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26th Nov 2020, 18:47
Replies: 48
Views: 13,202
Posted By unmanned_droid

Ha, two always being considered better than 1 I...

Ha, two always being considered better than 1 I suppose.

The ones that stick in my mind are ECF and TKF90 but that's far too much thread drift.
26th Nov 2020, 02:29
Replies: 48
Views: 13,202
Posted By unmanned_droid

Yes, I'd attributed the vertical tail size to be...

Yes, I'd attributed the vertical tail size to be more related to the short moment arm aft of the CG, rather than being influenced by fuselage masking at high angle of attack.

Interestingly some of...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2020, 15:35
Replies: 48
Views: 4,476
Posted By unmanned_droid

Agreed, perhaps an ablutions block.

Agreed, perhaps an ablutions block.
22nd Nov 2020, 15:36
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By unmanned_droid

That Ghost drone.... Chinese airframes with...

That Ghost drone....

Chinese airframes with Chinese motors, speed controllers and presumably other electronics....

Don't blame them really, T-Motor are probably the best in the game....and I...
20th Nov 2020, 21:56
Replies: 48
Views: 13,202
Posted By unmanned_droid

I clearly misremembered the loss of controlled...

I clearly misremembered the loss of controlled flight thing then....this and LOMs post were very interesting, thanks!
20th Nov 2020, 12:03
Replies: 22
Views: 4,516
Posted By unmanned_droid

I worked on SKIOS for 7 months doing calcs to...

I worked on SKIOS for 7 months doing calcs to reinforce Aussie Sea King cabins for crashworthy seats amongst other things, as a young contracting stressman.

It was quite different to Filton...
19th Nov 2020, 16:08
Replies: 109
Views: 24,672
Posted By unmanned_droid

We haven't had Total War since the end of...

We haven't had Total War since the end of WW2...so yeah, not the same.
18th Nov 2020, 16:40
Replies: 48
Views: 13,202
Posted By unmanned_droid

Yes, the enduring positive comment about the F3...

Yes, the enduring positive comment about the F3 was its speed at low level. Even a dark blue exchange pilot I used to know had good things to say about that.
18th Nov 2020, 07:36
Replies: 22
Views: 3,047
Posted By unmanned_droid

Perhaps a better question is 'what's the supply...

Perhaps a better question is 'what's the supply chain like for the 757 in general and also for the specific equipment fitted to the VC-32?'
18th Nov 2020, 07:33
Replies: 48
Views: 13,202
Posted By unmanned_droid

I think I recall reading (in Alfred Prices book...

I think I recall reading (in Alfred Prices book maybe?) that during early GR1 use that auto sweep was enabled, but it was disabled because the aircraft could be unpredictable during maneuvering (loss...
13th Nov 2020, 17:13
Replies: 48
Views: 8,241
Posted By unmanned_droid

Yes, excellent work closing the stable door after...

Yes, excellent work closing the stable door after the stables have been continually raided for decades. Just excellent.
9th Nov 2020, 19:01
Replies: 157
Views: 134,498
Posted By unmanned_droid

Yes, almost enough to start a rumour eh....

Yes, almost enough to start a rumour eh....
9th Nov 2020, 18:56
Replies: 34
Views: 10,053
Posted By unmanned_droid

The Su-15 might well have been up there. But, as...

The Su-15 might well have been up there. But, as a fighter or interceptor I'd say the MiG-31 takes the prize.
5th Nov 2020, 22:27
Replies: 29
Views: 5,850
Posted By unmanned_droid

Thanks, appreciated.

Thanks, appreciated.
5th Nov 2020, 21:39
Replies: 29
Views: 5,850
Posted By unmanned_droid

The A350 fuselage is more suited to punching...

The A350 fuselage is more suited to punching holes in it due to its panel style assembly. There have been a few journalists reports this year about an A350 Freighter (above and beyond the temporary...
5th Nov 2020, 05:07
Replies: 17
Views: 3,025
Posted By unmanned_droid

I think the idea is to offload much work from the...

I think the idea is to offload much work from the pilot, such that even HOTAS can be simplified. Targeting where you look - so yes, through the aircraft, voice interaction with a virtual co-pilot,...
5th Nov 2020, 05:00
Replies: 67
Views: 16,732
Posted By unmanned_droid

BRIXMIS is one of the most interesting parts of...

BRIXMIS is one of the most interesting parts of the cold war for me, by far. I remember reading a book about it - probably the Geraghty one - on holiday and not being able to put it down. And that's...
4th Nov 2020, 20:30
Replies: 29
Views: 5,850
Posted By unmanned_droid

The X-48 Subscale demo's were made at Cranfield....

The X-48 Subscale demo's were made at Cranfield. Worked with a guy who used it for one of his studies.

There's been nothing about a BWB tanker transporter out of Boeing. Maybe it might get looked...
4th Nov 2020, 06:33
Replies: 17
Views: 3,025
Posted By unmanned_droid

I really hope someone's doing a better job than...

I really hope someone's doing a better job than the 'tempest' we are shown, in the actual design office.
3rd Nov 2020, 01:00
Replies: 157
Views: 134,498
Posted By unmanned_droid

Yes the gray scheme was a test and wasn't...

Yes the gray scheme was a test and wasn't adopted. I think there may have been more than 1 in Gray and more than 1 scheme according to something I've read on the net.

Edited to add:
Article about...
3rd Nov 2020, 00:40
Replies: 33
Views: 5,453
Posted By unmanned_droid

Whilst there will likely be no more F-22s because...

Whilst there will likely be no more F-22s because of the cost of starting a manufacturing line, there is talk of more than one country (Japan is one) approaching the US for an F-22/F-35 Hybrid.
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27th Oct 2020, 17:19
Replies: 249
Views: 48,934
Posted By unmanned_droid

Gonna be greedy and say Martin Baker MB5 too. ...

Gonna be greedy and say Martin Baker MB5 too.

And I would love to have seen the BAC.221 fly.
26th Oct 2020, 18:14
Replies: 249
Views: 48,934
Posted By unmanned_droid

I think the only reason this hasn't happened...

I think the only reason this hasn't happened through a private entity is that the USN are holding on to them 'just in case'.
25th Oct 2020, 17:29
Replies: 249
Views: 48,934
Posted By unmanned_droid

I would like to have seen what we would have done...

I would like to have seen what we would have done with the TSR2 and the changes that would have resulted.

If I could bring back in to service any aircraft, it would be the Buccaneer.
22nd Oct 2020, 03:43
Replies: 26
Views: 5,019
Posted By unmanned_droid

This one usually covers it for me: ...

This one usually covers it for me:

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