Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. koncha

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    I was thinking about the Cessna pack from Saitek.
  2. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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  3. Trixie

    Trixie Adventurer in my own mind

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    Sat Wars. The early years.
  4. PvtIdaho

    PvtIdaho Deck Spotter

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    The historians managed to track down the details on the P-40 that was found earlier in the year.

    Article here

  5. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    My dad dropped troops in N Africa during "Torch", after flying from England, through the Gibraltar straights, and over to their targets. They circled until the troops took the field so they could land. I asked what "Plan B" was.

    He said it was to fly South and look for a flat place to set it down. :eek1

    Fortunately, they didn't have to use that plan.

    They did get captured twice over the next week, once by the Italians, then by the Germans, before the main body of troops came up from the beachead. He came home with a Baretta, which my son now has.
  6. koncha

    koncha .

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    Close. Probably the yoke, trim Wheel, throttle quadrant and rudder pedals. I want to use X-Plane for the software. MS hasn't really updated FSX in years.

    This Saturday I have a flight in a Pipistrel Virus SW. I am friends with several people who are members of a flight club and they are looking to add it to their fleet.
  7. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    For some reason I feel like that may be from an Indiana Jones flick???:ear

    edit: Nevermind...it's hanging in a Japanese anime studio...
  8. Barike

    Barike Spindly Adventurer

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    :lol3 I DID say I was pretty sure it was from an anime. :evil :freaky :D
  9. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Looks like a rip off of Star Fox.
  10. PvtIdaho

    PvtIdaho Deck Spotter

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    Your simulator isn't as high speed as this one.

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    <embed src="//www.viddler.com/player/eebd59ed/0/" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" allownetworking="all" name="viddler_engadget_4,850" flashvars="f=1&openURL=14928556&autoplay=f&disablebranding=f&view_secret=14928556" height="349" width="545"></object>
  11. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I want me an F-35 simulator.
  12. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Maybe my computer is like the old Link trainers because I can't even run the video link, much less the card(S) required for the simulator.
  13. PvtIdaho

    PvtIdaho Deck Spotter

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  14. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Several of the actions require 3-5 inputs through menus or modes or imbedded screens. That's not so good. Notice no one was going after them, attacking and defending oneself would really ramp up the workload (which seems high to me already) on those display systems. Moving some of those sub screens seems sub optimal, too. There was the FMS CDU like display too. You get everything in multi screen, often buried, displays.
  15. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    While we are talking about the F-35, I read an article today that said they won't be able to use them on carriers. The arresting gear won't work properly, and there is nothing that can be done according to the article. The UK is pretty upset about it, but it didn't really mention anything about the US.
  16. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    mm kay.. note to self... never fly with this guy.. :lol3
  17. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    The issue is with the tailhook design itself and is already being addressed. It should be a fairly simple and straightforward fix, as it is just the design of the hook itself and none of the ancillary structures are affected.
  18. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Isn't the whole point to takeoff and land harrier style?

    Or did they buy the ripoff version that doesnt include the one function the jet was only designed to do?
  19. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Three versions of the plane are being built: CTOL(conventional take-off landing, Air Force), VTOL (Vertical take-off landing, Marines) and CV (Carrier variant, Navy).
  20. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    I thought the UK was chucking a lot of their carriers anyway, maybe making them into bed & breakfasts.