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A Plane Without Wings: The Story of The C.450 Coléoptère

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Throughout the 1950s, aircraft designers around the world began developing a unique aircraft configuration, called a tail-sitter. Unlike conventional airplanes, tail sitting planes rested on their tails and used engine power alone to lift off the ground before transitioning to vertical flight, and returning to land vertically once again on their tail. The configuration, although technically challenging to develop, would allow aircraft to operate without runways, fundamentally changing how and where air forces could use their aircraft.

In the early 1950s French aerospace firm SNECMA (Société nationale d’études et de construction de moteurs d’aviation) began developing wingless test rigs to prove the viability of the tail sitting concept. At the time, American firms were also developing tail sitting prototypes of their own, But SNECMA would take it a step further by developing a tail sitting aircraft with a highly unconventional annular (cylindrical) wing. The cylindrical wing promised greater efficiency over a conventional wing by eliminating wing-tip vortices. It would also be more compact, further reducing the space needed for vertical take-off and landings. French designers also theorised that a cylindrical wing could eventually be engineered to function as a ramjet engine, propelling the aircraft to supersonic speeds.

The C.450 Coleoptere was constructed in 1958, with tethered flight testing beginning in early 1959. By May, the unconventional plane had achieved its first successful unassisted hover, even reaching altitudes of 800 meters. Despite early successes during flight tests, flaws soon emerged in the aircraft’s design. The Coleoptere proved extremely difficult to pilot. An innovative pilot seat could swivel 90 degrees, but pilots still struggled to judge the aircraft’s distance from the ground while landing. Without a conventional wing to provide resistance, the Coleoptere also had a tendency to slowly spin on its axis.

On July 25, 1959, the Coleoptere performed it’s 9th test flight. This time, the pilot was to transition the aircraft from vertical to horizontal flight, a challenging procedure that would mark a huge milestone for the program. The Coleoptere lifted off successfully, but during its transition, it suddenly became too inclined and slow-moving to maintain altitude. The aircraft started tumbling back to earth as the pilot struggled to regain control, barely managing to eject at the very last minute. The Coleoptere was destroyed.

A second prototype of the Coleoptere would never be built. By the 1960’s it was clear that the tail sitting configuration was a dead-end. It was simply too much of a compromise when it came to payload and range, and far too difficult to pilot. It was clear that vectoring thrust, allowing the aircraft to remain horizontal, was a more practical and safer solution.

Close My Eyes – Astroline – Kingdom Hearts

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Song: “Close My Eyes” – Astroline

Video Game: Kingdom Hearts

“CLOSE MY EYES”

Lyrics

“I close my eyes

I tell you how much I care

Then you smile and say to me

Let me be your destiny

I close my eyes

Baby don’t you understand?

Anything you ask me to

I’ll do everything for you

I’ll never

I’ll never

I’ll never let you go…

I’ll never

I’ll never

I’ll never let you go…

I’ll never

I’ll never

I’ll never let you go…

I’ll never

I’ll never

I’ll never let you go”

Captain Kremmen Series 1

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Captain Kremmen was a science fiction series created by Kenny Everett for his radio show. When Kenny got his own TV series, he continued with the character, employing animation by Cosgrove Hall Films. This video is all of the segments of Kremmen from series 1, linked together and without the ‘Previously on Kremmen’ intros.

10 Funny Game Commercials

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From PC to consoles to mobile, from Xbox to Playstation, from shooters to MMORPs. Which one is your #1? Tell me in the comments, I will update the ranking here below this text from time to time to see which commercial people like the most.

These ads are included:

1. Xbox One with “Invitation”, starring Zachary Quinto and Steven Gerrard, featuring Titanfall, Star Trek into Darkness, Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome (Micrcosoft, TV commercial), Microsoft

2. Bulletstorm by People Can Fly and Epic Games with “Tired of the same old shooters?” from 2012 (TV commercial)

3. Clash of Clans with “Larry” from 2015 (Witch & Skeleton, “Larry, don’t touch that”), Supercell

4. Sony Playstation 4 with “Perfect Day”, featuring Elder Scrolls Online, Driveclub and Killzone: Shadow Fall, music by Lou Reed (Greatness awaits)

5. Bol.com with “Singstar” for Playstation 2 (Stuck in the wrong game?)

6. Game of War: Fire Age with “Office Army” / “Roman Soldiers” (“Outsmart your friends, become legendary”), MZ Machine Zone

7. Game of War: Fire Age with “Campfire Stories” featuring TheLegend27, MZ Machine Zone

8. Boom Beach with “Great Plan”, TV commercial (Come with a plan or live in defeat), Supercell (MMORTS)

9. League of Angels “Paradise Land”, starring Gal Gadot (Youzu Interactive), Riot Games, LoL (MOBA)

10. Mobile Strike with “Party Pooper” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, MZ Machine Zone

11. World of Warcraft / WoW with “Mohawk Grenade”, starring Mr. T aka Lawrence Tureaud (What’s your game?), Blizzard Entertainment

11.5 World of Warcraft / WoW with “ Knight of Mohawk” / Director, starring Mr. T aka Lawrence Tureaud (What’s your game?), Blizzard Entertainment

AXE “Don’t rely on fate”

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The new AXE positioning & TVC concept.

Video Game Music Video – You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid

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Thanks for watching GMV.
-Destiny
-Halo 4 / Halo 5 gaurdians
-BF4
-COD Ghosts
-Far Cry 3
-Star Wars Old Republic
-Assasins Creed
-Sniper Elite V2
-FF13
-FF7 Crisis Core
-Mass Effect 3
-Forza Horizon 2
-Tomb Raider

Dota 2 Great Game – Cheating Pros are Ruining

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fotolia_8145568All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that’s what you’re best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt it was in the presence of my old master.
I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base. A tremor in the Force.Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved!

I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here. I call it luck. You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away! The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

I find your lack of faith disturbing. A tremor in the Force.

Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Red Five standing by. Red Five standing by. Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Red Five standing by.

Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing.

Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? As you wish. Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone. You mean it controls your actions?

Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Ye-ha! The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. I find your lack of faith disturbing.

The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. As you wish. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

The more your grip, star systems will slip through your fingers.

I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing. Oh God, my uncle.

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

Red Five standing by. Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

All right. Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

IN MY EXPERIENCE, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS LUCK.

I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

Total War Battles: Kingdom Open Beta Trailer

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fotolia_8145568All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that’s what you’re best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt it was in the presence of my old master.
I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base. A tremor in the Force.Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved!

I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here. I call it luck. You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away! The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

I find your lack of faith disturbing. A tremor in the Force.

Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Red Five standing by. Red Five standing by. Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Red Five standing by.

Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing.

Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? As you wish. Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone. You mean it controls your actions?

Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Ye-ha! The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. I find your lack of faith disturbing.

The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. As you wish. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

The more your grip, star systems will slip through your fingers.

I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing. Oh God, my uncle.

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

Red Five standing by. Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

All right. Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

IN MY EXPERIENCE, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS LUCK.

I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

Nike Football: The Last Game ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr

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fotolia_8145568All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that’s what you’re best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt it was in the presence of my old master.
I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base. A tremor in the Force.Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved!

I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here. I call it luck. You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away! The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

I find your lack of faith disturbing. A tremor in the Force.

Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Red Five standing by. Red Five standing by. Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Red Five standing by.

Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing.

Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? As you wish. Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone. You mean it controls your actions?

Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Ye-ha! The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. I find your lack of faith disturbing.

The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. As you wish. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

The more your grip, star systems will slip through your fingers.

I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing. Oh God, my uncle.

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

Red Five standing by. Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

All right. Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

IN MY EXPERIENCE, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS LUCK.

I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

Aphrodite’s Tartarus – Manipulation

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fotolia_8145568All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that’s what you’re best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt it was in the presence of my old master.
I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base. A tremor in the Force.Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved!

I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here. I call it luck. You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away! The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

I find your lack of faith disturbing. A tremor in the Force.

Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Red Five standing by. Red Five standing by. Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Red Five standing by.

Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing.

Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? As you wish. Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone. You mean it controls your actions?

Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Ye-ha! The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. I find your lack of faith disturbing.

The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. As you wish. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

The more your grip, star systems will slip through your fingers.

I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing. Oh God, my uncle.

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

Red Five standing by. Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

All right. Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

IN MY EXPERIENCE, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS LUCK.

I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

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