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  • lemonadedrinker's Avatar
    Today, 12:34
    This is an amazing aircraft; all the most wonderful talents working together to create this model. To all of you :very_drunk: :very_drunk:...2 beers each and then back to work. thank you everyone, Andy.
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  • SkippyBing's Avatar
    Today, 12:26
    I'm not sure if it's unique to the RB.199 but there's also an arrangement where if electrical power is lost it goes to full throttle. Great if you're airborne and need engine power while you sort out the electrical gremlins, not so much if you're overly enthusiastic getting out of the aircraft at an airshow and get ahead of yourself during the shut down checks. Cue the entire crowd ignoring the flying display and looking towards the increasingly high pitched whine coming from the parking area followed by bits of engine being liberally spread across dispersal. Took them a couple of weeks before it was ready to be flown out.
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  • PhantomTweak's Avatar
    Today, 11:48
    The F-14's were permitted minimum AB take-offs from shore stations, if really necessary, but not the ships, and no max AB take-offs from anywhere. If they had a flame-out during an AB cat shot, it would cause an un-recoverable yaw moment. Get that on a cat shot, it's all over. Probably all over the bow of the boat. The engines, in AB, had enough power, far enough off to the side of the plane's centerline, that if one quit, but the second kept running, again, in AB, the plane would start to do a flat spin then and there, no matter how much rudder the pilot input. Grumman even stated the F-14 wouldn't do a flat spin, no matter what, at first. But after loosing a few to flat spins, they changed the NATOPS. No corrective action to a flat spin under any conditions, other than EJECT. Top Gun...
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  • michaelvader's Avatar
    Today, 11:44
    Good evening Milton, thank you for your answer, I will have a look on the zip tomorrow, as here at work I cannot download and use it I have some comprehensible limitations on the pc here at work. Just a little question - how big must be your bibliotheque or archives? Every time I ask you about some docs you can help me. I must be say you a great thank you to share so much of your tresuries with us !!! In germany a such kind of attitude is not to be seen so much!
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  • Bjoern's Avatar
    Today, 11:32
    If you want a real oddball of a jet engine, look no further than the RB.199 from the PA200 Tornado. Consider that normal military aircraft engines are built for simplicity, with two independent compressor and turbine sections (spools) at best for at least rudimentary efficiency and as much power as possible. And most modern engines are built with a bypass (turbofan) to increase mass flow through the engine (increasing available power) and to provide laminar air flow for cooling along the engine walls. The burner section in more modern engines is trimmed for reliability and the afterburner section is quite long to ensure proper combustion of the additional jet fuel. And there's a (flexible) nozzle with a shrinking and then expanding diameter to make the best use of the kinetic...
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  • milence's Avatar
    Today, 11:26
    It is will be very soon.:wavey: Payware!
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Today, 11:21
    Made a mean burger, though...
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  • Bomber_12th's Avatar
    Today, 11:18
    "FIFI" and "Doc" are now finally together, both parked near each other at Oshkosh (somewhere I read that this is the first air show to have two flying B-29's together since the 1950's). Last I read, both aircraft will be flying together on Friday and again on Saturday. Also on Saturday there will be a "bomber parade", featuring formations of the B-1, B-2, B-52, both B-29's, two B-17's, several B-25's and the A-20, and possibly more, all flying, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the 8th Air Force. In addition, on Wednesday they will be putting as many of the B-25's in the air together as they can, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid (they are hoping for 16 B-25's - most have already arrived). Photo via Warbirds News.
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  • sixstrings5859's Avatar
    Today, 11:15
    Great scenery Clive. Is that for the updated BoB install ? Looks fantastic !!! Can't wait!!! Regards,Scott
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 10:56
    Thank you SH72s; that looks good. Thank you Sasha for your efforts.
    162 replies | 12366 view(s)
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  • Sascha66's Avatar
    Today, 10:32
    I finished mine too, but the position of the text needs to be tweaked one more time. But I won't bother - this looks good!
    162 replies | 12366 view(s)
  • patful's Avatar
    Today, 10:15
    patful replied to a thread controller question in Prepar3D
    You are correct, sir! Is this a trick question, or do you have a buggy aircraft?
    1 replies | 42 view(s)
  • Daveroo's Avatar
    Today, 10:07
    Daveroo started a thread controller question in Prepar3D
    when you push the right rudder peddle forward,the rudder should go right when looking at the tail from the rear to the front of the plane right?
    1 replies | 42 view(s)
  • speedy70's Avatar
    Today, 09:58
    It was supposed to be released by MP design at Christmas but it did not happen. Conver on this forum said it will be soon as he did with the westland model of the gazelle. Cheers Chris
    4 replies | 255 view(s)
  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 09:52
    Papi. Here is a file of many cockpit pictures and drawings from various manuals. None are specific about the radio models. There are also gauge layouts from various models.
    597 replies | 89292 view(s)
  • ian elliot's Avatar
    Today, 09:31
    What a smart looking helo, kind of like a Robinson on steroids, :ernaehrung004:
    4 replies | 255 view(s)
  • Javis's Avatar
    Today, 09:25
    You can eat your heart out with this baby when it comes to that, Gordon ! Good choice ! :encouragement: Good thing too is that you can learn and fly at the same time with help of the AFE ! Have fun! :cool: Cheers, Jan
    41 replies | 2258 view(s)
  • Bjoern's Avatar
    Today, 09:20
    No mention of the Convair 580, the most successful conversion from piston to turboprop? The title of reengining queen shall be taken by the Douglas DC-8. Turbojets to low bypass turbofans to high bypass turbofans. The latter squeezed another good 20 years of use out of a design hailing from the late 1950s. To be fair, some KC-135 models also deserve the title, going the exact same route but being exclusive to the military.
    37 replies | 1191 view(s)
  • Javis's Avatar
    Today, 09:20
    On and on... :
    41 replies | 2258 view(s)
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