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Let's lol at retarded aviation concepts
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>>1259886

pressurizing the fuelcell, run that fucker hot and hard
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>>1239954
As a a320 rated I find this post to be offensive, sir. Please check your privilege.
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>>1240672
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arent these just straight vectors of wind with suction pulling them into a vortex
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>>1241012
Tegel is one of my favorite airports in the world. So cozy, such awesome a e s t h e t i c s....I'll be really heartbroken when its gone.
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>>1241352
Literal aerospace engineer. It would work, but how do you get the aircraft out of the airstream of the fan, where it's motionless relative to the fan, and into the free air, where it suddenly has to be moving fast? You can't. You could accelerate the fan down a track and keep the aircraft in the fan stream while it accelerates... but then why not just let the aircraft take off normally?

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Worst vehicle that society idolises (except Zeppelins). I'm going to say the LB&SCR E2 shunters. No where near enough coal to do anything beyond shunting, and idolised because of a show for toddlers.
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>>1258770
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4spPWx0y88w
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>>1257794
So what? There's a lot of locomotives that don't get any attention, and have been lost even to the history books. It's nice that a niche class has something of value to it's name.

And without Thomas a lot more types of locos would be unknown to most. Like pic related.
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>>1257794
Literally any SUV.
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>>1260995
Everyone except soccer moms hates SUVs (and soccer moms)
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>>1260556
>>1258641
>>1258017
>>1257835
https://youtu.be/-JeOGQCy0is

Have some emotional whiplash.

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Talk about past and present interurbans.

Suggest what interurbans you'd create or re-create.

We talk about why the interurban is the greatest transit concept ever.
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>>1258391
I believe it was generally like modern metro or tram frequency.
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>>1255610
the mid 20th century was a mistake
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>>1258735
>there will never be a 1950s/60s generation of interurbans and streetcars with sleek mid-century modern styling
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>>1258882
I prefer the pre-Depression cars 2bh.
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>>1258391
>>1258692
It varies from every few hours to every 15 minutes or so. The Pacific Electric had very good frequencies, then again that was more of a suburban operation. True rural interurbans ran maybe like every hour or every few hours.
Here's a timetable from the Sacramento northern >>1181653, the most densely traveled stretch around San Francisco had a whopping seven trains per day each way.

>tfw no Kettenkrad
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Just imagine the judging looks from soccer moms as you load your groceries into your sweet ride
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>tfw no ugoku, ugoku
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The President of the People's Republic of China PRC Xi JinpingPRC (People's Republic of China) decided to wash his Boeing 747-8 (B-2479) from Air China before flying to the G20 in Buenos Aires, we all know that the first impression is the one that counts, and that it is convenient to go to these events with the airplane very clean…
https://youtu.be/RDz8v4HRv3Y
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>>1260386
Even if it is 0 on the ground, slightly higher it might get below 0 and very moist, and this is dangerous, so take some anti-freeze with you, if you don't want your fuel consumption to sky rocket.
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>>1260435
Quit posting selfies, the point remains.
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>>1260425
Pacific is the long way round. Argentina isn't Chile.
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>>1260545
I just checked it, and you're right.
But it seems that flying over the Pacific just off the coast of the US would only be 700km extra to the journey, and flying over Russia, Canada and the US on the way there would only be 400km extra.
I guess South America is pretty much the opposite side of the world for the Chinese.
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>>1260425
It's shorter to fly all the way to Europe and then continue on to South America. Singapore used to stop in Barcelona before going on to Sao Paulo while Air China stops in Madrid with the A330 and then continues on to Sao Paulo via the Atlantic

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So I regularly see busses like these which can bring you from place to place over long distances. They seem to be a lot cheaper, pic related for example.

I was wondering what your thoughts are related to these busses. Would you ever consider this option for medium distance travel? because airtravel can be a pain, or simply to absurd for this, and HS trains, even normal ones, are undeniably more expensive, Internationally speaking.
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>>1260856
Week in week out a friend would take a pos bus from the midlands to London to meet some chick had seen on the intertube because it was the cheapest way to get to her.

