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by Max Q
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

The best aircraft in adverse weather will be relatively slow, have thick wings and a sturdy construction. Look towards Russia for your answer, it will probably say 'An-26'. As for the worst, that's a more difficult question to answer, but the CL200 could be an answer. Note that 'worst' does not equ...

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

Holding with flaps extended is a dubious practice, especially in icing conditions and inexplicable in the AA Atr crash The last thing you want to do in icing conditions is add any drag, especially after starting to accumulate ice on the wings And completely unnecessary to do so, no holding pattern i...

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 43
Views: 6326

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

A side cargo door twice the width of the current doors would also allow far longer loads to be ‘angled in’


Not as flexible as the nose door but
an improvement from over not having one at all

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by Max Q
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 54
Views: 9138

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

FX also won't be affected by the wing cracking issue on the 767W at the moment, as they don't operate wingleted 767s. That's one positive for them as well. No point paying for winglets if there isn't any need for them on the FX fleet, and it might have saved them even more money if the remedial wor...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Winglets on the 762 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Winglets on the 762 ?

Were winglets ever certified on the 767-200 ?

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3368

Re: Shape of fuselage

In principle you could have a conventionally shaped pressurized cylinder inside a nonpressurized rectangular box. From the outside it would look like a rectangular fuselage. In the space "between the two fuselages" you could carry loads that do not require pressurization and that could be...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 273
Views: 23553

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Seems like history repeating itself with Delta using the wrong aircraft across the Pacific to HKG


I remember when they used the MD11 from LAX and often had to stop for fuel

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

Re: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold

Interesting approach to trimming weight While this may add a little range it will limit the utility and flexibility of the aircraft Unless they confine it’s use to purely ULH operators won’t be able to use its full cargo capability on regional routes between the long hauls as many carriers like to do

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by Max Q
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Land terribly when on a solo flight.
Replies: 34
Views: 2379

Re: Land terribly when on a solo flight.

Since your landings are fine when the instructor is with you it’s not a lack of capability on your part Rather, it sounds like you’re getting nervous by yourself Discuss it with your instructor, perhaps ask him to stand by the runway and watch for a few landings Knowing he’s there may well ease you...

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by Max Q
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Land terribly when on a solo flight.
Replies: 34
Views: 2379

Re: Land terribly when on a solo flight.

Since your landings are fine when the instructor is with you it’s not a lack of capability on your part Rather, it sounds like you’re getting nervous by yourself Discuss it with your instructor, perhaps ask him to stand by the runway and watch for a few landings Knowing he’s there may well ease your...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 19
Views: 2314

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

I am amazed at the people that are quick to judge this gentleman's character, when all he was asking was information/facts about working for an airline. We all have a past, some were caught, some weren't. I am grateful my past was before the days of social media and video phones! But factually, the...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 64
Views: 1691

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

17 years now under this user name, forgot my previous one !

Miss some posters that don’t contribute anymore

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 35
Views: 3533

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

Have to be the Concorde

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 5T's C-GOPW mechanical?
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: 5T's C-GOPW mechanical?

You do realize that to many reading this post, all they read is gibberish. I’ve been in the business 30+ years and have no clue who 5T is. I certainly don’t know what type of aircraft carries the registration C-GOPW. Same for YVQ and YZF. Without looking them up, I assume they’re regional airports ...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

Re: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear

Makes you wonder why Boeing didn’t develop this earlier The -800 / 900 and 900 ER could all have benefited from a taller main landing gear, the lower take off and landing speeds and improved runway performance that would have provided Not to mention a better looking aircraft on the ground and less t...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 19
Views: 2314

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

[ An expungement can be applied if the specific charge was dismissed / not processed/ thrown out for any reason Otherwise the only recourse available to clear ones record is a pardon Incorrect. If he was never convicted of a charge, there is no record so no expungement is necessary. An expungement ...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 273
Views: 23553

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I assumed DL still served HKG non stop out of DTW / MSP after reading this headline or some other US city


Or were those markets never served, what was the last city DL served HKG non stop from ?

