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  1. If you are going to splice some wires, for the love of god, unless you are good at soldering, use a solder sleeve. And ALWAYS use heat shrink to protect it, worst case, use wulk tape to cover it.
  2. Does states not have their own welfare programs? Also, guess what 50% of Norway's export is, and what we have shit loads of around Svalbard and the arctics. I am not sure what the health care service in the US is, but Norway's healthcare is "adequate", or a bit worse.
  3. Go ahead, you guys would still probably tax me less than the Norwegian government. I would not mind a tax break.
  4. The Danes plan to make Greenland a independent nation, meaning it would be a political catastrophe to propose selling it to the US. However, the US might leverage making Greenland a territory or state, which would be a good offer to Greenland, who would not be able to leverage any political power on the world stage, has zero money for defense and is already defended by the US. Access to the US market without tariffs would also be a huge plus for the Greenland economy. Personally, I think Norway should be given Greenland, as it was taken by Denmark from Norway by force. If the US gets Greenland, it would be pretty much the village bicycle of the Atlantic, being passed around from state to state.
  5. I have a few questions regarding US gun laws: Do US firearms come with a identification number that is registered to an owner, that the police can search up in a database? In that case, could police then do random check ups on people's firearms to check if the firearm has been stolen? In the case the registration number is gone, or scratched up, the police could confiscate the firearm, until the owner gets a new registration plate or re-registers the gun. This way, the US would know how many guns each person owns, and how many in total in the US. A national fire arms register could be established, which could be checked with medical and police records of the owner and the house hold. If the police see a mentally ill person stockpiling weapons commonly used by mass shooters, they could put them on a watch list. And what about a incentive for people to buy less "assault weapons" with either a tax on the more lethal weapons, or a discount on the more personal defense oriented firearms. Let's say all small compact pistols with equal or less than 15 rounds in the magazine gets a 15% discount. Or all hunting rifles that can contain more than 5 rounds have a 10% tax. The idea would to instead of banning all sorts of useless things, we could incentivies people to buy less lethal and more practical weapons. Enthusiasts could still own their AR-15 with 200 round drum mag, with a bumpstock and night vision scope, while the average bloke would probably own a cheap and compact pistol for concealed carry in self defense.
  6. So what is the deal with the US wanting to buy Greenland again? Is it to claim more of the arctic continental shelf? To box in Canada? To protect the northern atlantic sea route from invasoin? Is it because of the raw resources found in Greenland with the ice going away? To use Hans Island as a pretext to invade Canada? Or do Trump just want some ice for his beer? If we say that the Danes would sell Greenland to the US or the Greenland goverment voted to join the US, would it become a state or a terretory like Puerto Rico? Source: https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/3JXB59/trump-bekrefter-groenland-interesse-det-er-en-stor-investering?utm_source=vgfront&utm_content=row-1
  7. No, sadly I did not. Though it is set up to be able to take a large array, with a lot of weight to spare. I apologize for the incomplete submission.
  8. Apparently there was a attempted mass shooting in Bærum, Norway. A guy armed with a shotgun and a pistol, plus some other guns shot up a Mosque, but luckily failed to kill anyone, and was subdued by a 75 year old man. He is now charged with attempted murder of three people. He was a ethnically white Norwegian man in his early 20s. He has no previous notable crime record and lives in the same area as the Mosque. He wore a NATO sweater (Norwegian army sweater) and a bullet proof vest. The media really wanted to hammer in the fact that he was ethnically Norwegian and white. Source: https://www.vg.no/nyheter/i/g7Rb1k/skyteepisode-i-moske-i-baerum
  9. In the area, where I live, which is not more expensive compared to the rest of the country, the square meter price is roughly 3750 USD per square meter. This makes large houses expensive, so you want to use space as efficiently as possible. Electric floor heating is almost universally used only on bathrooms until recently, since they have tiles, which get very cold. Since the total watt usually roughly equals your average heater, and the very cheap power we have here, the electricity efficiency is not really a factor. What is a huge factor, is installation cost. Adding a boiler, water pump, heating element, piping, valves and thermostats is very expensive, especially when the typical plumber costs 135USD an hour. Oil heating is now banned. You have the refill a gas tank, and store in in a safe area, which is a huge hassle. Wood is plenty and cheap, but requires frequent refilling and a lot of space, usually people opt for a fireplace instead. Electric floor eating is relatively cheap. The construction worker simply lays it down into the floor before adding the concrete, and the electrician puts a temperature measure wire below the floor tile to the thermostat, while also wiring the thermostat. This requires 1 10A fuse, probably 20m of cable and a thermostat. Recent advances allows you to cut heating elements into size from rolls of fabric, and just lay it under the flooring. Heating pumps are a very recent thing, and don't really work too well. They do provide cheaper heating, but cost a lot of initially install, and takes 20 years to pay off themselves. This is because of very low temperatures in the winter and low electricity prices. Ground heating fixes the cold issue, but is very expensive. Cooling is rarely a issue. Since it usually never gets hotter than 24 degrees C around here. Record was 32,4 degrees C. Recently, heating all the floors as gotten more popular. But this is usually done when retrofitting old houses. Which is extremely expensive to do by water born heating. If I get the money to build my own house, I'll probably build a house with water born heating, but most construction companies shy's away from it.
