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(Medium)   Researchers make fruit flies perform aerobatics like victorious Spitfire pilots   (medium.com) divider line 13
    More: Cool, winged insects, hot plates, drosophila, frames per seconds, pin, material properties, flapping, inertia  
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2014-08-06 08:25:34 PM  
 
2014-08-06 09:44:15 PM  

dittybopper: Yes, but did they tell them they couldn't wear those well hardcore trousers with pockets and shiat they got in Camden?


That was well funny, man. Bling them geezers well up. Standard.
 
2014-08-06 09:56:49 PM  
Banana crates coming over the briny?
 
2014-08-06 10:00:31 PM  
Do they still like a banana?
 
2014-08-06 10:12:01 PM  

Bermuda59: Do they still like a banana?


on the moon?
 
2014-08-06 10:16:35 PM  
I wonder how much this research cost.
 
2014-08-06 10:16:38 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: dittybopper: Yes, but did they tell them they couldn't wear those well hardcore trousers with pockets and shiat they got in Camden?

That was well funny, man. Bling them geezers well up. Standard.


Yes.  Sacred bond, isn't it?  Internet dweebs quoting other internet dweebs.  One might almost call it poetic, if poetry wasn't the last refuge of the bearded, Python-hating sodomite.
 
2014-08-06 10:37:01 PM  
vigilantcitizen.com
 
2014-08-06 11:48:34 PM  
There is a debate that this may be the second sweetest sounding WWII plane:

i291.photobucket.com

SOUND (clicky pops)


/no debate on number one
 
2014-08-07 12:00:23 AM  
It doesn't matter how fast flies react, you just gotta trick them. You have to grab for a few inches in front of where you think the fly is gonna be. Then you shake them up in your hand and bounce them off a hard surface. They end up rather disoriented after that.
 
2014-08-07 12:45:30 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: There is a debate that this may be the second sweetest sounding WWII plane:

[i291.photobucket.com image 800x600]

SOUND (clicky pops)


/no debate on number one


www.aviationtrivia.org
Sorry, any aircraft without a rotary engine is automatically disqualified from the 'sweetest sounding' category.


And IMHO the Spit was a good plane during the Battle of Britain, but was already outclassed air to air by 1942-43.
 
2014-08-07 07:55:34 AM  

Gleeman: Sorry, any aircraft without a rotary engine is automatically disqualified from the 'sweetest sounding' category.


I agree, but that is not a rotary engine.  That is a *RADIAL* engine.

This is a rotary engine:

modelenginenews.org

Note that in a radial engine, the engine itself is bolted to the firewall, and the crankshaft rotates.

In a rotary engine, the crankshaft is bolted to the firewall, and the engine rotates around it.

A video of a true radial engine in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYc-H8Wg-MQ

/Monosoupape is fun to say.
 
2014-08-07 08:05:14 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: There is a debate that this may be the second sweetest sounding WWII plane:

[i291.photobucket.com image 800x600]

SOUND (clicky pops)


/no debate on number one


It was certainly the most attractive.
 
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