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Old 11-25-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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Here's couple of picture of the 2nd largest airplane in the world, the C5 Galaxy. The very largest plane is a russian built plane; don't know the name of it... (Feel free to add your own pictures of airplanes that you like)


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That must be the very biggest, the one I didn't know the name of...

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Old 11-26-2006, 10:31 AM   #4
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I beleive your right Fading Away. It is the, ANTONOV-225 MRIYA in Russia. Count the wheels on that thing. It's kind of difficult to beleive that it can go up and stay there. :D

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Old 11-26-2006, 02:29 PM   #5
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As published on page B10 on November 25, 2006

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A mechanic pretends to lift the engine of an Airbus A380 at Pudong International Airport yesterday in Shanghai, China. The 555-seat super-jumbo airliner was in Shanghai on a test flight.


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Old 11-27-2006, 11:22 AM   #6
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Canada's contribution to the aviation world.



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Old 11-27-2006, 12:53 PM   #7
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OK class, who tell tell us what's happening here????



Any guesses??
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:46 PM   #8
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Peter,

The aircraft above seems to be travelling just at the speed of approximately 770 mph or a multiple of it (epending on altitude, air temperature and a few other variables.

ie. Photo taken at the moment the aircraft is breaking the sound barrier. Either that or one of the engines just ingested a high flying Canadian Goose!

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Old 11-27-2006, 01:49 PM   #9
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He's either spinning, or it's trick photography...lol :D

I dont know, have you got the answer Pete?

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Click on the image to visit their web site.

Full disclaimer: I do their web site, and John is their CIO. But I think the planes are beautiful, and obviously quite distinctive. The turboprop is an inline twin (also called push/pull) and is FAA certified and being delivered to customers. The jet is undergoing FAA testing.
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:33 PM   #11
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Well, now that's different!!! how much would one of these babies cost me???
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:57 PM   #12
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Government Stupidity at work again!
(The CF-105 AVRO ARROW's demise)

In the late 1950's Canada developed a 'state of the art' interceptor jet aircraft which, I boastfully state, was miles ahead of any aircraft built by any country at that time. It was probably one of the first aircraft which had features controled by computer (yes, 1958!) Every feature of it was unique!



Prime minister Diefenbacher's short sighted government suddenly cancelled this incredible project and had all the completed planes cut up and scrapped with the blue prints destroyed.
Some claim cost overruns, some say the launch of the Russian Sputnik satellite would make future wars 'space based' with all planes obsolite. Others claim that there were pressures from outside countries (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) that diplomatically forced Canada to destroy the project completely so that it wouldn't fall into the wrong hands.

Our loss was the U.S.'s gain as most of A.V. Rowe's (AVRO) engineers found employment with NASA and were instrumental in putting a man on the moon.

Check out

www.rcaf.com/aircraft/fighters/arrow/index.php

A wonderful movie by the name 'The Arrow' is available on DVD and stars Dan Aykroyd amongst others.

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Quote:
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Well, now that's different!!! how much would one of these babies cost me???
Yes, they are neat looking, aren't they?

The A500 is $1.2 million (base price). It can carry up to 6 people including the pilot; a good company plane, or family plane for a family that can afford it (no, not mine either). Its range, with 6 people is 431 nautical miles (with only 2 people, it's actually up at just over 1000nm).

The A700 starts at $2.25 million. It can carry up to 8 people, including pilot, in the "air taxi" configuration; 7 with a lav. It is one of the "very light jets" that you have probably read about. Its range is 314nm with 8 people; 591nm with 6; and 1021nm with just 2. As a jet, it is faster, of course.

There are nice range maps on the the web site if you are interested.

The turboprop is a twin with the flying characteristics of a single engine plane because of the inline configuration. You don't even feel it if one engine is shut off. That makes it much easier for someone to move up to it from a single engine plane, as there are not all the extra challenges of flying a conventional twin, nor the increased difficulty of flying it if one engine fails.

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PS: The A500 "starred in" the Miami Vice movie.
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:52 PM   #14
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Gordon Lightfoot should get him one of those. :D
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Another unique aircraft is the Beech Starship.

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This one is at the beach!


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Old 11-28-2006, 09:32 AM   #17
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how about this shot???

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Old 11-28-2006, 01:16 PM   #18
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I choke up every time I see some movie or photographs with the twin towers intact and reaching proudly skyward as in Peter Bro10's post.

