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by WIederling
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-8 Max performance data
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: 737-8 Max performance data

<singing> Where have all the postings gone, where have they vanished to ...</> Post heaven, where maybe this entire topic should have went instead of cherry picking the comments out. The "Bee Moderator" is busy again. ( another phase of "strange" disappearances done by dark emai...

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by WIederling
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 191
Views: 21207

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I agree with this. The company should be liquidated and the slots given to any one but Lufthansa. Trojan: Air Berlin has not made a profit since ~2007. i.e. for a decade living on losses and infusions from EK. How should anybody fix that on short notice ? Subsidy: The loan is for an ordered dissolu...

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 325
Views: 6749

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

pvjin wrote:
German people should grow up and stop being so obsessed with what happened in the late late 30's and 40's.

Most of the world moved on a long time ago already.


... and one select nation has progressed to where Germany was in the 30ties.

The "Million Year Reich", expect no less.

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-8 Max performance data
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: 737-8 Max performance data

<singing> Where have all the postings gone, where have they vanished to ...</>

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 79
Views: 9787

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

Looks like a duck...walks like a duck...it's a duck, or A340 in this case. Ducks galore! you don't know your specimen ... properly. A340 and A340NG don't even share a common center wing box. All 747 models have the same dimension center wing box. 777X keeps the original 777 center wing box ( if onl...

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 79
Views: 9787

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

ro1960 wrote:
I did the math before (see page 1) and I get 24%. 24.35 exactly.


Depends on which length you take as reference length. :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea and nukes
Replies: 22
Views: 3317

Re: North Korea and nukes

In 2016 Obama got the Iranians to agree to a suspension of their nuke program in return for suspension of economic sanctions and the return of Iranian money that had been impounded. That agreement still holds today. Actually the US immediately worked towards "neutralizing" the agreements ...

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 79
Views: 9787

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

klm617 wrote:
How about the DC-8-11 to the DC-8-63


150.7 187.4 157.5 187.4

36.7' ~= 20% :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More range for A321LR?
Replies: 59
Views: 10212

Re: More range for A321LR?

No the LR wing is not perfect.But in the land of the blind the one eyed man is king! Airbus has done a proof of technology single piece carbon center wing box for an A320 size airframe. http://compositesmanufacturingmagazine.com/2017/02/airbus-composite-center-wing-box/ https://www.airinsight.com/a...

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel: Germany has purchased the Landshut 737-200
Replies: 12
Views: 2102

Re: Der Spiegel: Germany has purchased the Landshut 737-200

....and the City of Friedrichshafen, where the "Landshut" is supposed to find her final resting place, is not happy with that decision. The final placement was to be determined in an "open competition" and a couple of places had made offers. But the final winner was already deci...

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea and nukes
Replies: 22
Views: 3317

Re: North Korea and nukes

If there's a single nation on earth that needs nuclear weapons as a deterrence, it's Israel. If Iran develops nuclear capabilities, they would use them against Israel. So we can't let this happen. If the US doesn't stop Iran from developing a nuke, Israel will. broken record: Pronounced lack of sit...

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?
Replies: 27
Views: 1883

Re: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?

The simplest solution is using tactical nukes on Pyongyang government buildings and military headquarters, letting the North Korean state implode upon itself. But that wouldn't be a popular move internationally. It would be a daft idea to begin with. ( not totally unepxected from a bunch of people ...

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 79
Views: 9787

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

Dominion301 wrote:
What was the stretch difference between the Comet 1 and the Comet 4?


93' to 111' ~ +20%
not all that much as things go.
(MTOW rose by ~40%, range doubled.)

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?
Replies: 27
Views: 1883

Re: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?

Plus I doubt that even Trump is dumb enough to be the one to start a conflict. The Vietnam war was started on a trumped up fake attack. Gulf War II was started by insinuations of the US representative that Iraq taking Kuwait would be condoned ( internal regional affair ..). dumb or not. the US has ...

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea and nukes
Replies: 22
Views: 3317

Re: North Korea and nukes

No pre-emptive strike. Not necessary and too subject to unpredictable reactions elsewhere. Should North Korea actually attack though I would prefer to see a counter attack so overwhelming (read apocalyptic) that no one would ever dare think to try such a thing again. (hint Iran). Pronounced lack of...

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 637
Views: 81564

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

220 seams like a few too many seats for a smaller medium haul MOM plane. United has as few as 183 seats on its 3 class 767s. Two class 767-300s with lie flat seats tend to have 200-215 seats on them. JAL has as few as 161 seats on its long haul 787-8s. Most people assume that a MOM plane will be sm...

