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Forum: Crash and Burn 15 June 2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,808
Posted By BoKu
FIU had grand plans for 'signature' bridge. But the design had a key mistake...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article212571434.html



I'm calling this one:



Bob "BoKu" K.
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 863
Posted By BoKu
In other words, is it libertarian?

In other words, is it libertarian?
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,277
Posted By BoKu
This morning in commute traffic in Mountain View...

This morning in commute traffic in Mountain View CA I saw a burgundy MGTD.
Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,461
Posted By BoKu
I hope this doesn't become some big scandal....

I hope this doesn't become some big scandal. Elon-gate would just go on and on...
Forum: SLC 24 May 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 51,430
Posted By BoKu
I had one of these for a few years, with manual...

I had one of these for a few years, with manual transmission and "three on the tree" column shifter. They had a variety of badging; by and large the Falcon ones came with rows of seats and the...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 May 2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 93,462
Posted By BoKu
That sounds very implausible to me. The big issue...

That sounds very implausible to me. The big issue there is that the landing gear legs and wheels are all on the outside of the plane's pressure envelope, and as such are separated from the cabin air...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 May 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,441
Posted By BoKu
{rest snipped} That sounds a very effective...

{rest snipped}

That sounds a very effective expression of the situation.



"The amateur practices until they get it right. The professional practices until they can't get it wrong."

--Bob...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 May 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,616
Posted By BoKu
The woman in question has been ID'd; she has an...

The woman in question has been ID'd; she has an impressive academic background, but has also aligned herself with some problematic ideological positions. She clearly has a brain; the problem is how...
Forum: Business Bytes 09 May 2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,441
Posted By BoKu
I'm pretty sure that's the big impetus behind...

I'm pretty sure that's the big impetus behind ADSB (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_dependent_surveillance_%E2%80%93_broadcast).



Two things:

1) The autonomous jumpbots in question...
Forum: Business Bytes 08 May 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,441
Posted By BoKu
Title 14 Chapter I Subchapter F Part 91 Subpart B...

Title 14 Chapter I Subchapter F Part 91 Subpart B 91.119

Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes......
Forum: Soapbox Derby 28 April 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By BoKu
"Unpresidented" comes to mind.

"Unpresidented" comes to mind.
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 April 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,478
Posted By BoKu
You are correct that most airplanes have more...

You are correct that most airplanes have more power than required for cruise in order to takeoff and climb. Multi-engine airplanes generally have more margin besides, since the point of having more...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 April 2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,478
Posted By BoKu
Yup, covered that.

Yup, covered that.
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 April 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,478
Posted By BoKu
Good question, I'm not certain I can do it...

Good question, I'm not certain I can do it complete justice.

First off, my usual disclaimer: I am not an engineer, aero or otherwise. I have designed a racing sailplane (www.hpaircraft.com), two...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 April 2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,478
Posted By BoKu
Airplane Alaska 261 excepted, I think that most airliners...

Alaska 261 excepted, I think that most airliners have positive static stability in inverted flight, in the sense of having a positive pitch input force gradient throughout the operational speed...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 April 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,478
Posted By BoKu
The Wright Flyer and many of its contemporaries...

The Wright Flyer and many of its contemporaries had effectively negative pitch stability, and they were still what you'd call flyable. It just took a lot of attention and a little luck to stay ahead...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 April 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,478
Posted By BoKu
Airplane Any jolt delivered by the engine hard enough to...

Any jolt delivered by the engine hard enough to disrupt the fuselage structure to that degree would simply result in the engine tearing itself and its pylon off the wing. They used to design the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 April 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By BoKu
I noticed the exact same thing, and had the same...

I noticed the exact same thing, and had the same reaction.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 April 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,408
Posted By BoKu
United States Mouse, thanks for taking the time to write that....

Mouse, thanks for taking the time to write that. It expresses the situation very well.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 April 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,408
Posted By BoKu
Driver "Oops, I crashed America, and I just now realized...

"Oops, I crashed America, and I just now realized my family is on board. Gotta go!"
Forum: Business Bytes 27 March 2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,441
Posted By BoKu
Try Settings > Lane Keeping > Special > Apexing,...

Try Settings > Lane Keeping > Special > Apexing, then select F1, WRC, or NASCAR. Choose wisely.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 27 March 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By BoKu
On the other hand, when doctors smear santorum,...

On the other hand, when doctors smear santorum, that's a different thing entirely. That's what the gloves are for.
Forum: Crash and Burn 27 March 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,170
Posted By BoKu
It appears that, in addition to their four-point...

It appears that, in addition to their four-point seat belts, the passengers were also wearing fall-protection harnesses with lanyards secured to the helicopter. As I read that news report, the latter...
Forum: Business Bytes 27 March 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,441
Posted By BoKu
That was fast. In geological terms, at least.

That was fast. In geological terms, at least.
Forum: Crash and Burn 24 March 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,808
Posted By BoKu
BTW the discussion about this on the eng-tips.com...

BTW the discussion about this on the eng-tips.com forums is fascinating and intense. It's also civil and constructive.
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