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  1. WW2 sub batteries were simply large lead-acid batteries similar to what we use to start our automobiles but much bigger, with only one cell per jar. Mix sulphuric acid with salt water and you get chlorine gas. Also, lead-acid batteries give off hydrogen gas when charging. John
  2. I know this thread has seen it's day in the sun already, but I just stumbled on an article that reinforces my opinion of current battery technology and the prospects for radical improvements in same anytime soon... https://www.wired.com/story/building-a-better-battery/ John
  3. http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/05/18/cuban-plane-carrying-104-passengers-crashes-havana/ Bad crash in Havana, Cuba. Domestic flight - 737 - only three survivors reported. It happened shortly after takeoff and there are reports of an attempted turn-back, but not much known yet. John EDIT: 3 pages of posts at PPRUNE so far but not much known. There's a lot of conflicting information about who owned the AC and who was operating it, but it appears to be shaking out to be a pretty old 737-200 "wet leased" from a Mexican company and operated by a Mexican crew. I would not take any of that to the bank just yet. There's no info at all about the cause of the crash but it is looking like the pilot turned away from a populated area as he was nearing the ground, hit power lines and collided with terrain soon after. If so, he probably saved a lot of lives on the ground. No indication yet of any casualties on the ground. JDA
  4. Happy Birthday, Brett. Hope you're having a great one. John
  5. Hmmm - no action here at all. Here are more clues to make it a little easier... Runway length is < 3000' Airport name references a body of water Longitude is West (with the above clues, that narrows it down to 1/4 of the planet) John
  6. A man was looking for a place to sit in a crowded university library. He asked a girl: "Do you mind if I sit beside you?" The girl replied, in a loud voice. "NO, I DON'T WANT TO SPEND THE NIGHT WITH YOU!" All the people in the library started staring at the man, who was deeply embarrassed and moved to another table. After a couple of minutes, the girl walked quietly to the man's table and said with a laugh: "I study psychology, and I know what a man is thinking; I bet you felt embarrassed, right?" The man responded in a loud voice: "$500 FOR ONE NIGHT? ..... I`M NOT PAYING YOU THAT MUCH!" All the people in the library looked at the girl in shock. The man whispered to her: "I study law, and I know how to manipulate people too."
  7. There are some economic reasons for retiring US military aircraft to Davis Monthan and it's the general way things are done. Most importantly, it's a source of parts to keep others going but also serves as a repository for aircraft that COULD be re-activated if needed in an emergency. The environmental issues associated with scrapping large, complex military aircraft (e.g fluids, asbestos, mercury, lead) make it a difficult thing to do responsibly at sites that are not set up to deal with those things. Can't disagree with the idea of flight crew only for a final flight - one suspects a boondoggle ride for some, but maybe not. Military aircraft going to-from anywhere often carry service members on a space available basis for convenience and economic reasons. If the aircraft were considered so decrepit that the flight was considered abnormally risky, I suspect that they would not have made it without taking special precautions or performing necessary repairs first. Not sure what kind of budget the Puerto Rico ANG operates under either. If they're like the rest of the PR government organizations, they can hardly afford to pay attention. Don't know if that was a factor not, but can't rule it out. John
  8. One suspects technical issues, since it was a very old airframe, literally on its way to Davis-Monthan to be retired. RIP to the crew, peace to the families. It appears to be nearly miraculous no one on the ground was hurt or killed. John
