User Profile: Phantom II

Phantom II

Member Since: November 16, 2010


  • April 20, 2012 at 8:23pm

    First, the nacelles are designed for a gear up landing. Gear dowwn at glideslope intercept is the accepted procedure which is approximately 2000ft AGL. Failing to deploy the landing gear will give you the incorrect pitch, thrust,speed and rate of decent. Should be obvious to pilots of their experience. The down gear is a lot of drag and effects the performance of the aircraft. Some one said there are two kinds of pilots, those who have and those that will execute a gear up landing. Nonesense, good pilot will be aware of the performance envelope. It is the same for a J3 Cub or a F4. The Blaze scribe mentions the ‘appropriate gear’ and missed approach 5000ft. He is not an aviator obviously. The gear up alert first came on when the second position of the flap setting was initiated. Second was the radar altimeter alert. The aborted landing was was initiated with the flaps probably in full down position but to retract the flaps at that altitude would have resulted in a crash. There was a fine line between completing the gear up landing or an aborted landing. His higher gear up speed was the most important decision making factor. Although he screwed up big time, he grasped the situation and saved everyones lives in doing so. If his decision resulted in a gear up landing at that point, it would have shown immense character, but would have cost him his carreer.Character may not be evident in his actual decision, but it could have been.Pos rate of climb- begins flap retraction.

  • March 16, 2012 at 1:10pm

    That’s cool. You don’t have to mess up the guy’s face by putting a big hole between his eyes. You just remove the back of his head by removing both his eyes at the same time. It will be easier on the scuzzbag’s family. You gotta be considerate.

  • March 11, 2012 at 12:56pm

    Liberals are so dumb. That is actually a good commercial for America. If Obama spends his $billions on ads like this, he will actually spread conservative message. It just may lead to a few converts.
    He already is the best gun salesman in history.

  • March 10, 2012 at 3:00pm

    I was flying at 10 000′ westbound over Freeport Bahamas enroute to FXE in my Baron at the time of the explosion. That makes it about 200 miles SE of the Cape. I had heard the whole countdown and launch from a Miami AM radio station on my ADF. I saw the cloud immediately. I turned to about 300 for about 10 minutes and saw the cloud heading south. I turned toward FXE and landed about half an hour later. We pulled into customs and as we got out the plane, the cloud drift directly over the airport in good definition in an otherwise clear blue sky. Must have been about 30 to 50 thousand feet above us. I’m 66 now and can remember it as though it was yesterday.
    Here is a time line of the event.

  • March 8, 2012 at 5:55pm

    Fluke sound like she needs a bed sponsor.

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  • March 6, 2012 at 11:09am

    What do you expect, her father was a progressive and a product of the New Deal government programs of the 1940′s which financed artists and brought us Ansal Adams, Aaron Copland, Martha Graham, and Woody Guthrie. He frequently spoke out against the profligate spending of the 1920′s and the hands off policies of Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. He spoke at universities in the 1950′s during which time he articulated his respect for Roosevelt and love of the common man He also on more then one occasion spoke of his abiding distrust of big business and the rich.

  • February 15, 2012 at 5:35pm

    @Hempstead1944. I can assure you that they do. Xi Jinping is a decent man and very pro business and his generation’s children will really accelerate the Chinese renaissance. We don’t stand a chance if we get in their way. We must embrace them because they are the future. We have 3rd world invaders who will out number us in a few years which will ensure Democrat rule for life. My son and daughter live in Shanghai and my son has a Chinese wife. Both have Chinese born children. Xi Jinping and his beautiful superstar wife live in Shanghai and are leading the cultural revolution. They are very popular and our Kenyan tribal chief has no idea who they are. Jinping’s wife.

  • February 13, 2012 at 11:16am

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  • February 10, 2012 at 11:55am

    That would be the Navy’s version, either TO-2 or TV-2

  • February 6, 2012 at 8:09pm

    @PS. Guess who woudn’t let him and who he wanted as an ally?

