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Got any good Links put them here / Re: F-35 versus Harrie
« Last post by sandiego89 on Today at 03:10:46 pm »
I still think that the Yak-141 could have been saved as an alternative to the F-35. The hot exhaust from both aircraft still seems problematic but that new matting on the new aircraft carriers might be a cure.

IF the desire had been for a simpler, non-stealthy, STOVL aircraft perhaps.  While the 141 may have been potentially impressive performance wise, it would have been largely third generation technology wise, and decidedly non-stealthy.

The lift jets on the 141 are far more troublesome for deck and austere basing options, with very high velocity and hot exhaust causing deck heating and ground erosion concerns.
 

They're certianly not comparable in noise, the Harrier is unpleasant but the F-35B is horrific.  After all it is heavier than an F-4E, and far heavier than an F-105D.
   

Having seen the B up close in STOL mode and on take off, I found it sounds much like a F/A-18 (decibel, and type of sound wise) on take off, and quieter than harrier on short landings. Would not call it horrific.  I have not seen it in true hover. 

The weights of the F-4 and F-105 you quote that show that the F-35 is much bigger than most would imagine, but that does not make it that much worse or noisier.       
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Upcoming events / Re: London Model Engineer Show 2018
« Last post by Nick on Today at 03:06:29 pm »
Nick  is it this one ?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cornwall-42750033/ark-royal-model-started-in-1992-is-ready

in which case just the little on the beeb shows its a cracking job  :thumbsup:

Yep, that's the one! Looks even better up close.

And the Meccano group had a 10ft high model of the Eiffel Tower in the centre. What I really like is their model of Thomas Heatherwicks' bridge over the canal at Paddington. It's a rolling bridge that quite literally folds itself up at one end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIfiRDBOvhg
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Having started 18 days late, then having discovered that the original kit I started with was so nearly unbuildable that I had to re-cast the project into something much more complicated, then having been stalled by real world problems and distracted by internet drama, then having foolishly started on another 'simple' model for another GB elsewhere, I wouldn't have dared to ask for an extension, but I would just like to register how pleased I am that somebody else has... ;)
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I hereby officially request, a two week extension....


At last!

The Combined Moderators will consider the suggestion in committee.  ;D
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But I've yet to see an OFFICIAL request for an extension.........

Wheras, best laid plans seemed so clear
but open the box, and exclaimed O' dear
The paint was dry, the decals curled....

Our intrepid builder, suddenly sensed fear,
The seemingly easy build....turned to tension...
I hereby officially request, a two week extension....

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Will we need planning permission ?


That's for we Moderators to determine..............  ;D ;)
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The Idea Bank / Re: British Leyland Cars -Whiff ideas
« Last post by McColm on Today at 12:20:13 pm »
Thanks for the info Kit. I haven't seen a Marina in plastic yet, but I'll keep looking.
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Will we need planning permission ?
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Coffee machine (says he who had one for a Christmas/Birthday pressie and has yet to master it....)

Kettle, water, instant coffee, mug (or cup for the middle classes)  ??????  :angel:


Yes, that's been my method of choice for zillions of years, but apparently I'm not 'with it' any more and I NEED a machine............  :banghead:

I nearly started riot on Twitter a few weeks ago by responding to a poll (posted by a Yank, of course) asking me to choose between French Press and Percolator with "neither: instant coffee is best. Any slight decrease in flavour is more than made up for by the lack of fuss: cost your time."  :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:


Hehehehe, I'm with you there H!  ;D

My machine makes reasonably good latte coffee, but it takes longer than the kettle to boil and the little tub things end up full of almost boiling water and they leak all over ME when I'm trying to put them in the bin!
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Coffee machine (says he who had one for a Christmas/Birthday pressie and has yet to master it....)

Kettle, water, instant coffee, mug (or cup for the middle classes)  ??????  :angel:


Yes, that's been my method of choice for zillions of years, but apparently I'm not 'with it' any more and I NEED a machine............  :banghead:

I nearly started riot on Twitter a few weeks ago by responding to a poll (posted by a Yank, of course) asking me to choose between French Press and Percolator with "neither: instant coffee is best. Any slight decrease in flavour is more than made up for by the lack of fuss: cost your time."  :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
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