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19th Jul 2019, 03:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,020
Posted By tartare

Interesting. Didn't think of that - even...

Interesting.
Didn't think of that - even missile telemetry would be a problem at high dynamic pressures.

EDIT:

Was able to access further text - see below.
Interest vendors are locked but...
19th Jul 2019, 02:25
Replies: 70
Views: 17,409
Posted By tartare

Bit of John Boyd to the storyline too. "You...

Bit of John Boyd to the storyline too.
"You should have been a two-star admiral by now, but here you are - Captain. Why is that?"
Nice.
19th Jul 2019, 01:46
Replies: 70
Views: 17,409
Posted By tartare

No disrespect intended. Also did some pretty...

No disrespect intended.
Also did some pretty tricky flying for a low time pilot in an AS350 in Queenstown for the Mi6 chopper chase scene.
See the descending corkscrew turn here:...
18th Jul 2019, 23:42
Replies: 70
Views: 17,409
Posted By tartare

Well - that cat shot didn't look like CG... ...

Well - that cat shot didn't look like CG...
Maybe the little guy overcame his fast jet airsickness.
He's done a lot of flying both fixed and rotary of all sorts of types since the original film...
18th Jul 2019, 09:23
Replies: 22
Views: 2,020
Posted By tartare

It's likely wishful thinking by the journos who...

It's likely wishful thinking by the journos who wrote the story.
The speech refers quite clearly to powerplants only.
18th Jul 2019, 08:12
Replies: 22
Views: 2,020
Posted By tartare

...actually, unless it flew really high, wouldn't...

...actually, unless it flew really high, wouldn't plasma make it pretty useless as a recon or sensor platform?
Hard to see through...
18th Jul 2019, 06:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,020
Posted By tartare

CAS's speech here....

CAS's speech here. (https://www.airpower.org.uk/20190716-aspc-speech-cas-sir-stephen-hillier/)
Only a para on Reaction Engines.
But seems there's substance to the pre-cooler tech, despite the...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2019, 06:13
Replies: 58
Views: 4,072
Posted By tartare

Aviation related last words? "What was that...

Aviation related last words?
"What was that noise....?"
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jul 2019, 03:03
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By tartare

`DB Cooper' dies

Interesting story behind the prime suspect, who has recently left us:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12248722
11th Jul 2019, 02:50
Replies: 70
Views: 11,598
Posted By tartare

...and I should add - I have nothing against the...

...and I should add - I have nothing against the average Chinese punter.
I think it's the same as the Iranians - good people, led by @rseholes.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jul 2019, 23:50
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By tartare

I thought one could only shit bricks...

I thought one could only shit bricks...
10th Jul 2019, 23:37
Replies: 70
Views: 11,598
Posted By tartare

Well my two cents worth. Blind Freddy can see...

Well my two cents worth.
Blind Freddy can see what's coming.
Just 6000 kms to the north of Australia sits a nation of 1.1bn people with an economy that will be double the size of the US by mid...
9th Jul 2019, 23:29
Replies: 70
Views: 11,598
Posted By tartare

Well - the kiwis are further ahead - they've...

Well - the kiwis are further ahead - they've already developed the duluvery system ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfBCuK6wEYA
9th Jul 2019, 09:17
Replies: 70
Views: 11,598
Posted By tartare

Australia should nuke up

Interesting little debate going on down here.
Hugh White - quite a respected Govt advisor - has just written a book saying Oz needs to ask itself the question again whether it needs a nuclear...
5th Jul 2019, 04:13
Replies: 6
Views: 2,185
Posted By tartare

Loving the Raptors and the B-2. Happy 4th of...

Loving the Raptors and the B-2.
Happy 4th of July cousins.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2019, 06:24
Replies: 13
Views: 2,804
Posted By tartare

Nope - no way of me telling simply from viewing...

Nope - no way of me telling simply from viewing the link on the forum that the poster is Chuck Aaron.
If he knows what he's doing - and clearly he does - and is flying an experimental category...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2019, 01:58
Replies: 13
Views: 2,804
Posted By tartare

OK. Intriguing to see, but am I alone in...

OK.
Intriguing to see, but am I alone in thinking this is insanely dangerous?
You put a Go-Pro on a rotorhead - for real?
Are you a licenced aviation mechanical engineer?
What if it had cut...
22nd Jun 2019, 23:42
Replies: 29
Views: 8,870
Posted By tartare

Tee hee - Essex explosion - she was clearly very...

Tee hee - Essex explosion - she was clearly very disruptive...
22nd Jun 2019, 03:06
Replies: 89
Views: 24,814
Posted By tartare

An interesting dilemma - just what response is...

An interesting dilemma - just what response is proportionate to shooting down a high-value UAV?
21st Jun 2019, 06:13
Replies: 89
Views: 24,814
Posted By tartare

...amd here's the view from the other side: ...

...amd here's the view from the other side:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Q5VJB-N-k
21st Jun 2019, 03:23
Replies: 89
Views: 24,814
Posted By tartare

An expensive, jet powered drone optimised for...

An expensive, jet powered drone optimised for high altitude flight being flown low to provoke?
FAA have banned US civilian flights from the area; reportedly aircraft operating within 45nm at the...
21st Jun 2019, 00:38
Replies: 89
Views: 24,814
Posted By tartare

DoD releases shoot down video: ...

DoD releases shoot down video:
https://gfycat.com/knobbyweightykarakul

Pretty expensive cost of doing business SAS - US$150m - and one of only 42 airframes.
I'd imagine CENTCOM would be pretty...
20th Jun 2019, 23:38
Replies: 13
Views: 2,788
Posted By tartare

Tchew for Tchwenty tchew I think...

Tchew for Tchwenty tchew I think...
20th Jun 2019, 08:33
Replies: 89
Views: 24,814
Posted By tartare

US now saying it was a Triton.

US now saying it was a Triton.
20th Jun 2019, 06:57
Replies: 89
Views: 24,814
Posted By tartare

Here we go...

Here we go...
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