Impressive as always.
Unfortunately Russian government doing apposite thing - it's "killing" all attempts to have GA and home build aircraft movement in Russia. The ONLY companies they support, it's government own companies and those companies not allow any "strangers" in their world of corruptionIf the Russian government had any sense it would commission you to design a turboshaft powered version.
Nobody wants to buy turboprops because they look about as deadly as a flying steam locomotive.
I bet far more poor countries would buy a Russian ducted fan if it looked as good as your aircraft does. Nobody buys turboprops anymore.
Looks like your pessimism was not warranted. Simple transport and the bird is back together. Let's all try to keep on the airplanes and on technical stuff.Well the latest YT Video shows the Raptor in bits, prior to its relocation to Valdosta, I'm still not convinced that 8000ft is going to be enough. Lets see what PM can come up with as a trailer solution, bet it will be complicated, heavy, and won't work properly !!! now where have I had those thoughts before
I agree with that!It concerns me the plane was loaded and hauled backwards
, when I did heavy haul I would do my best to avoid that. It didn’t always cause problems but it did enough that I would make a shipper sign a statement on the bills “ Shipper loaded on transport backwards driver advised forward facing transport ”
I remember as a young Marine Lance Corporal, new to my squadron & on my first deployment over 20 years ago, being placed on a detail running buffers up and down our hangar deck, and being told that "the CO wants to see his reflection off it".
No surprises in the video for those who have followed the entire build to date, who have been analytical and pragmatic about the issues and the builder's approach.Wasab Team and Elliot Seguin about that case
I’ve been in a similar situation (but on tile). When they said shiny floor, we shined them. When I even guy was being jerk about it, we shined the floor with Pledge. For the inspection, he made it about three steps in before his feet slid out from under him on the slick floor and he landed on his derrière. He was a bit more ‘reasonable’ after that.I remember as a young Marine Lance Corporal, new to my squadron & on my first deployment over 20 years ago, being placed on a detail running buffers up and down our hangar deck, and being told that "the CO wants to see his reflection off it".
Only one small problem this aviation-hating Sergeant Major seemed to be overlooking...
...the fact that the hangar deck on the ship is covered in non-skid!
Fortunately our good AMO stepped in and bi*chslapped some common sense into the SgtMaj!!