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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

There we go, Esteban Ocon signed for three more years until end of 2024. Happy for him.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.breaking-esteban-ocon-signs-bumper-three-year-contract-extension-with-alpine.5nWR2pWD1COJzdyB73g8NM.html

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines

Good for China and Antonov.

And now cue texl1649 coming in the thread and ranting how the Chinese didn’t make an own design because the transport looks so similar to the C-17…

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Pirelli got their investigation out regarding the tyre failure. Surprise, it wasn’t debris…

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.pirelli-reveal-results-of-investigation-into-baku-tyre-failures.2pILHApKjmVjoDk8NQIvY5.html

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 39546

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Naturally, the Chinese have plans for a copy cat as well, with plausible military implications. I would really hope, that at least in one of the best & civil threads we would spare ourselves such politics. There aren't a dozen different ways of building rockets and other highly on basic physics...

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by CRJockey
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14
Replies: 15
Views: 1701

Re: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14

I would guess that it worked out tremendously well, especially with hindsight. The role of the Tomcat seems awfully one-dimensional from a todays' point of view, basically being limited to carrying AIM54 in reach of soviet bombers. And that role all but disappeared. The SH is a by far more versatile...

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by CRJockey
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2126
Views: 220290

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Some 737s though are going through entire service life without the engine leaving the wing. Really? I mean, on a low-utilization aircraft like a BBJ, I think that would be plausible. But a 737 in airline service? Nah, apart maybe from a BBJ, no aircraft, and certainly no high cycle short haul, is e...

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by CRJockey
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2126
Views: 220290

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The advantage of a CFRP fuselage gets less on a smaller frame, because you get to the minimum thickness for the tubes or panels and hardly save weight over an aluminum fuselage. You also do not have the advantage of being able to make complicated shapes, as a tube is a tube. Do not discount the adv...

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by CRJockey
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

All those comments about "angry" Max are hilarious. He's a sportsman and very is commited to become a F1 World Champion. And he is showing us his dissapointment vividly. But I also understand that it's too much for some snowflakes.... What are you trying to do? Show casing what a tough gu...

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by CRJockey
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

All those comments about "angry" Max are hilarious. He's a sportsman and very is commited to become a F1 World Champion. And he is showing us his dissapointment vividly. But I also understand that it's too much for some snowflakes.... What are you trying to do? Show casing what a tough gu...

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by CRJockey
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The thing is that Valtteri wasn't too bad a few years ago. In 2017 and 2018 he was far from being on Lewis' level, but he still ran fairly good races, delivered more than acceptable results for a second driver and generally did ok. This season he is nowhere. Maybe it's an unbalanced car, maybe it's...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2126
Views: 220290

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

They don't seemingly value it any less than many 'legacies' now do. Nope. Wasn’t the point though. Ted from Denver argued some kind of strategy change by the likes of FR who suddenly come to value a twin aisle design. Yes, but referring to you saying FR "....they value pax comfort so highly&qu...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

You seem to implying something fishy going on with his "too" consistent starts? Or is that a misunderstanding from my side? No, nothing fishy, it's just a slightly odd technique (in as much as I haven't seen any other driver operate the clutch paddles that way). A few years ago he had a r...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Hamilton also uses a slightly odd clutch release process, where his left hand is over the top of his steering wheel. He adopted this method some time ago after a number of poor starts, and it does seem to have made his starts much more consistent. Indeed, his restart at Baku was just about perfect ...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

This is a fun season fill with drama. The championship still 2 driver race. Still hard to tell if the tire failures was due to debris on track for both cases, I'm siding with no. Pirelli seems to claim such noting Lewis had a tire with a gash in it but.... Short of there being something between the...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

scbriml wrote:
Grizzly410 wrote:
No comment on Vettel´s race ?


I mentioned him, but yes a very good drive and it was nice to see him smiling and looking happy. He’s looked far too down for a long time now.


Absolutely agree. Nice to see him having a good race and a smile on his face.

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I'm not a big fan of Hamilton, but hearing his voice at the end of the race when he realized that he accidentally triggered the Brake Magic mode was somewhat painful. Surely hard to be schadenfreude about it, really. True. Bad cockpit design though, if such a catastrophic error can be made while si...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

On a slightly more serious note, Pirelli will have to work very hard to convince people that their tyres didn't just explode. Apparently, one of Hamilton's tyres that was removed during the red flag period had been cut and could have failed at any moment. Pirelli selected the three softest compound...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Make no mistake, I do want the bloke to do well: I can't stand Max and I'm sick of Lewis' domination, but rooting for Valtteri seems like a lost cause most of the time. His luck is comically bad. Good post, zkojq. And here you summed up my thoughts pretty spot on regarding Lewis and Max. Regarding ...

