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Published on January 7, 2011 By theAVMAN In OS Customization

Just curious what everyone is working on at the current moment! Leave a preview a teaser WIP screen shots whatever!

Lets see them WC!

ID Posted one in 2007 Link and 2008 Link and I did one in 2010 Link so here we go 2011!

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on Jan 12, 2011

Now that I saw the whole thing. Wow! That would be one cool toy to play with.

on Jan 12, 2011

Now that I saw the whole thing. Wow! That would be one cool toy to play with.
If you have DX you can download the version in the gallery and play with the earlier version.  It's me . . so it's pretty simple.

on Jan 12, 2011

I'll do that. And of course I have DX. Wouldn't leave home without it.

on Jan 12, 2011

It's sort of a Mig-25 Foxbat.... actually derived from a Mig 21 panel...that was 1024x768....revised to suit widescreen...1680x1050.

Took a lot more work than 'expected'....and way from finished....the toggles on the right came from a photo of a Mig31 [similar to the 25] .... and took 2 hours to set up.  At least I could use them 7 times [so far]....

Outside air temp is 40F ....skin temp is ... hot enough to ignite paper..... probably because I 'shouldn't' be doing that speed that low.....

BTW...the Panel BMP is actually 4 separate images - one of which is locked within a compiled 'gau' file and thus inaccessible, ignoring the added components.....gauges, switches, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on Jan 12, 2011

Wasn't the Foxbat touted as the fastest plane in the world at one time. I don't remember all of it but according to the stats its ceiling was supposed to be in excess of 80,000 feet. Then the Russian pilot decided to fly one to Japan and defect, giving the Japanese and us a hands on with the Mig-25. Turns out it was heavier than a Phantom II, clumsy and nowhere near as good as the Russians said it was. It was a long time ago and my facts may be somewhat 'rusty'.

on Jan 12, 2011

"Wasn't the Foxbat touted as the fastest plane in the world at one time. I don't remember all of it but according to the stats its ceiling was supposed to be in excess of 80,000 feet. Then the Russian pilot decided to fly one to Japan and defect, giving the Japanese and us a hands on with the Mig-25. Turns out it was heavier than a Phantom II, clumsy and nowhere near as good as the Russians said it was. It was a long time ago and my facts may be somewhat 'rusty'."

The 25 was the fastest at that time.... held several speed and altitude records...and climb to altitude records.

It had one specific purpose...which the US wasn't aware of...and the USSR wasn't about to correct them.  It was purely an 'Interceptor' with a sophisticated radar array [hence the size of its nose in particular] intended to get the plane ASAP to a position to launch simultaneous multi target strikes against incoming SAC high altitude incursion.  It was NEVER intended to dogfight as it was simply the biggest [two] engines stuck in something that would push it in a straight line....actually faster than its airframe could stand....'safe' mach was about 2.6 .....they tended to 'bend' themselves at 3.2, as did the motors.

So much 'panic' surrounded it that it prompted the Eastwood film "Firefox" .... fictinal name...as the 25 was the 'Foxbat' and its successor the 31 was the 'Foxhound'....slightly better handling...and better radar/targetting tech, having close similarity with the Tomcat [other than the latter's variable wing and better low speed performance].

The SR71 Interceptor version that would have been very similar in function never eventuated once the US had their hands on the 25 that defected to Japan.  It was only then they realised what it was - for.....

on Jan 12, 2011

# Plane Top Speed Max. Altitude
1. X-43 (Unmanned) Mach 9.8 110,000 feet
2. X-15 Mach 6.72 354,200 feet
3. SR-71 Blackbird (YF-12) Mach 3.2+ 85,000+ feet
4. MiG-25R Foxbat-B Mach 3.2 123,524 feet
4. X-2 Mach 3.2 126,200 feet
5. XB-70 Valkyrie Mach 3.1 77,350 feet
6. MiG-31 Foxhound Mach 2.83 67,600 feet
7. MiG-25 Foxbat (Ye-155) Mach 2.8 118,900 feet
8. F-15 Eagle Mach 2.5 60,000 feet
8. F-111 Aardvark Mach 2.5 60,000+ feet
9. X-1 Mach 2.435 90,440 feet
10. Su-24 Fencer Mach 2.4 57,400 feet
11. Tu-144 Charger Mach 2.35 59,055 feet
11. MiG-23 Flogger Mach 2.35 60,700 feet
11. Su-27 Flanker Mach 2.35 59,055 feet
12. F-14A Tomcat Mach 2.34 58,000+ feet

Top 12 performers....note #3, #4 and #12 ..... the altitudes are interesting too.... 

 

on Jan 13, 2011

Thanks for the refresher. Been so long since I've done anything with aircraft most of what I remember has turned to dust. I just remembered this. Did you view the screenshot of the F-35? It's facing severe cutbacks. Too bad though. Its an excellent replacement for the Harrier.

on Jan 14, 2011

Venture DX WIP for the upcoming Venture WindowBlind by 2of3.

on Jan 14, 2011

I updated my DX video player with a better background, and better control.  I rather like it.  

Gallery link: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/desktopx_widgets/2015/

Video (now moved to YouTube. Irony, no?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMRWDQdc0m8

 

on Jan 14, 2011

(I wonder how long my free screencast account will hold up.   )

on Jan 14, 2011

Hey Zubaz could you post a link to that so I could see it full size please sir?

 

on Jan 14, 2011

theAVMAN
Hey Zubaz could you post a link to that so I could see it full size please sir? 
Yep.  Updated the post above.  

(Thanks for teh assist!

on Jan 14, 2011

Yep. Updated the post above.

Jump on msn messenger if you have a sec!

on Jan 14, 2011

Number 4. One more to go.