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Aircraft designers gone wild

#1  Postby Macdoc » May 13, 2017 11:10 pm

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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild ...Heavy lifters

#2  Postby DavidMcC » May 16, 2017 6:44 pm

A few years ago, the record for heavy lifting aircraft was held by the Antonov 225:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYF6fYteIq8
Note that it has 6 engines, not 4.
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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild ...Heavy lifters

#3  Postby Macdoc » Jul 22, 2017 4:25 am

Russians coming up with some serious hardware. Insanely agile.

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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild ...Heavy lifters

#4  Postby Calilasseia » Jul 22, 2017 8:36 pm

That Su-35 makes the fictional Firefox from the Clint Eastwood movie look Mesozoic in comparison ...
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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild ...Heavy lifters

#5  Postby The_Metatron » Jul 22, 2017 10:10 pm

Calilasseia wrote:That Su-35 makes the fictional Firefox from the Clint Eastwood movie look Mesozoic in comparison ...

It's a beautiful ship.
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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild ...Heavy lifters

#6  Postby The_Metatron » Jul 22, 2017 10:24 pm

Have any of you made it to McMinnville, Oregon to have a look at Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose? It's amazing enough that men can build such things today, but to have done it over sixty years ago under war materiel restrictions is more so.

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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild ...Heavy lifters

#7  Postby Macdoc » Jul 22, 2017 10:52 pm

I saw it at Los Angeles when the Queen Elizabeth I was docked there.

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Very much a worthwhile trip for anyone...from the Wright Flyer to the to the Enola Gay

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to the Blackbird.....

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and dozens more .....just a delight.
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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild ...Heavy lifters

#8  Postby crank » Jul 22, 2017 10:55 pm

When did they move The Spruce Goose?
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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild ...Heavy lifters

#9  Postby The_Metatron » Jul 22, 2017 11:16 pm

crank wrote:When did they move The Spruce Goose?

I made that trip in the summer of 2015. I didn't note when they got it.


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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild ...Heavy lifters

#10  Postby Macdoc » Jul 22, 2017 11:20 pm

Here you go
http://framework.latimes.com/2013/09/28 ... -again/#/0

and it was the Queen Mary it was paired up with.

Yikes ....stumbled on this...

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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild ...Heavy lifters

#11  Postby DavidMcC » Jul 24, 2017 10:51 am

I see you've diversified the thread away from heavy-lifting, Macdoc. Can you therefore delete the last two words from the title?
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#12  Postby Macdoc » Jul 24, 2017 6:01 pm

I cannot - for the thread title.
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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild ...Heavy lifters

#13  Postby The_Metatron » Jul 24, 2017 7:52 pm

Articulate your needs.


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#14  Postby Macdoc » Jul 24, 2017 7:56 pm

Just remove Heavy Lifters from the title of the OP
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#15  Postby The_Metatron » Jul 24, 2017 8:28 pm

Done.


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#16  Postby Macdoc » Jul 24, 2017 8:47 pm

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Re: Aircraft designers gone wild

#17  Postby Calilasseia » Aug 27, 2017 2:42 pm

Meanwhile ... what's the shortest distance within which you can land a fixed wing aircraft, without any special modifications of the sort you see on a V-22 Osprey?

Try this guy ... who landed a standard looking light aircraft in just 10 feet 5 inches ...



He also managed to take off in less than 15 feet.

Though I gather the planes that take part in this very unusual competition don't fly very fast once they're airborne ...
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#18  Postby Macdoc » Aug 27, 2017 5:17 pm

I've seen a sailplane land vertically from 10' with zero forward momentum...if the wind is strong enough ...anything can land and take off in a very short space.

There is a lift versus drag formula that is not friendly to forward motion unless you have a 747 with barn door sized flaps.
How they fly so slow still astonishing to me
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#19  Postby Manticore » Aug 27, 2017 7:05 pm

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