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13th Jan 2023, 02:03
Replies: 25
Views: 3,594
Posted By gums

Salute! Only two jets I can think of that...

Salute!

Only two jets I can think of that had good use by the carriers and USAF were the F-4 variants and the A-7D or A-7E.

The new F-35 seems to be a player, especially with the Bee for the...
11th Jan 2023, 23:48
Replies: 13
Views: 4,845
Posted By gums

Salute! Thank you , Rather. Looks like you...

Salute!

Thank you , Rather. Looks like you learned same as I did as well as many of the old farts on the forum. Our trainers had pure mechanical linkage to the control surfaces, gear/pulley...
11th Jan 2023, 15:09
Replies: 13
Views: 4,845
Posted By gums

Salute! First, seems some folks here are...

Salute!

First, seems some folks here are describing rudder systems that are not purely move the pedal, rudder moves "x". Move pedal to stop and rudder moves to stop. Ratios and even variable...
9th Jan 2023, 18:09
Replies: 13
Views: 4,845
Posted By gums

Salute! Thanks for the correction. Some...

Salute!

Thanks for the correction.

Some of we charter members questioned the rudder implementation for the pedals as normally they were moved according to overall pilot command using the stick...
9th Jan 2023, 16:03
Replies: 13
Views: 4,845
Posted By gums

rudder FLCS command

Salute!

Just out of curiosity, how much do the pedals move in the 'bus to command full deflection?

Does the rudder law use any dynamic pressure to limit full deflection or speed/rate of...
6th Jan 2023, 23:17
Replies: 1,524
Views: 461,456
Posted By gums

Salute! Thnx for update, ORAC, but the...

Salute!

Thnx for update, ORAC, but the biggest prize is not Taiwan but Guam or bases in the Philippines. Guam is the most important, with the other island bases there.

Okinawa is also...
28th Dec 2022, 23:15
Replies: 102
Views: 43,936
Posted By gums

Salute! Rumor on the street over in the...

Salute!

Rumor on the street over in the States is a problem with a fuel line or other component that is pressurized and has several functions. Remember, this is "rumor network". So could be a...
26th Dec 2022, 04:24
Replies: 19
Views: 3,678
Posted By gums

Salute! I definitely knew Bob Lodge,...

Salute!

I definitely knew Bob Lodge, Locher's front seater.

Bob was on the path to be the first ace along with Steve Ritchie, another classmate. He was of the few to use Combat Tree for some...
25th Dec 2022, 22:17
Replies: 102
Views: 43,936
Posted By gums

Salute! To answer the question about pitch...

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To answer the question about pitch attitude, I'll describe short as I can what I saw here when the Bee did a go around from an approach with all the doors open and what looked like normal...
24th Dec 2022, 18:05
Replies: 19
Views: 3,678
Posted By gums

Ed Mechenbier

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Sorry, but a classmate of mine was most likely the last USAF aviator to retire from the military - June of 2004. Maybe a nasal radiator went later, but I'll go with Ed. His bio counts the...
23rd Dec 2022, 20:17
Replies: 19
Views: 3,678
Posted By gums

Salute! The Buffs had ejection seats and we...

Salute!

The Buffs had ejection seats and we picked up an entire crew that bailed one day in Laos. The tail gunner may have manually bailed by blowing the canopy doofer and then pulling the chute...
23rd Dec 2022, 15:04
Replies: 19
Views: 3,678
Posted By gums

Salute! Yes, the prisons were marked on our...

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Yes, the prisons were marked on our tgt area maps. On the sky puke drops above the undercast with a LORAN pathfinder we couldn't see anything anyway, but run in headings avoided the camps....
23rd Dec 2022, 03:22
Replies: 19
Views: 3,678
Posted By gums

Salute! Remember it well. Was on CSAR alert...

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Remember it well. Was on CSAR alert duty as a Sandy in the A-7D at Korat. Walked into Ft Apache to get threat briefing and there were 5 or 6 losses and then we noticed the types and...
20th Dec 2022, 23:44
Replies: 102
Views: 43,936
Posted By gums

Salute! Yeah, Okie, those Russian seats have...

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Yeah, Okie, those Russian seats have shown in more than one airshow how good they are. I also felt very comfortable in the ACES2 seat in the Viper.

Gums sends...
19th Dec 2022, 22:22
Replies: 102
Views: 43,936
Posted By gums

Salute! PLEASE, go to the f-16 net I...

Salute!

PLEASE, go to the f-16 net I referenced and read two or three descriptions of the flight control laws once the pilot hits the landing mode button.

In short, the throttle doofer does not...
18th Dec 2022, 22:26
Replies: 102
Views: 43,936
Posted By gums

Salute! All of the Harrier technology and...

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All of the Harrier technology and procedures and such are not relevant to the F-35 when it is landing in one of the modes where the fan is running and all those doors are open and the...
18th Dec 2022, 15:37
Replies: 102
Views: 43,936
Posted By gums

Salute! The F-16 net, sub section F-35, has...

Salute!

The F-16 net, sub section F-35, has excellent descriptions of the FLCS and the engine/fan logic depending upon 'mode" the pilot selects and then the "mode" that HAL selects, heh heh.

I...
16th Dec 2022, 00:27
Replies: 102
Views: 43,936
Posted By gums

Salute! We have seen at least two nose gear...

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We have seen at least two nose gear collapses with the 35, and maybe there's a design flaw that can be fixed.

