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Old 19-08-16, 02:12 PM   #3601
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World's largest aircraft (Airship!) gets off ground


The world's "largest aircraft" embarked on its maiden flight on Wednesday, four days after a previous attempt was abandoned due to technical issues.

The Airlander 10 -- part plane, part airship -- took to the skies amid cheers and applause from crowds gathered at an airfield in Cardington, central England.

The successful flight comes 85 years after another airship -- the ill-fated R101 -- took off from the same airfield in October 1930 before crashing in France, killing 48 people and effectively ending the development of airships in Britain.

Originally developed for the US army as a surveillance aircraft, the 92-metre- (302 feet-) long Airlander 10, also has potential uses in the commercial sector, such as carrying cargo, according to makers Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV).

The firm, which describes the Airlander as the "largest aircraft currently flying", received a British government grant of 2.5 million pounds ($3.7 million, 2.9 million euros to develop the project.

The Airlander can fly at up to 4,880 metres (6,000 feet) and reach speeds of 148 kilometres per hour (92 miles per hour), according to HAV.

Filled with helium, it can stay airborne for more than two weeks unmanned and up to five days if manned.

Its first flight was delayed on Sunday due to a technical fault, which was resolved in time for the aircraft to take off in clear weather conditions for Wednesday's 30-minute flight.

HAV CEO Stephen McGlennan said the aircraft was cheaper and greener than helicopter technology.

"It's a great British innovation. It's a combination of an aircraft that has parts of normal fixed wing aircraft, it's got helicopter, it's got airship," he said.

A project to develop the aircraft for surveillance use by the US military was shelved due to budget cuts.





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Old 19-08-16, 02:31 PM   #3602
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That's not right. Think they mean 16,000 feet
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Old 19-08-16, 04:17 PM   #3603
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That's not right. Think they mean 16,000 feet
Yep well spotted...

When the 26m-high aircraft is fully operational it will be capable of flying for five days and nights. However, in an unmanned mode, the company says it would be possible for it to fly for two weeks at a time. Hybrid Air Vehicles say the AirLander will have a top altitude of 16,000ft, cruise speed of 80 knots and a 'loiter' speed of 20 knots – it weighs 20,000 kg and can carry a payload of up to half this weight.

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/airla...ship-craft-fly
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The world's "largest aircraft" embarked on its maiden flight on Wednesday, four days after a previous attempt was abandoned due to technical issues.

The Airlander 10 -- part plane, part airship -- took to the skies amid cheers and applause from crowds gathered at an airfield in Cardington, central England.

The successful flight comes 85 years after another airship -- the ill-fated R101 -- took off from the same airfield in October 1930 before crashing in France, killing 48 people and effectively ending the development of airships in Britain.

Originally developed for the US army as a surveillance aircraft, the 92-metre- (302 feet-) long Airlander 10, also has potential uses in the commercial sector, such as carrying cargo, according to makers Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV).

The firm, which describes the Airlander as the "largest aircraft currently flying", received a British government grant of 2.5 million pounds ($3.7 million, 2.9 million euros to develop the project.

The Airlander can fly at up to 4,880 metres (6,000 feet) and reach speeds of 148 kilometres per hour (92 miles per hour), according to HAV.

Filled with helium, it can stay airborne for more than two weeks unmanned and up to five days if manned.

Its first flight was delayed on Sunday due to a technical fault, which was resolved in time for the aircraft to take off in clear weather conditions for Wednesday's 30-minute flight.

HAV CEO Stephen McGlennan said the aircraft was cheaper and greener than helicopter technology.

"It's a great British innovation. It's a combination of an aircraft that has parts of normal fixed wing aircraft, it's got helicopter, it's got airship," he said.

A project to develop the aircraft for surveillance use by the US military was shelved due to budget cuts.





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Old 24-08-16, 01:26 PM   #3606
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Old 24-08-16, 02:13 PM   #3607
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Am I the only one who did a "Nnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo" in deep-voiced slo-mo?
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Old 24-08-16, 08:16 PM   #3608
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Old 25-08-16, 07:38 AM   #3609
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Don't watch X factor, so only saw this yesterday.

