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by Nomadd
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

With the SpaceX hopper program in Boca Chica running a little long and the Starship prototype almost ready for engine work, the 200 meter hop next week will be the last. A few dozen welders, plumbers and crane operators aren't enough to keep two operational rocket programs going at once. The tiny cr...

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by Nomadd
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 6304

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

How about the emotions of the person sitting next to a strange pitbull for six hours?

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by Nomadd
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: reducing launch cost - rocket with jet powered first stage discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 2022

Re: reducing launch cost - rocket with jet powered first stage discussion

Looking at the specs for Stratolaunch and other proposed subsonic launch aircraft I want to ask - is there any significant benefit in lifting your rocket 10km away from the earth and accelerating it to a mere 700-800km/h? A dedicated rocket's first stage passes that altitude and speed within maybe ...

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by Nomadd
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Star hopper test successful, apparently. Brush fire at the pad. The brush fire burned for about a mile and a half and stopped 200 feet short of the village. I spent all night on the roof with a bottle of Glenlivet, watching it come. Did firefighters respond or did they keep their distance due to.ha...

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by Nomadd
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

zanl188 wrote:
Star hopper test successful, apparently. Brush fire at the pad.

The brush fire burned for about a mile and a half and stopped 200 feet short of the village. I spent all night on the roof with a bottle of Glenlivet, watching it come.

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by Nomadd
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

The next hop try might happen in about 30 minutes.

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by Nomadd
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6443

Re: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

Knowing the difference between making planes and delivering them isn't that hard.

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by Nomadd
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9286

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

Composites don't scale down that well because certain properties, mostly impact resistance, keep them from getting much thinner than the 787's are. If the narrowbody is composite, it will be mostly for reasons other than weight savings.

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by Nomadd
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131887

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

mig17 wrote:
Murphy tells us that given the time anything possible can happened.


Uh, yeah. That's kind of what possible means. An that's not what Murphy said.

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by Nomadd
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

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

Why did they not try to parachute the capsule in at all? Seems like a waste of money to just let it be destroyed. Capsule was a mockup and had no further use. Capsule was a mockup and the rocket wasn't the one that will launch the real capsule. Compared to SpaceX using a production capsule, avionic...

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by Nomadd
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off
Replies: 17
Views: 1574

Re: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off

On the morning of 27 June19, an IAF Jaguar aircraft loaded with two additional fuel drop tanks & Carrier Bomb Light Stores (CBLS) pods took off from AFS Ambala for a training mission. Immediately after take off, the aircraft encountered a flock of birds. The bird hit resulted in the failure of ...

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by Nomadd
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9674

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

Whats the charge time between flights on the Evation? That could make for some long turns... The 900kwh battery pack for that plane would weigh about 5 tonnes on a 6.3tonne MTOW aircraft, and it doesn't get any lighter as you use it. Doesn't really add up for me. There is no need to guess figures j...

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by Nomadd
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9674

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

https://www.eviation.co/alice/
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The 900kwh battery pack for that plane would weigh about 5 tonnes on a 6.3tonne MTOW aircraft, and it doesn't get any lighter as you use it.
Doesn't really add up for me.
https://www.eviation.co/alice/

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by Nomadd
Wed May 29, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43095

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Keep digging. There's got to be a pony in there somewhere.

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by Nomadd
Tue May 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: two rejection for the same plane - two reasons different
Replies: 7
Views: 1787

Re: two rejection for the same plane - two reasons different

We only have our eyes and experience to judge the photos. The photo looks blurry/hazed to me. https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/9/0/5433095.jpg?v=v4393066d1ac Not sure what photo you're looking at, but the one you linked looks great. Maybe you're not getting a complete load for some ...

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by Nomadd
Tue May 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

In the very early hours of May 16th (GMT time), SpaceX will launch sixty Starlink communication satellites at once. Whew. And so it begins... Have SpaceX indicated the launch frequency yet and this launch will have 60 satellites but given the intent is approx 12000 how many do you think they will b...

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by Nomadd
Mon May 13, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 127814

Re: F-35 news thread

Canada is changing it's rules to allow the F-35 to be part of the competition again https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/canada-changes-fighter-jet-rules-to-allow-f-35-bid Honestly...its like dealing with a child with hurt feelings. Let's just cut them off from the jet. They clearl...

