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Paul Pless
04-23-2018, 03:42 PM
http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/News%20Stories%20N/1000%20Aircraft%20Photos/1000AP26.jpg

Paul Pless
04-23-2018, 03:44 PM
Dumpy, utilitarian and oddly cheerful looking

http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/News%20Stories%20N/1000%20Aircraft%20Photos/1000AP36.jpg

Paul Pless
04-23-2018, 03:46 PM
same designer as the above

http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/News%20Stories%20N/1000%20Aircraft%20Photos/1000AP38.jpg

http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/News%20Stories%20N/1000%20Aircraft%20Photos/1000AP38.jpg

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-23-2018, 03:54 PM
I have no idea how a tandem rotor helicopter is controlled...

A common or garden single rotor job has; Collective, Cyclic and Rudder pedals as the major flight controls - Can't imagine simple duplicating those on a one-per-rotor basis unless you employ an octopus as the pilot......

John of Phoenix
04-23-2018, 04:22 PM
The controls and inputs are the same though the connections to the rotors and how they react is more complicated.

http://www.helicopterpage.com/html/tandem.html

AnalogKid
04-23-2018, 04:42 PM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Nissan_Cube_Z11_003.JPG

Nicholas Scheuer
04-23-2018, 04:49 PM
I have no idea how a tandem rotor helicopter is controlled...

A common or garden single rotor job has; Collective, Cyclic and Rudder pedals as the major flight controls - Can't imagine simple duplicating those on a one-per-rotor basis unless you employ an octopus as the pilot......

Piasecki figured it out first with his "Flying Banana". By the time the Chinook came along, several design staffs had a handle on it. I know a Viet Nam Chinook Vet, and could ask him if you want. Lateral control is like a single rotor. I believe pivoting is with throttle difference between rotors. Forward/reverse could either be a brief difference in collective to get the right tilt thrust.

Paul Pless
04-23-2018, 04:52 PM
when kat worked for nissan we owned two of these, the first one got hit from behind so hard it knocked the front wheels off of it, kat was un-injured (that's saying something)
they were actually pretty capable and economical little haulers, great for dogs, and they handled our driveway from hell with aplomb (that's also saying something)
the asymmetry was kinda weird though
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Nissan_Cube_Z11_003.JPG

CK 17
04-23-2018, 04:55 PM
Almost a B-36:d


same designer as the above

http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/News%20Stories%20N/1000%20Aircraft%20Photos/1000AP38.jpg

http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/News%20Stories%20N/1000%20Aircraft%20Photos/1000AP38.jpg

Paul Pless
04-23-2018, 04:56 PM
we've all heard of the flying boxcar, i think that particular aircraft looks like a flying ski gondola

AnalogKid
04-23-2018, 04:57 PM
when kat worked for nissan we owned two of these, the first one got hit from behind so hard it knocked the front wheels off of it, kat was un-injured (that's saying something)
they were actually pretty capable and economical little haulers, great for dogs, and they handled our driveway from hell with aplomb (that's also saying something)
the asymmetry was kinda weird though

I'd seriously consider one if they were available here with a manual box. My own little Japanese hatchback is even shorter and a similar shade of blue and is a complete pain to flatten the seats to take a load, and I can't fit a bike inside without dropping the front wheel. So I'm on the lookout for a Mini ute instead.

AnalogKid
04-23-2018, 04:58 PM
I know it's been posted elsewhere before, but it really fits the brief.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Me78M3BxNBw/V0sFBdPqPyI/AAAAAAAAB9I/M3762h9854MaQSFoRG0Rq_jYOcmWNbAaACKgB/s1600/Short%2BSC-7%2BSkyvan%2BS3%2B%2528OE-FDE%2529..jpg

Paul Pless
04-23-2018, 05:02 PM
I'd seriously consider one if they were available here with a manual box. My own little Japanese hatchback is even shorter and a similar shade of blue and is a complete pain to flatten the seats to take a load, and I can't fit a bike inside without dropping the front wheel. So I'm on the lookout for a Mini ute instead.

do ya'll get Ford Transit Connect's over/down there?

they started off 100% utilitarian like the below

https://www.cstatic-images.com/car-pictures/xl/usc30fov321d021003.png

but now they are offered in somewhat more stylish versions, in a variety of door and length and seating configurations - they are all flat floored

https://www.ford.com/cmslibs/content/dam/vdm_ford/live/en_us/ford/nameplate/transitconnect/2018/collections/_360/wagon/racered/tranc_18_racered_env_1.jpg

Bob Adams
04-23-2018, 05:07 PM
when kat worked for nissan we owned two of these, the first one got hit from behind so hard it knocked the front wheels off of it, kat was un-injured (that's saying something)
they were actually pretty capable and economical little haulers, great for dogs, and they handled our driveway from hell with aplomb (that's also saying something)
the asymmetry was kinda weird though

Bet this has more options!

