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 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Scale Aircraft 15

 Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 15 Posted: April 23rd, 2018, 7:24 pm 

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I am happy to see the death of the logo-winglet :)

(so nicknamed in the industry because it was so small that its primary contribution to the bottom line was as an advertisement with the airline logo)

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Updated Type 45

 Post subject: Re: Updated Type 45 Posted: April 20th, 2018, 2:41 pm 

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I recommend reading, or at least skimming, the paper. One interesting note is that we ought to try to represent segmented lightning diverters on the satcom dome on I-Mast, as in aviation practice. http://lightningdiversion.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/strips_one.png http://www.cascadethermal....

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Updated Type 45

 Post subject: Re: Updated Type 45 Posted: April 20th, 2018, 2:14 pm 

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:lol: :lol: :lol: I'll be god damned, that's exactly what they are. https://s9.postimg.cc/4mq0elr0v/sampson-lightning.png From Protecting Electronic Equipment in Composite Structures Against Lightning , Ph.D. Thesis of one Mihai Alexandru Blaj, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology 2015. ...

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Updated Type 45

 Post subject: Re: Updated Type 45 Posted: April 20th, 2018, 2:04 pm 

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Some sort of active sidelobe monitoring? But they seem in structure and form much more like a VHF antenna - there's little to indicate to me there's any S-band 'nub' on the end. large image And if they were for this purpose, why not have them either at the center of the antenna in height, or duplica...

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Updated Type 45

 Post subject: Re: Updated Type 45 Posted: April 20th, 2018, 12:54 pm 

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Does anybody know the nature of the quartet of diagonal poles on the 'shoulders' of the SAMPSON dome? I've often wondered about this.

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: French Navy (MARINE NATIONALE)

 Post subject: Re: French Navy (MARINE NATIONALE) Posted: April 19th, 2018, 1:56 pm 

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The RHIB bay is absolutely magnificent. I've tried and failed many times to convey chain/mesh covers in this way.

Panel lines will probably get you shouted at, though ;)

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Royal Navy Interwar Captial Ships

 Post subject: Re: Royal Navy Interwar Captial Ships Posted: April 18th, 2018, 1:41 pm 

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Do you know what is the nature of the extensive glazing along the O-6 level? It's not "wrong" per se, but I don't recall seeing anything similar on other ships of the period.

The quad pair (?) of 4.5" BD mounts is also sort of strange.

Well-drawn, though!

 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: Treaty Cruiser Design Challenge

 Post subject: Re: Treaty Cruiser Design Challenge Posted: April 17th, 2018, 8:45 pm 

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Extremely attractive. Is 90kshp on two shafts realistic in that era?

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Refurbished USN S-class submarines

 Post subject: Re: Refurbished USN S-class submarines Posted: April 16th, 2018, 8:03 pm 

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Nice drawings of a very ugly little boat.

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Self-protecting CVAN 1955 concept

 Post subject: Re: Self-protecting CVAN 1955 concept Posted: April 16th, 2018, 7:47 pm 

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Ooh, I've been wanting to see this concept illustrated for many years. A truly bizarre proposal (although "proposal" might be too strong a word).
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