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Forum: Car Chat 11-30-13, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By Fly4u
Nearly 70,000 license-built Rolls Royce Merlin...

Nearly 70,000 license-built Rolls Royce Merlin engines were built during WW2 as Packard Merlins for allied aircraft and PT boats at Packard building 22. Almost no conveyance has a sweeter sound than...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-30-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,258
Posted By Fly4u
I haven't noticed this either, and 90% of my...

I haven't noticed this either, and 90% of my drives are with the rear seats/trunk empty. Wonder if a heavy aft section with people and cargo significantly alters the ride?

Are your tires old...
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-23-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 730
Posted By Fly4u
*Sigh* Aviation safety has always been and...

*Sigh*

Aviation safety has always been and will continue to be based on conservatism, cost/benefit analysis, and sifting through reams of data prior to enacting a change. I'm amazed at the...
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-23-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 730
Posted By Fly4u
There are exceptions to every rule or fable, and...

There are exceptions to every rule or fable, and perhaps Yeager is one; he certainly does not invalidate the premise as it generally applies to mere mortals.

In my 41 years of flying, I've known...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-23-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By Fly4u
Absolutely agree with this sentiment! In my...

Absolutely agree with this sentiment! In my younger years each vehicle was successively more powerful and better equipped, a sort of "climbing the ladder." I reached the nirvana of raw performance...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-22-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By Fly4u
I like my ES300h a lot, but after owning 20+...

I like my ES300h a lot, but after owning 20+ vehicles the magic was gone after a few weeks. For what it is and the price paid, Lexus did a terrific job putting all the pieces together.
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-22-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 730
Posted By Fly4u
Ever hear of the expression "There are old pilots...

Ever hear of the expression "There are old pilots and bold pilots but no old bold pilots?" Many of us have a natural or well earned penchant for operational conservatism. Obviously the "evidence"...
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-22-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 730
Posted By Fly4u
Thank you! Ugh, maybe there will be...

Thank you!

Ugh, maybe there will be designated "no cellphone" sections..... brings memories of the no-smoking sections! Deadheading pilots would take refuge in the available cockpit jumpseats!
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-22-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 730
Posted By Fly4u
You really want to take a spin down that road...

You really want to take a spin down that road again?

Fourth bullet-point in the summary: http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=15255

That is why UAL has adopted a...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-22-13, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By Fly4u
Cocomats floor mats to replace the bland stock...

Cocomats floor mats to replace the bland stock items.
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-21-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,000
Posted By Fly4u
I just installed blue with tan dotted Cocomats to...

I just installed blue with tan dotted Cocomats to replace the stock mats. Goes well with my Deep Sea Mica with parchment interior.
Forum: Car Chat 11-19-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By Fly4u
Kudos to Jaguar, but the real test is to maintain...

Kudos to Jaguar, but the real test is to maintain the lofty rating with consistency.
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-16-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,716
Posted By Fly4u
An interesting assertion considering the Soviets...

An interesting assertion considering the Soviets were unable to intercept and destroy the SR-71.

The defection of Viktor Belenko with a MIG 25 gifted western powers with a robustly constructed...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-14-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,801
Posted By Fly4u
I've never been a believer in the philosophy of...

I've never been a believer in the philosophy of wasting oil between manufacturer guidance, particularly in a vehicle operating with synthetic.
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-12-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 59,623
Posted By Fly4u
Nice choice, and welcome! Mine is identical...

Nice choice, and welcome! Mine is identical except for the lack of leather seating surfaces.
Exterior color is gorgeous when clean, but be warned, it dirties-up almost as easily as black!!
...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-12-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,327
Posted By Fly4u
I just drove about 40 miles past "E" and the...

I just drove about 40 miles past "E" and the range indicating "0". Gallons added was 15.8, and I generally completely top-off with 3 "click" disconnects after the main service. (won't do that if...
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-12-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By Fly4u
I have no need for a gym membership as my favored...

I have no need for a gym membership as my favored aerobic exercises are running outdoors or stationary bike. During layovers on the job, most hotels have reasonably good to excellent gym facilities....
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-10-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,327
Posted By Fly4u
I concur, the "E" level is very conservative. ...

I concur, the "E" level is very conservative. IIRC the most ever pumped into the tank was around 16 gallons. Typically, around 15 gallons or so.
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-06-13, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,716
Posted By Fly4u
Just received this issue of Aviation "Leak", a...

Just received this issue of Aviation "Leak", a weekly magazine legendary for groundbreaking coverage and first-release discussion of aerospace issues. This is not the first time A.W. featured a...
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-05-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Fly4u
That is a spectacularly stunning and chilling...

That is a spectacularly stunning and chilling video, particularly amazing as all involved survived.

My greatest fear in aviation is both the mid-air collision and uncontrollable fire. I would...
Forum: Car Chat 11-05-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,526
Posted By Fly4u
I had an '88 RX-7, drove it uneventfully for 3...

I had an '88 RX-7, drove it uneventfully for 3 years. Loved the car, particularly the "riding on rails" chassis dynamics, but not the lamentable choice of automatic* trans! Frankly, this was during...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-05-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,439
Posted By Fly4u
Absolutely agree! My previous vehicle was a '10...

Absolutely agree! My previous vehicle was a '10 Fusion Hybrid and I nearly purchased a '13 version as replacement. The interior is still a bit crude and MPG is woefully below EPA estimates..
...
Forum: Car Chat 11-05-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,526
Posted By Fly4u
I first saw the newly-designed 1994 SAAB 900 at...

I first saw the newly-designed 1994 SAAB 900 at an auto show and fell in love with the bodystyle, interior, and perceived quirkiness of the brand. The fact SAAB has an aerospace history was a mild...
Forum: Car Chat 11-04-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,526
Posted By Fly4u
My 1994 SAAB 900 experience harkens straight from...

My 1994 SAAB 900 experience harkens straight from automobile hell. OK, possibly the older build "real" SAAB's had merit, but the 1994 vintage tainted by the GM parts bin ranks right down there with...
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-04-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 932
Posted By Fly4u
Angry What a dreadfully ignorant and malevolent...

What a dreadfully ignorant and malevolent statement. How easy to blurt such bombastic drivel behind the secure mask of a keyboard; would you have the temerity to utter those vile ramblings to the...
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