My favorite BBC presenter is James May of Top Gear fame. He has several series if you wish to look them up. In this episode they race the Germans over a 10 mile course between two cities that at one time were connected with rail service. Lots of interesting contraptions, RC, Glow Engines, Lipo’s, the logic of how they powered the rails and etc… An interesting show touching on many topics any modeler would appreciate.
No serious consideration of global warming is complete with viewing this documentary. Many professors, a founder of Green Peace, weather specialits and forcasters. A former adviser to UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, BBC Broadcaster and other scientists.
Martin Durkin’s Great Global Warming Swindle:
After discussing with a college professor who was convinced “man caused” global warming was a real and present danger because another professor he asked said it was true and because of a movie. I took time watch his movie: Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”. I was amazed at how convincing it was. You’ll find Inconvenient Truth is quite thoroughly debunked in the Great Global Warming Swindle above. Particularly the lie that increasing CO2 in the atmosphere preceded rise in temperatures when actually when temps increased CO2 increases lagged by approximately 800 years. A fraudulent attempt to deceive millions into believing the Global Warming hoax. I can see certainly see how many were duped into believing this nonsense. American’s don’t often take time to become students of important issues. They just accept the explanation that sounds best to them and move on. This sad and simple truth is the tendency that so many scams are built upon.
Professor Tim Ball, Department of Climatology, University of Winnipeg: Prof. Ball: Climate Science Articles and News
Professor Nir Shaviv, Institute of Physics University of Jerusalem: Prof Nir Shaviv’s Blog ScienceBits
Lord Nigel Lawson of Blaby: Member of Parliament
Professor Ian Clark, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa: Prof’s Home Page at U of O
Dr. Piers Corbyn, Climate Forcaster, Weather Action: Weather Action
Professor John Christy, Lead Author IPCC: Wiki: University of Alabama in Huntsville Atmospheric Science Department
Professor Philip Stott, Dept of BioGeography, University of London: Wiki
Professor Richard Lindzen, IPCC & MIT: Wiki: Professor of Meteorology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Professor Patrick Michaels, Department of Enviromental Sciences, University of Virginia, Cato Institute: Wiki: CATO Institute; Director, Center for the Study of Science
Professor Frederick Singer, Former Director US National Weather Service: Wiki:Heartland Institute, Currently Director, the Science and Environmental Policy Project
Professor Carl Wunsch, Oceanography at MIT, Visiting Professor Oceanoraphy Harvard University and University College London, Senior Visiting Fellow Mathematics and Physics Cambridge, Author 4 major textbooks on Oceanography.: Wiki: MIT Professors information & publications page
Since temperatures have been falling for years and so much of “Global Warming” and the IPCC report has been completely discredited, they want to change the name of the religion to “Climate Change”. A hoax is a hoax no mater the name.
A company designed a flying car called the Mizar around a Ford Pinto and a the wings, tail and pusher engine of a Cessna Skymaster.
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Here is the promo video for this intrepid product:
The designer Smolinski and his associate, Harold Blake, were killed in the resulting fiery crash. See the wiki page HERE. It’s reported there were 2 completed and 3 others under construction. I wonder if under some dusty cover somewhere there is another the Mizar Air Car?
Blogsite with more information and newspaper clippings: The Flying Pinto That Killed It’s Inventor
The Aircraft/Car dream has been attempted many times, maybe you remember the Moller Skycar. Like so many others, it offered great promise to investors yet is reported to have never done anything but tethered hover tests in 2003. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against this or any other concept. In fact, I have some “kook in the garage” sketches of my own ideas for a garage-able flying car. I don’t doubt any nut-crackers* sincerity here, just recognizing the useful and acceptable shape of a car isn’t a very friendly shape for an aircraft.
Moller Skycar Tests:
Story: Is Moller on the Ropes?
A link to Moller International is not provided as my computer warned me of a virus threat when i tried to visit it.
nut-cracker; In this context, person with sincere desire to solve a difficult problem.