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14th May 2021, 05:40
Replies: 70
Views: 9,073
Posted By flyingorthopod

Absolutely spot on. And anything which makes...

Absolutely spot on.

And anything which makes the military more fuel efficient and military aviation less dependent on imported hydrocarbons has strategic and tactical advantages.


First thing...
13th May 2021, 17:24
Replies: 70
Views: 9,073
Posted By flyingorthopod

Climate change denier video posted by...

Climate change denier video posted by campaigners.

At least one of their papers has been retracted...
9th May 2021, 15:36
Replies: 70
Views: 9,073
Posted By flyingorthopod

Sorry but not convinced by the credibility of...

Sorry but not convinced by the credibility of those links. The first one, climate change reconsidered, is posted by a group that start out campaigning against the belief that smoking is bad for you....
7th May 2021, 15:26
Replies: 70
Views: 9,073
Posted By flyingorthopod

yes the irony of climate enthusiasts burning oil...

yes the irony of climate enthusiasts burning oil to ship "carbon neutral" fuel is not lost on me! Many idiots in the world (of which I am sometimes one)
7th May 2021, 15:14
Replies: 70
Views: 9,073
Posted By flyingorthopod

I share your concern that making the world less...

I share your concern that making the world less carbon dependent is expensive and risks excluding the world's poor from modern life. We need to do it right.

We are where we are but the current...
7th May 2021, 12:01
Replies: 70
Views: 9,073
Posted By flyingorthopod

That's a lovely model! Sadly the evidence...

That's a lovely model!

Sadly the evidence for man made, CO2 related climate change is as compelling and incontrovertible as the rising of the sun and the roundness of the Earth. If things keep...
5th Apr 2021, 19:14
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By flyingorthopod

These are said to be good by those who've used...

These are said to be good by those who've used them:
...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2021, 08:53
Replies: 163
Views: 17,967
Posted By flyingorthopod

Not needing fixing beats easy to fix every time....

Not needing fixing beats easy to fix every time. Electric vehicles have a huge advantage - depending how they're done we could deploy vehicles with no gearbox, no differential, mechanically hugely...
16th Feb 2021, 04:09
Replies: 88
Views: 14,957
Posted By flyingorthopod

Large rounds like .50 have a significant...

Large rounds like .50 have a significant shockwave which contributes a lot of energy in wounding but I'd be surprised by the near-miss death. Would like to see better quality evidence as I'm always...
8th Feb 2021, 08:16
Replies: 88
Views: 14,957
Posted By flyingorthopod

Impressive armour. Quite a lot of energy...

Impressive armour. Quite a lot of energy dissipated in smashing a breeze block though and I wouldn't want to try it myself! Very different behaviour to an elastic chest wall which dissipates some...
5th Feb 2021, 14:54
Replies: 222
Views: 76,139
Posted By flyingorthopod

This is going to make my next tax return a bit...

This is going to make my next tax return a bit tricky, along with whatever happens to scheme pays arrangements and pension tax bills.
27th Dec 2020, 08:51
Replies: 51
Views: 10,281
Posted By flyingorthopod

Don't forget you can offset any professional...

Don't forget you can offset any professional membership fees and other deductibles against your threshold income to reduce it a bit. .ay not be much but if you have anything to offset it might help...
11th Oct 2020, 11:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By flyingorthopod

Out of curiosity, are the seats tested under...

Out of curiosity, are the seats tested under dynamic or static load?
thanks
10th Aug 2020, 20:30
Replies: 16
Views: 3,930
Posted By flyingorthopod

Can't help with the original story but maggots...

Can't help with the original story but maggots still have a place in nibbling out dead bits in certain circumstances. Mostly chronic ulcers rather than traumatic wounds. They come in a sort of teabag...
28th Jul 2020, 11:15
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By flyingorthopod

C172 is a single pilot aeroplane. One of you is...

C172 is a single pilot aeroplane. One of you is P1, the other is a passenger.
25th Jul 2020, 07:56
Replies: 24
Views: 8,592
Posted By flyingorthopod

My favourite article of the genre, the famous...

My favourite article of the genre, the famous Birmingham ghost ww2 Hercules

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/dozens-spot-eerie-mystery-ghost-14468056
16th Jun 2020, 09:21
Replies: 42
Views: 5,443
Posted By flyingorthopod

Thanks for that All very sensible advice ...

Thanks for that

All very sensible advice

In particular I think the public feel they have been advised to wear masks to protect themselves and I see lots of people wearing valved masks in shops...
16th Jun 2020, 07:07
Replies: 42
Views: 5,443
Posted By flyingorthopod

Curious which mask you have? We get 3m valveless...

Curious which mask you have? We get 3m valveless jobs and 6 hours in one would be awful.

Valved masks would I presume be better for performance and fatigue but won't stop you spreading covid...
15th Jun 2020, 17:49
Replies: 42
Views: 5,443
Posted By flyingorthopod

There are some papers modelling CO2 retention...

There are some papers modelling CO2 retention with various sorts of mask but I've not found a really good one.
...
15th Jun 2020, 17:13
Replies: 42
Views: 5,443
Posted By flyingorthopod

FFP3 masks come with significant respiratory...

FFP3 masks come with significant respiratory effort and are really quite fatiguing to wear. After a couple of hours work in one I'm hot and knackered.

I wouldn't want to fly in one and I don't...
28th Apr 2020, 11:03
Replies: 93
Views: 23,412
Posted By flyingorthopod

Can I place a vote for the humble Cessna 150/152?...

Can I place a vote for the humble Cessna 150/152?

Much less interesting to fly than Tiger Moth, Chipmunk, Bulldog or Tutor. Not really intended as a military trainer.

But they are simple,...
21st Feb 2020, 18:18
Replies: 222
Views: 76,139
Posted By flyingorthopod

All going to be very confusing and probably...

All going to be very confusing and probably involve a big colour coded spreadsheet.

So, if you're on 75/15 but on full career commission - will they give you the chance to go on to 05/15 and...
20th Feb 2020, 19:03
Replies: 222
Views: 76,139
Posted By flyingorthopod

Will the forecast explain what my choice will do...

Will the forecast explain what my choice will do to my tax bill?
3rd Jan 2020, 05:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By flyingorthopod

I revalidated my PPL at Rougham about four years...

I revalidated my PPL at Rougham about four years ago. It's a lovely flying club, well run and very friendly and you can't go wrong with them.
Flew with Clacton's examiner also and went there on a...
1st Jan 2020, 08:55
Replies: 28
Views: 2,509
Posted By flyingorthopod

Happy new year to you too A tourniquet will...

Happy new year to you too
A tourniquet will stop bleeding a pressure dressing won't, but should only be used if you really need it. Put a pressure dressing on the wound too. If applying some time...
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