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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2013, 03:06:48 pm »
On the B17 how did you get past the bomb racks ????

I thought you had to weigh in at 100lbs to get through ?

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I had no problem going past the bomb racks. That B-17 is owned by the EAA and they regularly sell flights in it. They had some small dummy bombs in the racks. Maybe with full size 500 lbs. bombs it would be more of a squeeze.  Couldn't get into the tail gunner position and the ball turret was right out. They had those closed anyway.

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2013, 05:18:20 am »
Here's a little something from Charlie that's somewhat aircraft minded...   It's a .pps file which is a Powerpoint Show file...

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2013, 06:12:03 pm »
While not a 'real aircraft', I always enjoy seeing this one on the movie screen:

http://aibob.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/fa-37-talon-fictional-stealth-aircraft/

I think the design team for that movie did a pretty good job designing a nice looking jet, and incorporating some of the latest techological ideas (Forward swept wings at lower speeds, adjustable to delta wings at higher speeds, and a reduced radar signature) into the design.  Apparently Northrop Grumman filed a patent for a 'Variable Forward  Sweep Wing" in 1999, which looks rather similar to this wing design.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictional_military_aircraft

Here's a music video someone put together showing one of the combat sequences from the film.  The EDI UCAV Tinman is also featured:
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« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2013, 01:50:29 pm »
I want one of these Thunder Mustangs http://www.thundermustang.com/kits-for-sale/
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2013, 03:42:51 pm »
Ok guys have you seen or heard of this beautiful beast ?

You have JFK we have TSR2 !!!

The British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 - Excellent Documentary

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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2013, 04:00:07 pm »
I want one of these Thunder Mustangs http://www.thundermustang.com/kits-for-sale/



OK I've used the  link and put it at the top of my Santa list lol ;D

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2013, 04:04:01 pm »
Charlie, you're in charge of the British aircraft in this thread so bring it on!
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« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2013, 04:45:08 pm »
Charlie, you're in charge of the British aircraft in this thread so bring it on!
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You guys happy with TSR2 type stuff?

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« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2013, 05:09:55 pm »
So this the Victor one of the V Bombers

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« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2013, 07:46:20 pm »
Charlie, you're in charge of the British aircraft in this thread so bring it on!
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You guys happy with TSR2 type stuff?

I don't know about anyone else, but I am.  It nearly made me cry.  I hate to see aircraft broken up and neglected.
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2013, 09:31:18 pm »
You guys happy with TSR2 type stuff?

That is one wicked looking airplane.

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« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2013, 09:41:30 pm »
I want one of these Thunder Mustangs http://www.thundermustang.com/kits-for-sale/



What's not to like? I thought they went out of business when the original prototype crashed. Happy to see they're making a go of it. Now where to get $297,000? Honey, do we really need this house?

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« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2013, 02:27:09 pm »
What's not to like? I thought they went out of business when the original prototype crashed. Happy to see they're making a go of it. Now where to get $297,000? Honey, do we really need this house?

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« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2013, 03:08:11 pm »
Possibly the most beautiful wooden wonder

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« Reply #54 on: November 10, 2013, 11:50:49 am »
What a beautiful aircraft.  I was just looking at some the other while online.
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« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2013, 10:39:04 am »
What's not to like? I thought they went out of business when the original prototype crashed. Happy to see they're making a go of it. Now where to get $297,000? Honey, do we really need this house?

The $297,000.00 does not appear to include the $75,000.00+ Falconer V-12 engine (only the prop, drive system, etc.).

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« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2013, 02:10:45 pm »
The $297,000.00 does not appear to include the $75,000.00+ Falconer V-12 engine (only the prop, drive system, etc.).

Dan

Wow that's serious wonga lol

It still looks so sweet though.................I wonder if I sell my organs I'll raise the money ?

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2013, 02:17:17 pm »
This is todays introduction to the Vulcans only action not as a Nuclear delivery system but a iron bomb dropper!!!

 
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« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2013, 04:49:39 am »
I was this close to joining up and heading down to the Falklands when Argentina decided on their bit of mischief.  I think that I stayed glued to the tv the entire time.  What I don't understand is why GB did not use the Victors.  They were faster, had longer ranges, and carried more conventional bombs.

Thanks for providing the video, Charlie.  It gave me goose bumps.  I'm still watching it but I have to get some stuff done this morning...like work.
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2013, 05:49:53 am »
The SR-71 was one of my all time favorites. If you have never seen the video of the guy with the radio controlled SR-71, google "Radio Controlled SR-71" and enjoy. Even the RC model will amaze you.
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