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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Hello Kitty, indeed.
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    Need advice on whether or not to buy a BMW

    I'm about as big a BMW fan as there is, but I would steer clear of the E90 335d. It's an oddball car with an oddball engine (BMW had to use a different, model-specific engine in the North American version) which will make servicing it very difficult in the future, even at a dealership. Also...
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Judging by the position of the scorch mark, I'd say it looks like a galley fire.
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Been busy lately (and will be for some time) - new job (more on that in the coming weeks) plus a whole bunch of stuff going on elsewhere in my life - moved house, broke things off with my (now ex) girlfriend...that sort of stuff. Yes. Post them, or if there are lots, link us to a gallery.
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Boring or not, a modern commercial airliner is pretty much the most complicated, technologically-advanced machine that our species has ever conceived. It isn't the machine that has made the experience bland; rather, it's the miserable conditions that the airlines/airports provide that have...
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    None of your helicopter procurement stories measure up to the clusterfuck that happened (and is still happening) here in Canada. Back in the mid-1980s, our government was looking to replace our then-old Sea King ASW helicopters and Sea Knight SAR helicopters with a common aircraft. A...
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Blue is the Cursor Control Device - basically, a mouse to navigate all the different screens and their menus. Red is the nosewheel steering tiller; most larger aircraft will partially separate the nosewheel steering from the rudder pedals (the pedals still have some steering authority which is...
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    [19x03] February 10th, 2013

    53:19 - 53:51 - Massive Attack - I Am Home (Unleashed OST)
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Just to clarify something, this was done because it made for a funny photo op and no other reason. The Bucc isn't actually refuelling the Tristar. I agree. As much as lots of pictures are cool, I often read the forums on my phone/tablet, so these posts just kill the poor things, both from a...
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    W Motors - Lykan Hypersport

    When I saw the thread title, my first thought was, "man, a car with a name like that is going to look so stupid." I wasn't disappointed.
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    The pilot in that video crossed the line between good, safe fun and reckless endangerment. Flying that low and that close to people is unacceptable on any level. I hope that the FAA (or whatever regulatory agency this would fall under if it's outside the US) deals with this harshly.
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    Unveiled: 2013 Renault Captur

    So this is what M. Walter LeBlanc, illegal cheesemaker drives!
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    North American FJ1 Furies. Basically, a straight-wing F-86 Sabre.
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    Post your animated GIFs thread (56k takes a bus)

    Oh hey look it's that awful woman from TV and Mitt Romney.
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Those new build Me-262s use General Electric J85 engines (the same as in the F-5); they are more reliable and rather more powerful than the Jumo 004 engines of the original aircraft (to say nothing of the availability of the J85).
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