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Exam Code: HPE0-V14 Practice test 2022 by Killexams.com team HPE0-V14 Building HPE Hybrid IT Solutions Exam ID : HPE0-V14
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Exam duration : 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length : 60 questions
Passing score : 66%
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Building HPE Hybrid IT Solutions, Rev. 19.41
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This ATP certification validates a successful candidate has foundational knowledge and skills of the HPE infrastructure strategy, encompassing SMB server, storage, networking, and management tools and their underlying architecture technologies. Given a set of customer requirements and a solution design, implement the solution.
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20% Describe, differentiate, and apply industry standard, foundational SMB architectures and technologies
Identify and explain industry standard IT technologies used in small and medium-sized solutions and their use cases
20% Recommend and position HPE products, solutions, and appropriate services for use cases
Given a use case, recommend the appropriate HPE products, solutions, and services to meet the business requirement
20% Evaluate customer environment, and plan and design solutions using the HPE portfolio to meet customer requirements
Identify and describe planning, design and sizing tools and when to use them.
Given customer requirements, design an HPE server solution to meet those requirements
Given customer requirements, design an HPE storage solution to meet those requirements
Given customer requirements, design an HPE network solution to meet those requirements.
Given customer requirements, design an end-to-end, small to medium-sized HPE solution to meet those requirements
20% Install, configure, and upgrade HPE solutions and their components and validate the implementation
Install physical solution systems including racking, power, and cabling connections
Given a solution, configure and validate the server, storage and/or networking components including integrating subsystems.
10% Troubleshoot and remediate HPE solution components
Identify the tools and methods to troubleshoot and remediate an HPE solution and when to use each tool and method
Analyze, troubleshoot, and remediate HPE solutions including component integrations (server, storage, and networking)
10% Manage, monitor, administer, and operate HPE solutions and their components
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HP Chromebase All-in-One 22: Two-minute review
The HP Chromebase All-in-One 22 is helping usher all-in-one PCs into the mainstream market, and it’s about damn time. Even now, most AIO PCs on the market are pricey and tend to target professionals who need a minimalist yet powerful solution for their demanding computing workloads.
Also, anything under $800 / £800 tends to feel slightly underpowered, especially when running a full-fledged operating system like Windows 11.
Here is the HP Chromebase All-in-One 22 configuration sent to TechRadar for review CPU: Intel Core i3-10110U (2.1 GHz up to 4.1 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 2 cores) Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics RAM: 16 GB DDR4-2666 MHz Screen: 21.5" diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), touch, IPS, BrightView, 250 nits, 72% NTSC Storage: 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Ports: 2x SuperSpeed USB Type-C (with Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.2), 2x SuperSpeed USB Type-A, 1x headphone/microphone combo Connectivity: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201 (2x2), Bluetooth 5 combo Camera: HP True Vision 5 MP privacy camera and integrated dual array digital microphones, 1.4 ųm camera sensor Weight: 15.37 lb (6.97 kg) tablet, keyboard and mouse included Size: 19.98 x 6.87 x 17.89 in (507.5 x 174.5 x 454.4 mm, WxHxD)
The HP Chromebase All-in-One 22 fixes all that by using similar specs, but utilizing the lightweight Chrome OS instead. Bridging the gap between the popular (and usually affordable) Chromebooks and the minimalist appeal of AIOs, it offers a snappier performance than its Windows 11 counterparts – not to mention, an attractive design – while keeping its price within easy reach of most consumers.
Among its many notable features are its 21.5-inch touchscreen display with portrait mode, a 2,592 × 1,944-resolution webcam with impressive noise reduction, a two-step privacy cover, and a pair of 5W speakers with plenty of volume.
There are some compromises here – unsurprising considering its price – but there excellent premium features as well, namely its beautiful compact design and its browser multitasking prowess. Finally, users whose daily needs largely involve browsing, streaming, and sending emails now have a budget-realistic AIO option.
If you're looking for an all-in-one for everyone in your household, your work-from-home setup, or the matriculating member of your family, the HP Chromebase All-in-One 22 is a tough contender to beat.
HP Chromebase All-in-One 22: Price and availability
Several configurations on offer
Limited availability in the UK
How budget-friendly is the HP Chromebase All-in-One 22 exactly? At the moment, it’s available in several configurations in the US, starting at $629 / £629. This base configuration comes with an Intel Pentium 6405U, Intel UHD graphics, and 8GB of memory as well as 128GB SSD. While that might sound a little underpowered, remember that it’s also running a lightweight operating system that doesn’t need robust specs.
If you do need something more robust, the most kitted-out configuration – the same configuration that was sent to TechRadar for testing – will provide you an Intel Core i3-10110U, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and the same integrated graphics for $699 / £699.
Unfortunately, consumers in the Australia would have to wait to get their hands on an HP Chromebase as it’s currently unavailable in the region. It's also currently unavailable in the HP UK store, but you should be able to find some configurations available at some UK online retailers. On the bright side, the UK HP store suggests that it will soon become available.
Value: 4 / 5
HP Chromebase All-in-One 22: Design and features
Beautiful, premium design
Thoughtful design details
HP doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to the HP Chromebase All-in-One 22’s design. This is meant to be a space-saving, minimalist, and appealing all-in-one, and it succeeds in that regard with its 21.5-inch display, compact conical stand that stores all the innards, ports, and speakers, and beautiful white finish that makes it look pricier than it is.
The display size might not be ideal for power users and multi-taskers, but it’s certainly enough for this computer’s target market. Plus, its touch capability is beautifully responsive, something you’d expect from pricier models.
There’s also a decent port selection that’s more than enough for the average user. Not that you’d be needing peripherals as it does come with its own Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, both of which get the job done.
The keyboard is comfortable to type on, despite lacking some keys, including media keys (apart from the volume buttons). The mouse could be better – there’s a little more resistance on its buttons than we’d like – but it also does what it’s supposed to do. Users who aren’t very particular with their peripherals will be satisfied.
There are thoughtful design features as well, some of which even the iMac 24-inch doesn’t have, namely the pivot-capable display that will let you switch from landscape to portrait mode with just, quite literally, a finger.
There aren’t any swivel or horizontal adjustments here, but if you require that vertical space to read news articles, work on your book, or help the kids with their essays, you’ll appreciate the fact that portrait mode is on hand and just a push of a finger away. There’s also some up and down tilt for more comfortable viewing.
Another thoughtful design feature is its webcam’s privacy shutter, which allows you to block any video feed and turn the mic off completely when not in use.
Having this feature prevents hackers and other malicious people on the Internet from using your webcam and mic to spy on you, or worse.
Design: 4.5 / 5
HP Chromebase All-in-One 22: Performance
Browser performance is ace
Speakers loud but not the best sounding
It proves that in practice as well. On test, we often have it run 20 or more tabs at the same time, several of which have Google Docs Editors suite pages and online publications open, as well as shopping sites and streaming services, and it handles those without signs of a slowdown. This is an all-in-one made for demanding browser needs and multitasking.