Muppet.

His (now) wife. I'd crawl there over broken glass to get there.

Where there is a will....
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Greyhound with actual stations is a joy, and except for the fascists at DC, I don't have to worry about sleeping at the station between busses. (DC fucking wakes you up and makes you move around )

Megabus picks you up at some random stop and will dump you in like a Bass Pro Shop parking lot, fuck them. (Though I like their overhead front seat, desu)
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>>1260860
They are competitive. For instance the closure of JR West Sanko Line in Japan is a direct result of failure to compete against buses. So is most night train services across entire JR network and many other examples.
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>>1261054
> Sanko Line
That's totally irrelevant. The railway is an old unupgraded narrow-gauge local-speed line. The distance is more regional. Hamada Expressway is the direct straight-line route. Sanko line was serving local trips in the aging, depopulated mountains. There's no limited express train running on the line.
> night train
Not sure about OP's topic. Towards the end he seems to be comparing buses to short-haul flights to the point of regional flights, and HSR. So at most up till the 4-hour Wall should be considered. While the older Toukaido Corridor night trains (sleeper or no) would have been a nice added choice, it's the end of Kyushu and Hokkaido routes that's more regrettable.

>>1260856
> long distances
> medium distance
Made up your mind yet? Which one is it?
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>>1261099
Ah right my it would be more appropriate to apply my comment onto the other two lines that one served express train between Hiroshima and Izumo area

>Worst ship to ever be fitted with naval guns
I'm going to say HMT Olympic. Yes, that Olympic. Sister of the RMS Titanic, Olympic was converted into a troop ship during the First World War, including the installation of several 12 pounder guns. With little armour and a large silhouette it's a miracle she didn't share a fate with the Britannic. It should be noted that she did sink U-103 by ramming it, using its speed to cut through the Submarine like a knife through butter. She was returned to civilian service and withdrawn in 1935.
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>>1260339
Tirpitz tied down tons of enemy resources just by existing.
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>>1260496
So did the Bismarck.
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>>1260510
The Tirpitz did it for most of the war, Bismarck didn't even last a month.
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>>1260496
And it didn't tie down tons of German resources coming into existence and then exisitng?
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>>1259231
Have you ever tried cutting a submarine though?

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Hi /n/! Tis' the season! Every year I set up my model train layout for Christmas. This year I want advice from people who do this as a full time hobby since Im a casual who does it for the holidays. My usual set up is an oval shape track set in a small snowy winter wonderland. But my Grandpop and I have a tradition of going to a local train shop to add to our layouts. What should I add this year? The trains I have are a silver PRR GG1 and a New York Central 0-8-0 steam engine, some PRR passenger cars New York Central ones too. I laso have a good amount of freight cars. What im really trying to ask is if yall could help me out
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>>1260602
That looks super sweet. Maybe add to the winter wonderland vibe a little. Think to yourself what 5 year old you would want to see on a magical train ride and see if you can model it.
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How about some cable cars
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>>1260684
* They would work great like light bulb on Christmas tree

Hello /n/, /out/ here.
Last time I was out at Yosemite, I noticed a large amount of bicycle riders, and that there is a lot of bike paths all over, so it seems like a great way to get around and have some fun.
Problem is that I drive a Toyota Mr2, and I do not wish to mount a stupid rack system to haul a bicycle 200 miles and look like a stupid cock doing it.

So how shit are folding bicycles? If I can get one small enough, I can just place it behind the passenger seat.
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Bumping this thread because i'm also interested in getting a folding bike maybe.
Getting one that can be used in an urban environment would be easy enough, but I'd like something that wouldn't split (or would split me) in half if ridden of gravel
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I have a Dahon Visc 20 folding bike, and it rides great. But when I bought it I thought all 20” wheels were the same. Mine is 20” 451 which is more a road bike tire and the biggest I found for it was 20” x 1 3/8. If I did this over again I’d get a KHS soft tail. My bike rides fine but a bit twitchy.
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>>1256691
The brompton is affordable.
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>>1260232
I always think they're bros because having a rack on sports car means they don't care to own anything else more practical
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>>1255939
an mr2 with a proper rack would look sexy. bad taste, bad thread. you could even /diy/ a horizontal mount over the engine bay, that would look awesome. you suck.

