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by flyingturtle
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hubble - Payload Computer Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Hubble - Payload Computer Problem

texl1649 wrote:
And before folks ask/comment about the cost, note that, again, supposedly/rumor is NASA was offered 2 for free that were ‘surplus’ for whatever reason.


My understanding is that Nancy Grace Roman Telescope (formerly the WFIRST) makes use of that offered NRO material.

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 152
Views: 27939

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

Did this Blattmann guy do any research? This Blattmann guy would be the Swiss equivalent of that Dunford dude in the US. As such, he's certainly utterly uninformed. No, not really. Dunford - as well as the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - had/have a strictly advisory role, while Blattma...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 152
Views: 27939

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

This report by Blattmann is very damning. He says that the Federal Council: - Grossly underestimates operational and maintenance costs. He expects 12% of the purchase costs will be spent every year just on flying and maintaining them. - Neglects the purchase of F-35 weapons. If F-35 are bought, the...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 152
Views: 27939

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

If this proves to be true (F-35 chosen), will there be the public outcry that Le Matin reported was in danger of occurring if a US jet were chosen? Blattman, a former chief of Swiss armed forces, already put his concerns to paper in a 9 page analysis today. He was obviously already informed about t...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 152
Views: 27939

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

According to some leaks, the Federal Council decided to buy F-35: https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/endspurt-kampfjetbeschaffung-amherd-will-den-ferrari-der-luefte-kaufen The report say that two of the Councillors had serious doubts because buying an US jet wouldn't make European politics easier, e.g....

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stealth is very important
Replies: 47
Views: 2015

Re: Stealth is very important

2. In the long term, signal processing gets much cheaper than stealth gets better.

And 3., non-stealth aircraft are still sorely needed, because they're cheap.

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by flyingturtle
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40416

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Another successful launch - with crisp video feed from both the first stage, and the drone ship.

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 34
Views: 1966

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

Aesma wrote:
Yeah that's crazy. Didn't the first space tourist pay about 50mil, including a few days on the ISS ?


I expect the crane collector from South Padre Island to offer an orbital flight for 27 millions per seat...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 34
Views: 1966

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

SpaceX basically gives billions to the US government...

...by not demanding the ULA fantasy prices. Amazon, on the other hand, heavily uses government-paid infrastructure for free, namely roads.

And I've not yet heard about a single SpaceX employee who has to live on food stamps.

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by flyingturtle
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15589

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

Ho many people died from the fire in the Hindenburg disaster? Fred Not a good point... also because of this rarely known fact: Until the Hindenburg disaster, Germany operated hydrogen-filled airships with an excellent safety record. Before that disaster, there had been 1-2 severely injured people i...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40416

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Whew! Continuous video feed from the first stage, until landing on OCISLY!

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by flyingturtle
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15589

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

Airports and airlines need to start rethinking the boarding process outright. The infrastructure behind airports is so overdone, especially in the US. Nothing gets me going like watching European ULCCs boarding from the tarmac through the front and rear doors of the aircraft. Just ditch the jetbrid...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 27090

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Belarus nationals can still leave the country. But only if they can obtain a permanent staying permit in another country... But even scientists won't get a permanent permit at first, but usually a one-year permit. It seems Lukashenko is limiting the brain drain, while at the same time making sure th...

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by flyingturtle
Wed May 26, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 49
Views: 5907

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

Guys! Chinese rover took its first drive on Mars and made China the second nation that managed to drive a rover on Mars. It happened 3 days ago. That`s interesting! looking forward to getting to know something interesting from this Chinese rover. This is a great achievement for the Chinese space ex...

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by flyingturtle
Wed May 26, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Swiss F-5 crash, May 26th 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 802

Swiss F-5 crash, May 26th 2021

In the Melchsee-Frutt region, a F-5 Tiger crashed on a training flight. The plane was carrying out training with a F/A-18. The plane is red-white, as it belongs to the Patrouille Suisse aerobatic team. The pilot was not injured. Amazingly, the plane crashed nearly intact. https://i2.paste.pics/d154c...

