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by WesternDC6B
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5417

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

casinterest wrote:
T18 wrote:
African. (better chance to find a coconut)
Swallow or Parrot?


Parrot

Eye patch or Peg leg?


Eye patch.

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested
Replies: 35
Views: 10289

Re: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested

Your attempt to be a smart ass failed because this was a freighter. If you had actually read the thread you would understand that there were no passengers. Because it was a FREIGHTER. There were passengers at the airport where the freighter visited. Can't wait till they are blamed More importantly,...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Would They Find
Replies: 20
Views: 960

Re: What Would They Find

Ohh, I forgot, A Case of Snow globes, just in case . Because you never know when you'll meet "the One", you gotta keep prepared! Tugg Ah that’s nothing. In my car: - the entire tooling for the B 757 - some fish from Iceland ;-) I just discovered merger documents in the console of my conve...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline employee stalks female passenger
Replies: 33
Views: 7332

Re: Airline employee stalks female passenger

The linked story says she had her phone number on her luggage tag, if that's correct. Shouldn't do that these days. Working with baggage service people has long since taught me that the only thing you want on the outside of your bag is the checked tag, and perhaps a tag with just your name. I also ...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oakland squatters call offer of two months' free rent "an insult."
Replies: 78
Views: 2454

Re: Oakland squatters call offer of two months' free rent "an insult."

A group of women squatting illegally in a temporarily vacant $500,000 house received an unwelcome court order to leave the property. The company that owns the house, finding itself under zero legal obligation to do anything for the women, offered to assist them in finding suitable housing, includin...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5417

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

casinterest wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:

Thin or thick crust pizza?


Thick

Apple Pie/Cherry Pie


Blueberry!

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5417

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

casinterest wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:

Cable or Dish?


Cable
============================

Internet Streaming or Cable?


Streaming.

Boris Baddinov or Spy vs Spy?

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16500

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

skipness1E wrote:
Yes, white. We need more white.....


I think going without paint is nice. Just buff the CFRP to a brilliant shine! :duck:

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Would They Find
Replies: 20
Views: 960

Re: What Would They Find

A lightweight zipper jacket, a cane (for my bad days), a beard brush, sunscreen, Lightning and micro USB cables, a Rand McNalley / AAA road atlas, sunglasses, change in the change-holder, and a little wire-coil-bound notebook where I note fuel purchases and things like tire rotation and oil changes....

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5417

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

aeromoe wrote:

Jerkey: Beef or Turkey


Beef

Almond Joy or Mounds?

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8261

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

Someone mentioned the lane keep assist. When I bought my present car last autumn, I signed the papers, got in, and started it. The first thing I did after that was press the lane keep assist override button. 13,300 miles (21.404km) later, it remains pushed. Paraphrasing my brother, i want to drive t...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-checkout at Target
Replies: 27
Views: 1843

Re: Self-checkout at Target

Always wondered why Target never has music playing It’s a welcome policy though, especially over Christmas I didn’t know this and will bear it in mind. I have grown to LOATHE Christmas music, simply because so much of it is pure rubbish, or annoying in the extreme. Were it possible for me to do so,...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-checkout at Target
Replies: 27
Views: 1843

Re: Self-checkout at Target

My observation about self-checkoouts: 1) They work well at some stores, not others. No matter when I go, what branch, or what I buy, the Kroger one will Do Something Bad, and cause me to wait for the clerk to come and straighten things out. I’d have been better off waiting on a standard line. 2) The...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5417

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

Debit / Credit Card

707 or DC8?

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Farewell to my sweet, lovely dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 793

Re: Farewell to my sweet, lovely dogs

I’ve not had a dog since 1966. But, that black and silver GSD still passes through my mind every few days. He was intelligent, funny, and a good friend.

