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21730 No. 21730 ID: b6523d Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
General car discussion thread

>post your car
>post other people's cars
>post dank maymays
>get derailed by Bat Guano
>ask questions
>get answers
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Wife got an unexpected promotion at work (didn't apply for it, didn't interview) from wage to salary with full benefits/401k. ~$250 a pay period raise but mando overtime during football season.

Since I didn't trust her 03' Beetle to not burst into flames on her we bought her a new 2018 Mirage SE. I was told that it would be shit in the mountains and on the highway due to the small engine but so far it is doing great. Hell I was passing people just fine on I81 this morning.
>> No. 21920 ID: 5d4aa3
>>21739
Responding to a dead post kinda

There's another problem with gear driven systems, they have no slack in the system. Think about the torque being exerted on drivetrain components during a harsh downshift. In a a belt or chain system, there is some small amount of bounce that is taken up by the tensioning system. Performance suffers, but with a gear system, and especially on straight cut gears, all the load can shear a tooth. The best performance, and guaranteed to hold valve timing, but an extra failure point for race cars.


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Post it if it's yours and gets you from point A to point B!

No post without picture.
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>>21886
sold that, to fund this
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
factory everything, all options, and about 60k miles less than the GMC had(180k compated to 241k)
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Hard to believe this thread is still here (OP posted in 2012, so that's been SEVEN YEARS! Is this a record?). I posted >>18752 in 2015, but the time has come to replace the old Fusion, which was falling to bits. So, meet my new car. It's a Peugeot 3008 1.6 turbodiesel. Bigger, quieter and more comfortable than the Fusion, but still silver and still 2WD.
I was considering a Rav4 or Vitara and then I saw how much it would cost to insure. Yikes! So for now, I've settled for an ugly crossover.


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  >sounds
thread
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>> No. 21682 ID: f8d8b4
  The FV433 Abbot SPG is powered by the Rolls-Royce K60 opposed-piston 2-stroke diesel engine and it sounds like this:
>> No. 21683 ID: f8d8b4
  The Chieftain tank has the bigger, but similarly-designed Leyland L60 multifuel 2-stroke opposed-piston compression-ignition engine. 750 hp (560 kW) 6 Cyl, 19 litres.
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  sneaks up
>> No. 21922 ID: 2fe2ad
  bump
>> No. 21924 ID: 2fe2ad
  this thread is almost six years old


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Hey fellas, I'm coming from another Chan, and have been recommended to you guys when in need of technical documents regarding military vehicles. It has been my life-long dream to construct a 1:1 functional Renault FT-17 and I will do it in before I leave this earth. Before I can begin acquiring any materials or even estimating costs, I need blueprints. I've searched all over the web for legitimate historical documents on the materials used in creating the FT-17 and come up with very little. Even my local libraries have little on the subject.

What I'm looking for are documents and blueprints that specify exact measurements of the materials used in the construction of the Renault FT-17, of any model. Even a picture of the outer hull with dimensions would be helpful. If you have any sort of material, it would greatly appreciated and you'd be helping someone fulfill their life's dream.

I'll post FT-17s for a while to keep the thread appropriate
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>> No. 19612 ID: f013be
>>19603
>If you're just being sarcastic, totally, I'm throwing in a V8 and nitro booster.
I actually want to see this

Also put spikes on the tracks

Then it can probably climb trees and shit like a tank squirrel

bat guano stay away
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>>19599

I have a feeling getting ahold of the actual blueprints may be problematic... just age and wars inbetween have a way of making those things disappear. Buuut it is likely someone tried to reverse-engineer those dimensions since then, so that might be a place to start. Modeler's forums might be a good place to check for accurate scale drawings; some of the higher-end model kit makers have full detailed/scaled interiors as well.

World of Tanks forums might be another place to check, funny enough. Especially for details of interior spaces, armor thickness, etc.

Good luck! My own loooooong-term dream project is to build a StuG III for shits and giggles and a place to hang my relatives' mementos of being a StuG gunner. Sure it'll probably never happen in my case but it never hurts to dream rite?
>> No. 19690 ID: 50cd85
>>19599

"Hayes Otoupalik".
Get in touch with him, he owns one. Or rather the U.S. version, the 1917 Six ton .

Also, I saw this same thread in WoT, and I gave the same reply.
>> No. 21921 ID: d1c8eb
Perdón la ignorancia y no se si el hilo sigue activo.
Pero una buena oportunidad para poder conocer las dimensiones del tanque podría ser buscar modelos 3d ya realizados sobre el mismo.

En esta pagina esta a la venta un modelo del mismo donde encontrando algunas medidas se pueda llevar a escala y obtener en detalle los planos.

Es una sugerencia que tal vez funcione.

Link:https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/vehicle/military/renault-ft17-french-light-tank


Es un hermoso tanque y yo también me enamore de el, pero en mi país es casi utópico poder imaginar en construir uno de esos

Saludos!
>> No. 21923 ID: 61e76a
>>21921

Forgive ignorance and I do not know if the thread is still active.
But a good opportunity to know the dimensions of the tank could be to look for 3d models already made on it.

On this page is for sale a model of the same where finding some measures can be scaled and get in detail the plans.

