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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: 7
Views: 601

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: 34
Views: 3743

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: 36
Views: 2115

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: 7
Views: 931

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: 617

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: 7
Views: 931

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: 7
Views: 931

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: 83
Views: 3626

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: 83
Views: 3626

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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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 83
Views: 3626

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Not really the police, but merely security goons... I took my tripod and my camera on a walk in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. And I progressed to make a high-res photo of the US Embassy. A private security contractor told me it's okay, as long as no person is recognizable on the pictures. A seco...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235555

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Silence a week after finding the cvr? I was thinking we may hear something by now. Under ICAO rules, a month after the accident, a preliminary report is due. 12 month after the accident, the final report. If a final report is not possible, then there will be yearly updates on the investigation. The...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?

I don't think it will ever pay off. A Falcon 9 launch uses as much fuel as a fully tanked Boeing 777. The kind of kerosene used for fireworks and rocketry is not that expensive, and not such a scarce resource. If we wanted to save fossil fuels, there are more sensible avenues. I think the intention ...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight Sim - Round the world (and Africa and back) in the PMDG 737
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Flight Sim - Round the world (and Africa and back) in the PMDG 737

I've begun a similar thing with a Cessna Slowtation. Switzerland - Greece has taken me a few days. I like doing shorter hops, because the biggest fun in flying is trying to land at every suitable airfield along the way - under the real weather conditions. I never check the weather at the destination...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pageant winner dethroned on stage
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Pageant winner dethroned on stage

Well. The only beauty pageant I'll take serious is the one where Mr. [insert country name] must copulate with Ms. [insert country name], and raise children for a national breeding programme.

Otherwise, I have no idea what the meaning of such a "contest" is.

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1171

Re: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth

Nomadd wrote:
flyingturtle wrote:
Maybe we could create a giant orbiting sunshade out of our copious space junk...

On purpose?


Yes. A reversed Dyson sphere...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1171

Re: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth

Maybe we could create a giant orbiting sunshade out of our copious space junk...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1171

Re: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth

Have you heard about a special type of microsatellites that can observe environmental changes like sea level or melting of glaciers? With the help of that technology, scientists can approach the solution how to avoid global warming. Moreover, there is even a special type of sats that can track rare...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1171

Re: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth

And don't forget that technology is not the best solution. It's electing responsible people into office. People who have a focus on the Earth as it will be in 200 or 300 years - not just 2024, when the next election is due.

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by flyingturtle
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1171

Re: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth

Well, we have radar satellites since a very long time. The newest ones are approaching an accuracy of several centimeters. They can measure soil erosion, glacier melting, water levels... Moreover, there is even a special type of sats that can track rare species of animals to prevent them from being ...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The most advanced spacecraft in recent times
Replies: 20
Views: 1845

Re: The most advanced spacecraft of the resent time

The spacecraft that surprised me the most? The Crew Dragon and Falcon 9, because these spacecraft finally enable cheap space travel. The Space Shuttle and the Apollo program, however, were much bigger technological feats. While it deserves awe, the Space Shuttle was a good example of (political) mis...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters
Replies: 64
Views: 2978

Re: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters

Stand your ground, castle defence, self defence laws... Absolutely no chance we arent going to see this new law massively misused by self-interested idiots to murder people with the blessing of the state. The US is a mess, this doesnt make things less messier. Just a nitpick point... self-defence l...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters
Replies: 64
Views: 2978

Re: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters

Stand your ground, castle defence, self defence laws... Absolutely no chance we arent going to see this new law massively misused by self-interested idiots to murder people with the blessing of the state. The US is a mess, this doesnt make things less messier. Just a nitpick point... self-defence l...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

zanl188 wrote:
.... and SpaceX launches, and lands, a Falcon 9 for a record ninth time. We live in exciting times.....


And seemingly, SN11 is about to launch... *checks notes*... only 13 days after SN10 exploded.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

[quote="ThePointblank"][/quote]

"Lacks dignity" :highfive:

Yes, I'm absolutely in love in how Elon pushes the big rokkit forward and upward!

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by flyingturtle
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

From this angle. you can tell that the trigger for the explosion was probably the lack of water being pumped on the bottom. less than 10 seconds after the water stops, the rocket explodes. The water was probably helping to disperse the Methane that was leaking. I don't agree. Water does not dispers...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Just a few questions... - has the Starship size been finalized? Until SN8, there has been a progression of larger test vehicles, starting with Hoppy. AFAIK the current Starships have small tanks, ones that only have to supply atmospheric Raptors for 4-ish minutes of powered flight. - has there been ...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Heinkel wrote:

Money alone and positive business speech doesn't help.


He has enough money to fail and stumble forward - for years to come. He does not have to keep anybody happy. Except the F9/FH customers and SpaceX employees.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

I just question whether they decided that the damage was such they chose to hit the self destruct button because they could not safely defuel due to damage from the hard landing. To me, it doesn't look like an intentional destruction. The explosion happened near the skirt, and not where the FTS is ...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

HOLY MOLIES AND HEEBIE JEEBIES!

That was wonderful to watch!

GDB wrote:
But it's just blown up!


