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Old 07-09-2016, 03:37 PM   #29141
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:24 PM   #29142
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Lol is that a 5.0?
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:45 PM   #29143
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Not sure of the displacement. It was a GM product of some kind, mated to a RWD automatic transmission. I found it lying by the side of the road whilst hiking through rural upstate NY. Other things seen along the way:



An extremely dead turtle.






Firehouse:






A post office located inside a convenience store:








A store which sells nothing but Russian nesting dolls:






A very purple house:







A fork in the road (I took the road less traveled):






What I assume to be a chicken coop:







This aging punktard at the train station:







A whole hell of a lot of Puerto Ricans:







Coca-Cola from around the world:






A minor chemical spill:






A cracked iPhone (seriously, what is it with iPhones and/or their owners?):






Technology:






A self-checkout thingy with the protective film still on the display:







Two Chihuahuas:







Ribs:







The wreckage of a docking platform which was used to transfer trains between land and a train-barge, a hundred years ago before a bridge was constructed across this particular river:







And the end:

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There are a few towns around here that have post offices like that. Up until the owner died around 02-03 this was a post office a few miles from my house. By the time I was old enough to remember going in there he was down to selling mostly sodas, snacks and a few farming supplies but there was a bunch of stuff still hanging on the walls. In one corner was the post office with all the PO boxes. There used to be a phone booth out on the highway by the telephone pole. My dad would stop in there on a regular basis to grab a drink and bs with the other farmers. I always wanted to stop and get a yoo-hoo with some peanut butter crackers.

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He had a drink cooler like this in there I doubt it had moved in probably 30 years.

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It's funny...


I grew up in a small town in southwestern Florida. At that time, the local post office was a single-wide mobile home parked on the northbound side of Highway 41. It was a bit larger than what Six posted, but hilarious in its own way. They had a coffee percolator that everyone was free to use, and you could also buy locally made honey and orange juice there.


Nowadays, when I think of "The Post Office," the following images come to mind:



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Old 07-10-2016, 09:54 AM   #29147
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actually I think it's a 2.8 v6 from a f body (camaro/ firebird)...if anybody cares.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:18 AM   #29148
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actually I think it's a 2.8 v6 from a f body (camaro/ firebird)...if anybody cares.
I only took two photos of that engine. Here's the other:




There was a nameplate on the side, but I didn't catch it. Next time I'm back in the Breakneck Ridge area, I'll get a shot of it.

Broadly speaking, I tend to strive for diversity over depth when exploring the outer realms.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:05 PM   #29149
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Paging samnavy.
Sorry I couldn't share this with you earlier... but no, it wasn't me. One of the guys flying is a former student of mine, so I'll take some credit though.

The arresting gear engine wasn't calibrated properly during maintenance, and the large valve that controls fluid flow through the system wasn't doing what it should... in the end, it was kinda like trying to use your parking brake to stop the car while smashing down on the gas. Lucky for the Navy, it was a Hawkeye... any other aircraft we fly, to include the COD, would have been a loss. It actually looks worse than it was since the E2 left the deck the instant the boat was at the bottom of a swell, so the deck was on the rise throughout the video... if the deck had been topped out and on the downswing, we might not have even lost sight of the plane. Pucker factor very high, but the it was actually still "flying" when it left the deck. He actually intentionally kept the nose down to take max advantage of the 50feet of altitude he had to increase speed before pulling it up.

The E2 is incredibly overpowered for what it is... 5100shp per side is enormous power for 54,000lb aircraft. These guys were down to about 46,000lbs for the trap. It has literally TWICE the power of anything else in the 50,000-60,000lb category. For example, the CASA C-295 military transport has a gross takeoff weight almost exactly the same as the E2 with only 2600shp per side.

This aircraft is twice as big as the E2 but weighs the same... and has half the power.
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Old 07-10-2016, 02:16 PM   #29150
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Code 3 for missing seat cushions.
At what point after catching the cable do you pull power back? Seems like the 4 wire almost stopped him.


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At what point after catching the cable do you pull power back? Seems like the 4 wire almost stopped him.
There are 3 or 4 wires on the deck depending on what carrier it is. The idea is to grab the #3 wire, but the engines are identical and any of them will stop the aircraft. You can only catch one wire... you can see in the first portion of the video with the "head-on" view that the plane went flat right before touchdown... which has the effect of raising the hook and making the hook touchdown point further down the deck... catching a later wire than would otherwise be caught.

Jets will go to military power at a minimum, and most go into afterburner just momentarily until the aircraft is fully stopped. The E2 can't do that however... the p-factor from the directional torque of the props at full power would not be controllable on the deck while being decelerated... as the plane got slower and slower at the end of the arrestment, the propellers would pull the plane significantly to the right. I could ask a pilot, but I think about 50% is normal... however, E2's use a constant speed prop system, so power onset is instantaneous, and we can go from idle to full power as fast as the throttles can be moved, unlike a jet which is subject to spool time.

Here's a great video of how long dudes leave the power on after catching a wire:



The arresting gear engine is just a big hydraulic cylinder like a shock absorber... as the wire gets pulled out, a huge piston pushes a massive amount of fluid through a very small hole that gradually gets smaller and smaller until fluid flow is stopped and the wire can't pull out anymore, stopping the plane. When the valve is misaligned, it either closes too fast or too slow... in this case, never getting fully closed and the 50,000lb airplane with 10,000hp 2-blocks the gigantic pulley system moving the piston. The weakest part of the entire system is the middle part of the cable that the plane catches. If something is going to break, you want the cable to break rather than ripping the arresting engine off it's mounts or destroying the complex below-decks pulley system. If you snap a wire, it takes 2 minutes to install another one... which gets the ship back in the fight.

If you're savvy, this is actually a decent explanation of how it works. What isn't told is how the system resets itself... once that 650psi of air is compressed, you just open the backflow valve, and the compressed air pushes all the fluid back through the accumulators into the main cylinder, retracting the wire. If memory serves me, it's an 800gallon system and the diameter of the valve is 1" across... YUP, 800 gallons through a 1" hole in 2 seconds.



Before you hit play, turn the computer volume up to max, the YT volume up to max, your speakers up to max, then put your ear next the speaker... it still doesn't do it justice.
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You were looking for pokemons werent ya!!!
Speaking of which...

I was leaving the bar after watching UFC 200... Turn the corner to walk to the parking garage and at the intersection I see 40-50 people sitting around on benches, sidewalks, standing around all with their phones out... Took me a sec but I realized they were all playing that game

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What's a Pokemon?

I was running on a snowmobile trail, course sweeping after a trail race.

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Reminds me of the David Ortiz skit on SNL about his retirement plans:

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TThe E2 can't do that however... the p-factor from the directional torque of the props at full power would not be controllable on the deck while being decelerated... as the plane got slower and slower at the end of the arrestment, the propellers would pull the plane significantly to the right.
Why do the props rotate the same direction?

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Why do the props rotate the same direction?
I was wondering the same thing. I bet it is easier to stock spare parts when they are all identical.

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