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by Okie
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation 560X Crash In Connecticut
Replies: 23
Views: 8223

Re: Citation 560X Crash In Connecticut

I got an alert from Cirium (a Lexis/Nexis aviation service) this morning which stated that the aircraft failed to climb after takeoff, lost altitude, and crashed. "The point of impact was more or less on the extended centreline of the runway, some 400m after the runway threshold." It was ...

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by Okie
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2134

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

de Blasio seems to be happy.
I guess he can now watch the Teletubbies without Cuomo interrupting with another televised press conference patting himself on the back for resolving another self ignited dumpster fire. :sarcastic:

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by Okie
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205430

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I understand the pharmacy won’t know, but won’t their insurance figure it out when it’s submitted again? I got mine through work. I'm pretty sure my insurance never had anything to do with it. Here is a link: https://www.healthinsurance.org/faqs/will-my-health-insurance-cover-the-costs-of-coronavir...

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by Okie
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did TWA start putting those big black stripe ice detectors on their aircraft wings?
Replies: 13
Views: 2042

Re: When did TWA start putting those big black stripe ice detectors on their aircraft wings?

The best of all were the embedded wing heaters that protected the entire area of vulnerability but not all airlines wanted to pay for this and either maintenance or flight crews had to inspect for ice before every flight in most weather conditions In fact unless it was over 90 degrees we always had...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 1896

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

On July 4, an SUV with seven people drove over the lawn at the Haskell Free Library Was the SUV coerced by these seven people, or did it act of its own volition? Not surprising a vehicle could hijack the innocent victims and cross the border, sounds like a lot of modern thinking. What seven victims...

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by Okie
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3053

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Four years since the Orrville Dam disaster (2017) from excess precipitation and all the sudden excess precip is somehow considered normal and then drought in a desert is not considered a problem. Only two Desalination Plants built in California since the previous drought and 10 put on hold by the Go...

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by Okie
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4470

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

The replies indicate the Dunning-Kruger Club seems to prove that they don't know they are in the Dunning-Kruger Club. :bigthumbsup:


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by Okie
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3998

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

What are the protests about? I saw something about people having internet access and finding out Cuba isnt doing well on Covid front or something? And then I saw Cuba made 5 vaccines and they cant distribute to their peoples because of the US embargo which is limiting access to syringes and medical...

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by Okie
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3998

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

https://www.dailywire.com/news/communist-cuba-begins-cracking-down-on-freedom-protesters-internet-and-cell-service-cut Protesters seem to be disappearing somehow. Others; a blow to the spleen from the butt of an AK47, don't worry though, they have free healthcare. If the US treated Cuba like say, Sa...

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by Okie
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3998

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

I am amazed that people being upset in Utopia. Amazed I tell you.


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by Okie
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 170
Views: 14886

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

This video gives some clues into what got the dominoes going: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUrHdwdZyWc There are reports of building cracking and groaning an hour prior to the collapse, with one lady shagging ass out of there. The people we have been discussing this all came up with the same thi...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 2238

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

Any know if Harvey Weinstein can afford some of those $500k works of art? :roll:


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by Okie
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 170
Views: 14886

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

I agree that the comparison with a plane crash might be wrong (I felt it would be worse due to the dangerous terrain and jet fuel involved in many circumstances), but still isn't it taking unusually long to pull out bodies/survivors? Maybe it symbolizes how rare the event is, but I would usually ex...

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by Okie
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight
Replies: 39
Views: 20813

Re: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight

Ziyulu wrote:
Is OKC an ideal diversion airport? So many made the news.


Con-Air is on site :biggrin:

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by Okie
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door
Replies: 39
Views: 4753

Re: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door

I am bifurcating incidents where two pax (or employees - yikes) get into an argument, and a situation where somebody is clearly having a dangerous psychiatric episode. People fighting are usually not trying to kill themselves, or take an action that could kill other people. When people try to open ...

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by Okie
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16709

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Blimey Captain, she's a looking like Tea and Biscuits with the Chief for supper. :eyepopping:


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by Okie
Mon May 24, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-hub airports as connecting points
Replies: 12
Views: 4528

Re: Non-hub airports as connecting points

Sort of off topic

Is Non-Rev considered in passenger counts for airport traffic?


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by Okie
Sat May 22, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 3835

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

There is no such thing as federal DOT. FHWA - federal highway administration - is a primarily bureaucratic organization, same as FAA. Interstate highways are generally under the jurisdiction of state DOTs. This bridge goes across state line, so Arkansas DOT and Tennessee DOT somehow share responsib...

