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What happened to Grey Ghost?  Looks like he hasn't been around for over a month.  I was really enjoying his updates on this thread.   Hope all is well with him...

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6 minutes ago, picknpluck said:

Did the refueling probe get caught up in the basket on that last S-3? It's looking decidedly unicorn-ish. 🦄

 

Yes it did.  Pilot (who will remain nameless)...was on the KC-135 and started slipping/falling out of the basket...with a downward vector.  Bent the probe almost straight up.  SNODS and I crept up behind them in the overhead and I snapped this pic.  

 

Cheers

Collin

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Welcome back Gregg, I've never commented on your updates but have always cruised through the photos. Almost a daily ritual too.

So I hope all is well now and you are on the road to recovery!

From a very appreciative ARCer

Andy

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21 hours ago, Collin said:

Might have me confused with someone else…but I guess I am recovering from a year in the Middle East. I’m back stateside for good. 
 

Cheers

Collin

Yep, I did🤦‍♂️ 

I've fixed it now though, but its also good to see you back too!😄

Andy

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Awesome shots Collin, 

I love how #700 had the squadron markings on the wing pylon also ...

Love them Hoover's ..!

 

Thank you Andy ...

Ill be trying to get more Navy Pics posted ... 👍😎

Much appreciated ...

 

-Gregg

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On 9/28/2022 at 5:58 AM, GreyGhost said:

Sorry for the absence Folks ...

Been going through some health issues ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(All photos: US Navy)

 

-Gregg

 

Hope you are doing well @GreyGhost. Wish you the best. 

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On 9/30/2022 at 2:05 PM, GreyGhost said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(All photos: US Navy)

 

-Gregg

 

 

F-18 loadout always seem to be splayed outwards. Is it an illusion due to the shape of the aircraft? How does that hamper or supplement aerodynamics of the aircraft? 

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21 minutes ago, stalal said:

 

F-18 loadout always seem to be splayed outwards. Is it an illusion due to the shape of the aircraft? How does that hamper or supplement aerodynamics of the aircraft? 


The Super Hornets wing pylons are in fact angled out. I believe it’s 4 degrees from the center line. I’ve read the reason, but unfortunately can’t recall exactly why. It is related to aerodynamics though…but might have been for the airframe, or something about separation of stores when released. 

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5 hours ago, Geoff M said:

I believe it was for stores separation.  Why it is different from legacy hornets is a mystery.

 

Geoff M

 

I believe allot of that due to the new shape of the intakes and lower fuselage of the Supers ...

 

-Gregg

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On 10/5/2022 at 8:08 AM, stalal said:

 

 How does that hamper or supplement aerodynamics of the aircraft? 

Definitely a drag penalty.

 

Geoff M

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