Heavy Metal

General Discussion

  1. jct

    jct Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,400
    Likes Received:
    2288
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Location:
    indianapolis
    gXCTJtn_d.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. 65sporty

    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

    Messages:
    7,084
    Likes Received:
    1729
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Location:
    Kingston, Mi
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    10,588
    Likes Received:
    5739
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Carefully... :D
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. amazinblue82

    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    6,517
    Likes Received:
    8029
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Location:
    Michigan
    One rough ride for South Euclid firefighters

    Reader Mike Hersh submitted this photo, showing what happens when a fire truck loses its rear set of tires while driving down a street.

    This South Euclid ladder truck was heading down Wrenford Road April 4 when it came to an unexpected, abrupt and uncontrolled stop. The U-bolts that hold the differential to the leaf springs snapped, causing the differential to roll out the back.

    Several tow trucks came to the scene. Those tow truck operators considered several options while trying to figure out how to hook up the truck and load the broken parts. It took about four hours to clear the road.

    Another one - what's with the asses fallin' out of firetrucks, or is this common with the duty cycle of ANY truck like this?

    Fire engine’s rear axle falls off during response in Upstate New York

    Untitled1.jpg Untitled2.jpg Untitled3.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2019
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  5. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,252
    Likes Received:
    1138
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chico, California
    Probably like this!

     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,252
    Likes Received:
    1138
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chico, California
    I'm in Modesto, CA, at this very moment. Home of American Graffiti!! Ate dinner at a place called Graffiti Dog. Give you one guess what the theme of the place was?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. amazinblue82

    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    6,517
    Likes Received:
    8029
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Location:
    Michigan
    the "drone" everybody is talking about. What $220M buys you. This thing is physically big too, funny looking beasts but jam packed with high tech surveillance gear.

    source: Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk

    General characteristics

    Crew: 0 onboard (3 remote: Launch and Recovery Element (LRE) pilot; Mission Control Element (MCE) pilot and sensor operator)
    Length: 47.6 ft (14.5 m)
    Wingspan: 130.9 ft (39.9 m)
    Height: 15.3 ft (4.7 m)
    Empty weight: 14,950 lb (6,781 kg)
    Gross weight: 32,250 lb (14,628 kg)
    Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce F137-RR-100 turbofan engine, 7,600 lbf (34 kN) thrust
    Performance

    Maximum speed: 391 mph (629 km/h; 340 kn)
    Cruise speed: 357 mph (575 km/h; 310 kn)
    Range: 14,154 mi (12,299 nmi; 22,779 km)
    Endurance: 32+ hours
    Service ceiling: 60,000 ft (18,000 m)

    They can stay aloft for 34 hours straight. They have no offensive capabilities; their value lies in their ability to combine range, vantage point, and persistence with powerful surveillance sensors to monitor ground or maritime activity in great detail.

    Global Hawks generally include infrared and thermal imaging, radar, and electro-optical imaging in their arsenal of sensors. And their massive size and weight capacity allows the drones to utilize equipment like huge telephoto camera lenses to get detailed views of targets

    Untitled1.jpg Untitled2.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. amazinblue82

    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    6,517
    Likes Received:
    8029
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Location:
    Michigan
    Post #41 coming up on 4 years ago and many others sprinkled herein. The space missions.

    I know what I was doing July 20th 1969. Watching Neil walk on the moon. Respectfully, if we wanna debate whether we went to the Moon, lets do it in another thread. :)

    Parade Magazine, and probably every other publication in the world with mark the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

    It's the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing! Celebrating Mankind's Giant Leap

    Timeline
    Launch: July 16, 1969, 9:32 a.m. EDT, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

    Lunar Landing: July 20, 4:18 p.m. EDT. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21 hours, 36 minutes on the moon’s surface, according to NASA.

    Splashdown: July 24, 12:50 p.m. EDT, Pacific Ocean

    Duration: 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds

    Distance: 953,054 miles​

    Neil's famous pic of Buzz

    Untitled.jpg

    Service and Command Module, in Orbit

    Untitled3.jpg

    The LEM on the Moon

    Untitled3.jpg Untitled1.jpg Untitled2.jpg


    The Boys. And their suits

    Untitled.jpg

    Sealed and pressurized, the spacesuits were made of white, nonflammable Teflon-coated fiberglass. On their backs were portable life-support systems that regulated the suits, provided oxygen, removed carbon dioxide and cooled the astronauts. Armstrong and Aldrin also each carried a radio transceiver and antenna, all of which weighed 180 pounds on earth, but just 30 pounds on the moon.

    Steely-Eyed, Steady Handed Neil Armstrong - Or We'd Never Have Looked at the Moon the Same Way for Past 50 Years

    In the final descent to the moon 50 years ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong had a problem that he did not tell Houston about.

    In a span of just 12 minutes, the astronauts would have to bring their lunar module, the Eagle, from 50,000 feet above the moon—orbiting around it at several thousand miles per hour—to the surface in what was basically a controlled fall.

