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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2009, 10:12:05 am »
Perhaps...just perhaps, could it be that maybe they want to test a battlefield radar? Maybe using adapted B-2 gear. It's just my two cents worth, here. Hey, BAe had a mini-AWACS version of it's proposed SABA battlefield jet as seen in BRITISH SECRET PROJECTS: HYPERSONICS.

Maybe the Army over here is thinking the same thing.

Then again, maybe it's just a simple testbed for radars.

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2009, 10:15:10 am »
Turbofan Killer Bee: Rutan ARES "Mudfighter" for U.S. Army Close Air Support  B)
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2009, 11:20:24 am »
Awesome video. Is that me or does the aircraft's nose get thrown around a bit from the recoil? You'd think you'd be limited to short bursts if that were the case. Does anyone have any more info on this?
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2009, 12:23:57 pm »
Its sad they U.S. Army has not taken ARES

it had be nasty littel devil on battlefields  ;D
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2009, 12:33:28 pm »
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Its sad they U.S. Army has not taken ARES

problem is the USAF won't let them take the mission, but USAF don't want the mission themselves...

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2009, 01:45:09 am »
Awesome video. Is that me or does the aircraft's nose get thrown around a bit from the recoil? You'd think you'd be limited to short bursts if that were the case. Does anyone have any more info on this?

Obviously too much recoil, not enough thrust and definitely not enough weight.  Rutan has obviously made a compromise and the result is a weapon system which might not be quite what its proponents claim.

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2011, 01:07:52 am »
Scaled Composites ARES 151 jet in a new low-vis flat grey paint job, slightly modified (more rounded) lines and and a few more (new?) antennae.
Link: http://deepbluehorizon.blogspot.com/2011/12/rare-scaled-composites-ares-151-jet.html
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2011, 03:19:08 am »
Scaled Composites ARES 151 jet in a new low-vis flat grey paint job, slightly modified (more rounded) lines and and a few more (new?) antennae.
Link: http://deepbluehorizon.blogspot.com/2011/12/rare-scaled-composites-ares-151-jet.html

Fantastic!! Aircraft like Rutan's Ares and Catbird were so advanced that you can simply take them from the shelf and make them fly again and they're still as cutting edge as when they came out!

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2011, 12:28:06 pm »
Scaled Composites ARES 151 jet in a new low-vis flat grey paint job, slightly modified (more rounded) lines and and a few more (new?) antennae.
Link: http://deepbluehorizon.blogspot.com/2011/12/rare-scaled-composites-ares-151-jet.html

Um... the same US Navy that tested the Turcano?  ARES is probably fairly easy to build, uses a widely available engine and does not have any of those sooo 20th Century props.  Wonder if there is any interest in the concept again.
 
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2011, 03:19:58 pm »
Could this "resurrection" of the ARES have anything to do with the following?
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,7555.msg134847.html#msg134847

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2011, 03:57:50 pm »
Looks great in that scheme.

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2011, 06:04:58 pm »
A less exciting but more probable course of action if it is indeed going to Pax River is that the Navy Test Pilot School may be renting the aircraft to allow students and instructors to try out an aircraft with some very nice flying qualities.  It is my understanding they do barrow varied aircraft now and again to make things a bit more interesting.
 
Update:  Super Turcano won the USAF competition so unless the USN has continued its own effort, my hypothesis above seems on firmer ground.
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2012, 06:13:59 am »
Does anyone know of a walkaround series of photos for this aircraft? Or even a cockpit shot?

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2012, 09:11:44 am »
Hi all! Will interesting model of this aircraft in 1:72 cast resin?

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2012, 09:38:06 am »
Splendid model! Is it custom-made or to be released by a model company soon?