Slop is the freedom of play in the levers and control systems of a model helicopter which results in it being difficult or unpredictable to fly.
Slop can come from loose ball links, worn servogear trains or loose output shafts, damaged bearings, or looseness or lack of rigidity of any supporting part of the airframe.
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Tanker is the debut album by New Zealand band, Bailter Space, released in 1988. It features more minimalist playing and a less claustrophobic/dense overall sound than the band's later releases. The hyperkinetic song "Grader Spader" was released as a 12" single/EP.
Matador Records reissued Tanker on CD in 1995; the 1987 Nelsh EP (including the songs "New Man", "El Whizzo", "Our Aim", "I'm in Love with These Times", "Separate Circles", and "Now I Will Live") was tacked on as well. This marked the first time either had appeared on CD format.
Tankers can range in size of capacity from several hundred tons, which includes vessels for servicing small harbours and coastal settlements, to several hundred thousand tons, for long-range haulage. Besides ocean- or seagoing tankers there are also specialized inland-waterway tankers which operate on rivers and canals with an average cargo capacity up to some thousand tons. A wide range of products are carried by tankers, including:
Tankers are a relatively new concept, dating from the later years of the 19th century. Before this, technology had simply not supported the idea of carrying bulk liquids. The market was also not geared towards transporting or selling cargo in bulk, therefore most ships carried a wide range of different products in different holds and traded outside fixed routes. Liquids were usually loaded in casks—hence the term "tonnage", which refers to the volume of the holds in terms of how many tuns or casks of wine could be carried. Even potable water, vital for the survival of the crew, was stowed in casks. Carrying bulk liquids in earlier ships posed several problems:
Maunette Loeks. SEAT plane drops fire retardant on Vista Trend fire ... on Friday ... In other parts, they are using aerial application, or SingleEngine Air Tankers, to drop retardant to keep the fire from “slopping down the ridge.” ... on Friday ... 16 ... A Small-Engine Air Tanker plane provided air attacks Thursday and the fire had been declared a Type 3 Incident ... .
Maunette Loeks ...Flowers explained containment estimates ... In other parts, they are using aerial application, or SingleEngine Air Tankers, to drop retardant to keep the fire from “slopping down the ridge.” ... A Small-Engine Air Tanker plane provided air attacks Thursday and a Type 3 Incident Management Team had been ordered Thursday ... .
A flareup of the Holy fire Monday morning near Santiago Peak, home to numerous communication towers�“slopped” outside the three-week old blaze’s containment lines by 40 acres, with air tankers and helicopters sent to fight the breakout, authorities said ... 5 air tankers and 4 helicopters have been assigned.
Cyberhawk, a leader in inspection using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), has completed the first full ABS Intermediate HullSurvey 4 on an oil tanker using UAVs. Cyberhawk performed full class inspection across 19 tanks onboard an oil tanker while at a shipyard in Singapore.
“There is still oil everywhere,” said Michela Colella, manager of Divers DownUAE. “It’s horrible.” ... All dives were cancelled Saturday ... Experts suggested that the pollution likely originates from international tankers illegally washing their fuel storage area or dumping dirty ballast water and slop tanks as they cross the Strait of Hormuz ... Masoud ... .
A slop tank at Venezuela's massive Amuay refinery overflowed this week and products have spilled, polluting the nearby bay and staining tankers, according to a union leader and two refinery workers ... The FORS 1 (slop tank) overflowed and there are stained tankers, it's bothered several captains, one of the workers said. A slop tank ... .
(Adds PDVSA confirms oil storage tank spill). By Marcely Guanipa ... Reuters reported earlier on Tuesday that a slop tank at Amuay had spilled over, polluting the bay and staining tankers, according to a union leader and two refinery workers ... PDVSA attributed the spill to heavy rains and did not provide details on its size ... RELATED ... Characters Remaining.
It also demonstrates that our circular economy model works perfectly, as part of the light product sold to Galp is produced by slops generated by the tankers that are regularly calling at Sines for the Galp refinery.
CHENNAI ... The ship was eventually brought in on January 30, apparently without the cargo oil spilling out ... Conflicting reports have emerged over whether a slop tank ruptured too. In an oil tanker, the slop tank stores cargo oil residue and oil-water mixture that is produced during cleaning of tanks ... "We are a commercial port ... RELATED. From around the web.
First, of course, there was the embarrassing pasta disaster on the A5 near Shotatton in Shropshire, where a lorry slopped 20 tonnes of spaghetti bolognese across the carriageway. Then came that incident with the tanker transporting molasses off the Cumbrian coast which – dear reader, you are ahead of me – got stuck.
At the time, Gull said a loss could result in Customs charging petrol excise rates on slops, a by-product consisting of jet fuel, diesel and petrol, which is blended into petrol to dispose of it ... Slops are produced when oil companies change the fuel they are pumping down a pipeline or from a tanker. .
Customs is investigating whether fuel companies are avoiding paying millions in tax by recycling so-called "slops" into petrol, without paying excise ... Gull, which has 3-4 per cent of the retail fuel market, created about 50,000 litres of slops a year, "99.9 per cent of which" came from residual amounts drained from fuel tankers, Bodger said.
The controversial oil trader, which came to global political attention when it was revealed that a ship it had chartered dumped tonnes of toxic oil slops in Ivory Coast, confirmed that a tanker of oil it bought is subject to the growing diplomatic incident ... Trafigura bought the oil in an Indian-flagged tanker called Ratna Shradha three weeks ago.
Prosecutors at SouthamptonMagistrates' Court said tests showed the lumps were linked to a tanker called Pretty Time... He told the court that slop tanks on the tanker had plenty of spare capacity for waste material.