Started by Taaroa, June 04, 2017, 09:15:23 AM
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Quote from: Taaroa on October 07, 2017, 12:39:05 PMInteresting to see that they've blurred out the engineshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dafw9bFOr1I
Quote from: Uncle Duke on October 07, 2017, 07:18:23 PMThe engines or the inlets? Why do you think they blurred whatever they might have blurred? I know the LO guys were always skittish about showing inlets on stealthy a/c, but is this a/c supposed to be stealthy? Hard to hide those big props, especially in horizontal flight?
Quote from: Taaroa on October 08, 2017, 01:38:27 AMI don't think it's the inlet - to me it looks like they might be trying to hide whatever mechanical wizardry is going on to have only part of the engine or rotors + drive shaft rotate like that and still function.
QuoteAn Air Canada 787 flight from Toronto was on approach to Mumbai when it had it's clearance cancelled due to a previous aircraft's runway excursion.After being in a hold for an hour the crew decided to divert to their planned alternate airport and set course, however, shortly afterwards ATC told the crew that the alternate was unable to accommodate them due to being at maximum capacity. The crew consulted with dispatch and decided to divert to Hyderabad (India). The aircraft climbed to FL250 and was enroute to Hyderabad when ATC told them, that Hyderabad also was unable to accommodate them due to being at maximum capacity. The flight crew declared Mayday due to being low on fuel, however, ATC instructed them to enter a hold and tried to divert them several times before giving them a direct route to Hyderabad following the fourth (!) Mayday declaration. The aircraft landed in Hyderabad 118 minutes after aborting the approach to Mumbai. The Canadian TSB reported: "The operator reported that ATC continued trying to divert the flight or attempted to place it in another hold. The flight crew had to declare MAYDAY four times before ATC cleared them for the approach into VOHS.
Quote from: Uncle Duke on October 08, 2017, 09:43:54 PMhttps://goo.gl/images/MNybWtNotice a similarity between the Valor and the Whale? How do you make the RCS of those engines/inlets/blades drop by orders of magnitude?
Quote from: Uncle Duke on October 08, 2017, 09:43:54 PMhttps://goo.gl/images/MNybWtNotice a similarity between the Valor and the Whale?
Quote from: Taaroa on October 09, 2017, 01:30:58 AMProbably the same way they did for that stealth Blackhawk - ie it's classified. I was thinking that if they are trying to incorporate some kind of stealth technologies in it then maybe it's not meant to be proper stealth like the B2 or F117, but rather uses materials which might reduce return, make it lighter, and make it less audible (note the video has no sound).All rampant speculation of course.
Quote from: Uncle Duke on October 11, 2017, 11:31:30 AMI declined to allow them to buy my drinks due to DoD regulations against such things.
Quote from: Jackstar on October 11, 2017, 12:09:02 PMWould you mind linking to these regulations? I'm curious what it says about email.
Quote from: Uncle Duke on October 11, 2017, 12:37:50 PMThe regs I'm talking about were standards of personal conduct.
QuoteScaled Composites announced on Oct. 11 that it is building two experimental aircraft â€œto demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniquesâ€ and one of the aircraft has flown. The powerplant is a single Pratt & Whitney JTD-15D-5D engine that pushes the aircraft to Mach 0.6 and operate at an altitude of 30,000 ft.
Quote from: Swishypants on October 12, 2017, 05:20:05 AMThe age of the piloted airplane is just, for the most part, over. Where are the electromagnetically driven temporal sleds and laser guns? We've had them for decades. Come on already!
Quote from: Taaroa on October 12, 2017, 03:54:22 AMScaled Composites has a new plane:
Quote from: Swishypants on October 12, 2017, 05:20:05 AMWhere are the electromagnetically driven temporal sleds and laser guns? We've had them for decades. Come on already!
Quote from: Jackstar on October 14, 2017, 12:49:56 PMHillary deleted them.
Quote from: Swishypants on October 14, 2017, 01:57:16 PMTime Cop
Quote from: Jackstar on October 15, 2017, 02:00:45 PMOh yeah, that reminds me--how long ago was it, that you noticed that the U.S. and Russian flags use the same colours?surely the work of another lone seamstress
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on October 21, 2017, 04:53:45 PMWas working in the back yard today, digging out some tree roots and heard a deep rumble. Looked up and Glory Be it was a B-24.Turns out there are some War Birds in town this weekend over at RDU. Way cool............