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by Slug71
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Shenyang FC-31 / J-31
Replies: 35
Views: 3809

Re: Shenyang FC-31 / J-31

A nice shot of a prototype FC-31 has appeared on Twitter. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df-Jfl1VAAY7U4S.jpg Intersting mix of features between the two US jets. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/31/b1/1e/31b11eeb5913f527cfc523c6ab82a594.jpg Big changes over the 1st prototype. Definitely an interesting mi...

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by Slug71
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!

A variant with RR engines was previously looked into but shelved. My guess is, they are hoping for more sales with western engines. There's definitely a need for this aircraft. Market is not as big as you think for large firefighting tanker aircraft than you think. Firefighting crews generally pref...

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by Slug71
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104631

Re: A400M Update

https://www.airforce-technology.com/new ... ls-rafale/
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"French DGA completes A400M’s in-flight refuelling trials with Rafale"

https://www.airforce-technology.com/new ... ls-rafale/

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by Slug71
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104631

Re: A400M Update

The KC-390 and C-130 cant do what the A400m can. The A400m can also do short distance just fine. While the A400m costs more, it brings a number of additional capabilities that these nations wouldn't otherwise be able to afford or justify.

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by Slug71
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104631

Re: A400M Update

This FG article points out that 70% of the old C-130 are flying without a scheduled replacement. But with such a peaceful world (and a lack of funding in the places that do see conflicts), many operators will just keep them going. I think what the A400M program planners are hoping for is the eventu...

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by Slug71
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!

A variant with RR engines was previously looked into but shelved. My guess is, they are hoping for more sales with western engines. There's definitely a need for this aircraft.

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by Slug71
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8029

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

Would love to see the ANZ livery on the A350. Perfect candidate too. Could very well be why MSN 1 is in Wellington doing short runway trials.

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by Slug71
Thu May 31, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 82
Views: 10778

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

I think the russian see the Su-57 as their main front line fighter to succeed the Su27-30 families. They are offering it to Turkey. As a more dedicated interceptor, in the Fiddler, Su-15, Mig25, Mig31 tradition, Mikoyan are developing something new since 2013. Probably also with high speed, range, ...

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by Slug71
Wed May 30, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 82
Views: 10778

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

This is a very good read of you(anybody) haven't read it yet, http://fullafterburner.weebly.com/aerospace/sukhoi-pak-fa-the-anti-stealth-gamechanger I think the russian see the Su-57 as their main front line fighter to succeed the Su27-30 families. Yes it seems like they want the SU-57 and Su-35 alo...

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by Slug71
Wed May 30, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 949
Views: 325761

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Does MSN 217 also have the new taller winglets?

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by Slug71
Fri May 25, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 78
Views: 16517

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

The proper question is what's happened to South Africa The ANC and everyone that voted for them in 1994. Much too fast of a transition and bad policies like BEE and Affirmative Action, essentially leaving (very) unqualified people in key positions and let corruption run it's course. Its snowballed ...

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by Slug71
Thu May 24, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3153

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

Surely the pros for going CATOBAR or EMALS far outweigh the Pros and Cons of going STOBAR? They have plenty of time to come up with a good design. Possibly even work with China or Russia while they develop their own. I would imagine the RCS of a STOBAR is greater too? I suppose it could be negligibl...

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by Slug71
Wed May 23, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First CX A350-1000 rolls out
Replies: 10
Views: 5287

Re: First CX A350-1000 rolls out

Does the aircraft have the revised winglets? Or is it just the angle from where the photo is taken that makes it look larger? The aircraft does not have revised winglets. Those will be introduced on the -900 first. I thought all -1000s had them and the -900s will be fit from a certain production nu...

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by Slug71
Sun May 20, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 82
Views: 10778

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

https://youtu.be/47YW7IMl9Og
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Regardless of how you feel about the plane, it sure does nice demonstrations. The conditions seemed perfect too.

https://youtu.be/47YW7IMl9Og

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by Slug71
Thu May 17, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 82
Views: 10778

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

The Russians have not shown good quality control on the Su-57, nor have paid attention to the fine details. Look at every other stealth aircraft out there; do you see large gaping gaps? Misaligned panels? Exposed rivets? How about that IRST that's sticking out on the nose, that isn't properly shape...

