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Post your favorite airplane.
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Nobody has claimed my boy?? Mwahaha
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Somewhat taking practicality into account, this all day. It was one of my first model aircraft... I can still feel the roughness of the main wing on my fingers, from all those rivets.

There are plenty of other aircraft I love for various reasons, but taking practicality into account I can't quite nudge the Bronco from the top of the list.
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For me, it's the RC-135S. Intelligent, nihilistic and with a wicked sense of humor
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why did they die out and what are their advantages today?
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>>1877211
>why did they die out
Too large and slow to avoid being hunted to extinction by early humans, like all megafauna.
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>>1880199
magnets how the fuck do they work
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CargoLifter maybe time to reinvent one last time ?
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Also modern aircrafts glide coefficient often exceeds 20. So on the move lift is a non issue. With upcoming vtol tech even the last few advantages of lighter than air might vanish.

After all, you're not planning on hovering for ages and them move for a very short distance.
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>>1877211
Oh yes. I want to travel with a giant balloon that goes 20mph.

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Why don't you ride an electric unicycle? Don't you want to effortlessly zoom around at 30mph/50kph with no hands?
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>>1881441
I understand why people think EUCs are unsafe but it isn't really the case. To me and most other people I know who have ridden both EUC and e-scooter for extensively for example, EUC feels a lot more stable, you don't have a tiny wheel and a stem that can pivot if your wheel gets caught in any pothole or train tracked or whatever else. I have seen way more low-mid speed scooter crashes than EUC crashes from people just nudging their handlebars wrong or their wheel getting train-tracked for a split second. Its also much easier to jump off an EUC and run out than on a scooter where the handlebars on in your way. Yes, if you are going 50+ km/h and you fall your not going to run out, but thats the same on any vehicle - at that point your purely reliant on your gear (which EUC riders on average are MUCH more diligent about than scooter riders, e-scooter riders are almost always undergeared in my opinion). I've done so many mountain bike trails etc on EUC that I would'nt dream of touching on a scooter.

Anyway this is also almost completely irrelevant, because for a commuter on any such vehicle (bike/euc/scooter/whatever) 99.9% of the danger is cars, and a car hitting you on a bike vs. an EUC vs a scooter won't be any different, they just win.
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>>1884994
pic related
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How do we make these dangerous weapons off our walkways and paths?
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>>1885080
we don't
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>>1884473
Here go. Gf has the Ks-16s. Honestly get the most use out of the Tesla T3 cuz I don't feel the need to go full space suit when I ride it. The master is fucking sweet though.

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Who the fuck thought the 'Bootyear' blimp was a good idea?
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>>1883962
I bet the designer was a coombrain.
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>>1883962
Because it is a good idea
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>>1883962
Blimpussy

Are all bicycles rear wheel drive?
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>>1880799
>isn't normal
not for you with your onions green and microplastic infused diet tranny
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>>1880800
gigabait.jpg
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>>1871213
That slice or whatever with the handlebar battery pack where you seend your front wheel to them and they put a hub motor I it. Great way to balance weight/deaden steering.
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>>1871624
>op asks for bicycles
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>>1871218
My girlfriend prefers body hair but I don't care, I wax it all off. It feels much better that way.

New Halcyon renders dropped

https://www.hermeus.com/halcyon

Mach 5 capable, 20 passenger hypersonic jet coming in 2029

They have already successfully tested their turbojet/Ramjet cycler engine

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/hypersonic-firm-hermeus-proves-their-mach-5-jet-engine-works/

Thoughts? Looks like the Normandy from mass effect
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>>1878039
At least they got the wing configuration right.
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Oh boy more investments into an extremely carbon-heavy form of an already carbon-heavy transportation, and also it'll only be used to shave off a few hours of rich people's traveling.
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>>1878295
>A goose doesn’t fly at the altitude they’d do Mach 5 at
What altitude do geese do mach 5 at?
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>>1885326
A goose will do Mach 5 on the ground to honk at a woman it happened to my gf
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>>1878040
>Aerion failed spectacularly with their Mach 1.6 jet concept despite having 20 firm preorders worth $2.5 billion as well as engines sourced from Rolls Royce.
Yes, but the black project that needed those engines has been a great success. Or did you not know how black procurement works?

