Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Military Aviation
Reload this Page >

Another Watchkeeper down

Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys and girls who support the flying and maintain the equipment, and without whom nothing would ever leave the ground. All armies, navies and air forces of the world equally welcome here.

Another Watchkeeper down

Old 17th Jun 2022, 07:56
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Around
Posts: 991
Another Watchkeeper down

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...rus-crash.html

Whoops....

And to keep this thread vaguely on topic as the Mil History forum I wonder what it had for lunch?



downsizer is offline  
Old 17th Jun 2022, 12:29
  #2 (permalink)  
Below the Glidepath - not correcting
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,816
Direct quote from the article:

"The aerial surveillance platform has been beset by problems and has seen the budget spiral from £800m to more than £1.4 million."

That's about what you would expect from the source.
Two's in is offline  
Old 17th Jun 2022, 12:54
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 63
Posts: 6,067
Originally Posted by downsizer View Post
And to keep this thread vaguely on topic as the Mil History forum I wonder what it had for lunch?
I will guess either a Gullburger or a FODburger.
(I love that it floats. Also, hopefully the investigation team get a good read on what caused the crash).
Lonewolf_50 is offline  
Old 17th Jun 2022, 13:03
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hanging off the end of a thread
Posts: 23,892
A dead Watchkeeper, does that make it tikka tokka Timex then?

It makes you wonder when it cannot fly in all weathers in Europe as to the point off it all.
NutLoose is online now  
Old 17th Jun 2022, 14:59
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Lost, but often Indonesia
Posts: 637
It got dizzy
Octane is offline  
Old 17th Jun 2022, 23:49
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East Sussex
Posts: 324
£30m for a model aircraft Seriously

WB627 is online now  
Old 18th Jun 2022, 02:21
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South East Asia
Posts: 428
Originally Posted by WB627 View Post
£30m for a model aircraft Seriously
Not the aircraft as such, rather the equipment on board.
Saint Jack is offline  
Old 18th Jun 2022, 02:51
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Japan
Posts: 1,068
Or some external source?
jolihokistix is online now  
Old 18th Jun 2022, 14:21
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Anglia
Posts: 2,040
I worked with the airframe maker some years ago and they were grateful for the somewhat regular replacement work....
Rigga is offline  
Old 19th Jun 2022, 08:36
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Old Hampshire
Age: 66
Posts: 614
There's something odd about that photo of it floating in the water. Where are the sensor turrets?
VX275 is offline  
Old 19th Jun 2022, 20:32
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mostly in my own imagination
Posts: 148
Originally Posted by Two's in View Post
"The aerial surveillance platform has been beset by problems and has seen the budget spiral from £800m to more than £1.4 million."
Pedantic I know, but if you look at a spiral it's a lot like a circle in that it goes in all directions, so if costs were "spiraling" they'd be oscillating between going up and down (amongst other repeated changes)

To be sure a spiral has, within its definition, the fact that it traces a locus that's forever getting further away from (or indeed nearer to) the starting point, so perhaps that's what they mean



...at least they didn't say spiral when they meant helix. That's really annoying

Sue VÍtements is offline  
Old 19th Jun 2022, 20:54
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Cumbria
Posts: 148
Originally Posted by Sue VÍtements View Post

...at least they didn't say spiral when they meant helix. That's really annoying
Maybe they did mean helix; like, you know, a spiral staircase.
DuncanDoenitz is online now  
Old 20th Jun 2022, 07:11
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Where the heart belongs
Age: 53
Posts: 401
Originally Posted by Sue VÍtements View Post
Pedantic I know, but if you look at a spiral it's a lot like a circle in that it goes in all directions, so if costs were "spiraling" they'd be oscillating between going up and down (amongst other repeated changes)

To be sure a spiral has, within its definition, the fact that it traces a locus that's forever getting further away from (or indeed nearer to) the starting point, so perhaps that's what they mean



...at least they didn't say spiral when they meant helix. That's really annoying
A spiral is a winding in a continuous and gradually widening (or tightening) curve, either round a central point on a flat plane or about an axis so as to form a cone. However, in this case spiral is a progressive rise or fall of prices, wages, etc., each responding to an upward or downward stimulus provided by a previous one as in "an inflationary spiral". Now who's being pedantic!!
Sideshow Bob is offline  
Old 23rd Jun 2022, 07:50
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: EGDC
Posts: 9,335
Google is your friend
spiral
/ˈspʌɪrəl/adjective
  • 1.winding in a continuous and gradually widening (or tightening) curve, either round a central point on a flat plane or about an axis so as to form a cone:"a spiral pattern"
noun
  • 1.a spiral curve, shape, pattern, or object:"a spiral of smoke"
  • 2.a progressive rise or fall of prices, wages, etc., each responding to an upward or downward stimulus provided by a previous one:"an inflationary spiral"
helix
/ˈhiːlɪks/noun
  • 1.an object having a three-dimensional shape like that of a wire wound uniformly in a single layer around a cylinder or cone, as in a corkscrew or spiral staircase.
  • 2.the rim of the external ear.
crab@SAAvn.co.uk is offline  
Old 23rd Jun 2022, 08:13
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Wilds of Warwickshire
Posts: 221
Considering the forum, Iím surprised that no one has mentioned íspiral diveí!
KiloB is offline  
Old 23rd Jun 2022, 11:23
  #16 (permalink)  
Ecce Homo! Loquitur...
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Peripatetic
Posts: 12,854
Death spiral may be a more appropriate term.
ORAC is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.