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zmama
29-01-2015, 18:39:28
Some air power :gasmaske:

http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/57/91857-004-E703E867.jpg

Venom
29-01-2015, 19:10:34
Used to be called the Lawn Dart because it's fly-by-wire controls frequently failed causing it to crash.

Funko
30-01-2015, 16:12:54
because it was the first plane designed to be aerodynamically unstable so if the fly-by-wire failed, it was literally impossible for a human to keep it in the air. \o/

/ war nerds

MattHiggs
02-02-2015, 11:12:11
Takes me back to my youth building Airfix planes and hanging them in my bedroom. Loved these two:

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2006/01/images/forsgren_vulcan_6.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h94/XN923/Models/TornadoF3016.jpg

There used to be an airshow near our house and every year they'd do a flypast and break the sound barrier.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
02-02-2015, 18:28:09
Must be Russian planes. I bet the smaller ones fit inside the larger ones too. Why would you waste fuel flying them all separately? Just stack them and fly the big one. Silly Putin.

Fistandantilus
04-02-2015, 13:27:53
Must be Russian planes. I bet the smaller ones fit inside the larger ones too..

:lol:

MoSe
04-02-2015, 13:43:56
Used to be called the Lawn Dart because it's fly-by-wire controls frequently failed causing it to crash.because it was the first plane designed to be aerodynamically unstable so if the fly-by-wire failed, it was literally impossible for a human to keep it in the air. \o/

/ war nerds:hmm: indeed
the portrayed ones are F-16 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Dynamics_F-16_Fighting_Falcon#Negative_stability_and_fly-by-wire) indeed
while Lawn Dart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn_dart_effect) can be a general flying (piloting) concept (http://io9.com/5958405/the-terrifying-discovery-of-the-lawn-dart-effect), at first it had made me think of F-104 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_F-104_Starfighter#Safety_record)
I realise instead that also as a nickname (http://web.mit.edu/btyung/www/nickname.html) it was indeed referred to (http://www.funtrivia.com/en/subtopics/US-Aircraft-Nicknames-298194.html) F-16

it must be that I'm from an older generation, and I still vividly remember as a kid reading or watching news such as
"yet another german (http://www.916-starfighter.de/GAF_crashes.htm) [or italian (http://www.916-starfighter.de/F-104_AMI_losses.htm)] F104 crashed into ground" (CFIT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controlled_flight_into_terrain))
(...and I thought: "wow, cool!":o:cute:)
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BTW
Takes me back to my youth building Airfix planes and hanging them in my bedroom.IIRC the only model I ever built was a Stork (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fieseler_Fi_156):cute: