It’s a bit of an urban legend, they tried in France still the technology gap and party demands were irreconcilable for the TU-144. After 1970 the mass KGB expulsion from the UK would have stymied attempts there. Later they actually asked for the air intake control computers, being a product of Brit...Jump to post
The Soviets did essentially the same thing with the Concorde, producing a lookalike aircraft in the TU-144, based on that project's research and development data. There were even informal meetings of French and Soviet engineers where they shared engineering ideas as well as technical concepts. If I...Jump to post
Riyadh Air has revealed its first of 2 livery designs Thoughts? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FxyGM9nWYAAAKiI?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FxyGM97WAAMpNpS?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FxyGM-UXoAE5V6d?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/aeron...Jump to post
Something changed in the file compression out of whatever photo software they used?
Looks very odd.
Do you suggest that they want to allow smoking onboard? What's the source for this? Somebody up thread made a comment about them wanting to bring back the golden age of flying, which included ridiculous high fares and smoking. Decent seat pitch and legroom, meals in coach, 60% load factors instead ...Jump to post
Nobody now cares about lightness in a hot hatch. It’s only about how many exhaust explosions it makes in 30 seconds when lifting off, and how loud said explosions are. They could even improve such cars by making them with 2 speed manual gearboxes because the usual drivers don’t use anything more th...Jump to post
An eGTI would be absolutely pointless, not to mention a smack in the face of everything that a hot hatch is supposed to be. And, for those who wondered, a hot hatch is a light, relatively inexpensive, relatively small, front engined and front wheel driven thing you throw around corners at great spe...Jump to post
The world doesn’t work like that for most people, things must happen now and if you don’t respond accordingly you are left behind or out of a job. And don’t forget the about every single detail having a KPI. We have KPI's in aerospace but safety (and economics) trumps KPI's! If we need another week...Jump to post
This is very intrusive. I am not sure if this would fly over here in the US. Is it really that intrusive? You can just look at someone and know if they are light or heavy, just not the precise number. I could even just tell them my weight and height. I check weight a lot because I’m recovering afte...Jump to post
The world doesn’t work like that for most people, things must happen now and if you don’t respond accordingly you are left behind or out of a job.
And don’t forget the about every single detail having a KPI.
[url][/url] The climate nay -sayers will roadblock it. Think the laws of physics and economics already done that. I’ve heard about “London to Sydney in 90 minutes” (or variations thereof) for more than 40 years, and it has always stranded; the technology that’ll both make it happen, be economical en...Jump to post
Hey cpd and Kent350787, Hmmmm… sounds like an a.net meeting at Capella Sydney should be organised some day! Take care Bunumuring Yeah perhaps, when I get rich. ;) I can one up the pool, I've been in the apartment on the roof. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-WZn3gP6/0/131aad7d/M/i-WZn3gP6-M.j...Jump to post
This is interesting. According to this Travel and Leisure article Venus Aerospace in Texas is developing a passenger plane that could fly from New York to Sydney in 90 minutes. It would use regular Jet Engines for take off and landing but once airborne would fire the rockets. https://www.travelandl...Jump to post
I am not sure about this push to keep AM going. On the one hand, AM works better in the mountains, but that is because of the frequency it owns( the 530-1700 Khz) vs the 88-108 MHZ band that most FM operates on. Also FM to get what it needs to send signals needs a lot more bandwidth. So while you c...Jump to post
Two children have handed themselves in to Police and are assisting with inquiries: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/fears-surry-hills-building-could-collapse-after-major-fire-brings-cbd-to-standstill-20230526-p5dbfy.html https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/major-concerns-surry-hills-bui...Jump to post
Another update: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/fears-surry-hills-building-could-collapse-after-major-fire-brings-cbd-to-standstill-20230526-p5dbfy.html Phu Tang, who works at Hildebrandt Locksmith across from the Randle Street building that caught fire, said he saw a group of children running f...Jump to post
“Heritage Buildings”. Is that like in the US where busybodies love this or that structure and so use the badges and guns of government to prevent tear down, or extensive updates? Some of these are already listed since a long time ago, then developers sometimes decide they don't want to respect that...Jump to post
[url][/url] Hey cod, I stayed just recently in a hotel right across from where the fire was, and yes it is a crazy built up area. I coincidentally am staying in a Sydney CBD hotel tonight and experienced first hand the utter chaos the fire caused to traffic and public transport. The sight of the smo...Jump to post
AM exists in the US due to the rural areas. Much of the Midwest and Mountain West have nothing without AM or Sirius. Ford kept whip antennas due to the pickup demographic. I have a fairly modern radio that gets AM / FM and all the other things, but most of the time I just use CarPlay. I’m usually i...Jump to post
https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/a-major-fire-has-erupted-in-sydneys-cbd/news-story/ae1eef31eeaed8c17cf24997fa19fd50 That building not far from Central station in Sydney (Surry Hills) went up very quickly from around 4pm. It has collapsed completely and a neighbouring building has also gone ...Jump to post
Tayo826 wrote:The Su-57 is so stealthy because no one has seen it in action over Ukraine.
Where there's smoke, there's fire. I don't know this source, but would not be surprised if this is how UA gets its first batch of F-16s. DK and NL are both F-35 customers so don't really need the F-16s going forward. Once some approach like this breaks the ice, I think we'll see many others includi...Jump to post
Could these be worthwhile tanker conversions?
Like what Australia has with a few of ours?
I’m not sure of the structure of that, but surely there would be a sensor on something like that as a safe guard. They had already declared an emergency due to the fact they were unable to retract the gear. So there was definitely something wrong with the landing gear. In the 747 series a gear leve...Jump to post
T54A wrote:I assume that bogey was not locked down, and the resulting vibration caused detachment. That’s my uninformed guess.