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2020
Replies: 620
Views: 17079

Re: Word Game Q1 2020

LovePlanes74 wrote:
WesternDC6B wrote:
Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Insect


Repellent

Spray


Paint

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2020
Replies: 620
Views: 17079

Re: Word Game Q1 2020

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Insect


Repellent

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2020
Replies: 620
Views: 17079

Re: Word Game Q1 2020

casinterest wrote:
Web


Spider

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2020
Replies: 620
Views: 17079

Re: Word Game Q1 2020

2707200X wrote:
Cake


LetThemEat

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8261

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

Sounds like several Dacia, Renault, Ford (european models), Proton, Peugeot etc. models I've experienced. One of the most delightful cars i drove when on business in Europe was a Lancia Musa. I am built like a human grizzly-bear but found the Musa to be roomy and comfortable. Mine had some sort of ...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8261

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

Sounds like several Dacia, Renault, Ford (european models), Proton, Peugeot etc. models I've experienced. One of the most delightful cars i drove when on business in Europe was a Lancia Musa. I am built like a human grizzly-bear but found the Musa to be roomy and comfortable. Mine had some sort of ...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8261

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

There are such models and makes in Europe, as mentioned above, and in other markets as well. Not so much in America I guess aside from the basic version of compact cars from the usual manufacturers. Truth be told, the basic electric comforts of nowadays cars have become so cheap and commonplace tha...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5417

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

ER757 wrote:
ORDfan101 wrote:
PC all the way!


Xbox or Playstation?

Playstation

Gibson or Fender?


Fender just to deny business to the company that changed Baldwin from being a real piano into Chinese rubbish.

Cheerios or corn flakes?

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5417

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

sbworcs wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Digital or analogue watch?


analogue watch, hands down, nothing more beautiful than a small mechanism, all working together to deliver me the time.

Theatre or opera?


Theatre

"Real" book or Kindle


Kindle for travel. Saves weight and it would be hard to run out of sometnhing to read.

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8261

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

Funny that much of the "electric everything" was standard here before AC. I like having some of extras i can have, but on the outside it is as plain as possible. I miss understood the title first :D But yes, there is a market, at least here, and Dacia is filling it: https://www.gruprenaul...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5417

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

QXatFAT wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
F-16, again not a choice :lol:

Himalayan trekking adventure or camping in the Serengeti wilds?

Himalayan adventure!

Ear buds OR Full ear cover?


Full ear cover; few earbuds fit my ear canal.

Calculator: algebraic or RPN?

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5417

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

Dutchy wrote:
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Digital or analogue watch?


analogue watch, hands down, nothing more beautiful than a small mechanism, all working together to deliver me the time.

Theatre or opera?


Hands down: it’s always 6:30!

A1 or HP sauce?

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8261

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

Ladies and Gentlemen: Let me pose a question to you, especially the motorists among us. Is there a market for a plain, basic car? I don’t mean something tiny like a Smart4Two. I mean a standard for the locale-size car, fitted with a competent engine, manual or automatic shift, basic climate control...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8261

Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

Ladies and Gentlemen: Let me pose a question to you, especially the motorists among us. Is there a market for a plain, basic car? I don’t mean something tiny like a Smart4Two. I mean a standard for the locale-size car, fitted with a competent engine, manual or automatic shift, basic climate control,...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a human stop an engine start?
Replies: 20
Views: 4075

Re: Could a human stop an engine start?

I once worked on a site that included eight huge 1950's diesel generators of around 1500hp each. To protect maintenance crews working on them, when they were taken out of service, they were physically locked down using a thick iron bar. Very occasionally somebody attempted a restart without remembe...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline
Replies: 22
Views: 2018

Re: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline

Delta is great main-line. Their whatever-you-call-them partners that fly clapped-out CRJs I avoid as much as possible. Why? Because - in my experience - if I set foot on one of their planes it WILL go tech. Seriously so. You're not the only one. In my experience it wasn't always the same excuse -- ...