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I fear my time is upon me, how do I not die?
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>>1882072
ITs Fanta!
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>>1874428
seems like the same drawing style as unifliz
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>>1884066
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OP lives in Vietnam
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>>1884066
Reminds me of those really early bicycles, before they thought of pedals and shit. Where you just run and then stick your legs out like a heron.
Back when bicycles were this weird upper class thing for fancy assholes.

Why do they refer to this vehicle as “bicycle built for two?” They couldn’t come up with a better name? Duel-cycle? Two-cycle?
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>>1884367
You WILL live in the pod, you WILL eat the bugs, you WILL work for the corporation, you WILL carpool on a tandem bike with LaDarius
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>>1885318
There's even a pedo sign in the background. Nice touch.
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>>1885319
?
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>>1885319
Bruh thats just the Algida ice cream brand. The fuck are you smoking?
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>>1885332
>tyl that your favorite ice cream was designed to be used to lure children to rape dungeons

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Thoughts on frame bags? Are they any useful, or just a gimmick?
Do you prefer the looks of the bike without them? Do you ride with a backpack, and if not, why? Are your rides long enough to justify a frame bag, or do you prefer to carry stuff in panniers?
Bike storage discussion time.
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>>1883482
That setup looks silly, how do you get a drink from the downtube bidon? That doesn't look like a side entry cage. If everything else fits then they are probably pretty useful. (lol, now I understand why side entry cages exist.)
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>>1883692
>how do you get a drink from the downtube bidon?
easy, just bend the shit out of your bottle cage and squish the shit out of everything inside your framebag
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>>1883482
I like a having at minimum a small saddle bag or similar. Preference is to keep all the common things necessary to keep the bike on the road are stored on the bike.

I love the half frame bag for this. In addition to tools it's nice just to have a quick access spot on the bike so I can ditch the contents of my pockets, keep a gaiter handy, etc. Honestly on bike storage is just a quality of life upgrade because as is echoed by many riding distance with a back pack kinda sucks. Sweat, ergonomically if the pack is stiff and handling if the pack is heavy. A rack/basket is more flexible for the commuter stuff but contained storage for the always needed small stuff is great.
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Had one custom made. love it, it's only 6.5 litres, but it pretty much carries all my daily essentials including tools, spare tube, keys, phone, lunch etc. Also when bikepacking it keeps smaller heavier items in the centre of the bike which helps with balance.
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I tried to use a half-frame bag last ride. It really wasn't for me; getting bottles out is just a nuisance (I can get the one on the seat tube, but the one on the downtube, only if I stop).
"Just get side entry bottle cages"
"Just get different bottles"
"Just change your whole setup"
Yeah no. My back pockets can fit enough snacks, pump goes in frame and spares in saddle bag. The investment is just too big.
If I need to, I'll get one of those rucksacks and be done with it, I thought you could access the bag while riding with ease, and you kinda can, but it doesn't fit a lot of stuff and even then, I might as well just go full TT and slap snacks to top tube.

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Ban all cars
Ban all trucks
Ban suburbs
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>>1884633
>that's not an eastern european shithole, it's Bosnia
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>>1884583
>Ban all trucks
Ok, have fun starving because there was no way to deliver enough food to your commie block without trucks or putting in freight rails straight to the door
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>>1884754
>Looks very comfy Op
Very comfy. Particularly the cars.
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based Bosniak
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>>1884583
You're free to move to where you want to live rather than demanding everyone adopt your idea of utopia (which would probably lead to your starvation).

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Last thread Archived.