Meanwhile, the built-in 5W stereo speakers, which again are housed in the stand, are good as well. They aren’t as crisp and detailed as the speakers you’d find on pricier all-in-ones, but they get pretty loud with decent bass response to fill a room… or at least a small- to medium-sized one.
Fair warning, however: pump that volume up to 100%, and they’ll sound as if tiny little ice picks are stabbing at your eardrums. So, best keep that volume under 90%.
Performance: 4 / 5
HP Chromebase All-in-One 22: Webcam and mic
Excellent noise reduction
Crisp and clear mic
If you plan on using the webcam and mic for work meetings and video calls with loved ones, you’ll be happy to know that you’re getting a decently high 2,592 × 1,944 resolution here. It’s not the most detailed webcam we’ve used, and there’s not a lot of contrast or dynamic range. However, it excels in noise reduction, keeping that luminance and chromatic noise well-controlled even in low lighting.
The mic is also great, although it comes with its own compromise. Your voice will come out crisp and clear, but as will any background noise since there isn’t any noise rejection – not surprising since this isn’t a premium all-in-one PC.
Webcam: 4 / 5
Should I buy the HP Chromebase All-in-One 22?
Buy it if…
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HP Chromebase All-in-One 22: Report card
All-in-ones tend to be pricey, but this AIO brings that price back down closer to the ground in Chrome OS form.
4 / 5
It has adopted that minimalist AIO design and premium feel without upping the price. Thoughtful design features are also on hand.
4.5 / 5
Excellent browser and multitasking performance allows this Chromebase to stand out, despite more powerful rivals. Its built-in speakers are plenty loud as well.
4 / 5
With a resolution higher than 720p and great noise reduction capabilities, its webcam is deserving of praise. Especially with that two-step privacy cover.
4 / 5
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Thu, 28 Jul 2022 03:53:00 -0500Michelle Rae Uyentext/htmlhttps://www.techradar.com/reviews/hp-chromebase-all-in-one-22-reviewKillexams : Local motorcycle racer Scott Briody killed in track crash
A local man was killed in a motorcycle crash during a qualifying session Friday at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota, according to MotoAmerica, an organization that promotes motorcycle racing.
Scott Briody, 50, of Hannacroix, died in a single-vehicle crash while he competed in MotoAmerica’s Stock 1000 class first qualifying session, the organization wrote on a posting on its website.
Tue, 02 Aug 2022 04:25:00 -0500en-UStext/htmlhttps://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Local-motorcycle-racer-Scott-Briody-killed-in-17345037.php?IPID=Times-Union-HP-latest-newsKillexams : Here’s how HP recycles its ink cartridges — and works on climate pledges
James McCall, left, and Kai Ryssdal stand next to one of the hundreds of boxes filled with used HP ink cartridges.Andie Corban/Marketplace
The reconciliation package moving through Congress includes $369 billion to fight climate change, and Senate Democrats’ summary of the deal says it would put the United States on a path to cut around 40% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Much of corporate America has made climate pledges over the past few years as well. “Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal recently went to Tennessee for a behind-the-scenes look at how HP, one of the world’s biggest computer and printer makers, is working to meet its sustainability targets. HP has a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 across its value chain — that’s the supply chain from start to finish, including emissions from product use at home by the consumer.
Chief Sustainability Officer James McCall gave Ryssdal a tour of the HP ink cartridge recycling facility run by Sims Lifecycle Services in La Vergne, Tennessee. The 80,000-square-foot facility is one way HP is working toward another climate goal: circularity.
“The way that we think about it is anything that’s coming from a recycled source or a renewable source or getting a second life,” McCall said. “So these ink cartridges, what we want is to take this plastic and turn it back into the next device.”
The company has committed to reach 75% circularity for products and packaging by 2030.
Most HP ink cartridges are made with at least 50% recycled plastic. Ink cartridges are a substantial part of HP’s business, because consumers purchase them more regularly than printers and computers. HP has manufactured more than 5.4 billion ink cartridges through 2021.
“We process nearly 100,000 cartridges a day at this facility,” McCall said. HP ink cartridges of all sizes come to La Vergne from across the United States, Canada and Mexico after consumers return them via mail or by dropping them off at retailers like Staples or Walmart.
The 30 people who work at the facility sort the used cartridges, disassemble them and shred the plastic casings for use in future products. On the day of Ryssdal’s visit, the site manager estimated they were holding 4 million to 5 million ink cartridges.
The first step of recycling those millions of returned ink cartridges is sorting them on a conveyor belt. The system uses cameras and artificial intelligence to group the cartridges by size and shape to make them easier to disassemble.
“We’ve learned our way into this process,” McCall said. “Several years ago, HP had to kind of invent this as we went along. … Some of our first test models were taking an old washing machine and starting to put cartridges in it to see if we could clean them. We borrowed an old chicken processing line from Tyson and we figured out if we could use that for sorting processes. So, what you’re seeing now is the second and third generation of that.”
Once the cartridges are sorted, they head to the other side of the building for disassembly and plastic shredding. A machine scrapes the sticker off the top of the ink cartridges, removes the lids and takes out the foam and precious metals inside the cartridges. That leaves the hollow cartridge, which is shredded.
The average ink cartridge spends two to three months in La Vergne. Then, the finished product — the shredded plastic — is sent to another plant in Canada where it gets mixed with other recycled plastics and turned into pellets. The pellets are sent to HP’s manufacturing locations, including Malaysia and China, where they are used to make new ink cartridges that go to market.
According to HP, its sustainable impact efforts added $3.5 billion in new sales in fiscal year 2021, a three-fold increase over the prior year but still a fraction of the company’s $63.5 billion revenue.
“The scale of the challenge is there, but the opportunity is ahead of us,” McCall said. “As customers start to shift and make these choices, you’re also seeing industry change and customers change as we start to rethink this. That’s what it’s going to take — it’s going to take us rethinking the overall supply chain.”
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Tue, 02 Aug 2022 11:21:00 -0500en-UStext/htmlhttps://www.marketplace.org/2022/08/02/hp-recycled-ink-cartridges-climate-pledges/Killexams : Fred McKinney (opinion): Ensuring social equity takes work
Recently, the Social Equity Council approved five cannabis retail license applications, 15 cultivator license applications and denied all 14 of the Equity Joint Venture, or EJV, license applications. It is clear the SEC has been working hard to ensure that Connecticut’s cannabis industry is being operated fairly and transparently when it comes to social equity. But the SEC needs help, and the denial of all 14 EJVs is an indicator of the need for that help.
It was in this column on April 2 that I warned of the dangers of minority fronts, or in this case, social equity front organizations. Fronts are organizations that claim a certain legal status but do not meet those requirements. Usually, front organizations are funded by someone or a company not eligible to participate in the program but employ/use someone that does, and most of the profits go to the noneligible owners. I do not know the specifics of why those 14 EJVs were denied provisional licenses, but I suspect they did not pass the smell test.
