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25th Jul 2019, 21:45
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Views: 10,348
Posted By NoHoverstop

180 seconds if your leaping heap had the...

180 seconds if your leaping heap had the half-flow mod (but then you weren't allowed wet take-offs, or was that for another reason?). 2 1/2 minutes was very much an "ish" thing wasn't it? Various UK...
24th Oct 2018, 22:57
Replies: 5,636
Views: 1,383,375
Posted By NoHoverstop

The experimental Bedford Arrays* on HMS...

The experimental Bedford Arrays* on HMS Illustrious were basically made out of scaffolding. Having-at Lusty's flight deck tramlines with the trusty Black and Decker to make some holes to fit flush...
14th Oct 2018, 22:24
Replies: 5,636
Views: 1,383,375
Posted By NoHoverstop

Nice one. 11 and a bit years after doing the SRVL...

Nice one. 11 and a bit years after doing the SRVL demo on FS Charles de Gaulle with the* electric nozzly jet, someone's done it with an example of the intended electric nozzly jet onto (one of) the...
24th Aug 2017, 22:23
Replies: 5,636
Views: 1,383,375
Posted By NoHoverstop

Well there was a Gold one of these...

Well there was a Gold one of these https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_RAeS_medal_recipients#Team_Gold_Medalists in 2009 which, as you can see, even makes it into Wikipedia so was a bit public.
10th Mar 2017, 23:46
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,805
Posted By NoHoverstop

Are you sure you haven't mis-remembered a...

Are you sure you haven't mis-remembered a description of the HMS Illustrious 2008 trial, rather then the 2007 PA Charles de Gaulle demo? SRVL approaches were flown then to overshoot (or to stop...
9th Mar 2017, 23:33
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,805
Posted By NoHoverstop

...in the 20th century. It's been done in the...

...in the 20th century. It's been done in the 21st (on a French ship with an older jet).

Well done by the way. We suspected it had already bin-dun but I didn't have any proper info on your event...
22nd Dec 2016, 16:45
Replies: 14
Views: 3,725
Posted By NoHoverstop

You may be right that it's a catapult attachment...

You may be right that it's a catapult attachment point, but I don't think it is.

1. The Chinese do not have any catapult-equipped aircraft carriers. They might have them in mind, but are a long...
5th Dec 2016, 22:19
Replies: 28
Views: 8,126
Posted By NoHoverstop

Sounds like Fish-head pedantry to me, rather then...

Sounds like Fish-head pedantry to me, rather then universal naval pedantry.

"Call it a boat. It annoys the Fish-heads", was the advice I was given. And if the term "boat" was good enough for...
24th May 2016, 22:08
Replies: 13
Views: 5,900
Posted By NoHoverstop

Possibly, but does it matter? (compare #1 with #2...

Possibly, but does it matter? (compare #1 with #2 in the pair from 0:22)
https://youtu.be/qFavtMOXrOE
1st Jun 2015, 22:19
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,805
Posted By NoHoverstop

well, the intent was to provide F-35B handling...

well, the intent was to provide F-35B handling characteristics, using the VAAC digital active control system. As in inceptor displacement (and force, since XW175 at the time had an active sidestick...
31st May 2015, 23:29
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,805
Posted By NoHoverstop

I am not aware that any aircraft has landed on...

I am not aware that any aircraft has landed on any QE class ship, so that does rather mean that no SRVL trials on QE class ships (can I call them boats yet?) have taken place. However SRVL has been...
31st Jul 2014, 19:42
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,805
Posted By NoHoverstop

No-one knows*. It's not done one yet. However, I...

No-one knows*. It's not done one yet. However, I can't think of a good reason why it shouldn't be easy and safe**. I spent a lot of time looking at how another digital active-control V/STOL jet would...
19th Jul 2014, 12:23
Replies: 56,599
Views: 8,023,202
Posted By NoHoverstop

The Chief of the Air Staff inspects the first of...

The Chief of the Air Staff inspects the first of the RAF's new "ROVER enabled" close air-support jets and realises he's been sold a pup.
20th May 2014, 16:50
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,805
Posted By NoHoverstop

Unified Control

LO - the clue is in the name. Left hand always does stuff related to fore-aft movement, right-hand always does stuff related to up-down. It's not rocket science and neither is it hard to find this...
11th Dec 2013, 18:26
Replies: 56,599
Views: 8,023,202
Posted By NoHoverstop

"Miss. E6." (once again the inter-service...

"Miss. E6."

(once again the inter-service "battleships" finals gets serious)
18th Aug 2013, 20:12
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,805
Posted By NoHoverstop

ski-jumping advanced STOVL

Following on from the undercarriage/ramp interaction discussion, another area where the F-35B designers have to be pretty savvy is how the flight control laws cope with finding themselves suddenly in...
7th Feb 2013, 18:45
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,805
Posted By NoHoverstop

It may be worth remembering that the X-32 and...

It may be worth remembering that the X-32 and X-35s were X-planes, that is concept demonstrator aircraft (CDA) built for very limited flying lifetimes, rather than aircraft to put into operational...
20th Sep 2012, 17:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,964
Posted By NoHoverstop

Is this an indication in a HUD/HMD? If so, then...

Is this an indication in a HUD/HMD? If so, then without wishing to sound trite, the symbology will do whatever it was programmed to do based on the inputs it gets and the characteristics of the...
29th Dec 2011, 16:55
Replies: 56,599
Views: 8,023,202
Posted By NoHoverstop

It wasn't until he sent in the 3rd draft, this...

It wasn't until he sent in the 3rd draft, this time with a picture, that Flt Lt PPRuNe finally got Air Clues to accept his submission for "I learned about flying from that".
24th Nov 2011, 21:24
Replies: 32
Views: 7,444
Posted By NoHoverstop

Engines, thanks for sticking up for some of my...

Engines, thanks for sticking up for some of my colleagues. STOVL is something that will always be surrounded by misconceptions, woolly thinking and blatant lies. Obviously it is not unique in that...
25th Jul 2011, 23:03
Replies: 5,636
Views: 1,383,375
Posted By NoHoverstop

HMS Invincible had a 7 ramp to begin with but...

HMS Invincible had a 7 ramp to begin with but this was later increased to 12, which is the same for Hermes, Illustrious and Ark Royal.

Whether you like it or not, the ski-jump principle is...
22nd Jul 2011, 18:06
Replies: 5,636
Views: 1,383,375
Posted By NoHoverstop

Until one of those turns up, you'll have to make...

Until one of those turns up, you'll have to make do with answers from me. Your second question is easiest - no, they do not. Or rather, the brakes might but the but the tyre/deck interface will not....
30th Jun 2011, 20:47
Replies: 126
Views: 27,157
Posted By NoHoverstop

Easy to criticise someone else's work, so here...

Easy to criticise someone else's work, so here goes!

How do I get into that seat without stepping on something expensively frangible or bashing my head on the overhead throttles/condition-levers...
12th Jun 2011, 09:34
Replies: 86
Views: 23,365
Posted By NoHoverstop

Ever stood on a bow ramp in Sea State 6? :) ...

Ever stood on a bow ramp in Sea State 6? :)

Fair point though and when I wrote that I suspected someone might pick up on it. Are we agreed though, that neglecting ship motion (at your peril!) the...
11th Jun 2011, 10:08
Replies: 86
Views: 23,365
Posted By NoHoverstop

Indeed. Stilton, the whole point is that if...

Indeed.

Stilton, the whole point is that if they're doing it right they should be launching at below stall speed. The remaining runway required to accelerate to above (1g) stall speed is in the...
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