Alanis saved my life more than anyone will ever know, providing much needed backup for Jalopnik’s racing coverage when I really, really needed it. Trying to keep an eye on all the racing series all the time was exhausting as the only person here who was paying close attention to it, and being able to trade off weekend… Read more
Hey Torch, man, thanks for a bunch of good times here. I’m sorry the site is exploding due to weaponized incompetence, but if it’s any consolation the work you and your colleagues do is great, and I am confident it will soon be recognized by someone who knows how to, say, own and operate a media website.
Aero engineer here. The simple answer is power density and weight of batteries. Keep in mind that you have to generate enough lift to carry them, in addition to the plane, cargo, and passengers. Given a relatively fixed speed, that means somehow dramatically increasing the coefficient of lift. You can do it for… Read more
Germans would not allow a fly to be on the wall.
People with zero common sense and “wrenching” know how go right into releasing for the most part. The team they work with helps prevent them from making mistakes of previous engineers. You don’t need to have wrenching experience to design a vacuum pump. They guys deciding where everything goes and the general shape… Read more