The aviation photos below may mot be spectacular but I, as a Canadian, never experienced a prouder moment. On 9/11 Newfoundland's Gander Airport suddenly found itself host to scores of planes from many nations, diverted by the closure of American air space.

This poorest of the Canadian Provinces did not hesitate to open it's doors and hearts to warmly greet and house a multitude of people, many, many of them Americans. From cell phones to warm beds to something as simple as toothbrushes. All was readied for the arriving guests, and at little or no cost!

Gander Airport, Newfoundland ... September 12, 2001 ... Population of Gander, 9,600 ... 38 planes at this particular location ... 6,500 unexpected guests (this stat differs somewhat from that on the photo below)















Too bad this spirit could not be shared by all nations and by all peoples. Residents of Canada's east coast are extrordinary people and should be recognized as such. They continue to amaze me!

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Old 11-30-2006, 04:06 PM   #19
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Quote:
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Government Stupidity at work again!
(The CF-105 AVRO ARROW's demise)




In an earlier topic a son of Orillia esposed the Avro Arrow at:-
http://www.corfid.com/ubb/ultimatebb...=001708#000005
the "cromulent chipster" Kyle Schmidt is so enamoured of the Arrow that he has a fine site in homage to it at:-

Click the picture for Kyle's site
In my posting to the topic as linked above I had featured an uncannily superficially very similar UK aircraft that was also cancelled for almost identical and spurious political/trade reasons the TSR2


I had meant to reply to this topic much earlier as befits a one time student of Aeronautical Enginering.
Yes Yuri
40 odd years ago I could say that three years previously I "could not spell engeneer and now I are one"!!
I have received the splendid US magazine Aviation Week every week since the mid 60's and my very favourite aircraft is this one

The unique Lockheed SR71C Blackbird at rest in the Hills AFB Aircraft Museum 30 miles North of Salt Lake City Utah in October 2005
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:16 PM   #20
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I too fell in love with the SR71 Blackbird!!

I have heard that when filled with aviation fuel, it actually leaks through the metal skin of the plane. Only when it reaches it's supersonic speeds, does the fuselage heat up from friction with the air and expand to close the gaps.

Any truth to this seemingly far-fetched tale? As an engeneer perhaps you could comment on this?
(and I thought engeneers just drove trains!

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A present for all the terrorists of the world.



Merry Christmas to all others, my peace, yet freedom loving friends, regardless of your religious denomination.

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I too fell in love with the SR71 Blackbird!!

I have heard that when filled with aviation fuel, it actually leaks through the metal skin of the plane. Any truth to this seemingly far-fetched tale? As an engeneer perhaps you could comment on this?
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Very good question Yuri.
My souvenir of that visit to
Hills AFB Aircraft Museum
Purchased in their well-stocked shop
was a beautifully illustrated 80 page book:-
“Walk Around SR71 Blackbird”
and one photo answers your very good
question Yuri

the caption alongside says:-
You think you might have a fuel leak? Just look at
the floor of this hangar. During peacetime operations,
the SR-71 was usually fueled up with 40,000
pounds (18,144 KG) of non-flammable JP-7. All
Blackbirds leak what Is the equivalent of having a
standard garden hose running at a good clip atop of
each wing. During wartime operations, the SR-71A
was typically filled with 60,000 pounds (27,216 KG) of
fuel. Once the Blackbird taxied out of its hangar with this
much fuel, there would be as much as three Inches
(7.6 CM) of fuel on the floor! From the time the
engines were started until takeoff, the Blackbird
will leak or consume approximately 5000 pounds
(2268 KG) of JP-7.
(Lockheed via Tom Pugh)
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I too have a special place in my mind's eye for the blackbird. It was on the drawing board in a very good year, 1954 (the year I was born). Others may have pinups of major hotties, but I have posters of the SR71 on my bedroom wall! It's kinda nice to know that something as old as us hasn't really had a resonable replacement yet!! LOL
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Thanks for the explaination John. The fuel issue seemed rather far-fetched yet logical too.

As for 'Bittergreen', I too was born in 1954. Good vintage! Did it really take 12 years to get the SR-71 from drafting table, to prototype, to finally see service? I believe it officially was releaced for service in 1966.



Just look at the beautiful curves on Lady Blackbird! Even with her incontinence problem, this 40 year old remains a "Hottie" in my eyes!

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Just discovered this thread, it's incredible, as my son starts college next fall--for Aviation! Wow! I'll have to hook him up with you people, or see if I can figure out a way for him to visit this site without discovering my identity. Hmm...
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