  10. Nordic Feminist Design Division presents: P2055 “Gaupen” Table of basic statistics: Parameter Value Mass, combat 65 metric ton Length, combat (transport) 7050mm Width, combat (transport) 3877mm Height, combat (transport) 2000mm Ground Pressure, MMP (nominal) 297Kn/m2 Estimated Speed 60Kp/h Estimated range 400Km Crew, number (roles) 2 (Commander, Gunner/Driver) Main armament, caliber (ammo count ready/stowed) 200mm L40 gun. (40 rounds, 15 in first autoloader). Secondary armament, caliber (ammo count ready/stowed) 7,62mm GPM (1200 rounds). 12,7mm HMG (500 rounds) Vehicle designer’s notes: The P2250 was designed to be as heavily armored as possible, with the smallest weight and profile. We tried to make use of the new experimental technologies and developed our own hydrostatic transmission and hydropneumatic suspension. This allowed much greater low speed mobility and some interesting arrangements. With the cannon mounted to the chassis, the autoloader became simplified and allowed a higher theoretical rate of fire and a reduction of crew to only 2. Mobility: 1. Link to Appendix 1- Not realized because of lack of weight value. 2. Engine - Kharkov 5TD (increased to 6 cylinder), 16L, 800HP, water cooled, constant speed. 3. Transmission - Hydrostatic, 1 Forward, 1 Neutral and 1 Reverse, engine forward; motor and controls in the rear, is a continuously variable transmission, allow the engine to run at a constant speed with instant torque. It features hydraulic breaking and locking on top of normal friction breaks, also has a minor regenerative capabilities. Appendix Location of drive train components and their connections: 4.Fuel - Diesel, 1000L, sponsons, 400km, was planning to add optional fuel barrels for increased range, but scrapped because of time limit. 5. Powerpack is set up as an open circuit hydraulic system, allowing it to power auxiliary equipment and other subsystems like the auto loader and suspension, or power tools. Appendix 6. Suspension- Hydropneumatic (Nitrogen), 500mm suspension travel, 500mm ground clearance. The suspension is a fully adjustable in arm suspension using a slider crank design. Each arm has a built in shock absorber and can be either electronically or manually adjusted. Each unit has an overpressure valve to limit damage to the unit during very rough travel. Each unit is a bolt on unit, making replacements easy and fast. Appendix View of the suspension: Survivability: Red: Ammunition and cannon. Blue: Composite armor. Grey: Drive line components. Green: Fuel. Brown: Crew. 1. Link to Appendix 1 - Not realized. 2. Link to Appendix 2- Not Realized, has a 1000mm deep armor cavity at 1,79m^3 at the front, with a 900mm deep armor cavity at 180mm height on each sponsons. 3. Non-specified survivability features and other neat tricks- Very low profile vehicle with the ability to further reduce its profile by lowering its suspension. Very low profile while in hull down position. Has blow off panels, light panels that are screwed in place to break off when ammunition ignites. Fuel is used as side armor. Firepower: A. Weapons: 1. Link to Appendix 1- Not realized. 2. Main Weapon- a. Smoothbore cannon (510 MPa working pressure). b. 200mm caliber. c. Ammunition: Common: 200 x 900 mm brass case, estimated 50kg. HEAT: Not realized. HE: Not relied. AP: Not realized. d. Ammo stowage arrangement- 15 rounds stored in primary shell conveyor, 25 rounds stored in secondary shell conveyor. Entire system has blow off panels above it. The system is powered by the tanks hydraulic circuit. B. Optics: 1. Primary gunsight- two axis stabilized gunners sight. 2. Drivers 3 vison telescopes. Commander features 360 degree coverage form the copula with a 4x sight connected to the RCWS. C. FCS: 1. FCS- Gun is rigidly mounted to the chassis. The gunner can select a firing mode to put the vehicle into precision mode. Tracks turn to traverse the cannon, and the suspension adjusts to elevate to depress the gun. The gunners controls feeds into the suspensions control system, modifying the pressure in each individual suspension unit to accomplish the right elevation/depression. A gyroscope keeps track of the vehicles tilt and adjusts accordingly. The commanders station has duplicated controls and features a fully rotatable commanders copula with a range finder and 12,7mm remote operated HMG. The commander can measure the range and move the tank accordingly, giving a sort of hunter-killer system. 2. Link to Appendix 3- May be added in the future. Fightability: 1. Ease of service and maintenance on the suspension units. 2. Low maintenance transmission, hydraulic motors do not require a lot of maintenance. 3. Reduced brake wear because of hydraulic parking break and minor regenerative breaking. 4. Reduced engine wear from running on a stable RPM. 5. It has a 200mm cannon. 