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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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/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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21523 No. 21523 ID: bb86e7 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
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
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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.
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>chopping up an International

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

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21195 No. 21195 ID: 050b51 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
New fighter thread.
Old fighter thread: http://www.operatorchan.org/v/res/14172.html
- A U.S. Navy Grumman F-14B-150-GR Tomcat (BuNo 163221) attached to Fighter Squadron VF-102 aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) soars through the skies over the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch, 1997. The aircraft is fitted with a Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) including ECA and ALQ-167.
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Libellula, a tandem-winged and twin-engined British experimental plane which gives the pilot an excellent view for landing on aircraft carriers (1945).
>> No. 21672 ID: d4c8ee
The British also tried this for carrier landings: just coat the deck with rubber land without gear.
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Problem with making planes without landing gear to belly-land on carrier decks covered with soft rubber is that the plane...
- Would have to be winched and taken to the elevator, catapult or placed on a wheeled cradle because it has no wheels to move around on deck.
- The plane cannot land with any stores under the wings like fuel tanks, rockets, missiles, bombs, gun pods or, as with this EA-18G Growler, delicate electronic jamming pods. Because they would be smashed upon landing.
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Even using stealth fighters that keep their stores in internal bomb bays, the rubber landing method would still be insane.

- The unmanned X-47B completes its first landing aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), July 10, 2013, off the coast of Virginia. This event marks the first time the Navy landed an unmanned aircraft aboard an aircraft carrier.
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Reminds me of the Gear up F-111 landing video I saw the other day. Looked just the same except without the bouncy.

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21628 No. 21628 ID: 45e3a1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
A general thread for some of the stranger vehicles to be put down on paper or built.

Starting with a tank concept by the H. L. Yoh company that involved putting the engine in the turret...because reasons.
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>> No. 21768 ID: 45e3a1
yeah it has some comical shit glued on, but the odd thing is... the rotors really stand out. A bit too thought out looking, as I can't imagine them bothering to make a swashplate, which makes me wonder if under all that crap is actually a helicopter they purchased. I would have guessed some sort of ultralight kit plane, but I think it would be too complicated for that.
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Yeah it looks kinda similar to the hub on a Schweizer 300 series.

Apparently the guy making all this stuff is some preacher selling Chinese kit cars as locally made.
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I figured it was the rotorhead off an Alouette. Just based on it having 3 blades and the French doing a lot in west Africa. Seems to be missing the wires?
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the way the rotors attach seems different and I doubt this guy had a budget for any French aircraft. I think it could be a Chinese knockoff of a Schweizer / Hughes family of light helicopters. Here is an image of one the Chinese call AC310, the way the rotors attach seems very similar, and this guy already works with the Chinese to "design and build" Chinese cars. If it is, then it is probably safe to assume it really is a jumble of spare parts and not a full aircraft being visually modified. Reason being I doubt he would go through the effort to modify the typical simplified tail on these helicopters. (tail rotor at the end of a straight drive shaft instead of a two part design required to have the rotor further up the tail.)
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further reference, here is a Schweizer S269C. Looks like the Chinese copied it down to the bolt. Still not sure if this is what was used, just thought the blatant copying was amusing.

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21774 No. 21774 ID: 6b2b62 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
I took these maybe 6 years ago.
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Nevermind. Fuck the flood detection.

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Found this parked in tempe. Post cool vehicles you've sighted
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Mercedes-Benz 450SL
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Studebaker Commander
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I fucking love cars with spaceships as hood ornaments.

vanity plate unrelated.
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Mercedes-Benz G550

Maybe this isn't such an uncommon sight to you, oh reader, but I can't remember the last time I saw one of these in person. And it's such a neat aesthetic throwback to a time when vehicles could be boxy.

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  Northrop F5 Freedom Fighter HD

I want one.
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  Harrier - 1988 Documentary

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