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by Roger
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Costa Concordia disaster - what if it had been a polywell?
Replies: 14
Views: 11885

Actually,after hitting the rocks, the Concordia made a dash for shore in an effort to beach the ship. How successful they were is uncertain. Uncertain? http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2012/01/15/1226244/539508-italy-shipping-tourism-disaster.jpg Successful? Looks like the 955 ft ship might hav...
by Roger
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: TSA Detains Rand Paul
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

It appears Mr Paul refused the pat down.
by Roger
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Costa Concordia disaster - what if it had been a polywell?
Replies: 14
Views: 11885

Ahem

Once the rocks are struck


One won't be needing steering. Emergency lighting on cruise ships IIRC are battery powered. Escalators-etc, Lifeboat deployment and communications covers the basics.

Why turn the reactor off


Because the Concordia was listing and going down fast.
by Roger
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Costa Concordia disaster - what if it had been a polywell?
Replies: 14
Views: 11885

I'm going to assume the reactor room is sealed. Once the rocks are struck, Aux power goes on, Polywell goes off.
by Roger
Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Elon Musk says he will put millions of people on Mars.
Replies: 228
Views: 25871

This months SKy & Telescope has short blurb about Mars, 4 million years ago Mars was 64 degrees Fahrenheit.

IIRC AS it is now, in the summer, along the equator Mars can approach 32 F at mid day.
by Roger
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Excitement In The Straits Of Hormuz
Replies: 47
Views: 8624

Ladajo, you're right, that indicates some sophistication, thanks.
by Roger
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Excitement In The Straits Of Hormuz
Replies: 47
Views: 8624

SO do you fly 2 or 4 stroke, or radial engines? Insane 6.9 hp 9 cyl: http://www.chiefaircraft.com/evo-e999.html Lets try that gain. GI, you said you fly RC planes, I linked to a 9 cyl radial engine that puts out 6.9 horsepower. This is specifically for RC planes of historic models. Something like a...
by Roger
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Excitement In The Straits Of Hormuz
Replies: 47
Views: 8624

Roger wrote:SO do you fly 2 or 4 stroke, or radial engines?
Insane 6.9 hp 9 cyl:
http://www.chiefaircraft.com/evo-e999.html


Lets try that gain.
by Roger
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Excitement In The Straits Of Hormuz
Replies: 47
Views: 8624

In the pics of the captured craft, the bottom of the wing is behind a banner. We can't tell how much damage it has, nor even if the landing gear was deployed, so there's little intel to analyze. . Yeah the shroud, my first reaction was, "the landing gear is broken". Though there is a crus...
by Roger
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Excitement In The Straits Of Hormuz
Replies: 47
Views: 8624

RC Horton with no apparent vertical surfaces http://youtu.be/4meQYdaeT58 Home built B-2 no vertical surfaces http://youtu.be/rygu6qpNSTo This model was first available circa 1999 Propeller Megatach ready to fly B-2 with no apparent vertical surfaces. http://www.rcplanetalk.com/megastealth.html Ducte...
by Roger
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Horten IX - is anyone on dialup nowadays?
Replies: 5
Views: 2494

Great pix, the modern pix I had not seen.
by Roger
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Excitement In The Straits Of Hormuz
Replies: 47
Views: 8624

GI Model RC planes have the same thickness boundry layer of air around the model as a real planes does. This is very apparent in the smaller scales and manifests itself in control issues. The common way to make up for that is to make control surfaces proportionally larger. Which as you know is one o...
by Roger
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Excitement In The Straits Of Hormuz
Replies: 47
Views: 8624

It is also known the the Germans did have their own air defense radar, as well as knew the brits did. Right, so what are the odds that a Horton flew thru air defense radar areas, demonstrating reduced cross section? Some googling reveals: Northrop's 1/3 scale versions flew all over California for a...
by Roger
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Excitement In The Straits Of Hormuz
Replies: 47
Views: 8624

Iran has been adding refinery capacity and is expected to have enough refinery capacity for domestic fuel use by 2012 or 2013. Export by 2015. RC Flying wings have been sold for at least 10-12 years, and video in an RC aircraft is at least 15 years old. If teenaged boys can fly these RC models, I ju...
by Roger
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?
Replies: 134
Views: 35967

MSimon wrote:Nothing will be done about Wall Street - there is too much money in it.



Short term -yup.

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