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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #675 on: December 16, 2014, 01:31:09 PM »

 
Battery for you next Power Boat!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30488657
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« Reply #676 on: December 16, 2014, 02:14:36 PM »

Gonna need a bigger boat...


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« Reply #677 on: December 16, 2014, 11:28:39 PM »

Looks like a 5000s LIPO to me.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #678 on: December 17, 2014, 09:15:39 AM »

 
BBC: Prelude:World's largest ever vessel !

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30497303
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« Reply #679 on: December 17, 2014, 07:19:47 PM »

Hmm...three quick thoughts:

1. The hull looks simple enough, but I bet the decks are a 'plumber's nightmare'!

2 'Longer than four football pitches laid end-to-end', so, when the gas runs out, they can rebuild her into a mobile Word Cup venue.

3. Does the name 'Prelude' suggest another, larger vessel in the future?

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« Reply #680 on: December 18, 2014, 12:37:42 AM »

If the "System" works there are more planned.


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« Reply #681 on: December 18, 2014, 11:45:24 AM »


BBC:  The boats full of guns for hire against pirates


        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30512185
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« Reply #682 on: December 31, 2014, 02:09:28 PM »


Virgin Atlantic jet lands safely with landing gear problem:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30625945

Pilot who landed gear problem jet 'just doing job':

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30639721

I thought that was one hardest landing I've ever seen... bouncing a 390 ton Jumbo jet 10 feet in the air is some feat!

http://youtu.be/JoWS_SHe4gU

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« Reply #683 on: December 31, 2014, 02:13:23 PM »

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I thought that was one hardest landing I've ever seen... bouncing a 390 ton Jumbo jet 10 feet in the air is some feat!

Yes, was it because he had to change the normal angle of approach to allow for the possible collapse of the landing gear?

I knew someone who used to maintain 747s and he said they are really tough. strong aircraft.

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« Reply #684 on: December 31, 2014, 02:16:18 PM »

 
Dunno Colin, I would have thought you would want to "grease" it in!
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« Reply #685 on: December 31, 2014, 04:52:59 PM »


Dunno Colin, I would have thought you would want to "grease" it in!


Yes and no. Firstly, the trouble with 'greasing it' is that you tend to use a lot of runway before you can start braking and when you know you can't brake hard (lacking one wheelset) running off the far end of the runway becomes an issue.
Secondly, firm landings are normal these days - get it down, get the weight off the wings onto the wheels (nose down), slam the brakes on, get off the runway. In this case he needed to get it down as early as possible (see first point), but was probably aiming to keep weight off the wheels as long as possible - he keeps the nose up for a long time after first touchdown. That means the rebound of the suspension was able to push the aircraft back more than would usually be the case. It didn't look pretty, but it did the job  :-)

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #686 on: December 31, 2014, 09:15:00 PM »

A large percentage of the aircraft's deceleration is performed by the engines using reverse thrust and, as far as I'm aware, much of the wheel braking is done automatically. The pilot selects the amount of braking effort he requires on the autobrake system so that, together with the reverse thrust effect, he can get the aircraft off the active runway as quickly as possible.


Colin's comment concerning the toughness of the 747 is borne out in a video I saw of one landing in a strong crosswind at the old Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. A 747 touched down with the nose pointing about 30 degrees right of the runway centre line, the amount of smoke from the tyres was quite impressive. The pilot managed to bring the nose around in time to prevent the aircraft from veering off the runway into the harbour.


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« Reply #687 on: January 03, 2015, 06:55:43 PM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-30667084

Looks like she capsized just after 1300hrs yesterday , the upturned hull drifted Ease of the the Pentland Firth for 24 hours before the Northlink Ferry almost hit it ( reports online from people on the ferry say it had to take a very hard turn to avoid the coaster ) , Lifeboats and 2 Helicopters are still looking but it looks like its a search for bodies not survivors now , to not get a mayday off means this happened very very quickly.

I've been through the Firth a fair few times and if you get a gale of westerly wind ( as it was yesterday ) against a west going tide ( can be up to 9 knots ) it turns the Firth into a Cauldron and it is a very very wild bit of sea to be in
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« Reply #688 on: January 05, 2015, 03:50:18 PM »

Lest we get too depressed, this was also in the news from Scotland.....I dare anyone not to smile   <*<   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-30681476
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« Reply #689 on: January 05, 2015, 04:12:34 PM »

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Did they do him for Nae Lights  ;D ;D

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« Reply #690 on: January 06, 2015, 09:01:40 AM »

Hmmm... Tour Ecosse on space hoppers?  That would be a sight.
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« Reply #691 on: January 09, 2015, 12:05:40 AM »

I found this clip it in gCaptain thought you might like it http://gcaptain.com/video-aboard-the-mighty-cscl-globe-in-felixstowe/
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« Reply #692 on: January 09, 2015, 02:21:57 AM »


BBC: The world's biggest ship - for 53 days
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30696685
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« Reply #693 on: January 09, 2015, 09:49:36 AM »

Martin that one is in the chit chat forum under the title The Globe.

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« Reply #694 on: January 16, 2015, 01:21:16 PM »

 
BBC:  Giant origami boat launched on Southwark boating lake.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-30831507


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« Reply #695 on: January 21, 2015, 03:54:47 PM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-30913291
Not so much for the story as for the po-faced statement by the councils' officer, Mr John McEvoy. Winker of the week thus far?
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« Reply #696 on: January 25, 2015, 04:53:41 PM »

I am sure I posted about the car carrier being in the news about it being towed to port - and I am sure I put it in this topic on Friday!!!!!! {:-{

anyway as I think I put, insurance company going to take a massive hit when they have to scrap all the vehicles.
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« Reply #697 on: January 25, 2015, 06:09:15 PM »

As Martin has explained on another thread, there were around 24 hours worth of posts lost during the server problem yesterday.

The cars may not necessarily be scrapped. Apparently in most cases the tethers held so they were just held at an angle until the ship was brought upright again. Any which suffered water damage will be write offs though.

On a previous incident with a car carrier Mazda did write off all the cars just in case they would have been subject to warranty claims if put on sale. The circumstances may have been different though.

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« Reply #698 on: January 25, 2015, 09:12:52 PM »

Yes warspite  O0 you posted noting the insurance companies would take that big hit

I responded by asking if anyone had ever seen a badly dressed frail & thin CEO of an insurance company? ...as they don't exist

Insurance in underwritten by layered risk insurance [pyramid selling in reverse] so whilst the principal insurer will pay out, they in turn will claim on their sub insurance

Ultimately the only people who pay are you & I in higher insurance premiums in years to come  {:-{

However in domestic electrical there is a changing trend....our OZ retail group Harvey Norman no longer has actual  insurance to cover extended warranties that they offer & sell........
The big difference is that with the vastly improved reliability of consumer products.......it is cheaper for the retailer to accept a certain miniscule % of faults will occur and provide free supply a replacement component than to actually insure against the fault %)

Like it's getting ridiculous......you purchase a $49.00 electric rice cooker which has a 12 month manufacturer's warranty........but at the checkout...the sales person asks if you want an additional 36 months extended warranty for just $30.00 %% ........ they make more profit on selling extended warranties than the actual product  >>:-(

 :o ...after all.......Gerry Harvey is still a billionaire .....Derek
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« Reply #699 on: January 27, 2015, 08:28:34 PM »

or like comet here - just go out of business and 'sod the lot of you' I hear the owner say - ouch just bit my tongue (get it) :embarrassed:
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