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Old Jan 15, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Ed you name dropper you! I read something by Rod Machado nearly every week.

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Yes isn't it terrible?
Rod and I are "Oshkosh buddies" , I usually always have a nice talk with Rod every summer at Oshkosh.
Rod told me about a flight he took in an Ercoupe one time and how "effective" the "barn door" size ailerons are in a roll 50 feet off the ground induced by an airliners "vortex" wing tip turbulence
when he was so enjoying his flight and gliding down to a nice smooth landing, he too made a "mistake" and flew into the vortex 50 feet off the deck, but survived it obviously!
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 09:56 PM
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That's what I thought too. I was going to send the seller a message and let them know that, but I would have had to sign up for the site...so...nah!!

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Well, you can drop a MOAB out the back of a C-130 so... I think's that what the MOAB was designed to be dropped from originally actually...
Old Jan 15, 2011, 10:32 PM
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Well, you can drop a MOAB out the back of a C-130 so... I think's that what the MOAB was designed to be dropped from originally actually...
That's true..but in the strictest sense it was originally designed as a transport.

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Old Jan 16, 2011, 02:00 AM
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Well, you can drop a MOAB out the back of a C-130 so... I think's that what the MOAB was designed to be dropped from originally actually...
The MOAB is the one exception, but I still wouldn't call it a bomber seeing as they just shove it out the back like an airdrop package.
Old Jan 16, 2011, 04:25 AM
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C-130 bomber.... interesting.... sounds like the AC-130
Old Jan 16, 2011, 09:10 AM
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AC-130U is a gunship not a bomber. Current armament.

* 1 General Dynamics 25 mm (0.984 in) GAU-12/U Equalizer 5-barreled gatling cannon
* 1 40 mm (1.58 in) L/60 Bofors cannon
* 1 105 mm (4.13 in) M102 howitzer
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 09:22 AM
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I have somthing interesting I would like to share.

The B2 bomber.
It's intent was to be a stealth plane and ba able to pass through radar undetected.
Radar works by shooting waves, then if they bounce back off somthing (like an airplane) they get picked up and can be seen on the radar system.
B2 bombers are very flat, this reduces the amount of radar that will bounce off them. But here is the cool part I never got: The B2 looks like a delta wing with a zig-zag pattern as the trailing edge. Every line segment in the zig-zag pattern is parallel to one of the leading edges. Therefore, the B2 can only be seen by radar at two specific angles. When they know where the radar is, the flight path of the B2 can be adjusted to a point so the radar is never facing directly at the leading edge of the wing.
Cool-huh?

http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircra...ng4oClock2.jpg
Old Jan 16, 2011, 10:15 AM
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AC-130U is a gunship not a bomber. Current armament.

* 1 General Dynamics 25 mm (0.984 in) GAU-12/U Equalizer 5-barreled gatling cannon
* 1 40 mm (1.58 in) L/60 Bofors cannon
* 1 105 mm (4.13 in) M102 howitzer
Mike
I think you left out the mega power spot light !!
Old Jan 16, 2011, 10:35 AM
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Ed, now that's what I call a rate of climb!!! (Ercoupe with r.a.t.o) That must have been fun for a second or two!!!!!!

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Old Jan 16, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Jeff,
Yes it is!
Maybe Dag should put a set on his B-36 lol!

Dag in case you missed it.

Maybe some large Estes rocket engines fired with a servo and battery would do the trick!

Jato - Ercoupe Part 1 (11 min 15 sec)



Jato - Ercoupe Part 2 (5 min 5 sec)
Old Jan 19, 2011, 03:17 PM
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So we don't all email him...


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That's what I thought too. I was going to send the seller a message and let them know that, but I would have had to sign up for the site...so...nah!!

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SUBJECT: Blue Samsonite Upcycled Vintage Upcycled Train Case, listing #35644475

Awesome!! Thanks for dropping some knowledge! I don't know a ton about different planes and such. I appreciate the heads up!
Old Jan 21, 2011, 07:36 AM
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SUBJECT: Blue Samsonite Upcycled Vintage Upcycled Train Case, listing #35644475

Awesome!! Thanks for dropping some knowledge! I don't know a ton about different planes and such. I appreciate the heads up!
So we don't all email him...
Oops
Guilty!
I'm glad he got back to you in such a positive manner.
Old Jan 21, 2011, 10:24 AM
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... for super unleaded that works out to an eye watering $7.68 per US Gallon...
You lucky ba..!

USD 8.77 per US gal around here today!
Old Jan 21, 2011, 07:03 PM
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Just had to share this here also.

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Old Jan 21, 2011, 07:27 PM
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USD 8.77 per US gal around here today!
OUCH!!!!


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