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Forum: Current Events 05-27-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 229,208
Posted By Carruthers
In the early hours of this morning we had a...

In the early hours of this morning we had a colossal thunderstorm.
This wasn't a muttered 'wossat?' and back to sleep.
This was the real Vincent Price emerging from the woodwork offering.
Fifteen...
Forum: Home Base 05-27-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1,488
Views: 310,305
Posted By Carruthers
Alan Bean, lunar module pilot on Apollo 12 and...

Alan Bean, lunar module pilot on Apollo 12 and fourth man to walk on the moon.
Bean was a former test pilot who went on to command the second manned mission to Skylab.

Link...
Forum: Image of the Day 05-26-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Carruthers
It's all very well producing buildings of which...

It's all very well producing buildings of which Christopher Wren would have been proud (up to a point) but, as with so many things in life, it's what's inside that counts.
The Victorians, being a...
Forum: Image of the Day 05-25-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Carruthers
63829 LINK...

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LINK (https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/963470/Royal-Enfield-Motorbike-tribute-second-world-war-hero-Flying-Flea)

LINK...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-24-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 243,830
Posted By Carruthers
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Forum: Image of the Day 05-24-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By Carruthers
FWIW... Having had time to delve, I'm pretty...

FWIW...

Having had time to delve, I'm pretty sure that location is the Meriden rest area on US 85 in Wyoming, about forty five miles north east of Cheyenne.
Forum: Image of the Day 05-23-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By Carruthers
One like this? 63824 That was my Avis...

One like this?

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That was my Avis rental car for the duration of my first visit to the US in 1999.
I'd booked something rather more modest, but when I arrived in Denver I was offered a...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-23-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 632
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Views: 92,328
Posted By Carruthers
You can always rely on a Labrador. :thumb: ...

You can always rely on a Labrador. :thumb:

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Forum: Image of the Day 05-22-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By Carruthers
Electric, bride and blue. ;)

Electric, bride and blue. ;)
Forum: Nothingland 05-21-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Carruthers
A few years ago, when looking after some horses...

A few years ago, when looking after some horses in a particularly vicious spell of winter weather, I was given the use of a Honda Quad Bike to take water (troughs were frozen solid) and hay out to...
Forum: Nothingland 05-20-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 165,680
Posted By Carruthers
Seed

Seed
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-19-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 89,366
Posted By Carruthers
I've often wondered how a sudden discharge of...

I've often wondered how a sudden discharge of water or other material might affect the aircraft's C of G.
Presumably a swift re-trimming is required or perhaps the necessary measures are built in....
Forum: Nothingland 05-18-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 165,680
Posted By Carruthers
Way

Way
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-16-2018, 05:04 AM
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DOG
Views: 92,328
Posted By Carruthers
I'm told that the owners couldn't understand why...

I'm told that the owners couldn't understand why the dog would only attend to matters of 'personal comfort' in the woods. :rolleyes:
Forum: Nothingland 05-15-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11,953
Views: 4,006,249
Posted By Carruthers
:):):) Considering its age, the car isn't...

:):):)

Considering its age, the car isn't doing too badly, although when something minor is amiss I do wonder if it's a precursor to a catastrophic failure.
If today's problem had been say, a...
Forum: Nothingland 05-15-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11,953
Views: 4,006,249
Posted By Carruthers
'It wobbled about a bit' doesn't really have the...

'It wobbled about a bit' doesn't really have the same gravitas! ;)

Edit:



That's the best bit. It didn't cost me a brass farthing!
Forum: Nothingland 05-15-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11,953
Views: 4,006,249
Posted By Carruthers
For the last couple of weeks my 1992 VW Passat...

For the last couple of weeks my 1992 VW Passat has been less than cooperative when I need to select second gear.
All manner of 'discouraging words' have been heard on such occasions.
I asked a...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-14-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 89,366
Posted By Carruthers
My pleasure! Using the registration of the...

My pleasure!

Using the registration of the aircraft in my earlier post, N718BA, I went to Flightradar24 (https://www.flightradar24.com) and did a search which produced details of recent flights by...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-13-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 89,366
Posted By Carruthers
See my post #557 on Page 38. I think that will...

See my post #557 on Page 38.
I think that will shed some light on the subject.

Forgive me for not posting a proper link, but I'm using my iPad and it's more of an art than a science when it comes...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-13-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 89,366
Posted By Carruthers
The problem there is that having lifted it off a...

The problem there is that having lifted it off a barge at a convenient small port, it would still have to be dismantled and transported by road to an airfield for repair.
Easier to dismantle it...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-13-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 89,366
Posted By Carruthers
4AbslcKVHho Devon Live...

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Devon Live (https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/pilot-light-aircraft-made-emergency-1538014)

An engine out landing, in a tail dragger, on a stony beach alongside cliffs....
Forum: Current Events 05-12-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,857
Views: 899,578
Posted By Carruthers
Weird news? That's weird as in completely devoid...

Weird news? That's weird as in completely devoid of a sense of self-preservation.



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In a last ditch move they probably quoted something by Voltaire.
That would sap the will to...
Forum: Current Events 05-12-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Carruthers
I read that as 'a moderator revolution'. I'd...

I read that as 'a moderator revolution'.

I'd have paid good money to watch that. ;)
Forum: Image of the Day 05-12-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Carruthers
Some years ago, I found topographical strip maps...

Some years ago, I found topographical strip maps for popular airline routes in a bookshop in Boulder CO.
Unfortunately, none of those in stock covered the routes that would have been of interest to...
Forum: Nothingland 05-07-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 961
Posted By Carruthers
'Grow the business'. I realise that any...

'Grow the business'.

I realise that any argument against this usage is unlikely to get very far on purely grammatical grounds so I'll have to try something else.
I find it extremely irritating.
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