: A320neo SHARP package

The F/A-18's leading edge extension is larger than this bump, and on a much smaller plane. The F/A-18 fly's at +30 degrees angle of attack, which is when the leading edge extension does it's best work. The A320 probably does not get about 12 degrees. The F/A-18 has a low aspect ration wing, so more...

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by zeke
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 55
Views: 6215

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

AF447 and MH370 style searches, and in case of AF447 recorder recovery, have cost several hundred million taxpayer money. I think it is short sighted to assume that taxpayers in most countries will continue to pick up such bills. The alternative is that airlines pay. That is not an alternative at a...

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by zeke
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 55
Views: 6215

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

That is not how it works in the United States. FDR data is commonly downloaded after significant events in the United States. CVR data is rarely used but can be. I personally have reviewed DFDR data Before. For some airplanes and airlines, QAR data is almost identical to DFDR data. Data is commonly...

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by zeke
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 55
Views: 6215

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

I am a little surprised that you have never been involved in something that required maintenance to need FDR or QAR data. It is almost standard practice to analyze the data for reportable significant events (SDR) like an inflight shutdown or diversion. We have data going from the aircraft for trend...

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by zeke
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 55
Views: 6215

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

What FDR is used for maintenance investigation ?

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by zeke
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 55
Views: 6215

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

Where are the a.net resident experts who were claiming this is not required for civil aviation in 2012 after MH370? I don't think live streaming of FDR data is needed. We are just over a year away from getting worldwide ADS-B coverage from low earth orbit satellites. That will give anyone with the ...

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by zeke
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 148
Views: 23765

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

It's not like the A321's excellent capacity and performance were unknown to UA as they've been ordering 737-900ERs and 737-9 and now 737-10. They modeled both aircraft in their network and chose the 737 product as overall a better fit. It doesn't work that way, performance over the network might be...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR confident in the value of thinking a little bigger
Replies: 37
Views: 3893

Re: ATR confident in the value of thinking a little bigger

Varsity1 wrote:
The bigger the airplane, the less efficiency advantage a turboprop has.


Not really size, more speed. Turboprops are more efficient at slower speeds than jets.

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by zeke
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ads from company fighting for passenger rights banned from YUL, YYZ
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Ads from company fighting for passenger rights banned from YUL, YYZ

The reason compensation is offered by airlines in certain situations is to help customers that were genuinely impacted with their travel plans. My issue with this is the compensation is no longer going to the passenger, it will mainly be going to ambulance chasing lawyers and the passengers get the ...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR confident in the value of thinking a little bigger
Replies: 37
Views: 3893

Re: ATR confident in the value of thinking a little bigger

I really think such an aircraft would only catch on in South Asia (India, Thailand, and Indonesia). The market is probably less than 200 frames. There is a number of places in the world where geography and the lack of other viable forms of transport would see the aircraft as being useful. There are...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 130
Views: 16814

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

He's pronouncing the A380 as dead too: “We don’t see much demand for really big airplanes,” Tinseth said. Furthermore, he added, “we find it hard to believe Airbus will be able to deliver the rest of their A380s in backlog.” While I can understand his need to deflect the marketing failure as being ...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN F/A-18E shot down Syrian SU-22
Replies: 15
Views: 2067

Re: USN F/A-18E shot down Syrian SU-22

CX747 wrote:
You can watch the movie "Top Gun" Zeke, it will show you everything you need to know.


Thanks for the laughs, just like Flying High, Flight, and Sully accurately represents the industry.

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by zeke
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat
Replies: 26
Views: 6934

Re: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat

This is not just the 200 (and in fact, PHX has no 200 flights except for two SGU round trips that will operate tomorrow), its the 700 and 900. The performance charts only go to ISA+35 which when you adjust for altitude is 117.6F or so in PHX. That sounds like fundamental lack of knowledge. Temp/Dew...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN F/A-18E shot down Syrian SU-22
Replies: 15
Views: 2067

Re: USN F/A-18E shot down Syrian SU-22

We need to see the video

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by zeke
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo SHARP package
Replies: 23
Views: 1668

Re: A320neo SHARP package

This device is probably acting like the leading edge extension on the F/A-18, combined with the slat extension generating a bound vortex at the wing root generating more lift at high alpha. It would not do too much in the cruise.

