360 Degrees of Aviation

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Tue May 27, 2014 10:52 am

Ah, okay. Seeing that we're now finally back on track. (thank goodness)

A light jet aircraft that is also being used extensively by an aerobatic team as well as a normal trainer for pilots for air forces around the world?
The French have their answer for that too in the form of the jointly built by Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Tue May 27, 2014 11:42 am

Another jet demonstration team is the Russian Knights, which use the not-so-light but sexy 8-) Su-27 Flankers.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by CalvT » Tue May 27, 2014 1:10 pm

My favourite aerobatic team ever.... though I never saw it live unfortunately - love the Gnat
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by ysmajor » Thu May 29, 2014 3:06 am

I present the Fokker G-1, which was powered by Wasp engines before being fitted with Mercury engines. (wasp and gnat both being bugs...)

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by kiwiflieger » Thu May 29, 2014 8:29 pm

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Lockheed P-38 Lightning
The body of the previous aircraft is so similar to the P-38 it's not funny.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Fri May 30, 2014 4:05 pm

Speaking of unconventional designs, how about placing the inline engines in the middle of the airframe rather than the front?

The most famous example you'll get for the above question is the Bell P-39 Airacobra. It also uses the tricycle landing gear configuration like the Lightning (2 on the wings, 1 on the nose), which was unusual for it's time. A configuration that will only see widespread use during the arrival of the jet engine.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by ysmajor » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:30 am

Breaking more barriers in unconventional designs, Bell also succeeded in the amazing X-1 which officially broke the sound barrier for the first time in controlled flight.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:01 am

The ultimate speed record for manned flight is held by the X-15.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Cobalt09 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:35 pm

However, the X-15 doesn't hold the fastest manned air breathing speed record. That is held by the glorious A-12 Oxcart.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by flamerboy67664 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:04 pm

Even more faster is the Space Shuttle, which acts like an airplane when landing

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by ysmajor » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:15 pm

Also rocket propelled, air launched like many X planes, ground breaking in its design, landing like a plane, BUT a heck of a lot cheaper than any of the government sponsored planes: Spaceship One.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:17 am

Time to massively bump this topic which has been stagnant for 1 year and (almost) 3 months.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by plunderbird » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:21 pm

That looks somewhat like the Piagio P180 Avanti.Image
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:01 pm

bump

An aircraft that also had 2 engines, but utilised a push-pull system instead of pure pusher props was the Dornier Do 335.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by megaprime13 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:43 pm

Utilizing the push pull engine configuration, Cessna created the line of skymasters. Image
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Nodoka Hanamura » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:14 am

Cessna is owned by Textron, who in turn (via Bell) made this bad boy (Well, Spjikers and Wingtips in SL made the model, but it's a Bell 429) :lol:
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:03 pm

The Bell 429 is jointly made with Korea Aerospace Industries, which made South Korea's first indigenous supersonic aircraft: the T-50 Golden Eagle.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Nodoka Hanamura » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:55 pm

The T-50 Golden Eagle was a direct competitor of the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master, another Trainer/Light Fighter.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Doggeh1 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:02 pm

The Chinese L-15 is a supersonic trainer aircraft that is currently under development as well.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Nodoka Hanamura » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:18 pm

An Aircraft which shares a similar design is the French Dassault Rafale Fighter Jet.
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