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 01:01:00 -0500en-UStext/htmlhttps://www.thehour.com/opinion/article/Fred-McKinney-opinion-Ensuring-social-equity-17354091.php?src=nwkhpauthorsKillexams : The 10 Strangest French Aircraft
France is a nation of contradictions, simultaneously ultra-conservative yet radically inventive to the point of absurdity, the forces of conformity and eccentricity have long been at odds in this great European nation. There is a reason that the words outré and avant-garde came from France, such is the presence of radical new thinking in the culture. France’s adventures in aviation embrace both these seemingly opposed aspects of the national psyche, but it is in the realm of the outlandish that we will dwell tonight, mon ami.
Simply developing excellent flying machines wasn’t enough for the French aeronautical pioneers; they frequently sought to revolutionise the very nature of powered flight. The following bizarre bestiary of resultant prototypes and experimental aircraft that flew from the ‘left bank’ of this radical thinking were often unique – and occasionally beyond comprehension, so we just had to find out more. Hugo Mark Michel and Joe Coles take a walk down the forbidden boulevard in search of France’s strangest flying machines.
10. The Fouga CM.88 « Gémeaux »
The Fouga CM.88 Gémeaux (Gemini), was a series of twin-engine flying engine test-beds developed in the 1950s to trial French jet engines. The strange appearance is the result of the fusion of two fuselages from the 1949 Fouga CM.8 Sylphe (the first 100% French jet aircraft). The twinning of an existing fuselage was a good design solution, proving cheaper and easier than developing a brand new aircraft. Its unusual W-shaped tailplane was formed by the fusing of two CM.8 V-tailplanes. As the engines to be tested on the aircraft were experimental, for safety reasons it was decided that the first Gémeaux model would be equipped with two engines, to ensure redundancy in case of failure. The French pilots were not used to landing a twin-engine twin-fuselaged aircraft, so to familiarize themselves, they were dispatched to the USA to train on the F-82 Twin Mustang. But, the French aircraft being a jet, this experience with a propeller aircraft was not very helpful. On 6 November 1951, the second Gémeaux produced became the first aircraft in the world to fly with a turbofan engine*, an Aspin I. The aircraft, built in two copies, had a very short but rich career testing no less than 5 new types of French jet engines. So, on 6 March 1951, the first CM.88 took to the skies, powered by two Turbomeca Pimene engines. The first flights went very well, the aircraft proved both stable and manoeuvrable, albeit with very rough landing characteristics.
(*British aviation historians may be of a different opinion on this)
9. SNCASO Sud-Ouest Delta VX Deltaviex
The extremely attractive SNCASO Sud-Ouest Delta VX Deltaviex was a small experimental jet aircraft built and tested in the 1950s. Despite its name, it was not equipped with a delta wing – but with a very small swept wing raked back at a dramatic 70°. The whole aircraft was tiny, with a wingspan of only 3.4 meters. It was a flying testbed, for a control system using the gases expelled by the engine on the control surfaces (blown flaps were also tested on the Bréguet 960 Vultur, a French Westland Wyvern equivalent). Around 2% of the gases produced by the engine were used to blow the trailing edges of the landing flaps. This system increased lift while stabilising the roll, and allowed a yaw control, replacing the traditional rudder. Thanks to its compact dimensions, it was possible to test it directly in wind tunnels to measure its characteristics precisely, and it was tested in the Chalais-Meudon and Modanee wind tunnels. After this test campaign, the Deltaviex started to make some very short flights, its only test pilot, Robert Fouquet, declared that it was a safe aircraft which controlled itself very well in flight, despite this, it could never make a real extended flight. This was simply too dangerous. Due to its size, it was impossible to install an ejection seat, and in the event of a failure of its single engine, the aircraft would have become uncontrollable and would have left no chance of survival for its pilot. Built in 1953, its existence remained a secret until 1956, when it was presented to the public.
Its poor carcass was saved in 1984 by the Ailes Ancienne de Toulouse where it was gradually restored.
8. Nord.500 « Cadet »
The Nord-Aviation N.500 Cadet was one of the many experimental ADAV (VTOL to English-speakers) research aircraft built in France during the ‘60s. Its basic configuration was similar to the Canadian CL-84 or US XC-142 ‘tilt-wings’ of the same period – and it was developed at the request of the French armed forces. The French military wished to replace helicopters and conventional fixed-wing military transports with fast vertical take-off and landing aircraft. The role of the Cadet was to test and develop, on behalf of SNCAN (becoming Nord-Aviation in ‘58), the new technology of tilt-rotor ducted propellers. Even before the first test of the prototype, Nord Aviation planned to cancel this unlikely project that they had reluctantly inherited.
After the presentation of a model at the 1965 Paris Air Show, two prototypes were assembled in 1967, powered by two 320-hp Allison turbines. The second prototype flew on July 23 1968 in captive flight (attached to the ground by strong steel cables to limit the risk of accidents) – though the world was too distracted by the PLO’s first hijacking of an El Al airliner to pay much attention. The N.500 Cadet made its first and only free flight in 1969, but never made the transition from vertical to horizontal flight. The programme was scrapped in 1971, despite the promise of larger and more powerful versions. The government preferred conventional helicopters, and instead opted for the rather boring Sud-Aviation SA-330 Puma instead.
Though it never entered service, it was probably the inspiration for the fictional Hunter-Killer drones of the Terminator movies, and the ducted fan VTOL concept has never gone away appearing on a multitude of unmanned aircraft and personal transport concepts.
7. Makhonine « Mak-10 » The Flying Extendable Dining Table
Several notable Russian aircraft designers fled to the west following the Russian Revolution of 1917. Sikorsky and Seversky were two of these emigres, and they founded Sikorsky and Republic respectively, two giants of US aviation, but Makhonine – a rather complex individual – took his unusual ideas to France.
By 1931 Ivan Makhonine, was a French nationalised engineer, working on a variable surface wing system (think flying extendable dining table). For take-off, economical cruise and landing the wings of his aircraft were fully extended, for high-speed flight the wing could be telescoped into the thicker inner wing section to reduce drag and lifting surface. In the extended configuration the wingspan gained eight metres.
The whole system was pneumatically operated and was coupled to a manual back-up system. To test his concept, Ivan Makhonine built a large single-engine monoplane equipped with the telescopic wing, the Mak-10 (not to be confused with the MAC-10 submachine gun beloved by Miami gangsters in 1980s movies). It flew for the first time on 11 August 1931, demonstrating that such a wing type could work.
