Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    Took the day off yestereday because I was supposed to be out at the Barry Goldwater bombing range, shooting A-10s and F-16s, dropping practice bombs and strafing targets. It was cancelled at the last minute, so I went out to Scottsdale airport to catch some flying machines out there.

    Taxi!!

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  2. Heyload

    Heyload Bent but not broken

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    Well, just got a checkout on the new visual display upgrade on our flight simulator and without going into any details let me just say HOLY FREAKING CRAP IT IS AMAZING!!
  3. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    So did the Messerschmitt 262.
  4. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    I believe the F-86 Sabre Jet did also.


    Probably using German blueprints.
  5. chazbird

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    Without consulting other than my memory I was under the impression the F86 wing was "inspired" by the ME262's wing, since at the time the US had no swept wing experience. I think the sweep is the same, and other dimensions, such as chord and camber (except trailing edge sweep) were very similar. The ME262 itself may have had a NACA "inspired" theoretical shape. Of course, I could be wrong.
  6. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    As we discussed in previous posts, once in a while you lose a friend…<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Bob H and I go back a long way, late 70s, last time we met was in Inuvik NWT over Caribou stew and bannock a couple of years ago.<o:p></o:p>
    Crashed the Twin Otter in Antarctica, he is probably the most experienced pilot on type and in hostile winter environments. He died in one of our favorite aircraft type DHC-6. We spent many evenings discussing the qualities of that machine and arguing about best power settings and esker landing techniques. These were the best hours I ever logged unfortunately you eventually change types but Bob never did, he loved the North and the extreme South for that matter.<o:p></o:p>
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    We all accept the occasional outcome associated with our profession but sometimes it hurts more and the cut goes deeper. This is the one time…<o:p></o:p>
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    RIP Bob.<o:p></o:p>
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    Guy.
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  7. mfp4073

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    The russian mig 15 and the f86 saber were both inspired by the german scientists that were "stolen" or given "asylum" at the end of world war II.

    Our idea of a jet wing looked like this (p51 wing anyone?):

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  8. Klay

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    Sorry to hear that. May they rest in peace.
  9. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    Sorry to hear it. You've said a mouthfull there.
  10. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    I don't think that you could actually vary the airspeed that quickly, and I doubt they "pop", there is probably a fairly smooth transition. If you were to vary the airspeed/laminar flow that quickly you would want them deployed (high load stall, gusts etc),
  11. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    I have worked on those planes, and may have actually worked on that very airplane years ago. There is always a lump that forms in my throat when I hear about these incidents. It gets bigger the closer it is to home.

    My condolences for to those who knew the crew.
  12. chazbird

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    It'[s an eye opener if you've flown and/or wrenched on airplanes for awhile to look in the accident database and search registration numbers and see what's happened to many of them. Last I checked it was 12 totaled/written off, many with fatalities, thankfully, neither cases with myself involved.

    RE: "auto slats". On some occasions the slats on the Helio Courier could deploy asymmetrically. Obviously asymmetric retraction is what you'd want to avoid.
  13. Daniii

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  14. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Of course not.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the F-16s we sent to Egypt have something embedded in their electronics package that would make it possible for either us or Israel to shut them down with a push of a button.
  15. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    We tried our best to blow up an APU cart in turbine engine theory yesterday.


    It was fun.
  16. chazbird

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    Its a clever little cycle. Sometime ago some of the electronics in the F16 went into Israel's Kfir fighter. "Somehow" some of those electronics ended up in China's new frontline fighter. When that "news" came out is when the clamor for a new fighter (essentially the F22) came around. Wink, wink, nod nod.
  17. Klay

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  18. Daniii

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    Oh, they'll sell the airframe. But let's hope not the fancy electronics.
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    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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