Assuming they’re screws. With this level of jankiness, I’d guess they’re nails and as soon as it goes sideways they’ll just pull out.
I mean, it's a pretty standard statement for someone that loses a government contract? There are appeals and whatnot that are available as essentially forms of government oversight. Go find a Lockheed press release after losing a contract reward to Northrup Grumman or something like that, and it'll read pretty much… Read more
There is the significant consideration that sometimes patents can spread novel ideas in a public forum that trade secrets avoid. So if you’re worried that simply telling the world that you have a way to do X will open up efforts to do X without use of the patent, it may be better off to just not tell people.… Read more
(This would be so meta if it had only come from Civil War.)
This is what scares me about the whole thing of applying go fast and break stuff to transportation. It seems like a very Musk thing to do to get one successful flight, proclaim success, and subsequently kill a bunch of people by putting them on the next launch.
So have they touched the chassis at all, or is this nothing but another refresh of the same fundamental design?
There’s a reason the focus is on kerosene. EV airliners will not happen beyond short range (like less than 1000mi) regional. Even with ideal battery performance the energy density is such that adding battery capacity beyond that takes more energy to fly around than you add to the pack. Hydrogen is possible, but very… Read more
...and they were hiring a bit a few months back. Think they have a decent amount of military funding, which is promising for a start-up. Thought a bit about applying, but even a well-funded start-up is still a start-up, and that’s not enough stability for me.