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust Reversers: Clamshell vs Sliding Nacelle?
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Thrust Reversers: Clamshell vs Sliding Nacelle?

"It appears that clamshell reversers create a true physical barrier that actually deflects the thrust backward....how does the modern sliding type actually reverse the thrust?" Same. Difference is that only the Bypass airstream is deflected. the core flow continues to go out the back. (one...

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by WIederling
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 79
Views: 9787

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

The A340 doesn't even have the same wing throughout. The A342/3 has a different wing than the A345/6. All Airbus WB before the A380/A350 have the same optimax fuselage crosssection. A300, A310 (seem to) have the same wingbox ( and rather small, the belly fairing follows the fuselage form. Optimizin...

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by WIederling
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More range for A321LR?
Replies: 59
Views: 10212

Re: More range for A321LR?

Btw did the article suggest where they could stuff any more fuel?Cant think where without major changes. Somewhere in the centre section by the sound of it. Anyone know their way around the belly of an A320? Just need to find a tidy void that can take another tonne or two of fuel. Without shifting ...

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by WIederling
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5712

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

Since you bring up Obama what about GWB? Why in his eight years didn't he do anything about Iran or North Korea? See, two can play this game. I'd take "president of the united states of america" as a cue for once. It does not mean hamfisted fixer upper of all perceived as global problems.

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by WIederling
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5712

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

cuba crisis. What stated the crisis later known as Cuba Missile Crisis was started by the US via setting up Jupiter missile sites in (Eastern) Italy and Turkey directly targeting Moscow. The final end was taking the Jupiter sites down. But ask around: CUBA is still about a virgins ruptured hymen and...

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by WIederling
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Each new international route at DFW generates $250M annually?
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Each new international route at DFW generates $250M annually?

frmrCapCadet wrote:
200 people flying for $1000 fare 365 days a year comes to $73million.


is it per flight or "per relation".

if you go "per relation" you will have twice the throughput.

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by WIederling
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Korea "decoupling effect" - Is it time for Japan to revisit military options?
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Korea "decoupling effect" - Is it time for Japan to revisit military options?

scbriml wrote:
Just try flying or sailing by one of their new islands to see how laid back they are about their expansion.


Grenada!

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by WIederling
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 79
Views: 9787

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

Engines up on tail seems to enable longest stretch, but why? because the tail needs to be short to reduce the engine weight lever even if you've made a fu*ing cigar out of the fuselage. That gives leeway for rotation. With engines near the CG on the wings you have to extend tail and head :-) in com...

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5712

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

IOW, as a whole, are the Iraqis worse off or better off since the removal of Saddam?? "before" Iraq was the second best place to live in the region after Turkey or Israel. An equal opportunities MORE or less laecistic state with a public health system much better than he US ever had. Give...

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5712

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

seahawk wrote:
Why conventional if you can simply nuke out North Korea? There is nothing wrong with using the nuclear arsenal to its fullest to protect the safety of the US.


That would turn the US instantly into a pariah state.
Even US "only conventional" war is frowned upon world wide.

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5712

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

I would rather the USA is shamed than millions in the world dead. How many nukes would anybody attribute to NK? 1?... 2? max 4? enriching to the levels required for weapons grade material takes big resources and time, time, time. Nobody has ever mentioned large enriching facilities in NK. The US ha...

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5712

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

IF, we could have nuked Hitler early on, would all of the minions left in Germany still have wanted to wage war with their Head of State gone??? So, project that thought, only more so,I think to the NK situation. If their Head of State was taken out, who would the NK minions left,be fighting for?? ...

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5712

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

And you don't seem too keen on learning. So I've done the best I can. I thought maybe you might want to learn something. you sound exactly like the military did before and during Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan ...... best regards Thomas More like the military did during and after the invasion of Ger...

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5712

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

NK has now threatened the US and that means protecting the USA is the only concern the US president should have. At all cost, even if these costs are bore by another country? If you look back in history that was never, ever an issue for the US. Actually more like a "welcome thing" (TM). T...

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5712

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

seahawk wrote:
NK has now threatened the US and that means protecting the USA is the only concern the US president should have.


As threatening NK started the whole shebang and the NK threat less than balances the US threat
you may want to reconsider the course of action. What about toning it down a bit?

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by WIederling
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5712

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

Dutchy wrote:
Yes indeed, but that might be because I live 40km of Amsterdam :D


Guam is a military target. Amsterdam much less so.
Then the Dutch today don't go around and p*ss on other people.

