@ttyymmnn Those people had to go through the hassle of enabling the iPhone to receive AirDrop from "everyone", and to also accept a random request in a plane. PEBCAC id10t error. It is always PEBCAC id10t.
@ttyymmnn the nose and tail of the buccaneer always look off.
Definitely a unique shape. I learned something interesting today about the size of the vertical stabilizer. The size has all to do with the center of gravity. Closer to the COG the tail has to be larger. Farther away, it can be smaller. That's why the tail is so large on the 737. So that might have something to do with the size and shape of the Buccaneer stabilizer.
Considering that the main purpose of many of the larger items and some of the smaller ones on display was staving off thermonuclear Armageddon through the threat of bringing it about...
The building long predates nuclear weapons, though. Like so many magnificent (and, with even a bit of maintenance, enduring) government and government-adjacent buildings, it was erected by the Works Progress Administration.
@Future-Next-Gen-S2000-Owner It has 100+mph speed advantage over a chinook and can fly twice as far. that opens up a substantial number of advantages to getting troops to an area safer and where they may not be expected.
He may be facing some stiff fines from the state of California. If the FAA made the determination that the crash was intentional, Trevor Jacob could now be held responsible for all costs of removing the plane from the crash site and restoring it to its previous condition. California environmental laws will come into play. Did any fuel or oil leak into the soil? It will need to be cleaned up. I would expect other state laws to be enforced that could result in penalties. This could end up being a very expensive stunt.
@ttyymmnn Great stuff. April 12 sure was an important date for space travel. It's such a pity we can't just celebrate Gagarin's flight for the amazing achievement that it was, because the Soviet and Russian leadership are so hellbent on being an absolute pack of bastards.
The new aircraft, designated T-10BM, eliminated the canards of the -27M, resulting in a weight savings. The loss of maneuverability was compensated for with the addition of thrust vectoring nozzles, as well as changes to avionics and other internal components which shifted the aircraft's center of gravity aft.
Some other reading I've claims that what was done with the Su-35S was permitting a greater level of static instability, coupled with more advanced and lighter nose electronics that shifted the center of gravity back compared to the Irkut Su-30s.
Not that it matters in the slightest because wingtip Khibiny pods means you have no manuverability to speak of. But hey, not bad when all you have on hand is definitely not Yefim Gordon...
@ttyymmnn I don't know where to start, one of my high school teachers, Paul Adams, was a Tuskegee Airmen. Remember my friend telling me about it, but I was too young and stupid to appreciate the significance at the time.
Kind of ironic that an aircraft carrier was named after Langley.
"Despite the excellent engine, the Aerodrome A, as it was called, met with disastrous results, crashing on takeoff on October 7, 1903, and again on December 8. Langley blamed the launch mechanism. While this was in some small measure true, there is no denying that the Aerodrome A was an overly complex, structurally weak, aerodynamically unsound aircraft. This second crash ended Langley's aeronautical work entirely."
You're likely better off in some ways. With hand drawings gone away, there's lot of folks with struggle working on the box all day. However, we have a drafter who's been around a long time (acetate drawings!) and transitioned to AutoCAD in the early 80s. His AutoCAD skillset it god tier level - never uses his mouse, it's absolutely wild. He also worked on a very special aircraft btw (ex L-M guy) and on their space program. He has some stories...
My dad worked in both worlds, when given the opportunity he would draw by hand however - even into the late aughts. CAD definitely takes a different mindset. My creativity excels exists in that space but more by blunt force more than natural ability as I have well over 20k hours doing that (hoo boy that's depressing to think about).
That's an extremely awful thing to do. I'm surprised the crew allowed it.
This was a TWA flight, and they were in a bit of turmoil in 1984. I don't think the cabin crew wanted to be babysitters. I was more upset with the adult chaperones for the band. A number had booked business class and there were few adults in the coach compartment keeping an eye on these kids. To be honest, the kids were not playing their instruments for more than 20 - 30 minutes during the flight. I think the cabin crew were just happy that the kids had something to keep them in their seats. The rest of the time, they were all over the place.
It was my first transatlantic flight, and possibly the worst I've had.
I hope your son has a better flight than I did. The opportunity to travel shouldn't be missed. This sounds like something he will remember for a while.
We sure did use a lot of rationalization about ending the war quickly by demoralizing the enemy (which apparently didn't work too well). Probably the same thing Putin is thinking right now, albeit a lot has changed in 75 years, including laws of war and international relations -- plus, in this case, Japan was the initial aggressor and empire builder. So it's a loose analogy in reference to civilian casualties and a nation's will to survive at all costs.
@ttyymmnn I'm not even qualied as an armchair analyst but all the TB2 footage I've seen has seemed a lot grainier with data overlaid. This looks like a go-pro hanging in space rather than a plane with a camera having to pan.
Even little quadcopters with a mile or so of range have got to be clutch for artillery looking to walk their shots onto a target and basically invisible to an armored column making a huge racket and driving with their hatches shut.
I'm assuming it's the average speed over a lap, with far faster speeds on the straightaways. What would be scary would be taking the turns at high speeds with 1930s tires and 1930s safety gear (or lack thereof.)
@EngineerWithTools There was also the whole pie in the sky dreams of globalization promoters over the last 30 years, who believed that closely intertwining nations' economies with each other was an assurance of world peace, since countries would become too dependent on each other and the continued smooth flow of goods to risk damage to themselves by disrupting it. Well, Russia has proven that to not be the case, when you have a leader who just plain doesn't care what happens to his people or his economy or his companies, as long as he gets a shot at recovering some vague notion of "national prestige" through territorial conquest
@Cé-hé-sin IIRC Mi-35s carry 2-3 crew and up to 8 passengers. Watching this video is watching between 2-11 people die, plus whoever was on the ground, because it looked like they were heading towards a house. War is horrible and should be avoided at all cost.
i think this serves as an allegory for the outcomes of war. no matter who wins, priceless artefacts of humanity are lost. be it life, the nazi book burnings, art pieces, scorched earth strategies, etc.
Good thing we just got all this practice with telecommuting! With the price of aviation fuel sure to rise along with the extended flight routes I imagine airfare is going to be a bit cost prohibitive. Looks like the US will be getting some nice transit fees for the Northern routes though.
Well at least for Aeroflot I certainly hope they have spare parts for all those Boeing and Airbus planes. Also, according to Wiki they still have 16 Airbus A350-900's on order. The others in production are in house Russian Sukhois and Irkuts. What do you think the odds of those orders getting cancelled are?
Not sure how many of the planes in their fleet are leased either.
...and if Shondaland is looking for their next fictionalized crime drama, there's always this (assuming that they can get the requisite airplanes without Peter Jackson's company; apparently he wouldn't cooperate on the story)...