It's a suggestion that might work.

Link: https: //www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/vehicle/military/renault-ft17-french-light-tank


It is a beautiful tank and I also fall in love with it, but in my country it is almost utopian to be able to imagine building one of those

Regards!
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21906 No. 21906 ID: 99d212 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
temporary image hosting for reasons.
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>> No. 21916 ID: 95e1b4
yep that's a Z
>> No. 21918 ID: 09c7e0
was that a late model 280 or an early 300? i forgot how to tell the difference.
>> No. 21919 ID: 99d212
was a 300ZX, first gen. was hosting images to sell it, and its sold.


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Let's just gloss over the fact that it can fly and be invisible (apparently defying the laws of physics), let's discuss the helicarrier's flight deck design. Going by this picture, the flight deck is on two levels: Takeoff from the fo'c'sle, straight out of the hangar in a similar bi-level design to HMS Glorious. Landing is on an upper flight deck, which is angled. Given that the Quinjets are STOVL, the need for an angled deck is questionable, since there is no arrester gear and thus no risk missing it and having to "go around". There is also no ski-jump, but Quinjets may take off happily without one.
>> No. 21915 ID: 55fdd6
They also fly F35 B-variants in and out, as seen in the first Avengers. It's capable of STOVL but that design allows for less fuel-draining traditional take-off and landing and also allows adaptability for other non-STOVL aircraft to take off and land as well.
>> No. 21917 ID: 69150e
Not to shit on your morning brownies but Marvel Films©®™ are (im-)purely U.S. propaganda mouthpieces, for all the money and manpower from the U.S. Dept of Defense that gets invested in them at this time.

https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/exclusive-documents-expose-direct-us-military-intelligence-influence-on-1-800-movies-and-tv-shows-36433107c307

http://archive.fo/xkVX8


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...got any image dumps of 'em, Bat Guano?
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>>21829
What is that bottom cockpit used for? I have always wondered.
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Pretty sure this was a sawn-off demo cockpit, but don't have any exterior pictures to confirm the type. Seen at the Scottish airshow 2014.
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Met office BAe146 (not a great shot, I'm afraid.)
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pilot, copilot, aircraft captain, engineer, navigator & radio operator
all that work can be done by two pilots with a relatively low workload these days on even the largest aircraft.
>> No. 21912 ID: 278cbe
  >>21894
Naturally, it is a navigator's cabin.
https://fotografersha.livejournal.com/667631.html


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21901 No. 21901 ID: fdb2f5 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Some photos from a world war 1 event at Beamish earlier this year:
Starting with... a "tin turtle" Simplex armoured locomotive.
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War Department-liveried Foden steam wagon.
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Can't remember what make this truck was. Unfortunately you can't make out the badge in the photo.
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And finally a Latil four wheel drive truck.


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  World war 1 convoy from Bovington tank museum to Great Dorset Steam Fair.
>> No. 21900 ID: ad93cb
  Last post seems to be just a slideshow of stills. Here's some video:


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ASPEN, Colo.

Will the Pentagon, with its 30-year planning cycle for building ships, still be launching aircraft carriers in 2048 — even though they’re highly vulnerable to attack today?

That’s an example of the military-modernization questions that kept nagging participants at last weekend’s gathering of the Aspen Strategy Group, which annually brings together top-level current and former national security officials, along with a few journalists, to discuss defense and foreign policy. This year’s focus was on “Maintaining America’s Edge” in the dawning era of high-tech combat, and the big takeaway was this: The future of warfare is now, and China is poised to dominate it.

Speakers at the conference described a new generation of combat systems, powered by artificial intelligence, cyberweapons and robots that can operate on land, sea and air. But America is still largely wedded to legacy weapons of the past — superbly engineered (but super-expensive) aircraft carriers, bombers, fighter jets and submarines.

“We have a small number of exquisite, expensive, manned, hard-to-replace systems that would have been familiar to Dwight D. Eisenhower. They are being overtaken by advanced technology,” argued Christian Brose, staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Instead, he said, the Pentagon needs a large number of inexpensive, unmanned, expendable, autonomous systems that can survive in the new electronic battlespace and overwhelm any potential adversary.

“It is not that we lack money. It is that we are playing a losing game,” Brose contended in a paper presented to the group. “Our competitors are now using advanced technologies to erode our military edge. This situation is becoming increasingly dire.”

Future needs are being drowned out by past practices, because of what Brose’s boss, Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.), has called the “military-industrial-congressional complex.” Brose calculates that in the Pentagon’s initial request for $74 billion in new defense spending in fiscal 2019, only 0.006 percent was targeted for science and technology. The National Science Foundation estimates that in fiscal 2015, only 18 percent of the Pentagon’s research and development budget went to basic, applied and advanced research. Major systems claimed 81 percent.

Even when the Pentagon tries to push innovation, it often stumbles. When Ashton B. Carter was defense secretary under President Barack Obama, he created the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, with offices in Silicon Valley, Boston and Austin. That operation thrived initially, negotiating 60 defense contracts with start-ups. The program has slowed under the Trump administration, despite support from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, because it lacks funds and bureaucratic support, warned Christopher Kirchhoff, a former DIUx partner. If Ma
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