I was surprised the test pilot waited until the plane stopped rotating and...
15th Dec 2022, 21:18
Replies: 102
Views: 43,936
Posted By gums

Salute! Wow, I want of those seats for my...

Salute!

Wow, I want of those seats for my truck after the initial crash on the highway.

Having seen many videos of the plane landing on the boats, something at last 2 or 3 seconds went awry...
14th Dec 2022, 16:30
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By gums

Salute! Agreed with all. I knew Col Joe...

Salute!

Agreed with all.

I knew Col Joe from the Air Commando Association, as he was in the very early groups of special ops folks before going back in a fast mover for his third tour.

I...
12th Dec 2022, 17:15
Replies: 18
Views: 4,741
Posted By gums

Salute! Gotta go with Okie about the ACES...

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Gotta go with Okie about the ACES seat in the Viper. And it worked, and worked and......back in the day, and up to now. Best view is of the T-Bird dude at Mountain Home that didn't use...
12th Dec 2022, 04:48
Replies: 43
Views: 9,512
Posted By gums

Salute! The base I thot that the Canberra...

Salute!

The base I thot that the Canberra squad used was Soc Trang, but no doubt they were at Phan Rang, and the U.S. Red Birds and Yellow Birds flew outta there when I had first tour in 67-68....
11th Dec 2022, 19:23
Replies: 43
Views: 9,512
Posted By gums

Salute! nugget90's and ICM's posts and links...

Salute!

nugget90's and ICM's posts and links are great.

None of we Yanks have a problem with the whole affair being beyond the Queen's interest, and several of us know RAF and RN folks that...
10th Dec 2022, 23:43
Replies: 43
Views: 9,512
Posted By gums

Salute! Thanks, Pig. will check those...

Salute!

Thanks, Pig. will check those links.

Too bad about the football match, but sierra happens. Too much finesse by the Brits versus power down and keep ball in the box.

Gums sends..
10th Dec 2022, 22:44
Replies: 43
Views: 9,512
Posted By gums

Salute! Thanks, Pig. Still can't find the...

Salute!

Thanks, Pig. Still can't find the reference, but our CINC at the time and the Iron Lady had a special relationship.

That Have Blue and Senior Trend program was black as can be at the...
10th Dec 2022, 20:37
Replies: 43
Views: 9,512
Posted By gums

Salute! Back in the day, the Aussies and...

Salute!

Back in the day, the Aussies and U.S. flew with each other as FAC and attack folks to get oriented and perfect our procedures. And I thik we even had Canadian Carabou folks in the fray,...
10th Dec 2022, 16:22
Replies: 43
Views: 9,512
Posted By gums

Salute! We had a RAF exchange pilot with us...

Salute!

We had a RAF exchange pilot with us in the 354th TFW at The Beach, but when USAF deployed us to Thailand for the first end of the war effort in 1972, we had to leave him behind and he flew...
6th Dec 2022, 00:58
Replies: 226
Views: 121,519
Posted By gums

Salute! Good poop, Commando. As with...

Salute!

Good poop, Commando.

As with the F-22 reduction on the buy bid , I cannot see the U.S. congress going much above 100 Raiders. One of my acquaintances from way back in the Viper years...
6th Dec 2022, 00:32
Replies: 46
Views: 5,321
Posted By gums

Salute! Best thread drift in many moons. ...

Salute!

Best thread drift in many moons.

Gums sends...
5th Dec 2022, 15:16
Replies: 46
Views: 5,321
Posted By gums

Salute! heh heh, and pigeons were not the...

Salute!

heh heh, and pigeons were not the only critters considered to help the war effort. To wit, the "bat bombs".

Bats would be fitted with small incindiery payloads and release over the...
5th Dec 2022, 04:25
Replies: 49
Views: 20,255
Posted By gums

Salute! After a few days I wonder where that...

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After a few days I wonder where that "Bald" poster went. Of course his/her/it's profile is not clear, but would be nice to compare notes from the logbook about getting shot at and shot...
3rd Dec 2022, 15:35
Replies: 226
Views: 121,519
Posted By gums

Salute!. Sure looks smaller to me than the...

Salute!.

Sure looks smaller to me than the B-2.

I worked on the B-2 loadout for JDAM and that thing has two humongous bays - imagine 80 MK-82 dumb bombs or 16 JDAM's/alcm's on the rotary...
1st Dec 2022, 15:31
Replies: 49
Views: 20,255
Posted By gums

Salute! Thanks for the nice words, SAS. For...

Salute!

Thanks for the nice words, SAS. For those that have not seen our previous discorse, SAS almost got to pick up my A-37 and haul it back to Bien Ho after I "crash landed" the shot up thing...
30th Nov 2022, 20:38
Replies: 49
Views: 20,255
Posted By gums

Salute! @ Dave.... Hot Lips got her name due...

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@ Dave.... Hot Lips got her name due to a sexual encounter that Radar was broadcasting over the camp speakers via a microphone in her tent and was telling the guy played by Robert Duvall...
30th Nov 2022, 02:26
Replies: 646
Views: 141,284
Posted By gums

Salute! That's a good one Wolfie re: Master,...

Salute!

That's a good one Wolfie re: Master, ... and the folks at Hill used a similar theme for their female demo pilot - Beo ( bay-oh).

Well, I am worried we will not get back to having a good...
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