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by estorilm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 91
Views: 8194

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

texl1649 wrote:
I'd just like to thank the last three posters, esp. RJMAZ and ozair, for a very interesting discussion. I'd not considered many of these points at all, and find the engine/drag/supercruise/interceptor discussion very good to read through.

Ouch! :hissyfit:

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by estorilm
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1467
Views: 312006

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

It is a VERY poor analogy, but what was wrong with driving cars before the introduction of "safety engineered" self-locking doors? The question is deliberately provocative. Yours is a worse analogy - let me correct it for you. When your steering angle sensor fails, it doesn't command the ...

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by estorilm
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1467
Views: 312006

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Just for comparison, here is how Airbus A320 flight computers' voting system works (source: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/15234/how-does-the-airbus-flight-computers-voting-system-work) Of course this is very different from the 737, as this is a fly-by-wire aircraft. There are three s...

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by estorilm
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1467
Views: 312006

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

It isn't an esoteric discussion. It's failure analysis. It's called safety engineering. If you introduce an additional system, you must analyze all its possible failure modes. Or they create an airplane that doesn't need MCAS....... It is a VERY poor analogy, but what was wrong with driving cars be...

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by estorilm
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 91
Views: 8194

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

Lol. I again state this isn’t a validated concept by LM, just an exercise in looking at what Japan wants and how it could be fulfilled instead of the obvious. Oh I agree - I'm on board with the hypotheticals - I just don't see quite the potential you do ;) An interesting position. The F-35 weapons ...

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by estorilm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 91
Views: 8194

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

A hybrid F-22 (okay, "upgraded" - let's be honest, there's minimal changes to the airframe concept required, but it's a new model engineering-wise) is a new (and complimentary) product that makes decent sense from many perspectives for LM. It's also a plane which WOULD have great potentia...

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by estorilm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 97
Views: 19439

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

Saying that it's only been reported on here isnt true. Theres been several reputable individuals on other aviation sites who work in ATC that have posted information about it being an alcohol issue and not a medical condition. I'm not sure why people on this site are finding it so hard to believe t...

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by estorilm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1467
Views: 312006

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

We have become too reliant on technology To reliant on obsolete arbitration technology. A appropriate filter with predictor from multiple different sources would have saved hundreds of lives already. THIS! If you're going to involve computers, then DO IT already. I'm incredibly curious to see what ...

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by estorilm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo exchanges 125 A320neos for 125 A321Neos
Replies: 15
Views: 3519

Re: Indigo exchanges 125 A320neos for 125 A321Neos

Interesting conversion. Doesn't seem like an overly huge "win" or anything for Airbus, since they already had the order, but that kind of capacity is critical for some airlines right now who need to fill growth gaps while there's still time. I know it's not an LR, but it's still going to c...

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by estorilm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 31340

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

While the ailerons are cable driven, could this have been the differential spoilers being reversed? ie: when in normal operation, wanting to roll left, the left aileron/differential would go up and the right aileron would go down, but instead in this case, the spoiler went up on the right, not only...

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by estorilm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 91
Views: 8194

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

One of the articles I posted earlier indeed mentioned specific manufacturers for aircraft components - I do believe LM had said Mitsubishi Heavy Industries would be a logical choice for the wings. I think the FAL was still going to be LM. That is based on a restarted F-22 production line though, no...

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 31340

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Talked to a mechanic that's familiar with the 190 and the ailerons are very conventional cable-drive systems - said they're designed in such a way that it's impossible to cross them. Everything else is triple-servo redundant for each hyd system so even if something failed, it shouldn't result in eve...

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 91
Views: 8194

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

I disagree that it would be easy to grow thrust 20 percent with a simple/rational trade off in service costs. It is not only easy, it is essentially already defined. For starters the engine has already been tested to that level, Pratt & Whitney is upping the ante in the ongoing F-35 Joint Strik...

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 31340

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

That was a bizarre circumstance, and probably so early on in the FBW system/wiring/process/protocols (as in, in the sidestick wiring itself) that no computers could cross-check themselves. Simple problem though - left=right, right=left, check other stick and send priority to that one and let the ot...

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 31340

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Back in 2001 a LH A320 had some cross-wired controls on the captain side. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/cross-wired-controls-almost-bring-down-lufthansa-a320-130318/ If the EM190 is 100% FBW it can be a possibility That was a bizarre circumstance, and probably so early on in the FBW sy...

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 31340

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Yes west is still west but if they're not familiar with the area they have to ask. High terrain, weather, population are all factors that they may not be familiar with. They asked countless times, probably upwards of 10 radio calls for vectors to the ocean or ditching. Every single answer was a ~26...

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 31340

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

The one thing I'm mystified with is the countless requests for a vector to the ocean. I understand SA may have been lost with the erratic flight, but west is still west! Yes west is still west but if they're not familiar with the area they have to ask. High terrain, weather, population are all fact...

