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by 426Shadow
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: MS Flight Simulator: Buy now or wait for a sale?
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: MS Flight Simulator: Buy now or wait for a sale?

Personally, I would just skip getting MSFS2020. Despite the scenery and things like that, the game is way too overpriced for what you get. If you want a good flight experience, just slightly dated, just go with FSX. There is far more downloadable content and the basegame is much cheaper than the ne...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NAWS China Lake F/A-18 Crash
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

Re: NAWS China Lake F/A-18 Crash

"Let me see what Geico says".

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by 426Shadow
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?
Replies: 33
Views: 3424

Re: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?

Read what I wrote and read what you wrote. I said no J models will get 8 blades. I never said 8 bladed props would get fitted to the J model. Swapping perfectly good 6 blade props to 8 blade props would not be worth the cost of certification. From the very first post I said a future new build varia...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out
Replies: 101
Views: 15216

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

What a tail! A220 is definitely one of the most comfortable rides you can be on. Can't wait for this to be deployed system wide Isn't the comfort mostly dependent on the seats and not what plane they reside in? Ok so noise is a factor but the cheap general public doesn't care about that like fanboy...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?
Replies: 33
Views: 3424

Re: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?

There is no plan to fit the 8 blade props on the J model. There was for the older models though and it was thoroughly tested. We also tested winglet's on the J model but that kind of died out. Source: I work at LM Marietta. That is not what I have heard. Around 160 C-130H aircraft will be getting f...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?
Replies: 33
Views: 3424

Re: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?

There is no plan to fit the 8 blade props on the J model. There was for the older models though and it was thoroughly tested. We also tested winglet's on the J model but that kind of died out. Source: I work at LM Marietta. Maybe that is C130 specific, the Russians have a rich history in this area....

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by 426Shadow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?
Replies: 33
Views: 3424

Re: How can turboprops like C-130 and A400M cruise at the same height and speed as jets?

I do expect an 8 blade prop and more powerful engines to be fitted to the C-130 to reduce takeoff run by 20%, improve range by 20% and increase speed by 10%. It will be the first aircraft to remain in production for 100 years. There is no plan to fit the 8 blade props on the J model. There was for ...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Few questions about the A310 (and A300)
Replies: 33
Views: 3471

Re: Few questions about the A310 (and A300)

I'll add that the wing/fuselage fairing is by no means only there for area ruling. Its other major function is smoothing out airflow and the wing/fuselage interface. Due to the two different shapes meeting, there are complex and frequently turbulent interactions in this area. Thank you very much fo...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?
Replies: 43
Views: 4513

Re: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?

Not a chance. They'll want to put this all behind them as soon as possible. (It was always a pretty stupid name anyway.) Airbus A350 "XWB" has left the chat. A320 "NEO" has left the chat. I'm not sure what "left the chat" means. XWB is pretty silly and I never use it. ...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?
Replies: 43
Views: 4513

Re: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?

PM wrote:
Not a chance. They'll want to put this all behind them as soon as possible. (It was always a pretty stupid name anyway.)


Airbus A350 "XWB" has left the chat. A320 "NEO" has left the chat.

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by 426Shadow
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is It Worth Pursuing an Airline/Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Re: Is It Worth Pursuing an Airline/Aviation Management Degree?

Or, is it recommended to go for the other path - some sort of statistics, business, management, or finance degree and then aim for the aviation industry? Are there any colleges/universities you'd recommend that fall under these two categories? I'm looking for some backup aviation/business schools i...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32773

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

The sim recommended high settings but runs like crap at high and doesn't run well either at medium. I even took it down to low and it's still not smooth and consistent.

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by 426Shadow
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can the F22 accelerate through M1 without afterburners?
Replies: 7
Views: 1881

Re: Can the F22 accelerate through M1 without afterburners?

I don’t know, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it could. I was waiting to go at the end of Edwards’ runway watching a test F-22 depart in basic engine with an F-16 in chase. The F-16 was 8b fill blower and slowly losing out. Impressive power. Well I saw a lot more test flights than you have consideri...

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by 426Shadow
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32773

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

That surprises me. There's been a 737 since I first started way back on FS98. Ah well, if we can get used to no Meigs Field then the loss of the 737 will be fine. No doubt there'll be expansions on the horizon, as you say. I think I'm going to try the standard edition on Game Pass to see how well m...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

MrBretz wrote:
Wonderful. How fast were they going?


If you can figure out the flap setting by looking then you can determine the maximum speed based on flap limit speeds.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1565
Views: 23244

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

The failure of the A380 has manifested itself so thoroughly that it is going out of production. Yet, people are still postulating wild theories on this thread. The A380 is too big, too heavy, to inefficient, and too expensive. The day of the quad jet is over You bout to make some people in here cry...