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by CRJockey
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2126
Views: 220290

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Airbus could put new gear and wing on the A321, or maybe they laugh at Boeing for taking the bait, and Airbus builds the twin aisle NMA and dominates the 3K to 5K market with the correct solution. And FR will come begging Airbus to be launch customer for 250 of the type. Because, again, they value ...

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by CRJockey
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2126
Views: 220290

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Airbus could put new gear and wing on the A321, or maybe they laugh at Boeing for taking the bait, and Airbus builds the twin aisle NMA and dominates the 3K to 5K market with the correct solution. And FR will come begging Airbus to be launch customer for 250 of the type. Because, again, they value ...

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by CRJockey
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2126
Views: 220290

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

DenverTed wrote:
I'm still betting on a coalition of the willing to launch a 3K twin aisle made up of DL, WN, FR, and a few others.


Especially with FRs extensive history of valueing passenger comfort over low CASM, I absolutely believe you got a well thought through point there…

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by CRJockey
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I have a feeling that your complaints are because you don't like Mercedes in general. All of top racers whine and curse when stuff isn't going their way. Go back to the Monaco qualifying and Verstappen was livid when Leclerc crashed and he yells at his engineers just as much as Hamilton does. Pro a...

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by CRJockey
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3442

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

Remains to be seen, it’s all theoretical at the moment What remains to be seen? The superiority of the F35 vs F105? Or the knife fight superiority of a Rafale or MiG? What remains to be seen is whether the F35 can prevail in an airborne fight against a contemporary Awkwardly cautious position I thi...

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by CRJockey
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3442

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

Good points, otoh the F105 would leave the F35 in the dust You mean the F35 would fly through the dust of the F105 that didn't know what just blew it up. I think that's the only or primary point of the F35. If a squadron of them end up with just bullets trying to outshoot a squadron of newer Migs o...

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by CRJockey
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15454

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

Ref boarding from the tarmac: how uncivilized. And Europeans brag about their civility. There is this thing called the American Disabilities Act. It's difficult to board from the tarmac if you are in a wheelchair. The person has to literally be carried up and down the stairs, sometimes in the rain....

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by CRJockey
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I have a feeling that your complaints are because you don't like Mercedes in general. All of top racers whine and curse when stuff isn't going their way. Go back to the Monaco qualifying and Verstappen was livid when Leclerc crashed and he yells at his engineers just as much as Hamilton does. Pro a...

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by CRJockey
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Again a messy qualifiying. Guys, please some feedback: Am I too relentless when I find the constant whining of Mercedes of how bad... a) the downforce b) the tyre temperature c) the car in general for the type of course d) insert random whinyness ...is so annoying? I am really no biggie when it come...

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by CRJockey
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2126
Views: 220290

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I think the only one able to explain this totally unforeseen development, is user Morrisond.

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26456

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

Tiles that let spills, drips or leaks from the galley seep into the underlying floor is an actual technical problem. Yep. And I have yet to see an aircraft, 80s gen or state of the art, where whatever amount of "proper" carpet/floor/whatever installation have led to waterproof insulation ...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 39546

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

ssteve wrote:
And if troops go along, why of course they'll be Starship Troopers.


beauty of a movie...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26456

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

Carpet, flooring: same difference. Unless it's an actual technical problem, it's just delaying deliveries under the disguise of nit-picking. Exactly. And a bad disguise if I ever saw one. Further, not sure what AAB thinks his brilliant tactics will achieve. Somehow I doubt Boeing is willing to cut ...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26456

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

Please read #8 above, it wasn't carpet before. Carpet, flooring: same difference. Unless it's an actual technical problem, it's just delaying deliveries under the disguise of nit-picking. Tiles that let spills, drips or leaks from the galley seep into the underlying floor is an actual technical pro...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 132
Views: 26416

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

LHAM wrote:
So unless the Swiss government wants yet another referendum delaying things even more they will have to choose between the Eurofighter and the Rafale.


Which both would be more than capable for the Swiss requirement. So, good for them.

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26456

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

Agreed. This happened with carpet before and now paint. While obviously just my opinion, I believe AAB is going to find everything wrong they can to refuse delivery. Please read #8 above, it wasn't carpet before. Carpet, flooring: same difference. Unless it's an actual technical problem, it's just ...

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by CRJockey
Sun May 30, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 9270

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

Babyshark wrote:
cedarjet wrote:
You have to be in deep denial about climate science to think this is bad news


I’m all into science. Love science. Been into science my entire life.

Climate science is not science, it’s politics. It doesn’t allow for science.


