For you aviation buffs...

For you aviation buffs...

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:18 pm

Float like a butterfly (this is absolutely amazing) Video links at the bottom:

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/hi ... 0097.shtml

Sting like a bee :) :
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PostBy: Oo-v-oO On: Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:37 am

Great links!

I love the night shots of Puff the Magic Dragon.
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PostBy: Charlie Z On: Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:36 pm

That's one of my favorite flying clips. There's a pilot.
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:44 am

The takeoff and landing requirements for that aircrft are amazing, it just doesn't seem possible:

At the lower weight, the aircraft managed to come to a complete stop in only 267 ft (81 m), which is little more than double the plane's wingspan. Even at maximum weight, the C-130 required only 745 ft (227 m) for takeoff and 460 ft (140 m) for landing.


What's even more amazing was Operation Credible Sport which was one plan for rescuing the Iranian hostages:

The Credible Sport plan called for highly modified C-130 Hercules cargo planes to land in a soccer stadium not far from the American Embassy in Tehran and airlift the hostages out. Three aircraft were modified under a top secret project at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida to YMC-130H configuration with rocket packages blistered onto the forward and aft fuselage, which theoretically enabled the planes to land and take off within the confines of the sports arena.


There's some footage here of a failed test:




The gunship is pure evil genius, "lets put a howitzer on a plane".... :lol:
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:22 pm

NEPAForum Admin wrote:The gunship is pure evil genius, "lets put a howitzer on a plane".... :lol:


How about sneaking up on them with this?
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:58 pm

:lol: That's just wrong... You can catch a brief glimpse of how thy accomplished it, the "engine" is hollow from front to back. That was about the only thing that had me wondering how they overcame the resistance that would have created.
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PostBy: Charlie Z On: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:51 am

When I see that lawnmower, I think of the Wright Bros.

What was so difficult for them, only to see it mastered so completely that you now have flying lawn care products.
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