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Offline taiidantomcat

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F-22 Raptor
« on: October 12, 2012, 06:37:48 AM »


Believe it or not it isn't photoshopped! ...But it is still a tad deceptive. The F-22 was masked, the masks painted, and then decals added. Pics taken and then the masks were removed so it lasted less than 72 hours, and I don't believe it was ever flown.

It does make me happy to be a What If modeler though. I can't imagine that something so simple and temporary being the highlight of an F-22 model  ;D

OTOH, Its amazing how some color improves the F-22s looks. If these things wore some color more often they would be downright lovable :-*
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Offline finsrin

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 12:58:43 PM »
DANG.....    Soooooo.....  Nice it is.
Build more probably gunna need um....

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 11:09:59 PM »


More fun with colors, gunship gray look
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 03:53:28 AM »
Nice find.  What is written on the nose of the blue nosed one?
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 03:55:25 AM »
Can't make it out, but "CRIPES A'MIGHTY" is my guess.



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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 04:18:16 AM »
Winnie-the-Pooh: "I wonder if you’ve got such a thing as a balloon about you?"

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 04:48:24 AM »
Thanks guys.
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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 06:44:41 PM »
Thought this might interest some here:


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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 08:21:10 PM »
^ Whoa! After seeing this pic I think I won't bother filling the wing/fuselage join on any Raptor I might build.  :icon_surprised:
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 08:23:36 PM »
I'm surprised.  No one has mentioned the drop tanks.  Rarely seen apparently mainly used in Alaska.

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2012, 11:15:38 AM »
One of the more interesting F-22 variations would be the X-44 without vertical surfaces and with fully three-dimensional vectoring nozzles.

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012, 08:27:20 AM »
For those learned on AVPRO Concepts, I sourced this from a corresponding thread in secretprojects.

I wonder, is this a concept for a supermaneuverable exhaust-assited airplane, or a VTOL one?

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012, 04:01:13 PM »
I have the Avpro CDs somewhere.  Give me a chance to dig them out and I will give you the details.
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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: F-22 Raptor
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2013, 02:47:04 AM »
Hmmm...that last one could be doable.
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2013, 02:48:08 AM »
I have the Avpro CDs somewhere.  Give me a chance to dig them out and I will give you the details.

Doh!!!  I forgot about this.  Remind me at the end of the week and I will get on to it...when I am back home.
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2013, 06:53:56 AM »
I have the Avpro CDs somewhere.  Give me a chance to dig them out and I will give you the details.

Doh!!!  I forgot about this.  Remind me at the end of the week and I will get on to it...when I am back home.

Double-Doh and face palm!!! I also forgot entirely about it, Greg!!. Must be I've had a severe prolonged senior moment.... ;D
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2013, 04:25:17 PM »
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2013, 02:59:11 AM »
For those learned on AVPRO Concepts, I sourced this from a corresponding thread in secretprojects.

I wonder, is this a concept for a supermaneuverable exhaust-assited airplane, or a VTOL one?

Just looked up the AVPRO CDs and there is nothing.  My guess upon looking at the image is that it was supposed to be a super-maneuverable exhaust-assisted aircraft.  Basically by using directed thrust from these remote 'ports' you could have all sorts of wild capability.  In fact you could probably do away with conventional control surfaces...at the cost of massive internal piping/ducting + over capacity engine (probably) and all sorts of other effects.  Either way, if you were going to use this concept you wouldn't do so on a conventional airframe such as the F-22 (of if you did, you would at least do away with the tail empennage.  One must remember that most of the AVPRO pictures were just that:  pretty pictures with little if any actual engineering behind them.
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2013, 08:22:46 AM »
Great photos by NormanL (from AMI Forum) from Avalon 2013:


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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2013, 09:56:49 AM »
so... is that the pilots oxygen leaking in the first photo! ;D ;D
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2013, 02:36:01 PM »
 ;D
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2013, 07:42:38 PM »
Just looked up the AVPRO CDs and there is nothing.  My guess upon looking at the image is that it was supposed to be a super-maneuverable exhaust-assisted aircraft.  Basically by using directed thrust from these remote 'ports' you could have all sorts of wild capability.  In fact you could probably do away with conventional control surfaces...at the cost of massive internal piping/ducting + over capacity engine (probably) and all sorts of other effects.  Either way, if you were going to use this concept you wouldn't do so on a conventional airframe such as the F-22 (of if you did, you would at least do away with the tail empennage.  One must remember that most of the AVPRO pictures were just that:  pretty pictures with little if any actual engineering behind them.

Thanks, Greg! That's pretty much what I was thinking. But would be nice IF it was feasible to have a reaction control like that on the nose of one X-29 VFC (Vortex Flow Control) I think it was named, which provided a means of controlability through nose-mounted jet nozzles IIRC at high AoA and when control surfaces were out of their authority envelope. Short form: I'm entertaining the idea of a naval F-22 with reaction controls to help assist on arrested landings.

so... is that the pilots oxygen leaking in the first photo! ;D ;D

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Re: F-22 Raptor
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Re: F-22 Raptor
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