6. Has a remote controlled weapons station, allowing the commander to avoid peaking his head out when firing on infantry. Free expression zone: The Nordic Feminist Design Division felt that there was a sever lack of special needs armored fighting vehicles which strives against our glories republics values. The team set out to make the most inclusive vehicle possible. The turret was quickly removed as it was seen as offensive to the crippled, gifted people of our republic. Next was the issue with the height. The tank was too high to climb aboard for midgets little people, so a adjustable suspension was installed to allow the tank to lower itself. It was also of the highest importance that even our machines would bow to our Serene Highness. The gun was requested to be of at least 200mm caliber, which our lead engineer said was outrageous (our lead engineer has been REDACTED, and has been replaced by a more suiting, and diverse individual). Our lead engineer agreed and work began to install the gun. Our female engineers noted that the ammunition was too heavy to be loaded manually for a woman, and was deemed discriminatory, so a autoloader was developed to accommodate the superior gender. As of currently our team failed to meet the deadline and has been REDACTED. Our team has been sent on a holiday in the North to sunbath in the north. A picture of our team of engineers going to work. All Hail Serene Highness. (I will try to add the schematics tomorrow for the suspension and transmission, but it is 01:30 here, and I am taking the bus to work at 06:00. )
  11. HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY FOLKS!
  12. Quick question, are rubber band tracks and tires allowed?
  13. Not sure where to post this, but I found this interesting:
  14. Paper panzer, so colors are still being decided upon. Current model aims at a high cd coefficent. A more track orientated model might be developed later. I never really get why people have this kind of dirty pleasure about Crossovers in my country, or SUVs as they are called here. Reasons people state that they like them are: 1. They have a lot of cargo space. 2. They have better ground clearance. 3. They need it go visit their cabin. 4. They feel they have a better view of the surroundings. 5. They like sitting more upright. 6. They like stepping into the vehicle. 1. This is simply not true for 99% of European models. They are pretty much raised hatchbacks, and actually have smaller cargo space, car manufacturers usually use liters to measure the cargo volume, but because of the taller trunk, the number gets inflated. Often the station wagon provides equal or more trunk space. 2. Again, I have never needed extra ground clearance in my country, even with out sometimes miserable road quality. I even know people that slammed their cars and still got to their cabins in the winter. If it is really important, you can simply buy the off road variant of the station wagon. 3. Again a lie, since they have managed to go to their cabins for a few years with their FWD hatchbacks with no problems. Simply learn to not slam the gas pedal and buy proper winter tires and you will have no issues. 4x4 is extremely overrated, especially in most Crossovers. Besides, most, if not all other car models comes with 4x4. 4. While true that you can look above some low cars, you will for the most part be just looking at peoples car roofs, instead of their windshields. This comes at the cost of lower close up visibility, which is so bad in some cases that back up cameras are almost mandatory. 5. Though this is person taste, most comfort chairs are more layed back. Like car seats. 6. I remember before the crossover thing took off, it was considered a hassle to climb into taller vehicles. For the most part, a off road station wagon should be able to fill in all the above needs, minus sitting upright, and better vision. It would be cheaper, safer and much better in performance. If you want the taller vehicle with the bigger trunk, buy a MPV, it literally fulfills all the above requirements much better than a crossover. A crossover is typically almost 40% more expensive, weights more, breaks down more often, costs more in maintenance, requires a bigger engine, has worse fuel economy, requires wider tires which causes more road noise and "trailing", has a higher center of gravity which makes it much more dangerous in accidents and has worse overall close in vision increasing the risk of running over children or hitting small objects. They are usually also sold as a hybrid, making their long range fuel economy even worse, having worse range and poorer towing. If you want a bigger car, buy a bigger car, but don't go around telling bullshit lies because you are too ashamed to admit you want a bigger car.