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by flyingturtle
Mon May 24, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 27090

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo_Moral ... g_incident
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In 2013, Austria forced the presidential jet of Evo Morales (Venezuela) to a landing, because the United States suspected Julian Assange to be on the plane.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo_Moral ... g_incident

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by flyingturtle
Sun May 23, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 27090

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Airlines make a promise to deliver you safely to your destination. Otherwise, there wouldn't be the massive investments in training and maintenance.

This is piracy, plain and simple.

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by flyingturtle
Sat May 22, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4419

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Elon tweeted he's on the side of crypto, he must have figured he pissed off many of his fans. He's absolutely free to manipulate crypto currencies. To benefit himself, or Tesla's crypto dealing. Cryptos are not regulated like securities. Shush. Elon Musk is both a troll and a genius. I just saw a c...

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by flyingturtle
Fri May 21, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4419

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

In the past two hours, Bitcoin crashed from 41'700 to 37'000, because the U.S. Treasury has called for every crypto asset transfer exceeding $10'000 to be registered.

Gawd, I should have shorted Bitcoin.

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by flyingturtle
Fri May 21, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4419

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Crypto currencies and blockchains are basically good ideas. But there is quite a cult surrounding both. Blockchain is mostly a solution in search of a problem. It solves only one problem, namely: You have to store data decentrally, and you cannot trust those who store the data. If data is stored cen...

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by flyingturtle
Wed May 19, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4419

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Update. The whole crypto market is taking a huge dump. Yay. China is imposing strict controls on crypto currencies... and it's the country where lots of those coins were mined, thanks to low energy prices. When prices crash, you can only sell when somebody else is willing to buy. So, your sell orde...

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by flyingturtle
Wed May 19, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4419

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Yes, I'm a shareholder....

If a quirky rocket builder can crack some jokes and crypto currencies are crashing by 15 or even 30%, then it's nothing I would ever consider to put my money in.

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by flyingturtle
Wed May 19, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40416

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Does anyone know what the plan is for stacking Starship on top of the booster is for the test flight since the integration tower won't be ready yet? I don't think even those massive cranes are tall enough... They are tall enough. They can be extended. Most of the Liebherr cranes can be extended. An...

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by flyingturtle
Tue May 18, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40416

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

In between adjusting various crypto currencies and building an impressive collection of cranes in Boca Chica (two crawlers cranes for the full stack are currently being assembled), SpaceX is working towards an extended permit: The facility in Boca Chica was approved when SpaceX still had F9 and FH i...

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by flyingturtle
Tue May 18, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts

What if we launch a satellite to SSO? Can it be used for Earth observation? This thread is quite groan-worthy. One of the first satellites in SSO was TIROS-10. It observed the sunny part of earth with TV cameras, and was used for weather forecasts. TIROS-10 was launched on July 2, 1965. http://www....

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by flyingturtle
Fri May 14, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Oblique Wave Detonation Engine May Unlock Mach 17 Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Oblique Wave Detonation Engine May Unlock Mach 17 Aircraft

Hm, the reentry vehicles of ICBMs surely use ablative cooling. Aircraft can't use that.

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by flyingturtle
Tue May 11, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts

Spy sats, among others. If you have a sun-synchronous orbit, the satellite will overfly the same patch of land when the sunlight is hitting the terrain at the same angle. From the shadows cast by objects, you can easily and consistently calculate their height. When an underground facility is built,...

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by flyingturtle
Fri May 07, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 in GVA today
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: C-17 in GVA today

One of the last times a C-17 flew to Geneva was when US SecState John Kerry went bicycling in France between US-Iran talks. He broke a leg, and was helicoptered to the Geneva University Hospital, and a day later to the airport where a C-17 from Ramstein picked him up. Using a plane from Ramstein wou...

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 06, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts

Spy sats, among others. If you have a sun-synchronous orbit, the satellite will overfly the same patch of land when the sunlight is hitting the terrain at the same angle. From the shadows cast by objects, you can easily and consistently calculate their height. When an underground facility is built, ...

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 06, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 in GVA today
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: C-17 in GVA today

Maybe it's a support plane for SecState Blinken, who currently is in Ukraine.

Maybe CERN got a new expensive part for their science dungeon.

