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      Not sure why we get into the bird tartare and the NIMBY noise arguments when the reality of renewables for things like hydrogen...
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      ALL of the inputs? Point of order: I don't believe anyone here means to personally insult or belittle you or your chosen field of...
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      You made a ridiculous statement. It happens. Either continue to dig that hole deeper (aka, continued doggedly ridiculous defense of...
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      Institutionally sanctioned reality distortion surrounding technology and supply chains would appear to have risen to high art when you...
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      SpruceForest reacted to addaon's post in the thread Crashes in the News - Thread with Like Like.
      https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/27/us/maryland-plane-crash-power-line.html Hell of a place to spend the night. Always have water and...
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      SpruceForest reacted to Sockmonkey's post in the thread Electric VTOL Beta Alia with Like Like.
      Ironically, dense urban areas are one area where roadability would be of use if it weren't so hard to pull off. Being able to land on...
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      SpruceForest replied to the thread Electric VTOL Beta Alia.
      Vertiport design is going to play heavily here... tough to see having to build rooftop facilities in a place like Orlando, while tough...
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      SpruceForest replied to the thread Electric VTOL Beta Alia.
      I agree... I did not mention the Pan Am Building event to suggest that we could plan for that sort of thing, but instead to suggest that...
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      SpruceForest replied to the thread Electric VTOL Beta Alia.
      Exactly... hovering sucks. Effective translational lift is your buddy.
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      SpruceForest replied to the thread Electric VTOL Beta Alia.
      The mishap was a main gear upper casting failure on an in-service S-61SII with aircraft awaiting boarding. Failure mode for main gear...
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      SpruceForest replied to the thread Electric VTOL Beta Alia.
      Not the descent that kills you... more a case of the landing into the side of a building or box truck. Conventional autorotation...
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      SpruceForest reacted to addaon's post in the thread Electric VTOL Beta Alia with Like Like.
      VB, I did work on a winged eVTOL more capable than this for several years, including discussions with the FAA around certification...
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      SpruceForest replied to the thread Electric VTOL Beta Alia.
      My post was specifically in relation to Victor Bravo's wing-borne forced landing statement which the quote was in response to as well. I...
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      SpruceForest replied to the thread Electric VTOL Beta Alia.
      More importantly, how long will we go before a mishap where a critical failure puts a VTOL (e, hybrid, or alien tech-powered) into a...
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      SpruceForest replied to the thread Electric VTOL Beta Alia.
      If only that made much of a difference! ME help with SE failure in cruise? Try to dump the load away from where it can hurt someone...
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