  15. Videos of live fire exercise celebrating that Forsvaret has finally received its last CV90s: https://www.tu.no/artikler/vi-har-samlet-det-beste-fra-cv90s-skytedemonstrasjon-i-en-video/464305 https://www.tu.no/artikler/vi-sender-live-forsvaret-feirer-panservogn-leveranse-med-skarpskyting/463551 Another video from forsvaret:
  16. So it levitates on a cushion of gas? I read something about it on the War Thunder forum that it used bearings. Is the gas used for counteracting the rotation? Page 7 SH_MM talks about liquids in armor. The only time I know the forum talked about it. Bronez also links a document: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/prep.201500137/full
  17. Ah, I see. By ignition air, do you mean the air that goes into the cylinder for combustion? And why use air as cooling instead of watercooling? Considering the recovery turbine, I think it could be possible to use a gas turbine for even better power and acceleration, which also doubles as a APU. Water injection is also a alternative.
  18. Pfft, of course not, who would want to squeeze more power out of it? he he * discreetly crumples paper and throws in trash*
  19. Recently was bored one day and drew up a simple car design. For the most part based on the Tesla Model S, Lamborghini Huracan, Mercedes S class and Volvo Polestar 2. The idea was to make a more aerodynamic car, the front is a continuous tear drop shape instead of a notch for the hood. This is possible since its a BEV. The rear is a Kammback to maximize performance and design, while still being practical and not ugly. No side mirrors, just cameras like in the Audi E-tron. It has a low profile (exaggerated in the drawing) plastic skirt along its bottom, to protect it from rust, with the bumpers made completely out of plastic/glassfiber. Door handles slide into the side when the car comes up to speed, in the case of a power failure, they pop out. It would be flat bottom, with a optional diffuser for better handling, the radiator exhaust if routed down under the car to energize the air, with the help of the Meredith effect. Windows, and lights are just there for looks, I am not good at drawing those. Feel free to scrutinize it.
  20. Interesting, I always thought magnesium was very hard to weld. I guess it stems from the fear of the entire work piece catching fire, even if it is very unlikely. Do you use the supercharger as a blower or for better torque and low end RPM? For the compound turbo, is it something like this: I suppose that you could have a compound turbo sized so that it spools up at a large way of the rev range. For example. Lets say the tank spends most of its time between 800-1400 RPM, then it would be able to produce enough exhaust gas to power the turbine at roughly 8-900 RPM, and for the higher rev range rarely used, a turbocharger would be employed? So, if I understand the engine correctly, at low RPM, the supercharger would be used to provide power and compression instead of using the crank to compression. At medium RPM the recovery turbine would have been spooled up to max, and at higher RPM the supercharger would be decoupled by a magnetic clutch or similar and the turbocharger would kick in. Am I correct? or am I completely off? Also, are gas turbine turbochargers allowed, @N-L-M? Well, the thing is, a CVT, is a continuously variable transmission, meaning infinite gears in theory. Which means you can have a gearbox with a ratio of 1 to 20, with anything in between. Like 15, 12, 7, 2, 10,12312321 etc. This means that the engine will always have the appropriate gear ratio for the RPM. No gear selection, just the engine humming happily at its optimal RPM. You can, however have a selector for economy and power. Lets say the engine produces its max power at 3000RPM, but runs the most efficient at 2000RPM, then the transmission would aim to always have the engine at 2000RPM for economy, or 3000 RPm for max power. You should have a "first gear" and reverse gear though, as a conventional CVT provides poor torque initially, and is incapable of switching direction. It would have 3 gears, first gear, continuous gear and reverse. Love your engine so far btw, certainly a neglected design in the automotive world.
  21. Are you sure you can use compound turbo and a ordinary turbo? Wont the compound turbo rob the exhaust of all its energy? Also, will the engine run at a constant rpm? If not, I am not sure if a compound turbo would be worth it. If you want the maximum out of the turbo, you can use a 3 stage turbo setup, and small, medium and large turbo to cover the entire range and pressure. I don't remember if variable geometry turbos are invented yet. Also, is the vehicles auxiliary power, powered by the exhaust? Why do the driver need theses gears? Also, if you want better economy, why not simply have a economy and power option for the driver. How weld-able is this magnesium alloy?
  22. Not really, you can make gasoline engines with high start torque too. To main reason diesel is used by the military is fuel efficiency. The issue with having a good torque curve on a gasoline car usually gives it horrible fuel economy. Just remember to factor in how huge exhaust can get. Especially turbo exhausts. And I am all for special engines.
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