On the video I posted the guy says that the interior is designed to be left or right hand drive, in the sense that the "cockpit" is really turned towards the driver. I saw it rather as an indication that there will be no RHD at all. Last time I checked the UK is an European country, Irela...Jump to post
What is it with mainstream conservative governments these days? They’ve all rolled over and thrown out good economic management completely.
They even advocate for big government policies.
That can never end well.
wingman wrote:or Turkey just embraces totes cray cray Islamic dictatorship.
Corvettes today go fast through corners as well as on a straight line. And the new one will be even more brutal in a straight line when they bring out the more potent versions of it. How much faster does it need to be? 0-300km/h in 9 seconds? 0-100km/h in under 2 seconds? It'll never do that, but th...Jump to post
The Vette is supposed to be a straight line car, not a cornerer... I wish they'd move it back to it's classic ideals and stop trying to be a semi-super car/euro-sport competitior. GM doesn't agree with you. Hence why it became a very successful race car. As for a straight line car, how good in a st...Jump to post
He can do whatever he wants... until Boeing and/or Fiji hit him with a libel lawsuit. He has some protected ways to disclose this; he decided to ignore them and instead blow in public and refuses to do any rebuttal. Yes, it's MY opinion. I am entitled to it, and you have no right to just brush it a...Jump to post
Bombing I think was the X-20 project, a sort of mini-shuttle which could carry a nuclear weapon.
But then if anti-satellite weapons were in development then I don’t see how X20 wouldn’t also be at risk. Missiles do the job better for that purpose and are probably cheaper.
Op you are so brave to call the company out without knowing what's going on for sure. There Could be lots of reasons why this plane is being done differently then what you are used to.. Now since you are so brave go ahead and post your bems Id here as well.. I'm waiting Shouldn’t you be debating th...Jump to post
He's just being cheeky. As a new CEO he has too make a statement and give an impression. I think so too. New CEOs are always quick to be noisy about how great a job they’ll do - and they always claim “success at once”. Wait and see about a year or two later if the CEO is just another empty shell, a...Jump to post
Alcohol and getting smashed You do realize that one doesn’t have to lead to the other? “The dipsomaniac and the abstainer are not only both mistaken, but they both make the same mistake. They both regard wine as a drug and not as a drink.” G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) GF I didn’t directly say that. ...Jump to post
I have no use for such backwards nations. Who wants to go to a country where you are in constant fear? I’d be in fear in the USA if being caught in a mass shooting. I have no interest or intention to go to Saudi Arabia either, but you have to be realistic, all countries have their problems. As for ...Jump to post
As a cyclist I just haven’t recovered from the doping mess enough to have any interest other than popping off a 50-mile ride on a weekend with some friends. The pro peloton remains one big question mark for me. Figure out a way to test for something, they just find another way around it. The speed ...Jump to post
I think they are highlighting that it would have been much faster. Although the 2707 was claimed to be a lot faster than Concorde we don't know how long it would take to get to that speed and how it would climb. 4x 55,000lb thrust GE4 turbojets... That's some heavy duty power output. The Lockheed L2...Jump to post
As the article says, they were indeed serious about it. Enough to drop money on the American plane. It would have been very useful for Qantas, probably more so than for other airlines. But the second generation SST aircraft would have been better still. I suspect for Qantas we could say Concorde wo...Jump to post
I don’t think Concorde had enough range to be useful for Qantas, which probably is why they didn’t buy it. It could barely cross the Atlantic. Also, they would have had huge problems with sonic booms flying to Europe, as it is mostly over land. And it didn’t have the range to cross the Pacific. The...Jump to post
As the article says, they were indeed serious about it. Enough to drop money on the American plane. It would have been very useful for Qantas, probably more so than for other airlines. But the second generation SST aircraft would have been better still. I suspect for Qantas we could say Concorde wou...Jump to post
there are also tons of boring shots that got on just because of the lack of challenge involved and having a nice camera.! Bear in mind that this is only so due to the advent of digital photography and Photoshop. Even 'boring' shots in the days of film and slide required skill and experience. Karl T...Jump to post
The weather today is really bad. Not surprisingly got rejected for a ton of reasons for this flyover A2A. I recall a funny thing when I was interviewed by a professional photographic committee for a national association's membership eligibility. The chairman says aerospotting is literally the easie...Jump to post
Flying in Y today is nothing else than sailing in steerage in the old days of ocean liners. What you pay is what you get. If you pay steerage, you get steerage and the matching fellow travellers. I'm always surprised about people, who really can afford to fly in J or better but they fly Y, because ...Jump to post
‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects WASHINGTON — The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast. Navy pilots reported to their superiors t...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] What about ebikes that can run at 50+ km/h and can operate without pedal? This is an issue especially on major urban trails. Walkers, strollers, and strollers holding kids, runners, wheel chairs and bicycles all sharing the same 10 foot (?) right of way. A bicycle going much faster t...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:Wasn’t Comanche an armed recon helicopter? Any chance that project could be revived?
c933103 wrote:What's the difference between an ebike and an electrically powered motorbike?
