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by ltgbrown
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Go Navy!
Replies: 324
Views: 88923

Re: Go Navy!

Might I suggest you two stop before one of you gets yourself in trouble, especially you Ladajo. There are a few things that "authorities" take very seriously and submarine technology and performance is one of them. Suffice it to say, US submarines are quite and have significant advantages ...
by ltgbrown
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how the F-35 sucks so bad it ought to make you cry in outrag
Replies: 54
Views: 8664

Re: how the F-35 sucks so bad it ought to make you cry in ou

GIThruster, Why can you not accept the "pushing the envelope of security" opinion of someone in the know? We all would love stuff to cost less. But the stuff doesn't always cost what we want or ask for. And for the record, I AM an aviator. Ladajo does have a clue about what he is talking a...
by ltgbrown
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv
Replies: 145
Views: 71465

Re: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv

culminating in a final paper referencing the others for the proposal of a full polywell reactor.


One can only hope! :D
by ltgbrown
Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv
Replies: 145
Views: 71465

Re: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv

Over 8 years of watching Polywell. This is the most excited I have been! Where I can purchase stock in EMC2?
by ltgbrown
Sun May 25, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBama tries to kill the A-10
Replies: 43
Views: 5652

Re: OBama tries to kill the A-10

I remember hearing back in the mid '90s that the USAF wanted to retire the A-10 program. From what I understand they immediately changed their mind as soon as the Army said,"You're going to retire it? How much do you want for the entire program? We'll buy it all!" I had heard those rumors...
by ltgbrown
Thu May 22, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: OBama tries to kill the A-10
Replies: 43
Views: 5652

Re: OBama tries to kill the A-10

If I could fly any plane, it would be the A-10. Unfortunately, its time is over and we can't afford everything.
by ltgbrown
Tue May 06, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...
Replies: 343
Views: 47887

Re: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...

I have one. In 1998 I was in the Persian Gulf when the largest darn thunderstorm I have ever seen moved from Iran out over the water. Normally, not that big a deal except it was nightime, I was flying, and the storm parked itself over the carrier. They cancelled the next launch and diverted everyone...
by ltgbrown
Sat May 03, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...
Replies: 343
Views: 47887

Re: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...

All this said, there are UAV systems that can operate from a CVN deck in an unassisted mode. I have purposely stayed away from that discussion. That was what I was very careful to not rule out by the wording I chose in my previous post. What makes the X-47B special is that it can use the catapult a...
by ltgbrown
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...
Replies: 343
Views: 47887

Re: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...

Just to further elaborate and clarify. First, I was a LT when I got my alias of LTGBrown. I was LT Glenn Brown. Now I am a CDR. I will have to agree with GIT that non-carrier based UAVs are not capable of handling a carrier catapult launch or arrested landing. However, what was said is that all UAVs...
by ltgbrown
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...
Replies: 343
Views: 47887

Re: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...

Concerning the steam catapults and launching drones. Currently, the T-45 Goshawk trainer jet is launched all the time and has an empty weight of 10k and max of 14K. The X-47B Avenger has an empty weight of 14K and max of 44K. (Numbers from wiki) When warming up the catapults and testing them, we sho...
by ltgbrown
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 20 years away, and always will be
Replies: 137
Views: 22453

Re: 20 years away, and always will be

I think of hydrogen not as an energy source, but as an energy storage mechanism. Developing more efficient ways to create it and store it are what will lead to a hydrogen (vice fossil fuel) based economy. Of course, if you can generate and store electricity efficiently (solar/wind/fusion and capacit...
by ltgbrown
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 657
Views: 189390

Re: BLP news

Sounds to good to be true, ..... :wink:
by ltgbrown
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: First tier, second tier
Replies: 21
Views: 13826

Re: First tier, second tier

Think about shipping. You could build a 50 kt ship that doesn't need to be refueled for months, years even. How about a space station with hundreds of mega watts of power available? Think about negotiations with Iran. "You say it is about energy production. How about we give you a fusion reacto...
by ltgbrown
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...
Replies: 343
Views: 47887

Re: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...

And thus why aircraft carriers remain relevant for the foreseeable future.
by ltgbrown
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Bifilar coil for electromagnet
Replies: 28
Views: 20013

Re: Bifilar coil for electromagnet

Thus making a single strand of wire that folds back on itself?? I am confused.

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