Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering

2021-04-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Somewhere near the middle of his soliloquy, Mike talks about having to upgrade his computer to run the fluid flow simulations for many different wings. I still have the bamboo K 12"er that my Mom gave me, that she used in college. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ9mg9g0D7c=1050s On Wed, Apr 21,

Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering

2021-04-21 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
- From: Mercedes On Behalf Of Floyd Thursby via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:15 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Floyd Thursby Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering That's because you can't buy white polyester short sleeved shirts, skinny black ties, can't smoke Luckies while working,

Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering

2021-04-21 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
The 200th flight was cancelled for snow. -Original Message- From: Mercedes On Behalf Of Dan Penoff via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:13 AM To: Okie Benz Cc: Dan Penoff Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering That was an interesting watch. I was into the X-15 stuff when I

Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering

2021-04-21 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Floyd Thursby Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering That's because you can't buy white polyester short sleeved shirts, skinny black ties, can't smoke Luckies while working, and black thick-rim spectacle frames are no longer available. Impossible to accomplish any real e

Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering

2021-04-21 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
That's because you can't buy white polyester short sleeved shirts, skinny black ties, can't smoke Luckies while working, and black thick-rim spectacle frames are no longer available. Impossible to accomplish any real engineering what with all these damn computers. --FT On 4/20/21 3:55 PM,

Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering

2021-04-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That was an interesting watch. I was into the X-15 stuff when I was a kid, but had no idea there were so many flights. I liked the parts about the ablative coatings they were using on it, and how they designed the turbines in the engines to run on the fuel and use it to keep the engine nozzles

Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering

2021-04-20 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I've heard it said that we would not be able to recreate a Saturn-V rocket engine today. Not because we don't have the plans, but because we no longer have the skilled people who know how to make the parts and fit them all together. Allan G Mann via Mercedes writes: > Without these dedicated

Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering

2021-04-20 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Without these dedicated men, both engineers and pilots, and skilled machinists capable of actually building anything thrown at them, we would not have the high level of tech we have today. The "current crop of geniuses" don't have that seed of "right stuff" to "Get'ter Done" . On Tue, Apr 20,

[MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering

2021-04-20 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Back from when guys with slide rules and pocket protectors did the thinking. https://youtu.be/7zR26e504uI Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: