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by Erebus
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NEED - Northern European Enclosure Dam
Replies: 31
Views: 1189

Re: NEED - Northern European Enclosure Dam

Sorry, I cannot see this as doing more good than harm. You want to save 25 million people and billions and billions of property value by spending billions and billions to build it. But what concerns me most is the scale of the project, enclosing an entire body of water and its effect on its ecosyste...

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by Erebus
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 38652

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Been a few days but no mention here. SN2 Tank test a success. https://www.space.com/spacex-starship-sn2-prototype-pressure-test.html https://youtu.be/QlDBjHa0NkU Next up: "Static fire & short flights with SN3, longer flights with SN4, but spooling up the whole Starship/Raptor production lin...

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by Erebus
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60275

Re: Boeing in Crisis

I think MOL ought to have waited a little bit more before submitting an "offer" for new MAXes.

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by Erebus
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22841

Re: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

amdiesen wrote:
Well done Airbus


Done what exactly?

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by Erebus
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel
Replies: 34
Views: 1509

Re: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel

There was a big poster of all the different vehicles floating around a few years ago that showed scale. It was awesome. Oh I found it. https://hips.hearstapps.com/pop.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/05/640x853/54ca60747780b_-_sci-fi-ships-de.jpeg?resize=480:* Lovely. I see my namesake ship in there. The larg...

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by Erebus
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Useless thread: Banks that issue both Visa and MC
Replies: 17
Views: 1141

Re: Useless thread: Banks that issue both Visa and MC

In Canada, the 5 major banks (in no particular order) offer...

Scotiabank - VISA, MC, Amex
RBC - VISA, MC
CIBC - VISA, MC
BMO - MC
TD - VISA

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by Erebus
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2 Syrian su24s shot down by Turkey's f16s
Replies: 36
Views: 3126

Re: 2 Syrian su24s shot down by Turkey's f16s

Action is certainly increasing when aircraft are falling from the sky. It is going to get more intense in the coming months. Erdogon and his Ego have put him into a real bind. The Guardian article linked gives a decent background to Turkey getting here. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/202...

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by Erebus
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22841

Re: Cargo facts: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

Sources closes to the well informed Cargo Facts say Airbus will be moving forward with a A350 freighter. In the past, CX expressed a lot of interest in an A359 based freighter and prodded Airbus to go ahead with its development. But, given the current situation at CX, I don't think they are in a po...

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by Erebus
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5991

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

FTMCPIUS wrote:
And those who drive slowly in the left lane...


In some parts of the world, that is perfectly good road etiquette! :old:

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by Erebus
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164551

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8051083/Pope-cancels-visit-Rome-priests-slight-illness.htm I hope the Pope doesn't get it. Indeed, this moronic Pope doesn't get many things. Taking basic hygienic precautions in times of epidemic is one of them. His "solidarity" antics are simply ...

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by Erebus
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22841

Re: Cargo facts: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

Sources closes to the well informed Cargo Facts say Airbus will be moving forward with a A350 freighter. Cargo Facts is aware of at least one Asia-based carrier that was pitched the A350F and declined to make a purchase commitment. In the past, CX expressed a lot of interest in an A359 based freigh...

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by Erebus
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DARPA requests $13 million to build a flying machine gun
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Re: DARPA requests $13 million to build a flying machine gun

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Sounds more a drone carrying a gun.


A swarm of machine gun drones could be very effective support in close range combat ops.

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by Erebus
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5991

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Drivers not respecting cyclist's space on the road. Not too small a thing considering how many cyclists are killed because of dickhead drivers, people behind the wheel really need to start looking at cyclists as humans, mothers, fathers, brothers, etc..... And if you're going to reply with, ''but c...

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by Erebus
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia kills 13 Turkish soldiers in Idlib airstrike
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Russia kills 13 Turkish soldiers in Idlib airstrike

So Russians are training the Turkish armed forces which might be used against them in Syria? Why haven't the Turkish just closed the airspace for Russian military craft? Just because they have different views on Syria doesn't mean they can't be friends. So, the Russian and Turkish leaders are suppo...

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by Erebus
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?
Replies: 54
Views: 3571

Re: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?

Betelgeuse is brightening again. Sorry. No supernova boom any time soon. Likely convection cell/s turning over causing brightness changes.

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by Erebus
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 37178

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Whoever masterminded that, did a perfect job. And I don’t think it was the captain. The captain could have played a part but what? Korean 007 comes to mind. There are some similarities and also there are differences. Let’s say that the Russians were behind, it was their turn. And no, it will never ...

