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15-06-2016, 08:09 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(15-06-2016 06:28 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  A slight diversion from the topic, but I have to tell y'all my favorite tidbit about the Air Force.

The C-141 has a big red warning light in the cockpit that says WING OFF.

That's right, there's a 4-engine jet in the USAF that has a "wing off" light!

(It actually refers to the front-edge slats, which function similarly to the flaps at the back of a wing. If the system detects a failure of one of the slats, it deactivates and retracts both to keep the lift symmetrical. The "wing off" light actually means "the wing leading edge slat deployment systems have been turned off", but I guess that wouldn't fit on a warning light.)

I saw a pre-flight check list that started like this:

1. Wheels down and locked.

Ummm, what if they're up when you decide to taxi?
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15-06-2016, 08:31 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(15-06-2016 07:39 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Those Romans really had their shit together. I'd briefly heard of this weapon when I was researching costumes for a Julius Caesar production. I get sidetracked when I do research and start reading other stuff.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballista It looks a bit like a catipult but it's not. From Wikipedia......

The design of the ballista was such that it could be built in small to large sizes and could be configured to throw either stones or bolts.


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15-06-2016, 08:42 PM
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(15-06-2016 02:58 PM)Old Man Marsh Wrote:  [Image: cache_944945480.JPG?t=1439761016]

Macuahuitl, a Mezoamerican war club with obsidian blades.

The marks will buff out.
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15-06-2016, 08:45 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(15-06-2016 07:39 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Those Romans really had their shit together. I'd briefly heard of this weapon when I was researching costumes for a Julius Caesar production. I get sidetracked when I do research and start reading other stuff.

[Image: ballistaplanside.jpg]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballista It looks a bit like a catipult but it's not. From Wikipedia......

The design of the ballista was such that it could be built in small to large sizes and could be configured to throw either stones or bolts.


Geeze, am I the only female that's posting in this thread? I don't know what that says about me. Lol. Tongue

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15-06-2016, 09:52 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(15-06-2016 06:28 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  That's right, there's a 4-engine jet in the USAF that has a "wing off" light!

No offense to any readers, but as enlisted AF, I can say I've met more than a few butterbars who'd need such a warning.
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15-06-2016, 09:53 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(15-06-2016 08:42 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(15-06-2016 02:58 PM)Old Man Marsh Wrote:  [Image: cache_944945480.JPG?t=1439761016]

Macuahuitl, a Mezoamerican war club with obsidian blades.

The marks will buff out.

I take it you refin guitars for a hobby?
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15-06-2016, 10:31 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(15-06-2016 02:58 PM)Old Man Marsh Wrote:  [Image: cache_944945480.JPG?t=1439761016]

Macuahuitl, a Mezoamerican war club with obsidian blades.

Nice!

I’ll see your obsidian blade and raise you a Polynesian shark tooth war club.

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In case you’re wondering, those are Tiger shark teeth.

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15-06-2016, 10:37 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(15-06-2016 08:09 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(15-06-2016 06:28 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  A slight diversion from the topic, but I have to tell y'all my favorite tidbit about the Air Force.

The C-141 has a big red warning light in the cockpit that says WING OFF.

That's right, there's a 4-engine jet in the USAF that has a "wing off" light!

(It actually refers to the front-edge slats, which function similarly to the flaps at the back of a wing. If the system detects a failure of one of the slats, it deactivates and retracts both to keep the lift symmetrical. The "wing off" light actually means "the wing leading edge slat deployment systems have been turned off", but I guess that wouldn't fit on a warning light.)

I saw a pre-flight check list that started like this:

1. Wheels down and locked.

Ummm, what if they're up when you decide to taxi?
It's about the position of the lever. Depending on the aircraft, you can select gear up and nothing happens until a squat switch is activated when the gear suspension travel is reached. Then the system starts retracting the gear. This can be problematic if you have an unfortunate bounce Smile
The 310 honks a horn when you select gear up with the squat switch engaged.
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16-06-2016, 06:16 AM
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I've often thought of a adding a trebuchet to my arsenal....

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16-06-2016, 07:22 AM
RE: Historical Weapons
(16-06-2016 06:16 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  I've often thought of a adding a trebuchet to my arsenal....

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