Author Topic: Florennes Airshow 2012  (Read 1962 times)

Offline nils

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Florennes Airshow 2012
« on: June 25, 2012, 03:17:06 AM »
Yesterday, me and some friends went to visit the Florennes Airshow in the walloons.
dispite the huge crowd, we managed to get a good spot near the taxyway, witch resulted in some very nice pictures.

here is just a glimps of what i saw, the rest of the pictures can be found on my website  8)

part 1:

part 2:

on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft

Offline RussC

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Re: Florennes Airshow 2012
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 06:03:07 PM »
Interesting pics' Thanks. Wow, some heavy weathering on the Greek 16' and was amazed that anyone still flies the Su-22/23's in a modern AF.

Offline Scooterman

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Re: Florennes Airshow 2012
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 09:24:26 PM »
That heavy weathering might be Have Glass.  The finish has almost a rought texture to it, getting very grimy quickly.

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Have Glass consists of two efforts to reduce the RCS. Have Glass I adds an indium-tin-oxide layer to the gold tinted cockpit canopy. This is reflective to radar frequencies but actually reduces the plane's visibility to radar. An ordinary canopy would let radar signals straight through where they would strike the many edges and corners inside and bounce back strongly to the source, the reflective layer dissipates these signals instead. Have Glass II includes the Pacer Mud radar signature reduction and the Pacer Gem infrared signature reduction. Pacer Mud applies RAM coating to the forward and side facing areas of the F-16. These materials comprise ferromagnetic particles, embedded in a high-dielectric-constant polymer base. The dielectric material slows down the wave and the ferromagnetic particles absorb the energy. These coatings are also designed in a way that the small reflection from the front face of the absorber is cancelled by a residual reflection from the structure beneath it. For the application of this paint robots will be used, like the CASPER (Computer Aided Spray Paint Expelling Robot) system used for F-22 and the Have Glass II program used for painting 1,700 F-16s with RAM. Robots are essential because they can reach confined areas, as the inlet ducts, and can work without stepping on the aircraft. Pacer Mud processed aircraft can be recognised by their metallic like and shiny paintwork.

« Last Edit: June 25, 2012, 09:26:19 PM by Scooterman »

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Re: Florennes Airshow 2012
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 11:11:54 PM »
Great pics Nils! Thanks for sharing, looks like it was a good time. :)
Jeff G.