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1 No. 1 ID: e63b69 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Post it if it's yours and gets you from point A to point B!

No post without picture.
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>> No. 20628 ID: 634497
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>>20622

>It'll take me over a football field to stop at highway speed and 80k gross weight.....
>I'm not worried about bikes though, unless you hit debris in front of me.

That's kind of what I'm talking about, though. The thought that always crosses my mind is basically "What happens if I lay it down with this guy <30 M behind me?"

And yeah, that's rhetorical; I pretty well know what would happen.

>It's oblivious car drivers.

Jesus, don't even get me started, bro.
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>>8339
This was way before I started trippin, but last week I made my last payment, and I still love this car.
>>18071
Jesus fucking Christ Boof, if I had access to this kind of hardware, my friggin head would explode. Congrats on the Ferrari! Its so pretty!


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19982 No. 19982 ID: a70f76 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Celebrating /v/ surviving the revamp, let's talk about the latest repair/replacement/upgrade/any maintenance whatsoever we've had to perform on our vehicles.

On my way to work this morning, my rear end slumped out of nowhere, no apparent cause. I thought I had a flat initially, but started to realize that it was my shocks after experiencing no handling issues.

Limped into work, looked at it for a few minutes, had to clock in, then 2 hours later during my 15 minute break, I pulled the side panels off and discovered this. Apparently the retaining washer broke and the shock came off the bushing and was wedged between the exhausted and the frame.

Thank God, it's an easy fix and I work in a shop, plenty of tools at my disposal. Loosened the exhaust, freed the shock, realigned it and stole a washer from the Grainger box to reattach it and even reinforced it.

I spent that two hours stressing about the possibilities, thinking I was going to be spending more money or missing work.
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>> No. 21038 ID: f87148
>>21037

>However, if a repair is all it takes, I'll take the hit and eat ramen for a few months.

Don't, dude. Don't let people take from you and just lick your wounds. You're better than that; you're a goddamn predator. Don't allow yourself to be treated like prey by inferior humans.

If those repairs, whatever they may end up being, cost more than, say, $100, you should immediately take action against those responsible. Document everything, threaten legal action, and if they do not immediately comply, find an attorney and take back what's yours.

Sometimes going along to get along is, in fact, the wisest course, but only when you're benefiting from the arrangement. This is not one of those times.
>> No. 21039 ID: 79b400
>>21038
It'd honestly go nowhere. There's no way I can prove in court that it was a result of them just forgetting. I know better, there's definitely no leak. I park on bright concrete most of the time, I'd notice something eventually. Every thing is clean on the inside, nothing where it shouldn't be. I actually clean inside it quite a bit.

I think steering business away them from is a better option in the long run. Their reviews are just getting worse on Google and I believe my story trumps their various complaints.
>> No. 21044 ID: d0d811
Problem was the cam chain came out of alignment. Slightly stretched, but it will run reliably until I can replace it.

They set aside everything the previous mechanics did wrong to show me what they had to do. It was infuriating.
>> No. 21047 ID: 79b400
Okay, amend that. It will not run reliably, currently will not start. Now I need to come up with $350.
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>>21047
Bummer!


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20667 No. 20667 ID: 87888c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3629306/Royal-Navy-s-advanced-destroyers-break-Gulf-water-WARM-bungling-defence-chiefs-admit.html#ixzz4B1jexG4h

Really, guys? This isn't a Clyde ferry that's going to spend its life in nice cool water; this is a globally deployable ship that should be expected to spend time "east of Suez". Sufficient cooling capacity should have been built in.
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>> No. 20696 ID: 9723b1
>The reason it's inhumane is first of all that fuel-air bombs deflagrate instead of explode, moving air more completely and causing a vacuum effect that can rupture capiliaries in lungs at a greater range. This is a very slow and painful death.
ie blast lung.

It's possible to survive a FAE only to live with a lowered lung capacity and a scarred lung for years.
>> No. 20726 ID: 4cec2f
>>20667
apparently the MOD *forgot* to specify warm water operations to RR.