  • February 6, 2012 at 5:45pm

    Reagan asked where are we to go after America is done. China, that’s where. They have learned from the folly of their communist ways and emerge from where we are heading. My kids have Chinese citizenship and live in Shanghai. I have a home there and I have been doing business there 99. They are fine fine people and very pro American, at least the America that I grew up in. In one year from now, I will decide if I will remain an American. If we have a choice between Newt, Romney or Obama as president, we are surely done. They will impose the same carbon tax on us. We are one supreme court judge away from tyranny. I’m 66 and I’m done fighting. The best thing about China is that there are no American liberals there. Many Americans have already made the move to Singapore, Taiwan and China.

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  • January 28, 2012 at 10:30am

    So, One man progressive, what is your favorite formula in physics? Without a science degree, you are uneducated.Period. I don’t know of any engineer who can spell, Language structure and spelling is in direct conflict with the perfect symmetry of math and physics. English has many origins and early scribes were illiterate. What you subscribe to, is route learning. We engineers use a different part of our brain to communicate, a part of your brain which is dormant or deformed. I know a brilliant aerodynamicist at NASA that you would label as illiterate. He spell phonetically because his thought process won’t allow stupidity. Ones abilities with language are determined by the age of 3. You can’t conclude intelligence or education level by the way someone speaks or writes. This is the false yardstick that people like you measure others. Beware the orator, for he feeds you with an empty spoon. Ask any politician, lawyer or salesman, who are totally void of logic. A lawyers mind cannot grasp the significance of this particular Blaze story. We are governed by lawyers and therefore, we are led down the path of destruction in what is an alternate reality. It is unsustainable.
    Lets examine your handle, shall we? By your actions here, you wish to control others. This displays low self esteem. The grammar used in your handle suggest to me, that you claim to be a progressive. In your own words,’..a progressive wrecking crew’. Get it? As a progressive, you try to wreck Tea Party

  • January 26, 2012 at 6:22pm

    This downward velocity behind the wing is called “downwash”. Both the increase in the speed and the increase of the angle of attack increase the length of the vertical arrow. It is this vertical velocity that gives the wing lift. The greater the angle of attack, the greater the vertical velocity. Likewise, for the same angle of attack, the greater the speed of the wing the greater the vertical velocity. What the wing does to the air is the action while lift is the reaction. The bending of the air is the action. The reaction is the lift on the wing. If we estimate that the average vertical component of the downwash of a Cessna 172 traveling at 110 knots to be about 9 knots, then to generate the needed 2,300 lbs of lift the wing pumps a whopping 2.5 ton/sec of air! If a plane were to fly over a very large scale, the scale would register the weight of the plane. The amount of air pumped down for a Boeing 747 to create lift for its roughly 800,000 pounds takeoff weight is incredible indeed. When the tower advises you to allow for wake turbulence from the plane in front of you either in take off mode or on final to land, by all means, distance yourself acordingly.

  • January 26, 2012 at 6:20pm

    Well, this has been long taught at flight schools that the differential pressures on the upper and lower surfaces of a wing causes lift. This is not true. Bernoulli Principle claims that the velocity of the airflow over the curved upper surface accelerates to meet the airflow of the flatter bottom surface at the trailing edge at the same time and this causes the pressure difference. So how would one explain inverted flight then? Mmmm. A Cessna 172 would have to taxi at about 300 mph to create enough lift for the little pane to take off. Since compressibility begins at about 250mph on a standard day the airspeed would be measured by Mach ratios, 0.3Mach in this case. The video shows subsonic flow so that’s where I will confine my observation. Now if you introduce 4′ angle of attack at 60 mph, the little plane will jump into the air. What happened? Well Newton’s 3 laws of motion, that’s what. Changes in the air’s momentum will result in forces on the wing. To generate lift a wing must divert air down; lots of air. That means, if one sees a bend in the flow of air, or if air originally at rest is accelerated into motion, there is a force acting on it. Newton’s third law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The lift of a wing is equal to the change in momentum of the air it is diverting down. Momentum is the product of mass and velocity.

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  • January 26, 2012 at 4:39pm

    You haven’t come out of your 3rd concussion. You aught to visit China. There are plenty freedom loving capitalist Americans that live there permanently.