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by zeke
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G Engine Failures and ETOPS
Replies: 29
Views: 6499

Re: PW1100G Engine Failures and ETOPS

So to sum up, the FAA had already got that engine to the stage last December that an airline could have obtained ETDO approval.

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by zeke
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone explain to me what this CDU is?
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: Can anyone explain to me what this CDU is?

The N/E/S/W buttons are green, also the screen text is a fluorescent green/yellow instead of orange to me that makes it a 92. The 72 http://www.decadecounter.com/vta/pict15/ltn72r_1.jpg The 92 https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2005/2347623426_be6aaa2282_z.jpg 65. 747 classic - com & litton 92 by...

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by zeke
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 206
Views: 23777

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

How old are you 12? That comment shows how uninformed you are. You don't just swap engines like you swap tires on a car. Actually they are often swapped more often that you think, from small engines on a piston aircraft to large engines on an airliner, it was reasonably common for example to move 7...

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by zeke
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone explain to me what this CDU is?
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: Can anyone explain to me what this CDU is?

That looks like the ole Litton 92 INS to me.

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by zeke
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short Field Performance 737 Vs 32X
Replies: 14
Views: 13686

Re: Short Field Performance 737 Vs 32X

The thread is from 14 years ago, take the post in the context it was made.

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by zeke
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 206
Views: 23777

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

They should be swapping engines over from side to side and keep one running in hotel mode. Biggest issue with engines is the starts, keep One running and swapping them will reduce the engine cycles.

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by zeke
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 62
Views: 17986

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

Well it only currently does SFO-SIN direct, only 17 hrs.

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by zeke
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 206
Views: 23777

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

TDPD is an airport code https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas–Charles_Airport TAPA is an airport code https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._C._Bird_International_Airport IMC - instrument meteorological conditions, when you cannot fly visually and rely on instruments GNSS is a generic term for satelli...

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by zeke
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 62
Views: 17986

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

That makes more sense

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by zeke
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?
Replies: 24
Views: 1795

Re: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?

AAlaxfan wrote:
They pull off to the side of the airway, pull out their map book, check the road signs and figure it out.


Don't forget to signal, and you can get fined if you pull over on a highway. The sky cops will be all over you.

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by zeke
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 7562

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

Chinese airspace is the joke... Is there any perfect airspace in the world? European guard frequency is a playground for LCC pilots and teenagers on ground alike. UK guard frequency is filled with practice pans. Indian airspace is a joke. American ATCs use slang and expect everyone to understand. J...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 206
Views: 23777

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

[l. I also posted a photo that everyone can see the terrain on the approach end for 09. Zeke which is the approach end for DOM? NOT the side that you showed. The landing end is where you see those mountains in the distance. When they cannot land over the mountains then they can only land from the s...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-343 Blue Hyd Elec Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: A330-343 Blue Hyd Elec Pump

This is only on the A330E, it has the electric rudder. BPS runs off the blue hyd.

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by zeke
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 7562

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

dassal wrote:
Power rules....if they keep developing at the pace they do now, they might ask for communication with atc in mandarin one day!


There are many different spoken Chinese languages.

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by zeke
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 7562

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

I don't know how many times I have been given a clearance and before ATC has even finished or I have had a chance to read back before someone overtransmits.

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by zeke
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Maiden flight of Gripen E took place today.
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Maiden flight of Gripen E took place today.

The aircraft Canada should buy to replace the F/A-18.

It looks fantastic, would love to borrow it for a few days to have some fun.

Congrats SAAB !

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by zeke
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?
Replies: 24
Views: 1795

Re: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?

The magenta line and FMC GPS pos doesn't count, I'm asking if they can see where exactly they are on earth like passenger screens show, with a world map. I came to conclusion that it's not possible in most aircraft, but what about 787/A350? They seem to have displays similar to what I'm asking abou...