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 3022

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

“Will Southwest / RyanAir / Allegiant / [insert LCC here] buy the A380 for their Duluth to Chicago city pair?”

“Which has better fuel consumption figures: the Lombard Super L412GALW, or the Earhart Model 12-XLR” when no specific route, load factor, or time of day are considered.

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline
Replies: 22
Views: 2018

Re: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline

I avoid the airlines with really tight pitch, unless I am “flush” when I order the ticket and can go business. As far as cabin crew: United is anywhere from pretty good to outright nasty. Southwest? Nice folks. Delta is great main-line. Their whatever-you-call-them partners that fly clapped-out CRJs...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 3022

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

VSMUT wrote:
The 737MAX megathread.


Gads...!I gave up on that one long ago. Bicker, bicker, bicker!

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adult only flights - possibility
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Re: Adult only flights - possibility

What I would find appealing is international flights where you board, take off, get settled in, and can go to sleep. Not 45 minutes to an hour of credit card promotions, duty free cart, blah blah.

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 3022

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

PlymSpotter wrote:
This one has come up a few times - Can a plane take off on a conveyor belt?


Before I understood how wings and lift worked, I wondered why planes didn’t take off down wind. They’d gain speed so much faster that way.

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 3022

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

“Boeing Needs an NMA”.

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-checkout at Target
Replies: 27
Views: 1843

Re: Self-checkout at Target

Lots of left-handed folks use that store, you know!

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you buy yourself for X-mas
Replies: 44
Views: 1904

Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

I’ll never get as good as I want Will too. I AM improving and am trying to be patient. My branch of music is known generally under two names: the standards, or, The Great American Songbook. But, classical training leads into that. My teacher, a really nice Czech lady, is learning about “my” music. ...

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you buy yourself for X-mas
Replies: 44
Views: 1904

Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

A gift for myself? No, not a thing. Just a quiet day doing some tasks around the house, and then getting a lot better at playing a Burgmüller étude on my trusty Baldwin. (Op 100 #9 for the curious. Op 100 #9 even if you aren’t.) I'm not familiar with the composer at all, but I am idly curious about...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you buy yourself for X-mas
Replies: 44
Views: 1904

Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

A gift for myself? No, not a thing. Just a quiet day doing some tasks around the house, and then getting a lot better at playing a Burgmüller étude on my trusty Baldwin. (Op 100 #9 for the curious. Op 100 #9 even if you aren’t.)

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39160

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Meanwhile... the next several months should prove interesting.

New projects?
Move the office back to Seattle?
NMA?
MOM?
NEO the 757!?!?? :stirthepot: :duck:

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39160

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Lots and lots of posts arguing terminology. Fine. Being asked to resign is the same as a firing.

But!

It is reported by Boeing as a resignation. If A-Net headlined it as a firing, it could be taken as libel.

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39160

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Mullenburg needed to go, but calling a stress test of the 777X a program failure? Come on people. The test was done for a reason. You all act as if everything should be perfect from conception. After the test they know which components need to be changed. Some of you act as of the wings fell off on...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31301

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

Noshow wrote:
Select by talent not by gender please.


Sex, actually. Gender is for language, sex is people. Anyway, I agree with your statement 100%.

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31301

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

VV wrote:
I hope the new inspirational leader will be a lady.


Why is that? Just curious...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2164

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

747 because the 777 is so blasted noisy.

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 217
Views: 29957

Re: American Dream Mall Opened to the Public

Indoor malls are so much a thing of the past. Why bother?

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Boeing have increased the range of the 717 instead of developing the MAX?
Replies: 24
Views: 1312

Re: Should Boeing have increased the range of the 717 instead of developing the MAX?

Next blacksoviet thread: "Why didn't Boeing NEO the 727?" Or, WesternDC6B - me - will ask about building a DC6 or DC7 with turboprop engines. If they can do it on a Convair, why not a Douglas? /please, folks. I know the Convair was engineered with the eventual turboprop conversion in mind...

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