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 91
Views: 8194

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

They should have funded the research for an F-22 export variant. That's what they wanted, but they just wanted to buy them outright. Unfortunately, there was no export model approved and they thought if they kept pushing, they'd just get it. They were wrong. What.. initially? It was fairly clear fr...

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 31340

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

I'd change the title to include "loss of control / request for ditching" or something similar. Doesn't really do the flight justice. :o

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 31340

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

IMHO this needs to be front-and-center on AV news networks and forums - this is BY FAR the most extreme flight I've ever heard of which DIDN'T CRASH. Right up there with China Air Lines 006 incident and the permanently bent 747 wings after pulling out of a near-supersonic dive. The one thing I'm mys...

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by estorilm
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MadDog rumor du jour:
Replies: 49
Views: 13171

Re: AA MadDog rumor du jour:

And I bet those Mad Dogs are more reliable and will have more hours/cycles than any A320, B737's they are replaced by will ever have. Sure... I was just on an immaculate AA A319 the other day - was shocked to discover it was the second new gen they ever bought in late 90s. Had almost 31k cycles and...

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by estorilm
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 16680

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Is the "Orca call" the sound of the flaps lowering creating a gradual pitch shift? I'm sure most of you have heard this. Can go from high pitch to low pitch and you wouldn't even notice a noise till the pitch shift occurs.

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by estorilm
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS
Replies: 18
Views: 3348

Re: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS

There are some B-2 sensors and systems (GLAS on the tail) that they don't want up close inspection of...hence the reason for keeping people at a distance from the rear of the aircraft. Most of it has been documented though. Yeah there's lots of stuff you don't hear about. I was being my usual giddy...

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by estorilm
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1467
Views: 312006

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I think it needs to be looked at as a requirement for new model certifications. Did the 737MAX get a new certificate, or is it still legacy? We are definitely on the same page! FWIW I think the MAX is still grandfathered in for almost every aspect of its type certificate. My additional point about ...

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by estorilm
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 108
Views: 14960

Re: SkyLase Cargo 744F Overshot Runway Landing at YHZ - Crew Sent to Hospital

For once.. I would say "substantial" is an understatement. Yikes. :(

All gear, at least 2&3 (maybe all) engines / structural pylon/wing damage, major fuselage damage.

Many of these cargo birds were already living out their second lease on life.

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers An Accident in Drydock
Replies: 46
Views: 4779

Re: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers An Accident in Drydock

Rosneft is skimping nothing, what they're doing is the Putin boogie woogie (known elsewhere as the Ponzi Scheme), and that's skimming off the top, middle and bottom for their own enrichment and to make their monthly vig back to Vlad. The whole country is a like a drunk zombie with nukes, absolutely...

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS
Replies: 18
Views: 3348

Re: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS

Meant to add this to the post but can't edit any longer. Maj. "Loco" Lopez is an all-around outstanding individual and pilot - can't thank him enough for showing us around the plane and answering our questions about the aircraft and the demo / maneuvers. Coolest thing was that they pick th...

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS
Replies: 18
Views: 3348

Re: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS

Well the F-22 was ready for the Raptor Demo so all missile/bomb bays were open - so the tour was even more impressive; was able to crawl under there and look inside. That belly bay is absolutely MASSIVE! The fighter engines are basically a known variable.. exhaust goes straight out the back with ver...

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by estorilm
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1467
Views: 312006

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

i did not mention the 330 checklist, I never saw it, but the Boeing checklist is 4 pages with no tables and pitch and power memory items in the front. I am saying that only after AF447 the philosophy changed in the industry and the pitch and power memory ithem is added to the checklist. In my opini...

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by estorilm
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS
Replies: 18
Views: 3348

Re: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS

Sorry, I meant REAR shots at airshows - I was distracted at work when I was typing that lol. edit: Rear STATIC. They can't really control anything in the air, but I think they have strict rules about static photos from the rear even to this day. Mentioned this in another thread but I was actually lu...

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by estorilm
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1467
Views: 312006

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

SO many crashes and incidents lately are in some way related to unreliable airspeed, pitot static failures, etc.. MANY (if not all) have significant issues and failures leading to the events, but aviation safety has always been about removing that "link" in the chain which causes the highe...

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by estorilm
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS
Replies: 18
Views: 3348

Re: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS

Considering that you STILL aren't allowed to take photos of the thing at airshows and such, I'm sure they got it into a hangar ASAP (plus I'm guessing they had repair crews there to fix it very quickly as well). Considering its' age and exotic nature, they seem like very reliable birds. Yes I realiz...

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by estorilm
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers An Accident in Drydock
Replies: 46
Views: 4779

Re: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers An Accident in Drydock

Everything about this ship and her support, mx, etc crews and air wings is embarrassing. Either have a proper naval aviation program or don't, but to have one ship and a few aircraft with a small crew and program to support them all is just asking for problems - which is exactly what Russia continue...

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by estorilm
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Osprey officially deployed to US Air base outside Okinawa for the first time.
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

Re: Osprey officially deployed to US Air base outside Okinawa for the first time.