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by Okie
Wed May 12, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe
Replies: 41
Views: 3158

Re: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe

Aesma wrote:
Did Tesla see a surge in orders ?


No the electrical grid is more vulnerable than the pipeline.

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by Okie
Wed May 12, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25935

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

It does make one wonder how much Iran is pushing this latest unrest to prop up Hamas. No one is wondering that I am aware. That was clearly evident during the Obama/Biden administration. Right on target with my 120days of Biden in office prediction. Once Iran knew that Biden started negotiating for...

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by Okie
Tue May 11, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Fuel Prices this Summer
Replies: 59
Views: 8917

Re: Jet Fuel Prices this Summer

Tankering fuel and prices rising. Yikes. Might not last long assuming hackers are paid the ransom or the good guys can break the bug. But the demand for transportation fuels is increasing - so prices are rising. United can't go out an buy a Tesla Jet yet Please tell exactly how you would think that...

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by Okie
Sun May 09, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 3229

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

I'm actually curious how many of the people complaining about having to get a Real ID compliant ID (and have to go through the joys of going to the DMV to get it or else you can't use it to fly) are also those who insist that getting an ID to vote is easy. At the top, Okie mentioned the issue that ...

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by Okie
Thu May 06, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 4360

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

LMP737 wrote:
All you single people out there, here's your chance.


The Queen of England is now single and Bill Gates suddenly gets a divorce. :biggrin:

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by Okie
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 3229

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

Oklahoma requirements were extended until May 2023 because of Covid for US travel. However there was no indication of extending the requirement to get on Military Bases or enter Federal Buildings. Right now most of the real license appointments are backed up over 60 to 90 days and that is not a sure...

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by Okie
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5914

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

The police clearly need to adopt the Baltimore model when responding to a call. Okie According to quick internet search, Baltimore model of handling 911 call can only makes a different when there aren't life endangering emergency being reported Yes, level 1 response is 16 minutes after an incident....

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by Okie
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 19550

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

N965UW wrote:
KRI Nanggala (402), a diesel-electric attack sub, has gone missing following a torpedo drill north of Bali.


Torpedo Drill sounds like another HTP (high test peroxide) accident. HTP is part of the propellent mix for torpedo's

Thinking Kursk.

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by Okie
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5914

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

The police clearly need to adopt the Baltimore model when responding to a call.

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by Okie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9812

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

GDB wrote:
Success! First initial test flight/hover!


That is not Wright. :roll:


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by Okie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crippled by a windshield wiper
Replies: 25
Views: 3721

Re: Crippled by a windshield wiper

Jumpseating on a Continental Air Micronesia 727 flight before push back, I observed the CPT opening up the side window and reaching around and applying Rain-X to his front window. I asked him how it worked, and he stated during the rain showers when landing at the airfields in the islands, it did t...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 56386

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

I think I read this am that Elon said SN15 to the pad in ‘a few days.’ This rapid iterative prototype/testing process is fun to watch, and I expect they will have a fresh analysis of what went wrong with the relight this time. I did not have any anticipation that SN11 would not prove much different...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Environmental Pollution Has Cut Sperm Count 50% Since 1970s
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Environmental Pollution Has Cut Sperm Count 50% Since 1970s

That’s called a self-regulating system... mother Earth is fighting her own virus. :checkmark: Things have not been the same on the 3rd planet since it was poisoned with oxygen. Now we are headed to the 4th planet, which has been perfect for about 4.5 Billion earth years, to see what kind of damage ...

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by Okie
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Hurricane Season Naming Changed
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: Atlantic Hurricane Season Naming Changed

The greek letters all seemed good until we had to retire two of them. 2005 and 2020 are the only two years that have seen the Greek letters used in 2020 the strongest storm was Iota. So now we need a new plan less we run out of greek letters. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_hurricane_season#...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Highway Crash in California
Replies: 19
Views: 1295

Re: Highway Crash in California

I owned that model truck before my current vehicle and I can't imagine how they got that many people in it Apparently you did not buy the Border Crossover XLT model. From what I gather they removed all the seats except for the front for the driver so obviously no safety devices for the occupants. T...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 56386

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Looking like another RUD. Appeared there was still an issue getting a second engine restarted or a issue that shut down the additional engine causing a hard landing which apparently caused damage to the structure. Slow motion of the explosion was pretty impressive. The nose cone was crumpling from t...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident
Replies: 35
Views: 14156

Re: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident

He is also a celebrity, a person of color, rich so a professional driver with skills for evasive driving in case of where he was the target of a criminal attack, kidnapping, carjacking would be advisable Yes of course, especially when being chased by a irate Norwegian woman with a golf club. :rotfl...