30km/h? That is fast for a bike. Do you use a helm? 30km/h isn't that fast given some of the frankenstein e-bikes we see around here without power or speed limitations. Some of them a really fast. My own ride to work, I average 35km/h for the entire ride some days (including stops and starts). The ...Jump to post
A lightly used and treasured Granturismo Maserati would be extremely rewarding, but if something goes wrong it will be really expensive. Plus it is really old-school technology inside, if that is a concern. As for 3200 GT, never! Beautiful, so beautiful but a temperamental beast. The Alfa Giulia is...Jump to post
A lightly used and treasured Granturismo Maserati would be extremely rewarding, but if something goes wrong it will be really expensive. Plus it is really old-school technology inside, if that is a concern. As for 3200 GT, never! Beautiful, so beautiful but a temperamental beast. The Alfa Giulia is ...Jump to post
I did have to get new pots and pans - but lovely. Yes, we had to buy some new pans, but tbh our old ones were getting a bit sad, so no real hardship. Mine as well, along with the old stove. For pasta it is great, you can boil a large pot of water really quickly. You just set it to the boost functio...Jump to post
I have to vent...why is it that a majority of properties have electric stoves (coils or ceramic tops)? Maybe I'm spoiled by having been raised in a household that used gas stove, but since I've been living in the states, only my house in Maryland had a gas range; all others have the coils. Is this ...Jump to post
The mats does not add up for me. Mach 2.2 at FL600 is close enough to 1260 kts, SFO to NRT should be about 3.5 hrs (4500 nm), the maximum endurance of the aircraft. Why the 5.5 hrs SFO to NRT ? That’s more like Mach 1.4. Difference is the climb and deceleration portions of the flight. While your A3...Jump to post
I can see these used for a return of DFW-LIH and year-round DFW-KOA, but personally I won't be flying that long in a narrowbody . I share that thought, but if these really do work - they might just make twin-aisle planes obsolete, then these will be the only way. It is always said on airliners.net ...Jump to post
I don't see this as a particular problem of the A380, but a problem of certain noisy airline executives... He seems to have a problem with every plane at one time or another.
If it were another executive who was less noisy and opinionated I might think otherwise.
One area where the NMA can make a difference is the cruise speed as the M.78 cruise speed of the XLR is not ideal for flight duration reaching 8 to 10 hours. A NMA cruising at M.85 or M.86 could save up to 50 minutes or so on a 4500nm flight compared to the XLR. Nobody cares about speed, it’s all a...Jump to post
Sad. I vote for museum, a new museum with a cheap hangar to house this wonderful piece of engineering. I'm sure it would draw a lot of people. But no, not at 400M... How is two old 747s hacked together and without any useful function, "a wonderful piece of engineering"? It seems most like...Jump to post
Folks, this is a project sunrise topic. If you keep posting so much A vs. B, users will be banned. Avoid trigger words, discussing other users, or projecting emotions. In the older days, when topics started going in circles they were locked - usually with the wording like "the discussion has r...Jump to post
You can head shake all you want, but it is the truth. If weather conditions intervened, it would and could drift back down to a lower altitude. That is the way it worked. And a kudo to the post directly above - interesting. Glad you found it interesting! You're right regarding cruise-climb - it wou...Jump to post
No, the aircraft are wet-leased and operated in behalf of QF. So yes, the previous poster was correct. You just can’t accept defeat, even if it’s right in front of you. They are not QF aircraft, they are Atlas aircraft, operated by Atlas crew. The same tail maybe does a few days of work for QF and ...Jump to post
How many aircraft is this requirement and how many other customers will jump on it? ~25 aircraft 3 operators over 15 years? Technically there are possibilities. Airbus and Boeing however don't want to go deeply non recurring & Qantas doesn't want to pay the price.. A350-900 XLR, merging A350-10...Jump to post
10 days in a queue of just over +6000 images. I guess that more people like the professional quality of photos from a.net and even jp; wish there are more screeners to speed up the queue and lessen the wait of screening results. screeners are people too. Though perhaps having more upload slots for ...Jump to post
Boeing originally launched the 747 as a freighter first priority , passenger second priority design. The first passenger versions had the hardware already installed for freighter conversion. This is because Boeing did not see a future for it as a passenger plane as they were betting on the SST (270...Jump to post
My Mother recently died and my 83 year old father still lives in their house being cared for by my brother He’s extremely sad and depressed and has health issues of his own I’d like to get him out of that house where his wife died and bring him to the US where he could live with me and I’d take car...Jump to post
A MS Surface is an alternative to an iPad, not a proper computer. And I'd take a surface pro over an iPad pro if you want to work on it any day. Try telling that to our IT people who insist on everyone using the standard surface pro device connected to a rather rubbish 4K screen. If it's going to s...Jump to post
Our Macs at work are very stable computers. The alternative (MS Surface Pro / Surface Book) seem to have no end of troubles. I have one as well, only ever use it in a meeting or as a last resort. A MS Surface is an alternative to an iPad, not a proper computer. And I'd take a surface pro over an iP...Jump to post
I made the switch. Won't go back to PC. I see a lot of people say this. I have used Windows based, Chrome based, and Apple based devices. The only difference I can find is the price of accessories is higher for Apple products. I will probably need a PC in the near future too but I will be getting e...Jump to post
Interesting aircraft, but even if Paul Allen were still with us -- this Stratolaunch concept would have gone nowhere. Air launched satellite boosters have proved both technically and economically infeasible... ...Sorry Pegasus, you will be gone soon too, Pegasus worked, but also should never have b...Jump to post