  9. 5/2/18 Bundle Updates The monthly update of the Airport Diagram bundle files has been completed. The prior bundles updates were completed on 4/2/18. Bundle downloads are available here... http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php?/topic/23067-airport-diagram-download-center/ Algeria - 1 added DAAV Ferhat Abbas - Jijel, Algeria Argentina - 2 added SANT Benjamin Matienzo - Tucuman, Argentina SAVT Almirante Zar - Trelew, Argentina Australia - New South Wales - 1 updated YMAY Albury - Albury, New South Wales - Australia (updated) Bangladesh - 1 added VGIS Ishurdi - Ishurdi, Bangladesh Belgium - 1 updated EBAW Deurne - Antwerp, Belgium (updated) Brazil - 2 added SNDW Divisa - Encruzihada, Brazil SSIQ Itaqui - Itaqui, Brazil Cameroon - 1 added FKKU Bafoussam - Bafoussam, Cameroon Canada - Alberta - 1 added CZVL Villeneuve - Edmonton, Alberta - Canada Canada - British Columbia - 1 updated CYPS Pemberton - Pemberton, British Columbia - Canada (updated) Canada - Quebec - 2 added CSG3 Joliette - Joliette, Quebec - Canada CTK2 Senneterre - Senneterre, Quebec - Canada Chad - 2 added FTTL Berim - Bol, Chad FTTU Mao - Mao, Chad Chile - 1 added SCRG De La Independencia - Rancagua, Chile Colombia - 1 added SKMR Los Garzones - Monteria, Colombia Egypt - 1 added; 1 updated HEAR El Arish Intl - El Arish, Egypt HEPS Port Said - Port Said, Egypt (updated) Finland - 2 added EFEU Eura - Eura, Finland EFSU Suomussalmi - Suomussalmi, Finland French Polynesia - 1 added NTGD Apataki - Apataki, French Polynesia Germany - 18 added EDBS Sommerda - Sommerda, Germany EDBV Stralsund - Stralsund, Germany EDCO Obermehler/Schlotheim - Obermehler/Schlotheim, Germany EDEL Langenlonsheim - Langenlonsheim, Germany EDFS Schweinfurt Sud - Schweinfurt, Germany EDHM Hartenholm - Hartenholm, Germany EDNZ Haidberg - Zell, Germany EDOI Bienenfarm - Bienenfarm, Germany EDOL Oschersleben - Oschersleben, Germany EDOT Obergrochlitz - Greiz, Germany EDPO Neumarkt/Opf. - Neumarkt/Opf, Germany EDSH Backnang-Heiningen - Backnang-Heiningen, Germany EDTL Lahr - Lahr, Germany EDTQ Pattonville - Pattonville, Germany EDTZ Konstanz - Konstanz, Germany EDWF Papenburg - Leer, Germany ETSF Furstenfeldbruck AB - Furstenfeldbruck, Germany Z11O Feucht AAF - Feucht, Germany Guadeloupe - 1 added TFFB Baillif - Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe Honduras - 1 added GJA Guanaja - Guanaja, Honduras India - 2 added VABM Belgaum - Belgaum, India VEBS Bhubaneshwar - Bhubaneshwar, India Indonesia - 1 added; 1 updated WIHH Halim Intl - Jakarta, Indonesia (updated) WIME Aek Godang - Aek Godang, Indonesia Iran - 4 added OI16 Qeshm South - Qeshm South, Iran OIFK Kashan - Kashan, Iran OISJ Jahrom - Jahrom, Iran OITP Parsabade Moghan - Parsabade Moghan, Iran Iraq - 1 added OR0O K2 - K2, Kenya - 1 added HKML Malindi - Malindi, Kenya Libya - 1 added HL53 Sidi Salih - Sidi Salih, Libya Mali - 2 added GAAO Ansongo - Ansongo, Mali GAKD Dag Dag - Kayes, Mali Mexico - 1 added MMTC Torreon Intl - Torreon, Mexico Pakistan - 6 added OPBW Bahawalpur - Bahawalpur, Pakistan OPMN Miram Shah - Miram Shah, Pakistan OPPS Peshawar Intl - Peshawar, Pakistan OPQS Dhamial Army - Qasim, Pakistan OPRQ Shorkot Road AB - Rafiqui, Pakistan OPSB Sibi - Sibi, Pakistan Panama - 1 added MPCH Cap. Manuel Nino Intl - Changuinola, Panama Russia - 1 added UNBB Barnaul - Barnaul, Russia Saudi Arabia - 2 added OEAH Al Ahsa - Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia OEHL Hail - Hail, Saudi Arabia Senegal - 1 added GOTB Bakel - Bakel, Senegal South Africa - 1 added FAAB Alexander Bay - Alexander Bay, South Africa Syria - 1 added OSLK Bassel Al-Assad Intl - Latakia, Syria US - Alabama - 1 added 71A Pine Hill Mun - Pine Hill, Alabama - US US - Alaska - 5 added KCL Chignik Lagoon - Chignik, Alaska - US KWT Kwethluk - Kwethluk, Alaska - US PAKY Karluk - Karluk, Alaska - US PCK Porcupine Creek - Porcupine Creek, Alaska - US TSG Tanacross - Tanacross, Alaska - US US - Arkansas - 1 added AR12 McDonald's Strip - Rose Bud, Arkansas - US US - California - 5 added; 1 updated KLPC Lompoc - Lompoc, California - US KPVF Placerville - Placerville, California - US (updated) KRIU Rancho Murieta - Rancho Murieta, California - US L19 Wasco-Kern Co - Wasco, California - US O70 Westover-Amador Co - Jackson, California - US SRF Hamilton - San Rafael, California - US US - Florida - 1 added; 1 updated 01FA Rybolt Ranch - Orlando, Florida - US X13 Carrabelle-Thompson - Carrabelle, Florida - US (updated) US - Hawaii - 1 added Z29G Kahuku - Kahuku, Hawaii - US US - Idaho - 1 added S72 St Maries Mun - St Maries, Idaho - US US - Illinois - 1 updated KVLA Vandalia Mun - Vandalia, Illinois - US (updated) US - Indiana - 3 added II87 Twelve Oaks - Martinsville, Indiana - US IN45 4 Winds Aerodrome - Roachdale, Indiana - US KSMD Smith - Ft Wayne, Indiana - US US - Iowa - 1 added KEFW Jefferson Mun - Jefferson, Iowa - US US - Michigan - 4 added 13C Lakeview-Griffith - Lakeview, Michigan - US 34G Merillat - Tecumseh, Michigan - US 34I Somerville - Ada, Michigan - US KESC Delta Co - Escanaba, Michigan - US US - Minnesota - 1 added KPNM Princeton Mun - Princeton, Minnesota - US US - Mississippi - 2 added KNJW Williams NOLF - Meridian, Mississippi - US MS30 Abide Airpark - Greenville, Mississippi - US US - Missouri - 2 added 03MU McDonnell - Archie, Missouri - US 0T3 Twin City - Marble Hill, Missouri - US US - Montana - 5 added; 1 updated 10MT Hoolie - Haxby, Montana - US 58S Whitefish - Whitefish, Montana - US 8U9 Canyon Ferry - Townsend, Montana - US KBHK Baker Mun - Baker, Montana - US KGTF Great Falls Intl - Great Falls, Montana - US (updated) KSBX Shelby - Shelby, Montana - US US - Nebraska - 1 added KLCG Wayne Mun - Wayne, Nebraska - US US - Nevada - 1 added KMEV Minden-Tahoe - Minden, Nevada - US US - New Jersey - 1 added KLDJ Linden - Linden, New Jersey - US US - New York - 3 added K31 Sharon - Sharon Springs, New York - US KHWV Brookhaven - Shirley, New York - US KMSS Massena Intl-Richards - Massena, New York - US US - North Carolina - 2 added 78N Rockingham Co-Shiloh - Reidsville, North Carolina - US N97 Hiatt - Thomasville, North Carolina - US US - North Dakota - 1 added 4V4 Northwood Mun-Vince - Northwood, North Dakota - US US - Oklahoma - 3 added; 1 updated 92F Chattanooga Sky Harbor - Chattanooga, Oklahoma - US KGMJ Grove Mun - Grove, Oklahoma - US KRKR Kerr - Poteau, Oklahoma - US (updated) OK93 Airman Acres - Collinsville, Oklahoma - US US - Oregon - 1 added 61S Cottage Grove State - Cottage Grove, Oregon - US US - Pennsylvania - 2 added 08N Keller Brothers - Lebanon, Pennsylvania - US PA48 Jim Shearer South - Blairsville, Pennsylvania - US US - South Carolina- 1 added KDLC Dillon Co - Dillon, South Carolina - US US - South Dakota - 1 added 8V3 Parkston Mun - Parkston, South Dakota - US US - Tennessee - 2 added KMOR Moore-Murrell - Morristown, Tennessee - US KUOS Franklin Co - Sewanee, Tennessee - US US - Texas - 3 added KMNZ Hamilton Mun - Hamilton, Texas - US KODO Odessa-Schlemeyer - Odessa, Texas - US T39 Archer City Mun - Archer City, Texas - US US - Utah - 1 added U55 Panguitch Mun - Panguitch, Utah - US US - Virginia - 1 added 98VA Glascock - Arcola, Virginia - US US - Wisconsin - 3 added KRYV Watertown Mun - Watertown, Wisconsin - US WI07 Waupun - Waupun, Wisconsin - US Y23 Chetek Mun-Southworth - Chetek, Wisconsin - US US - Wyoming - 1 added KBPI Big Piney-Marbleton - Big Piney, Wyoming - US Venezuela - 1 added SVGU Guanare - Guanare, Venezuela Western Sahara (disputed) - 1 added GMMA Smara - Smara, Western Sahara (disputed) Zambia - 1 added FLCP Chipata - Chipata, Zambia Zimbabwe - 1 added FVOT Kotwa - Kotwa, Zimbabwe Prior Updates: 4/2/8 New Bundles: 0 Updated Bundles: 70 New Diagrams: 129 Updated Diagrams: 10
  10. Plenty of that here. It must be Coff's fault. John
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