Unfortunately Britain props up BAe and RR as "domestic industries".
>> No. 21028 ID: f86534
>>20726
Those companies would be replaced by tons better ones the moment the monopoly was over. Just like Oshkosh raped AMG.
>> No. 21045 ID: 385f49
  >>20686
Rocked pods, especially for aircraft, have shitty aim even for the the initial purpose (they are designed that way to provide wide cone for maximum effectiveness). But on the ground, when they are starting without initial speed, they have even shittier aim then that, because more speed provides more stability for the rocket. I.e., the range of this firework contraption is probably below 300 meters compared to 1000+ for normal firing mode from plane.

In effect, this kind of "weapon" is only suitable for terror tactics like shelling populated areas or diversion tactics.

>>20695
>And last of all, if a Fuel-Air bomb doesn't explode at all, the ethylene oxide fuel simply disperses in the air as an aerosol, acting as a chemical weapon.
Interestingly enough, these kind of weapons can also be used for burning out chemical weapons - it's not like it's 100% effective, but better then nothing.
>> No. 21046 ID: 9723b1
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>>21045
>more speed provides more stability for the rocket
This is because the rockets are launched smoothbore, then small fins pop out to spin the rocket in flight and give it some gyroscopic stability. The problem here is that during the initial period before the rocket is spun fully, the fins only produce WOBBLING in the air, which greatly harms accuracy.

tl;dr fin limitations cause rockets to suffer a lot from accuracy problems.

One way to cut on the wobble is to increase the speed of the aircraft, which shortens the period during which the rocket isn't spinning. But the REAL solution is to do what the Canadians did, internalize the fins into the rocket exhaust, which completely removes the wobble problem.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRV7
>Unguided rockets are normally spin stabilized, like a rifle bullet. The spin is imparted by small fins at the rear of the rocket body that flip out into the airstream once the rocket leaves its launch tube. The fins take a short time to open, and more time to start the rocket spinning. During this period the rockets can drift significantly from their original aim point. The CRV7 solved this problem by adding small vanes projecting into the rocket exhaust to start the rocket spinning even before it left the launch tube, greatly increasing accuracy. A salvo of CRV7's will impact the target area in one-third the footprint of older designs.

The CRV7 is the most accurate unguided aircraft rocket in the world.
>The weapon was originally quoted to have a dispersion of 4 milliradians, but testing with the CF-18 Hornet demonstrated it was even lower, at 3 milliradians.[4] This is considerably better than the autocannon that arm most aircraft; the widely used M61 Vulcan is rated at 8 milliradians, while the much larger and considerably heavier GAU-8 is rated at 5 milliradians.[5]

A CRV7 is just as accurate when launched from a ground vehicle, pic related it's actually as accurate as a 105mm light gun.


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20439 No. 20439 ID: cad48c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So after much thought, I've decided to sell off the BJ40 I was working on. While I enjoy the hell out of the cantankerous bastard, it's not really a viable option for my daily driver needs for a couple reasons -- most notably, finding parts is a pain in the ass and only going to get worse.

So now I'm in the market for something new and looking for ideas. I'm looking for a 4WD SUV (or much less preferably pickup), probably mid/full-sized. While I like the capacity of a pickup, it rains enough here and I find utility in having capacity for 3-4 people that the enclosed space of a SUV is likely a better tradeoff. Having said that, I do want to be able to chuck a range day's worth of gear in the back without much trouble. Most of my driving will be on paved roads/highways, but I want to be able to get offroad easily enough, though obviously I'm willing to give up crazy extreme rock-crawling ability in the name of practical road driving.

So far this has lead me to look at 4Runners, newer Land Cruisers, and XTerras. I've got about 10K to throw at this, can wiggle a bit. Here's my real problem though -- I'd prefer a diesel, but the American market seems to hate them outside of absurdly large pickups.

Anyone have any other ideas?
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>> No. 20721 ID: cad48c
>>20685
That's kinda...huh. That might actually have me back in the Xterra camp. I do love me some diesels.

My hunt for 4Runners and cruiers is just pissing me off. Two best deals I've seen in a while popped up this weekend. Spent 2 hours getting out to the fucking boonies to see the first one, only to have the asshole I'd scheduled it with leave me sitting on my hands for 40 minutes. Then, when I finally got in touch with him again, the shitheel told me he sold it while I was on the way down.

Probably for the best he didn't show up in person. I'm pretty sure I'd have broken his nose as a lesson in not being a fuckstick.

