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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by TomcatViP on Today at 05:33:47 pm »
The hand sign interface is remarkably clever. I see it as a breakthrough in this field. As I have somewhat experimented some years ago hand sign recognition to controll a swarm of drones in real time, I still think that their way of doing it is brilliant. Let's hope that they will share more of it soon.


Last but not least, those that want to see this as a fake mockup, a soon to be popular internet jocke or are taking this display as a derision are only delusional to themselves: a lot of work, time and money (across various succeeding administrations obviously) went behind this Tempest fury. A remarkable sign of continuity.
Any UK foreigner should be humble watching this scene of transparency with so much being shared so openly with the British public. We don't see this happening often in Europe lately.
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Aerospace / Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Last post by TomcatViP on Today at 05:03:36 pm »
Fantastic design. Jaw dropping agility.
For those afraid of the ship rolling over, you have to understand that for this happening, the force would have to fight both the counterweight under the ship and pushes the water against the immersed part of the hull. Water having a density of 1000kg/m3, it's a lot of pressure to put (without pulling thought the net). And the net is ensuring a smooth impact while distributing the load among the pillars.
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Aerospace / Re: UK Spaceport
« Last post by TomcatViP on Today at 04:32:25 pm »
9 eng and electric pumps make a lot of complexities for 150kg in orbit.
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by kcran567 on Today at 04:09:23 pm »
Overall size of the Aircraft looks very smallish, T-38 sized.

 Is the mockup 1:1 or 85%
Intakes on the mock-up look very small also, and the exhaust nozzles look very small.

Any indicators of features of nozzle design? looks like just a square opening. Subsonic?? no visible after-burning nozzles.

Looks like subsonic design for greatly reduced IR? Looks IR stealthy.
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by robunos on Today at 02:11:18 pm »
Well as I was the one who mentioned the Iranians . . .
I was replying, in a tongue-in-cheek fashion, to Sienar's post, that mentioned  an 'oversized cockpit'. I immediately thought of the Quaher-313 mockup, with it's obviously 'undersized' cockpit. It was merely an attempt at whimsy . . .     :-X


cheers,
             Robin.
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by galgot on Today at 01:53:39 pm »
Because the Iranians with their mockup have ridiculed the all mockup idea. A mockup is already a fake thing , they managed to make it so bad that every fighter mockup made after the holy Qaher-313 , people immediately think "oh yeah ! Like that iranian stuff" .
Making a fighter mockup now is a bad pr move . It just look "iranian" now…
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by FighterJock on Today at 12:52:39 pm »
Without for a minute saying the mock-up/artwork is representative of a production standard aircraft, I wonder why people keep referencing the Iranian fiasco-jet?

Too true mrmalaya,  I have grown tired of seeing this plane now,  let this be the last time we ever see this monstrosity ever again on this fine forum.
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by mrmalaya on Today at 11:36:53 am »
Without for a minute saying the mock-up/artwork is representative of a production standard aircraft, I wonder why people keep referencing the Iranian fiasco-jet?
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