    Unbeknownst to anyone at Mission Control, unvented air had pushed the Eagle farther and faster apart from Columbia than planned, and it was on a path that would overshoot its carefully chosen landing spot by four miles. At several hundred feet above the moon’s surface, Armstrong could see a large crater with boulders the size of cars.

    He took over control from the computer and flew the Eagle manually, slowing the descent dramatically to only 9 feet per second. Maneuvering with only about 20 seconds of fuel left, he located a lunar landmark as a reference point and settled the Eagle onto the Sea of Tranquility so softly that neither astronaut felt the impact.

    “Houston, uh, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”


    What Was Left on the Moon?
    A commemorative plaque that read,

    Here Men from the Planet Earth
    First Set Foot Upon the Moon
    July 1969 A.D.
    We Came in Peace for All Mankind


    A commemorative patch with the names of the three Apollo 1 astronauts who died (Roger Chaffee, Gus Grissom and Ed White) and medals awarded to two Russian cosmonauts who died in race-to-the-moon accidents.

    Six flags were planted on the moon during the six the Apollo missions, although scientists believe they probably have not endured the environment and have at least been bleached by both the extreme heat and cold on the moon and the intense ultraviolet radiation from the unfiltered sunlight.

    Thank You, Apollo!
    ThankYouApollo-FTR.jpg
    The Apollo program introduced us to freeze-dried food, Velcro, memory foam, water filters, scratch-resistant coatings used on eye glasses and the shoe insoles that make sneakers comfortable.

    Technologically, Apollo’s legacy was the development of micro-electronics and computer systems, which kick-started a new computer chip industry. In fact, two employees from Fairchild Semiconductor, which invented the integrated circuit chip, went on to found Intel.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,252
    Likes Received:
    1138
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chico, California
    It's fake!! It's fake!!! We never landed on the moon!!!

    And the Earth is flat!!!

    Adolph Hitler still lives in Bolivia!!!

    The '57 Chevy was the top-selling car in 1957!!
     
  10. 65sporty

    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

    Messages:
    7,084
    Likes Received:
    1729
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Location:
    Kingston, Mi
    :rofl:. Funny guy
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. 300rag

    300rag Waiting out the storm FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    11,674
    Likes Received:
    12722
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    OH NO, the Reverend lies!!

    repent128510256807423750.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,252
    Likes Received:
    1138
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chico, California
  13. 300rag

    300rag Waiting out the storm FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    11,674
    Likes Received:
    12722
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Need to get your ship out of water for repairs? Carnival does.

    "Carnival Vista will undergo one of the most unique drydocks as Carnival Cruise Line deals with mechanical issues that have plagued the ship in recent weeks.

    After having to alter a number of itineraries due to the azipod problems that impacted the cruising speed of the vessel, Carnival Vista will be able to address the issue this weekend.

    Grand Bahama shipyard which would be used for such repairs is dealing with the damage done when a crane collapsed atop Royal Caribbean's Oasis Of The Seas, so an alternate plan had to be considered using a first-of-its-kind “floating dry dock” created by Boskalis, who specializes in finding solutions to complicated marine-based problems.


    The Boskalis vessel is a large, submergible platform. Once Carnival Vista is positioned atop it via the help of tugs, the platform will rise, thus creating a floating dry dock on which the repairs can be made.

    Boka Vanguard is scheduled to arrive in Bahamian waters on July 5 to prepare for the arrival of Carnival Vista on July 12. The loading, transport, and repairs are due to take around two weeks."


     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2019
    • Like Like x 1
  14. amazinblue82

    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    6,517
    Likes Received:
    8029
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Location:
    Michigan
     
  15. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,252
    Likes Received:
    1138
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chico, California
    Does anyone know the reason for the big bulbous thing at the front of the bow? The Iowas had them as well. The beautiful lines of the bow, then BOOM!! What is that thing?
     
  16. amazinblue82

    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    6,517
    Likes Received:
    8029
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Location:
    Michigan
    "A bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the bow (or front) of a ship just below the waterline.

    The bulb modifies the way the water flows around the hull, reducing drag and thus increasing speed, range, fuel efficiency, and stability.

    Large ships with bulbous bows generally have twelve to fifteen percent better fuel efficiency than similar vessels without them.

    A bulbous bow also increases the buoyancy of the forward part and hence reduces the pitching of the ship to a small degree."

    1280px-Passenger_ship_Zaandam_in_drydock.jpg

    source: Bulbous bow - Wikipedia
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,252
    Likes Received:
    1138
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chico, California
    Thanks for that. Anything from a more "nautical" source?
     
  18. 300rag

    300rag Waiting out the storm FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    11,674
    Likes Received:
    12722
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    The newest ships are changing the bow again.

    4b46d44381a9382ddd67f24e0009d4a7.jpg

    [​IMG]


    1588-4511a616161.jpg
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  19. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,252
    Likes Received:
    1138
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chico, California
    Well, the only thing that is consistent is change.
     
  20. amazinblue82

    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    6,517
    Likes Received:
    8029
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Location:
    Michigan