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Mar 10, 2012, 11:11 PM
Capt. Z
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Well it took the better part of the afternoon but I finally got the nose gear mounted, the steering servo and linkage installed and the two nose doors adjusted, and dialed in. Got em' working real nice. I was playing with it this evening and I sat back and held the transmitter and retracted the gear a bunch of times making airplane noises like I was 10 years old again
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Mar 10, 2012, 11:20 PM
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<SNIP> retracted the gear a bunch of times making airplane noises like I was 10 years old again
I'm glad I'm not the only one!
Greg
Mar 11, 2012, 12:03 AM
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me too. LOL.

man, that looks sharp.
Mar 11, 2012, 12:17 AM
deltas are cool
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oh good the fountian of youth ...im only 10 too. looks awsome andy
Mar 11, 2012, 06:37 AM
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We all are...
Awesome!
regards Martin
Mar 11, 2012, 09:53 AM
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SWEET!!!!! w.
Mar 11, 2012, 10:43 AM
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That is just too sweet!
And we get wings today????

J
Mar 11, 2012, 10:47 AM
check for reversed controls
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You making airplane noises can't be as funny as Chong making those motor boat noises in that van in UP IN SMOKE
Mar 11, 2012, 12:44 PM
was geht , müssen unten kommen
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me acting like im ten feels like it was only yesterday ..... wait a second it was only 4 years ago
Mar 11, 2012, 02:12 PM
dare to be dull
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Originally Posted by AIR SALLY
area rule worked well for the older jets.....when they got the power going on the newer jet engines.....you dont see the area rule fuse any more? guess the big power pushed pass the transonic range ...noe it's all about LO
Area rule is in effect for all modern jets. You just don't see the wasp waist because it is incorporated in the layout of the jet from the beginning. In the 50's, they drew plans for a jet, then "pinched" it. Now, it's in the plan from the beginning.

Take a look at the F-16 or the B-1. The area rule is there, only it's more obvious in the side profile than the top view. In the locale of the wings, the fuse cross section gets smoothly smaller, with the top squishing downwards rather than in from the sides. Not so obvious on the F-15 or F-18, but if you plotted the cross section of the airplane vs length, you would see it.

Now back to your regularly scheduled foam build thread
Mar 11, 2012, 02:26 PM
its TALON TIME!
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yeah, shows up in the 16 pretty good.
Mar 11, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by falcon5
... and retracted the gear a bunch of times making airplane noises like I was 10 years old again
Can't say that I've done that recently, but does raise the important question -- were you going "growl" or "whoosh" -- sorry but it's hard to describe the acutal sounds.

But I'm thinking of "Thunderbirds" versus "Jet Pilot" versus "Top Gun".....
Mar 11, 2012, 03:39 PM
Pushing the Limits of FFF
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Damn that is looking sweet. You really dont get the idea of how big it is until you see sitting you there with it. Can't wait to see it finished. You had better get a move on yours Nut, you are falling way behind.
Mar 11, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Bigjohn,
You hit the nail on the head. If you look at almost all low wingers you will see large area ruling. High wingers not so much. It's about fluied dynamics of which I am an novice.
Mar 11, 2012, 05:02 PM
deltas are cool
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i dont really see it in the F-35,F-22 ...but i guess i need to look at the cross section like you talked about.

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Originally Posted by bigjohn
Area rule is in effect for all modern jets. You just don't see the wasp waist because it is incorporated in the layout of the jet from the beginning. In the 50's, they drew plans for a jet, then "pinched" it. Now, it's in the plan from the beginning.

Take a look at the F-16 or the B-1. The area rule is there, only it's more obvious in the side profile than the top view. In the locale of the wings, the fuse cross section gets smoothly smaller, with the top squishing downwards rather than in from the sides. Not so obvious on the F-15 or F-18, but if you plotted the cross section of the airplane vs length, you would see it.

Now back to your regularly scheduled foam build thread


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