1. Hama Neggs

    Hama Neggs Senior Member

    But they are just passive tubes, aren't they? Why would they not drain in the air just the same as on the ground?
  2. WeedWhacker

    WeedWhacker Senior Member

    No, they only act as "drains", once the engine (attached to the strut) has shut down.

    AND even then, only on some occasions does ANYTHING "drip" out. Not often, actually. Usually unburnt fuel.
  3. Efftup

    Efftup Senior Member

    is it a bit like the overflow tube on your car's radiator bottle?
    I know my old ZX had one. there was a long plastic tube attached to the outlet pipe at the top that just poked downwards so any excess would just drain out the bottom of the car.

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  4. TEEJ

    TEEJ Senior Member

    An image search drew a blank for me. Any ideas?

  5. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

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  6. M Bornong

    M Bornong Senior Member

    I found it on this site, http://mahoney.aero/pics/
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  7. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Nice find. How did you track it down? I tried Tineye and Google Images, as well as various keyword searches, and couldn't find it.
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  8. TEEJ

    TEEJ Senior Member

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  9. M Bornong

    M Bornong Senior Member

    I guess I got lucky with my description.


    Now that I'm taking a second look at it, it's not the exact photo, Yours is from a lower angle, but all the stains on the tanks, the numbers and painting on the wall line up, I think we have the same plane.
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  10. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

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  11. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    Shared on CGS FB page with the usual accompanying comments about barium etc and expressions of disgust


    According to the Flickr page it's taken from:

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  12. Igrokush1

    Igrokush1 Member

    That's an amazing pic either way!
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  13. Igrokush1

    Igrokush1 Member

    Ice crystals carrying different light wavelengths? I'd like to hear NASA explain that. I think it would be more common. I mean, the whole 'aerodynamic' contrail idea. But, wow the colors man!
  14. Igrokush1

    Igrokush1 Member

    I'll post some pics soon of one day we all watched many contrails diverge to form one sky FULL of what appeared to be rain clouds. 9am-5pm Nov.8th, Redding CA to Yreka. I've never seem so many all join together to form a dark cloud mass, we (many people in town) counted approximately 30 contrails in the sky. The flight finder could only verify about half of those. They cross, bond, and form dark cloud matter. Whatever the cause, it was quite amazing.
  15. Spectrar Ghost

    Spectrar Ghost Senior Member

    Ice crystals don't "carry" any wavelengths. Iridescence is caused by the cumulative diffraction through many similarly sized Water droplets or ice crystals. It's somewhat similar to the way a rainbow works except a rainbow reflects light back towards the observer through total internal reflection, while iridescence requires backlighting.
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  16. MikeC

    MikeC Senior Member

    Rainbows can be caused by various things - and since you asked specifically for NASA's explaination here it is!
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  17. skephu

    skephu Senior Member

    Another example of a deliberate hoax posted on Facebook by Madison Star Moon:

    A commenter asks:
    The posted photo deliberately omits the source and the title of the video so it's quite hard to find the original. But it turns out that this is a screenshot from one of the latest episodes of the Canadian documentary TV series "D├ęcouverte" (Discovery) which presents the development of the Bombardier CSeries aircraft. The segment with the image above can be watched here:

    In the segment it is clearly explained (in French) that the barrels are ballast tanks that simulate the weight of the passengers.

    To answer Julie Marie Alderton's question: The person in the photo is Nicolas Tamestit, flight test engineer, his paycheck is signed by Bombardier Inc., and he lives in Montreal, Canada. Here's a video where he presents his work in some detail:

    and he also explains how the water-filled ballast tanks are used during the flight testing:

    It is obvious that the photo posted by Madison Star Moon is a deliberate hoax as whoever made the screenshot of the video must have watched the entire video and must have been well aware that it presents the flight testing of the Bombardier CSeries and the tanks are ballast tanks containing water.

    Screenshots from an older Bombardier CSeries flight testing video were even used to create images like this one:

    In fact this is from this video titled "Flight Test Crew Emergency Egress and Evacuation Testing", at 1:45 in the video:
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  18. skephu

    skephu Senior Member

    Interesting... someone on Facebook commented "Do you have a link to the video?" to the photo above (on Amanda Danielle's page). I was wondering whether Amanda would post the link, and then everyone would see it's the Bombardier CSeries flight test. Guess what happened? The request for the link was deleted.

    I really can't help but think that Amanda deliberately deceives her audience.
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  19. TEEJ

    TEEJ Senior Member

    Yesterday I sent that person a link to the video. I also sent it to a few others asking questions in the comments. I haven't received replies from any of them.
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  20. skephu

    skephu Senior Member

    Then maybe he deleted his own comment, although I don't see why he would do that.
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  21. TEEJ

    TEEJ Senior Member

    Possibly they deleted their comments after seeing the video? Perhaps they contacted Amanda and informed them that an "NSA shill" had made contact with them and was spreading "propaganda"? The mind boggles as to what goes on in the fantasy world that is Amanda and her followers!
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  22. cmnit

    cmnit Member

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  23. TEEJ

    TEEJ Senior Member

    Cmnit, I had a quick spin through the comments and at least one person does research and questioned the source.:)

  24. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    This picture has started doing the rounds on Facebook as an "engine modified for chemtrail spraying". I think it may have initially been spread as a joke, but some people seem to be sharing it seriously.


    In reality it is a snow cannon, used to generate artificial snow cover at ski resorts.


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  25. derwoodii

    derwoodii Senior Member

    barrels aloft? told its beer on route to troops

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