It was nevertheless, like many French aircraft of the time, underpowered. Its twelve-cylinder Lorraine 12Eb engine was enough for such a large aircraft. A second version of the aircraft, the Mak-101, was built at the end of the ’30s to further studies of such an aircraft. The 101 was far more modern, equipped with an enclosed cockpit, retractable landing gear and a Gnome-Rhône 14K Mistral Major engine allowing it to reach 380 km/h. However, before the aircraft could begin its test campaign, the Second World War broke out, and the aircraft was captured by the Germans military. The aircraft was repainted in the colours of the Third Reich and transferred the aircraft to Germany for further tests. Its fate is unknown.
6. Carmier-Arnoux Simplex
From the very beginning of aviation history, French aeronautical engineer René Arnoux was seduced by the promise of flying wing (or tailless) aircraft. Whereas Johnny-come-lately Charles Fauvel (who did not start work until the mid-1920s) is rather better known, Mr Arnoux was an early pioneer who is largely forgotten. He built his first tailless biplane in 1909, followed by a monoplane three years later. During the 1913 Paris Air Show at the Grand Palais, Mr Arnoux exhibited the ‘Stablavion’. Despite its name, this was not a knife-crime-themed rollercoaster, but a two-seater low-wing monoplane powered by a 55-hp engine. The aircraft failed to attract any orders, despite the great hunger for military aeroplanes in the Great War. After the war, Arnoux resumed his research, and produced a second tailless biplane – and founded his company, the Société des Avions Simplex around 1921. The first aircraft produced by this new company was the Carmier-Arnoux Simplex, an extremely elegant tailless racing monoplane. It had a very round, sweeping shape and was powered by a 320-hp Hispano-Suiza engine. It was built to win the Deutsch Cup of 1922, and the prototype managed to reach an unprecedented 385 km/h during tests, far faster than the contemporary official world air speed of 330 km/h.
The piloting of such a machine was made very complex not because of its flying wing formula, but because the pilot couldn’t see very much at all; a cylindrical radiator was located just in front of the open cockpit blocking the forward view and the wide wings prevented any vision towards the ground. Even for a racing aeroplane, the pilot suffered a poor field of regard. A few days before its participation in the 1922 Deutsch Cup, the aeroplane had a serious accident, injuring its pilot Georges Madon. Discouraged by several accidents involving his aircraft, René Arnoux eventually ceased his activity as an aircraft manufacturer.
5. Gerin V-6E « Varivol »Monsieur extensible
The prestigious Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe was a high-speed race that spurred a bounty of technological innovations in the 1930s, the first retractable landing gear and the first variable pitch propellers among many others. The first variable-surface wing was developed in pursuit of greater speed for the race. This system, although very simple, was nevertheless very heavy. Jacques Gérin’s idea was to divide the wing into two parts, a collapsible part, converted into a flexible covering capable of rolling up on axis, and a more conventional rigid part acting as a wing during high-speed flight. The soft part was stiffened by a system of sliding spars and ribs. In 1936, Gérin had an experimental biplane built to test this new technology.
This system allowed the upper wing to go from a surface area of 6.30 m2 to 26 m2 with the wing fully unfolded, thus reducing drag and theoretically increasing speed, manoeuvrability and handling characteristics during the take-off and landing phases. After a few flights and the destruction of the plane in an accident, work began on a racer derivative. The resultant Gérin V-6E Varivol was completed in 1938. The aircraft looked, at first glance, quite traditional for a racing plane of that time, but it was much more complex than it looked. After wind tunnel testing, the plane was in the process of finishing its development when the War began. Panicked by the German invasion of France, the engineers hid the plane in a barn where it was forgotten for many decades. It was later re-discovered and was restored by the Angers Marcé air museum. It was a very beautiful plane that unfortunately never flew. Its story bears interesting comparison with another beautiful aeroplane, the Bugatti 100P.
4. The Payen « Fléchair »
While the German aerodynamicist Alexander Lippisch swans around through the green room of aviation history, sipping martinis and boasting about his pioneering work on delta wings, the French engineer Nicolas Roland Payen modestly sits in the shadows cradling his pastis and bemoaning the peculiarities of fate. Often overlooked, Payen nevertheless was the French father of the delta wing, and in turn the magnificent Mirage and today’s euro-canards.
In November 1931, when he was only 17 years old, he patented the Avion Autoplan, a delta-wing aircraft, but it was in 1935, the year he turned 22, that he designed and built the world’s first true delta-wing aircraft, the PA-100 Fléchair. The PA-100 was unique for its time and remains so even today: Its main wing was a delta wing with flaps to ensure stability during low-speed flight, with two small wings (then known as “machutes”) installed at the front of the airframe to ensure control of the aircraft at low speed (this type of small forward wing will later be known as a ‘canard’ and will be fitted on many delta jets such as the Dassault Rafale, the XB-70 Valkyrie and the Saab Sk 37 Viggen).
The PA-100 with its 180 hp Régnier in-line engine proved to be extremely underpowered, and failed to reach the high speeds required for the wing to be completely effecient. It was after a few flips and a crash on 27 April 1935 that a second prototype named PA-101 was built to take part in the French speed race, the Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe. The new aircraft had the same overall characteristics as the Pa-100, but this time was equipped with the far meatier 380 horsepower Gnome-Rhône engine of 380 hp of 19 litres. It was the engine’s large displacement that prevented it from taking part in the race, as only aircraft with engines of less than eight litres were allowed to compete. The plane become instead a fairground attraction and was gradually forgotten. The last Payen delta was the PA-22, an experimental aircraft built in 1939 and originally powered by a Melot 1R ramjet. The aircraft was later converted to a conventional engine, the 180 hp six-cylinder Regnier. The aircraft had not yet flown when Germany invaded France in 1940, and the Germans, intrigued by the machine, decided to complete the wind tunnel tests.
After being repainted in German colours, the aircraft was transferred to Villacoublay and in October 1942, pilot Jacques Charpentier made the first flight. An extensive test programme was then launched, but before it was completed, Mr Payen managed to get his aircraft out of the hands of the occupiers, by claiming that modifications were necessary he sent the prototype back to his factory in Juvisy. Continued improvements included a new propeller, this time with variable pitch and additional fuel tanks, but in 1943 an Allied air raid on the Juvisy marshalling yard hit the factory, destroying the PA-22.
