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  1. First serial Su-57 crashed today during testing. According to preliminary information, the culprit was control system. Pilot ejected and is fine.
  2. Spot on weathering as always Seb, looking sharp.👍
  3. Not really, we dont know for certain what variant they will be doing and they use random placeholders instead of boxart. The 1/48 Su-57 announcement has T-50-1 picture for example.
  4. Detail level looks awesome as usual of course, but i gotta agree with Ken on his points, especially regarding the nozzles, looks very strange with the step... Love the option to have Irbis displayed, can you confirm Haneto whether the nosecone can "click" into the place (ie one can take it off/put it on as one wishes) or does one have to glue it in place? Some news regarding Su-35S; Apparently the double launcher for R-77-1 is actually serial and in service. Talked with ground crews at MAKS and asked specifically about it, and according to them they have it "in stock"... And apparently RVV-BD (R-37M) will be in service with Chinese Su-35S from next year, RuAF has still not ordered them. Chaff boxes on top of the stinger were present on early serials, they moved to underside from 2014 production frames IIRC. However, early frames have undergone massive rework (several times even!!!) and as the result the chaff boxes were moved to underside on those too. So bort 03 had originally chaff boxes on top, but after rework/modernization they were moved to underside. PS: GWH F-14 goes for 45USD, hope Su-35S will be slightly cheaper...
  5. Great job on the conveyor belt building Moritz! Nice way of thinning the stash, somehow, even if for a second.😄 And airbrushing is certainly a dark art...
  6. Because? I.... I cant argue with this. Also can confirm, use bike all year long here in Norway. Took a ride today for fun.
  7. Then you have a second chance to make your exact point clearer. You said that there wont be many Tesla's running if the power has been off for days - i said that applies to ICE (including hybrids) too. ICE, or hybrids, need electricity too, just to refine oil into one liter of gasoline you need about 35kWh. How, exactly, am i missing your point? Seems to me you conveniently ignored my counter point because you didnt think of it and it doesn't fit you worldview. Yes, and as i said electricity have many potential sources, as demonstrated across the world. Gasoline has only one source. Yes, just as "given enough gasoline" can power transportation in any given area. With all due respect; you have no idea what you are talking about. If you completely cover California in solar panels, it won't be a drop in the bucket, it will be enough to power the whole US many times over. As in all the electricity consumption, it would require much less than that to power the transport sector. There are many sources that calculate area needed, but here is just one; https://www.freeingenergy.com/how-much-solar-would-it-take-to-power-the-u-s/ California is 163 000 square miles, so that means covering California in solar would power US 16 times over. Again, all of the electricity needs, not just transport. For example here in Norway we only need about 10TWh to fully electrify our vehicle park (cars, trucks, motorbikes, tractors etc) of ~3,5 million vehicles. Our production (99,9% hydro btw) is ~130TWh/year. And as to it being "imperfect technology", there is no such thing as "perfect" technology.
  8. The glass was tested several times before the unveil throwing the same ball with nothing happening to it. There is atleast three different sources that support that. So they were unlucky with it, likely developed micro-fractures during the earlier testing that finally cracked during the unveil. Excellent logic right there. Last i checked electricity is needed to run gas stations too. And unlike electricity, there is only one source for gasoline - dead dinosaurs. Plenty of sunshine in California so given enough solar power, there will be more electric vehicles running if the grid is out for several days than ICE... Cameras that feed the view to rear view mirror on the inside.
  9. Damn dude, you are knocking these Flankers out of the park! Amazing job on this one too!
  10. Yeah, because it is a crime to look as good as it does. First serial Su-57 undergoing final assembly; Video shows it + second serial frame;
  11. But how could one possibly build a kit that is unbuildable?!?! 🙄
  12. Hmm, if it was a gift from Seb, then it was probably technically a gift from me which was in turn, a gift from AMK. 😄 If so, should be fairly low serial number on the inside of the lid. 😉 My AMK MiG-31BM serial number 1 is safe and sound... Excellent job so far! The intake/landing gear bay/engine assembly is a work of art imho, but it requires tiny bit of patience. The fit for those parts is perfect, meaning that atleast in my case one had to be careful and remove primer/paint on the edges where one glues the parts. If one does that, it will click away with no issues. 🙂 The wheels are by far the weakest part in the kit, you did excellent job giving them some extra detail. Otherwise Eduard resin wheels are excellent and worth every penny imho.👍
  13. Eagerly watching this one! M-17 is still waiting for me in box but i have no place to put the finished build anyway as of now... Nice job on the cockpit, their K-36 seats must be one of the best ones OOB in any scale?
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