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Carruthers 08-18-2019 04:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1037149)
I did not know a country could have a center for the used book trade...

Hay-on-Wye, just on the Welsh side of the Wales-England border, is another regional centre for the second hand book trade.

Quite why is a bit of a mystery, although judging by the numbers of booksellers I think that they have probably established a breeding colony there.

Somebody get David Attenborough on the phone. He should be able to advise.:)

tw 08-18-2019 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Carruthers (Post 1037154)
Somebody get David Attenborough on the phone. He should be able to advise.

Chances are he already has.

xoxoxoBruce 08-24-2019 10:41 AM

A crazy rescue from an unknown world...


Diaphone Jim 08-24-2019 01:16 PM

Wikipedia fleshes out that great story a little:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1945_N...Special_rescue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glider...k-up_technique

Trying to figure out how two gliders can be picked up on one trip.

Here, too:
https://www.npr.org/2011/04/26/13571...-in-shangri-la

"...when you have no choice, you have no fear..."

xoxoxoBruce 08-25-2019 01:06 AM

They can't, at their altitude the could only fly out a glider with 5 people, then fly one in and fly 5 more people out. They did that three times as explained in minute 7 of the video.

Diaphone Jim 08-25-2019 12:18 PM

From the second Wiki link above, about the technique in general:

"The steel wire was then winched in. It was possible for one plane to pick up two gliders in this way, in two passes."

sexobon 08-25-2019 04:14 PM

Just for laughs.
 
There was another extraction technique available, from around 1943, as you can see about 20 seconds into this video. :lol:

It wouldn't become refined as the Fulton Extraction Technique for another dozen or so years though.



Setting up a pick-up zone, as seen at the beginning of the video, was part of my training. A CIA STOL aircraft with hook actually came in to make sure it worked.

I've seen an IRL Fulton Extraction. Better them than me.

xoxoxoBruce 08-27-2019 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1037508)
From the second Wiki link above, about the technique in general:

"The steel wire was then winched in. It was possible for one plane to pick up two gliders in this way, in two passes."

Yeah I don't get it, the first glider is going to be a ways behind the tug so I can't see how that wouldn't get in the way of grabbing a second. Maybe the glider pilot flies it higher than the tug out of the way? After all it is a plane. :confused:

xoxoxoBruce 09-03-2019 11:47 AM

Arial view of an English gent working his garden.
Probably not typical as this garden is the 12,000 acre Warter Priory.


Diaphone Jim 09-03-2019 12:34 PM

I liked that vid, thought it was Kansas.
The twin tracked tractor has one humungous muffler.
BIG bales of hay.
Do-si-do square dance move with the two discers.

Diaphone Jim 09-03-2019 12:40 PM

Same place, part of a series, wheat not hay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMWJvxgHtmw

xoxoxoBruce 09-04-2019 12:33 AM

Those three string bales of straw are probably close to 150 lbs, man my back hurts just thinking about them. I preferred the 65 lb bales you could grab one with each hand to stay balanced.

Diaphone Jim 09-04-2019 12:39 PM

Looks more like six string and probably 1000 lbs +.
But there has been a conspiracy over the years between balers and gravity to make them nearly impossible to raise off the ground, leading to stackin' 'em knee-high instead of shoulder.

Undertoad 09-04-2019 12:59 PM

I tried working with those small bales once, unloading the truck at a small farm. After a half hour, I had to quit, because my throat was closing and my skin was breaking out in hives. Allergic.

glatt 09-04-2019 01:45 PM

I spent an afternoon doing that too. Stacking them on the wagon as the tractor spat them out. Not the best work out there. I prefer being a desk jockey.


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