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Does anyone on this board know anything about doing up classic cars?

Specifically a 1995 BMW 740i

>is this is even the right thread for this?

If im in the right place, thanks
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>>1260954
>Cager: But he just came oudda nowhere! He was in my blind spot officer, one minute I'm on my phone and the next there's blood and screaming. No one could have foreseen this, it was an ACCIDENT!
>Officer: Sounds like there is nothing you could have done, ACCIDENTS happpen! You're free to go.

Cagers are so unobservant they literally had to change the meanings of words.
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>>1260927
This, you have to sell that piece of crap and buy a rigid 90s mtb with slicks.
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>>1260960
The best way to kill someone and get away with it is with a car.
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>>1260984
Even if they do get convicted of vehicular manslaughter, they'd be unlucky to get more than 1-2 years in prison.
https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/if-you-hit-someone-with-a-car-and-drive-away-youre-probably-not-getting-punished/
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>>1260877
this board has nothing to do with cars, obviously

retard

and it is a waste of money, do up a supra or s15 or something

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any /n/iggers have popup taillights?
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>>1258818
shooped Miata headlights
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>>1257421
It is idiotic because putting lights which need to be used, much more often than headlights, onto complicated moving aero pieces is just asking for excessive maintenance. More importantly, imagine how dumb it would look in traffic, when your brake lights have to pop out every few seconds
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>>1259061
The aesthetic is specifically 'heist vehicle'. In a getaway car you put your brake lights on a switch so that you're harder to pursue. Having them as popups is just that idea but taken to the next degree.
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>>1259061
Confusors exist. If speed is low enough it won't retract.
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>>1257906
dumb smal silvia

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Just my bad luck
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>>1260541
Man up. Center line is not solid and they are keeping sensible distance.
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>>1260541
I don't understand. Are there not usually other vehicles on the road?
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>>1260541
The amount of hate learner drivers cop from fully licensed drivers and the amount of pressure on them to perform exactly perfectly from the get go is part of the reason why I'm not that interested in learning to drive. Thanks for helping me become a cyclist and public transport user.
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>>1260919
you can't learn to drive? in like, an elementary school parking lot on the weekend or something? do you live on Taris?
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>>1261027
lol nice kotor reference. Driving requires a lot of concentration especially before driving becomes second nature - was learning in a manual which adds to the complexity. Now these last three years I've lived in Melbourne and Brisbane and I haven't bothered to ask anyone to teach me how to drive. Now it's been so long since I've driven I feel like I'd hardly remember how to do it. I don't think the NSW speed restrictions on learners helped me in any way. If anything, rolling like a snail doing 90 km/h on a 110 km/h freeway just made me feel anxious all the time.
I feel like other people don't have the same sense of danger, but I could never feel comfortable behind the wheel. I can't imagine what it's like in America just casually getting behind the wheel of a car by yourself aged 15 like in some American states.
Lastly, I despise the fact that getting a driver's licence is a rite of passage. But teenagers will make a big deal about these things I guess. Just think about it: Getting your provisional/whatever licence is order for congratulations, and not to diminish the effort ti does take, but nobody's there congratulating you on figuring ou how to ride your bike safely on the road, more like many of them think you're weird or concerned for your safety; nor have I really met anyone who says "Gee I really think it's great how much you know about how our public transport system works".

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What's the most you've ever spent on a bike?
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>>1259715
wanna stick it in that sticc
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>>1259482
I don't understaND

And alright I'm home now I'll have to look through backups for them, I've done a lot of photography of it actually, beautiful thing. I don't ride it often recently as the frame is a little too small for me and I don't feel comfortable locking it up on the street, I keep it in my closet. Some other hobbyism stuff has gotten in the way recently.
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>>1259715
Super_Aero!
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>>1253860
For a single item - Banshee Rune V2 Frame for approx $1800, next is a Mondraker Crafty frame for approximately the same money.
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>>1253860
my Sensa Trentino cost about 2000 euros

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Im thinking about buying some cheap truing stand to start building some wheels for profit.
I have never done it but i have some mechanical skills in general.

