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  • Loke
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jun 2008
    • 3302

    Aircraft 101: Radars, stealth, ECM and more!

    I did not know which thread to put this one in, so I decided I might as well start a new one...


    Lots of "basic" stuff on radars, ECM, stealth, and even one on "fundamental principles of airplane flight":

    https://basicsaboutaerodynamicsandav...wordpress.com/

    I am no expert on any of these fields, but with my limited understanding it looks quite accurate to me, and also quite well described.

    What do the experts say? Is this a good source for basic info for the lay person?
  • moon_light
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • May 2012
    • 1014

    #2
    I found that website recently too. Article go from the most basic to very advance but all information are explained in an easy to understand way, and he has a reference list as well. Needless to say it is the best source of unbiased information that i have seen to date.It such a shame that this website isn't nearly as popular as these BS blog from Picard and the like.
    Last edited by moon_light; 12th August 2016, 14:18.

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    • stealthflanker
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Sep 2015
      • 1010

      #3
      Originally posted by moon_light View Post
      I found that website recently too. Article go from the most basic to very advance but all information are explained in an easy to understand way, and he has a reference list as well. Needless to say it is the best source of unbiased information that i have seen to date.It such a shame that this website isn't nearly as popular as these BS blog from Picard and the like.
      and you will have your answer on polarization there.

      https://basicsaboutaerodynamicsandav...ntals-part-ii/

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      • moon_light
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • May 2012
        • 1014

        #4
        Originally posted by stealthflanker View Post
        and you will have your answer on polarization there.

        https://basicsaboutaerodynamicsandav...ntals-part-ii/
        Wow, that some great memory you got

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        • mig-31bm
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Oct 2013
          • 2116

          #5
          Originally posted by moon_light View Post
          It such a shame that this website isn't nearly as popular as these BS blog from Picard and the like.
          There are a few reasons for that
          1- This website is new, Picard blog, APA has been created for several years already, given enough time they will be equally popular
          2-While this website give a lot of knowledge, it doesn't have any "this vs that" sort of comparison, you know that what internet fan boy interested in. Even if the comparison is very dumb.
          3- These posts are too long because they need to covered such a big topic. Most people are very lazy to read, they like something simple and being spoon feed to them

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          • garryA
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Dec 2015
            • 1120

            #6
            TBH the traffic actually not that bad
            Last edited by garryA; 5th July 2017, 06:06.

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            • Nicolas10
              Senior Member
              • May 2005
              • 4523

              #7
              Nice website thanks.

              Reading the article about ESM confirms the impression I've had for many years that air combat looks more & more like submarines combat.

              Nic
              Last edited by Nicolas10; 15th August 2016, 10:00.

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              • garryA
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Dec 2015
                • 1120

                #8
                So i just tweak the display of the website abit , changed some pictures to gif so that it look better , but iam abit worried that it may take too long to load , so can someone try and tell me if the front pages load speed is acceptable ? https://basicsaboutaerodynamicsandav...wordpress.com/

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                • mig-31bm
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Oct 2013
                  • 2116

                  #9
                  Originally posted by garryA View Post
                  So i just tweak the display of the website abit , changed some pictures to gif so that it look better , but iam abit worried that it may take too long to load , so can someone try and tell me if the front pages load speed is acceptable ? https://basicsaboutaerodynamicsandav...wordpress.com/
                  Look good to me

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                  • Loke
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jun 2008
                    • 3302

                    #10
                    Originally posted by mig-31bm View Post
                    Look good to me
                    It doesn't "good" to me, it looks great!

                    Thanks GarryA for putting this together, well done!!!