14587

AnalogKid
04-23-2018, 05:09 PM
No, we don't get the Connect, and I don't need anything that big. There's a whole bunch of Japanese car-based small MPVs that would perform the same function. In fact we had one as the first car we bought in NZ, a Mitsubishi RVR. Folding/sliding/removable rear seats, flat floor, lift up tailgate and a sliding rear door on the passenger side only.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ypH3h1zKBh4/UdZP1daHS2I/AAAAAAAAR9c/spVO1fZDe5s/s800/1994+Mitsubishi+RVR+Sports+Gear.jpg


But I want really small, economical and characterful. The only problem is the purchase price of the last one I saw available was 4x what I paid for my current car.

http://www.simoncars.co.uk/mini/slides/Austin%20Mini%20%C2%BCton%20Vehicle.jpg

John B
04-23-2018, 05:11 PM
There's a VW van that is a dead ringer for that transit Connect.
14586

But AK , whut you really really want is a P diddy like this one. Mid engine( nearly) ,a 4 cyl lying on its side ..... half a v8 , has those pop out side wiindows like a E type.
Basically it is a supercar masquerading as a people mover.
Thats my Brother in law's ride, he even stuck a pininfarina sticker on it , which is optimistic.

mmd
04-23-2018, 05:20 PM
"short, stubby, and cheerfully stylish"

Jeeze, that sounds like a description of me!

Paul Pless
04-23-2018, 05:22 PM
which is optimistic.love the rear mirror :D

Paul Pless
04-23-2018, 05:22 PM
those things are just weird
Bet this has more options!

14587

AnalogKid
04-23-2018, 05:43 PM
...But AK , whut you really really want is a P diddy like this one. Mid engine( nearly) ,a 4 cyl lying on its side ..... half a v8 , has those pop out side wiindows like a E type.
Basically it is a supercar masquerading as a people mover...


I suggest that the most supercar thing about it is the maintenance bill for that engine buried under the floor.

John B
04-23-2018, 06:37 PM
Haha

Bob Adams
04-23-2018, 06:41 PM
those things are just weird

You need to be a Griswald to truly appreciate it!

JimD
04-23-2018, 08:19 PM
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcREjJkYHTH_1ZapTZSpz_RIFJu69ube1 qddILQf8q-q7Ad9h_Fn

JimD
04-23-2018, 08:20 PM
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUO_3ZPRSttcBq-zles-f54RQ-lzQpnNXjuZh1qxQjjG392zA6

johnw
04-23-2018, 08:27 PM
http://bubblemania.fr/wp-content/uploads/AVION-GEE-BEE-R-Z16.jpg

johnw
04-23-2018, 08:30 PM
https://danamorris.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/catboat-bella-underway-lake-tashmoo-marthasvineyard-6-30-13b.jpg

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
04-23-2018, 08:55 PM
do ya'll get Ford Transit Connect's over/down there?

they started off 100% utilitarian like the below

https://www.cstatic-images.com/car-pictures/xl/usc30fov321d021003.png

but now they are offered in somewhat more stylish versions, in a variety of door and length and seating configurations - they are all flat floored

https://www.ford.com/cmslibs/content/dam/vdm_ford/live/en_us/ford/nameplate/transitconnect/2018/collections/_360/wagon/racered/tranc_18_racered_env_1.jpg

I want one, but they are so popular with businesses that first model ones with 200,000 miles are still going for $10k. I like the tall roof on the original, and it was still long enough to camp in the back, but I'd like the length of the new ones with the high roof of the old ones. Desk and kitchen aft to starboard, flip up bed to port, small wheel folding bike, and a deployable 12V mobile shower that I have constructed in the past, and I'd be set.

johnw
04-23-2018, 08:56 PM
http://www.mothboat.com/images/for-sale/forsale-skol-mt003.jpg

CWSmith
04-23-2018, 09:22 PM
https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/images/breeds/13/large/3918021b2f92bd036598a095fb7e45de.jpg