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(Daily Mail)   A look inside today's chair force and the drone army they are using to unleash hell on brown people   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 19
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2013-12-18 08:31:06 AM
And how does Bat Boy figure into this, Daily Mail?
 
2013-12-18 08:51:45 AM
ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2013-12-18 08:58:30 AM
I don't mind it being called Chair Force. It gets more done just sitting down than the others doing actually going out in the field.
 
2013-12-18 09:04:53 AM
The Obamikado - I've Got a Little List

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b_gmO7AJS4
 
2013-12-18 09:05:20 AM

Tobin_Lam: I don't mind it being called Chair Force. It gets more done just sitting down than the others doing actually going out in the field.


Huh, I feel the same way about space.
 
2013-12-18 09:08:07 AM

Tobin_Lam: I don't mind it being called Chair Force. It gets more done just sitting down than the others doing actually going out in the field.


Plus you get to blow up wedding parties.  Grunts on the ground don't get those bennies.
 
2013-12-18 09:16:57 AM

Tobin_Lam: I don't mind it being called Chair Force. It gets more done just sitting down than the others doing actually going out in the field.


Crimpolene Commando or 8th AAF "Friendly Fire" derived?
 
2013-12-18 09:55:26 AM
"Ready for launch:"  says the caption.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 but with half of the prop missing... I don't think so.
 
2013-12-18 10:15:41 AM

SansNeural: "Ready for launch:"  says the caption.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x422]
 but with half of the prop missing... I don't think so.


That's a folding prop. The upper blade is laying on the fuselage in the photo, but as soon as power is applied to the motor the blade will straighten out and fly right.
 
2013-12-18 10:28:07 AM
Folding prop...possibly the same brand.

~file.espritmodel.com
 
2013-12-18 10:50:53 AM
Chair force?

So very scared.
 
2013-12-18 10:56:46 AM

Stone Meadow: Folding prop...possibly the same brand.

~


That's really cool. And makes a lot of sense.
 
2013-12-18 11:48:27 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Tobin_Lam: I don't mind it being called Chair Force. It gets more done just sitting down than the others doing actually going out in the field.

Huh, I feel the same way about space.


Oh, for fark's sake.
 
2013-12-18 12:14:58 PM

Stone Meadow: SansNeural: "Ready for launch:"  says the caption.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x422]
 but with half of the prop missing... I don't think so.

That's a folding prop. The upper blade is laying on the fuselage in the photo, but as soon as power is applied to the motor the blade will straighten out and fly right.


OK, cool.  I should have thought of that.
 
2013-12-18 01:01:39 PM

PanicMan: That's really cool. And makes a lot of sense.


SansNeural: OK, cool.  I should have thought of that.


They were originally used with self-launching sailplanes to reduce inflight drag, but have been widely adopted in small UAVs that are designed without landing gear. Prevents breaking the prop upon landing.
 
2013-12-18 02:55:14 PM

Stone Meadow: PanicMan: That's really cool. And makes a lot of sense.

SansNeural: OK, cool.  I should have thought of that.

They were originally used with self-launching sailplanes to reduce inflight drag, but have been widely adopted in small UAVs that are designed without landing gear. Prevents breaking the prop upon landing.


I just feel stupid because I've worked with helicopters and that seems so obvious.
 
2013-12-18 05:38:05 PM
The terrorists strike back:

 
2013-12-18 05:40:23 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-18 06:10:26 PM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Quantum Apostrophe: Tobin_Lam: I don't mind it being called Chair Force. It gets more done just sitting down than the others doing actually going out in the field.

Huh, I feel the same way about space.

Oh, for fark's sake.


There's a reson I had QA on my ignore list. If everybody would do that, nobody would quote QA and I wouldn't be forced to read QA through quotes.
 
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