Sidewayskiwi
Terrible weather so projects all day 
Uprated power from 2212 2600kv 6x4 prop to 
2216 1400kv 8x6x3 carbon prop 
It's got some boogie now
Finish off and fettling, minwax then paint 
It's got a real presence to it
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mastermalpass086
I love the little bits you've got coming off the tail and engine nacellles. Such a small detail adds so much. It really does have a lot of presence already!
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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lysle42
I loved it when they made fire come out of FT
Homer
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Sidewayskiwi
lysle42 wrote:
I loved it when they made fire come out of FT

That was the Saab Viggen --- the  two planes look similar 
But yes thats a fav episode of mine the FT Viggens
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mastermalpass086
Had a play on DCS Mirage 2000C the other day. It's such a pretty plane; I think it will be my next EDF after the MiG-21 experiment. Got a 12-blade 70-or-so-mm ages ago for an FT Viggen my Dad never built, so I think I'll stick a Mirage over it.

Read an interesting thing about the M2000C the other day. Dassault were really put out that the F-16 got chosen over their F1 and decided to make a new plane. The delta wing seemed like a step backwards due to the agility limitations, but they remedied that by putting the CoG behind the centre of lift and stuck a FBW system in it. Pretty ahead of their time! Tempted to put the CoG right on the centre of lift for mine and seeing how it goes. I've always flown with prop-wash over my elevator so I might appreciate it being snappy on the pitch.
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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Sidewayskiwi
Had a play on DCS Mirage 2000C the other day. It's such a pretty plane; I think it will be my next EDF after the MiG-21 experiment. Got a 12-blade 70-or-so-mm ages ago for an FT Viggen my Dad never built, so I think I'll stick a Mirage over it.

Read an interesting thing about the M2000C the other day. Dassault were really put out that the F-16 got chosen over their F1 and decided to make a new plane. The delta wing seemed like a step backwards due to the agility limitations, but they remedied that by putting the CoG behind the centre of lift and stuck a FBW system in it. Pretty ahead of their time! Tempted to put the CoG right on the centre of lift for mine and seeing how it goes. I've always flown with prop-wash over my elevator so I might appreciate it being snappy on the pitch.

Yes being from an Airforce that flew A4'S for 30 years the limitations are minor and we converted our to fibre optic onboard computers etc took a whole 1/3 of its all up weight out -- boy they boogied then 
youtube RNZAF A4 Hud 
its HUD film of our A4's kicking arse F16,18, MIG29, F5 (CANNON FODDER REALLY) 
Head to head missle shots on F16'S using F16 radar in the A4'S the US COULDNT EVEN DO THAT 
We embarrased thw shit out of the then new AEGIS fleet defence cruiser 
Ships captain walks out onto the bridge wing --" where the fk are those goddamn kiwis??"
looks down to see an A4 pilot giving him the bird as he hooned by at 500mph 50ft off the deck 
As an aside the motors in the droptanks idea is a concept iam going to try (like on the big euro fighter)
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mastermalpass086
Jheeze, that merge angle! Shame the quality's not high enough for me to be able to read the altitude, air speed and heading. What's that diamond blip I keep seeing drift back away from the radar square, then popping onto it and drifting away again?
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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Sidewayskiwi
Base coats down 
Camo and decals to come
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Sidewayskiwi
Jheeze, that merge angle! Shame the quality's not high enough for me to be able to read the altitude, air speed and heading. What's that diamond blip I keep seeing drift back away from the radar square, then popping onto it and drifting away again?

YouTube 
Rnzaf Aermacchi crash/ejection
Knew the mechanic in the rear his first ever flight in a jet 
Effing great seabird in the intake 
Mate in the rear spent nearly a year in hospital
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Sidewayskiwi
Jheeze, that merge angle! Shame the quality's not high enough for me to be able to read the altitude, air speed and heading. What's that diamond blip I keep seeing drift back away from the radar square, then popping onto it and drifting away again?

