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(Business Insider)   Wait--you mean build a plane to transport other planes? BRILLIANT   ( businessinsider.com) divider line
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2013-03-21 03:59:16 PM  
Meh, doesn't beat the ship shipping ships

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2013-03-21 04:01:15 PM  
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This picture just reminded me to call  Subby's mom, and thank her for the other day.
 
2013-03-21 04:11:36 PM  
So, how'd they decide on calling it "Beluga?" It looks like it -

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...Oh, yeah. I guess so.
 
2013-03-21 04:14:03 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Meh, doesn't beat the ship shipping ships


DAMMIT!
 
2013-03-21 04:14:58 PM  
And from the '60s...
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The Super Guppy
 
2013-03-21 04:21:01 PM  
It's an old design.  They keep this turboprop at the airport near my house.

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2013-03-21 04:27:05 PM  
But can you train a train?
 
2013-03-21 04:33:41 PM  

jaylectricity: But can you train a train?


You can run a train on a train

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/Saying these word so much, they're starting to lose meaning
 
2013-03-21 04:43:42 PM  
yawn
old boring news is old and boring
 
2013-03-21 05:29:37 PM  
Boeing did this with the Dreamliner. Only Boeing did it while breaking unions (hence better)

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,273939,00.html

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2013-03-21 05:40:37 PM  

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HURR

 
2013-03-21 05:47:55 PM  

PLANECEPTION

 
2013-03-21 05:47:58 PM  
It's an Airbus? The extra plains are just back-up for when the primary fails.
 
2013-03-21 05:48:36 PM  

Genju: It's an Airbus? The extra plains are just back-up for when the primary fails.


Good god. Planes.
 
2013-03-21 05:52:58 PM  
Meh, it's still a Scarebus.
 
2013-03-21 05:56:39 PM  
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Intrigued.
 
2013-03-21 05:58:55 PM  
They don't wear galoshes.
 
2013-03-21 06:08:47 PM  
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2013-03-21 06:22:37 PM  

minoridiot: It's an old design.  They keep this turboprop at the airport near my house.

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The best part about those planes has to be the naming:

First Gen: Pregnant Guppy
Second Gen: Super Guppy

Also they can do this:
 
2013-03-21 06:23:15 PM  
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//but then
 
2013-03-21 06:24:05 PM  
That plane has a tumor.
 
2013-03-21 06:24:39 PM  

ha-ha-guy: minoridiot: It's an old design.  They keep this turboprop at the airport near my house.

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The best part about those planes has to be the naming:

First Gen: Pregnant Guppy
Second Gen: Super Guppy

Also they can do this:


Fark threw my link away and I'm too lazy to fight it out with the new HTML tools, so click here.
 
2013-03-21 06:28:26 PM  
*yawn*  lemmie know when you can build a computer that holds other computers...

oh wait...
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/that's a cute little server, but large I could find within a 30 second GIS.
 
2013-03-21 06:34:21 PM  
I bet those would be one heck of a thrill ride flying unloaded in a cross wind
 
2013-03-21 06:53:55 PM  

minoridiot: It's an old design.  They keep this turboprop at the airport near my house.

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It's definitely been updated. That Guppy has the entire front end swing away, meaning that you have a ton of wires and hoses that go to the cockpit that wear a little more every time the door is opened or closed. This one opens above the cockpit. I've always found that to be a potential weak point in the design.
 
2013-03-21 06:55:58 PM  

ha-ha-guy: ha-ha-guy: minoridiot: It's an old design.  They keep this turboprop at the airport near my house.

[mynorthwest.com image 747x600]

The best part about those planes has to be the naming:

First Gen: Pregnant Guppy
Second Gen: Super Guppy

Also they can do this:

Fark threw my link away and I'm too lazy to fight it out with the new HTML tools, so click here.


The new one opens, too, just only in the cargo area, leaving the cabin alone. 24 feet diameter is pretty good shakes, too...
 
2013-03-21 07:09:51 PM  

Uzzah: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x333]
Intrigued.


surprised it took that long.
 
