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Old 09-24-2012, 01:26 PM
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A-10 Thunderbolt II

Hey get out of here! I haven't started yet -still gathering data
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:29 PM
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When will this one be ready?....
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:31 PM
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When will this one be ready?....
Well I'm setting up the blueprints now, probably sometime after lunch

Seriously this one might take a bit longer than usual
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:56 PM
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I'm looking forward to it. I have always loved the A-10, probably because it is so distinctive looking. Run of the mill looking it isn't.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:59 PM
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Better watch out, might get a wart on your hand after building this one
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:15 PM
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I'm not really modelling a plane, I am making a gun w/ a plane attachment!
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:18 PM
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That was the way the real plane was designed
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That was the way the real plane was designed
I thought some defense contractor had some titanium tubs sitting in a warehouse and someone got a bright idea.

Seriously, you have to be somewhat deranged to take on the A-10s mission. Safe, high up in the sky it wasn't.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:11 PM
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Low and slow!

The A-10 was designed around the GAU-8 Avenger, a heavy rotary cannon that forms the aircraft's primary armament. (It is, to date, the heaviest rotary cannon ever mounted on an aircraft.) The aircraft's hull incorporates over 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of armor and was designed with survivability as a priority, with protective measures in place which enable the aircraft to continue flying even after taking significant damage.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:14 PM
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The marines best friend or any foot soldier for that matter.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:23 PM
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Finally got started just a few minutes ago! The 1st set of blueprints I set up were unusable (forgot to check them for accuracy) so I had to scrap about 4+ hours of work and start from scratch with an alternate set of plans. What a PITA!
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:52 PM
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It will be interesting to see if the amount of upthrust required by those engines in RF6 comes even close to matching the real life value.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:56 PM
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Which real life are you talking about?
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Keith Sparks at parkflyerplastics built a VERY nice one out of composites. Super light too. It was the WOWPlanes kit and it recently took some top honors at a Florida Jet event. Best jet performance for a Foamy Jet. Many great models have been made of it. Any inaccuracies will be highly scrutinized by the masses as this is a popular plane. I'm not a jet guy but I too look forward to this one.
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Which real life are you talking about?
A couple years back I watched David Schulman do an excellent flight routine with Joe's A-10 at the "Northern Alliance Military Fly" in Owatonna MN. Very nice plane.....and flying!
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