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Post  Seamaster on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:20 am

Not sure why that would be a problem in this case, but give it a go.
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Post  Iago on Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:10 pm

I was being facetious. That was always the excuse on the Mutthaboards.
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:24 pm

Sheesh. What's up with the high altitude today?
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Post  Iago on Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:32 pm

The sound you hear is an Airbus 380 going miles above our heads.
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:37 pm

That's one of the nicer passenger planes.
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Post  Iago on Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:44 am

One of my friends who travels non-stop for work just flew in one for the first time. He posted pictures of it, and while Airbus jets are certainly functional, they have yet to design a plane that looks as nice as the classic Boeing 747.
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:26 pm

You don't like the look of the Concorde?

(Technically EADS [the parent company of Airbus] designed the Concorde, but Airbus manufactured the Concorde and its maintenance parts.)
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Post  Iago on Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:19 pm

Actually, no, I was not a big fan of the look of the Concorde. It was certainly different.
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Post  Seamaster on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:09 pm

I was sad the day the Concordes were decommissioned. I always wanted to fly on one and even though I knew it was only a pipe dream, at least I could dream when they were still operational.
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Post  Iago on Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:55 pm

At least you were not on flight 4590!
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Post  East on Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:46 pm

The Concordes were awesome planes. I believe that you can find restored examples in many aviation museums now although its obviously not the same as flying in it.

Another cool plane is the A-10. My father actually built part of the engines for them when he worked at Pratt & Whitney.

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Post  Seamaster on Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:58 pm

Iago wrote:At least you were not on flight 4590!

Yes. That was tragic.

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Cool story, East!
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Post  Iago on Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:47 pm

Cool story and cool plane, but sadly for most of us we had a much better chance of a ride on a Concorde!
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Post  East on Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:18 pm

Now guys I never said he was ever anywhere near the airframe. He built the engines...
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Post  Iago on Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:00 am

That is still cool!
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Post  ethelred on Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:01 am

About 30 min northeast of Sparta, the Wisconsin Air Guard has a bombing range which is generally open to the public. When my kids were younger I would take them to observe. The highlight of the day would be the A-10's. When coming in low the cannon has a particularly ominous sound and I can imagine the terror it must have struck in the Iraqi's during the first Gulf War. I always thought it was one of the military's biggest mistakes to replace it with a helicopter.
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Post  Iago on Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:29 am

Given how often helicopters seem to go down, they may have been better off sticking with the Warthog. Their reputation for durability was second to none.
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Post  East on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:05 am

I'm no expert but the rear rotor seems to be the weak point. Take that out and the entire heli goes down in the classic doom spiral type crash.
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:11 pm

You need the rear rotor to balance any helicopter with a single-blade main rotor. Only on a co-axial helicopter can you get rid of the rear rotor, but those helicopters are generally used for hovering and lifting loads.
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Post  Iago on Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:39 pm

Are you saying that you do not need a balanced rear for lifting heavy loads?
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:08 pm

Point taken.
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Post  Iago on Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:42 am

I have never been a huge fan of sims, but the one that Dynamix made back in the Nineties called A-10: Tank Killer was a great deal of fun.
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Post  Seamaster on Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:59 pm

I've never tried that one. I assume you fly as the A-10 Thunderbolt?
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Post  Iago on Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:09 am

Indeed. The game was pre-3d card, and if memory served used early voxel algorithms for the graphics:

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Post  Seamaster on Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:21 pm

I did a quick search. The game was banned in some countries because of graphic violence?
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