2013-03-21 07:16:28 PM  
By the way this is how Boeing does it. Youtube, SFW, doesn't pop so middle click.
 
2013-03-21 07:26:38 PM  
Or the truck trucking trucks.

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2013-03-21 07:39:57 PM  
Old news is indeed old but still interesting to see.

What a funky looking plane and yeah I am a little surprised that thing can get off the ground.
 
2013-03-21 07:41:14 PM  
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I prefer the Antonov An-225. If it can't fit its cargo inside, it has plenty of hardpoints on top. Very useful for transporting things like Russian space shuttles.

Just look at the landing gear. I don't know if they've tried it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it could handle dirt/mud runways.
 
2013-03-21 08:02:02 PM  

WordsnCollision: Or the truck trucking trucks.

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mothertrucker...
 
2013-03-21 08:23:29 PM  
Thing looks stupid as hell, but good job I guess?

/really more economical than just building a new part in the country you're in, or like, assembling planes where they are like, assembled?
 
2013-03-21 08:30:08 PM  
Boeing's version is made from a 747

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2013-03-21 08:36:20 PM  

dforkus: I bet those would be one heck of a thrill ride flying unloaded in a cross wind


Flying, NBD.  LANDING (or taking off) would be a whole 'nother kettle of guppies.
 
2013-03-21 08:48:40 PM  

dragonchild: They don't wear galoshes.


They wear MUKLUKS!


dionysusaur: dforkus: I bet those would be one heck of a thrill ride flying unloaded in a cross wind

Flying, NBD.  LANDING (or taking off) would be a whole 'nother kettle of guppies.


Rather like driving a VW camper...
 
2013-03-21 09:47:05 PM  
Still would rather have one o these:
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2013-03-21 09:52:14 PM  
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2013-03-21 09:55:30 PM  
This has nothing to do with anything. OR DOES IT?
 
2013-03-21 10:11:10 PM  
Nothing like a technical solution to a political problem.
 
2013-03-21 10:27:52 PM  
That's a brilliant plan, esse!

Link
Brilliant.
 
2013-03-21 10:28:56 PM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: Still would rather have one o these:
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That was the most satisfying level of any fighter jet game I've ever played.
 
2013-03-21 11:10:05 PM  

BumpInTheNight: *yawn*  lemmie know when you can build a computer that holds other computers...

oh wait...
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/that's a cute little server, but large I could find within a 30 second GIS.


This is a completely stupid shot in the dark, but...

Have you ever encountered a problem with bios display routines in ProLiant hardware running insanely full-retard slow (think 300 baud modem slow)? Not POST, not after boot, but just e.g. the boot menu? And do you have a solution?
 
2013-03-21 11:12:20 PM  

erik-k: Have you ever encountered a problem with bios display routines in ProLiant hardware running insanely full-retard slow (think 300 baud modem slow)? Not POST, not after boot, but just e.g. the boot menu? And do you have a solution?


ZOMG this will be awesome if you get a useful answer
 
2013-03-21 11:24:44 PM  

erik-k: BumpInTheNight: *yawn*  lemmie know when you can build a computer that holds other computers...

oh wait...
[communities.vmware.com image 792x566]

/that's a cute little server, but large I could find within a 30 second GIS.

This is a completely stupid shot in the dark, but...

Have you ever encountered a problem with bios display routines in ProLiant hardware running insanely full-retard slow (think 300 baud modem slow)? Not POST, not after boot, but just e.g. the boot menu? And do you have a solution?


Yes. Old Proliants had a serial interface option which sorta provided iLo-like functionality for remote console access. Restart to the BIOS settings and look for the remote serial function and disable it.
 
2013-03-21 11:38:08 PM  
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2013-03-21 11:39:41 PM  
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2013-03-21 11:43:10 PM  
You know who else carried airplanes with airplanes?
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2013-03-21 11:45:06 PM  
PIP been out for years
 
2013-03-21 11:49:04 PM  
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