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by lxman1
Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 61
Views: 2093

Re: The Chinese Ballon over the US and its potential impact

It could be a test to see how we react, hard to say for sure, but they are less than honest about so many things.

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by lxman1
Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 207
Views: 62549

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

Thanks for the update, yes, they and Iran, just underhandedly acquired several A340's, that probably would get impounded. He's not going to be safe anywhere outside of his home country, Iran and maybe a couple of other small rogue countries. I hate to see the 747 rot away, but it is better than bein...

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by lxman1
Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46775

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

I have seen in the past where CVR could be erased by the pilots, which I don't think is a good idea, so this could possibly happen again. I believe this was the case in another fairly recent incident involving a 777.

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by lxman1
Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion over retro liveries
Replies: 68
Views: 9382

Re: Confusion over retro liveries

Some of them should convert their whole fleet back to retro. Many current liveries are blah, hence United, American. I realize that modern airliners are no longer made of aluminum that can be nicely polished, but AA's polished skin with the longitudinal stripes is one of the best looking ever. https...

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by lxman1
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46775

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

Jaun may be on a long overseas flight and hasn't had time to investigate this yet. I'm sure he will have something soon.

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by lxman1
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 81254

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

According to Juan Browne, there was a last minute runway change from 30 to 12 probably due to wind direction. This was either the first or second attempt to use 12, which requires turning at the beacon located at the old airport to approach runway 12, since the airport opened a couple of weeks ago. ...

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by lxman1
Mon Jan 16, 2023 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 81254

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Sounds like an engine spooling down at the end. Sad to see.

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by lxman1
Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Retirement and Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 11470

Re: DC-8 Retirement and Fleet Tracking Thread - 2021

the remaining operators are: Chilean Air Force Indian Air Force Iranian Air Force Israeli Air Force Venezuelan Air Force United States Air Force (Operates 707-based E-3 AWACS and E-8 JSTARS) United States Navy (Operates 707-based E-6 TACAMO) Omega Aerial Refueling Services Any pics of both active I...

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by lxman1
Wed Dec 28, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Flight 401 50 Years Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 3266

Re: Eastern Airlines Flight 401 50 Years Ago

Yes, all over a burned out landing gear conformation light bulb. I really liked the L-1011. It was a great machine. If it wasn't for RR going bankrupt and causing lengthy delays, I'm sure that it would have been updated to glass cockpits and probably still flying today. Much like the MD-11 took over...

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by lxman1
Wed Dec 28, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 747 diverts to ORD due smoking laptop - 2 FAs injured
Replies: 32
Views: 8036

Re: Lufthansa 747 diverts to ORD due smoking laptop - 2 FAs injured

After the fire and crash of the UPS 747 that was caused by lithium-ion batteries in the hold, I'm surprised that they still allow them. Granted, there was probably a greater numbers of batteries in the cargo plane vs a passenger plane, the fire could not be extinguished by depleting oxygen and use o...

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by lxman1
Sun Dec 18, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 145
Views: 22774

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2022

SkyVoice, Thanks for the info. I could imagine the looks on driver's faces when an a380flew across them at around 100ft or so.

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by lxman1
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 145
Views: 22774

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2022

AA now has most flights from SDF with mainline continuing to replace regional Anthony Gilmer keeps delivering! He deserves a nice XMas present! That's awesome, and very satisfying. I'm old enough to remember when American pulled ALL service from Louisville in 1982. In 1984, when they returned to SD...

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by lxman1
Sun Dec 11, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody
Replies: 39
Views: 4704

Re: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody

scbriml wrote:
PhilMcCrackin wrote:
Good to see we're not trusting the UK with the prosecution on this one.


You need to clarify this statement.

Might have something to do with the other convicted suspect let free from his life sentence because he was ill, even though he killed over 200 people, from Scotland??

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by lxman1
Sun Dec 11, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW closed due to snow it seems.
Replies: 71
Views: 13343

Re: LGW closed due to snow it seems.

We don't get a lot of snow events here at SDF either, but you can bet we have all of the equipment here needed to keep the place open. That was one of many stipulations of UPS coming here in the beginning. Of course, now UPS is our bread and butter, but there are many civilian flights here as well. ...

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by lxman1
Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Ryanair passengers 'terrified' after 'group of 70' swig vodka and party onboard
Replies: 42
Views: 5756

Re: Edinburgh Ryanair passengers 'terrified' after 'group of 70' swig vodka and party onboard

It's amazing how alcohol can make some people complete idiots. I'd actually wager that those youngsters are complete idiots, period. Even when not drinking. The fact that they drink that much in such an environment, around other people, and get to behave like that pretty much proves my point I thin...

