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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2020, 10:30:45 pm »
Man I love this....so I'm back.    OK, check this out.. I was thinking.... maybe another couple of "non specific" tasks.  So..  HAPPY ~also~ could be used for higher and better intercepts to follow a Shuttle on re-entry before handing that duty off to T-38's and what-not at lower altitudes and speed. If anything could hang with a super-sonic shuttle, it's a 25!   :mellow:  It's not like it could follow it the whole way but perhaps be around for critical times and at least provide more close-up data collection.

Or..... get real crazy and have a chase plane that trails the shuttle after launch??   ;D ;D    It could keep up for a pretty decent period of time, perhaps, snapping photos for later analysis.  ;D ;D

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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2020, 05:07:25 am »
Thanks Brad C.
I have thought that maybe NASA, loving the 25s so much, procured some MiG 31s at a later date.
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2020, 10:44:21 am »
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2020, 02:01:49 am »
Thanks mate.
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2020, 04:39:13 am »
I'm not a fan of the Mig-25/31 design but that does look sleek in that scheme. Very good idea on those exhausts!  :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2020, 05:08:53 am »
I wasn't that keen on them myself DFZ until I saw pics with people sitting in the jet pipes and realised just how large they are.  It's like someone scaled a "normal" sized jet fighter up by 25%.
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2020, 06:28:16 am »
The Russians do tend to do everything on the LARGE size.............  ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2020, 06:29:46 am »
Nice build ! Looks great in those colours. Would be so fun to watch one of those beasts do her thing. Great pic of the guys in the exhaust nozzles.....looks like they could sell them off as 'man caves' like the MoD did with the old Sea Kings !
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2020, 04:46:16 am »
Thanks Cap'n.
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2020, 08:33:22 am »
I wasn't that keen on them myself DFZ until I saw pics with people sitting in the jet pipes and realised just how large they are.  It's like someone scaled a "normal" sized jet fighter up by 25%.

Well, it is an impressive machine, no doubt. In some ways i see it as a "fat" F-15 and your comparison pic can easily show why... ;D
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2020, 02:02:58 pm »
Nice work on that - cool backstory and as others have said, a nice, clean paintjob.  :thumbsup:

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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2020, 06:29:13 pm »
Nice idea and brilliant execution!  :thumbsup:

Well, it is an impressive machine, no doubt. In some ways i see it as a "fat" F-15 and your comparison pic can easily show why... ;D

Sacrilege! The Foxbat isn't fat. Just a different approach to bodybuilding. The MiG is a strongman/powerlifter, the F-15 does Crossfit.   :wacko:
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2020, 06:53:04 pm »
Nice idea and brilliant execution!  :thumbsup:

Well, it is an impressive machine, no doubt. In some ways i see it as a "fat" F-15 and your comparison pic can easily show why... ;D

Sacrilege! The Foxbat isn't fat. Just a different approach to bodybuilding. The MiG is a strongman/powerlifter, the F-15 does Crossfit.   :wacko:

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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2020, 10:58:14 am »
Nice idea and brilliant execution!  :thumbsup:

Well, it is an impressive machine, no doubt. In some ways i see it as a "fat" F-15 and your comparison pic can easily show why... ;D

Sacrilege! The Foxbat isn't fat. Just a different approach to bodybuilding. The MiG is a strongman/powerlifter, the F-15 does Crossfit.   :wacko:

"She's just Big-Boned..."

Ok, ok... let's just call her "round around the edges"...  :angel:
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2020, 01:13:38 pm »
Nice idea and brilliant execution!  :thumbsup:

Well, it is an impressive machine, no doubt. In some ways i see it as a "fat" F-15 and your comparison pic can easily show why... ;D

Sacrilege! The Foxbat isn't fat. Just a different approach to bodybuilding. The MiG is a strongman/powerlifter, the F-15 does Crossfit.   :wacko:

"She's just Big-Boned..."

Ok, ok... let's just call her "round around the edges"...  :angel:

 ;D :thumbsup: