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Airplanes are the only motorized vehicles that don't have horns fitted.  
 




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Airplanes are the only motorized vehicles that don't have horns fitted.  


What planet are you from Rx  

Airplanes do have horns. They need them to warm ground crew, and they've even been known to blow their horns at other planes.
The horn on a plane even has a name. It's called a 'Ground Crew Horn'.

You didn't research that very well did you  
 




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Airplanes are the only motorized vehicles that don't have horns fitted.  


What planet are you from Rx  

Airplanes do have horns. They need them to warm ground crew, and they've even been known to blow their horns at other planes.
The horn on a plane even has a name. It's called a 'Ground Crew Horn'.

You didn't research that very well did you  


     

That was a blantent fuckup ..

I was talking to my mate {lives in Brewarrina} who owns a Piper Cherokee 235 & a Beechcraft Bonanza A36 .. he was telling he wished his planes came with a horn .. to land out there {on property stations} he does a low fly over to chase away any stock & wild life .. but to take off he has had to taxi up & down the full length to move the animals off before he can take off .. {he is looking at having air horns fitted at the moment} ..
I asked "don't planes have horns ??"
"no .. that's why I ringing you to ask if you still have those air horns you removed from Walgett Game Meat Works" ..

Yes .. I should've researched what he told me  .. wasn't hard to find .. some do & all jetliners do  

Thanks for the education Ken.
 

 




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While we're on the subject, the Aussie word is actually 'Aeroplane', not 'Airplane'.  

The original word is 'Aeroplane', a French word for a Flying machine that is heavier than air.
BUT! Yanks being Yanks had to change the world as they believe they have the right to do and change it to 'Airplane'.

The North Americans (USA & Canada) don't have the word 'Aeroplane' in their education system.

In recent times even the U.K has started using the Americanised word 'Airplane' in media and publications, while the rest of the English speaking world (outside UK and North America) still use 'Aeroplane'.


Personally, I still say 'ERRA PLANE' not 'AIR PLANE'  
 




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Did not know that ..
I always just thought the spelling 'Aeroplane' was the jelly company's name/thing to stand out ..
As all articles I've read concerning planes, the term aircraft was used, whilst in school, 'airplane' was used ..

 




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whilst in school, 'airplane' was used ..


That is Americanism being forced upon us.
America likes to force 'its way' on the rest of us.

America refuses to use the Metric system even though 98% of the world now uses it. They prefer to use a complicated outdated system just so they don't have to 'follow' everyone else.  

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/03/...-metric-system/
 




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whilst in school, 'airplane' was used ..


That is Americanism being forced upon us.
America likes to force 'its way' on the rest of us.

America refuses to use the Metric system even though 98% of the world now uses it. They prefer to use a complicated outdated system just so they don't have to 'follow' everyone else.  

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/03/...-metric-system/


I still find it weird that all tyres are measured in Imperial inches but are
identified by Metric sizing.

The poms also identified bore and piston sizes by Metric when everything
else on bikes/cars they built was Imperial including thread sizes. But in
1971 Triumph used one and only one metric sized bearing in their motors.

              
 



 
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whilst in school, 'airplane' was used ..


That is Americanism being forced upon us.
America likes to force 'its way' on the rest of us.

America refuses to use the Metric system even though 98% of the world now uses it. They prefer to use a complicated outdated system just so they don't have to 'follow' everyone else.  

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/03/...-metric-system/


I still find it weird that all tyres are measured in Imperial inches but are
identified by Metric sizing.

The poms also identified bore and piston sizes by Metric when everything
else on bikes/cars they built was Imperial including thread sizes. But in
1971 Triumph used one and only one metric sized bearing in their motors.

              


It's not just bikes and cars Bluey.

In our Astronomy Hobby the American products use both systems.

You buy an 8 or 12 or 14 INCH telescope with a Focal Length of 900 or 1000 or 1200 MILLIMETRES focal length, then add a 7mm or 12mm or 20mm Eyepiece to the 1.25 INCH or 2 INCH Focuser.

   Yanks are weird  

Oh, and the Telescope Eyepieces are confusing too. The 1.25 inch ones come in 3mm, 7mm, 12mm, 17mm, 20mm, 24mm and 30mm.
The 2 inch one comes in 12mm, 18mm 24mm, 30mm and 32mm  

Notice they also use 'decimal' in their inch measurements. Instead of 1¼" they use 1.25". That's just weird!  
 




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