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by Erebus
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3318

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

FTFY

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by Erebus
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9451

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

I'd believe it if GE is looking to make an offer for a prospective A350neo which would have a much bigger market footprint than the A330neo. Indeed, a future A350neo would make more sense. IIRC RR only have exclusivity on the A350-1000, yet A350-900 is where the sales are now and going forward. A33...

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by Erebus
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9451

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

I'd believe it if GE is looking to make an offer for a prospective A350neo which would have a much bigger market footprint than the A330neo.

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by Erebus
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wouldn't the Trent 1000-TEN problems also show up in the Trent XWB?
Replies: 46
Views: 6790

Re: Why wouldn't the Trent 1000-TEN problems also show up in the Trent XWB?

The best way it’s been described in layman’s term’s to me. RR employee. The T1000-ten is akin to a Ferrari V12 F1 engine. The XWB is more like a Camaro V8 road engine. I have had the privilege of sitting through some lunch and learn presentations on the T1000 component issues, the work that’s gone ...

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by Erebus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17417

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

And you believe securing European industry is getting into bed with China? Good luck with that. And if your own due diligence isn't showing you why using Huawei for your infrastructure is a bad idea, you should start all over again. I was shocked to see the UK pick Huawei to build out their 5G. Tal...

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by Erebus
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164551

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

New name coined for this virus by WHO is Covid-2019. Or is it Covid-19? The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-2019. "We now have a name for the disease and it's Covid-19," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told repor...

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by Erebus
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Of the US3, who's most likely to order the 777-8/9 (one day?)
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Of the US3, who's most likely to order the 777-8/9 (one day?)

At this time, I think that boat has sailed. But if by "one day" you mean when it is time for them to replace the 77W, it might be a toss up between the 778/9 and a next generation line up of A350neos.

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by Erebus
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19806

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

Concorde holds the record for the fastest airliner to cross NY to London.

But for the time that we live in, wouldn't it be interesting to find out which flight performed the most fuel economical (per pax) crossing?

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by Erebus
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China isolation impact on the rest of the world
Replies: 22
Views: 960

Re: China isolation impact on the rest of the world

The goods China has a real stranglehold on are electronics using rare earth elements (China is the world's largest producer of REEs by a long shot, and electronics manufacturers relocated there to avoid supply disruptions due to export quotas etc.). Electronics at least are not essential items. The...

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by Erebus
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 153
Views: 21328

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Speaking only as an outsider with limited knowledge, it does seem that NASA is getting a little tired of Boeing. SpaceX has success after success, and when they do fail, they are pretty forthcoming about it once they have the info. Boeing took a failed test which nearly ended in a loss, and seemed ...

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by Erebus
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49653

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

What would be interesting to me is if you take the view that "correlation does imply causation" here. In which case, you can infer that either: Pegasus seem to be selectively applying bad airmanship across just their 737 fleet, or: their A320s more forgiving to such reckless flying. Their...

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by Erebus
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49653

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

3 within the span of 2 years.... Yeah Something is terribly wrong in Pegasus's management/safety culture. It is interesting that the "correlation does not imply causation" brigade have not flagged that comment as they did the ones earlier concerning the 737, as it could equally apply. Wha...

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by Erebus
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mexico's Presidential 787 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 8404

Re: Mexico's Presidential 787 News and Discussion Thread

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If you win, good luck paying the income tax on it.


Not sure what the tax code is in Mexico, but in Canada for instance, lottery prizes are generally excluded from your taxable income.

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by Erebus
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15976

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

Revelation wrote:
You are aware that Airbus is about to pay $4B in fines due to a corruption plea bargain, right?


Yes? Richly deserved. I'd like to see people spend some jail time for that, however. What do you say?

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by Erebus
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15976

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

Indeed. Boeing is first degree murder and Airbus pickpocketing. Not the same sin. This would be more like Airbus doing +5 in a 40 km/h zone while Boeing is doing +50 in a 100 km/h zone. More often than not, I commit the sin of not obeying the speed limit. Despite that, I will definitely call out on...

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by Erebus
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15976

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

They both commit the same sin, it's just a matter of the degree. . Indeed. Boeing is first degree murder and Airbus pickpocketing. Not the same sin. This would be more like Airbus doing +5 in a 40 km/h zone while Boeing is doing +50 in a 100 km/h zone. More often than not, I commit the sin of not o...