Thats the radar lock icon when diamond is in box 
its a bad day for the other guy
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mastermalpass086

YouTube 
Rnzaf Aermacchi crash/ejection
Knew the mechanic in the rear his first ever flight in a jet 
Effing great seabird in the intake 
Mate in the rear spent nearly a year in hospital


That must suck! Your first ride in a jet and having to eject; I've heard that does some mean things to your spine, but I guess its better than riding to the crash. They didn't half leave the eject to the last second did they? 20 Seconds between the first call to eject and the actual pull... And then only three seconds between that and aircraft impact. Is it normal to leave it that late?
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Sidewayskiwi


That must suck! Your first ride in a jet and having to eject; I've heard that does some mean things to your spine, but I guess its better than riding to the crash. They didn't half leave the eject to the last second did they? 20 Seconds between the first call to eject and the actual pull... And then only three seconds between that and aircraft impact. Is it normal to leave it that late?

yes it was late the rear was freaking out as i believe the Aermacchis dont have sequential bang seats meaning each has to pull to eject 
some either seat can initiate a dual ejection 
They were trying to recover to a civilian airport but engine finally destroyed itself and seized 
the seats are rated to zero/zero but the risks of injury at low speeds and low altitude grow exponentially as speed and altitude drop
major spinal damage had to be medicalled out 
Rnzaf previous jet trainer was the Strikemaster 
one hit a powerline tore most of a wing off as it barrel rolled the pilot ejected as he started to see sky (no use ejecting upsidedown at low level)
as the seat initiated he was looking down and he left the plane as it impacted the mountainside , with the dash and nose starting to deform from impact
one very very lucky boy 
Farmer said he ejected out of the fireball 
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Sidewayskiwi
Camo turned out way better than I expected 
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mastermalpass086
That's mad. I used to regret not joining the air force; wanted to be a fighter pilot when I was 13 but when my growth spurt came and threw me up to 6'3" people told me I was too tall for a jet; that ejecting would cut my legs off at the knee and so I would never be put in one (probably false, there's an ex-fighter pilot I follow on youtube who has a 'make them TELL you no' motto and that aspiring pilots are fed a lot of BS that keeps them from trying). Figured that I may have still enjoyed flying C-130s or AWACS (air cadets were always telling if I've considered the RAF, I would enjoy it). But now I consider what a sacrifice that is and I think that RCs, simulators, tandem skydives and the occasional flying lesson in a Piper can bring me 90% of the fun that flying has to offer. Still need to go and do a flying lesson; I sat in the back of Piper Warrior when my brother went on one and he was in control for 40 minutes of the hour session. It's just a lot of money a go. Dunno when I'll next go skydiving because of how expensive it is.

The mirage is looking nice! I look forward to the video. 🙂
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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Sidewayskiwi
That's mad. I used to regret not joining the air force; wanted to be a fighter pilot when I was 13 but when my growth spurt came and threw me up to 6'3" people told me I was too tall for a jet; that ejecting would cut my legs off at the knee and so I would never be put in one (probably false, there's an ex-fighter pilot I follow on youtube who has a 'make them TELL you no' motto and that aspiring pilots are fed a lot of BS that keeps them from trying). Figured that I may have still enjoyed flying C-130s or AWACS (air cadets were always telling if I've considered the RAF, I would enjoy it). But now I consider what a sacrifice that is and I think that RCs, simulators, tandem skydives and the occasional flying lesson in a Piper can bring me 90% of the fun that flying has to offer. Still need to go and do a flying lesson; I sat in the back of Piper Warrior when my brother went on one and he was in control for 40 minutes of the hour session. It's just a lot of money a go. Dunno when I'll next go skydiving because of how expensive it is.

The mirage is looking nice! I look forward to the video. 🙂

modern fighter cockpits are adjustible with in reason 
Yes at 6'3" youd most probably taken your legs off banging out of an A4 but its all the hip to knee measurement that counts 
Tallest strike pilot i knew was @63 nova@ 6'1" but most are 5'7" to 5'9" and physically very strong 
if youre not too old apply dont die wondering 
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