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                    • moon_light
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • May 2012
                      • 1014

                      #11
                      Originally posted by garryA View Post
                      So i just tweak the display of the website abit , changed some pictures to gif so that it look better , but iam abit worried that it may take too long to load , so can someone try and tell me if the front pages load speed is acceptable ? https://basicsaboutaerodynamicsandav...wordpress.com/
                      Like loke said, it looks great, the gif load a little bit slow at first, but all web browser have cache so it wouldn't be a problem in my opinion. But if you still concerned about the load speed then you can convert them to gifv instead of gif, reduce files size dramatically.Alternatively, you can convert them to BPG

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                      • Marcellogo
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jun 2014
                        • 1831

                        #12
                        Great site GarryA! Just expand a little further the one about areodinamics, please.
                        Just to explain things about High AoA, supermaneovreaubility, post stall maneuvering and so on.

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                        • garryA
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Dec 2015
                          • 1120

                          #13
                          Originally posted by Loke View Post
                          It doesn't "good" to me, it looks great!

                          Thanks GarryA for putting this together, well done!!!
                          Thanks for your kind words i will try to keep it up
                          Originally posted by moon_light View Post
                          Like loke said, it looks great, the gif load a little bit slow at first, but all web browser have cache so it wouldn't be a problem in my opinion. But if you still concerned about the load speed then you can convert them to gifv instead of gif, reduce files size dramatically.Alternatively, you can convert them to BPG
                          So i followed your suggestion and was able to convert GIF to BPG using this https://www.reaconverter.com/convert/gif_to_bpg.html software , the files size reduced significantly from 19 MB to just over 500 KB, too bad though Wordpress doesnt recognize .BPG files type and neither is most software in my laptop, I already tried to convert GiF to GiFv but Wordpress doesnt allow me to upload video. Anyways i optimized the GIF abit , reduce their colour and resolution a tiny bit so now the front page is only half the size ( 10.1 MB now as opposed to 19.5 MB before so hopefully the loading time would be more bearable ( unless you are from Australia , in which case the loading time would be enomous for some weird reason that i havent been able to figure out why )
                          Last edited by garryA; 22nd August 2016, 04:07.

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                          • garryA
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Dec 2015
                            • 1120

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Marcellogo View Post
                            Great site GarryA! Just expand a little further the one about areodinamics, please.
                            Just to explain things about High AoA, supermaneovreaubility, post stall maneuvering and so on.
                            Actually, the post about aircraft flight was my first blog post ,but it is very short compared to others subject because it is still unfinished , i will finish it in the future but for the moment i need to do more research about it since the field is wide and rather complex.

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                            • mig-31bm
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Oct 2013
                              • 2116

                              #15
                              Originally posted by garryA View Post
                              So i followed your suggestion and was able to convert GIF to BPG using this https://www.reaconverter.com/convert/gif_to_bpg.html software , the files size reduced significantly from 19 MB to just over 500 KB, too bad though Wordpress doesnt recognize .BPG files type and neither is most software in my laptop, I already tried to convert GiF to GiFv but Wordpress doesnt allow me to upload video. Anyways i optimized the GIF abit , reduce their colour and resolution a tiny bit so now the front page is only half the size ( 10.1 MB now as opposed to 19.5 MB before so hopefully the loading time would be more bearable ( unless you are from Australia , in which case the loading time would be enomous for some weird reason that i havent been able to figure out why )
                              According to https://www.dotcom-tools.com/website-speed-test.aspx , people that are not from China will load the blog in seconds

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                              • garryA
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Dec 2015
                                • 1120

                                #16
                                New post is up if you guys still interested haha
                                Electro optic Part I
                                Last edited by garryA; 5th July 2017, 05:08. Reason: wrong link, sorry

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                                • garryA
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Dec 2015
                                  • 1120

                                  #17
                                  Posted wrong link, my bad

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                                  • stealthflanker
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Sep 2015
                                    • 1010

                                    #18
                                    Nice work.

                                    Im curious tho why don't you post range equation for Infra red sensor ?

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                                    • moon_light
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • May 2012
                                      • 1014

                                      #19
                                      New post is up
                                      It has been such a long time since last article, I thought you stopped writing.

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                                      • garryA
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Dec 2015
                                        • 1120

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by stealthflanker
                                        Nice work.

                                        Im curious tho why don't you post range equation for Infra red sensor ?
                                        I must have missed that, i guess. I will add later, thank you for constructive criticism

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