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by zeke
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 7562

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

Why are so many people complaining here? EK are a visitor to China. They broke the rules and now they are being fined for it. Sounds pretty fair to me. Next time they should have more respect for the rules just like the Chinese carriers do, and then it wont happen again. China will soon become the ...

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by zeke
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 206
Views: 23777

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

Your reference to Argyle just shows that you are completely IGNORANT of this topic. Argyle only opened it this year. ET Joshua was the airport used, and I specifically referenced the OLD SVD. Argyle in fact is a long runway and can take the largest jets. Its designed to accommodate BA 777s Take a B...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-200 operations - Runway 2430m Length
Replies: 14
Views: 1177

Re: A330-200 operations - Runway 2430m Length

Can you explain how the packs make such a large difference? And if you leave the packs on and are at 227t, is there a warning on the takeoff roll? The packs are driven by engine belled, turning the packs off removed that bleed demand from the engine back into being able to used for thrust. No warni...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 72
Views: 5056

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

Zeke, in addition to the factual inaccuracies you posted on Gripen capabilities earlier you are now trying to compare the costs of apples to elephants... Show me the proof of these factual inaccuracies.... I am stunned people are trying to tell me a large twin costs the same to operate and maintain...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 72
Views: 5056

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

The Gripen E is anything but cheap to buy, operate and maintain. The Swiss evaluation and the Brazilian contracts all indicate a per unit cost as high as a Super Hornet or even a F-35. The Canadian project cost for 65 F-35s is circa $45.8 billion, and 9 billion for the 18 super hornets. The Brazili...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Roll with spoilers only on an unloaded wing?
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Roll with spoilers only on an unloaded wing?

Starlionblue wrote:
Correct. And the later model B-52 has no ailerons at all.


And the MU-2

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by zeke
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 72
Views: 5056

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

Unlike the F/A-18, F-22, F-35 it is cheap to buy, operate, and maintain

Image

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by zeke
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Roll with spoilers only on an unloaded wing?
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Roll with spoilers only on an unloaded wing?

Do aircraft that rely entirely on spoilers for roll control (no ailerons) still have roll authority when the wing is at a zero lift angle of attack? Spoilers roll the aircraft by decreasing lift on the down wing. If the wing is at a zero lift AOA there is no lift to kill. Am I wrong in my thought p...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 206
Views: 23777

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

MalevTU134 wrote:
Please note that guyanam talked about the old SVD.


My question was what these very challenging conditions he claimed earlier, something that no longer exists is hardly a valid justification.

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by zeke
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 206
Views: 23777

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

guyanam wrote:
Go right ahead but just consider that the LIAT pilots just ended a 3 days strike over demands that they be paid more for flying the ATR 76.


Are they the launch customer for the ATR-76 ?

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by zeke
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 206
Views: 23777

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

These two are very mountainous islands with limited opportunity when weather is adverse. Limited room for error. DOM is at the end of a narrow valley. The plane literally has to meander down it flying almost wing tip with trees as it attempts to land. When I went in there once as we landed I saw se...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 206
Views: 23777

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

Eatfoodpilot wrote:


... just a situation I never want to be in if the captain were to pass out and can't grab that tiller to keep the stupid plane on the runway.
Just my opinion.


What is wrong with using beta and differential braking ?

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by zeke
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 206
Views: 23777

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

What I stated about my country is in the context of civil aviation operations only. The ATR has widespread coverage in Asia/Pacific , lots of them in Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Lao, Nepal, Bangladesh, PNG, Vietnam, India, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean. For the aircr...

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by zeke
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 206
Views: 23777

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

Do your self a favor and chat with a LI pilot about landing in DOM, or in the old SVD airport. One time I flew into DOM a bunch of bibles came out, and these were passengers who flew into that airport many times. I was asking you what the very challenging conditions you mentioned, flying into a 150...

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by zeke
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 72
Views: 5056

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

The F414 is not at all similar to the F404. While it is derived from the F404, they have very little in common. Especially considering the variant of the F404 being used in Canadian CF-18's ( F404-GE-400), there's very little that is shared between it and the F414. No parts or tools are common betw...

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