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« Reply #3175 on: December 01, 2019, 07:27:24 AM »
Those flaps above the intakes appear to be operating opposite of what I would expect. Very strange.

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Leading-edge vortex controller (LEVCON) systems are a continuation of leading-edge root extension (LERX) technology, but with actuation that allows the leading edge vortices to be modified without adjusting the aircraft's attitude [4]. Otherwise they operate on the same principles as the LERX system to create lift augmenting leading edge vortices during high angle of attack flight.

This system has been incorporated in the Russian Sukhoi Su-57 and Indian HAL LCA Navy [5].
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« Reply #3176 on: December 01, 2019, 04:50:35 PM »
That LCA Tejas prototype is one cool looking bird. CATOBAR as well  8) 8) 8) 8)
Kinda looks like a Mirage 2000, Rafael or SAAB Gripen all rolled into one cool beastie  8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #3177 on: December 02, 2019, 01:40:37 AM »
I have mixed feelings about the Tejas.  I do however wish there was a model kit available.
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« Reply #3178 on: December 02, 2019, 09:33:21 PM »
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« Reply #3179 on: December 02, 2019, 09:44:36 PM »
Not the best resolution but still very inspiring. Space walk December 2, 2019.

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« Reply #3180 on: December 03, 2019, 04:10:14 AM »
Would that redone be for an APS20?

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« Reply #3181 on: December 03, 2019, 04:20:42 AM »
I have mixed feelings about the Tejas.  I do however wish there was a model kit available.
I've seen one in 1/144.  I believe that mtcc75 on Ebay from Australia carries it.  Yes, see https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-144-Modern-Fighter-ADA-Tejas-Light-Combat-Aircraft-India-Triple-Nuts/122768972176?hash=item1c9599d990:g:RWIAAOSwQwBZjaYx

If you have the money and want a diecast: https://www.ebay.com/itm/India-Tejas-MK2-fighter-1-144-diecast-model/143422584674?hash=item2164a6f762:g:qxcAAOSwbI9dsx0G
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« Reply #3182 on: December 04, 2019, 01:59:00 AM »
!n 1/144 we are talking about something only about 92mm long.   That's more of a missile size...no thanks.
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« Reply #3183 on: December 04, 2019, 05:46:06 AM »


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« Reply #3184 on: December 04, 2019, 09:27:30 AM »


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« Reply #3185 on: December 04, 2019, 06:20:04 PM »
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« Reply #3186 on: December 04, 2019, 07:35:49 PM »








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« Reply #3187 on: December 05, 2019, 01:07:13 AM »


RCAF CH-147F Chinooks
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« Reply #3188 on: December 05, 2019, 02:11:50 AM »
Seeing HMS QE.II and PofW together like that, has to be an impressive sight --

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« Reply #3189 on: December 05, 2019, 05:50:50 AM »
For sure. I'm surprised no one posted any drone photos.
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« Reply #3190 on: December 05, 2019, 06:38:54 AM »
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« Reply #3191 on: December 05, 2019, 05:59:56 PM »
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« Reply #3192 on: December 05, 2019, 08:25:35 PM »


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« Reply #3193 on: December 05, 2019, 10:29:34 PM »
That's a very interesting Harrier photo Carl   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I'm still trying to work out what that F-35B is doing, it appears to be doing a vertical take-off or landing, but then also appears to be flying perpendicular to the ground, going upwards ---  Or is it VIFF-ing
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« Reply #3194 on: December 05, 2019, 11:24:40 PM »
That's a very interesting Harrier photo Carl   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I'm still trying to work out what that F-35B is doing, it appears to be doing a vertical take-off or landing, but then also appears to be flying perpendicular to the ground, going upwards ---  Or is it VIFF-ing

I am just as curious as you are on what maneuver the F-35 is doing.
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« Reply #3195 on: December 05, 2019, 11:24:52 PM »
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« Reply #3196 on: December 06, 2019, 11:08:10 PM »
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« Reply #3197 on: December 06, 2019, 11:21:13 PM »
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« Reply #3198 on: December 06, 2019, 11:31:45 PM »
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« Reply #3199 on: December 07, 2019, 02:33:31 AM »


Funnily enough, this one makes me think of an aerial refuelling version of the B-17 or B-24 refuelling P-47s on-route to bomb Germany.  Maybe a KC-109 (given the C-109 was a dedicated fuel transport version of the B-24).   Hmmm...interesting diorama in mind... ;)
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