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8 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - The Flying Veyron · 0 replies · +1 points

Hmmm. That's what I thought when I first saw the beast. Beautiful design but there is a lot of nose ahead of the aerodynamic centre/CofG, minimal fin and forward swept wings. It could have really sporty flying characteristics. Plus, 500mph? That airfoil doesn't look like it could achieve those speeds on 400hp. Also, having a couple of driveshafts churning away beside my pink body would be concerning (think P-39).

Still, I like it! Ranks right up there with the Spitfire and Constellation for looks.

8 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Good Lord,... · 1 reply · +2 points

A clown. A creepy off red coloured raggedy Anne clown with what are supposed to be lines of stitching but instead look like sutures. It somehow was lost during the last move. Shudder, daughter of Chuckie anyone?

8 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - An Infamous First · 1 reply · +1 points

Slightly off topic but I've wondered if you could dispose of spent reactor fuel in a tectonic subduction zone. Lock the spent fuel in a matrix of some sort, drill into the plate, insert, and let nature take its course. Hmmm.

9 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - Shutdown: Why Rush? · 0 replies · +1 points

Crash investigator, "I didn't think the Martin Baker seat had two rockets?"
Pilot, "It doesn't, I had chili last night..."

9 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - Startup: Get Off My Lawn · 0 replies · +4 points

I've been there, very cool and I think they have another turret set up in a fjord further south. According to my Norge buddy they test fired Austratt some time in the '60's(?). It broke a lot of windows...

9 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Cognitive ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Most movies to do with flying (especially Die Hard 2), with a few exceptions.

Oh, and any movie that shows somebody stepping on a land mine that makes a "click" sound and doesn't immediately detonate. That just isn't the way it happens.

9 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - Startup: Fighting Gravity · 0 replies · +1 points

Hooray for the home team!

9 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Shadows of... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hmmm, have to check those out. Thanks for the suggestions!

9 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Shadows of... · 3 replies · +4 points

Movies. Most these days are special effects monsters with overpowering soundtracks. How about a clever movie that isn't some obtuse and dark art-house flick?

9 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Uncontroll... · 0 replies · +2 points

Fly-by-wire doesn't bug me any more. In the beginning I was highly skeptical but I've had fewer issues with the FBW birds than the plain old mechanical aircraft. Doesn't mean I haven't had to do the old Ctrl-Alt-Del on various subsystems, on occasion. Never had a serious problem with the flight control systems though.