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by ThePointblank
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 14276

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

That's worse than 30+ years of technological stagnancy, its 30+ years of technological reversal. How is that even possible? Also, its not like the AL-41F1 was a sham- its performance was verified during MiG-25 testing. Same manufacturer for both engines too. Doesn't add up. Because the thrust figur...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 203
Views: 33912

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

Eric Berger over at Ars Technica has a story on the likely reason why Blue Origin's BE-4 engines are late and thus holding up development of ULA's Vulcan launcher: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/blue-origins-powerful-be-4-engine-is-more-than-four-years-late-heres-why/ After more than four y...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4317

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

The biggest module with the ISS is the Japanese Kibo module, and while it was launched with the Space Shuttle, it will fit within the fairing for Vulcan Centaur with the 70ft fairing. Most of the other modules can fit in the Delta IV with the 62.7ft long fairing. Falcon's fairing is just a bit too s...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 57487

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Blue Origin's protest of the SpaceX award of the Human Landing System contract has been denied: https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/30/22602082/nasa-gao-spacex-blue-origin-dynetics-lunar-lander Blue Origin’s protest against NASA’s decision to pick just one company to build the country’s first human luna...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nauka and ISS Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Nauka and ISS Problems

After a very delayed launch, plus issues getting and docking the newest Russian module, Nauka to the ISS, Nauka had an uncommanded thrusters firing today, causing the ISS to move out of orientation: https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/07/29/space-station-stable-after-earlier-unplanned-mlm-thrus...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2733

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Given that it's been widely reported that she's having some mental health issues, it seems more than a little harsh to tell her to "suck it up". I just feel Simone Biles isn't going to do something like this unless something is really amiss. I actually think something deeper is going on. ...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 27
Views: 3403

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

The analysis I've read is that what screwed Blue Origin up is that NASA wanted the bidders themselves to invest in their Lunar landers, with NASA being a paying customer, but ideally not the ONLY customer. SpaceX was willing to play by NASA's requirements, as they were already investing in their Sta...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 57487

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

If I remember correctly they wanted to use the SLS to launch the next Jupiter probe. I guess that $ 2 billion per launch was just way too much. Hopefully with SpaceX and their much cheaper FH and Starship NASA will be able to send more probes to the outer solar system https://spacenews.com/cost-gro...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35

Does this mean that 1) No one has made a universal interface before 2) The F-35 does not have one yet As to (1) ... why not. It seems a very obvious idea. As to (2), OMG the F-35 software development is painful! 1. No one has before. However, Lockheed Martin demonstrated a very early proof of conce...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35

Integration between a weapon and an aircraft often requires custom software interfaces to be developed, which then needs lengthy validation and certification work to ensure the software modifications done to the aircraft won't affect other systems. The F-35 is expected to come out with the Universa...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35

Integration between a weapon and an aircraft often requires custom software interfaces to be developed, which then needs lengthy validation and certification work to ensure the software modifications done to the aircraft won't affect other systems. The F-35 is expected to come out with the Universal...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14
Replies: 32
Views: 5400

Re: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14

Considering that, typically, we see at least two of the pylons filled with drop tanks, the proposed addition of CFTs could have been coupled with the disuse of two of the pylons to allow for improved airflow. I wonder if, when paired with the centerline fuel tank /IRST module, it could have made fo...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3163

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

More than 160 additional unmarked grave sites have been found at another Residential school near Vancouver Island: https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/07/12/bc-unmarked-graves-kuper-island/ PENELAKUT (NEWS 1130) — The Penelakut Tribe has confirmed more than 160 unmarked, undocumented graves at the sit...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 220
Views: 32955

Re: Porter orders up to 80 E195-E2

Not sure how Canada can support 6 airlines for 37 million people or how sustainable it is. AC, WS, Air Transat, Sunwing, Flair, Porters expansion, WAY too saturated, someone will fail. On the other hand congrats to Porter. Not necessarily. AC and AC Rouge each did pretty significant fleet retiremen...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines US Expansion
Replies: 96
Views: 18377

Re: Flair Airlines US Expansion

At least one shareholder is concerned enough by expansion to sue both Flair and 777 Partners https://biv.com/article/2021/07/lawsuit-week-shareholder-takes-aim-airlines-expansion-plan The interest rate being reported for the loan from 777 Partners is very much of a concern; it's 18% on a loan of $1...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206254

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

On the technology front, thanks to the rapid advances in mRNA vaccines for COVID, Moderna has announced they are starting trials of an mRNA flu shot: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/mrna-vaccine-technology-moves-to-flu-moderna-says-trial-has-begun/ Moderna has given out the first doses of an...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 51921

Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread

The Air Force has released new renditions of the B-21: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41425/new-b-21-raider-stealth-bomber-rendering-released-by-the-air-force https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2683003/air-force-releases-new-b-21-raider-artist-rendering/ So is the USAF moving aw...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 203
Views: 33912

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

Eric Berger over at Ars Technica is reporting an increasingly strained relationship between ULA and Blue Origin over Blue Origin's delays in delivering an engine: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/increasingly-the-ula-blue-origin-marriage-is-an-unhappy-one/ It seems unlikely that everyone in t...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14
Replies: 32
Views: 5400

Re: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14

The SH is the first front line Navy fighter to be incapable of exceeding the sound barrier at sea level since before the introduction of the F4; and that is without the heinously draggy outward canted inboard pylons. I have never found precise figures about the effect on drag of these canted pylons...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jul 02, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52213

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

, will they be doing the same to the F-35As, as they will have limited actual flight time (most time spent on the sims)? Not sure if they need to. Carbon fiber frames have higher fatigue life than metal frame. If they stay away from aluminum components and stick with titanium to avoid galvanic corr...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Draken International Buys 12 Ex-Dutch F-16's
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Draken International Buys 12 Ex-Dutch F-16's

Following in the heels of Canadian-based Top Aces buying ex-Israeli F-16's, US-based Draken International has entered into an agreement to purchase a dozen F-16's from the Dutch Air Force when they are retired from Dutch service: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/dutch-mod-to-sell-f-16s...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52213

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

The data shows that for the most recent jet engine types, a single engine is as dependable as having two. From a statistical stand point if the engines are the same, then having two engines give you double the probability failure. The higher hull loss on the F-15 would have to come from other reaso...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3163

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

slider wrote:
How horrid. Just unfathomable.

I certainly hope the Catholic Church is held to account. This will get worse before it gets better, I fear.

They will likely find more at other sites. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 73
Views: 6100

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

The indictment is here: https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/20982368/new-york-v-trump-org-allen-weisselberg.pdf I count over a dozen charges of grand larceny, tax fraud, and falsifying business records for both Weisselberg and the Trump Organization. Looks like the Manhattan DA threw the book at ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52213

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

quote="art"]You keep saying that F-35 is cheaper to operate than all the others. I have never seen any data suggesting that it is cheaper to operate than F/A-18. For a small, "rich", neutral country like Switzerland, operating cost should be lower on the requirement list. So wou...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3163

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

Another 182 unmarked graves discovered at a former Residential school in Cranbrook, BC: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-remains-residential-school-interior-1.6085990 Again, they used ground-penetrating radar and many of the graves appear to be shallow, about a metre deep. Per the ...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HELP with purchasing a new gaming laptop:
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Re: HELP with purchasing a new gaming laptop:

If you are getting an Intel-based laptop, make sure the laptop supports Thunderbolt, which should allow for limited upgrades via a dock for graphics, and storage. But I would agree that if portability isn't a major concern, a desktop is a better buy. Cheaper, better parts, more expandability and upg...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52213

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

I thought the Swiss parliament had approved a budget and it was up to the evaluators to select one of the four deals offered. Is the CPFH likely to go against the F-35 if a referendum takes place? If a referendum does reject the selection, can another aircraft be selected? The parliament will have ...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 57487

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

The SpaceX Transporter-2 mission that was supposed to have launched today got scrubbed due to a range violation: https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1409951149910683648?s=19 Someone is going to getting a phone call over this... And the comments are suggesting it was a Southwest Airline flight that bus...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 24903

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Sentence is out - Chauvin convicted to 22.5 years for the murder of George Floyd. He got off easy, and I say that as a staunch police supporter (and someone who works for a police department). That said, he’ll either have to be sent to the SuperMax or spend those 22.5 years in solitary. He'll likel...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 118
Views: 45785

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

The Philippines has been approved for a potential sale of 12 F-16 Block 70/72's, along with Harpoon and Side winder II missiles: https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/philippines-f-16-block-7072-aircraft WASHINGTON, June 24, 2021 - The State Department has made a determination approving ...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3163

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

I'm a bit confused by this story. Are we talking about people who died of natural causes and were buried in a disrespectful manner, or is there foul play suspected ? The Residential School system has a fairly nasty history, where in essence, it was an effort by past governments and the churches to ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52213

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

@Rheinwaldner: You might be familiar with the 2019 attack of a Saudi oil refinery by Yemenite/Iranian drones. This refinery was protected by 3 Skyguard systems that were unable to detect and defend against the swarms of small drones and missiles used by the attackers. The Swiss Skyguard / Oerlikon ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3163

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

This is the second Catholic school mass grave discovered in a month! "Hundreds of unmarked graves have been found near a former Catholic residential school for Indigenous children in western Canada, local media reported late on Wednesday, weeks after the discovery of the remains of hundreds of...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 4975

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

Because the Delta variant is rapidly spreading and vaccination rates are not high enough to stave off its effects. Duh. Ask HCWs what they think of what's coming in a few weeks. Not so. The UK, where the Delta variant is spreading, is showing the effects of vaccination: https://www.worldometers.inf...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany signs order for Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Replies: 242
Views: 29130

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

So the Artic ice is melting opening up area of operation for surface fleet. Maybe the Canadians may want to think about replacing their P-3s as well, or will their frames last until 2035 and get the P-8s as second hand from the Germans :scratchchin: . bt The Canadian CP-140's had a major mid-life u...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206254

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A Canadian study comparing the two mRNA vaccines to the AstraZeneca vaccine is indicating that the mRNA vaccines cause the body to produce more antibodies to COVID-19 than the AstraZeneca vaccine: https://globalnews.ca/news/7972729/covid-antibody-study-canada-vaccine/ Initial results from a new Cana...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 483
Views: 80812

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

WestJet is getting into the dedicated freighter market, with a number of Boeing 737-800BCF's: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/cargo/expansion?sm_cid=social%3Aws-world%3Acargo-2021%3Atwitter%3A20210623 https://skiesmag.com/news/westjet-cargo-launches-new-dedicated-service-next-gen-freighters/ First of ...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206254

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Novavax's vaccine candidate seems to have done well in trials, showing a efficacy rate around 90%: https://globalnews.ca/news/7947294/novavax-covid-vaccine-effective-large-study/ Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 6100

Re: USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement

"Various allies have expressed interest in buying the plane, but U.S. law prohibits its export." 100% False. There is no law in place that prevented export of the F-22. In fact, Japan was nearly a customer, but chose to allocate the money to fund an export variant to the F-35 procurement....

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14
Replies: 32
Views: 5400

Re: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14

Just like the F-111, you are carrying extra weight of the swing wing mechanism just to attain the supersonic efficiency that you rarely need. All the extra weight would better go into more fuel and payload. bt Which is why a swing wing makes more sense for an aircraft that will be spending a larger...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206254

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The US FDA is forcing Johnson & Johnson to discard 60 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine due to possible contamination: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/11/the-fda-reportedly-forces-jj-to-scrap-about-60-million-doses-of-its-covid-vaccine-.html Federal regulators are forcing Johnson & Johnso...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4278

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

A vital capability that hasn’t been mentioned is the most important. A Navy pilot in an F18 that loses an engine hundreds of miles from the carrier or a land base can return for a safe landing on the other engine An F35 pilot has no such option Twin engined fighters are no more reliable than single...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4278

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

It's very telling that the Super Hornet requires 2 engines to push around an aircraft that weights almost the same as a single engined F-35C. And the F-35C can carry more weapons and fuel. So does the F-5. It's the total installed thrust, not the number of engines that matters. The F-18E has 196 kN...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4278

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

The F-35 is a very draggy aircraft. A result of the big internal bomb bay, massive engine and a common airframe that is designed to accommodate the massive lift fan on the F-35B. And as Tommy brings up, the inlets. Drag increases almost exponentially with speed, and you need to overcome the drag. A...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4278

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

:checkmark: Drag increases almost exponentially with speed. You can't overcome poor aerodynamics by just adding more power. While drag may play a role, I'm quite sure that the F-35 top speed is limited by the materials and the temperatures they can tolerate. It has so much thrust available, I'd be ...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206254

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A trial of an antibody-laced nasal spray appears to be effective at providing protection against variants of the COVID virus in mice: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01481-2?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=a4b479adc5-briefing-dy-20210604 A nasal spritz of a designer antibody o...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 15036

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

Couldn't Boeing convince Triumph to restart production if that was a case for an order of 50 748Fs from the USAF similar to how Lockheed restarted the C-5 production line. Only if Boeing promised to be Triumph’s friend. And even then, only maybe. If the USAF could convince Lockheed to restart C-5 p...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport
Replies: 39
Views: 8542

Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport

This is from the Globe and Mail, and it is behind a paywall, but the Globe is saying that Porter Airlines is engaged in a legal and financial dispute with Nieuport Aviation, the owners of Toronto City Airport, and is threatening to leave the airport for Toronto Pearson: https://www.theglobeandmail.c...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 57487

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Definitely something the military would be interested in. How cool would it be to have a fleet of Starships in USAF (USSF?) markings... But before getting carried away, among the many major technological and engineering hurdles that concept would have to clear, the obvious one to me is that after y...

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