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March 17, 2019

737 Max

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:49 am
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Interesting article on the 737 Max software issues.  I think it is telling that US flag carriers haven’t had any problems and that the accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia involve local carriers whose pilot training may not have been as vigorous.

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March 15, 2019

Cool B-1

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:59 am
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At least one B-1 has been given a red cockpit.  Story here.  (h/t to J.C. Bahr over on 72nd scale forum)

March 14, 2019

A5M2 video

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:31 pm
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I previously mentioned Clearprop are releasing an A5M2 Claude.  Here is a cool video of the assembly process.

 

March 13, 2019

I-153

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:39 pm
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ICM is releasing a kit of the I-153 in Chinese markings.  Since that is what I’d want to build it in, it is good news for me.

 

March 12, 2019

India-Pakistan analysis

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:03 am
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An analysis of the recent India-Pakistan air combat.

March 11, 2019

Italeri SM.81

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:03 am
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I assume this is the old Supermodel kit.  I don’t know if Italeri has done anything to the molds.

March 10, 2019

A380

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:33 am
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This story confirms what I’ve always said.  The A380 never made any financial sense, either for its manufacturer or its operators.

Clearprop Claude

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:09 am
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Clearprop has announced a new A5M2 Claude in 72nd scale.  While the Fujimi kit is nice, I am happy to see this kitted again in 72nd scale.

March 9, 2019

Super Blues

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:49 am
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Looks like the Blue Angels will be transitioning to F/A-18E/Fs between 2020 and 2021.  This should put an end to speculation that they would move to the F-35.

XQ-58A

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:58 am
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Looks like the USAF is testing a jet drone to operate along side conventional fighters.  Hmmm.

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