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Stings with rockets .

Postby Warmi » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:23 pm

TL Ultralight apparently signed some kind of deal with Iraq for delivery of “a large number of our aircraft to Iraq.”.
Wonder what sort of deal , some kind of basic flight Air Force cadet training ?

http://www.tl-ultralight.cz/en/news/tl- ... raq.-11855
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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby Jim Hardin » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:20 pm

Probably for use as a light ground attack aircraft :wink:

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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby MrMorden » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:53 am

Hmm...where does it say anything about rockets? I'm guessing it's for military primary training.

Though firing rockets from an LSA would be pretty darned fun!
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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby drseti » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:23 am

MrMorden wrote:Though firing rockets from an LSA would be pretty darned fun!


Not as much fun as firing rockets at an LSA! :mrgreen:
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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby Wm.Ince » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:36 pm

MrMorden wrote:. . . Though firing rockets from an LSA would be pretty darned fun!

Until one hangs up inside the pod. That would be one wild ride. Those rocket motors only burn for a few seconds though. :D
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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby MrMorden » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:08 pm

Wm.Ince wrote:
MrMorden wrote:. . . Though firing rockets from an LSA would be pretty darned fun!

Until one hangs up inside the pod. That would be one wild ride. Those rocket motors only burn for a few seconds though. :D


JATO!!! :D

Just keep that opposite rudder floored, LOL.
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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby MrMorden » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:09 pm

Wm.Ince wrote:
MrMorden wrote:. . . Though firing rockets from an LSA would be pretty darned fun!

Until one hangs up inside the pod. That would be one wild ride. Those rocket motors only burn for a few seconds though. :D


I'd suggest a minigun instead, but you've told me how you feel about that. ;)
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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby Jim Hardin » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:05 am

At 1320# you will need helium filled rockets :wink:

But primary training is the likely use then the surviving class members would move up to a jet trainer.

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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby Warmi » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:11 am

Jim Hardin wrote:At 1320# you will need helium filled rockets :wink:

But primary training is the likely use then the surviving class members would move up to a jet trainer.


Stings are such docile planes that as long as you can manage to get into one without getting injured on the way , the rest is nice, safe and easy ...
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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby MrMorden » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:34 am

Jim Hardin wrote:At 1320# you will need helium filled rockets :wink:


But think of the RANGE on those puppies! :)
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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby smutny » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:03 pm

It's been done before....

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Although the MFI-9 has a max speed a couple mph too high for LSA, the gross is only about 1250lbs.
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Re: Stings with rockets .

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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby Scooper » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:46 pm

A couple of the photos show the group inspecting the engine installation and seating in the new Stream model. That is a tandem seater with retractable landing gear, which looks alot like it's purpose built as a military trainer. Put a couple of hard points in the wing structure and you've got a relatively inexpensive ground attack aircraft.

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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby Warmi » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:14 pm

Hmm .. not sure. It seems like I could shoot down a plane like that with a Glock :D

Btw. TL Ultralight imho tends to make very good looking planes but ...the new Stream, I don't know ,it seems rather ugly.
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Re: Stings with rockets .

Postby smutny » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:37 pm

All joking aside, I highly doubt these are even for the IQAF. They have their primary trainer in the Lasta 95 already. This looks more like the start of a GA presence in Iraq.
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