Started by ysi_maniac, September 16, 2010, 07:20:31 AM
Quote from: Weaver on September 16, 2010, 10:08:02 AMI just got one of the Pegasus XFV-1 Salmons that Colin at Freightdog found.
Quote from: Weaver on September 16, 2010, 10:08:02 AMI just got one of the Pegasus XFV-1 Salmons that Colin at Freightdog found. My immediate thought was to use a set of spare Blue Angels decals on it, but it turns out they're all the wrong shapes and sizes (from an F-11 Tiger). The Blue Angels idea would be pretty funky though: imagine a mass take-off followed by synchronised hovering maneuvers......
Quote from: PR19_Kit on December 01, 2008, 01:39:29 PM The two Osprey squadrons carried on being used in similar fashion for a number of years, although they never again fired their guns in anger. Some carrier deployments were undertaken during the '60s, although the difficulties experienced in hangering the tall fighters were never fully solved. Highlights of this period included the famous '59 Farnborough display when four Ospreys took-off at the same time as four others made an interleaved landing. Ear defenders should have been issued to every spectator!
Quote from: JoeP on September 16, 2010, 07:42:35 PMI proposed the possibility of the Pogo working if given an adjustable angle seat, a window on the bottom of the aircraft for the pilot to see out properly, and a Beartrap-type system to assist in the landing. A flight of them, launched from an escort carrier or aviation cruiser, armed with cannon and Sidewinders, would be enough to defend a convoy from long-range Soviet bombers.
Quote from: Alvis 3.14159 on September 16, 2010, 08:05:07 PMI did a 1/48th pogo with Blue Angel markings, and the ones from the Tiger fit it perfectly!Alvis pi
Quote from: sandiego89 on September 17, 2010, 06:41:26 AMAn engineer had figured that since the controls were all hydraulic, a mixer box could have been plumbed to allow conventional controls when flying horizontally, then switched over when vertical. In the the vertical mode forward stick you go up, back stick down, rudder right- move to the right without roll, etc. Sounded like the improved contols for JSF- only 50 years earlier! Also a thumb wheel on the the throttle would allow for delicate thrust changes.
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