Nicolas Rolland-Payen’s legacy is undeniable today, in addition to the paternity of the delta wing, one of his many great ideas was harnessed by the Space Shuttle. The Shuttle’s rudder neatly split open in two to deploy an airbrake mode, a technology patented and tested by Mr Payen in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
3. The Riout 102T « Alerion »
Since ancient times, birds have been fucking with humans by suggesting to the naive that flapping is a good propulsion technique to emulate. As humans distractedly considered this absurd proposition, birds successfully stole our chips and shat on our car (or carts). Some people couldn’t escape the appeal of flapping machines (ornithopters) and wasted their lives in pursuit of the flapping dream. French engineer René Louis Riout built his first flapping wing aircraft in 1913, the DuBois-Riout. He managed to get the machine off the ground in 1916, but it crashed almost immediately and was condemned to join the eternally rolling montage of disintegrating early flying machines usually accompanied by jaunty comical piano music. Undeterred, Réné Riout continued to develop concepts for flapping-wing aircraft. He built larger and larger models until one day he proposed his ideas to the Service Technique de l’Aéronautique. The latter, interested in the engineer’s strange ideas, agreed to the development of an experimental prototype. And so, the Riout 102T Alerion was born (or hatched). Its fuselage was made of tubular steel and covered with aluminium. The closed cockpit was located at the very front of the machine, in the nose and the engine, a small V-twin engine was installed behind the pilot and the attachment point of the four flapping wings. The aircraft was equipped with four small retractable wheels and four wings operating in pairs. By early 1938, construction of the Alerion was completed and it was moved to Chalais-Meudon (an aeronautical research and development centre to the southwest of Paris). A campaign of wind tunnel testing began with the wings stationary, then later flapping, before the final stage of deformation was tested (it is this deformation that produces a thrust to propel the aircraft). The tiny fragile wings gave way under the rigours of the wind tunnel combined with the violence of the flapping. The damaged machine was not repaired, as there was no financial incentive to complete the development – and it never flew. Miraculously preserved, it is now on display in the Angers-Marcé Aviation Museum as a stylishly melancholy reminder that birds are arseholes.
2. Blériot 125 ‘Plantureuse Pauline‘
In 1928, the Blériot company created a modern airliner, that looked – and still looks – like nothing else, the rather busty Blériot 125. The specifications called for a passenger aircraft that could carry between ten and twelve passengers over a range of 1000 kilometres. The aircraft was distinguished by the presence of two passenger cabins and a central cockpit, making it a double-beam aircraft. The two massive pods have been compared to both clown shoes and breasts, perhaps giving insights into the different preoccupations of different observers.
The 125 was powered by two Hispano-Suiza 12HBr inline engines installed in a push-pull configuration that was rather unusual for the time. It was at the Grand Palais Air Show in Paris in 1930 that the aircraft was presented to the public for the first time. Although there was no aesthetic standard for the perfect design of an airliner as there is today, visitors were surprised by its strange configuration. An American press correspondent cruelly called the twin-engine aircraft a “Flying Joke” – despite his complete lack of knowledge of the aircraft’s performance in the air. For that, it was necessary to wait for the first flight on March 9, 1931. The ‘Flying Joke’ actually had relatively good flying characteristics and was fairly easy to fly. However, its single radiator was insufficient to cool two engines and its thick, asymmetrical, double-beam wing proved rather draggy. But it was not these minor shortcomings, but its unorthodox aesthetics that was to draw the most criticism. Nobody, from the civilian or military world, was interested in ordering this promising machine, whether this was the result of misogyny or just fear of clowns we will never know.
The « Chrysalide » Papin and Rouilly’s Gyroptère
Seemingly a biz-jet designed by H. R. Giger to take him to the depths of Hieronymus Bosch’s hell, let’s meet the utterly unlikely Gyroptère. Engineers Papin and Rouilly created a sort-of helicopter whose flight technique was directly inspired by the fall of the samaras, the winged seeds of the sycamore tree.
It consisted of a single rotating 17-metre-long blade driven by a tip-jet of compressed air, produced by a 80-horsepower Rhone rotary engine driving a compressor. The engine also served, as a counterweight to the blade. The pilot sat at the centre of gravity in a small gondola which was stabilised from the rotation of the blade by a second jet of compressed air. Prayers would seem mandatory for the test pilot strapped to this massive mechanical spinning Edwardian sword.
The configuration allowed, in (the quite likely) case of failure, the pilot to gently lower the machine back to the surface of the water…at least in theory. A prototype was built in 1913, but tests were delayed by both a troubled development and the outbreak of the First World War, and the machine did not make its first attempt to take off until March 1915, from the Cercey reservoir in France. After starting the engine, the canopy began to turn and the machine took off and left the water for a short time before becoming violently unstable. The weird craft hit the surface of the water and sank.
Sure of their machine, despite unconvinced military observers, Papin and Rouilly persisted in hunting for finance for this bizarre project until they finally gave up in 1936.
Though unsuccessful, the Gyroptère was the first rotary craft to use tip-jets without any mechanical link between the rotor and the engine. It was not until the 1950s with the arrival of the SNCASO SO.1221 ‘Djinn’, that principle of tip-jets was to find application on a production aircraft. The overall Gyroptère concept was a technological cul-de-sac, but a fascinating vision of another universe where the giant mechanical tomahawk was a viable form of transport.
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PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) (“HP&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote; or the “Company&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote;) announced today that it has extended the expiration date of the previously announced offer to exchange (the “Exchange Offer&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote;) any and all outstanding notes (the “Poly Notes&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote;) of Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: POLY) (“Poly&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote;) for up to $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of new notes to be issued by the Company (the “HP Notes&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote;). HP hereby extends such expiration date from 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on August 1, 2022, to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 15, 2022 (as the same may be further extended, the “Expiration Date&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote;).
At 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 18, 2022 (the “Early Participation Date&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote;), the previously announced solicitation of consents to adopt certain proposed amendments (the “Amendments&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote;) to the indenture governing the Poly Notes (the “Poly Indenture&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote;) expired. The requisite consents were received to adopt the Amendments with respect to all outstanding Poly Notes at the Early Participation Date, and Poly executed the supplemental indenture to the Poly Indenture with respect to the Amendments on July 25, 2022. The Amendments will become operative only upon the settlement of the Exchange Offer.
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As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 1, 2022, holders validly tendered $490,556,000 in aggregate principal amount of Poly Notes pursuant to the Exchange Offer. Tenders of Poly Notes made pursuant to the Exchange Offer may be validly withdrawn at or prior to the Expiration Date.
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Mon, 01 Aug 2022 11:02:00 -0500text/htmlhttps://stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2022/08/01/hp-announces-extension-of-the-expiration-date-for-exchange-offer-for-plantronicsKillexams : Deals on AMD Ryzen powered laptops during the Independence Day sale on Amazon and Flipkart
If you have been meaning to upgrade your laptop, now is a perfect time. Independence Day Sales have begun on Amazon and Flipkart and they present a perfect opportunity to save on that new laptop purchase.
In the ongoing Independence day sales, impressive deals are expected to be available on AMD Ryzen powered laptops across different price segments. AMD Ryzen processors have progressed leaps and bounds over the last few years and are quite tough to beat when it comes to performance, battery life and value.
Why you should go with AMD Ryzen powered laptops?
What really makes the AMD Ryzen processors stand out is that they offer cutting-edge technology at amazingly competitive prices. AMD Ryzen processors have constantly impressed in key technological areas like speed, reliability, security, battery life, and graphics performance. Processors in the AMD Ryzen 5000 series are manufactured on a 7nm process and are admired for making productivity and gaming fast and efficient.