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 19
Views: 2314

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

The speeding tickets don’t matter Understand your resisting arrest charge was dismissed but what happened with the ‘prowling’ charge ? Were you adjudicated in that case, in other words what was the outcome? Prowling looks like a pretty vague term used to excuse police harassment but if it wasn’t di...

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 52
Views: 6022

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

Perhaps but they still have the Classic -200 wing

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 15323

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

Can’t take it seriously if they didn’t plunge

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 19
Views: 2314

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

The speeding tickets don’t matter Understand your resisting arrest charge was dismissed but what happened with the ‘prowling’ charge ? Were you adjudicated in that case, in other words what was the outcome? Prowling looks like a pretty vague term used to excuse police harassment but if it wasn’t dis...

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the rumored UA 787 order?
Replies: 9
Views: 2567

What happened to the rumored UA 787 order?

What happened to this rumored order to replace the 767’s ?

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 10204

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

As usual money can’t buy taste

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4105

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Pointless to have nosewheel brakes just to stop the wheels rotating prior to retraction, I think that’s a fairy tale


As stated that’s done with snubbers

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by Max Q
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing the 747
Replies: 20
Views: 3006

Re: Towing the 747

FlyDeltaJets wrote:
Many times on the 747 that feature is used to tow the aircraft to nose main deck cargo systems that are integrated into the cargo building.




Interesting, had not thought of that



Do you have any pictures?

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 52
Views: 6022

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

I believe the A319 Corporate Jet is certified to 410


As it will undergo far less pressurization cycles in that role

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 52
Views: 6022

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

Been to 41 many times in the 757 /767

And FL430 once in the 767-200, we
were very light, enduring memory is how quiet it was in the cockpit!

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight theft.
Replies: 17
Views: 2507

Re: Inflight theft.

I always put my wallet, cell phone and passport in my front trouser pockets when travelling. Anyone tries to take them from there they will have bigger problems! Seriously, you can’t trust anyone around you, as a previous poster mentioned anyone rummaging through a bag will be assumed to be the owne...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3368

Re: Shape of fuselage

Pressurization may play a role Let me just stop you there and state: pressurisation is the ONLY reason. Think about this: which is easier to design and build: a box-shaped house or a spherical house? A rectangular smartphone or a round one? How many bridges are tubular-shaped, yet how many box-gird...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3368

Re: Shape of fuselage

I can tell you that the DDG series of destroyers used by the US Navy are slightly pressurized and this differential can be increased to allow the ship to sail through an area contaminated by nuclear fallout or biological weapons


I spent a week in transit from HNL to SAN on the USS Milius

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing the 747
Replies: 20
Views: 3006

Re: Towing the 747

Great pictures


Any other aircraft that can do this, what about the L1011 ?


The DC10 angled nose gear would seem to preclude this but what about Airbus, can any of their wide bodies connect a tug from behind the nose gear ?

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3368

Re: Shape of fuselage

VSMUT wrote:
Polot wrote:
Planes are pressurized. Trains are not.


Many high speed trains are actually pressurized ;)



You want to enlighten us on that?

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10597

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

You might want to go back and recalculate that


3585 feet from the threshold would be a slightly long landing


Unless you mean 3585 feet from the end of the touchdown zone which does make sense


Disagree on the approach speed as well, that’s going to be over 140 knots


The DC10 is no 757 !

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10597

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

That description was not applied by the poster

‘Bizarre approach ’ is how that video is titled on y tube

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by Max Q
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!

Cool and certainly one of the most interesting aircraft around

Anyone know what the two red levers just to the left of the throttles are ?

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by Max Q
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 8681

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

Great if you can snag the entire center row for your family or even yourself if traveling alone, serious sleeping room

Otherwise that’s a pretty miserable configuration, especially in the middle seat


One positive is that with this setup the total number of middle seats is the lowest possible

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by Max Q
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde route question
Replies: 39
Views: 6210

Re: Concorde route question

It’s an incredible capability lost



The fact it was able to fly this route nonstop is impressive, more so is being able to sustain supersonic speeds for 3.37




I don’t believe there’s any other aircraft (still) military or civilian that can do that

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by Max Q
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Power - Piston vs Turboprop or Jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2018

Re: Full Power - Piston vs Turboprop or Jet

Question hasn’t been answered completely though Piston engine aircraft generally don’t have significant power to spare, I can’t speak for the biggest engines on the ultimate piston airliners like the Dc7 / Constellation etc but on smaller light aircraft there’s also no benefit in terms of wear and t...

