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The maiden flight of the newly assembled TuM2 reportedly occurred at the end of followed by the flight testing that started in January Hi, I would like to know if the abc prop is suitable for the Blackjack v3? Apr 03, , The modernisation appeared to be split into two phases, concentrating on life extension with some initial communication—navigation updates, followed by 10 aircraft receiving new engines and capability upgrades after Due to the stalled negotiations; in April , Ukraine decided to commence scrapping the aircraft under the Nunn—Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Agreement. Retrieved 29 October I will suggest this as well the 4mm rudder pin flat spot on the pin can be filed deeper so you can use a longer grub screw with more thread surface area to grip just a little bit more and prevent stripping out.

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I shouldn't have written it so confusing. Lol You're right, it does look shorter in the picture. But hey, no problem, there's no interuption! It's not really an official build thread, so everything is open to discussion as usual. I appreciate yours and everyone elses input!

Please, don't be afraid to comment about anything that seems incorrect and I will look into it. My goal is to do things right and sometimes it takes a couple sets of eyes to notice error. The section of the rudder that goes in the rudder mount is shorter than the stock rudder.

When I read the above portion of your report and took a look at the picture of the rudders on the scale it looked like the blue rudder is shorter than the original Even now knowing it is longer it still appears shorter for some reason, I guess it is an optical illusion Last edited by DieHarder; Jan 03, at Well, the set screw actually sticks out just a fuzz.

And since it is tight and on the flat, from what I can tell, it is already utilizing all of the threads in the rudder, which aren't a ton. After drilling out the pin hole to 4mm, it stuck out a little more. So I went from a 4mm long set screw to a 3mm long set screw, eliminating the excess that hung out, but still using all of the threads available. I wish OSE would have put more threads in like Proboat did on the stock rudder. Good idea to Locktite it, I will do that when I put the rudder back in after sharpening it.

Originally Posted by Jeffro Bodine. Apr 03, , I also had a bl v2 6s for 2 years no problem except high speed stabilityhttps: Apr 24, , Hi, I would like to know if the abc prop is suitable for the Blackjack v3? My setup is the normal setup that comes with the boat. Originally Posted by kempen Apr 25, , My Miss Geico 29 v3 runs high 70's with this prop prepped by Chris Hoffmann dasboata.

So just a couple of straight passes and no continuous high speed turns? In , the Soviet Union launched a new multi-mission bomber competition to create a new supersonic, variable-geometry "swing-wing" heavy bomber with a maximum speed of Mach 2. The Tupolev design, named Aircraft M , with a lengthened blended wing layout and incorporating some elements of the Tu , competed against the Myasishchev M and the Sukhoi T-4 designs.

Work on the new Soviet bomber continued despite an end to the B-1A and in the same year, the design was accepted by the government committee. The prototype was photographed by an airline passenger at a Zhukovsky Airfield in November , about a month before the aircraft's first flight on 18 December Production was authorized in , beginning at Kazan Aircraft Production Association.

The modernised aircraft were accepted into Russian service after testing in late The modernisation appeared to be split into two phases, concentrating on life extension with some initial communication—navigation updates, followed by 10 aircraft receiving new engines and capability upgrades after Metallist-Samara JSC had not produced new engines for a decade when it was given a contract in to overhaul 26 of the existing engines, by two years later, only four were finished.

On 16 November , a newly assembled TuM2 built of unfinished airframe of Tu was unveiled during the roll-out ceremony at the Kazan Aviation Plant , what signifies a restoration of certain production technologies such as electro-beam welding or titanium work reportedly lost after the termination of serial production in According to Dmitri Rogozin , the serial production of completely new airframes for the modernized TuM2 should begin in with deliveries to the Russian Air Force in The maiden flight of the newly assembled TuM2 reportedly occurred at the end of followed by the flight testing that started in January Pyotr Deynekin , performed its first public flight above the Kazan Aviation Plant on 25 January , during president Vladimir Putin 's visit.

In January , Vladimir Putin, while visiting the Kazan Aviation Plant, floated an idea of creating a civilian passenger version of Tu The Tu is a variable-geometry wing aircraft. The aircraft employs a fly-by-wire control system with a blended wing profile, and full-span slats are used on the leading edges, with double-slotted flaps on the trailing edges.