Gaming laptops powered by AMD Ryzen processors offer great multi-thread performance and can also make short work of creative workloads without obliterating battery life. We have included gaming laptops with Ryzen 5000 series processors that include up to 8 Zen 3 architecture-based cores and 16 threads to efficiently handle demanding multi-core workloads. The clock speeds can boost up to 4.6 GHz and these processors have TDPs of up to 45W.
Having a high number of capable cores also enables manufacturers to pack amazing power in rather compact form factors. This is one reason why versatile mainstream Notebooks with AMD processors are quite portable. They offer reliable integrated Radeon graphics performance along with long-lasting battery life.
Independence Day Sale Discounts
Apart from the attractive deal prices on different laptops, you can avail of additional card discounts during Flipkart and Amazon sales that will continue from August 6 to August 10, 2022.
You can get 10% off on all laptop purchases made via SBI Credit Cards during Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale.
As for Flipkart’s Big Saving Days, you can get an additional 10% discount for purchases made using ICICI bank and Kotak Bank debit and credit cards. You will further get an additional discount of INR 1000 and INR 2500 for purchases made above INR 25,000 and INR 50,000, respectively.
Best Independence Day Deals on AMD Ryzen-powered laptops!
We have rounded up some of the best AMD Ryzen-powered gaming and non-gaming laptops from different brands including HP, Asus, Lenovo, MSI and Acer. These are the laptops that you should keep an eye on during the independence day sales.
Best Gaming Laptops to keep an eye on for great deals during the Independence sale!
Gaming laptops are about pushing performance to its limits. These laptops not only need to perform at their full potential but also need capable thermals to maintain the performance for extended gaming bouts. AMD Ryzen 5000 series chipsets with up to 8 power-efficient Zen 3 cores can handle all such demanding workloads without breaking a sweat.
The performance you get can also sustain creator workloads like video encoding, encrypting, Adobe Premiere Pro and other creative software efficiently. So, here are some of the best options to consider.
ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2022)
Asus ROG Strix G17 (2022) has a large 17.3-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate and is powered by a very capable AMD Ryzen 7-6800H processor. The processor has 8 cores, 16 threads, 20MB cache and up to 4.7 GHz max boost. The 16GB DDR5 RAM and 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD storage are both expandable. There is also the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (4GB GDDR6) to take care of all your graphics requirements.
Needless to say, this beast of a laptop should comfortably handle all your gaming and creator needs. Other notable features include Windows 11, Wi-Fi 6E, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports, and a 56WHrs battery.
Lenovo Legion 5 is available at a competitive price and is a very appealing option for gamers and creators. It’s driven by the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor paired with the very capable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (4GB GDDR6) graphics card.
The laptop further has 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD. The 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD display supports165Hz refresh rate. The 80Whr battery assures up to 9 hours of backup. Other features include 3D audio for gamers, Legion Coldfront 3.0 thermal solution and Legion TrueStrike keyboard that has soft-landing switches with 1.5mm key travel.
HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop is an entry-grade gaming laptop powered by Hexa-core (12 threads) AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor with up to 4.2 GHz max boost clock. The processor is paired with 8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM, 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR6) graphics card. The laptop has dual speakers with B&O tuned audio and a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display that supports a 144Hz refresh rate.
The laptop weighs 1.98Kgs and has a 3-cell, 52.5 Wh Li-ion polymer battery. Connectivity options include USB Type-C, USB Type-A (5Gbps), USB 2.0 Type-A (HP Sleep and Charge), HDMI 2.0, RJ-45, multi-format SD card reader, and headphone/microphone combo.
Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 offers a powerful AMD Ryzen 5 5600H series processor with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (4GB GDDR6) for a competitive price. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor is paired with 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM and 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD. Lenovo claims a 21% larger thermal area as compared to the last gen and a maximum TGP of 85W.
The 15.6-inch IPS LCD display has a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Other highlights include two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, USB-C 3.2 Gen port, Ethernet (RJ-45) port, HDMI 2.0 port, Headphone/microphone combo jack (3.5mm) and a 3 cell, 45Wh battery that is rated to last for up to 5 hours. Currently, the Ideapad Gaming 3 comes with 3 months of Xbox Game Pass subscription.
HP Victus is a rather portable entry-grade gaming laptop that is powered by a hexa-core AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor paired with a dedicated AMD Radeon RX 5500M Graphics (4 GB GDDR6). The laptop further includes 8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM, and 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD.
The Victus has a neat, distinctive design and a large 16.1-inch Full HD (1920 X 1080) display and a sizeable 4-cell, 70 Wh battery. It also includes a decent assortment of connectivity options including Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, HDMI 2.1, and a USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C port.
Powered by the high-end octa-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, this TUF Gaming 15 laptop is a great option for serious gamers. It flaunts a brushed metal finish and includes a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6) graphics card paired with 8GB DDR5-4800MHz RAM and 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD. This should be enough power for all your gaming and creator needs.
The 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD display supports a 144Hz refresh rate. The laptop makes room for a 90 WHrs battery, has dual speakers, and promises military-grade durability.
MSI Alpha 15 is an AMD Advantage laptop that combines the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processors and Radeon RX 6600M graphics. Since this is an AMD Advantage laptop, it also benefits from AMD technologies like Smart Shift and Smart Acess Memory that allow the CPU and GPU to take full advantage of available resources to optimize gaming performance.
The laptop has a 15.6-inch, 144Hz display for a sharp and smooth gaming experience. The laptop has 16GB DDR4-3200, 1TB SSD and also includes MSI’s Cooler Boost 5 thermal solution.
Dell G15 is a competitively priced gaming laptop that’s powered by AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor paired with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. It also employs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card to smoothly handle your gaming needs.
The laptop has a 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) display with 120Hz refresh rate and a 56WHr battery. Other highlights include HDMI 2.1 port, USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi 6, and an orange backlit keyboard.
The Acer Aspire 7 is an entry-level gaming laptop that is also a good option for users who need to occasionally dabble with creative workloads. It is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 Hexa Core 5500U processor paired with 8 GB of DDR4 system memory and 512 GB NVMe PCIe Gen3 SSD. There is also the entry-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4GB GDDR6) graphics card for basic gamers.
Other highlights include a 15.6-Inch FHD IPS LCD display, USB Type-C port, HDMI port, 720p webcam and a 48 Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery.
Best premium thin & light AMD Ryzen powered laptops to keep an eye on during the Independence day sale
AMD Ryzen processors have been designed to handle modern workflow needs for life-stage tech adopters. They facilitate seamless multitasking and portability. A high number of power-efficient cores mean these laptops can handle demanding tasks without overheating or loud fan noise, and without compromising on battery life. Here are some of the best premium thin & light options to pick from.
ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED
This thin and light laptop offers a high-contrast OLED display and is powered by the dependable AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor with Radeon graphics, paired with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage.
The 16:10 display also has Vesa TrueBlack 600 certification and supports a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also claims 100% DCI-P3 coverage and thus should appeal to users who need to engage with colour-critical work on their laptops. The laptop runs Windows 11 out of the box and has a 50Whr battery that’s rated to last for up to 8 hours.
HP Pavillion 14 is a sleek laptop apt for both work and play. It employs the hexa-core AMD Ryzen 5-5625U processor with AMD Radeon graphics, 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable), and 512GB SSD storage. It has a 14-Inch IPS LCD display with FullHD resolution and narrow bezels on three sides. There are also dual speakers tuned by B&O to refine your multimedia experience.
HP claims that the 43-hour battery will last for up to 10 hours and 15 minutes of video playback. HP Pavilion 14 ships with Windows 11 Home, has a 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C port (10Gbps), and an HDMI 2.1 port.
Lenovo Yoga 6 is a thin and light 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a 13.3-inch Full HD (1920x1080) touchscreen display. It is powered by an octa-core AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor assisted by 16GB RAM DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage. This is a powerful configuration that should be appealing to demanding working professionals.
Lenovo has housed a 60Wh battery inside and thanks to the power-efficient processor, the company claims up to 12 hours of battery life. The Yoga 6 has an inviting fabric exterior and ships with Windows 11 Home and 3 months subscription for Xbox GamePass Ultimate. Other highlights include a fingerprint reader, Dolby Atmos audio, and a 720p HD webcam.
This is a stylish 2-in-1 laptop that should handle all your modern productivity needs and should also be appealing to digital artists. It’s powered by AMD Ryzen 7 5825U processor that is paired with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage.
The 14-inch Full HD display supports touch input and is surrounded by narrow bezels on three sides. The laptop has a fingerprint reader for secure access and ships with Dell Active Pen stylus. It ships with Windows 11 and makes room for a 54WHr battery.
HP 14s is a decent laptop for students and office workers. It ships with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor with AMD Radeon graphics paired with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage. It also comes with Windows 11 Home pre-installed.
The laptop has a 14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD display with narrow bezels and makes room for a full-sized backlit keyboard. It’s 17.9 mm thick and weighs 1.46 Kg. HP claims that its 41Wh battery will last for up to 9 hours and 15 minutes of video playback.
The Lenovo Ideapad 3 is powered by a capable Hexa-core AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor and ships with Windows 11 Home with Lifetime Validity. The laptop has 8GB DDR4 RAM which is upgradable up to 12GB and 512 GB SSD storage.
The 15.6-inch Full HD display witH FHD resolution has narrow bezels on all four sides and has an eye care feature that reduces blue-light emission. Other notable features include Dolby audio, a backlit keyboard, and a 45Wh battery with fast-charging support (80% in one hour).
Asus Vivobook 15 is a popular thin and light laptop that employs AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processor paired with 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage. It has a 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) display with 83% screen-to-body ratio. The laptop comes pre-loaded with Windows 11 and has a 37WHrs Li-ion battery that according to Asus can last for up to 6 hours.
Other features include a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, dual-band Wi-Fi 5 and a chicklet keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel.
HP 15s is a decent option for students limited by a budget. It is powered by Ryzen 3 Dual Core 3250U processor paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. The 15.6-inch display has HD resolution (1366 x 768) and the laptop houses a 41 Wh Li-ion battery.
It runs Windows 11 OS out of the box and includes a decent assortment of ports including one SuperSpeed USB Type-C, two SuperSpeed USB Type-A ports, an HDMI 1.4b port, and a multi-format SD media card reader.
Dell Inspiron 3515 laptop is another great option for students. It is powered by AMD Ryzen 5 3450U processor paired with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD. The laptop has a 15.6-inch FHD display and runs Windows 11 out of the box.
The laptop also features Express Charge capability that enables 80% charging in 60 minutes. It further includes an HD webcam, Wi-Fi 5, two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI 1.4b port, SD Card reader, and Audio jack.
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1 is another entry-grade laptop for students that offers dependable performance. The laptop is quite portable and is powered by a dual-core Ryzen 3 3250U processor paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB of SSD storage.
The laptop has a minimalistic design and weighs 1.5 kg. Other features include a 15.6-inch Full HD display, 42Wh battery, HD webcam, Wi-Fi 5, HDMI, USB Type A and USB Type C ports.
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 21:47:00 -0500entext/htmlhttps://www.digit.in/features/laptops/deals-on-amd-ryzen-powered-laptops-during-the-independence-day-sale-on-amazon-and-flipkart-64574.htmlKillexams : First Drive: The All-Electric Ford F-150 Lightning Is Even More Capable Than the Gas-Powered Original
Ford is taking electrification to the next level with the F-150 Lightning, blending reliable pickup truck features with future-forward technology. Powered by an electric motor on each axle, the all-wheel-drive F-150 Lightning achieves a range of up to 230 miles with the standard battery pack, or 320 miles with the extended-range battery.
For truck owners, the draw for a battery-electric pickup isn’t so much about saving the planet as it is pushing the limits of power and capability, although zero tailpipe emissions and the potential cost savings when gas prices are more than $6 a gallon is nothing to ignore. The F-150 Lightning makes 452 hp with the standard battery pack and 580 hp with the extended-range battery, along with 775 ft lbs of torque. Such figures may not be nearly as impressive as those of the new 1,000 hp GMC Hummer EV, but they are enough to tow up to 10,000 pounds and carry a maximum payload of more than 2,200 pounds. Only one configuration is offered: a five-seat “SuperCrew” cab with a 5.5-foot bed. But as a bonus, the electric architecture allows for a front trunk that can fit extra gear weighing up to 400 pounds.
The Platinum version of the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning. Ford Motor Company
On a test-drive in San Antonio, Tex., we found the top-of-the line Platinum version to be quiet and comfortable, even on its standard 22-inch aluminum wheels. From highway cruising to towing a three-horse trailer (with weights instead of horses), the F-150 proved every bit as capable as its gasoline-powered counterpart—if not more so—with the instant torque from the electric motor and near 50-50 weight distribution. A lower center of gravity, thanks to the skateboard platform and a new independent rear suspension, help the truck feel even more planted. Advanced driver-assist systems include Blue Cruise with automated lane centering and steering capability, which allows for completely hands-free driving on certain pre-mapped roads. Maneuvering in tight spaces with the truck isn’t easy, however, and we’d like to see Ford offer rear-wheel steering on the F-150—a feature that transforms the Hummer EV from potentially clumsy to surprisingly agile.
A lower center of gravity, thanks to the skateboard platform and a new independent rear suspension, help the truck feel even more planted. Ford Motor Company
On an off-road course, the F-150 Lightning climbed rocks and traversed ruts admirably, and its electronic locking rear differential helped to pull the truck out of most sticky situations. But this isn’t the model’s strongest suit, and those looking specifically for outdoor adventure should look to the Hummer EV or Rivian R1T.