Another one was a bit pricier than I would've been willing to pay normally, but was a 2-owner car with extensive records of everything done since it rolled off of the lot, and the current owner was a family member of an anal-retentive mechanic. Plus it had some nice aftermarket stuff. Things I'd use (nice stereo, GPS) but not value highly enough to add myself. The guy viewing it before me bought it.

Just can't win around here. Everyone's asking almost 10K for 2000 4Runners with 200K on them. Hell, one dealership is trying to get nearly 5K out of a 4Runner with 343K on it. What the fuck?
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Urgh.

>Swapping Japanese or American lel simplicity for overengineered euroshit
Pic related.

>Wanting to pay the euroshit tax on top of the diesel parts tax
Pic related.

If you absolutely WANT to pay a premium on parts and have a bad time working on your own vehicle, why not go for a Mercedes OM617 or OM601? Hell, in >>20685 it looks like there might even be room for an OM617 (the straight-5) in there.

The ALH in that Xterra is somewhat better than earlier engines. For one, they run the oil pump on a chain from the crankshaft, and the vacuum pump off the end of the camshaft, as opposed to running an extra jackshaft like on the 1.6IDI and the first gen TDI. But, it does run the water pump off the (already stressed) timing belt. Since it's a diesel, it's an interference engine.
The Mercedes engines are chain timed, and they run the water pump from an accessory drive belt.


So, you've got your swap. That costs $7000+. And you get 30+MPG. Great. A 1.6L automatic Sidekick gets about 30 MPG, and they can be found for $2000-4000.
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>>20723

He used to be married to OM617's but moved to TDI's. He explained why once but I don't remember enough details not to butcher the reasoning. It doesn't cost him $7000 to do the swap, that's what he sells them for.

Pic is a TDI Jetta towing a Pathfinder. That turned some heads.
>> No. 21041 ID: cad48c
>>20723
Probably just going to stick to my 4Runner plan, put another 200K on whatever I find, and when it finally wears the fuck out maybe I'll have enough banked to get something interesting. Maybe we'll see some interesting diesels in the market by then that aren't a total pain in the dick.
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This thread inspired me to finally do a bit of searching regarding something that's been lurking in the far back recesses of my mind for years now, and ohhh shit, there's someone who actually does this commercially!

http://www.landroverimport.com/index.html


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20709 No. 20709 ID: f49edb hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Blowouts, man.
>> No. 21040 ID: cf7a47
Ever hear the story about the C5 (or was it a C17?) that had the blowout while a dude was leaning on the tire?

God damn.
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>>21040

Cleanup on aisle C5!


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20725 No. 20725 ID: d5e5a4 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Visited the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton OH last week.
The place is huge, and they just opened up their 4th hangar to the public, full of X-planes. Admission is free. I spent 6 hours there, and didn't even come close to putting a dent in stuff to see and read about.

Most pics are presented without comment.
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FIN.
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>>21024

Shiny... I need to go there one of these days. Today started the Sentimental Journey Fly-in in Lock Haven, The C-54 Spirit of Freedom is there again this year. I will of course be abusing my free access to take all the pictures.
>> No. 21034 ID: bf2165
Hey! You're in my neck of the woods. I still havn't been to see the 4th hanger, I really need to do that.


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20703 No. 20703 ID: 9723b1 Locked hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Su-34's were sent to bomb terrorists over Syria on Friday, and carried out a strike.

The terrorists called Obama for help to block the Russians until they could re-arm. Obama ordered F-18s scrambled to intercept and endanger the Su-34s without firing on them.

Su-34s successfully evaded the F-18s wtf? isn't F-18 a fighter? until the F-18s had to return for refueling.

The Su-34s then completed their bombing run and finised off not only the remaining terrorists, but also their logistics services that were in the process of rearming the terrorists safe in the knowledge that F-18s protected them.

http://archive.is/GraSL
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>> No. 20714 ID: 0d59ae
>>20710
It doesn't matter if they're pro or anti-ISIS, if they are destabilizing the country though terror, they are islamic terrorists. From Syrian government point of view, every armed group in the country killing civilians is a bad one. It doesn't matter if the group is Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, ISIS or FSA, all are islamic terrorists bent on subverting the legitimate rule of law.

This is why Russia doesn't make a distinction when bombing any group that isn't the Syrian government in Syria, there's no fucking point. All of these groups are organized criminals at the very least.

>Even the Kurdish communists have started getting called "terrorists" by non-Turkish pro-Syrian media after they pushed ISIS out of northern Iraq and blitzkried into Syria.
Certain Kurdish factions have decided that if they cannot make a state in Turkey, they will make a state in weakened Syria. To this end they have resorted to terrorism and allying with other forces destabilizing Syria.

Calling certain Kurdish factions terrorists is calling a spade a spade, it is not politicized language, it is a fact. However not all Kurds have decided on this course of action and Syrian media is so far being careful about distinguishing between the groups.
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>>20714
(this is what fascist enablers actually believe.)
>> No. 20716 ID: 3b6910
>>20715
>>20712
What the fuck are you doing? This isn't the designated shitposting board, get the fuck out.
>> No. 20718 ID: ebb4ba
>>20716
It is when Sergei drinks more than his vodka ration and posts his "Obama is literally ISIS hitler, thank putin that putin is protecting the world" in /v/ rather than /n/
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Cease shitting up /v/ please.


No. 20698 ID: 9dcda2 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  > reading blogs
> see mention of adaptive cycle jet engine
> interest piqued
> see video
> boner status: operational

Bypass ratio is the biggest trade off with engines. This is going to be huge.
>> No. 20699 ID: 9dcda2
  >>20698
Game changer. If I were the .mil, I would be asking for retrofits to existing jets.
>> No. 20701 ID: d4c8ee
>>20699
"But you've already got a desert full of perfectly good TF33s!" -Congress


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20561 No. 20561 ID: 369bd6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Thoughts on the Mitsubishi X-2 Shinshin?
Old specifications from 2008 set some lofty goals, it might be interesting to see how this develops. Also it just seems so small in comparison to most twin engine fighters or even the F-35. It had its first flight on the 22nd of April.
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>> No. 20580 ID: 8be205
>>20574
The J-31 is a clone of the F-35. Lockheed admits to having had design data copied from internal project design servers early on in the F-35 development process after contract awarding. The design of the J-31 is almost completely copy-pasted from the early F-35 work.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Martin_F-35_Lightning_II#Program_cost_overruns_and_delays

>On 21 April 2009, media reports, citing Pentagon sources, said that during 2007 and 2008, spies downloaded several terabytes of data related to the F-35's design and electronics systems, potentially compromising the aircraft and aiding the development of defense systems against it.

Funny how that coincides with the rough timeline needed for development on a prototype plane, such that by 2012, we have the unveiling of the Shenyang J-31.
>> No. 20582 ID: 3b6910
>>20580
Shinshin is likelier the clone of the pre-JSF, pre X-35 design that LockMart had. When LockMart got to the drawing board their stealth submission didn't have internal bays and was twin engined. Basically a simplified micro F-22 with similar performance. So that seems to fit.

J-31... possibly. J-22 is clearly a MiG-1.44 airframe with the F-35 stealth skin and composite control surfaces, so it seems the Chinese did have some F-35 data. It's not out of the question that they would apply this data to the J-31.
>> No. 20583 ID: 6e9258
>>20568
>includes all four Kuril Islands
>includes Senkaku islands
Somebody's really asking to get his ass whooped.
>> No. 20697 ID: 6f2c2c
>>20568
So stealthy they fly directly above Russian AA.


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20668 No. 20668 ID: 87888c hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.ovik-crossway.com/overview.php

With the Land Rover Defender and Iveco/Santana Massif now off the market, Ovik (who have experience in up-armouring Land Rovers for the MOD and PSNI) have developed a vehicle that looks rather like a butch Defender: the Crossway. The Crossway comes in a heavy 6x6 variant, which pushes it into Pinzgauer territory, so it could also be seen as a replacement for that vehicle (which has also ceased production).

Meanwhile Supacat have developed a reconnisance vehicle based on the Land Rover Discovery: http://supacat.com/products/lrv400/
With the Defender replacement rumoured to be based on the Discovery platform, does this give us a clue as to what a Defender replacement might look like?
>> No. 20670 ID: a19011
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