Getting away from the dumb fights over royalty payments, some of moving away from classic themes can be marketing people trying to reframe a brand, ie, that’s legacy branding, we are new and modern, that’s old fashioned and outdated. Yes, that’s how they think sometimes and then after a while there ...Jump to post
smokeybandit wrote:It was tough to see the issue on first watch of that video until the one bogey started bouncing around after the jet was off the screen.
WayexTDI wrote:cedarjet wrote:DeltaRules wrote:
How much monetarily is that even worth?
Fine him $21 millions then; that'll teach them so-called influencers.
Would airlines just add another 3-5 hours to timetable times and therefore every flight has exceptional on time performance or is consistently arriving ahead of time?Jump to post
In Europe it is quite common to have two TGV or Railjet coupled together for a distance and then somewhere along the way they will split up with one going to a different destination. So you always pay attention to being in the correct section (which is on the screens anyway). Most of those high spee...Jump to post
Flying over the South and East China Seas. Guard is an intermittent barrage of People's Liberation Army Navy, Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, US Navy, and a variety of others yelling at each other with no actual effect except filling the air. Lots of posturing. "We are US Navy Aircraft. ...Jump to post
A Boeing 787 collided with an aircraft tug after the towbar snapped while the aircraft was being towed along the runway at El Dorado International Airport in Colombia on May 4. The collision caused significant damage to the aircraft's fuselage https://www.msn.com/en-ca/travel/news/plane-collides-wi...Jump to post
For those of you interested, here is the link to the political forum: Political TownHall Sorry if this is a stupid question, but if the political threads on this site become so toxic that they are all going to be moved this new platform, won't this town hall forum quickly turn into a dumpster fire ...Jump to post
Thanks, I won't spend any effort posting anything related to it or the submarines. Considering this is an aviation message board, that seems like a good idea. Well people are discussing cars and trains and they don’t have wings or fly so… I won’t be going near the political town hall forum - it wil...Jump to post
Thanks, I won't spend any effort posting anything related to it or the submarines.Jump to post
I access the forums from the "Forums" drop down menu on the front page of the site. In the Forums menu, "Travel, Polls and Preferences" is listed 2nd, underneath "Civil Aviation". "Helicopters" does not exist in the menu list. I suggest people use this, who d...Jump to post
So can the neighbors <evil grin> . Neighbours don't need to hear it to be a real engine: https://youtu.be/FJQpAkWDfFg?t=337 AMG M120E70 7055cc 12 cylinder at 496hp and 720Nm with over 200,000km. Still going strong, also smooth and quiet. It has none of this show off nonsense for the look at me youn...Jump to post
Where do we discuss the AUKUS pact now? The topic I searched for was locked, so I guess that's forbidden. Yes i noticed that too, If I recall correctly, it was originally in the military aviation thread but moved over to non aviation as the predominant talking point was nuclear submarines. it certa...Jump to post
Where do we discuss the AUKUS pact now? The topic I searched for was locked, so I guess that's forbidden.Jump to post
The current M3 has an inline 6 engine with a pair of turbos and a simply ugly front grill. Shall I go outside and get a photo if you disagree? Next these topics will be banned along with political discussions. (maybe that's the idea?) At some point in the last few years BMW appears to have decided ...Jump to post
True, ES64 is an example of that. Common off the shelf loco that is widely used. It does freight or passenger trains. Nowhere near enough tractive effort. Our trains are 1.5-2 miles long and 20,000 tons with 200 cars. Think of Pilbara type trains and locomotives with big, long grades--Cajon, Donner...Jump to post
Mk7 GTI daily driver. First non-manual transmission car I've ever owned. Fun cars are a 1975 Porsche 911 and a 1988 BMW M3. 1988 M3! Wow, a proper M3 and not a modern turbocharged pretender! The current M3 does not have a turbo. It does however have a wonderful, wonderful electric engine and is mad...Jump to post
This whole fracas could not have happened to a nicer guy. Popular right wing pundit Stephen Crowder finds himself in the hot seat this week. He complained on his popular podcast and YT channel that his wife filed for divorce, and was incredulous that one-party divorce is even ‘allowed’ in Texas. ht...Jump to post
That's just for the catenary. Then you have to engineer the locomotives and build the power plants. California is short of electricity as it is. Good, powerful electric locomotives are readily available. Now, power plants, yes, you'd need some more of those. However, the power consumption would be ...Jump to post
yeelep wrote:Mk7 GTI daily driver. First non-manual transmission car I've ever owned. Fun cars are a 1975 Porsche 911 and a 1988 BMW M3.
The thing I remember most is thinking "that can't be real". And then the scandal came out that the producers were writing scripts and hiring people off the street to be the accusers and the villains. Mostly from the adult entertainment industry, with people hoping for their 15 minutes, an...Jump to post
leader1 wrote:John Williams. His stuff is legendary and will be popular for centuries. Modern day Beethoven.
Agreed. And they are trying to divert the attention by keeping the War-thread open, while hiding this thread in a dark corner. The good threads are already being replaced with empty shells devoid of meaning woth no hope of going anywhere. How do you like your steak cooked? What car do you drive? Th...Jump to post
Maybe he might launch a political party and run for President? that was one off the wall suggestion I saw on a major news outlet which of course is nonsense. I suspect News Corp had to get rid of him, he was a liability with his crazy behaviour and the fall out of the legal case which this topic is ...Jump to post
Maybe the statement was calculated to stir up the pot while Beijing can then decide how to proceed based on the reaction. It was a bit stupid.Jump to post