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by 426Shadow
Wed May 20, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 18620

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

Anyone else notice that the left-hand outboard exhaust pipe is pointing upwards but the right-hand outboard one is in the typical configuration? Think that is on purpose? https://airlinegeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Cessna-SkyCourier-First-Flight-1-1920x1281.jpg https://www.ainonline.com/site...

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by 426Shadow
Fri May 15, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 123
Views: 10560

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

I am a Lockheed employee and sometimes a Boeing cheerleader but the way I see it, I think we could use a slice of that pie along with Airbus with the A330 tanker. The military is not a jobs distribution program. Going more strictly on-subject, the KC-46 renders redundant the capabilities of both th...

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by 426Shadow
Fri May 15, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 123
Views: 10560

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

I am a Lockheed employee and sometimes a Boeing cheerleader but the way I see it, I think we could use a slice of that pie along with Airbus with the A330 tanker. We are already picking spots here for production so they may be jumping the gun like what happened to Greenville with the T-50 but its a ...

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by 426Shadow
Fri May 08, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25444

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

Fliplot wrote:
A human did that damage to a landing airceaft?! Wow!


Have you seen what a 10 pound goose does? What did you expect from a person who could have weighed over 20 times as much?

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by 426Shadow
Thu May 07, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why So Slow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: Why So Slow?

Are you sure you aren't thinking about the Yak-40? Because that one has a straight wing which will always have the ability to fly slower than a swept one.

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by 426Shadow
Sat May 02, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N1/N2 RPM question
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: N1/N2 RPM question

TL:DR The N1 turbine speed is limited by the fan that is connected to it. This is why Geared Turbofans are technically more efficient (this way you can let the turbine spin closer to the speed that it actually wants to and gear the speed down for the fan). Also you need a lot of torque to turn the f...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149089

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

As far as I am concerned, the only good thing to come out of this is pretty much killing off any possibility of the KC-390 invading C-130J territory. Job security is king. Which jobs ? Yours ? The over 7,000 in plant people here at Marietta, plus the 30,000 or so jobs we support just in the local a...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149089

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

As far as I am concerned, the only good thing to come out of this is pretty much killing off any possibility of the KC-390 invading C-130J territory. Job security is king.

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by 426Shadow
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Throttle/Thrust Settings, How's It Work?
Replies: 12
Views: 1685

Re: Throttle/Thrust Settings, How's It Work?

Clearly this guy is a troll. I commend the calm responses by you all, but this guy sounds like he wondered into this place with all the wrong ideas in mind.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Govt approves sale of KC-46 to Israel
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: US Govt approves sale of KC-46 to Israel

OK great for Boeing and all but why does Israel even need aerial refueling? They don't fly far enough outside of their borders to even warrant drop tanks on their airplanes.

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by 426Shadow
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us

what do you mean by short and sweet I meant without getting into a 3 paragraph dissertation about what I feel happened. what? so is that bad ? Me and over 30,000 others who wrote to the FAA about it think it is. Power in numbers. Think about it. They don't even require ultralights to have and N num...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us

Short and sweet? Easy to fly drones in the hands of idiots with no skill and no regard for safety have forced the FAA into panic mode and they are trying to suck traditional model aviation in with it. what do you mean by short and sweet I meant without getting into a 3 paragraph dissertation about ...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: why is the rc plane hobby a problem in the us

Short and sweet?

Easy to fly drones in the hands of idiots with no skill and no regard for safety have forced the FAA into panic mode and they are trying to suck traditional model aviation in with it.

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by 426Shadow
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric tail rotors for the helicopter!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1597

Re: Electric tail rotors for the helicopter!!

I’m skeptical that a full sized helicopter will mirror the experiences in RC. RC have provided a lot of improvements where no one else was doing it. I suspect that the innovation will start to increasingly come from the top down. Look at it this way. Power to weight ratio goes to RC, acceleration i...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 43955

Re: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program

This is what i want to hear "sure you can have them, at a premium, and you still aren't getting those f-35's"

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by 426Shadow
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric tail rotors for the helicopter!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1597

Re: Electric tail rotors for the helicopter!!

There is alot of BS in that article. As someone who used to regularly fly RC heli's with driven tails and electric tails, I can say that: Electric tails have slower reaction times, they will more subject to failure (which is why you seen 4 in that full scale aircraft), and It doesn't change the effi...