Really? What science would that have been? Astrology? Creationism?

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by CRJockey
Sat May 29, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 108
Views: 24475

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Everybody talks about the McD merger being the root cause of all this. Imagine how BAD mcD must have been to be the root cause of the rot of a company the size of Boeing. Also can someone explain why Boeing felt the merger was necessary? Especially if McD was heading towards being defunct anyway? I...

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by CRJockey
Sat May 29, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 108
Views: 24475

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-halts-787-deliveries-again-as-it-awaits-faa-approval-on-verifying-fixes/ Dominic gates highlights it better. he says it may just be a show us your homework situation. FAA already approved Boeing to restart when it did and they say there ...

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by CRJockey
Wed May 26, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Aesma wrote:
Alonso brings sponsorship money doesn't he ?


Genuine question: does he? I am not familiar in how far he brings in more as any of the others.

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by CRJockey
Wed May 26, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I wonder if the engagement of the brake in previous weeks wasn't the cause of the eventual snapping of the traction cable. Agree, sounds possible. All in all things unfold as typically in Italy, sorry to say. Something between criminal negligence and intentional carelessness leads to loss of life a...

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by CRJockey
Wed May 26, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: RyanAir Flight FR 4978 and its non-discussion in Civil Aviation
Replies: 22
Views: 1188

Re: RyanAir Flight FR 4978 and its non-discussion in Civil Aviation

The issue is, if we allow intense political discussion in one thread, we have set the precident. Sorry, but no. Allowing exceptions to the rules are absolutely doable, as long as the users can comprehend why in certain cases it is indeed worthy to grant an exception. Aviation topics that are politi...

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by CRJockey
Wed May 26, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

While I like Ocon since he joined Racing Point a while back and consider him putting in strong and consistent performances for Alpine, I feel putting back Alonso in that car is a huge mistake. I would have much rather seen a young driver from F2, or Kevin Magnussen in that seat. Alonso seemed to be...

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by CRJockey
Tue May 25, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

While I like Ocon since he joined Racing Point a while back and consider him putting in strong and consistent performances for Alpine, I feel putting back Alonso in that car is a huge mistake. I would have much rather seen a young driver from F2, or Kevin Magnussen in that seat. Alonso seemed to be...

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by CRJockey
Tue May 25, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I know it might just be an accident. At some point it would be nice, though, if Italy would actively consider improving infrastructure to a level where not frequently major parts of it break, snap and bury people while doing so. The last time I recall something happening like this in Italy it was c...

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by CRJockey
Tue May 25, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I know it might just be an accident. At some point it would be nice, though, if Italy would actively consider improving infrastructure to a level where not frequently major parts of it break, snap and bury people while doing so. The last time I recall something happening like this in Italy it was c...

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by CRJockey
Tue May 25, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Mercedes says Bottas stopped short of his mark and that caused the gun to be used at an angle, shearing off the ridges of the nut. I find that hard to believe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LxNBMaMUSo If you look here at second 7, Bottas is as good in the box as expected. Nothing out of the ordi...

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by CRJockey
Tue May 25, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I know it might just be an accident. At some point it would be nice, though, if Italy would actively consider improving infrastructure to a level where not frequently major parts of it break, snap and bury people while doing so.

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by CRJockey
Tue May 25, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: RyanAir Flight FR 4978 and its non-discussion in Civil Aviation
Replies: 22
Views: 1188

Re: RyanAir Flight FR 4978 and its non-discussion in Civil Aviation

As usual, I don't get most decision-making by the mods here on a.net. By putting the thread into non-av politics now may be discussed. Which obviously doesn't change the existence of nasty comments by just relocating it. An easier decision would have been to make a large red sticky mark, that for th...

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by CRJockey
Tue May 25, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

[...] The main events: Mercedes - absolutely a day to forget. A very bad strategy call to pit Hamilton early, for him to promptly be overcut by Gasly, Vettel and Perez. Poor old Bottas - when he's finally delivering a decent race performance, they fuck him over on the pit stop with a wheel that cou...

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by CRJockey
Tue May 25, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

If Max can't win Monaco then the championship is basically over already. So? Those cheaper teams are there voluntarily - there is no promotion to F1, there is no invitation they have to accept, they all voluntarily apply to join each season and voluntarily sign up to the Concorde agreement, so thos...

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by CRJockey
Tue May 25, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12678

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The 2021 season has sparked more excitement in five races than many seasons since the Turbo-Hybrid era began in 2014, but things sound as though they may start getting a bit nasty. Mercedes is threatening to protest Red Bull's rear wing if they run the same one they used in Spain which was seen to ...

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