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REGENT Sea Glider

Old 16th Jun 2021, 10:39
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REGENT Sea Glider

My wife pointed this out to me this morning …



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Old 16th Jun 2021, 10:51
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Finding space to dock it will be an interesting challenge. I certainly won't be seeing one in our harbour here in Jersey, unless they use the beach ... as they did with fixed-wind aircraft in the olden days!

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Old 16th Jun 2021, 11:05
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I suppose you need 8 engines to lift the batteries.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 11:08
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The return of the Caspian Sea Monster
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 14:03
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At least the dreaded seven engine landing will be safer.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 14:47
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The BBC appear to have come up with a new definition of "glider".
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 15:28
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Sea -water Corrosion

Having had personal experience with it, I wish them luck with sea-water induced corrosion.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 17:43
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I wonder what sea state that thing is supposed to operate on. Whacking a prop into a wave might not be nice.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 19:37
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Wouldn’t fancy meeting one coming the other way in poor visibility, or dodging the rest of the Channel traffic either! 😯😬
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 19:39
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