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Klaatu_Nicto #1 Posted Feb 08 2020 - 08:19

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I've spent a lot of hours at RC fields, in the USA, and a very nice one in Al Ain, UAE.  It is extremely rare for an RC plane to have an inflight structural failure.

 

The police car looks like a Brasilian unit.

 

Cool model.  Maybe the weight of so much fuel to feed those 4 real jet engines was too much for the wing to bear. What's odd is that the plane was not pulling high Gs when the wing broke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Klaatu_Nicto #3 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 08:28

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PapioTitan #4 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 20:13

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Thanks for that last Klaatu. It brought back memories of choking on engine exhaust and the hair on the back of my neck standing up as I watched a line of B-52's take off from Barksdale. The fact that they and the 16's are still relevant is amazing. Can't remember the last time I saw a C-5 flying. 

Klaatu_Nicto #5 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 21:16

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Boeing 747 breaks New York to London speed record
https://www.the-sun....rm-record-time/

 

 



Klaatu_Nicto #6 Posted Feb 10 2020 - 10:50

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Klaatu_Nicto #7 Posted Feb 13 2020 - 21:33

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Feb 09 2020 - 17:16, said:

 

Boeing 747 breaks New York to London speed record
https://www.the-sun....rm-record-time/

 

 

Since the Concorde retired in 2003, the Boeing 747 has returned to being the fastest airliner in the world.

 

I flew the -200 & -300 models of the 747, the normal cruise speeds for those is .84 & .85 mach.

 

.85 mach, at a common winter temperature at jet altitudes (-50 degrees C) is about 570 mph.

 

That flight had a tailwind factor of around 255 mph, so it was moving through the air at 570-ish, but across the ground at 825 mph.

 

In my 42 years of professional flying, much of it at jet altitudes, I don't remember having more than about a 200 knot (230 mph) tailwind factor.

 

So 255 mph is quite unusual. 100 to 150 is somewhat common in winter months when the jet stream is most pronounced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Klaatu_Nicto #12 Posted Mar 08 2020 - 00:59

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Last night I rewatched my favorite Airport movie, Airport 1975.

 

My favorite scene.



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