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PBE Felix and Deagle Boltface Patches On Sale Now!

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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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>> No. 21770 ID: 204121
I always wanted to throw a busa engine into a Smart Roadster... that or maybe a Scoobie Boxer.
>> No. 21808 ID: 762613
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Bad news: Ended up putting the stock engine back in the MK1 I got for this project because someone offered me a great price for it if it was all stock. (It only had 39K on the odometer.)

Great news: Found another host for the swap, better yet almost as few miles as the previous host and factory new snowflake rims. Wasn't the holy grail turbo diesel model, but I didn't get it for the engine for a reason.

A ~1500lb pickup with a ~200+hp Formula Super Vee swap.

God willing Irma spares me...

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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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>> No. 21773 ID: f0fb5d
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Not a picture of mine, or even the color, but I'm in a 2015 Forester Limited I bought for a song from my father in law because my mother in law decided she didn't like it and wanted an Outback. I'm very interested in putting a modest couple-inch lift, bigger tires, skid plates and knobbier tires and stuff on it just to be weird. Doing a swap for an XT engine would be the cool, money-doesn't-matter thing to do but even if I could justify it, I'm still under warranty.
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holy fuck I was a ricer to the max 5 years ago

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21419 No. 21419 ID: d4c8ee hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
The Russians seem to be having some trouble with their carrier again.
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>> No. 21838 ID: 278cbe
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No that's the other way around you fucko.
>building an aircraft carrier requires years of development and preliminary design assesment
>therefore you can't include it into current budget right away
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Yes and program cut from the budget was for the development. No need to get that mad about it.
>> No. 21847 ID: 278cbe
>for the development
Since when RnD of specific project requires specific article in military budget?
>> No. 21848 ID: 1d521e

Uhh, except for blackbook projects, ALL of them. Governments don't just hand their militaries blank cheques, they're budgeted with tight cost controls. R&D is a massive cost, you can't just have a vague development budget for multiple projects or hide the costs in other parts of the budget. The money men would never allow it.
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>except for blackbook projects
>R&D is a massive cost, you can't just have a vague development budget for multiple projects or hide the costs in other parts of the budget. The money men would never allow it.
Yes you can, in fact, you must, if you want to have a space for several variants and have to change specifications during development and construction. Unless you have the bad habit to throw the money at problem until it goes away. I don't know, it might be that US project planning is entirely different and they need to invent moon landing from scratch every time they want to go to the Moon.

Let's see what you need for current specifications of aircraft carrier:
1. 100 000 tonne hull construction project (ice-capable for northern seas) - that is the main trouble, although not as much since Russia has several docks able of building such a ship. Latest series of ice breaking ships is already at 33 000 tonnes.
2. Power plant - nuclear reactors for this ship have been developed for new icebreakers already. Carrier's power plant will be designed for hybrid propulsion - which means that some modifications will be needed, naturally.
3. Air traffic management system - pretty much the reason Kuznetsov being updated. There's a lot of experience learned form operations in Syria and it will take time to learn from that.

The rest of the project will have to follow these primary goals, otherwise it will turn disastrous, of course. As I said, it will take years of preliminary development without any mentioning of final project. Compare that to the less exciting and more developed alternative which awaits decision with it's preliminary design already completed.

>but Russkies didn't include them into their 2020-2025 budget
>"Putin’s 2025 modernization planning session was what didn’t make the cut"
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21840 No. 21840 ID: 09c7e0 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
The P-61 "Black Widow" all weather fighter-bomber-interceptor is not only the single most accomplished fighter aircraft of all time with respect to combat ratio, its also the single greatest military aircraft of any type ever put into service as it achieved it's combat ratio while also supplying both daylight and nighttime air to ground ordinance delivery with divebomber pickle barrel precision and delivering as much payload per sortie as aircraft twice as large.

prove me wrong
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>> No. 21843 ID: 48ee34
…in air-to-air combat with manned aircraft
they've lost to SAMs, the iraqi ground forces knocked down about half a dozen of them. israel lost one maneuvering in combat as well. several aircrew have gone to valhalla

>saudi airforce
>> No. 21845 ID: 278cbe
>in air-to-air combat with manned aircraft
Which includes: CAS, transports, UAVs, helicoptes, and probably weather baloons as well

>muh technical failures in combat missions
>muh unconfirmed kills
>muh flying on one wing
>> No. 21846 ID: ebb4ba
t. sergei
let me guess, your next post is going to be "muh export models"

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  Hello airplanes? It's blimps, you win.
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>> No. 21233 ID: fd0828
Like some people want to retire to a yacht, I've wanted to retire to a solar-powered airship since before I entered the workforce.

I've been following Aeroscraft, SkyCat, Walrus HULA, HAV and all of the other players in the semi-rigid or rigid airship game for a long time now. I feel with modern meteorology, modern materials and other modern technology, we could make safe airships using hydrogen instead of less-buoyant, more expensive helium like everyone wants to use. The ignorant and semi-informed layman still misunderstands the Hindenburg disaster nigh on 80 years later because nobody feels any compulsion to look closer into it. There are low-hanging fruit to be grabbed in demonizing it and it was done by the Nazis so why pursue it?
>> No. 21235 ID: d4c8ee
Okay so how do you propose getting around the "strong wind/rainstorm can destroy the vehicle, and it can't outrun them" issue?
>> No. 21239 ID: 9723b1
Is there some mass brainwashing effect going on? I've heard six other people say airships are their retirement dream in the past week.

I think someone paid OP vid to enter everyones youtube feed, and they loaded it with some MK Ultra shit.

Modern engines are a lot stronger than 1870s ones, airships can definitely power through storms. The only downside is that there would be more movement, kind of like a boat on a sea.