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1161

Re: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?

Airstud wrote:
Mmmmmmmmmmmm... garlic.


silver bullets, ashen stakes , .... :-)

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5712

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

I look forward to your opinion. By carefully sabotaging the peace process between N and S Korea a couple of years ago shew that the US has massive interest in keeping the tensions up, up, up. That strangely coiffed beachball is probably much less deranged than The Trump or a wide range of thinktank...

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight
Replies: 99
Views: 17464

Re: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight

Stitch wrote:
The TEN is about efficiency more than performance.


"Efficiency" is one vector of performance.
I never wrote it had more thrust.

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Interesting Piece About Military and Private Spy Planes over the US
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Interesting Piece About Military and Private Spy Planes over the US

Don't get me wrong I'm all for controlling government overreach. I'm just a little surprised to see that many of the agencies in question appear to have not been given the chance to explain themselves. first make it public than wait for answers. If you ask the agencies "in private" you ge...

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 7925

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

dtw2hyd wrote:
In fact, US3 improved their service and added amenities over the same period.



But apparently still attacking from below?

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 425
Views: 21659

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Different DVD, BlueberryWheats! Since the DVD were established in 1943 they clearly had nothing to do with the Amelia shoot-down. The DVD has access to a time machine. This was later adapted into a novel ( Vatikan/SJ swapped in for the DVD to not become a "target" by the author who also c...

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight
Replies: 99
Views: 17464

Re: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight

parapente wrote:
How much Advance 3 technology is in the 1000-TEN core?
Is it fair to assume that this engine will give the 787-10 a little more range?


787-10 with RR was offered based on TEN performance, wasn't it?
backport to 789 ( and finally 788 added ) was a more recent decission !?

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Interesting Piece About Military and Private Spy Planes over the US
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Interesting Piece About Military and Private Spy Planes over the US

yowza wrote:
I'm not sure how responsible it was to share all ...


Very responsible. Looks like The State is overstepping here.

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 7925

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

BestWestern wrote:
Norwegian air is an example.


They were already dragging their feet ... unduly.

Complying with international agreements is not a one sided thing.
We see the same kind of noncompliance with other treaties the
US is bound to.

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by WIederling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code
Replies: 56
Views: 7165

Re: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code

LY777 wrote:
This is going to far. I wonder how they can therefore still be part of Skyteam...


Keeping flabby meat under cover is a Good Thing (TM) :-)

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 119
Views: 12400

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

kanban wrote:
They were bastards to begin with. some of the stuff done in Wichita was mainly due to requirements arriving too late for inclusion in Everett.


What I got out of earlier discussions is that the AF1 frames were inundated with a range of ( still being pre EIS ) 747-300 modifications already.

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 5571

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

BravoOne wrote:
TOGA after TD does not work.


As a Noob:

Any good design reasoning to have it that way?

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transcripts of Trump's Conversations with Mexico and Australia Leaked
Replies: 53
Views: 1791

Re: Transcripts of Trump's Conversations with Mexico and Australia Leaked

Then they should resign with honor rather than to betray with dishonor. Are you saying the people who "betrayed" Nixon did so dishonorably? Depends on what you consider to be betrayal. Give names and circumstances. If someone on the White House staff resigns and THEN tells all, that is no...

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1161

Re: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?

There are 20 Safeway Supermarkets and about 1,000 grocery stores of all kinds in the Berkeley area (perhaps not all sell fresh meats, but I'd bet that almost all sell canned and frozen meats).. Why did they prey on this small shop first? Strange that you seem to not understand how bullying works. Y...

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US to ban travel to N Korea
Replies: 28
Views: 1335

Re: US to ban travel to N Korea

You mean like rural America signed up to fight after New York City got attacked on 9/11 while many New Yorkers just turned around and said things to the effect of "well, Muslims are all just peace-loving people, we had it coming for "interfering" in the Middle East"? and out of ...

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 748F vs. An-124
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: 748F vs. An-124

Radial compressor / turbine designs had no future. You find pedigree of JUMO 004 and their contemporary axial/axial designs everywhere. :-) You are correct if the topic is limited to axial designs... but the original topic was "jet engines". I did not limit anything. Technical progress re...

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by WIederling
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight
Replies: 99
Views: 17464

Re: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight

Is anyone aware of any orders for the 1000-TEN for 788s or 789s? Or are they only being ordered for the 787-10 so far? My understanding is the TEN will supersede all previous T1000 models and for the full 787 range. i.e. if the swap over is done you will only be able to get the TEN version for any ...

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