Apr 12th 2011 6:23PM that's one nice fishing boat.
May 2nd 2010 10:24PM heck with getting the government to do anything. You want something done right now, show industry the profit in it and it gets done NOW. We have seen hydrogen powered fuel cell forklifts on the market with stand alone refueling systems. PlugPower of VT markets a fuel cell system perfect for a cabin in the woods, 7KW with battery backup. Vancouver BC Canada has been running fuel cell buses for years. The military has fuel cell batteries for man portable equipment. Get with it people, don't believe everything you see on the media about this new miracle technology-it's happening NOW. Only problem is you have to pay for it somehow.
Apr 17th 2010 11:16PM I still have my "jet" card. and no you just dont flash freeze from rapid decompression. Hypoxia makes you stupid very quickly and the time of useful conciousness is short without supplemental O2. First thing ATP rated pilots train for is getting the O2 mask on before anything else. Pilot survival is job one. Please believe in that. Unless the overhead compartment opens up and drops a pressure demand mask onto your face, you will pass out in about thirty seconds. During the brief time you are awake you wont be aware of very much and you shouldn't worry about that. Trust that the pilot pops the speed brake boards and puts the nose down after he dons his mask and assures his survival. You have no idea how fast an airliner can head downhill-you really never want to find out.
Outside air temperature at thirty thousand feet is a non-issue. Again, don't worry about that. The airplane gets sudden pressure drop and the pilots head down to lower altitude. Right away, the automatic temperature controls have "turned up the heat" to maintain the set point temps. the engine bleed air( the source of pressurized air for heating, cooling and pressurization) comes off the engine at about four hundred degrees F. You won't freeze.
Apr 17th 2010 6:44PM PLEASE DRINK THE KOOLAID YOUR MOM WOULDN'T PUT ANY THING BAD ON THE TABLE....WOULD SHE??
Aug 10th 2009 3:14PM The new name fits the image I have of their customer base. Clueless users with out a shred of knowledge about the technology they hold in their hands. I don't even buy batteries there anymore.
Dec 8th 2008 10:49PM Would it be too crude and insensitive to suggest a fabric loincloth and a lioness hide Haltertop? The absolute pride of african womanhood and ethnic purity!
Oct 10th 2008 12:45AM the question of renewing a failed o2 sensor is or should be a no brainer. the usual failure mode of the sensor causes a rich mixture condition. very bad thing.even a 10 year old car will perk up a bit with new 02 sensors as these sensors degrade over time and use. their response time gets longer-remember that we are talking about milliseconds here. the sensor is telling the ecu the difference in the oxygen quantity in the exhaust stream vs. atmospheric.(lambda)
A rich running condition would cause your catalitic converters to run hot-hot-hot! over time they will fail from that. the air pump supplies additional air for the chemical reaction in the second catalist bed because the first catalist uses up all the available oxygen in the air stream.
For $814 I would try rebuilding the pump first. couple of bearings and vanes...
as much as some folks deride emmission controls and electronics, I will take the new engine management systems over carburators and points type distributors any time. can you say quadrajet or delco? no muss no fuss right out of the box runs perfect every time all the time and when they do crap out they let you limp home. heck, I have an 98 continental that failed once. turned on the check engine light. cam position sensor failed.$16 for the part one screw out and in done reset the ecu and we're on the road again. duh.
Jul 4th 2007 9:35PM do please read the fine print on your contract(ticket). some where it no doubt states that you the ticket purchaser will not hold the airlines butt to the flames if they don't get you to grandma's on time. If you can't handle that than maybe you should take the bus-but the bus ticket has the same disclaimer.so you are not going to sue the airlines and the government can't be sued unless it agrees to be sued. lets hope the government gets out of the weather and air traffic control business so we can sue the butts off of whoever takes over.