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Jeff Victor Hayden

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #345 on: August 15, 2012, 01:41:55 PM »

The sonar return imaging doesn't take any prisoners. It gives the outline as it sees it. What you make of it is up to you but, and it's the important but, the sonar gives you something to direct a more detailed inspection by ROV at. The way these two technologies work together is the key point.
Lumps of Norwich city wreckage will be easily separated from 'other' due to the nature of their construction purposes.
Brilliant work by the teams, a difficult environment, worse than I described and the results we have glimpsed so far are exceptional given the circumstances.
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richie conroy

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #346 on: August 15, 2012, 02:21:40 PM »

What would be the chance's of a freak piece of Norwich City debris being the nearly exact dimensions of an Electra  :o

It's fairly recognizable the object in image, so roll on Sunday  :)   
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Jeff Victor Hayden

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #347 on: August 15, 2012, 02:36:36 PM »

What would be the chance's of a freak piece of Norwich City debris being the nearly exact dimensions of an Electra  :o

It's fairly recognizable the object in image, so roll on Sunday  :)

Pretty slim Richie unless the ship was designed to fly as well. The two are designed with different requirements and purposes in mind Richie. Aircraft strong but lightweight, ship even
stronger but weight not such an issue.
Weight to size ratio aircraft win every time.
How many 4000 ton ships have you seen made from aluminium?
How many aircraft have you seen made from iron and steel?
Chalk and cheese.
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richie conroy

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #348 on: August 15, 2012, 02:53:15 PM »

What would be the chance's of a freak piece of Norwich City debris being the nearly exact dimensions of an Electra  :o

It's fairly recognizable the object in image, so roll on Sunday  :)

Pretty slim Richie unless the ship was designed to fly as well. The two are designed with different requirements and purposes in mind Richie. Aircraft strong but lightweight, ship even
stronger but weight not such an issue.
Weight to size ratio aircraft win every time.
How many 4000 ton ships have you seen made from aluminium?
How many aircraft have you seen made from iron and steel?
Chalk and cheese.

I am thinking along the lines, of what Ric said about a possible target 1 or 1 & 1/2 what turned out to be part of the keel of the ship.

Could this be the sonar image what Ric said was target 1 1.1/2, ? As i think most of us are going through the emotion's that the team must have felt when viewing this bit of data

 :) ;) ;D

Saying that would Ric do that to us  ;)
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Jeff Victor Hayden

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #349 on: August 15, 2012, 03:24:04 PM »

Early days Richie. What is certain is there is more than coral down there. Ship or aircraft debris? How about both.
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Shaw Durman

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #350 on: August 15, 2012, 04:22:45 PM »

Any news of a British airing date for the Discovery documentary yet anyone?

me getting excited and impatient!  ;D
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richie conroy

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #351 on: August 15, 2012, 04:37:48 PM »

Early days Richie. What is certain is there is more than coral down there. Ship or aircraft debris? How about both.

As we already knew init  :)
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C.W. Herndon

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #352 on: August 16, 2012, 12:23:59 PM »

Woody, that could have been a revision when they added the 102 gal. tanks in each wing.  I don't recall ever seeing refueling points in engine nacelles.  We need an actual picture of a non re-fitted LE 10 to see where they are.  I don't have time to do it today, maybe you could find one or someone here already knows where one is.  In any event those pictures are encouraging.

Doc, here are some pictures from the internet showing other L-10 Electras. I have not been able to find any signs of fuel fillers on the wings of any of the aircraft. On some of the pictures, the fuel filler door on the cowling nacelle does show up.
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C.W. Herndon

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #353 on: August 18, 2012, 10:16:26 AM »

Doc, here are a couple of more pictures I found indicating the location of the fuel fillers on AE's Electra.

http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/u?/earhart,524 "AE inspecting the fuel port".
http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/u?/earhart,299 "Mechanics refueling Earhart's Electra plane".

Corresponding pictures below.
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