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by Max Q
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde route question
Replies: 39
Views: 6210

Re: Concorde route question

Air France Concorde regular routes were : CDG-DKR-GIG CDG-IAD CDG-JFK CDG-(SMA = refueling stop)-CCS CDG-IAD-MEX CDG-JFK-MEX. On May 26 1979, an Air France Concorde skipped the SMA refueling stop and flew CCS-CDG nonstop (flight AF200 F-BTSC) covering the 7780km/4836mi in only 4h19 including 3h37 a...

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by Max Q
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10597

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

I don’t know about UA’s policy in that era but at my airline if you didn’t land before the end of the touch down zone a go around was mandatory Now you might get away with it on a long dry runway like on this video but thus was an extreme and getting away with it is not what you expect from a profes...

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by Max Q
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing the 747
Replies: 20
Views: 3006

Towing the 747

The 747 is the only airline transport I know of that can have the pushback tug connect to either the front or rear of the nosegear It’s rare to see the tug underneath the fuselage pushing or pulling from this position though Couple of questions, my theory on this ability to connect in the front or t...

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by Max Q
Thu May 31, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5586

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

I was wondering the same thing whilst looking at their livery sitting on a 757-200 last week. While I have no clue or insider information, I think they will. Frankly, I could see them ordering the 777x. Why? Because Delta does what no one expects them to do. The 350-1000 would make the most sense. ...

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by Max Q
Thu May 31, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5794

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

scbriml wrote:
Max Q wrote:
Almost without exception airline liveries would look better if they all adopted their schemes from 20-30 years ago


Only to a crusty old git who can't move with the times. :wink2:




Maybe but ‘tis true !

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by Max Q
Thu May 31, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10597

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

Never thought I’d say anything positive about Korean Air but that’s the best MD11 landing I’ve seen Whereas that United DC10 approach and landing was abysmal Appeared to be fast and flared far too high resulting in a firm touchdown probably half way down the runway and significantly past the touch d...

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by Max Q
Wed May 30, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4105

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

I suspect you would need a wheel well overheat/fire warning system in the nose well (did the B727 have that?). Yes wheel well fire detection but no fire protection. Just put the gear down and then after they were locked down, back up momentarily to get the doors open. Good memory TB I remember that...

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by Max Q
Wed May 30, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5794

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

Almost without exception airline liveries would look better if they all adopted their schemes from 20-30 years ago

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by Max Q
Wed May 30, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4105

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

kitplane01 wrote:
I read that the Convair airliners had nose wheel braking too.




Correct, the CV 880 / 990 had nosewheel brakes


At Continental our Guam based B 727 aircraft had nosewheel brakes, these were removed if the aircraft was rotated back to the mainland for domestic service

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by Max Q
Wed May 30, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4105

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

69bug wrote:
Interesting.. so the left pedal operates the left brakes and the right pedal operates the right wheel brakes... how does the nosewheel brake come on/off?

bug



Good question, I asked the same about the center bogie brakes on the DC10 / MD11
and A340 / 300/ 600

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by Max Q
Wed May 30, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5586

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

I was wondering the same thing whilst looking at their livery sitting on a 757-200 last week. While I have no clue or insider information, I think they will. Frankly, I could see them ordering the 777x. Why? Because Delta does what no one expects them to do. The 350-1000 would make the most sense. ...

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by Max Q
Tue May 29, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16530

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

No question shutting down the 757 line was a mistake, lack of orders or not at the time Customers would have returned Keeping the line open at a very low production rate or literally with no orders for a couple of years would still be more efficient and save billions compared to the cost of develop...

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