The Dead pan attitude and total belief his mate was good enough to win, and him thinking they could be 'multi selling artists, most likely with him tagging along and chipping in with the odd....Ooh Ooh during songs, i found that hilarious.

When i watched it yesterday they showed a bit more, and after they were kicked out of the audition, they hung around in the foyer, and every time Cowell was seen in the vicinity, he sang at him.

THE X FACTOR 2008 - Ant n Deaf Audition - SO FUNNY! - YouTube


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Old 01-09-16, 08:14 PM   #3612
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WTF. Why? I don't recall children's to being so attritional.

Like some kind of early Partridge/Brent hybrid.
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Old 01-09-16, 08:58 PM   #3613
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I have no recollection of that show, and Beefy is so Partridge/Brent it's untrue. Some absolutely sensational quotes.
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I have no recollection of that show, and Beefy is so Partridge/Brent it's untrue. Some absolutely sensational quotes.
Me neither and ....... i am surprised those kids knew who he was .......most Scots like to think they can play or at least know a little about football and/or rugby but they don't (or didn't then) know what cricket was did they ?
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Me neither and ....... i am surprised those kids knew who he was .......most Scots like to think they can play or at least know a little about football and/or rugby but they don't (or didn't then) know what cricket was did they ?
Though I agree that it is surprising to see Beefy at a Scottish Teen TV inquisition. As a Scot, who likes to think he knows a bit about football and rugby, I was also at the Oval just over two weeks ago...

Fuckin scots eh
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Though I agree that it is surprising to see Beefy at a Scottish Teen TV inquisition. As a Scot, who likes to think he knows a bit about football and rugby, I was also at the Oval just over two weeks ago...

Fuckin scots eh

Got to love em Buzzo ....... In fact I did ........ I married one ......and I can confidently say...... As lovely as all the In laws are ,and they really are .......They know feck all (generally) about cricket!
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Got to love em Buzzo ....... In fact I did ........ I married one ......and I can confidently say...... As lovely as all the In laws are ,and they really are .......They know feck all (generally) about cricket!


I have to say my enjoyment of cricket is massively frowned upon, and not something I mention often up here..!


And in '86 you could probably count Scots Cricket fans on one hand... Making Beefys appearance more baffling.

I'd imagine he binned his agent after that one!
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I have to say my enjoyment of cricket is massively frowned upon, and not something I mention often up here..!


And in '86 you could probably count Scots Cricket fans on one hand... Making Beefys appearance more baffling.

I'd imagine he binned his agent after that one!
Buzzo .... You know something....... You are one of the disparate parts/people of the UK that makes the UK what it is !
I have had too many beers and a few glasses of wine as well this evening to explain in detail what that means but I hope you get it !
I am English through and through and I don't really get cricket! If you do as a Scot, fair play to you
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Buzzo .... You know something....... You are one of the disparate parts/people of the UK that makes the UK what it is !
I have had too many beers and a few glasses of wine as well this evening to explain in detail what that means but I hope you get it !
I am English through and through and I don't really get cricket! If you do as a Scot, fair play to you


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Old 09-09-16, 02:41 PM   #3620
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How scared were they! Didn't even get their mobiles out!
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Old 24-09-16, 09:58 PM   #3626
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This is an animated, word for word, recreated exchange in a Georgia Court between a judge and a defendant. Has to be seen to be believed. NSFW.



Story here, but worth watching the above first.

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Why was this done in Rick and Morty style? Seems very strange in itself!

Also just weird!
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Why was this done in Rick and Morty style? Seems very strange in itself!

Also just weird!
The Rick & Morty creator decided to read it out- its the actual voice guy
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Loads more random ones have followed it
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Old 08-10-16, 02:51 AM   #3632
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Brilliant.

Want to see him watching Rocky fight. he'll have all the moves and great footwork.

I bet he's watched that a hundred times.

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Old 08-10-16, 12:04 PM   #3633
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I find this hilarious!
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For those familiar with the trolley problem...

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