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    12-08-2022, 11:41 AM
    No. My Republican friends were just fine with her in a Russian jail for two reasons… she publicly came out against playing the National Anthem...
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    12-07-2022, 10:38 PM
    BrianW replied to a thread blackhawk replacement in The Bilge
    Some engines have built in IPS systems, such as the GE T700/400 series used on Blackhawks, Apaches, S92's, etc. As the air enters the engine it...
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    12-07-2022, 10:05 PM
    BrianW replied to a thread blackhawk replacement in The Bilge
    Yeah! All the systems include bypass doors allowing unfiltered air to enter the inlet just for reasons like that.
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    12-07-2022, 10:04 PM
    BrianW replied to a thread blackhawk replacement in The Bilge
    Yep, a bunch of little vortex generators depending on the size of the engine. At least that's the basic go to system for aftermarket companies. ...
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    12-07-2022, 09:58 PM
    BrianW replied to a thread blackhawk replacement in The Bilge
    Quite a bit faster from what I'm reading. I didn't pay much attention to the Valor until now, and am trying to learn more about it.
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    12-07-2022, 08:46 PM
    BrianW replied to a thread blackhawk replacement in The Bilge
    There are inlet particle separation systems (IPS) for most helicopters. They are often designed after the helicopter is in production and there are...
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    12-07-2022, 01:35 AM
    BrianW replied to a thread Lectric Bikes in The Bilge
    Sorry, not that exact brand. We do have 2 Bee Cool brand ebikes, and they are more complex than I'd have liked. But very fun to ride....
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    12-07-2022, 01:33 AM
    BrianW replied to a thread blackhawk replacement in The Bilge
    My guess is the Valor is simpler. Only two props/rotors compared to three on the Defiant. Just looking at the Defiant, I estimate at least 30...
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    12-07-2022, 01:27 AM
    BrianW replied to a thread blackhawk replacement in The Bilge
    Thinking of the most popular models in Europe I agree with you. But in the USA military, they are still pretty popular. Blackhawk. This one...
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    12-07-2022, 01:20 AM
    BrianW replied to a thread blackhawk replacement in The Bilge
    Read one about 10 years ago. It's not longer on my Kindle App, and I forget the title. It started back in the 1950's if I recall, follows the...
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    11-23-2022, 10:54 PM
    :D BTW, Regine and I will be in PHX a few days after Xmas (well, we will be there on Xmas, but with family.) Be good to have a drink together.
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    11-23-2022, 10:32 PM
    BrianW replied to a thread NiCads & temperature in The Bilge
    Brutal. :D
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    11-23-2022, 10:21 PM
    Back in 1989 I was stationed at Ft Wainwright Alaska (Fairbanks), but was in TDY at Fort Richardson in Anchorage. There was a winter field exercise...
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    11-19-2022, 08:29 PM
    My entire time in Afghanistan, and Niger, was under President Obama. I've always said it went on way too long. Should have been over after the...
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    11-18-2022, 11:42 PM
    What? and... who cares, the invasion of overthrow of the Taliban, fast and hard to predict, yet so few casualties was brilliant. Whatever the...
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    11-18-2022, 10:33 PM
    BrianW replied to a thread It's not always a gun! in The Bilge
    That's the fast lane to Idiocracy.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiocracy
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    11-18-2022, 10:27 PM
    I'm ready to watch Democrats throw yet another (Third perhaps? Who's counting) quasi-impeachment against Trump. Then watch them lose, like the last...
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    11-18-2022, 10:20 PM
    As usual, you're correct. The initial attack against the Taliban on the ground, being conducted by relatively few US Special Operations...
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    11-16-2022, 11:05 PM
    The first few weeks were brilliant and well done. Not so much after that.
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    11-11-2022, 12:10 AM
    BrianW replied to a thread Time to Reinvent Myself in The Bilge
    Darn... I recently saw your update on LinkIn, and was very happy for you and your promotion. Such bad timing, I can only imagine it made the lay-off...
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    11-09-2022, 03:14 AM
    BrianW replied to a thread Final election thought in The Bilge
    Vernon, I know you won't, but you might as well stop trying to find any middle ground here. Trust me, I spent 20 years trying to be nice in the...
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    11-09-2022, 02:54 AM
    If you like the first Star Wars movie, or more precisely its Xwing VS Death Star battle, you'll love it. :) It was okay. I believe 90% of...
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    11-08-2022, 01:14 AM
    Could have been edited better...
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    11-08-2022, 01:00 AM
    They have to build up a large pile of overly rich black jet exhaust at the departure end of the runway, which they then keep adding to as they begin...
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