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by lxman1
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party
Replies: 110
Views: 7148

Re: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party

I'm not a party kind of person, but I have no issue with the video. People need a release from daily stress. Nothing wrong with hanging out with friends and letting off some steam. Without this, one can drive themself mad from all of the pent up stress. Some people find the dumbest stuff to get thei...

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by lxman1
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rescue Dog flight crash lands on golf course near Waukesha,Wi
Replies: 21
Views: 5160

Re: Rescue Dog flight crash lands on golf course near Waukesha,Wi

Good to hear that all are OK. It's odd that this plane N247DH doesn't show any flights on FR24 since Sept. 2 2022.

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by lxman1
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Fleet Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 76570

Re: UPS Fleet Thread

AFAIK N701UP was purchased by UPS at 30 April 1985, at that time the UPS aircraft were operated by by several contractors, including Evergreen International Airlines, Interstate Airlines, Ryan Air, and Orion Air. In 1986, in an effort to obtain service rights to Japan, UPS entered into a joint vent...

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by lxman1
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N646UA: High Age 767 Potential Corrosion Issue?
Replies: 87
Views: 26210

Re: N646UA: High Age 767 Potential Corrosion Issue?

The inspection system worked. As already noted, individual airframe are inspected at intervals and this one failed. Cargo has far fewer corrosion opportunities. This sort of issue is found at the conversion typically. Even with more details, I couldn't say if isolated. However, the current inspecti...

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by lxman1
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Fleet Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 76570

Re: UPS Fleet Thread

AFAIK N701UP was purchased by UPS at 30 April 1985, at that time the UPS aircraft were operated by by several contractors, including Evergreen International Airlines, Interstate Airlines, Ryan Air, and Orion Air. In 1986, in an effort to obtain service rights to Japan, UPS entered into a joint vent...

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by lxman1
Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow
Replies: 211
Views: 44047

Re: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow

The way that some people think and comment on here never ceases to amaze me. Condolences to all effected in this terrible accident. It's not the first and certainly won't be the last. I'm sure that more will be learned and implemented to further improve safety at these airshows.

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by lxman1
Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1260
Views: 501720

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

China doesn't play well with others, so we will probably hear the truth from them.

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by lxman1
Wed Nov 02, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline Service coming to DAY
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: New Airline Service coming to DAY

Hopefully you will gain a decent airline.

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by lxman1
Wed Nov 02, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 83884

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I can't see anyone wanting to fly this train wreck of an airline. It's a shame that they have ruined a once great airline this way. My parents flew the original version back in the 70's to Hawaii and had a great experience on a DC-10. Eastern never flew the DC10 to Hawaii. I am 96% positive Eastern...

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by lxman1
Wed Nov 02, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS upholds mask mandate authority
Replies: 28
Views: 9063

Re: SCOTUS upholds mask mandate authority

I wore a proper fitting mask and still got Covid and was in the hospital for over 5 weeks and on a ventilator for 18 days, back in February and March, so there's that. I still think that it should be a personal choice. If someone wants to wear a mask, go for it, I have no issue with that. I think th...

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by lxman1
Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta loses lawsuit on dismissed pilot on safety concerns
Replies: 76
Views: 10160

Re: Delta and the Psychiatrist Take a Great Fall

If nobody, except herself, thought that these were real safety issues, then she maybe should have went about it another way. Chasing people around like she did shows a bit of instability on her part. There was error on both sides, but her case should have been against the rouge doctor, not the airli...

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by lxman1
Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 83884

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I can't see anyone wanting to fly this train wreck of an airline. It's a shame that they have ruined a once great airline this way. My parents flew the original version back in the 70's to Hawaii and had a great experience on a DC-10.

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by lxman1
Thu Oct 27, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8 Production/Deliveries - 2022 - 2023
Replies: 458
Views: 126878

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

That would be a awesome picture. (747 #1 and N862GT together) Joe Sutter and his design team should be proud to have created such an iconic aircraft that has lasted and evolved over the last 50+ years. And did it without computers in the beginning. She will always be the queen of the skies!!

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by lxman1
Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 207
Views: 62549

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

I wondered that too. It wouldn't be cheap. I don't know how the aircraft has been maintained since it was parked, as far as keeping insects and birds from making homes in the engines and things like pitot tubes. I don't think that the climate there is ideal for storing aircraft for long periods of t...

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by lxman1
Mon Oct 24, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bringing an A340-600 back to life.
Replies: 3
Views: 3312

Re: Bringing an A340-600 back to life.

Thanks for the link. I used the France setting on my VPN as well and it works fine. Wouldn't let me watch here in the US, like mentioned.

