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Blitz RC Works F-18 Jolly Roger Review Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:53


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The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole fighter jet, designed to dogfight and attack ground targets (F/A for Fighter/Attack). Designed by McDonnell Douglas and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations. It has been the aerial demonstration aircraft for the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, since 1986.

The F/A-18 has a top speed of Mach 1.8. It can carry a wide variety of bombs and missiles, including air-to-air and air-to-ground, supplemented by the 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannon. Its two General Electric F404 delivers 17,750 pounds-force (79.0 kN) each with afterburner, giving the aircraft a high thrust-to-weight ratio. The F/A-18 has excellent aerodynamic characteristics, primarily attributed to its leading edge extensions (LERX). The fighter's primary missions are fighter escort, fleet air defense, suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), air interdiction, close air support and aerial reconnaissance. Its versatility and reliability have proven it to be a valuable carrier asset. Carrying a crew of 2 it has a range of just over 1,000 miles and a service ceiling of 50,000 feet with a rate of climb at 50,000 feet per minute. In other words....amazing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 22:19
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Hobby King HE-162 Review Print E-mail
Friday, 22 July 2011 23:28


History

The Heinkel He 162 Volksj├Ąger (German, "People's Fighter") was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritized for other aircraft, the He 162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets. Volksj├Ąger was the Reich Air Ministry's official name for the He 162. Other names given to the plane include Salamander, which was the codename of its construction program, and Spatz ("Sparrow"), which was the name given to the plane by Heinkel. The HE162 sported a crew of 1 and is powered by a BMW 003E-1 axial flow turbot that is meant for ventral attachment. The maximum speed of the jet was 562 mph with a service ceiling of 39,400 ft. and a rate of climb of 4,615.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 17:54
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Exceed-RC F-18 Review Print E-mail
Friday, 08 July 2011 19:10


History

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole fighter jet, designed to dogfight and attack ground targets (F/A for Fighter/Attack). Designed by McDonnell Douglas and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations. It has been the aerial demonstration aircraft for the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, since 1986.

The F/A-18 has a top speed of Mach 1.8. It can carry a wide variety of bombs and missiles, including air-to-air and air-to-ground, supplemented by the 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannon. Its two General Electric F404 delivers 17,750 pounds-force (79.0 kN) each with afterburner, giving the aircraft a high thrust-to-weight ratio. The F/A-18 has excellent aerodynamic characteristics, primarily attributed to its leading edge extensions (LERX). The fighter's primary missions are fighter escort, fleet air defense, suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), air interdiction, close air support and aerial reconnaissance. Its versatility and reliability have proven it to be a valuable carrier asset. Carrying a crew of 2 it has a range of just over 1,000 miles and a service ceiling of 50,000 feet with a rate of climb at 50,000 feet per minute. In other words....amazing.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 July 2011 19:56
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Airfield P-51 Mustang Review Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 21:03


History

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range single-seat World War II fighter aircraft. Designed and built in just 117 days to a specification issued to NAA by the British Purchasing Commission, the Mustang first flew in Royal Air Force (RAF) service as a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft before conversion to a bomber escort, employed in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from early 1944. As well as being economical to produce, the Mustang was a fast, well-made, and highly durable aircraft. The definitive version, the P51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650, a two-stage two-speed supercharged version of the legendary Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, and was armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns. The Merlin engine produced 1,490 HP and propelled the Mustang to a max speed of 487 mph.

After World War II and the Korean War, many Mustangs were converted for civilian use, especially air racing. The Mustang's reputation was such that, in the mid-1960s, Ford Motor Company's Designer John Najjar proposed a new youth-oriented coupe automobile be named after the fighter


Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 04:32
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Hobby Lobby Pilatus PC-21 Review Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 22:14

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The Pilatus PC-21 is a single-turboprop, low wing swept monoplane advanced trainer with a stepped tandem cockpit manufactured by  Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The PC-21 is a completely new aircraft design. The aircraft features a tandem-seating arrangement  (student in-front/instructor behind) in a bird strike resistant glass canopy with all round vision, glass cockpit with three large colour  liquid crystal displays (LCD), head-up displays (HUD), Hands on Throttle and Stick (HOTAS) controls and Zero-zero ejection seats for  student and instructor. The Pilatus is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68B Turboprop engine capable of propelling the plane to a max  speed of 428 mph. The PC-21 has a service ceiling of 38,000 feet and a range of 828 miles.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 July 2011 17:58
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