  • January 25, 2012 at 5:51pm

    AGW is political. It is a hoax to destroy capitalism. When a scientist’s well being is threatened by the withdrawal of government funds, he provides proof for junk his science. Since when is carbon dioxide a pollutant? Plants thrive on it and we breath it out. It forms on average of 0.037% of the atmosphere. You increase this percentage of CO2 in your backyard green house to accelerate growth. The earth would benefit from an increase of CO2 and higher temps. It is just a convenient way to spread the wealth by forced taxation. Most people belive it. George Sorros and others have a vested interest in this junk science. The attempt at this connection is therefore valid. QED.

  • January 25, 2012 at 4:38pm

    I just don’t know how our laws protect these people who wish to destroy or country. What kind of laws are these? We have laws that permit others to destroy us, absurd? Smart ass constitutional lawyers like Judge Napolitano and Mark Levin will not entertain any notion as to the procedures that would bring these criminals, including Obama, to justice. They just won’t talk about it. When our laws kill us, there is something seriously wrong with the law.
    I’m an engineer and can’t understand the limited logic of lawyers. We live in different realities. Mark Levin’s new book, Ameritopia, needs to be edited by an engineer, a general and a businessman. Worth reading anyway.
    They talk about natural laws. How about the laws of physics? Can’t get more natural than that. Self protection and survival are natural reactions programed into us by God himself. Any of man’s laws that oppose this reality should be ignored. These awful men are permitted to destroy us and are protected by lawyers and judges. Natural laws trump man made laws when survival is the issue. I want to hear just one presidential candidate stand up and say that when he or she is elected, he or she will arrest Obama and Sorros and try them for crimes against the state. We must find such legal minds that really understand natural law to bring this to fruition, ‘legally.’

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  • January 25, 2012 at 3:39pm

    As a war monger, a historian,an aviator and a businessman, I’ll tell you how this will unfold as I leave myself an out. I’m not in the least concerned about my future.Things change and one must adapt in order to survive.Never before in history has there been capital flight of these proportions.Trillions of dollars are fleeing to Asia from the west.Most of it comes from America. If you want to know the future, watch where businessmen invest.These are the smartest people in the world and the Chinese people embrace them. I was already late to the party when I started importing things from China in 99. I then started manufacturing and for the past 3 years, I have owned a home in Shanghai.My son and daughter became Chinese citizens and will never return.They have Chinese born children.Beck and Limbaugh bad mouth these fine people,but let me assure you, they are very pro American with all the values that we once had.They will continue to take advantage of our stupidity.They are not PC and will win in the end.That pipeline should go to China filled with our oil.They must become our very best friend and ally against real evil. The people who count have already embraced them and it is not Sorros and his friends.The western commies have totally underestimated them.They are emerging from a dark age that we are entering.The west including us, have lost our will to survive.I’ll watch from a distance to see the **** hit the fan.Know the art of war but pray. Smart Americans already do.

  • January 17, 2012 at 5:24pm

    @CAT.This is a Backdraft replica Cobra made in South Africa, It is the best value out there and the best looking.. It starts at $30 000 and you can dress it up to the north side of $100 000. It is a slightly stretched Cobra, both in length and wheel base so that big guys can get into it without sitting sideways. It rides on a square tube space frame with hard points for the 3 series BMW suspension. It out handels every other Cobra out there, including the originals. It rides better than all the rest by far.
    Trouble with these weekend warriors on track days, is that they don’t realize that if you go racing on a regular basis, you not only check on routine maintanence items, but major components as well. If you are going to do this, it is better to update all systems to race car specs.
    Chances are that that a lower ball joint failed on the front suspension or a tie rod end. This looney does not even have a roll cage or at least a triangulated roll over hoop. This is the price you pay for ignorance. Unfortunately, he remains in the gene pool.
    Shelby Cobras are also made in South Africa also by Superformance. They are beautifully made and are the best quality out there. Expensive, but you get what you pay for. Like most of the replicas, their bodies are made of fiberglass. It is possible to get a aluminum bodied Shelby replica, but it is imported from Poland. No steel ones are offered. To see real Cobras racing, you will have to attend the Goodwood or Sanoma festivals.

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  • January 15, 2012 at 1:22pm

    We can’t edit our posts and we have a character limit. Makes life difficult. I tried to remove words and shorten sentences and screwed up big time. Excuse all the typos and the non sequential posts.