They can also outrun almost any storm, rise above a storm in some cases, or land and tie down before it hits. Losing an airship is more likely on the ground where the hangar roof might cave in.
>> No. 21481 ID: bb86e7
Needs better pitch control or stability.

He should have brought an anchor with bungee cord. That way he could have landed facing into the wind, and then not gotten dragged along. The reason he did not do so here, I think, is that he would have been tangled up into the envelope had he been dragged downwind when facing into the wind. I need to watch the full episode at some point.

I think the basic concept is sound, it just needs to be implemented properly; but the lack of time, budget, and engineering ability is what results in such enjoyable to watch shenanigans and failures that made that show so fun.


Is the short of it that the Doping on the Hindenburg outer skin was extremely flammable?

There is a science fiction book by Dean Ing, "The Big Lifters" where in one of the subplots the protagonists developed a ground laser boosted (for altitude boosts over the mountains) airship system that could pick up and drop off multimodal freight containers from trains. His goal was to get big rig long haul 18 wheelers off the roads. I think you might enjoy it.

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>The Airlander 10 - a combination of a plane and an airship - was seen to "break in two" at an airfield in Bedfordshire, an eyewitness said.

>Owner Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd said it appeared the Airlander broke free from its mooring mast, triggering a safety system which deflates the aircraft.

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21744 No. 21744 ID: 7c6b82 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Just put in papers today on this.

We will see what the bank has to say, hopefully not maniacal laughter followed by a slammed phone hangup...
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>> No. 21752 ID: 2c840f
/o/ may mays.
There's a pretty active truckerfag community on /o/. It's a fun thread to lurk.
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So, Kenworth's were out of the ballpark due to wanting 10k+ more for the same fucking truck as the next guy.....

So I got this.
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Is it true most payments on truck loans are weekly? Back in college I worked a job unloading a truck (at 6am on Sundays) and assembling furniture and the truckers were always fun to talk to.

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21815 No. 21815 ID: df12a0 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
...got any image dumps of 'em, Bat Guano?
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IL-76 front section.
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Il-76 rear section.
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Il-76 bottom cockpit
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IL-76 tail gunner cabin
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IL-76MD-90A - modernized

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Here is a good article summarizing the status of the Bell V-280 Valor Tiltrotor, one of (ann my personal favorite) the candidates for the Army’s Joint Future Vertical Lift program. http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-militarys-next-super-stealth-weapon-not-what-you-19090?page=2

No mid wing gearbox: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/01/15/bell-touts-future-army-helicopter-design-v280-is-not-a-v22.html

As a 3rd generation tiltrotor, It is also supposed to have better Hot / High / Heavy characteristics than the V-22

One of the discussed versions is to be a slightly modified airframe for an attack version. Once the proof of concept is done and they have won the contract, I think they should instead use the front half of modified AH-1Z airframe, modified to carry a similar useful load to the Apache. The Cobra has a useful load of 5,764, Apache has around 9000 Pounds useful load, and the V-280 is currently touted to have a useful load of 1200.
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>> No. 21623 ID: a1c7fe
This looks like a superior solution in every way compared to Valor, but it doesn't have a good enough name so I guess we'll take the Marine Widowmaker 2.0
>> No. 21640 ID: 8566ef
Bell says the first flight of the V-280 is planned for September.
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Official Prototype Rollout http://www.bellhelicopter.com/news/press-release/2017/9/v-280-achieves-completion

Includes pictures of test stand. They even have it hanging from it's engine nacelles.

Judging from these pictures, it is being rolled out from the southernmost hangar.

And the test stand is at https://www.google.com/maps/place/35%C2%B012'30.1%22N+101%C2%B043'13.7%22W/@35.2083611,-101.7214542,299m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m9!1m2!2m1!1sbell+amarillo+assembly+center!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d35.208356
>> No. 21817 ID: df12a0
>they should instead use the front half of modified AH-1Z airframe, modified to carry a similar useful load to the Apache

The Japanese manga series "Venus Wars" written and illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, features a tilt-rotor attack VTOL of that very design concept.

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21552 No. 21552 ID: 8a2fe4 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
There doesn't appear to be a general motorcycle thread on the board, so here's one.

I'm strongly considering getting a motorcycle. It's not for the cool factor, but because they seem like extremely affordable, practical commuting vehicles. The only thing that would keep me from getting one is my local climate. Anybody here ride in the desert? What's it like wearing All The Gear, All The Time in the Mojave in August? How long can one ride when it's 106 degrees out before it becomes intolerable?
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JGSDF reconnaissance motorcycle (Kawasaki KLX250), 1st Airborne Brigade. In Camp Shimoshizu, Japan, 29-Apr-2012.
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I like the idea of a motorcycle, but I am a bit paranoid about safety. Plus air conditioning. So my dream bike would be a Monotracer.
>> No. 21814 ID: 1f8e9e
I actually saw one of these on the road in the DC area once. Surreal as hell to watch in motion, but the sponson-mounted wheels for low-speed balance are apparently turbo-awkward.

Right now I'm resurrecting a Honda Cub from 35 years being stored in a barn, but once that project is done I'll probably get some small adventure or dual sport bike like the Versys X 300, CRF250L, or the CB500X

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21795 No. 21795 ID: 6b2b62 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
This turns me on.
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Not sure why.

Then again I REALLY want to have a workshop were I can build one of these with modern materials.
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I love it.

The following also makes my boner smack my jaw.


Guy turned a 1937 truck into a trophy truck.

Id love to do something like this some day.
>> No. 21813 ID: a85c26

>chopping up an International

Ok, it looks like he did a good job though. That is neat.

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