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    I almost placed this photograph as being the truth...luckily something in the photo looked a little off, so I did a little digging...

    I found the picture with the following description:

    Michio Hoshino, a photographer well known for his photographs of dangerous wildlife, was mauled to death by a bear inside of his tent while on a shoot in 1996. Discovered on his camera, this is the last photo Michio would ever take.



    After some research I found out that:
    - Michio Hoshino was a Japanese-born nature photographer.
    - He was well known for Alaskan wild life photography
    - Some of his worked is mentioned in the same breath as Ansel Adams.....
    - He was killed after a bear mauled him.

    BUT this was NOT from his camera, he never even took the photo.

    From Snopes, the following:

    The putative victim named in the text accompanying this image, Michio Hoshino, was in fact a real wildlife photographer who died after being mauled by a brown bear on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia in August 1996. However, this picture was neither taken by Hoshino nor recorded the circumstances of his death: it’s an entry from a Worth1000 Photoshop competition in which contestants were tasked with creating “a last-photo hoax: the final photograph of the victim, whoever he might be, had a camera on him right before ‘it’ happens.”

    Personal opinion...relatively OK Photoshop, with a really good back story. Which is why so many people believed it to be true.
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    Another reason I think i am still 12 is my fondness of Lego. Probably the biggest perk of having kids

    Worlds biggest set you can purchase from lego. Millennium falcon consisting of 7’541 pieces. The manual is about 500 pages.

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    I want one!

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    Amazing driftwood sculptures by Heather Jansch.

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    “Tool shed”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post
    Another reason I think i am still 12 is my fondness of Lego. Probably the biggest perk of having kids

    Worlds biggest set you can purchase from lego. Millennium falcon consisting of 7’541 pieces. The manual is about 500 pages.

    https://www.google.co.za/amp/s/io9.g...1798426562/amp



    I want one!

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    Glad I'm not the only one.
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    The Lun-class ekranoplan (aircraft flying in ground effect) designed in the USSR in the 60's. Only 1 prototype was built and was used till 1990 when it crashed. It was massive with a max takeoff weight of 544 tons!




    General characteristics


    • Length: 92.00 m (301 ft 10 in)
    • Wingspan: 37.60 m (123 ft 4 in)
    • Tail stabilizer span: 37 m (121 ft 5 in)
    • Height: 21.80 m (71 ft 6 in)
    • Wing area: 662.50 m2 (7,131.1 sq ft)
    • Empty weight: 240,000 kg (529,109 lb)
    • Max takeoff weight: 544,000 kg (1,199,315 lb)
    • Powerplant: 10 × Dobrynin VD-7 turbojet, 127.53 kN (28,670 lbf) thrust each

    Performance

    • Maximum speed: 500 km/h (311 mph; 270 kn)
    • Cruise speed: 430 km/h (267 mph; 232 kn)
    • Range: 1,500 km (932 mi; 810 nmi)
    • Ground effect altitude: 4–14 m (13 ft 1 in–45 ft 11 in)
    • Maximum sea state: 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)



    A spin off was the MD-160 slightly smaller but with 6 guided missile launchers on its back.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beesblaas View Post
    • Powerplant: 10 × Dobrynin VD-7 turbojet, 127.53 kN (28,670 lbf) thrust each

    On a interesting note, this roughly equates to 2.5 X General Electric GE90 115-B's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beesblaas View Post
    [FONT=sans-serif]The Lun-class ekranoplan (aircraft flying in ground effect) designed in the USSR in the 60's. Only 1 prototype was built and was used till 1990 when it crashed. It was massive with a max takeoff weight of 544 tons!

    This is very interesting. These things are actually know as GEV's or Ground Effect Vehicles and more often then not (always) they are licensed as marine vessels.

    Technically they don't really fly (lift from wing shape) but actually ride on a cushion of air, not to dissimilar to a hovercraft.

    Me, I would be keen to be doing 500km/h, 4m above the surface of the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Me, I would be keen to be doing 500km/h, 4m above the surface of the water.
    For me, add a 'not' before 'keen'
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    For me, add a 'not' before 'keen'
    Strangely enough the errors are self limiting. The craft "flies" at a point defined by the ground effect, so there is no accurate control of "altitude" needed.

    All you have to have is a capability to handle/survive a freak wave. They can even hop over ground/obstacles, achieving an "altitude" of 1/2 of their wingspan for short periods.

    Anyway this is an interest pictures thread, so time to keep mum and start another thread some other time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    This is very interesting. These things are actually know as GEV's or Ground Effect Vehicles and more often then not (always) they are licensed as marine vessels.

    Technically they don't really fly (lift from wing shape) but actually ride on a cushion of air, not to dissimilar to a hovercraft.

    Me, I would be keen to be doing 500km/h, 4m above the surface of the water.

    Absolutely! It must be awesome. A video of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3mvLR9qb20
    As you said above sitting in ground effect is very stable.
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    Inside the FBI's fingerprint warehouse during the 1940's.
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    The Russian's...... And then this:

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    The most flowers sold in one day in US history was the day after Elvis Priestly died at age 42.

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    The original patent from 1891 for a toilet paper roll

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    A scale model showing the size of an ancient Megalodon compared to a modern day Great White shark.

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    1952 Buick Super Riviera (well...it was once one...).

    Went 267km/h on the Bonneville salt flats in 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beesblaas View Post
    The Lun-class ekranoplan (aircraft flying in ground effect) designed in the USSR in the 60's. Only 1 prototype was built and was used till 1990 when it crashed. It was massive with a max takeoff weight of 544 tons!

    A spin off was the MD-160 slightly smaller but with 6 guided missile launchers on its back.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    This is very interesting. These things are actually know as GEV's or Ground Effect Vehicles and more often then not (always) they are licensed as marine vessels.

    Technically they don't really fly (lift from wing shape) but actually ride on a cushion of air, not to dissimilar to a hovercraft.

    Me, I would be keen to be doing 500km/h, 4m above the surface of the water.
    I've now spent a few hours reading and watching videos about these machines...really interesting.

    Ended up watching this video. Interesting video containing the history of the machine and many derivatives. Also interesting language as commntary on the video, as it was translated from Russian. Also...interesting to hear the Russian viewpoints.

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