The Tu is powered by four Kuznetsov NK afterburning turbofan engines, the most powerful ever fitted to a combat aircraft.

Clam Pipe [39] radar for tracking ground and air targets, and a separate Sopka Hill Terrain-following radar. A demilitarized, commercial version of the Tu, named TuSK , was displayed at Asian Aerospace in Singapore in with a model of a small space vehicle named Burlak [44] attached underneath the fuselage.

While similar in appearance to the American B-1 Lancer, the Tu is a different class of combat aircraft; its primary role being a standoff missile platform strategic missile carrier. The Tu is also larger and faster than the B-1B and has a slightly greater combat range, though the B-1B has a larger combined payload.

Squadron deployments to Long Range Aviation began that month, prior to the Tu was first publicly presented in a parade in In and , a total of 44 world speed flight records in its weight class were set. In , Russia unilaterally suspended its flights of strategic aviation in remote regions. A total of 19 Tus were stationed inside the newly-independent Ukraine during the fall of the Soviet Union. On 25 August , the Ukrainian parliament decreed that the new nation would take control of all military units on its territory; a Defence Ministry was created that same day.

By the mids, the Pryluky Regiment had lost its value as a combat unit; 19 Tus were effectively grounded due to a lack of technical support and spare parts. Ukraine considered the Tus to be a bargaining chip in economic negotiations with Russia and of limited value from a military standpoint. Discussions over the Tus were lengthy due to price disagreements. Due to the stalled negotiations; in April , Ukraine decided to commence scrapping the aircraft under the Nunn—Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Agreement.

In November, the first Tu was chopped up at Pryluky. In April , immediately after NATO began its air attacks against Serbia , Russia resumed talks with Ukraine about the strategic bombers, proposing to purchase eight Tus and three Tu MS models manufactured in those in the best technical condition , as well as Kh MS missiles.

A group of Russian military experts went to Ukraine on 20 October to prepare the aircraft for the flight to Engels-2 air base. During the following months, the seven other Tus flew to Engels, with the last two arriving on 21 February Along with the re-purchase of Ukrainian aircraft, Russia's Defence Ministry sought other ways of rebuilding the fleet at Engels.

In June , the Ministry placed a contract with the Kazan Aircraft Production Association for a delivery of a single, almost complete, bomber. The aircraft was the second aircraft in the eighth production batch and it arrived at Engels on 10 September. It was commissioned into service as "07" on 5 May By the end of February , the fleet stood at 15 with the addition of the eight aircraft from Ukraine and the new-build.

The Air Force fleet was reduced to 14 by the crash of the Mikhail Gromov during flight trials of a replacement engine on 18 September On 17 August , Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia was resuming the strategic aviation flights stopped in , sending its bombers on long-range patrols. According to Russian government sources, on 11 September , a Tu deployed a massive fuel-air explosive device, the Father of All Bombs , for its first field test.

On 28 December , the first flight of a new Tu was reported to have taken place following completion of the aircraft at the Kazan Aviation Plant. In Russian military planned that one new Tu would be delivered every one to two years until the active inventory would reach 30 or more aircraft by — On 10 September , two Russian Tu landed in Venezuela as part of military manoeuvres, announcing an unprecedented deployment to Russia's ally at a time of increasingly tense relations between Russia and the United States.

It said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies, that the aircraft would conduct training flights over neutral waters before returning to Russia. On 12 October , Tu bombers were involved in the largest Russian strategic bomber exercise since A total of 12 bombers including Tu and Tu aircraft conducted a series of launches of their cruise missiles.

Some bombers launched a full complement of their missiles. It was the first time that a Tu had ever fired a full complement of missiles. The bombers flew along the Russian borders and over neutral waters in the Arctic and Pacific Oceans. Russian media reports in August claimed that only four of the VVS ' sixteen Tu were flight worthy.

On 1 November , Aleksandr Golovanov and Aleksandr Novikov went into Colombian airspace on two different occasions without receiving previous clearance from the Colombian Government. The aircraft were going from Venezuela to Nicaragua and headed for Managua. The Colombian Government issued a letter of protest to the Russian Government following the first violation.

On 17 November , Russia started using Tu, Tu , and TuM strategic long-range bombers against targets in Syria , along with Kalibr cruise missiles fired from the Mediterranean. This marked the combat debut of the Tu and Tu From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 28 October Retrieved 17 November

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