POST JUMBOS
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best pan am livery
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>>1804534
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>>1804534
OUTTA MY WAY PAN AM FUCKING SHITS WE GAAAAAAAAAAAN
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Is this the most crashed train in the world? Seriously look it up, this line only opened recently and there are already tons of videos.
https://twitter.com/WPLGLocal10/status/1560383313273131008
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>>1885141
>There are places in the US where sidewalks simply don't exist.
Where the fuck are you going in Tennessee without a sidewalk?
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>>1885204
>But they are responsible.
People like you just invent new ways for all your problems to be someone else's fault or responsibility, and normal people see right through it. No
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>>1885224
I guess you can't read? Or maybe think? Are you possibly retarded? My position is that the driver has principal responsibility, but if damages can't be collected from the driver others become liable. The position that a licensing body cannot possibly shoulder any responsibility for the licensees it produces is untenable to me. This is about making the aggrieved party whole, plain and simple, not shunting responsibility from the driver. My alternative is to subject the driver to debt prison. How the fuck is that pro driver? If a DMV licenses someone to operate a motor vehicle, certifying to the public that said driver is capable and responsible, and they then damage a third party, and the driver fails to pay full restitution, how the fuck can the DMV not be liable to pay the balance of the damages? They promised the public the driver was capable, and he wasn't, and they promised that the driver would be responsible and liable for damages, and he wasn't. The driver is the primary target but if he fails to pay damages in full it becomes the responsibility of the DMV to complete restitution. You can figure out the punishment to the driver, if he's alive, for failing to pay restitution, but just because he doesn't shouldn't mean the victim gets cucked out of their relief.
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>>1885231
>I guess you can't read? Or maybe think? Are you possibly retarded?
You lose
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>>1882887
More power to trains! Hate the lycratroons!

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What are some /n/-approved video games?

I got Transport Fever 2 in a sale recently. I expected it to be an uninspired OpenTTD clone, but it's actually great. The game itself is meh, but the graphics are very nice and it really does feel like a digital model train set. It's just fun trying to build aesthetic stations, depots, sidings, junctions, etc.
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>>1885048
i think some of the a-train games have a mechanic that allows for storing trains when out of service
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>>1885048
lionel traintown delux
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>>1823051
Which A-Train should I get and from where?
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>>1885065
I got TrainTown for xmas when I was 6 or something. Easily one of my favorite games growing up. Maybe I'm able to complete all of the puzzles now, lol
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>>1885174
I'm honestly surprized that there are no other train games that have tried to copy the play style or controls or traintown. Its easily the best train game I've ever played, as far as the controlls feel.

is it possible to convert from vbrakes to cantilevers or only the other way round?
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op here again hewo
>>1884691
because vbrakes are for poor people!
cant have poor people parts on my fancy road bike nooooo
>>1884753
for me its mud and particularly slippery bumpy roots where i like cantis most
when im getting jostled around and sliding around im too busy controlling the bike to concentrate on millimeter precision with my fingers but these are the exact moments where i need precise braking the most
on vbrakes i find im either locking up my wheels and loosing control or too scared to brake i just cant stay in that 2mm threshold between rolling and locked, just too grabby, vbrakes are like on off switches
bought an old junker with cantis on and after looking up how to set their geometry and get them with a nice balance between the grabbyness of vbrakes or the suuuuuper progressiveness of drums i feel ive got really good control now on the slippery and / or rough bits
i can brake more confidently and get pretty close to the threshold of grip
ngl but i also think they just look nice desu
looking to get a more modern bike again though with more aggressive geo and perhapse suspension again but i just cant go back to vbrakes now im spoiled
and with disks its either the maintenance nightmare of (and cost) hydraulics or the same grabby feel of cable disks
i feel like cantis were the peak of brakes i have no idea why vbrakes were even invented they suck
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>>1884917
dude if you want suspension get discs don't be a luddite with half your foot in the pond.
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>>1884918
>cant read
disks are overrated as hell and im not even sure if i want suspension i said 'perhapse'
what i want is cantis on a more modern bike
which i think i can manage
and btw by more modern i mean 2000s
fuck actual modern bikes lol overpriced pieces of shit
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>>1884919
look for a beat up cx bike man
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>>1884923
lol no
thats a road bike with slightly wider tyres
i like my steel shitbox

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Share your bikes, talk about your rides, discuss ratios, twirl your moustaches here
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>>1885072
someones got to
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>>1885072
you can check out any time you like
but you can never leave
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>>1885072
Because otherwise what would be the point of getting it *that* clean. I doubt it was so shiny leaving the paint booth.
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>>1876731
It's gonna suck when the horses break the necks.
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>>1881060
>never ridden
Why do these brake/helmet/road rules morality police losers never actually ride bikes?


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