The F-150 Lightning’s user interface is shared with the Mustang Mach E, with some additional features specifically for the truck, including a towing application that allows users to enter the dimensions and weights of their trailers for a more accurate range estimate. Ford’s large, portrait-oriented display appears slightly more integrated into the instrument panel than the Mach-E’s screen. Yet despite its good visibility, it’s still a less-than-elegant solution.
On an off-road course, the truck climbed rocks and traversed ruts admirably, but this isn’t its strongest suit. Ford Motor Company
What will be particularly compelling to many truck owners—especially in Texas, where residents swapped power-outage tales—is the F-150 Lightning’s Pro Power onboard capability, which essentially turns extended-range-battery models into generators that can power a home or small office for up to three days. This, however, requires installation of a $3,895 inverter.
As with the gasoline-dependent model, Ford expects the bulk of F-150 Lightning sales to be in the commercial sector. Earlier this year, we saw firsthand how the F-150 Lightning and other commercial EVs are revolutionizing businesses of all sizes. In Sonoma, Calif., for example, employees at wineries that installed charging stations on their property no longer have to drive out to fuel up during the working day. Vintners told us that the lack of tailpipe emissions will greatly reduce the risk of tailpipe pollution settling on the grapes, resulting in cleaner, purer wine. Francis Ford Coppola, who owns renowned Inglenook estate in Napa Valley, has moved his fermentations underground beneath the vineyards, which frees up precious room above, thanks to electric service vehicles that can safely operate in closed spaces.
Despite good visibility, Ford’s large, portrait-oriented screen is a less-than-elegant display solution. John Roe, courtesy of Ford Motor Company.
Ford says it plans to produce 150,000 examples of the F-150 Lightning next year, and all current-year models are now sold out. Of course, the company faces the same challenges that now stymie the entire auto industry, including microchip shortages and supply-chain woes, as well as inadequate electric infrastructure in many parts of the country. But after time behind the wheel, it’s clear that the F-150 Lightning is an extremely capable pickup that will convert EV skeptics and help take a legacy nameplate into the future.
Click here to see all the photos from our first drive of the Ford F-150 Lightning.
The Platinum version of the all-electric Ford F-150-Lightning. Ford Motor Company
Thu, 28 Jul 2022 01:10:00 -0500Laura Bursteinen-UStext/htmlhttps://robbreport.com/motors/cars/first-drive-the-electric-ford-f-150-lightning-1234731390/?_escaped_fragment_=Killexams : Aquaterra Energy Awarded Contract For Babek Field Project In Azerbaijan
Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore energy engineering solutions, has been awarded a high-pressure high temperature (HPHT) subsea riser contract with oil and gas operator Umid Babak Operating Company (UBOC) for the exploration of its HP well on the Babak project in Azerbaijan, Azernews reports.
“Aquaterra Energy will deliver its 15,000 psi subsea riser system, utilizing its AQC-SR connector range, as part of UBOC's drilling program for the BX-01 exploration well located at the Babak field. Aquaterra Energy will provide a complete end-to-end managed service, as a fully independent riser system and connector OEM, which will be operated via a jack-up MODU, in water depth of 62 meters,” the statement reads.
The company secured the competitive tender through its early consultation and solutions-based approach. The company's in-house team of engineering experts advised using a jack-up rig instead of a semi-submersible to maximize safety and efficiency while minimizing cost and rig-time.
“Semi-submersible rigs can suffer more downtime and can take up to 20 percent additional time to complete the same operation, as opposed to using a jack-up in shallower water depths,” the statement reads.
The system's AQC-SR quick connectors will provide UBOC with crucial gas-tight metal-to-metal seals and a backup elastomeric seal. In addition, the ability to pressure test each connection upon make-up provides enhanced environmental reassurance against well bore fluid discharge, and gives assurance of connector integrity prior to running.
“We're delighted to be working with UBOC on this project and to continue demonstrating our HPHT riser system expertise in locations such as Azerbaijan. We see huge potential here for our team to provide intelligently engineered solutions, whilst also supporting industry decarbonizations efforts. We're pleased to provide a system that ensures enhanced efficiency and reduced rig time – whilst also working alongside and supporting local engineers in-country,” Aquaterra Energy's Innovation Director Ben Cannell said.
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Sun, 31 Jul 2022 23:24:00 -0500Datetext/htmlhttps://menafn.com/1104625022/Aquaterra-Energy-Awarded-Contract-For-Babek-Field-Project-In-AzerbaijanKillexams : Aquaterra Energy is awarded HPHT subsea riser contract with UBOC
Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore energy engineering solutions, has been awarded a high-pressure high temperature (HPHT) subsea riser contract with oil and gas operator, Umid Babek Operating Company (UBOC), for the exploration of its HP well on the Babek project in Azerbaijan.
Aquaterra Energy will deliver its 15 000 psi subsea riser system, utilising its AQC-SR connector range, as part of UBOC’s drilling programme for the BX-01 exploration well located at the Babek field. Aquaterra Energy will provide a complete end-to-end managed service, as a fully independent riser system and connector OEM, which will be operated via a jack-up MODU, in water depths of 62 m.
The company secured the competitive tender through its early consultation and solutions-based approach. Aquaterra Energy’s in-house team of engineering experts advised using a jack-up rig instead of a semi-submersible to maximise safety and efficiency, while minimising cost and rig-time. Semi-submersible rigs can suffer more downtime and can take up to 20% additional time to complete the same operation, as opposed to using a jack-up in shallower water depths.
The system’s AQC-SR quick connectors will provide UBOC with crucial gas tight metal-to-metal seals and a back-up elastomeric seal. In addition, the ability to pressure test each connection upon make-up provides enhanced environmental reassurance against well bore fluid discharge, and gives assurance of connector integrity prior to running.
Ben Cannell, Innovation Director at Aquaterra Energy said: “We’re delighted to be working with UBOC on this project and to continue demonstrating our HPHT riser system expertise in locations such as Azerbaijan. We see huge potential here for our team to provide intelligently engineered solutions, whilst also supporting industry decarbonisations efforts. We’re pleased to provide a system that ensures enhanced efficiency and reduced rig time - whilst also working alongside and supporting local engineers in-country.”
UBOC adds: “Aquaterra’ s continuous consultation was second to none on this project and allowed us to explore options that we wouldn’t traditionally. Together we will be able to reach operational deadlines, whilst also taking environmental considerations into account. The team’s innovative approach has been instrumental in making this project viable and we are very much looking forward to continuing our collaborative relationship.”
Read the article online at: https://www.oilfieldtechnology.com/offshore-and-subsea/28072022/aquaterra-energy-is-awarded-hpht-subsea-riser-contract-with-uboc/