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Old 29th Sep 2023, 14:34
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Although we won't the result of Grumpy Old Cynics Vs Positive Young Idealists until around the year 2030, so maybe we should all ignore HH and come back then.
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 14:58
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As someone middle-aged, I feel like I am being discriminated against. Too young to be grumpy, too old to be an idealist.
Does that make me a grumpy idealist?
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 17:19
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Originally Posted by Bell_ringer
As someone middle-aged, I feel like I am being discriminated against. Too young to be grumpy, too old to be an idealist.
Does that make me a grumpy idealist?
I consider myself to be ambitious, so I self declared as old enough to be grumpy. Does that count?
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 17:50
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Originally Posted by Bell_ringer
As someone middle-aged, I feel like I am being discriminated against. Too young to be grumpy, too old to be an idealist.
Does that make me a grumpy idealist?
"Well seasoned" strikes me as a good descriptive.
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 18:38
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Calmed down too much

Blimey, it must be a Friday thing or there's some cheap ganja floating about. You'll all be kissing each other soon parading pride flags!
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 19:09
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Originally Posted by jeepys
Blimey, it must be a Friday thing or there's some cheap ganja floating about. You'll all be kissing each other soon parading pride flags!
Clearly you live somewhere it isnít legal, or where you canít grow your own, for personal use, of course.
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Old 30th Sep 2023, 08:33
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Perhaps the grumpy ones aren’t actually that grumpy
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Old 30th Sep 2023, 10:33
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I'm just glad the luxury door handles and the landing lights have been sorted out
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Old 30th Sep 2023, 12:59
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Originally Posted by CGameProgrammerr
Literally every brand new car that has ever been developed. You know when you go to an auto show and you see upcoming models on spinners and nobody is allowed to approach it or open it? Those are non-working pre-production prototypes.
I don't go to auto shows.

And if I did go to one I would see "upcoming models" from the major OEM's.

I did own a Toyota once. Great car, backed up with reliability and service from a corporation with a service network etc.

If only I had bought that DeLorean....
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Old 1st Oct 2023, 12:55
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Please not to bring up the issue of Pilot Doors on helicopters.....that shall take this discussion off into the wilds of advocacy to nail design engineers to large wooden things.

Bell never did get one right.

MBB came very close.

Sikorsky had it figured out then went to the 76 which was a huge step backwards.

Boeing-Vertol solved the puzzle by making a door that was only opened by accident or during one.

Let's see how Hill solves this issue.
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Old 1st Oct 2023, 20:17
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Sikorsky had it figured out then went to the 76 which was a huge step backwards.
​​​​​​​Au contraire, Sassy, The doors on the 76 had the satisfying "chunk" sound of a Lincoln Continental, and the door key (I heard) was from a Chevrolet.
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Old 1st Oct 2023, 22:01
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Au contraire, Sassy, The doors on the 76 had the satisfying "chunk" sound of a Lincoln Continental, and the door key (I heard) was from a Chevrolet.
The locksmith in West Palm Beach who cut some spare keys from the S-76 ones I took to him told me they were 1970s USA model Ford blanks. Cost me a dollar each.
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Old 1st Oct 2023, 22:13
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Come on SAS, Hughes had it right, the only totally over engineered door with a built in ventilation system
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Old 7th Oct 2023, 22:46
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Which one of GOM members is going to watch new presentation?
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Old 8th Oct 2023, 07:47
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Never volunteer for anything........
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Old 8th Oct 2023, 08:26
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I'm actually really interested, but I will have to leave 45 minutes after it starts, so.......
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Old 8th Oct 2023, 11:50
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Are you referring to the event at Duxford in Dec? I was going to go, but I very much doubt it will be a working prototype, so I won't bother.
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Old 8th Oct 2023, 11:58
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No, Thursday's online presentation where we can see latest developments.
Speaking of, is it me or regular "oh, you're just a bunch of naysayers" is a bit quiet?
Or maybe they are waiting for the us unwashed to see what they allegedly have already seen and then we can discuss?

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Old 8th Oct 2023, 12:33
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I think the "gumpy old naysayers" are just tired of pointing out the same things and are just waiting to see if the factory gets permission, the engine runs, the prototype flies, and production starts properly.
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Old 8th Oct 2023, 13:19
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Originally Posted by hargreaves99
I think the "gumpy old naysayers" are just tired of pointing out the same things and are just waiting to see if the factory gets permission, the engine runs, the prototype flies, and production starts properly.
I was pointing to the other side, the one that called us the grumpy old naysayers.
According to them, they were supposed to see new development, reserved for buyers only.
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