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I got to see a mockup at a local little aerospace career show. It ain't the real one but it's just impressive by how large it is. Wish the team had brought along the real one. This thing is sheet steel with cheapo rivets. The real one I believe is carbon fibre. Still cool!
 
Here's another reason why it's obviously a mockup.
That ain't gonna stand up to any kind of a beating :D
I understand the reason for a mockup. The real one is in a secure location away from my sticky fingers! :D
Way cool though!!! Picked up lots of pamphlets for aerospace courses at university. My dad couldn't stop talking about my rockets. :D Ah well, I guess it's just a real proud dad thing :D
 
Originally posted by GL-P
Here's another reason why it's obviously a mockup.
That ain't gonna stand up to any kind of a beating :D
I understand the reason for a mockup. The real one is in a secure location away from my sticky fingers! :D
Way cool though!!! Picked up lots of pamphlets for aerospace courses at university. My dad couldn't stop talking about my rockets. :D Ah well, I guess it's just a real proud dad thing :D

Not the best fillets i've ever seen..:D;)

Very cool though..:) What did the back end look like?
 
Very cool though.. What did the back end look like?

Sorry, I forgot to get a pic. Basically, it was covered up with a sheet of metal which said "Remove Before Flight". The sheet of metal was an anchor point to support part of the rocket.

There was a Discovery Channel crew there for interviews. Nope, I'm not fit to be seen on TV :D
 
A little off topic, but have any of you seen the movie about the original Canadian Arrow (CF-105)? What an aircraft.. Fly-by-wire, Mach 2+, designed and built in the 50's.
 
have any of you seen the movie about the original Canadian Arrow (CF-105)?

It was on CH (that's an odd named Canadian air TV channel) and I recorded it!

Scrapped for the Bomarc! What a waste! Very political.

The only good thing to come out of it was that the new (at that time) NASA got a whole bunch of really good aerospace engineers out of the deal.

Those Canadians helped us get to the moon.
 
Originally posted by thomasrau
A little off topic, but have any of you seen the movie about the original Canadian Arrow (CF-105)? What an aircraft.. Fly-by-wire, Mach 2+, designed and built in the 50's.

Often. A beautiful and sad story.

I'm trying to find details on the Nike-like booster they used to flight test the design.
 
What's the name of it? I saw part of it awhile back and would like to find it on video.
 
Originally posted by Chilly
What's the name of it? I saw part of it awhile back and would like to find it on video.

"The Arrow", CBC TV, 1997(?), Dan Akroyd stars. I've seen the video tape only one time, in a video store that didn't clear out the "specialty" stock in favor of 300 of everything popular. You're more likely to catch it on Turner Classic Movies and such.

It was more A.V. Roe's fault than people like to believe. His stubborn worked out well most of them time. Sometimes it backfired. Cussing out the Prime Minister was probably a bad move.

He invented the AVRO Aircar, one of which is at the Army Transportation Museum, Ft. Eustis, Virginia (near Hampton) the other still under wraps at the Smithsonian's storage center. It wouldn't work; it precessed, like a top about to fall over. Had he consented to having a skirt placed around it and made it strictly a ground effect vehicle, he'd have been the undisputed master of the hovercraft. He refused. He wanted it to fly.
 
I'm trying to find details on the Nike-like booster they used to flight test the design.

Blurb on a local Canadian TV station had divers looking in Lake Ontario for the booster and the upper stage last summer.

I think they found the booster.
 
Originally posted by sandman
Blurb on a local Canadian TV station had divers looking in Lake Ontario for the booster and the upper stage last summer.

I think they found the booster.

Yeah, I saw. Twisted and laying on the lake bed under silt. No plans to recover it I don't recall.

Just in case they ever find the "hidden" ones, here's the operating manual: https://www.flash-aviation.nl/BK/BK077846.HTM
 
I have that CBC show on tape. Really great story. Fastest fighter in the world. Way ahead of its time. Some serious innovation in her. She would still be a very good aircraft by today's standards. Sometimes I think if they finished the project, Canadians would probably be very proud of its military.

At least the discoveries made in aerodynamics have contributed to today's aircraft like the delta wing design as seen on the shuttle.

Even the engines were cutting edge. I think they were called Iroquois engines. The CF-105 was probably one of the greatest achievements in science out of Canada

I want one for Christmas!!! :rolleyes:

I have a beautiful mousepad of it!
 
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