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here's a dumb question, but does this mean that one of the pilots has to be left-handed?

 

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The bbc have an article on that today - its made of Carbon Fibre which reduces its weight a lot apparently

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here's a dumb question, but does this mean that one of the pilots has to be left-handed?

 

Not unless he can reach over to the other side I guess

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here's a dumb question, but does this mean that one of the pilots has to be left-handed?

 

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Nope! :) The other FBW 'buses also utilize left handed sticks, as does the C-17. I imagine that it would take some getting used to though. In most airplanes (fighters aside) , the pilot/captain/aircraft commander sits on the left side, using his left hand for flight controls, and his right for power controls (throttle, props, mixure).

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Yep, dwcace is correct. Very few large aircraft controls are 'unmirrored'...ie you can use the same hand.

 

The B-1 is an exception...it has dual throttles, so a person can sit in either seat with no additional training.

 

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looks like a mixture of sevral transport combined into one...

parts of it remind me the C-130 and C-5\C-17

 

thanks for the article :)

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Look at the engines....are they recontra-rotating propellers?

look to the propelers, they looks like are in another direction one from other...

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Last week, we stopped over at Moron AB near Seville. They had one of the A400 engines on a run stand. Apparently, it's really behind schedule and the first flight has been pushed back (as was said in the article) because of it.

 

Interesting looking aircraft though.

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The C130 with the A400 engine on it hasn't flown yet, either. It is doing test runs on the ramp, though.

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Look at the engines....are they recontra-rotating propellers?

look to the propelers, they looks like are in another direction one from other...

yes, the 2 on each wing turn opposite dirs. to cancel torque.

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Damn, what a Frankenplane! Like Nesher said, it looks like a C-130 and a C-17 got busy in the back hangar and this came up! Looks pretty big for a turboprop, must have crazy efficiency.

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Bah! I still remember the stink Airbus caused when the Canadian Armed Forces chose the C-17.....

Airbus: "We can do everything a C-17 can do and better"

 

CAF: "Can you deliver them within 24 months?"

 

Airbus: "Welllllll"

 

We've got our four already and they've been to Afganistan and back probably a dozen times by now.

I think the only problem the armed forces has is that they can't get 4 more.

 

That Airbus POS still hasn't got off the ground.

 

Sorry for the Airbus hatred...I've had one too many rides in the A319

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here's a dumb question, but does this mean that one of the pilots has to be left-handed?

 

 

No. It's no different than any other two + crew aircraft where the Captain would have their left hand on the yoke/stick and right hand on the power/thrust levers and the First Officer would have the right hand on the yoke/stick and left hand on the power/thrust levers. It's not difficult at all.

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You've never heard of Moron AB in Spain? Seeing how much closer you are to it than I am I would think you WOULD know about it! The other one I know there is Zaragoza AB. Both are emergency shuttle landing facilities, not that they've ever been used for such a mission, fortunately.

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