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by lxman1
Sat Oct 22, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piaggio P180 crashed off the coast of Costa Rica, McFit founder aboard
Replies: 28
Views: 8067

Re: Piaggio P180 crashed off the coast of Costa Rica, McFit founder aboard

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DIRSG

According to this, It was well under it's max range, so fuel should not have been an issue. Could be weather related, since they had to call off the search due to weather, according to one of the articles.
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RobertS975 wrote:

According to this, It was well under it's max range, so fuel should not have been an issue. Could be weather related, since they had to call off the search due to weather, according to one of the articles.

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by lxman1
Thu Oct 20, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 207
Views: 62549

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

Interesting that this "airline" Emtrasur has only been in business since 2020 and has (had) a total of 1 aircraft. YV3531. I suppose that Mahan Air may supply them with another, since I doubt that they will ever get this one back.

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by lxman1
Thu Oct 20, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N757AF gets fresh paint
Replies: 57
Views: 16676

Re: N757AF gets fresh paint

I personally like the livery myself. The black looks very nice. Why wouldn't someone not want to do their job and paint it? They get paid the same, no matter who the owner is. Still have to eat and pay the bills.

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by lxman1
Mon Oct 10, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 207
Views: 62549

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

This makes sense. I wonder if anything has been done to the plane, like they do when they are put into storage, just in case it does ever fly again?

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by lxman1
Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Air temporarily suspends ops
Replies: 46
Views: 12809

Re: Blue Air temporarily suspends ops

Sorry to hear about that.I guess it will be hard to get money out of a company that has none. I would think that they would have some kind of insurance to cover that kind of thing, but maybe not. I'm not well educated in the internal financial workings of airlines.

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by lxman1
Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 207
Views: 62549

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

Thank you again for an update. I wonder where the plane will end up? With the US now in control of the plane, I very much doubt it will ever fly again. Not that if had a promising future ahead of it... at almost 40 years old, its days were numbered as it was before being grounded by the Argentinian...

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by lxman1
Sat Oct 01, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 207
Views: 62549

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

Thank you again for an update. I wonder where the plane will end up?

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by lxman1
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines 757 RB211 Engine Sounds
Replies: 21
Views: 7036

Re: American Airlines 757 RB211 Engine Sounds

From the ground, the UPS 757's sound like the first video. They fly over the house every day.

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by lxman1
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taking over the inflight PA: strange sounds on a AA flight.
Replies: 28
Views: 7298

Re: Taking over the inflight PA: strange sounds on a AA flight.

Sounds like someone straining to drop the browns off in the Superbowl :D

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by lxman1
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes
Replies: 38
Views: 10732

Re: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes

I have notice that around here in Louisville, Most FedEx semi's seem to have FedEx trailers being pulled by 3rd party cabs. Not all, but a high percentage. Their ground service also delivers some USPS and visa versa on the weekends. I have had FedEx packages delivers on a weekend by USPS and a coupl...

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by lxman1
Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19912

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

I do not blame Boeing for selling these planes to someone else. The Chinese airlines will suffer from the childish temper tantrum that the CAAC is throwing. When they get over their their childish games, they Chinese airlines will be put at the back of the line for deliveries. They are not hurting a...

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by lxman1
Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 27346

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

They will simply reverse engineer the planes they seized. Yes, Much like they did with the TU-4. It was reverse engineered in 2 yrs from the B-29, including a crew member's personal camera that was left in the plane when they were forced to land during WWII. I admit, that the technology in newer ai...

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by lxman1
Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS power outage
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Re: AUS power outage

Most backup systems automatically turn on as soon as the power fails. I would think that things like radars and the control tower would be the main priority during a power failure to keep air traffic safe. Sounds like something went wrong if these did not get backup power almost immediately.

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by lxman1
Fri Sep 09, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Air temporarily suspends ops
Replies: 46
Views: 12809

Re: Is Blue Air in trouble?

I have a booking on a flight from London to Romania on Blue Air in early October, a trip that has already been re-scheduled by the airline several times in the past Today I got an email cancelling the flights and inviting me to book alternative dates. The email contained some surprisingly candid in...

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by lxman1
Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near-miss at MCO
Replies: 58
Views: 11799

Re: Near-miss at MCO

ATC got some 'splainin' to do. Luckily both crews were aware of their surroundings and prevented, what could have been, a very ugly situation. Kudos to both crews for a job well done!!

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by lxman1
Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 145
Views: 22774

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2022

Most everyone that I know around here that fly from SDF to Florida, fly Allegiant. Same with SDF to Vegas as well. They are priced right and usually on time.

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by lxman1
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 349
Views: 70567

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

I don't see a large enough market for this thing to even make if feasible to build. How many units would have to be sold to even break even? Somebody's pockets will be fat when this ponzi scheme goes belly up.

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