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by Slug71
Tue May 15, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 70320

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Its winglets still look quite horrible in the distance, just aesthetic I know, but still. Depends on the angle. From the side it looks off / odd shaped due the raked portion of the wing which is visible and looks like it's part of the winglet. From a rearward angle where you don't see the rake, the...

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by Slug71
Thu May 10, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 70320

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

She is ready to fly soon !!! The first #Airbus #A330neo #tapairportugal performing taxi test this afternoon #CSTUA @tapairportugal #avgeeks #avgeek #toulouse https://twitter.com/CAlloing/status/994252449274884097 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcxK40vWsAERiNT.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcxK5y0W0A...

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by Slug71
Tue May 08, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 70320

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

ojjunior wrote:
Someone said the winglets made it look like the A350.
That's outrageous! A huge offense!
If I was an A339 I would make my lawyers contact you...


Lol. Well they are blended like the A350's. The WOW aircraft above shows it quite nicely with a similar curve.

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by Slug71
Sun May 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 37958

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I Agree with most, 777X is the first to be canceled. It is the most expensive to operate. Airbus is lucky that they delivered all of EY A380s, otherwise, they would have been gone in a second. I am guessing both A350 and 787 will be either deferred or reduced. The order of A321 should stay intact. ...

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by Slug71
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 75416

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Somewhere up the thread I suggested an interim solution might be viable as part of FCAS. F35 or Rafale which is are more optimized for ground attack / IDS than the "interceptor with bombs" Typhoon. It already has fully integrated 2 man cockpit, conformal tanks, combat proven Storm Shadow ...

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by Slug71
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 7721

Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread

Just a bit more on the B-21. Looks as if the USAF will try to purchase more than the 100 talked about. Currently there are 9 Bomb Squadrons and the 100 had been planned to cover replacements for the B-1 and B-2 with the balance used for training. The USAF would like to increase the numbers in each ...

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by Slug71
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 113
Views: 10202

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

bikerthai wrote:
Fielded by 2035? Unless they push the time line to the left, the P-8A is probably out of contention then.

bt


I don't think there's much contention for the P-8A anyway TBH.

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by Slug71
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 75416

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Somewhere up the thread I suggested an interim solution might be viable as part of FCAS. F35 or Rafale which is are more optimized for ground attack / IDS than the "interceptor with bombs" Typhoon. It already has fully integrated 2 man cockpit, conformal tanks, combat proven Storm Shadow ...

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by Slug71
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years
Replies: 37
Views: 3748

Re: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years

Not entirely true as far as I understand it. The PAK FA was to be Russia's own. The FGFA / PMF would have had 40+ changes over the PAK FA and be India's. The $6-7bn was the cost to design, develop, certify, and set up production of India's version (which would have involved input from india). And m...

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by Slug71
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years
Replies: 37
Views: 3748

Re: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years

I don't see why not, they are almost there anyway. If I recall correctly the first serial production jets will enter service next year while the new engine is probably 3-5 years away from operational use. Russia aren't in a hurry to acquire them, having only ordered an initial twelve, but that is a...

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by Slug71
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years
Replies: 37
Views: 3748

Re: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years

If a article I read a few months back was accurate, I'd say Russia must be a little more than displeased. India's version was to have some 40 odd changes over the T-50. Some of the changes was said to be in the final development frames and early production frames. One of those changes was engines. W...

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by Slug71
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years
Replies: 37
Views: 3748

Re: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years

No real surprise really. I think many expected this to happen. Unfortunately they just couldn't seem to come to terms. Does look like India is low on funds with another failed purchase. The Rafale deal is hanging by a thin thread too.

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by Slug71
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 7721

Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread

Just a bit more on the B-21. Looks as if the USAF will try to purchase more than the 100 talked about. Currently there are 9 Bomb Squadrons and the 100 had been planned to cover replacements for the B-1 and B-2 with the balance used for training. The USAF would like to increase the numbers in each ...

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by Slug71
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 71
Views: 11257

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/images/pak-ta-image6.jpg https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/pak-ta.htm The aircraft in that image is completely fictive though. It was created by some marketing students as a school project, but managed to fool a ton of people. ...