...what? :eyepopping: :hissyfit:

I closed the live stream...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Guys, I want to ask your opinion. What do you think about countries that frankly copy SpaceX's concepts? Is it good or bad for the company and the reputation of this country? No "country" is copying anything. But a company, Electron Labs, is already copying SpaceX, IMO. All you need is a ...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 34
Views: 3743

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

Wow! Hooray!

Say welcome to our new a.nut subforum "Helicopters on Mars"!

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by flyingturtle
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Oh no... :cry2:

...at least a sock of fleagulls is getting a free ride back to Florida...

I'm eager to learn what went wrong with ol' fifty-nine.

Meanwhile, a power outage in the bottom part of the US has taken out LabPadre's cameras. All you can see now are replays.

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by flyingturtle
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey wants to land on moon, launch astronauts, build spaceport
Replies: 10
Views: 2352

Re: Turkey wants to land on moon, launch astronauts, build spaceport

The astronauts will receive a bombastic heroes' welcome back on Earth for making the ultimate sacrifice...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

tommy1808 wrote:
flyingturtle wrote:
Another idea would be using a little drogue parachute to help pointing flamey end down...


That would be somewhat more difficult on Mars and impossible on the Moon though.


Oh yes, my idea is pretty stupid. It would only help in earthly testing...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Another idea would be using a little drogue parachute to help pointing flamey end down...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

At least the launch pad is now clear

...and SN10 is living in fear.


In other news, Michael Bay is out... there will be Elon Musk films...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can someone explain all the components of this ORD METAR?
Replies: 29
Views: 3805

Re: Can someone explain all the components of this ORD METAR?

Never understood why TAF’s and METARS are ever displayed in coded form anymore ! Important information should be clearly displayed and instantly understood by all users The coded form had a big advantage: It was easy to transmit them with (radio) telegrams. The coded form still has a big advantage:...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can someone explain all the components of this ORD METAR?
Replies: 29
Views: 3805

Re: Can someone explain all the components of this ORD METAR?

[img]jPP0yHh.jpg[/img] ROFL! And on my Linux 'pooter, I have a utility named "metar" (it's part of the FlightGear flight sim): [email protected] ~> metar kord KORD 310951Z 08012G22KT 1SM R10L/P6000FT -SN BR BKN008 OVC012 M01/M03 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP097 P0001 T10111028 [email protected] ~> metar -d kord ...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 63986

Re: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published

I really didn't expect they would find this many faults and a lack of oversight in Swiss aviation.. Switzerland is small, and few people have expertise in historical piston aircraft. Couple that with the personal connections between the operator, the crews, maintenance and the regulators. It's very...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KLEO and Shanghai Satcom Satellite Technology
Replies: 0
Views: 906

KLEO and Shanghai Satcom Satellite Technology

Recently, in a Liechtenstein newspaper, there has been an ad for "Shanghai Spacecom Satellite Technology LTD". They announce a "low orbit satellite project" with an investition volume of 4.25 billion CHF (USD 4.78 billion). And "jobs", too. I didn't know Liechtenstein w...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus A320NEO landing with nosegear at 90 degrees at BSL
Replies: 28
Views: 5322

Re: Pegasus A320NEO landing with nosegear at 90 degrees at BSL

Something happened at my local airport... and luckily, nothing really happend...

BSL is also home to a few maintenance companies, the most important one being Jet Aviation. They convert peasant jets into government and rich people jets.

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

SpaceX used the term "Tested booster" almost as a joke early on, but customers are starting to notice that used rockets seem to be having fewer issues than brand new ones. ROFL , this is funny! Well, it's true. There are failure modes that can occur only once, and thus a reflown rocket is...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 27041

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

texl1649 wrote:
When astronauts go up on a F9, are they always using a brand new booster? Just curious what the human rating for NASA might be.


Until now, the astronauts have flown on new F9 boosters. NRO launches had to be on new boosters, too - until end of last year.

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by flyingturtle
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235555

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

I'm still confused by how the Asiana 777 accident is presumably similar to the Sriwijaya one...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Orbit News & Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 2687

Re: Virgin Orbit News & Discussion

It has been done! Yay!

Maybe they'll launch a Mig-29 from a 747 one day, and from the Mig-29 a rocket... otherwise, there is not enough delta-v for the moon...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why was N106US the a320 involved in the hudson river ditching never repaired?
Replies: 30
Views: 4802

Re: Why was N106US the a320 involved in the hudson river ditching never repaired?

AFAIK a damaged aircraft (temporarily) belongs to the insurance. Then the insurance decides whether it's worth to repair the aircraft, or not.

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Orbit News & Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 2687

Re: Virgin Orbit News & Discussion

RobertS975 wrote:
Which airport does the Virgin Orbit B747 use for its operations?


Mojave Air and Space Port, MHV

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system
Replies: 63
Views: 3149

Re: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system

Swiss guy here. If I wanted an ID, I only have to walk to the municipal office - ta-dah! And with that ID, I can travel in all the EU. But for voting, I only need the temporary voter ID which I have to sign. It carries my address and a random number. If in doubt, they can ask me for my ID (which I h...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system
Replies: 63
Views: 3149

Re: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system

bennett123 wrote:
Don't you have birth and death certificates in the US.


Of course. But the problem is sharing the data. A lot of grievances stem from the voter roll, which isn't kept up-to-date in a reliable manner.

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