/gag/ - General Aviation General
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tell me about trains
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writefage from /k/ here
I'm writing a story set in the distant future involving spacecraft. I wanted to be as realistic as possible, and instead of planes or naval 'ships' i wanted my spacecraft terminology to be based on trains
this is for several reasons:
>real long-distance space craft would engines in the front dragging other parts of the ship behind them
>these section would be deatachable and modular, like the cars of a train
>like train tracks, once a sapce craft is set on it's path, such as on it's way from one planet to another, it's stuck on that path -- it's not a ship that can stop and turn around any way its wants
>once again similar to trains, switching from orbit to orbit i imagine is like switching tracks at a junction
So what's the 411 on trains? what can you tell me about vernacular, the role of crew such as a conductor, the engineer, and others? what sort of slang and vernacular is their that would be applicable?
Miserable ride thread
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What was your worst ride ever?
>in the middle of a 50 day tour
>middle of nowhere Montana, about to cross continental divide
>early start, stop for breakfast 30 miles in
>Adventure cycling diverts us 50 miles north
>decide to take a short cut, which should end up being a 90 mile day
>locals say it's not too bad
>steady incline to divide, as soon as we hit the top we get a headwind
>have to pedal downhill, day starts to heat up
> hit mile 60, and we expected a gas station to fill up
> it's closed
> mile 65 the hills start
>3 600 foot climbs each about 9%
> run out of water after the second
>still 15 miles to go and Garmin says 96?
>skipped lunch to beat heat, so I'm starving at this point
> finally see sign that the 'town' is 2 miles away as it is getting dark
>group member gets a flat
> change it
>the valve is broken
>change it again
Limp into town and the restaurant is out of business. We camp behind a closed gas station and eat trailmix with hose tasting water for dinner. No shower, no bathroom, just highway sounds all night
Pic unrelated but I got some mini gourds at a farm stand on my ride today