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30203

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

We had to learn, that spilled coffed on an airliners center console can lead to an engine shutdown (and theoretically to a dual engine shutdown), fire and smoke and a loss of communication. Those events in a big airliner in cruise are really dangerous. Not to compare with a ruined keyboard on a des...

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30203

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

Naw, its more about how the regulators did not see moisture as being a significant factor in the design of cockpit panels and the electronics encased therein....maybe since they put in cup holders they thought the electronic could use minimal cover.... IFSD are no big thing anyway now that we have ...

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30203

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

So according to some here, observing proper cockpit beverage etiquette is apparently on par with handling Boeing's erratic automation inputs.

I got coffee on my desk right now next to my keyboard. Gotta pull out that computer manual to figure out where exactly I should place the cup....

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16343

Re: Time for a 787NG

Engines, engines and engines, those are the 3 reasons to launch a 787NG. They will of course already be looking together with GE and RR at what and when it will be possible to add next generation engines on the 787. It depends on the development of these new engines when they will actually launch t...

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155852

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Because China is a big market for Boeing. This is one of many double-standards that pissed off Canadians and resulted in them rallying around Bombardier despite the company being seen as a local corporate welfare queen. EU is a large customer for Boeing too, yet they've been chasing Airbus via the ...

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30203

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

kalvado wrote:
Erebus wrote:
So, spilling coffee on the engine controls causes an engine surge.

What if you spilled Red Bull? :spin:

Mythbusters no longer make their show; otherwise that would be a good one to test.


Might bust their budget though!

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15976

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

Boeing is in a difficult position with regards to re-branding. But I think it can still be done.

They can, for example, go from 737MAX to just 737X. Would fall in line with their new updated big jet, the 777X.

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30203

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

So, spilling coffee on the engine controls causes an engine surge.

What if you spilled Red Bull? :spin:

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155852

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

You would want to build into the frame the ability to use systems that will become available in the next 20 years and longer. Specifically, Real AI (not the Quasi AI we have now - but real Self Aware AI that can past the Turing Test https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_test) could happen by the end...

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by Erebus
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv
Replies: 36
Views: 20266

Re: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv

According to Aviation Herald, a passenger reported the ceiling panels came down in the aft galley at touch down. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4d23c7df&opt=0 I had no clue that BA is using their A350 for flights to TLV. Kind of training flights? And I love how some started right away wi...

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15920

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

At least Boeing and Airbus aren’t currently offering an option to delete the passenger windows and have them plugged! Would imagine that Ryan Air would be all over that, replacing the windows slots with LED screens displaying adds... LED technology is advancing! The dimmable windows apparently work...

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15920

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

At least Boeing and Airbus aren’t currently offering an option to delete the passenger windows and have them plugged! Would imagine that Ryan Air would be all over that, replacing the windows slots with LED screens displaying adds... LED technology is advancing! The dimmable windows apparently work...

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by Erebus
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15920

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

What happens if the system is broken and the windows remain dimmed for landing? The release says that "A low-voltage electric current is passed through conductive coatings and across the glass panels to induce an electrochemical reaction in the gel that causes it to darken. Removing the voltag...

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by Erebus
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 4010

Re: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia

How much weight in water are these things capable of dumping?

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by Erebus
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15920

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

The vast majority of 787s I've flown on have allowed me to 'undim' the windows after they've all been dimmed, and the end result is that I get to see out without really disturbing others. This simply isn't feasible with a standard slider, which usually blinds both myself and those around me when I ...

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by Erebus
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15920

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

It is being offered but not as standard like on the 787. So, it will be interesting to see which airlines take up this option vs. standard pull-down shades. Personally, I'm not against the technology itself and is very good. My only gripe is loss of control over my window view when FAs lock down the...

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by Erebus
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?
Replies: 54
Views: 3571

Re: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?

Interestingly, this won't be the first supernova observed by humans. First recorded supernova was 185 AD. The most recent supernova recorded within the milky way was in 1604. Since then all of our observations have occurred in other galaxies. Betelgeuse going supernova would be something unique com...

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by Erebus
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?
Replies: 54
Views: 3571

Re: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?

I'd like to see Betelgeuse go supernova at some point in my lifetime, but I don't think the recent activity means anything as an indication that it is about to die in the coming days or decades. It is interesting nevertheless as it is very well studied. There are a handful of other stars that also ...

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