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by Nomadd
Fri May 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 4016

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

The solution is basically jamming equipment and counter measures. Law shold be simple - flew on Airport Restriction Zone = Drone shot down. This is the only way to stop this. I do not see really idiots/kids/morons flying them - I see at present covert environment activists behind all these drone ac...

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by Nomadd
Fri May 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 4016

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

Most drones are still radio controlled, that means there's a radio frequency at which the drone and the controller communicate with each other. If you can track down that frequency and broadcast a strong signal on it that overrules the communication between the drone and the controller, the drone e...

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by Nomadd
Thu May 09, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA
Replies: 27
Views: 3693

Re: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA

As a person of Jewish faith myself, I think that the couple ought to say Mazel Tov and La'haim and be grateful that this abomination of an "airline" decided to ban them for life. Their existence in the travel universe just got exponentially better. Imagine if this had been an African Amer...

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by Nomadd
Wed May 08, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 127814

Re: F-35 news thread

Not sure what to make of this report. I would have thought that the aluminium parts would have been coated to prevent corrosion, especially given the commonality between the CTOL and the other primarily maritime operated variants. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at Williamtown RAAF base susceptible to '...

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by Nomadd
Mon May 06, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jet fighters and afterburners?
Replies: 24
Views: 3672

Re: Jet fighters and afterburners?

Was it necessary for F-4s to glide down on a bunch of grunts in tents and kick in the afterburners what sounded like three feet over their heads at 4am in the 70s?

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by Nomadd
Thu May 02, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 127814

Re: F-35 news thread

Great news on the ability to carry six AIM-120s internally. This should improve the A2A abilities of the jet and gives some additional flexibility to the weapons loads the jet will deploy with in the future, noting that this is a LM designed and paid for system so almost certainly have to be acquir...

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by Nomadd
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 13342

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

The whole thing kinda confuses me. I'd think the US would love to have a partner with an S-400 they could get intelligence from. Which is also why I can't understand Russia selling one to a western (sort of) ally.

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by Nomadd
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

The main hope is that it was a test stand failure.

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by Nomadd
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 67680

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Nice !! And not very relevant but yet interesting, from now on the world’s largest aircraft has a US flag instead the russian one. Will be weird to see the An-225 as ”just another big plane” but not the biggest. An-225 never was the biggest plane. Stratolaunch is the first plane in 72 years to be b...

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by Nomadd
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 67680

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

UA947 wrote:
chornedsnorkack wrote:
An-225 never was the biggest plane.

Although the Spruce Goose is higher and has a bigger wingspan than the An-225, the latter is over 17 meters longer. So, which is bigger?

I never considered the Goose a real airplane because it never got above ground effect level.

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by Nomadd
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 67680

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Gonzalo wrote:
Nice !! And not very relevant but yet interesting, from now on the world’s largest aircraft has a US flag instead the russian one. Will be weird to see the An-225 as ”just another big plane” but not the biggest.

It's not even close to being as large as a 225 in anything but wingspan.

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by Nomadd
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 127814

Re: F-35 news thread

Shanahan had another go at the F-35 program, this time via Fox News. I’m not sure he is doing himself any favours given the probe that is ongoing into the conduct and possible bias. Trump’s Pentagon chief just criticized Lockheed’s F-35 on Fox News. He worked for Boeing. Acting Defense Secretary Pa...

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by Nomadd
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I've had enough of this site. Links in posts quit and they won't let you see what's wrong or edit or delete anything. I can see why so many of the posters who made the old site good are gone.
Micromanagement is the worst of incompetence.

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by Nomadd
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

The SpaceX launch pad in south Texas looks a little different today. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DVhQJi0G4uIUhgAiiwvg2skS4z6mA0I2uMlznLzPj5Jze8uuBj9wIFW04MqAMdL55zvGlX4pKHuKaOOZ_6DpoOAltL7nb-RAV3mUAAJXMAI-1YNJ3EbmQXythQ2ZkxsTfpABVGPbVOgceOOsF71t94lKPue4_TYzk0OQQPIyoqMy9Q8HHH1f4gHwOU4tNutKIiM6H...

