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Offline SapperLdr

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #930 on: July 04, 2017, 11:49:51 am »
A few good ones.
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #931 on: July 05, 2017, 08:42:06 am »
LOVE that pic of the 38's on the deck! Once saw Lefty Gardner do that with "White Lightning" (now the Red Bull P-38) at Lakeway airpark in Texas. He used to be my brother's neighbor there and I had a chance to sit in the cockpit.

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #933 on: July 31, 2017, 01:53:27 pm »
Looks like a bit of turbulence would break it in half.
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #934 on: July 31, 2017, 03:32:16 pm »
This is not a new design...
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #935 on: July 31, 2017, 03:53:02 pm »
doesn't make it any better
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #936 on: August 01, 2017, 07:15:21 am »
I agree.  I guess we'll have to see if it works or not.  I hope it does simply because of the amount of money, time and effort they've put into it.
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #937 on: August 01, 2017, 11:21:08 am »
I agree.  I guess we'll have to see if it works or not.  I hope it does simply because of the amount of money, time and effort they've put into it.


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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #938 on: August 01, 2017, 04:56:37 pm »
https://www.cnet.com/pictures/meet-the-stratolaunch-the-worlds-largest-airplane/?ftag=ACQ9265a8a&vndid=1861369253&nan_pid=1861369253&ad_id=6535177

Kind of fugly but damn, that is one impressive airplane.



We saw this on the ramp when we were on our way to Barstow on 58 in early June. At first I thought it was Spaceship One, but now I see it was the Stratolaunch aircraft.

Can't find any schedule for first flight. I would sure like to see that.

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #939 on: August 05, 2017, 09:43:11 am »
I'm certainly no engineer of any kind, and I have much respect for Rutan...but...it sure seems that just the thinnest of a connecting strut at the rear
could eliminate a lot of potential stress on that center section of wing.

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #940 on: August 08, 2017, 01:16:11 pm »
We saw this on the ramp when we were on our way to Barstow on 58 in early June. At first I thought it was Spaceship One, but now I see it was the Stratolaunch aircraft.

Can't find any schedule for first flight. I would sure like to see that.

Dan
I had the good fortune to be in the air close to Mojave when one of the first test flights of Spaceship One launched.  Pretty amazing to watch the trail as it climbed away from the launch vehicle, we could see their respective contrails.  I've wanted to take a ride out to the Mojave Spaceport and look around, just have to wait for the temperature to drop a little below the surface of the sun! 8)

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #942 on: August 08, 2017, 08:13:12 pm »
28th Bomb Wing - my dad's first AF assignment in the early 50's.....RB-36's back then (28th SRW, Heavy)   Ellsworth AFB  Named after General Ellsworth was killed in an RB from the 718th crashing into Canada in 1953, I think.
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #943 on: August 08, 2017, 09:54:42 pm »
Yeah, it sure does make you wonder how it stays together. Especially when you consider it has to manage all the independent forces that are loaded to the middle wing from each of the two "airplanes". It would almost seem like the only way would be sensor based load management baked into the fly-by-wire electronics. (Gotta be fly-by-wire doesn't it?)

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #944 on: August 09, 2017, 12:25:13 pm »
Century Fighters..

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