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Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,642
Posted By Revoltingest

Given the kind of function they perform, they're...

Given the kind of function they perform, they're quite reliable.
Total fly-by-wire control systems do well.
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,642
Posted By Revoltingest

Time will illuminate, as automation becomes more...

Time will illuminate, as automation becomes more sophisticated, capable & robust.
Human beings aren't so upgradable.
Note also that the F-16 is aerodynamically unstable, so the pilot actually...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,642
Posted By Revoltingest

Thanx for the quoted text. The workarounds...

Thanx for the quoted text.
The workarounds mentioned don't appear to be directly related to the crashes of the 737 Max though.
I'm only speculating based upon (unreliable) info in the news, but it...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,642
Posted By Revoltingest

Actually, a trained human brain is also fallible....

Actually, a trained human brain is also fallible. Investigations of numerous crashes show the plane warning the pilot that he's in trouble, yet the pilot ignores the warnings, eg, flying into...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,642
Posted By Revoltingest

I can't read your article because I've reached my...

I can't read your article because I've reached my limit of free ones.
It would be more properly called a new design based upon an earlier airframe.
Note also that the crash appears to be a failure...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,642
Posted By Revoltingest

The pilot actually was too low. He was performing...

The pilot actually was too low. He was performing a dangerous
maneuver, & hadn't properly prepared for his flight plan.
Ref....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_296
Ideally, pilots...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,349
Posted By Revoltingest

Someone made it about taxes & accounting. I...

Someone made it about taxes & accounting. I addressed that.
It's significant because your local LBS won't fail for that reason.
We've lost some here for various reasons, one of which was an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

For the sake of accuracy, the update didn't say...

For the sake of accuracy, the update didn't say "under" or "below" 20 pounds.
Even a 1.5# reduction looks costly.
But my "costly" might be someone else's cheap.
$500 might do it, but I wouldn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,349
Posted By Revoltingest

It seems that New Yorkers don't speak "southern",...

It seems that New Yorkers don't speak "southern", & misunderstood my
message of polite dismissal, & agreement to disagree about tax accounting.
This should help......
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,349
Posted By Revoltingest

So you aren't actually in the business, eh. ...

So you aren't actually in the business, eh.
Bless your heart.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,349
Posted By Revoltingest

Federal tax law applies in all states & cities...

Federal tax law applies in all states & cities within, even NYC.
Do you claim a lost rent deduction from your taxes?
How much commercial property do you manage?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,349
Posted By Revoltingest

I avoid NYC if at all possible. I'm just...

I avoid NYC if at all possible.
I'm just telling you how accounting & tax law actually work.
Ask your own CPA to verify.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,349
Posted By Revoltingest

There's no deduction for rent one doesn't...

There's no deduction for rent one doesn't receive.
(Although there are accounting complexities when using the accrual system.)
So there's no financial or tax advantage to leaving a unit vacant....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

About being the "best folder".... ...

About being the "best folder"....
https://smallbusiness.chron.com/puffery-advertising-24357.html

It's like advertising that Coors beer is the "most refreshing".
Has anyone here felt betrayed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

If I were a svelte athlete, & racing my Helix in...

If I were a svelte athlete, & racing my Helix in a Tour de Something, 3# would be a deal breaker.
But I'm not, & I won't, so it isn't.
No other 24 incher will fit where I'll carry it.
24" is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

I don't know about that feature. But I aim mine...

I don't know about that feature.
But I aim mine as low as practical, looking for road features.
I don't think I'd blind anyone who isn't lying in the road.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

I've owned bikes with different kinds of dynamos....

I've owned bikes with different kinds of dynamos. The hub ones are nice, but are spendy
& specific to one bike. The wheel rubbers don't work consistently in snow. But a good
battery operated light...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

The rear is indeed similar to bikes like...

The rear is indeed similar to bikes like Brompton, so the Helix only has
a relative weight penalty in the bigger size of its rear latch & rear hinge.
But it less compact folders like my Dahon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

On the front fork, the latching is accomplished...

On the front fork, the latching is accomplished within the upper & lower tubes.
The helical hinge is unloaded. It just happens to be near the latch.
On the rear triangle, the hinge is down by the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

Adding to others' thoughts on why the frame is a...

Adding to others' thoughts on why the frame is a little heavy......

- Most bikes use folding joints where the hinges are part of the latch
mechanisms. The Helix frame hinges & latches are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

These days, I only work for free....if it's a...

These days, I only work for free....if it's a good cause.
That's actually what the bike is for, ie, transportation around vast museum
complexes (historic engines) where I volunteer. The roads are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

I copied & pasted text directly from the Helix...

I copied & pasted text directly from the Helix site.
This was because of the question about rolling on 2 wheels or 1.
So, no....I do not work for them.
My only connection is having ordered one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

On the issue of this thread still being...

On the issue of this thread still being needed.....
We're awaiting reviews from buyers as they receive their bikes.
We have many questions, answers to which will affect feedback to Helix,
future...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

It's when one whines in British. ...

It's when one whines in British.

Wow....whooda thunk that discussing a folding bike would get as
drama filled as controversial forums about abortion, politics or Brexit?
At least Godwin's Law...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 382,065
Posted By Revoltingest

When buying a brand new product facing many risks...

When buying a brand new product facing many risks & delays,
I find that the results are the same for both optimism & pessimism.
But the former is good for mental health, & the latter annoys others....
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