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by elaw
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 31
Views: 4718

Re: MSFS is back

OOOH OOOH OOOH OOOH (repeat 200 more times)

https://www.flightsimulator.com/microso ... r-pc-beta/

:D (repeat 1000 more times)
by elaw
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...
Replies: 47
Views: 6153

Re: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...

Here's one person's interesting take on the whole thing: https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/avi ... -developer
by elaw
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: A2A Simulations V-tail Bonanza
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: A2A Simulations V-tail Bonanza

Dude you're handing out some bad advice! Back in the day, virtual exhaust valves used to be super-cheap, or even free if you knew where to look for them. But now due to global materials shortages, they've gotten very expensive. So it's worthwhile to make sure you use proper leaning procedure to avoi...
by elaw
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The Waldo Pepper Lounge
Topic: Hey guess what?
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Hey guess what?

Wow. WOW! JT3C engines on that thing, not even JT3Ds!

I contend those engines should not actually be classified as engines, but musical instruments. And also as works of art (bonus points for no ugly noise-suppression thingys dangling off the back).
by elaw
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Waldo Pepper Lounge
Topic: Hey guess what?
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Hey guess what?

Am I the only one that, when I think about "early jet airliners that changed the world", I tend to think of the 707 way more than the DC-8? Yeah they built more of them, but it's not like they only built 5 or 10 DC-8s.

Maybe it's from watching the movie "Airport" so many times... :lol:
by elaw
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: The Waldo Pepper Lounge
Topic: Hey guess what?
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Hey guess what?

Today's 7/07!

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by elaw
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: This aviation-armchair-quarterbacking stuff has gone too far!
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: This aviation-armchair-quarterbacking stuff has gone too far!

I didn't see any penguins but otherwise it's hard to tell.
by elaw
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Would any of these photos be accepted *there*?
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: Would any of these photos be accepted *there*?

I vaguely remember that, and if I'm remembering right, I miss it.

Damn, I'm getting old...
by elaw
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: This aviation-armchair-quarterbacking stuff has gone too far!
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: This aviation-armchair-quarterbacking stuff has gone too far!

Yes but could that be offset by the fact there are no circuit breakers to tamper with?
by elaw
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 256
Views: 56966

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

It's two A190's glued together, one on top of the other. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Us
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Us

Monchie, some day, I will send some $. The discussions here are good. Yes, there is humor. I know I am a spam machine. Thank you for this. PS. Mother 3BS passed away last Saturday, you should use my partial silence to establish better post trends. My condolences too! Losing a loved one is never eas...
by elaw
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Us
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Us

+1, or +100 if it's allowed. :D

While there may be more activity there, I find that here has a much better sense of humor, which I enjoy greatly. Note no blue text!
by elaw
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: X-Plane is Back...
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: X-Plane is Back...

And at least two more crew members!
by elaw
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Okay geniuses, tell me how *this* generates lift
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Okay geniuses, tell me how *this* generates lift

https://twitter.com/NaturelsLit/status/ ... 7831547904

I'm kidding of course but you have to admit that's impressive!
by elaw
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Move COVID-19 Stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Move COVID-19 Stuff

"Nobody's going to drown - the plane is pressurized!"... "Radios don't work underwater"
:roll:
by elaw
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Well this is different...
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Well this is different...

I had an interesting "6 degrees of separation" moment just now. This video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CZvXxvVOVc came up in my Youtube recommendations... it discusses an "oopsie" a while back where an Omega KC-707 had an engine that wanted to go in a direction different from the airplane, cau...
by elaw
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: 300660 t DWT Iron Ore Carrier scuttling
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: 300660 t DWT Iron Ore Carrier scuttling

Nice, but where was the orchestra? When a ship sinks, isn't there supposed to be an orchestra?
by elaw
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Political Discussion Forum
Topic: Мы похороним тебя
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Мы похороним тебя

I always thought the ultimate proof of the Soviets' technological superiority was that they had a TV channel 1 and we didn't. :(
by elaw
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: ACKLOWLEDGEMENT OF A TOTAL RETIREMENT DISASTER!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: ACKLOWLEDGEMENT OF A TOTAL RETIREMENT DISASTER!!!!!

For the DC-9: :( :( For the MD-8x series: :( For the MD-9x/717: :( :( :( I always liked those planes (vs. the 737 and its ilk) due to it having fewer middle seats. And the original DC-9 was a cool innovative plane and helped keep Boeing honest. By the time the "80s" came out the JT8D was seriously o...
by elaw
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Waldo Pepper Lounge
Topic: 11/7/2009, A great day.
Replies: 29
Views: 12354

Re: 11/7/2009, A great day.

We have nice weather here too... finally!

The lack of aeroplanies periodically flying over the house is stunning though:
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If I'd taken that same screenshot at the same time a year ago, there would probably be about 50 jets in it.
by elaw
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet troubles, the latest news
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet troubles, the latest news

So they're pursuing development of their own aircraft, and buying Bombardier? I realize buying Bombardier is a fashionable thing to do these days, but that plan makes about as much sense as a submarine with a screen door.

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