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Apr 19, 2004, 06:39 PM
Tree? That's a Tx weed!
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So, who's going to make a model of this????


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...bat_drone_test
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Apr 19, 2004, 09:20 PM
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I suppose 15 mil is cheap???

D
Apr 19, 2004, 09:48 PM
I'm big in Japan
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heed the Simpsons: "most of the actual fighting will be done by small robots. And as you go forward today, your duty is clear, to build and maintain those robots. Thank you."
Apr 20, 2004, 03:20 AM
Michele Somaschini, Spain
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What's next? The nuclear war trigged by the machines? That scares me.

Anyway, cool looking plane. Looks easy to build as an RC model.
Apr 20, 2004, 07:39 AM
Sloping off....
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Scary stuff.

"Smartbomber has just suffered an unrecoverable application error. This may prove fatal. Take cover and hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete."

Brian
Apr 20, 2004, 12:28 PM
REGISTERED LUNATIC!
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Dyo think a flat sheet wing would do?
Should take the Gooseman best part of an hour...
Apr 20, 2004, 04:09 PM
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Too funny Nige!! I think being cooped up in a signal box is starting to affect your brain some...

Spar
Apr 20, 2004, 05:39 PM
A Clinger
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Quote:
... hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete ...
Only Windoze. Only Windoze. It would be scary if using that particular OS ... I do wonder what RTOS and system they are using .... Just curious..... Neat plane.....
Apr 20, 2004, 07:44 PM
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Dereck, 15 mil is not a bad price for a multi role aircraft, especially one that has potientially lower operating costs since it is unmanned. Right now, in new combat aircraft in the west, the F-16 is the low cost leader in the 25 mil range. Used to be cheaper, but we made more of them per year back then.

"Unmanned" is a bit of a misnomer, as the UCAV is certainly manned, with people in the loop on the ground. Some industry folk use the term "uninhabited", which is closer to reality.
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Apr 20, 2004, 08:12 PM
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Thomas
Have noticed that regardless of whatever they are called, long words from a language completely unlike plain English will be used

An interesting thing is demonstrated by the F22 - who now has the capability to develop, build and successfully operate anything that can come remotely near to a US designed, built and manned fighter?

Candidates anyone? Perhaps Iraq has a high agility, multirole Mach 4 fighter stashed with its "weapons of mass distraction"?

What an "uninhabited" aircraft suggests in modern day terms is a fighter with a 20 person crew. With luck, they might not have a Human Resources Director on it ...

D
Apr 24, 2004, 01:34 PM
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Actually, I made a model remarkably similar but it didn't drop bombs. In about 1982 or so I designed a model and built from composite lost foam and sheeted wings technology a sailplane I called the raven. It had low radar signature characteristics (I am sure) as a consequence of the fuselage design which was flattended and broadened by 6 inches to fair directly into the wings, and with a v tail looked remarkably similar to the F-117 Stealth Fighter which was unveiled 4 or 5 years later. I'll go dig out the pictures of it flying and on the ground at the Eagles Nest in Palmdale and post them if anyone cares to see.

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Apr 24, 2004, 05:45 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dereck
Thomas
Have noticed that regardless of whatever they are called, long words from a language completely unlike plain English will be used

An interesting thing is demonstrated by the F22 - who now has the capability to develop, build and successfully operate anything that can come remotely near to a US designed, built and manned fighter?

Candidates anyone? Perhaps Iraq has a high agility, multirole Mach 4 fighter stashed with its "weapons of mass distraction"?

What an "uninhabited" aircraft suggests in modern day terms is a fighter with a 20 person crew. With luck, they might not have a Human Resources Director on it ...

D
Try the rafale. Awesome. Not a F-22, but relatively close for alot cheaper.

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Apr 24, 2004, 06:09 PM
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How would it go with that small exhaust outlet?
Apr 26, 2004, 01:43 AM
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X-45


Hi guys,

I got yelled at by someone for posting the X-45 article in the jets section, seems they didn't like the "Star War's" aspect of UCAV. (no one flying)

Has anyone heard of the Sabre Warrior UCAV? This looks like it would be really simple to build and fly.

The X-45 in the article picture looks like a B or C model, the X-45 A had a totally different intake and exhaust sect. (See Below) The original X-45 is in the USAF Museum in Dayton OH.
Last edited by RCParkflyer; Apr 26, 2004 at 01:48 AM.
Apr 26, 2004, 03:55 PM
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I found a foam version of the X-45 online, But was hoping for something more authentic if you guys are interested I will look for the link.


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