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by Okie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract
Replies: 37
Views: 2360

Re: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract

Is the ability to access mailboxes without getting out a major issue?. Yes. Only some older urban areas of OKC still have front door delivery. Mail delivery has shifted to street side targets for cell phone distracted drivers. However, since Oshkosh provides a lot of heavier duty military grade equ...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation
Replies: 138
Views: 8950

Re: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation

Wouldn't operating the single track then trying to construct the second track be more expensive? That would be my experience, however this is not about saving money. At least there is in the Covid relief bill there is $14B going to California for transportation with $978M going to the Bay Area Tran...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 17611

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Texans are going to be getting livid the next few weeks. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/539693-texas-households-face-massive-electricity-bills-some-as-high-as-17k Griddy had recommended that customers switch to a different provider this week, warning them to find fixed-rate plans ins...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 17611

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Pumped hydro needs as much height difference as possible, a few meters will not be very efficient. In fact it would make more sense to build a tidal power plant. High tide today at Galveston is .95ft, Low tide -.16. Not sure you are going to do just a whole lot with 1.11ft of water open to the GOM....

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 125
Views: 6871

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

The downfall of the USA is the political tribalism. Texas, California, and New York (and Florida too with DeSantis), four states where one party runs almost unopposed the wheels of state. Well, that's what you get when people don't even countenance voting another (sensible) political affiliation be...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 17611

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

https://nypost.com/2021/02/19/homeowner ... ter-storm/

edit: That is $9.00 per kilowatt


Okie
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Wow customers get $17,000 a month electricity bills with Green New Energy in Texas.

Looks like digging coal is going to be the new pastime.

https://nypost.com/2021/02/19/homeowner ... ter-storm/

edit: That is $9.00 per kilowatt


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by Okie
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 125
Views: 6871

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

More trouble with Fault Lines. They are pretty prevalent in NY and DC. Always someone else's fault. :yes:

I suppose aoc is suffering PTSD after witnessing a near death experience of Cuomo's career. :roll:

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by Okie
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 17611

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Wow looks like all you Texas posters here are trying to make all those California transplants feel right at home with power outages, eh :boggled:

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by Okie
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 256139

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

If the above is true, then when the autopilot disconnected wouldn't the aircraft enter a sharp left turn? But the final seconds show a sharp right turn, which to me looks like pilot intervention, right? Once you roll over then the actions of the airplane appear reversed on radar because the radar i...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government considered worst-case scenario as basis for planning
Replies: 28
Views: 1642

Re: Bombshell Report (Die Welt): German government ordered scientist to create panic to keep lockdowns going

Aw Yes, Brainwashing is more important than washing of hands. :checkmark:

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by Okie
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 56386

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Also just saw that surface to unlimited TFRs have apparently been posted for Feb 11-13. So it seems like if all goes to plan, we may indeed see a launch later this week. I had seen that as well. The 10km-FL320 and 12.5km-FL410 are not really that high when you are talking Low Earth Orbit numbers. I...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 56386

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Sn10 doing the cryo tests now, read some rumors that they’d like to try a static fire either today or tomorrow. Seems extremely ambitious to me, but then again so did doing multiple static fires in the same day, and so did pretty much everything else they’ve accomplished so far. Well they have mass...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 56386

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

The relight, of a full cycle engine (all fuel running thru the preburners), falling at 200 mph, horizontally, with a spark ignition system, seems like it’s a bit trickier than some expected. I hope they do figure it out in the next couple of attempts. The use of TEA-TEB Pyrophoric has been as relia...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 56386

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Modifying a half billion dollar rig to float out to sea with a starship (or starship super heavy) on it isn’t going to be cheap or fast. It will take time and will happen in plain view of drones/cameras. The cheaper/faster answer is to use hydrogolics for now to steer the starship into vertical and...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 56386

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

If we consider SN9 had two Raptor failures on test fire and one in flight that is looking at 60% failure rate. They have stepped up the Raptors output continuously since inception. While I have no idea what output rating they were using on SN9, the concept that they have taken from 200bar chamber pr...

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