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Old 02-10-2019, 01:33 AM   #1
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Default I want DCS: Clown-jet aka as Folland Gnat

If Circus Clowns, Lollipop Guild, and North Pole Elves had Air Force or Air Arm, it would be equipped with Folland Gnat. The MG Midget or Morgan Three Wheeler of jet aircraft.
Seriously, ever for British aerospace industry, which is odd, this type is crazy small. It looks like with pilot, , ejection seat (if it had one), and fuel, it is already at its max gw for T/O. Where is the rest of the aircraft?
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:03 PM   #2
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A fan of the movie Hot Shots by any chance?

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Old 02-11-2019, 02:21 AM   #3
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The indians did ok with em against pakistan IIRC
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:47 AM   #4
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Ah - happy days! I can still remember my first take-off, sitting in the front seat of a Gnat at RAF Valley. It was as though I was crammed into a goldfish bowl, and I clearly remember thinking “I am never going to be able to fly this”. Fortunately I did. Low level in the Welsh mountains was exhilarating!
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:37 AM   #5
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Preflight and mission planning must have been simple for this type. Especcially CG calculations. There was only one CG config for a specific Gnat. Pilot and fuel. From that known, calculations for CG, center of lift, and center of pressure, probably did not vary much.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:54 AM   #6
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What a cute l’il plane!
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:59 AM   #7
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CG was only a problem when, while flying a simulated hydraulic failure in ‘manual’, you retracted the gear while overshooting - very exciting. Everyone who ever flew the Gnat will know what I mean and at least 99% of those will have done it!
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