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Aviation experts say new Iranian stealth jet is a pathetic hoax that canít even fly
New York Post ^ | February 8, 2013 | Andy Soltis

Posted on 02/08/2013 7:59:22 AM PST by Zakeet

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To: humblegunner

The big clue is the canopy ‘glass’.....


61 posted on 02/08/2013 9:53:17 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Darksheare

It’s still pretty neat, I doubt they built it from a kit.

Hell of an accomplishment, since model building is likely forbidden by the Mullahs.

Definitely first-prize material at the junior high science fair.


62 posted on 02/08/2013 9:54:35 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: USAF80

Another observation - that design might make a better boat design than aircraft!


63 posted on 02/08/2013 9:55:27 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: USAF80

I’ve seen Russian planes on disused ramps and runways that are so overgrown with weeds and crap, that they don’t even bother with “inlet protection”...they make their engines to eat FOD....


64 posted on 02/08/2013 9:56:04 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Zakeet

LIES! You infidels will be sorry when this marvel of technology sweeps the skies clear over every RC field in the land of the Great Satan.


65 posted on 02/08/2013 9:56:14 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: humblegunner

It may be a “build up” from a Rotax 503.
[See post 46, same body shapes.]

Much like their “flying stealth boats” from a few years back, it’s not even a good fake.

Fifth grade teachers would love their diarama.


66 posted on 02/08/2013 10:01:37 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

The canopy brace is used to prevent accidental closure of the canopy. Canopies are extremely heavy. It also protects the exposed portion of the actuator.

I think this is a mock-up hence the brace.


67 posted on 02/08/2013 10:01:56 AM PST by USAF80
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To: Gaffer

I had the chance to work with Russian aviation and I was impressed with their technology. It was crude but made a lot of sense. Their aircraft does not need all the support as ours.

Those fighters you mentioned can close their main intakes during taxi and suck air thru the aux doors on the top. No FOD ingestion. You won’t dare do that with a F-16.


68 posted on 02/08/2013 10:06:14 AM PST by USAF80
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To: Zakeet

That, my FRiend, is a Weapon of Mass Revulsion.


69 posted on 02/08/2013 10:07:43 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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That, my FRiend, is a Weapon of Mass Revulsion.

It worked like a charm on me ... I'm totally intimidated!

70 posted on 02/08/2013 10:15:45 AM PST by Zakeet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage - Mencken)
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To: USAF80

There is an old Russian saying that goes something like “innovation is the enemy of good enough”
......

I’ve been around a lot of Russian stuff too, and I’ve always been impressed with the practicality of their implementations. That said, there is also a lot of truly elegant implementation of common scientifc principle and practicality that I admired.


71 posted on 02/08/2013 10:15:45 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Looks like an old 5 inch floppy drive plugged into the the top of the instrument panel too.


72 posted on 02/08/2013 10:33:08 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Alex Murphy

I am rather unskilled at fiberglass and other types of body work, but If something like that were the result of my hands, I would be ashamed.

Remind me to never have an Iranian body shop do work for me...


73 posted on 02/08/2013 10:36:18 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Zakeet

OK, I give up. How did I miss the “Revell” sticker??


74 posted on 02/08/2013 11:12:45 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Hahahaha! Sheesh...you know, I went to school with Iranians back in the 70’s when I was in the Navy, and I liked them. They were smart, had good sense of humor...not what we see now. I often wonder what happened to those guys.

Did they go through hell for being exposed to the West, or something like that? People who run that country should be put down.


75 posted on 02/08/2013 11:43:01 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Billthedrill

Hahahahaha! For some reason, Achmed the Dead Terrorist flashed into my mind...:)


76 posted on 02/08/2013 11:44:56 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Lx

“But for what kind of engines? A Cox .049?”

Shop-Vac


77 posted on 02/08/2013 11:58:16 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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78 posted on 02/08/2013 3:23:10 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

Priceless...I started hunting around to post it and got sidetracked...thanks!


79 posted on 02/08/2013 3:39:40 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Zakeet. The phrase “s###-eating grin” is a euphemism, until one sees this photo of Ahmedeadman.


80 posted on 02/09/2013 6:00:28 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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