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MrBlueSky1960
07-23-2007, 08:16 AM
A nice 'What if'... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/1479/deltawinglightning04ec7.jpg

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2556/deltawinglightning02av2.jpg

MrBlueSky1960
07-23-2007, 08:16 AM
A nice 'What if'... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/1479/deltawinglightning04ec7.jpg

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2556/deltawinglightning02av2.jpg

Viper2005_
07-23-2007, 08:39 AM
Where would the main landing gear go?

HotelBushranger
07-23-2007, 08:47 AM
Bah who needs wheels http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

han freak solo
07-23-2007, 09:16 AM
That delta wing looks a ton better than the "near delta" of the real bird. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

Whirlin_merlin
07-23-2007, 10:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
That delta wing looks a ton better than the "near delta" of the real bird. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

May you be poked with sticks.
Sharp ones.

luftluuver
07-23-2007, 11:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Viper2005_:
Where would the main landing gear go? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Same place as on the regular Lightning.

Viper2005_
07-23-2007, 11:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by luftluuver:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Viper2005_:
Where would the main landing gear go? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Same place as on the regular Lightning. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There would appear to be some Red Top missiles in the way...

danjama
07-23-2007, 11:50 AM
How would this effect performance? Particularly its maximum speed...

ploughman
07-23-2007, 12:06 PM
Gosh, that plane's properly ef'canard.

han freak solo
07-23-2007, 12:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Whirlin_merlin:
May you be poked with sticks.
Sharp ones. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ouch. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

ultraHun
07-23-2007, 12:22 PM
Bar the ****ing name you have that kind of plane. (http://www.airpower.at/news06/1113_ef-diamond/GLD-066670.jpg)

Viper2005_
07-23-2007, 02:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
How would this effect performance? Particularly its maximum speed... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, neglecting the landing gear issue, probably not a lot since:

- EE investigated delta configurations during the original design of the aircraft.

- Lightning was limited by kinetic heating and intake aerodynamics more than anything else..

danjama
07-23-2007, 03:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Viper2005_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
How would this effect performance? Particularly its maximum speed... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, neglecting the landing gear issue, probably not a lot since:

- EE investigated delta configurations during the original design of the aircraft.

- Lightning was limited by kinetic heating and intake aerodynamics more than anything else.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ah yes, now i think about it i read a great article on the planes design limitations in Flypast a while ago, and included on the article was a good summary of the planes wing design, as well as what you have stated above.

Anyway other than this stuff, i love the lightning, a truly great plane in my eyes, one of my favourites. Its so beautiful! And what a beast! It was always one of my favourites at Duxford airshows when i was a lit'lun!

WarWolfe_1
07-23-2007, 04:08 PM
Much like the Delta Wing F-16. Really no gain but could carry more ordance http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

danjama
07-23-2007, 04:26 PM
Yea but lets be honest how cool are moving wings http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif