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June 17, 2019

It is not a new idea

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:22 pm
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Stories like this get under my skin.  The writer hasn’t got a basic historical knowledge.  If he or she did, they wouldn’t write this as if this is the first time the idea has ever occurred to anyone.  I think there is a real opportunity for a major manufacturer to do something bold like this, but it isn’t a new idea.

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May 20, 2019

More on the 737-800

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:08 am
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I’ve previously mentioned that I want to get the BPK 737 kits.  They’ve now shown the box art for the 737-800 kit.  I was hoping for SWA, but it looks like I’ll have to look to aftermarket.

May 17, 2019

B-52

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:44 pm
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Another B-52 is being resurrected from the boneyard.  Not many left at AMARC.  Boeing may end up having to put them back in production. 🙂

May 16, 2019

The plane that accidentally flew around the world

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:23 am
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A great story from WWII.  I had never heard it before.  It makes me want to build a Boeing 314.

April 30, 2019

737 Max

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:39 pm
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Big, if true.

April 8, 2019

Space News

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:30 am
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The privately funded Israeli moon lander has achieved lunar orbit.

Boeing has postponed the first flight of its crewed spaceship.

(post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 17, 2019

737 Max

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:49 am
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Interesting article on the 737 Max software issues.  I think it is telling that US flag carriers haven’t had any problems and that the accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia involve local carriers whose pilot training may not have been as vigorous.

March 6, 2019

KC-46 woes

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:24 am
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The Air Force, which just started taking deliveries of the KC-46 is now stopping, due to tools and trash being found in aircraft being delivered by Boeing.  This is stupid and Boeing needs to clean up its act (literally) ASAP!

February 8, 2019

F-15X

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:48 am
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Is it a bad idea?

Is it a good idea?

Read both.  I tend to come down on the good idea side, but let me know what you think.

Boeing T-X

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:26 am
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Boeing recently won the contract for the new USAF trainer.  Here is an article discussing whether or not the trainer will evolve into a lightweight fighter and attack aircraft a la the T-38/F-5.

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