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posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Six SAs arrived in the UK today on their delivery flight.




posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

Raytheon has some interesting testbed aircraft. Their 727 landed in LA over the weekend.



Then there's the Boeing 757 they used for an F-22 stand in.



There's even a fun small engine testbed.




posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Well, i guess then they do live up to their name in avionics as well



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

I'd love to know what the 727 does. I bet there's some fun there.

Boeing stopped flying their 757 for awhile, but we've caught it on the ground with them obviously using it for something.

Honeywell is doing some social media stuff with their engine testbed. They recently had a Q&A with the flight and test crews.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

So being it Raytheon, it seems to me there research is not in aerodynamics... we have other players for that.

But the strange shape additions are interesting. Sensor housing?

Honeywell is in our country almost exclusively known by consumers for house heating thermostats : )
I do however find them entangled in exotic energy research on my travels around innovation of energy production.

Sure it is an engine? Or an advanced high speed wind turbine ?? ( generator )
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posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

The nose is most likely an F-35 radar judging by the shape. The side might be communications related. It's some kind of antenna housing though.

Honeywell at one point was one of the biggest players in aviation systems. They're still a multi-billion dollar company, and produce engines and APUs as well as some avionics for commercial and military aircraft.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 02:21 PM
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Ah, now i understand i think. They take the shape of a designed part of another aircraft, and then fit in their electronic wizzard stuff, in the actual shape of the destination part and can test the effects of the shape on their equipment without having the actual aircraft being developed airborne.

If that makes any sense : )

Now you mention, I vaguely remember Honeywell making jet turbines. I also know they made some highly advanced wind turbine designs.. you still see nowhere ; )
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posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 02:27 PM
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Yeah, it let's them test the aerodynamic stresses of whatever they're testing, and with radar systems, they also install the full radar system, and they can test if the radome causes interference, as well as the performance in flight as opposed to on a ground rig.

Honeywell has branched out into several areas. They mostly do small aircraft engines on the engine side. Business jet class, as well as VLJs.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 03:08 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

Six SAs arrived in the UK today on their delivery flight.


Nice. Pity the USAF can't convert all the -E to this standard



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