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Modelling Forum / Re: 3D printing
« Last post by riggerrob on Today at 06:16:19 pm »
Yes, merely e-mailing print files to a local fab shop is the future. 3D printers are still too fussy for casual home users.

Sellers of CNC plywood boat kits are currently reluctant to e-mail out cutting files until copyright law catches up to tooling. They are afraid that a customer will buy cut files (and a licence to build one) then re-sell them to hundreds of black market customers.

I can foresee a future where you bring your favourite garden gnome - to your local UPS Store - for scanning. Tomorrow your distant aunt receives an exact copy printed in any one of dozens of stock colours. For an additional fee, UPS will “fix” cracks and faded paint on the printed copy.
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Aerospace / Re: B-52 "Arsenal Plane"
« Last post by bobbymike on Today at 05:58:41 pm »
A nice sized hypersonic missile with a big BGV on the front end............hopefully  ;D

That would be a total waste of money to develop a hypersonic weapon that could only be carried by the buff. After all, the missile will outlive the airplane.... And then what do you do with a missile and no platform to carry it? Unless a single copy will fit inside the weapons bay(s) of the Raider. But then we can rule that out as they are not fitting it inside the buff weapons bays. Its logically just a large unpowered conventional bomb. Which of course means its a weapon for conflicts like Afghanistan, in which a large unstealthy platform can overfly the target. All in all a waste of money and not very exciting. The buffs time is coming up and why waste resources developing expensive specialized missiles for it that only IT can carry? Then you have to develop another platform for the missile once there are no more buffs.
With re-engining isn’t the B-52 possibly around past 2040? Having a weapon for 20+ years isn’t useful?
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Aerospace / Re: B-52 "Arsenal Plane"
« Last post by Airplane on Today at 05:52:19 pm »
A nice sized hypersonic missile with a big BGV on the front end............hopefully  ;D

That would be a total waste of money to develop a hypersonic weapon that could only be carried by the buff. After all, the missile will outlive the airplane.... And then what do you do with a missile and no platform to carry it? Unless a single copy will fit inside the weapons bay(s) of the Raider. But then we can rule that out as they are not fitting it inside the buff weapons bays. Its logically just a large unpowered conventional bomb. Which of course means its a weapon for conflicts like Afghanistan, in which a large unstealthy platform can overfly the target. All in all a waste of money and not very exciting. The buffs time is coming up and why waste resources developing expensive specialized missiles for it that only IT can carry? Then you have to develop another platform for the missile once there are no more buffs.
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Designation Systems / Re: Kaman K-... list
« Last post by Pioneer on Today at 04:30:18 pm »
Just stmbled across this - the Kaman K-700

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Proposed rescue helicopter for USAF based on K-1125 with two PT6A turboshafts, streamlined fuselage and large tail fin. Not built.

Intended as the ultimate H-43 design, the K-700's power would be derived from twin T-400-CP-400 turbo engines driv-ing the familiar intermeshing rotor blades. A stretched fuse-lage of nearly 12.5m would accommodate 14 passengers. Somewhat similar to the earlier proposed Huskie III, the K-700 was to have wheel landing gear, a "Vee" bullet-resistant windshield, self-sealing fuel tanks, provisions for external or internal auxiliary tanks, and an awesome array of armament, putting it on equal footing with contemporary gunships.

(Source: http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/kaman_k-700.php)

IMO the tail boom and fin look very flimsy for a combat exposed helicopter!

Regards
Pioneer
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Aerospace / Re: B-52 "Arsenal Plane"
« Last post by seruriermarshal on Today at 03:48:36 pm »
I think US military have got a number hypersonic weapons , maybe they hide in other plans .
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Aerospace / Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Last post by TomcatViP on Today at 03:36:30 pm »
Sorry cat, that was my Robotic self but speaking about robotic, we are no taking about any hardware here (your link) ;)
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Aerospace / Re: B-52 "Arsenal Plane"
« Last post by bobbymike on Today at 03:24:55 pm »
A nice sized hypersonic missile with a big BGV on the front end............hopefully  ;D
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The Bar / Re: Vought Track Air Cushion Vehicle
« Last post by Orionblamblam on Today at 03:15:16 pm »

How about this "ground vehicle"?

Not street legal.
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Aerospace / Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Last post by LowObservable on Today at 02:51:46 pm »
I don't think There are much left (proprietary) Dassault robotic technologies (sadly).

wat.

https://www.3ds.com/
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Here's a rather cool video of the origins of the Viggen - lots of concept models and drawings. Swedish language unfortunately.

 https://www.aef.se/Filmer/SAAB_37_Viggen.wmv

Also on youtube:

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