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by Nomadd
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Re: parachutes, I wonder if they could develop a Super Draco-based backup system in case of chute failure. They already abandoned propulsive landings for Dragon (I wonder if they'll ever regret that), but it probably wouldn't be too hard for SpaceX to develop a last-resort retro-boosted splashdown ...

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by Nomadd
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

They could have launched three months ago if not for NASA stonewalling. They're doing everything they can to make sure SpaceX doesn't beat Boeing to the punch by six months on 2/3 the budget.

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by Nomadd
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurofox 'plane built by Scottish teenagers: first flight soon
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Eurofox 'plane built by Scottish teenagers: first flight soon

Makes me feel old. The last kit plane I was involved with was a VariEze put out by some guy named Burt Rutan, who showed me around the shop in Mojave. Could have used some student help. It wasn't exactly an "Assemble in three weekends" project.

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by Nomadd
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

What’s different about the rocket engines SpaceX uses compared to those in the past. Lots and not much? The Merlin is still a Kerosene-Liquid Oxygen (Keralox) engine as tons have been. Even the F1 in the Saturn V was a Keralox engine. The biggest difference is the effort SpaceX has put in to bringi...

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by Nomadd
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 166226

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Partially, the engines will have more sound absorbing material. Quite a bit has been learned from the business jet aspect. The GV (early gulfstream V) had the area buy the engines (couches) so loud, they really weren't usable. Same with the early global express. Then bombardier upped the insulation...

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by Nomadd
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 14002

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

Where there is smoke there is fire.. in this case, a big fire. Im surprised it took this long for this become public the probe was going on for a while. Southwest moves ALOT of bags a day. Southwest still counts bags with an abacus. There is no greater conciet in this modern age than the notion tha...

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by Nomadd
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 43847

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Then why, after many years of development and billions spent, did USAF not specify a boom pod? Surely USAF knows what it needs and had sufficient clout to get exactly that. They need more F-22's more F-35's and will abandon A-10's F-117's, C-17's and any other asset they presently have to get what ...

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by Nomadd
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 121
Views: 26247

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

I love how ironic this is for the Canadian Government. Flop back and forth and end up having to pay more to support a program the Liberal Government campaigned they would leave. Then run an open competition with signs pointing to the F-35 being selected in 2021, especially if the unit flyaway cost ...

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by Nomadd
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 127814

Re: F-35 news thread

You have to wonder about that $500 million to make one LHD F-35 capable. Have they looked into that further than one "estimate" from someone who seems to arguing against the idea?

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by Nomadd
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 127814

Re: F-35 news thread

ASPI is very much as the name describes a policy think tank and can certainly lean to the argument side. There is a whole bunch of additional material on Australia and the consideration of F-35B off the LHD not from ASPI so let me know if you are interested and I can provide the links. Some good so...

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by Nomadd
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 127814

Re: F-35 news thread

How are those G limits figured? At GTOW, some standard fuel/payload configuration or something else?

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by Nomadd
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 127814

Re: F-35 news thread

That article wasn't an analysis as much as an arguement. Something objective would be more interesting. ASPI is very much as the name describes a policy think tank and can certainly lean to the argument side. There is a whole bunch of additional material on Australia and the consideration of F-35B ...

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by Nomadd
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Not much left to repair. Good thing it was just the decorative part.

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by Nomadd
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 127814

Re: F-35 news thread

The continuing debate on Australia and the F-35b off the LHDs. Should Australia follow Japan and take the F-35 to sea? Japan’s decision to deploy the short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the joint strike fighter, the F-35B, from its Izumo-class warships will transform them into wh...

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by Nomadd
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

That hill has been settling for three years and the only place they'd need rebar is where pilings went. They're not building a bridge.

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by Nomadd
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 127814

Re: F-35 news thread

Japan to cease in country assembly of F-35's, https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2019/01/17/japan-to-cease-in-country-assembly-of-f-35-jets/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2018.01.19&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief That's rather interesting. I wond...

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by Nomadd
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230412

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Those are the little tanks. There are 95,000 and 80,000 gallon LOX and Methane tanks still sitting near the tracking dishes. The ones in the photo are only 13,000 gallon cryo. This is at the launch pad near the beach.

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