The Vulcan was designed by the same man who designed the Lancaster bomber, Roy Chadwick, and he started only 5 years after the Lanc entered service. There is a good documentary on Netflix called the Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber. It’s hosted by Guy Martin and has some good detail.
The ribbon cutting for our new engine test cell was today. It’s capable of running engines up 150,000 lbs of thrust and is the highest rated cell in the world.
How does one get this into NASCAR spec aside for sticking on the decals?
Or a slightly cheesy 007 prop.
its a soggy morning Atlanta. I have the house to myself for the day. I think I’m going down YouTube rabbit holes (here is Angus Young explaining how he plays and that AC/DC is not an “electrified folk band”), going to get my hair cut and fix the exhaust leak on the Mini. What are you up to?
You need to understand The Battle of the Network Stars.
Came within $500 of buying a new car today. It still went for a good price, but it is probably best that I don’t add another automotive mouth to the family.
I took the Mini out for a run this cold Sunday. I’m pretty sure I have a leak where the exhaust manifold and the pipe come together. It was a fun little drive and it is still amusing the looks the car gets. Here you can see it parked next to our very dirty 05 R53 as a comparison of scale.
What’s the best way to get video from an iPhone onto Oppo without YouTube?
Today I was allowed to visit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The place was full of premies and little ones who had some very challenging medical issues. One little one had been there with them for a year. The dedication of the staff was strong enough that you could feel…
The new jet entered service today. The A220 is our smallest and newest plane. It also offers the best accommodations for our coach passengers. Wider seats, bigger overhead bins and the top of the line inflight entertainment system. There even windows in the lav. The pilots love them due to the flight deck layout and…
Post up your dream SB ads! Mine: You see the exhaust plume and hear the engines of the millennium Falcon over a starfield as it races by followed by the whine of Tie Fighters. Two green bolts of fire from the Ties cross the screen and that’s it. Just sounds and flashes of light. What do you have?
Are there any NC State Oppos out there? I will be working the Engineering Career Fair on Wednesday and we are holding an info session Tuesday night. Swing by.
With the game in Atlanta you may enjoy a look at the city courtesy of Edgar Wright. This is the first few minutes of Baby Driver.
I am an old timer now. I’ve been around since the days that this was Off Topic and Murilee was still gracing the FP. Kinja has been updated who knows how many times now. Each time everyone claims that this is the end and it sucks. Going to quit and go to x, y or z. And then Kinja gets sorted and we move on with…
I struggle with the media’s need to use the image of the Challenger exploding as the key image when remembering the event. Showing the instant where seven people died, or who’s fates where sealed, as the dominant image in reporting on the anniversary seems repugnant. We don’t normally show images of people getting hit…
The mechanical joy of flying one of the worlds largest seaplanes.
We are painting this B-17 and it was out on the ramp this afternoon after it was primed. Pretty sure it is a G model, but the chin turret has been deleted. I think it may be the movie Memphis Belle (the real one is at the Air Force Museum) as the other airworthy Gs still have their turrets.
Well, I am taking on a new title. Chief Fart Engineer. It really completes the circle.