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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:04 AM

The F82 was pretty awesome. You just don't see planes like this anymore. Shame they moved away from RR Merlin's to US built engines which produced less power.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:11 PM

Well, we have Embraer Super Tucano..
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Pretty amazing looking aircraft,

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

Interesting use of the word "we" there. Pretty sure the Super Tucano, as a COIN (military) aircraft, is limited in effective sale to government organisations. Unless you are referring to your government, in which case I didn't know Sweden was operating LIC aircraft and certainly didn't know they were operating the Super Tucano, perhaps because they're not?

You do say some downright odd things.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:30 PM Edited by Chris CJ Jakobsson, 08 March 2013 - 08:32 PM.

What i meant was that out cast said

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You just don't see planes like this anymore


i meant "we" as in the category of aircraft in general smile.gif

i dont see how thats odd
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And sweden wants to replace its Saab 105 Trainer aircraft for Super Tucanos, if Brazil chooses to buy Gripen NG, so not yet, but maybe soon smile.gif

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

It's strange because you, implied by we, don't "have" them in any sense of the word unless you are referring to the human race in general.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:30 PM

well, yeah.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:45 AM

What do you guys think about the new Airbus A350, IMO i think it looks pretty nice

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:17 PM Edited by Valenta, 06 May 2013 - 02:49 AM.

^^^ It's nice, but I personally prefer the Airbus A340-600 in Virgin Atlantic livery.
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Also, nothing in my opinion will ever surpass Concorde in regards of looks, speed and sheer, unadulterated power. She was in a class of her own.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:55 AM

Geez, what's with everyone in here and commercial airliners???

Most of them look very much alike, not much different than length, wingspan, and engine placement.

I don't know if I mentioned it in this topic (don't feel like checking), but I like small stuff. I have always liked taking something, and making it small, while still being able to perform the task. I like Lotus cars, being small/underpowered as hell, yet still piercing 150mph. I like pocket pistols, being so compact as to fit in your hand, yet delivering the same deadly force as a larger gun of the same caliber.

Now on-topic, I love the smaller aircraft. Especially ultralights. I would love to build myself an ultralight (United States standard), and fly it at my leisure. I want to make one that still resembles a regular tractor design, while following these guidelines. I am very good at math and geometry, and am pretty good at physics. I know after I finish school, I could devote some time to making one.


Or, I could just buy a Pop's Props Cloudster, which is essentially what I want to make.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:16 AM

The A340-600 is a personal favourite of mine. I was sad to see it go and I'm not a big fan of the A350, I'm sure in terms of the interior and comfort the A350 will be much better, but the main reason I don't like it is I don't like widebody twinjets.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:30 PM Edited by gtavpoliceimprovements, 18 May 2013 - 03:45 PM.

I love the a350 it just looks so..slick, i think airbus copied the general shape off the Boeing 787 Dreamliner which is also a personal favourite

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:27 PM Edited by Valenta, 29 May 2013 - 01:49 AM.

BUMP

Nothing can top that last shot, surely?
She sounds exactly like a TIE Fighter.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:30 PM

Flew one of these babies yesterday, went to the mountains then came back. Having used a map as navigation, it made me think how we take GPS for granted.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:23 PM


quite impressive biggrin.gif

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:10 PM

That is pretty cool, do you know what happened?

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (Outcast @ Saturday, Jun 1 2013, 20:10)
That is pretty cool, do you know what happened?

No, i asked the helicopterpilot but he have to remain confidentiality

But there was an amazing lightning outside, i guess that struck down on someone, there was 2 firetrucks, 2 ambulances and a police car.. but i know someone in that house that usualy know everything going on around here (he is the janitor of our neighburhood) so i will know soon enough biggrin.gif


Oh well, now i have a photoshoot booked in at the helicopterbase not far from me biggrin.gif
so more helicopters will come from me!

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:15 AM Edited by Valenta, 02 June 2013 - 03:18 AM.

While on holiday in Kilchoan a few years back (2009), one of these landed just along from my cottage. It caused quite a stir.

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The year after that, while on holiday in Beadnell (2010), one of these flew directly over the house we were staying in, shaking it doing so.

