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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #930 on: April 09, 2017, 08:10:14 pm »
Thank you PaulMM

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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #931 on: April 21, 2017, 05:48:05 am »
T-50-9 was doing taxiing runs yesterday. In theory that frame was to be "complete" in terms of electronics but very unlikely that is still true. Either way, crossing fingers for -10 and -11 this year too, thus completing the prototypes.
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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #932 on: April 21, 2017, 06:47:06 am »
T-50-9 was doing taxiing runs yesterday. In theory that frame was to be "complete" in terms of electronics but very unlikely that is still true. Either way, crossing fingers for -10 and -11 this year too, thus completing the prototypes.

It will be interesting to see if T-50-9 was indeed carrying a full set of electronics.  If not then we will just have to wait until -10 or -11 to fly.  By the way any word on the progress of FGFA the Indian Air Force T-50 variant?

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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #933 on: April 21, 2017, 09:46:01 am »
Nope.
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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #934 on: April 24, 2017, 07:00:11 am »
T-50-9 has flown. 3 new frames in just under a year.
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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #935 on: April 24, 2017, 08:09:45 am »
T-50-9 has flown. 3 new frames in just under a year.

Good news for Sukhoi.  Now we wait for -10 and -11 to fly, then on to series production.  B)

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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #936 on: April 24, 2017, 03:53:57 pm »
Wasn't there supposed to be a change or modification of the SRAAM bays starting with the "second stage" PAK FA (so T-50-8 onwards)? I don't really see any difference in the pictures, at least in shape. Is it supposed to be an external shape change, internal change, or both?

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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #937 on: May 09, 2017, 10:12:03 am »
Wasn't there supposed to be a change or modification of the SRAAM bays starting with the "second stage" PAK FA (so T-50-8 onwards)? I don't really see any difference in the pictures, at least in shape. Is it supposed to be an external shape change, internal change, or both?

I dont remember where that rumor started from, but since that change has not been seen - it was most likely a false rumor.

First pic of T-50-9, certainly didnt expect this...
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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #938 on: May 12, 2017, 05:40:30 am »
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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #939 on: May 12, 2017, 08:01:08 am »
Very nice! Thanks!

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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #941 on: May 12, 2017, 08:52:21 am »
New tail cone?

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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #942 on: May 12, 2017, 09:22:24 am »
Not any newer than on 056 & 058 ;)

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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #943 on: May 12, 2017, 10:42:50 am »
Yup, along with other things that is standard for Phase 2 frames.
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Re: Sukhoi T-50 Su-50 PAK FA - flight testing and development Part II
« Reply #944 on: May 12, 2017, 11:11:56 am »
Wasn't there supposed to be a change or modification of the SRAAM bays starting with the "second stage" PAK FA (so T-50-8 onwards)? I don't really see any difference in the pictures, at least in shape. Is it supposed to be an external shape change, internal change, or both?

I dont remember where that rumor started from, but since that change has not been seen - it was most likely a false rumor.

First pic of T-50-9, certainly didnt expect this...

And it looks like it didn't change for T-50-9 either. That being said, it's possible that something inside is changed rather than outside.