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    [–] Toronto, Canada motosierra -16 points ago in CityPorn

    Nice view... garbage airline

    [–] Old doorbell interface? Can I get rid of the faceplate??? motosierra 2 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in whatisthisthing

    Solved!

    [–] Old doorbell interface? Can I get rid of the faceplate??? motosierra 2 points ago in whatisthisthing

    For sure! I don’t have a TV anyway. Just want to make sure I’m not removing something I might need in the future.

    [–] Old doorbell interface? Can I get rid of the faceplate??? motosierra 2 points ago in whatisthisthing

    The back says SP 300- TAP-OFF ATTÉNUATION FEED THRU LOSS 0.3 dB WATKINS ELECTRONICS LTD.

    This is in my apartment in a 1950s era building in Canada. We now have an intercom system so this has been painted over forever in a corner with the cable and landline faceplates all crowded together with this weird thing.

    [–] Everybody in the shop thinks this is a fire water bucket. I think it is an artillery water bucket. The thing throwing us off is the lid! This is leather, standing 12 inches tall. We don't see any leather buckets with lids! Any ideas? motosierra 5 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in whatisthisthing

    I’d say this is a powder bucket (also known as a cartouche) for 19th century artillery firing. When I worked as a historical re-enactor, we would use heavy leather buckets like this one to hold black powder cartridges for the cannons and mortars that we fired. The dimensions of your item seem to line up with what I remember.

    I don’t think it’s a water bucket. The ones we used for wetting sponges, etc. were tapered at the bottom and didn’t have a lid, like in this photo.

    Here’s another photo of the type of powder buckets we used.

    Hope this helps!

    [–] This “Porsche” monstrosity on Craigslist... motosierra 1 points ago in Shitty_Car_Mods

    He’ll get great airflow through that NACA intake... when he’s in reverse...

    [–] Plane taking off from Montreal motosierra 1 points ago in Wellthatsucks

    This depends largely on which resources are available at which airport. Since the flight took off from a major airport with service and support, it made more sense to just land there than in a small Quebec town. Conversely if this had occurred on takeoff from a small airport the pilots might elect to go to the destination if it was a better-equipped airport. Just one of the many factors affecting a flight crew’s decision-making process.

    [–] Blursed separator motosierra 1 points ago in blursedimages

    I think this fellow might find it quite useful

    [–] Time lapse approach into hidden airstrip motosierra 1 points ago in aviation

    None of what you said made sense to me, but this was a published instrument approach procedure, flown to minima, compliant with the CARs and company SOPs.

    [–] Time lapse approach into hidden airstrip motosierra 3 points ago in aviation

    I think in a low and slow VFR machine you’d have lots of time to pick it out. It was my first and only time flying there to date, and although I was hand flying it, I didn’t have the field visual till about 1.5 miles final, when I started the low level right turn.

    [–] Time lapse approach into hidden airstrip motosierra 2 points ago in aviation

    The approach procedure is designed to follow the very centre of the mountain valley, so the terrain is there, it’s just pretty far on either side.

    The runway, on the other hand, is not aligned with the valley

    So, a better question might be: why didn’t they just align the runway with the valley? I don’t know. Could be a prevailing winds thing, or something to do with land availability.

    [–] Time lapse approach into hidden airstrip motosierra 2 points ago in aviation

    Real time probably 8 minutes give or take. Going about 200 knots at the start of the video, would have touched down at about 115 knots.

    [–] Time lapse approach into hidden airstrip motosierra 81 points ago in aviation

    This was one of my favourite approaches to fly ever. It might not be comparable to other, more technical airfields around the world, but the weather and terrain on this particular day made it special for me.

    No, the runway is not “hidden” per se but I posted it at 5:30 AM so forgive the inaccurate description.

    Shot on iPhone.

    P. S. If you read the comments veeeeery carefully you can spot the jaded career pilots ;)

    [–] Time lapse approach into hidden airstrip motosierra 177 points ago in aviation

    It’s hidden in the sense that the final approach course is offset 15 degrees from the runway, so for a lot of people the runway doesn’t appear till the last second.

    On another note, 7000 feet might seem like a lot, and certainly in good weather like in the video, it’s more than sufficient. In the rain or snow, and with a contaminated runway, you have to apply various performance penalties, and those thousands of feet seem a lot smaller.

    [–] Prominent Canadian feminists push for abolition of due process, creation of parallel legal system motosierra -5 points ago in MensRights

    In these types of cases, the Crown is required to submit all evidence to the defence, but the reverse doesn't occur - the defence doesn't have to submit any evidence to the Crown until the trial occurs.

    I'm all for the presumption of innocence until proven, but this nonetheless strikes me as a little unfair, if only because it allows for the defence to be able to [hire a fucking excellent defence lawyer and] exploit any possible weakness in the prosecution's evidence. Meanwhile the prosecution is now on "defense" because they have no idea what angle the defence will take to try and discredit their witnesses.