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I also had Tornado jets flying over my head at the nearby beach that year.

Sadly, I've no photos of either event.
@Chris CJ Jakobsson: You were lucky to have a camera on you for that.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:44 AM

Here's a video that was shot in my hometown of Life Flight which is our air ambulance survive. The helicopter is the Sikorsky S-76



Had the chance to ride in the CH-149 Cormorant several years ago. The Cormorant is Canada's primary search and rescue helicopter. Was a pretty cool experience.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:30 PM

I don't see a lot of helicopters close up but in the months preceding the London Olympics there were multiple chinook flights over my apartment and Canary Wharf almost daily, and because my apartment is on the 30th floor, I usually have a pretty good view of them.

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it's a f*ckin' tank.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:25 PM Edited by Valenta, 05 June 2013 - 02:48 AM.

QUOTE (Outcast @ Sunday, Jun 2 2013, 12:30)
I don't see a lot of helicopters close up but in the months preceding the London Olympics there were multiple chinook flights over my apartment and Canary Wharf almost daily, and because my apartment is on the 30th floor, I usually have a pretty good view of them.

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it's a f*ckin' tank.

I've only ever seen one of those things and it was from a distance. The only regular helicopter flights in my area are search and rescue, police search and air ambulance from Glasgow City Heliport and sometimes the odd Sea King. The flights are operated by Eurocopter EC-135s.

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The aircraft on the right is the only police helicopter in Scotland.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:17 PM

Sorry to bump this (again), but I thought this might be of interest.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:31 PM

Thats a goldmine right there^

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE (Chris CJ Jakobsson @ Monday, Jun 10 2013, 22:31)
Thats a goldmine right there^

Yep. I'll be following this with great interest in the following months.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:31 AM

It's crazy how that could be the only surviving example of its kind. it's an endangered species, we have to find it a mate!

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:10 PM Edited by Valenta, 13 June 2013 - 05:45 PM.

^^^ It's not the only one with only 1 surviving example.
Take the Dornier Do 335 Pfeil, the fastest production piston-engined heavy fighter ever built (474mph). Total number built: 37.
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Or the Arado Ar 234 Blitz, the world's first operational jet-powered bomber. Total number built: 210.
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These two were lucky.

One notable aircraft with no surviving examples at all was the Blohm & Voss BV 141:
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A damned shame that none of these were saved.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:12 PM Edited by sivispacem, 12 June 2013 - 08:23 PM.

There's also what's colloquially know as the "first stealth bomber", even though it's actual radar-reducing capability was effectively non-existent- the Horton HO-229. AFAIK the first jet-powered flying wing design, and the only surviving prototype Nazi German jet aircraft.

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Airframe V3, currently undergoing restoration at the Smithsonian.
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As for the fastest piston-engined production aircraft, there's an unofficial record of Joe DeBona flying a production-derived, but disarmed and de-armoured P-51C Mustang between LAX and Idlewilde with an average speed of 523mph in 1954 AFAIK.

Also, there's the Supermarine Spiteful, of which about 20 production versions were made. That had a top speed of 494mph.
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Plus I think variants of the de Havvilland Hornet could top 480mph.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:59 PM Edited by Valenta, 14 June 2013 - 12:11 PM.

Just a heads up, the Airbus A350 first flight is tomorrow.

Edit: Up she goes...
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE (Valenta @ Thursday, Jun 13 2013, 23:59)
Just a heads up, the Airbus A350 first flight is tomorrow.

Edit: Up she goes...
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Saw that too, looks very similar to the 787

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:33 PM Edited by Valenta, 20 June 2013 - 01:12 PM.

^^^ A remarkable resemblance. Haven't noticed it until now.
For those interested, here's British Airways' first Airbus A380 displaying at the Paris Air Show. Her tail number is F-WWSK.
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Dare I say, one of the best liveries to adorn the 'Great White Whale' thus far.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:20 AM

So far I've flown on the EK and SQ A380s several times, I am an executive club member though and now that BA has it I can see myself flying on it multiple times a year if it's going to be servicing the Europe-Asia route.

Also regarding the A350, it's a cool plane for sure but it is bittersweet as it replaced my favourite long-haul airliner of all time, the A340-600.




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