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Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2019, 21:53
Replies: 101
Views: 13,069
Posted By abgd

It scares me to fly there though. Rightly or...

It scares me to fly there though. Rightly or wrongly I always worry someone might plant drugs in my bags with a view to recovering them when out of the airport.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jun 2019, 21:26
Replies: 101
Views: 13,069
Posted By abgd

I doubt there's any method more humane than a...

I doubt there's any method more humane than a well aimed large caliber bullet to the brain. The issue is that it leaves a big mess to clean up. I think the question we really need to ask is why those...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jun 2019, 12:00
Replies: 101
Views: 13,069
Posted By abgd

I'm not sure that capital punishment should be...

I'm not sure that capital punishment should be over-sanitised. Whatever one's views on capital punishment, to take a human life should always be momentous.

Early on in the holocaust, techniques of...
7th May 2019, 03:00
Replies: 461
Views: 905,754
Posted By abgd

Why not compulsorily destroy any luggage which...

Why not compulsorily destroy any luggage which people take out with them in these emergency situations? That way, the people who have enough wits to know what they are doing will leave their luggage...
3rd Apr 2019, 23:31
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By abgd

To be fair on the OP, I recall being Emailed a...

To be fair on the OP, I recall being Emailed a form that I printed out and signed. I presume it found its way onto a CAA database somewhere.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2019, 07:41
Replies: 94
Views: 16,744
Posted By abgd

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudia_Flight_163...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudia_Flight_163

A tristar initially thought to have been brought down by a stove.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2019, 09:11
Replies: 94
Views: 16,744
Posted By abgd

My son has some of those shoes with flashing...

My son has some of those shoes with flashing heels. Flying from Italy when he was about 3, we clearly gave the security people kittens when they saw his shoes were full of batteries and wires.
13th Mar 2019, 04:27
Replies: 41
Views: 29,396
Posted By abgd

The other issue is that most people who die...

The other issue is that most people who die falling out of bed were very elderly and frail, already approaching the end of their lives. They're often too frail to go outside and die of something more...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2019, 05:11
Replies: 11
Views: 2,284
Posted By abgd

It's because bitcoin mining is competitive: as...

It's because bitcoin mining is competitive: as more people get involved and buy and run more hardware, the difficulty of mining a bitcoin increases. So advances in computing don't translate to making...
3rd Feb 2019, 01:06
Replies: 28
Views: 21,779
Posted By abgd

You may jest, but there was consideration of...

You may jest, but there was consideration of putting a passenger compartment in the Valkyrie.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2019, 00:45
Replies: 22
Views: 3,074
Posted By abgd

I'm not so sure about that - a lot of people work...

I'm not so sure about that - a lot of people work long hours, and at least until April doctors are protected from being forced to officially work >48 hours a week. Unofficially - particularly when...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2019, 09:10
Replies: 60
Views: 4,130
Posted By abgd

Sure; that's what statistics are all about. I had...

Sure; that's what statistics are all about. I had a great great great uncle who was a heavy smoker and worked all his life with asbestos - his wife used to beat it out of his clothing. He died at 99...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2019, 14:40
Replies: 60
Views: 4,130
Posted By abgd

The one that always surprises me is that a lot of...

The one that always surprises me is that a lot of people seem to be under the impression that smoking cannabis is somehow 'natural' and therefore not harmful in the same way as smoking tobacco. The...
16th Jan 2019, 00:23
Replies: 28
Views: 4,639
Posted By abgd

As an aside, there are bicycle horns available...

As an aside, there are bicycle horns available which work on a compressed air bottle which you pump up to several atmospheres and which provide enough air for several long blasts. They're very...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2019, 06:49
Replies: 60
Views: 4,130
Posted By abgd

The best way to save the NHS is to die quickly of...

The best way to save the NHS is to die quickly of something untreatable, at an age young enough to avoid most of the medical care that a person might need post retirement.

On these grounds,...
5th Jan 2019, 04:40
Replies: 52
Views: 10,278
Posted By abgd

For me a Google News search for Sadiq Khan and...

For me a Google News search for Sadiq Khan and drones turns up... Nothing. Can you provide a link?
5th Jan 2019, 03:47
Replies: 22
Views: 8,459
Posted By abgd

I ended up buying a Turbulent. I've found that...

I ended up buying a Turbulent. I've found that ownership of an aircraft of that vintage has a steep learning curve in terms of maintenance. I think your advice to get a year's experience on a similar...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2018, 09:34
Replies: 150
Views: 10,951
Posted By abgd

I have always liked this method of implementing...

I have always liked this method of implementing twin tailrotors. They're not mounted on the tail, admittedly. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2018, 23:05
Replies: 150
Views: 10,951
Posted By abgd

The other reason you don't need a lot of power to...

The other reason you don't need a lot of power to the tail during autorotation is that you don't have to overcome the torque of the main rotor. A smallish battery would be enough.

I completely...
3rd Dec 2018, 01:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,799
Posted By abgd

I know it stretches the definition of 'London',...

I know it stretches the definition of 'London', but I had some very good training with Glyn from the Tiger Club.

I wouldn't worry about training on something aerobatic - there's time for that...
3rd Dec 2018, 01:22
Replies: 35
Views: 8,602
Posted By abgd

It's not spooky I mention red ribbons - I have a...

It's not spooky I mention red ribbons - I have a hang glider in the attic. I never got a lot of experience but I have done winch/hill/cliff launches.

Deadstick126: you're missing out. I gave up...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2018, 01:00
Replies: 150
Views: 10,951
Posted By abgd

It may not be the daftest idea. A quick google...

It may not be the daftest idea. A quick google throws up this:

Helicopter Electric Tail Rotor (http://www.launchpnt.com/portfolio/transportation/helicopter-electric-tail-rotor)

Motors for model...
2nd Dec 2018, 09:12
Replies: 35
Views: 8,602
Posted By abgd

Sure, but in practise what are you going to do...

Sure, but in practise what are you going to do about it? Have you really never made a mistake in your own flying? Where are you going to find all these infallible instructors?

Now it may be that...
1st Dec 2018, 02:59
Replies: 35
Views: 8,602
Posted By abgd

It's certainly true that he might have faced a...

It's certainly true that he might have faced a manslaughter charge, and I'm not suggesting mistakes of that magnitude should be consequence free. At the same time, it's a mistake that is common...
28th Nov 2018, 17:34
Replies: 35
Views: 8,602
Posted By abgd

You use two caribiners in case one breaks. You...

You use two caribiners in case one breaks. You can use as many as you like but it won't help you if you forget to attach them.
I'm inclined to be forgiving of both pilot and passenger. They aren't...
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