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 06, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40416

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Regarding SpaceX' company culture - an interesting comment on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-jqHFKh70s "I work at SpaceX and I'll tell you, they are SERIOUS when it comes to process improvements. When you make a mistake most companies will focus their attention on what disciplinary ...

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 06, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40416

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Francoflier wrote:

I wonder if they'll fly it again, or if they'll scrap it and go straight to SN16.


Maybe a 30 km test... :cloudnine:

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by flyingturtle
Wed May 05, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40416

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Another change: They put a camera inside the trailing edge of the forward starboard flamp.

And it seems Nomadd can't scavenge any Starship hardware anymore... :hissyfit:

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by flyingturtle
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 72
Views: 11322

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

One heck of a machine to annoy the pesky neighbors... :biggrin:

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by flyingturtle
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 357
Views: 40416

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/space-junk-sleuths-track-down-the-rocket-chunks-that-lit-up-the-northwests-skies-last-month/ About a guy who hunted for the Falcon 9 upper stage debris when it landed in the northwestern United States... interesting stuff. (Partially relephant s...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification

Why are you opening threads when going to researching the question by yourself? At least to hear people's opinion about it and, perhaps, learn some new information from those who know more about the subject. Why do you think it's bad? Yeah, thanks) I just wanted to start this thread to talk with yo...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification

We have that since a veeeeeeeeeeery long time. It's basically photography at various wavelengths. Also, satellite-based radar is nowadays good enough to register soil erosion / deposition at centimeter precision. Observing Global Desertification with the Assistance of Space Technology is a very use...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 10230

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56871694
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The sub and debris has been found, well below the survivable depth.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56871694

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by flyingturtle
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 10230

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

The oil slick doesn't sound good No it doesn't. but i am hopeful the detection of the object at 50-100m is the sub. Hopefully they can reach it in time. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56851487 A Swiss news portal said "Laut Marine-Stabschef Yudo Margono wurde in der Region ein metallische...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification

We have that since a veeeeeeeeeeery long time. It's basically photography at various wavelengths. Also, satellite-based radar is nowadays good enough to register soil erosion / deposition at centimeter precision.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany retired the Bell UH-1D
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Germany retired the Bell UH-1D

Sad fap fap fap noises... :-(

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Re: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick

As somebody once said on a.nut, the sidestick (or the central stick) requires less precision than your computer mouse. Every right-handed pilot has flawlessly adapted to use the Airbus sidestick with his left hand.

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by flyingturtle
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 49
Views: 5907

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

Yay! It's amazing how confident the engineers have grown, after Pathfinder, Sojourner and other rovers.

Now it's time for new a subforum, "Extraterrestrial Aviation"...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 5292

Re: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?

What about aircraft such as the C27J? Was it considered? It would have seemed a strong choice, with its large cargo capacity, good speed, pressurization (unlike the V22) and with its rugged construction modifying it with a tail hook and folding wings wouldn’t have been too difficult Seems like a ve...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: F-S scale on the attitude indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

Re: F-S scale on the attitude indicator

Wow, thanks again!

This makes my FlightGear insanity a bit... more comfortable.

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by flyingturtle
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hybrid rocket
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: Hybrid rocket

Hybrid rockets? You mean, ones with an air intake, so that the rocket doesn't have to carry all the oxidizer?

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by flyingturtle
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: F-S scale on the attitude indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

Re: F-S scale on the attitude indicator

Thank you all! :cheerful:

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by flyingturtle
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: F-S scale on the attitude indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

F-S scale on the attitude indicator

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... orizon.jpg

What does the

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scale on the left mean?

My guess is "Fast - Slow", but that can't be...
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I just wondered about this thingy here...

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... orizon.jpg

What does the

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scale on the left mean?

My guess is "Fast - Slow", but that can't be...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 7606

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Keep in mind that cops in Germany and Switzerland are trained for two years before they're sworn in as officers. And in order to qualify for cop training, they need to show a three-year professional education. When they start police training, they already are qualified hairdressers, gardeners, carpe...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 7606

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Never had an issue. Turn car off, Put keys on dash, hands on wheel and follow their directions you will never have a problem. Be a white male... Had Floyd or Garner done what he suggested or the equivalent for the situation, they’d be alive today. Fight back and you’ll have a long day or night, I d...

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