I'm thinking about buying cheap rims and hubs off the internet and putting them into complete wheels and then selling them for a small profit.

What do you think about this idea, would it be viable? Obviously i'm not expecting anything big just some spare bucks
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Building wheels is very time consuming, so your small profit divided across the time to build the wheel would be very small indeed.

From lacing to truing I probably spent 4 hours on the first wheel I built. My most recent was much faster but still took a while. In order to save time on the truing part you need to count turns of the nipples as you are installing them. A nipple driver makes this part easier.

Unless you are really good at it, it is unlikely you will be able to sell higher priced wheels. And for cheap wheels it is unlikely you'll be able to beat the price of a mechanically built wheel.

Spokes are one of the things that screw you when building up wheels. The length required varies with hub and rim selection, lacing pattern, drive / non-drive side and you only have a few mm of thread leeway on the nipples between it not engaging or running out of thread. Spokes quickly add to the cost too, I don't think the same kind of deep discounts are available on them that you find on other components online.
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>>1260834
..yeah, sadly, people with money to spend on custom wheelsets aren't going to be cruising around on Craigslist for some random individual who claims to be able to build wheels out of his apartment, even if they're very skilled and competent, they're going to go to an established brick-and-mortar shop. At the very least they'll go to some well-established company on the Internet that has hundreds or thousands of positive reviews from past customers.

>>1260829
OP, based on what I said above, you might do better starting out providing an alternative bike repair service that undercuts shops local to you. That'll get people 'in the door', and the ones who might be interested in custom wheelsets, once they see you're a real person and competent working on bikes, might be willing to trust you to build wheels for them.

Here's another possible market for building wheelsets: bike racers who need a PowerTap wheel. PowerTap, if you're not familiar with it, is a rear hub-based Ant+ power meter. They sell it as a whole wheel, but they mostly sell it as just the hub. Some racers would like a higher-end rim for their PowerTap. Someone who has the money for a PowerTap is also going to have money for a custom wheel build. Just a thought.
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Not OP but any recommendations on decent truing stands for beginners? Also what was the name of that wheel building bible?
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>>1260848
Truing stands are expensive. I bought mine used from a shop that didn't need a third or fourth extra. Besides the point I got a park tools brand for like $150 that needs a new base plate. If you are going to get into wheel repair look into wheel fanatyks webpage or blog. That guy has lots of useful info in wheel building in general.
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>>1260848
You could do something like I did when I wanted to do some fat bike wheel truing. Use a dial indicator with a gauge holder and leave the wheel in the frame.

In this case I use a clamp I had to hold a piece of square tubing and removed the gauge holder arm from its base and held it to the tube with a nut. The clamp conveniently would thread into one side of a QR skewer. But you could also find some other way to mount the gauge holder arm.

The 2 bar style gauge holders are more rigid than single knob type in the pic (which subsequently broke) and cheaper.

I always true with a dial indicator when truing, much quicker and easier on the eyes.

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>celebrity I like
>find out they're cager that hates cyclists
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>>1260772
It's tough but in general 99.9% of functioning human beings LOATHE cyclists with an intense passion.
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>>1260772
>celebrity I like
>find out they had a tram named after them
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Even as a daily commuter I hate cyclists. Law breaking cunts 70%.
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>>1260808
That's understandable, it's not like motorists like other motorists very much either. A lot of cyclists are just as bad as drivers when it comes to following traffic laws and being courteous on the road, and because of that it's easy to lump all of them together to demonize anyone on a bicycle.
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Even I hate most cyclists I drive past, particularly people who can't hold a line, which includes normal people commuting by bike, and especially double wide pacelines on busy roads.


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