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  • Hugh Wiedman
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    Originally posted by paulrkytek View Post
    It has been a big week here in the UK as we said goodbye to the Queen. A typical grey September day here in Yorkshire, 3mph wind, maybe not an ideal day for flying or filming a grey plane but here is my maiden flight of of my Belgian Airforce Tiger themed 70mmF16. No trimming was required, first landing a bit hot but I got it slowed down and a bit more nose up for a gentle touch down on the second( why is it that always happens when the camera is not there

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    Great Looking F-16 and nice flight. I'm sure the Queen would have approved of your "salute" to her rein!

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  • paulrkytek
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    It has been a big week here in the UK as we said goodbye to the Queen. A typical grey September day here in Yorkshire, 3mph wind, maybe not an ideal day for flying or filming a grey plane but here is my maiden flight of of my Belgian Airforce Tiger themed 70mmF16. No trimming was required, first landing a bit hot but I got it slowed down and a bit more nose up for a gentle touch down on the second( why is it that always happens when the camera is not there

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  • Airguardian
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    Yep, not really. The fields surrounding the runway are not really smooth and you don't even have proper visibility to land on them so heading back to the runway was the right call. Though I probably should have aimed straight for the center of the runway and begin to turn sooner.

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  • DCORSAIR
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    Originally posted by Airguardian View Post
    Thank you! :)

    Here's the continuation to my little viking saga:



    Could be alternatively titled: 'When things in the North go down South' ROFL
    Was there any other place to land straight ahead,?? surprised you tried to bring it back, glad not much damage..

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  • Airguardian
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    Thank you! :)

    Here's the continuation to my little viking saga:



    Could be alternatively titled: 'When things in the North go down South' ROFL

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  • Cecil
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    Originally posted by Airguardian View Post
    Taking Frode's F-16 out for a few rides during my trip to Norway...


    Very impressive.

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  • Airguardian
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    More so when the plane isn't even yours!


    As for maneuverability, this one was less maneuverable but that was because of CG setting and control surface throws, nothing to do with the powerplant! :)
    In fact it was lighter and more powerful, so we could say it was much more capable in general, depending on how you set it up.
    Otherwise, it felt pretty much the same in the air, only much more powerful and you don't actually feel bad with yourself when you throttle up, thinking that you are killing a battery pack.

    It also had a bit of a pitch-up thrustline (which the EDF version doesn't) so while not dramatic, it allowed the plane to perform kulbits without thrust vectoring. (The EDF can't, though the right way to achieve this is to install vectored thrust, of course).

    The throttle delay in response makes it a bit trickier to fly though, so it's harder to time the throttle for the maneuvers, but you get used to it eventually, I guess. ^^

    Plane was overall much faster, retained energy better and could climb forever if you wished so.
    Plus, if using the throttle sparingly, you can easily get 6-8min of mixed aerobatic flight, which is totally bonkers. :D

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  • Marco Polo
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    Originally posted by Airguardian View Post
    w00t



    Always a huge pucker factor when you have that much money flying through the air.

    We know turbines sound amazing, but how did it compare to an EDF in terms of flight performance (thrust, maneuverability, etc.)?

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  • Airguardian
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    This one got more interesting... :p

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  • Airguardian
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    w00t



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  • Airguardian
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    Taking Frode's F-16 out for a few rides during my trip to Norway...


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  • Airguardian
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    I love better that 'cooler shade of red', haha

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  • paulrkytek
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    Originally posted by Airguardian View Post
    Not a fan of the red trim (particularly on the nose... eww... personal preference!) but happy to see you got a new Su-35 and is ready to rock, enjoy! :D
    I had my doubts about the red, but once I started I kept on going to see where I would end up, the final result is below !!!

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  • Airguardian
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    Not a fan of the red trim (particularly on the nose... eww... personal preference!) but happy to see you got a new Su-35 and is ready to rock, enjoy! :D

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  • Hugh Wiedman
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    Originally posted by paulrkytek View Post
    Dirty Su gets full body makeover !!! Sadly Dirty Su did not recover in time from the spiral of death but courtesy of the NHS ( National Health Sukoi ) all her major organs were transferred to a new body and Red Fred was born.

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    Very Nice Paul! Red Fred certainly seems Better Instead!

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  • paulrkytek
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    Dirty Su gets full body makeover !!! Sadly Dirty Su did not recover in time from the spiral of death but courtesy of the NHS ( National Health Sukoi ) all her major organs were transferred to a new body and Red Fred was born.

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  • Airguardian
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    Hahahaha! True dat!


    Hugh Wiedman they are now making a single live-show per month, the first Friday of every month if I recall correctly.
    The latest one featured my F-22 air to air during the intro, so there's that ^^



    I do miss the weekly shows though, tbh.

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  • Hugh Wiedman
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    Hey, what happened to the Live Show, must be on life support or Dead! And there should be enough material just in the outstanding videos of Airguardian to produce a full length Cinematic Release! Oh well, might as well add one of mine to the Heap. We can put them all in a pile and have a monstrous Bon Fire , or are those illegal these days as well?

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  • Airguardian
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    I was long overdue for a proper air to air video with the Raptor... enjoy! ^^

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