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by Slug71
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 949
Views: 325761

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 202 (LH#9) completed a second test flight #AIB02GO
MSN 205 (ET#9) returned from XFW following paint job #AIB03GY
MSN 212 (LH#11) did a second engine run


Thanks for the updates hkcanadaexpat!

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by Slug71
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39483

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

A final decision is needed because last year Air Asia X was contemplating switching the entire NEO order to A350s. And it really doesn't make sense to operate 10 A350s alongside the large NEO order. This is likely just a bargaining ploy for better pricing from Airbus. I'll eat crow if I have to, bu...

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by Slug71
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39483

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

Another huge win for the Dreamliner coming? No. Step 1 accomplished for Boeing. Now they will give everything they have to persuade Air Asia X to switch to dreamliner. It will be interesting to watch. If it is very obvious they will keep the Neo order, then why is there a need for a final decision ...

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by Slug71
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26861

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

That's anecdote, not evidence. EK has no problem filling their B777's on the same high demand routes. Whether you prefer the A380 is irrelevant, as you have the choice. As you say, people you know prefer to fly EK..... would they stop flying EK if the A380 were not available to them? That... is spe...

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by Slug71
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26861

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

That's 100% speculation. There's no reason to believe that EK wouldn't be just as impactful flying any other VLA. Their rise and the use of the A380 is correlative, and not clearly causal. As per accepted meme, pax choose the lowest fares, and care not about aircraft - and surely, EK delivers low Y...

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by Slug71
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26861

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

The A380 is what gives their subsidised business model mass and some sustainability thanks to passenger preference. Cut off the A380 and replace them by B777X's and suddenly the business model stops working because people won't choose them as much. That's 100% speculation. There's no reason to beli...

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by Slug71
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26861

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

If the A380 is so great then why doesn't EK fly one to Miami daily instead of a 777 to FLL ? Hey such a big airline should be able to fill an A380 to MIA with no problems. Maybe Miami doesn't have the demand? The place isn't far from being a sh*thole. Not sure when serving Miami became a gauge for ...

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by Slug71
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 9515

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

Spiderguy252 wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
The same Zodiac that caused Boeing so many seat problems, oh well.


And Airbus too, with the A350.


LX015 wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
The same Zodiac that caused Boeing so many seat problems, oh well.


For real. :/


Which SAFRAN has since bought.

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by Slug71
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India looks to start new fighter competition
Replies: 50
Views: 4876

Re: India looks to start new fighter competition

Almost seems tailored for the F/A-18 this time around.

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by Slug71
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 113
Views: 10202

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

KICT wrote:
Surely a well-target EMP would render that A320's flight control system useless in short order.


It will most likely be hardened. Just like the P-8 and many other military aircraft.

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by Slug71
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30792

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairl ... 012191.jpg

I like that a lot.
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SuperGee wrote:
I like this one the best so far. It has the red, white, blue and gold, as well as the tulip:

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairl ... 012191.jpg

I like that a lot.

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by Slug71
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74351

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

MoM and A321LR could replace the 757s and some of the 767s 787-8 could replace some the 767s and the A332s 787-9 could replace the 772s and the A333s (which need to go soon) A350-1000 could replace the 77Ws. The "possible" AA MoM order would make up the difference in planes they for wideb...

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by Slug71
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 113
Views: 10202

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

columba wrote:
According to German media reports the two ministers of defence of France and Germany will sign a letter of intent to develop a new MPA on April 27th.


Will be interesting to see what comes of this.

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by Slug71
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2025ish A380-900NEO
Replies: 124
Views: 11087

Re: 2025ish A380-900NEO

Slow to respond to a task previously mentioned in this thread. It involved building an approximate model of the proposed 900NEO/NWO I'm not an engineer so forgive the clumsy rendition but it's broadly based on the numbers - the wing profile however is a stab in the dark, forgive the pun. The nose h...

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by Slug71
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GFRP vs CFRP
Replies: 17
Views: 2476

Re: GFRP vs CFRP

What Balerit said. But try reading up on FMLs(Fiber Metal Laminates), ie GLARE. I know its slightly different since it's using metals instead of Polymer. But I assume its reasons are similar. Some big improvements are being made to the manufacturing process of C(carbon)FMLs currently. I think carbon...

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