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by 426Shadow
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are advantages/ disadvantages of A330-200 versus B787-8?
Replies: 22
Views: 4847

Re: What are advantages/ disadvantages of A330-200 versus B787-8?

Your question already has bias in it. You probably aren't going to get the answers you want.

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by 426Shadow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans To Buy 12 Boeing 777Xs Worth $5 Billion
Replies: 89
Views: 12771

Re: Bamboo Airways Is Interested In The 777X For Vietnam to U.S. Flights

Since in this post about Boeing several people already mentioned Airbus let me ask this question. Who here that has doubts would be singing the same tune if this was the A350 in question?

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by 426Shadow
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Johnny Depp Vindicated
Replies: 27
Views: 1838

Re: Johnny Depp Vindicated

Could you please explain what domestic violence has to do with these two politically charged terms? Google It. I don't owe anyone here anything. I just presented some info, I'm not riding for any cause. I read the link you provided in the first post and also other reports. Depp was in an abusive re...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Johnny Depp Vindicated
Replies: 27
Views: 1838

Re: Johnny Depp Vindicated

I don't follow celebrities or celebrity gossip but i recently found out Amber heard has basically ruined Johnny Depp's career through domestic abuse allegations. Plot twist: In a recording from 2015 it appears that he was telling the truth all along that she was the abuser (or at least the one who ...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2020
Replies: 620
Views: 17199

Re: Word Game Q1 2020

11725Flyer wrote:
Chicken


Noodle

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by 426Shadow
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Johnny Depp Vindicated
Replies: 27
Views: 1838

Johnny Depp Vindicated

I don't follow celebrities or celebrity gossip but i recently found out Amber heard has basically ruined Johnny Depp's career through domestic abuse allegations. Plot twist: In a recording from 2015 it appears that he was telling the truth all along that she was the abuser (or at least the one who t...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130
Replies: 83
Views: 10127

Re: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130

Noshow wrote:
Isn‘t this latest Hercules order a blow to Boeing? They must have expected to cover this market with their new 390?


With the way Boeing is handling things, they are going to have difficulty winning new contracts anyway.

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by 426Shadow
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F Max range
Replies: 14
Views: 2302

Re: 747-800F Max range.

So I'm trying to find out what the max range of 800F is when doing a ferry flight and carrying very little cargo and good weather. On wikipedia it shows the max range as 4300nm but I think that's with max payload weight. I don't need an exact number but just want to know how far should be able to f...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 4980

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

I agree that accident rate per flown hours or cycles is probably a better metric overall, but I disagree that the Concorde was a safe design. As said above, the airplane flew much less hours and cycles than other airplanes and yet did flirt with disaster a few times before what was probably an inev...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RQ-180 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Re: RQ-180 questions

Probably one of the most mysterious planes and probably one of my favourite jets along with the A12.... Is there anything within aviation circles or of people 'in the know' a-la Formula one on the RQ-180? As an analogy, there were quite a few people/magazines in the aviation community that were in ...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 4980

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

And don't forget about the Asiana 777 that crashed on the approach to SFO. if I'm not mistaken? That was pilot error;; Yes, it was “pilot error”, but ..... it would not have occurred in an Airbus. And that is the biggest error with these types of comparisons. Is a “pilot error” accident a Mulligan ...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130
Replies: 83
Views: 10127

Re: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130

It seems the C130 will be there for ever & congress will make sure. And the rest moves on I guess. Sounds like a plan. Well they did cease production of the C-141, C-17 and C5, so anything is possible. Yes but the difference is, they weren't replaced while still in production, their orders were...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance
Replies: 24
Views: 4871

Re: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance

What does the 747 have to do with this? Anyone with a brain knows it is not by any means STOL. This is just another chance for Boeing bashing apparently for some people.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missing Helicopter off Kauai's Coast
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: Missing Helicopter off Kauai's Coast

Oh shoot second accident of the day. For those who know the superstition, here’s the third crash of the day yesterday: https://abc11.com/1-hospitalized-after-plane-crashes-in-pender-co/5793010/ Seems like a pretty preventable crash. Unless he couldn't get full power that looks like either out of ba...

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by 426Shadow
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 34
Views: 5278

Re: SU-57 Crash

This certainly is good news. Kind of odd though that China hasn't had one go down. I guess the benefits of stealing data means you wont make the same mistakes. What do you mean? China hasn't had any Su-57 delivered, so in that sense, you are absolutely right, they haven't had any Su-57 crashes to d...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 34
Views: 5278

Re: SU-57 Crash

This certainly is good news. Kind of odd though that China hasn't had one go down. I guess the benefits of stealing data means you wont make the same mistakes.

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