I don't know who is making an issue of this, but it really sounds like a tempest in a teapot. I have been a huge fan of flight sims since they first came out for a 486. I have shot down more MiG 29s, and SU-27 than I can count. I never saw China or Russia complaining about that. »
I'm in Monterey, CA at the moment and my commute is awesome!
The worst I've ever endured was living in Woodbridge, VA and working at the Pentagon. The average claims to be 40ish minutes, but it never took me less than 2 hours. That was HELL. Fuck the DC area. »
I hate to be rude to my beloved DoD... but wasn't getting away from the mighty "Battle Phrog" the entire reason for spending BILLIONS on the V-22?
Now they've decided that the Phrog is useful anyway - I bet these are much cheaper than Ospreys. »
Imagine that... A hardcore, low tech, hardy ground attack platform being useful... Who could possibly have seen that coming?
Not that the USAF would ever be short sighted or anything... »
I had the good fortune to see prototype versions of these about 3 years ago. Sikorsky brought their actual flying test bed and a military mock up to the Pentagon and set them up in the courtyard. What I found most amazing about them was how small they are! At least the flying demonstrator was strictly a one person… »
I love the Russian aviation industry! They really do make the coolest, and some of the most specialized stuff. That's a really pretty airplane, and the forestry service desperately needs aircraft that are younger than the ancient stuff they typically employ. »
It must be a gearhead/Jalop thing, but the thought of fake engine noise makes my skin crawl.
Manufacturers! PLEASE STOP! I don't care if the motor is quiet, so long as the car is still fast. »
I respect your arguments, and I agree with them for the most part, but there are some exceptions that are important to note: »
I thought these were supposed to be simple, layman's answers? Lets not take the conversation too deep in the weeds. »
I'm so sorry to correct you on a relatively minor point, but that's a Porsche 993. It's the last of the Air cooled breed, and arguably the best.
My heart is broken for the life of the lost gearhead, the hurt navigator, and the amazing car - now irreplaceable. »