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  1. ncs

    Team NZ

    AFAIK port and starboard accumulator pressure in bar.
  2. ncs

    Team NZ

    Holy crap. OR couldn't top up. IMO that's an inexcusable fail for their hydraulics designers. WTF is up with that Parker-Hannifin? FWIW: ETNZ mostly used inexpensive non-proportional German valves. See ya all in a couple years.
  3. ncs

    Oracle Team USA

    Indeed. I didn't think a piss-take could be funnier than Downfall but that truly was and didn't have the sinister background. I also love hearing Spanish. My fluency is too rusty and elementary follow all the phrases but fortunately laughing translates well. Years of empathy training have successfully countered my autism thank's to my parole officer's support. Heading down to the Viaduct fireworks soon. Hope they're better than the AC34 launching party! I'll be the one at Headquarters wearing the ETNZ jacket.
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    Team NZ

    Matteo and Dalts - the backbone. The new talented sailors - the flesh. The shore crew - the blood, sweat and tears behind the win. Having beers at 16T.
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    Team NZ

    Well done - what an amazing effort. See you all soon.
  6. ncs

    Live Racing Thread

    Monica gave him one. Oh sorry, wrong Bill.
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    Live Racing Thread

    Yep, I agree with that 100%. The concept isn't hard but there lots of different aspects that need to be tuned, strengthened and lightened. A lot of prototype components were made and discarded in the process. I got the impression from the other team leaders that the pedal concept was little more than mooted at some meetings, no real work went into it. Will give DB some credit for commenting after the ETNZ launch that some of the value of biking was getting hands freed up for rake control. (He may had been advised that by NH, both knew a follow-the-dot program was in the plan even in the early days.) And I wasn't the only one fooled by thinking OR had a pedaling skunkworks going on with the fabled 10 boat builders from Warkworth and the mock up I saw outside their shed in April.
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    Live Racing Thread

    ... of Trump serving a full term?
  9. ncs

    Live Racing Thread

    I disagree with your assumptions that pedaling went against everyone's gut instinct and that bosses were inherently sceptical about the concept. Nearly everyone who worked in the project believed in the basic idea but there were concerns about getting the technical details fully debugged and race-ready in time.
  10. ncs

    Live Racing Thread

    The largest advances made in controls since the last AC are definitely not the onboard human input devices.
  11. ncs

    Live Racing Thread

    That tech is a long long ways from being usable in the AC. Its also unreliable and slow.
  12. ncs

    Team NZ

    Razor might have a personal endorsement deal with Kaenon. I won't party until we cross the finish line winning the final race AND I have received assurance from ETNZ legal counsel that the coast is clear!
  13. ncs

    Team NZ

    The team was issued Prada sunnies and shoes many months ago. Prada are the only sunnies team members are allowed to wear when in uniform.
  14. ncs

    Team NZ

    I thought they were for tie breaking. First captain to the top wins.
  15. ncs

    Team NZ

    No harder than rugby commentators repeatedly explaining what scrum means to all the viewers who don't know what the tall white poles at the end of the field are for.