Even during the night it's making large noise? They should tell them to flip the Night Mode / Silencer switch. That's ridiculous that they forgot.. Excess insecurity that threaten your daily life. I'm preeeeeetty sure the presence of the US military is the exact opposite of a threat to your daily li...

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by estorilm
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 96
Views: 8503

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

...By any normal standard, the F-35 was a failure. Except for that one tiny "standard" where you've got a deployed 5th generation fighter in front-line service, and the (first) 5th gen platform for countless NATO allies. It's absolutely a success, albeit an expensive one. There's no aircr...

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by estorilm
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 25040

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

The overreaction by the media this morning (I live in Australia) was nothing short of hysterical. Live crosses to the airport to their reporter "on the ground". Talking about a "major emergency" with the plane "running out of fuel". Roads being closed. It was absolutel...

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by estorilm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 194
Views: 41362

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Maiden flight to be by the end of the year.....hopefully. This is the latest news Mr Google has on the subject. https://futurism.com/stratolaunch-systems-launch-vehicles/ That article is a month old, and the single sentence about a launch date was just interpreting previous information given by the...

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by estorilm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4782

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

PhotoShop, or perhaps a good "leak" of information as an appetizer while we wait an extra year? Anyone want to bite on if this is really the jet Maverick will fly? https://theaviationist.com/2018/09/13/is-this-mavericks-new-f-a-18f-super-hornet-for-filming-top-gun-sequel/ I was so caught ...

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by estorilm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4782

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

This is pretty cool...
Tom cruise flew his personal P-51 to Lockheed's plant for a tour this week. 8-)
Image

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by estorilm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 661
Views: 52279

Re: F-35 news thread

Some further reporting and images of the Marines now operating the F-35B from the Essex in the Middle East. Marines Prepared to Use F-35Bs in Middle East Combat If Needed; No Other Naval Aviation Nearby The Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are the only ship-based fixed-wing ai...

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by estorilm
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4782

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Film release has been delayed by a year. I'm trying to hide my disappointment. :wink2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45353866 Top Gun: Maverick's release date has been delayed by a year because of "logistical reasons". Paramount had the date originally set for July 2019, b...

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by estorilm
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing awarded MQ-25A carrier drone tanker contract.
Replies: 32
Views: 2697

Re: Boeing awarded MQ-25A carrier drone tanker contract.

The entire program and procurement process was a disaster really. With UCAS-D demo designs from multiple companies based on a loose "moving target" of specs and ideas from the Navy, into complete chaos when the actual UCLASS program began. It hit Northrop especially hard, who had really na...

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by estorilm
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR new integrated hold tank questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4176

Re: A321XLR new integrated hold tank questions

If (pure theoretical if) Boeing would have a 737 sitting as high above the ground as the A320, they would have put the same efficient engines on it and called it a day. The 737-9maxLR would compete head on with the A321LR/XLR. All good, no problems AND no talk about a possible 797. But that's not r...

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by estorilm
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4782

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

However the interesting thing is that a full squadron of F-35C's also arrived on the USS Abraham Lincoln for carrier training ops on Wednesday. A photo from the Lincoln. https://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=262494&d=1535418524 I saw that! Full cyclic F-35C operations with...

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by estorilm
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 38
Views: 3858

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

On a related matter, wouldn’t the thunderbirds need to convert to f35s in the next decade? I seeeeeriously doubt it, those planes are going to be a hot commodity within all branches of the military for decades to come. Combine that with all of the public scrutiny and general perception of the progr...

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by estorilm
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: LM "super" Raptor proposal details incl. 50% Japan dev/production
Replies: 24
Views: 1991

Re: LM "super" Raptor proposal details incl. 50% Japan dev/production

Would it not make sense, for a beast like is being proposed here, that the engine be designed with the constraints that it could be used in the F-35 and in pairs in this japan spec F-22 derived design? We know that there exists a program for a next generation engine for the F-35s that is a "hy...

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by estorilm
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4782

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

The Virginia Pilot (pilotonline.com) reports that "'Top Gun' sequel filming aboard Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln" has begun this week. This is interesting for me, as the carrier is based in my home state only 200mi away. They say no actors are on-board, and that they'r...

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by estorilm
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4782

Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

I know it's cheesy to some, but I was 2 years old when this came out in '86 - and with my dad being a retired air force pilot (and taking me on business trips nonstop around the country/world as I grew up) I was obsessed with aviation from the start. Having said that, the original Top Gun has always...

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by estorilm
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: V-280 Valor flies for the first time
Replies: 51
Views: 8569

Re: V-280 Valor flies for the first time

I bet a really long telephoto shot with slow shutter speed for the big blades from the front looks pretty mean though. :twisted: This is an Osprey, (and poor quality) but gives you an idea hehe https://i.ytimg.com/vi/hUNJTAybCQQ/hqdefault.jpg Yeah seeing that thing coming at you... yikes. (they sou...

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