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turbofanatic · 4 months ago
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Usually photographs are not allowed on-site, but nobody has ever stopped me from sketching, so here’s the refined result of a series of pen sketches I took of a preserved 737 skull. Please forgive any inaccuracies, I am not the greatest aerobiologist.
I got a good view of the enormous radar melons (those big concavities in the nose). Like an electric eel the plane can generate a large voltage, but it does so across modified nerves that act as wires, focusing the resulting EM waves using bones shaped like a parabolic dish. This is partly used for signaling but supposedly they can detect bad weather with it.
Those little holes on either side are the angle of attack sensors, basically just whiskers that detect local airflow.
All that bone looks really heavy, but it’s mostly hollow, really weird for a mammal! I put the grey around it to show where the outllne of the plane is with all its skin and blubber.
Someday I’d love to sketch an Airbus skull, but they’re more common in Europe and I’m in the states. Maybe someday I’ll get a chance.
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tentacion1999 · 25 days ago
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A380 quick guide, just in case you have to fly one.
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dailyoverview · 4 months ago
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A large container ship has been stuck in the Suez Canal since Tuesday, after strong winds pushed it aground on one of the canal’s banks. The 1,312-foot-long (400 meters) “Ever Given” is large enough to block the entire width of the canal, leaving hundreds of other vessels stuck at both ends. The canal, which connects the Red to Mediterranean Seas, facilitates the passage of roughly 18,000 ships per year, or 50 ships per day.
Picture 1: Low-Angle Overview of the stuck “Ever Given”. Picture 2: On-the-ground photo from current efforts underway to dislodge the ships from the canal’s bank.
30.862907°, 32.315920°
Source imagery: Airbus Space, © CNES 2021, Distribution Airbus DS / Suez Canal Authority
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poroussoul · 4 months ago
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A large container ship has been stuck in the Suez Canal since Tuesday, after strong winds pushed it aground on one of the canal’s banks. The 1,312-foot-long (400 meters) “Ever Given” is large enough to block the entire width of the canal, leaving hundreds of other vessels stuck at both ends. The canal, which connects the Red to Mediterranean Seas, facilitates the passage of roughly 18,000 ships per year, or 50 ships per day.
2: On-the-ground photo from current efforts underway to dislodge the ships from the canal’s bank.
30.862907°, 32.315920°
Source imagery: Airbus Space, © CNES 2021, Distribution Airbus DS / Suez Canal Authority
Source: dailyoverview
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airviation · 2 years ago
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npr · 3 years ago
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It's built for oversize cargo — but it also sports a smile: The Airbus BelugaXL took off on its maiden flight on Thursday, creating a unique sight as the jet with the bulbous upper half rolled down the runway.
The BelugaXL's paint job "features beluga whale-inspired eyes and an enthusiastic grin," the aircraft company says. That whale flew over southern France, soaring over the coast and mountainside.
The jet is the first of a handful that Airbus will use to shuttle large aircraft components between its manufacturing facilities in Europe. Crucially, its expansive cargo area — the fuselage is nearly 30 feet in diameter — can carry two wings for the Airbus A350 jetliner.
Whale Of A Plane: Airbus BelugaXL Makes Maiden Flight
Photo: A. Tchaikovsky/Airbus
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airviation · 3 years ago
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Photo by Guillaume Laffon
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airviation · 3 years ago
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Photo by Kevin Boydston
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dailyoverview · 2 months ago
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Hastings Island is one of more than 800 islands in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago. Seen here with the smaller South Phipps and Barwell islands, Hastings is covered by dense mangrove jungle and has white sandy beaches on its western side. The Mergui Archipelago is one of Asia’s last virtually untouched island regions, sparsely populated by indigenous people and visited by only a couple thousand tourists per year.
See more here: https://bit.ly/33LtrNx
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Source imagery: Airbus Space © CNES 2020, Distribution Airbus DS
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l-aviateur · 3 years ago
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Delta’s A350 during the super moon
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airviation · 2 years ago
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Photo by Alvin Tan
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carsthatnevermadeitetc · 3 years ago
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Pop Up Next, 2018. The latest version of a flying car concept by Audi with Airbus and Italdesign has been shown at the Geneva Motor Show. Described as an “entirely electric, fully automatic concept for horizontal and vertical mobility,” the car is attached to a drone-like structure which features four pods housing eight helicopter blades.
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retrowar · 3 years ago
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airviation · 3 years ago
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The Himalayas (#001) & (#002) by James Faulkner
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dailyoverview · 3 months ago
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Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor connected to the Gulf of Mexico on the west central coast of Florida, USA. It is surrounded by a major metropolitan area comprised of three main cities — Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater — and upwards of 3.1 million residents. The bay is also Florida’s largest open-water estuary, providing over 400 square miles (1,000 square km) of habitat for a wide variety of wildlife.
See more here: https://bit.ly/3sujiP7
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Source imagery: Airbus Space © CNES 2020, Distribution Airbus DS
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planehunter · 3 years ago
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Photo by Janne Juusti
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