F-35 Lightning II: Busting Myths video

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Unread post08 May 2015, 18:34

And here we are, hot off the press:

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Unread post08 May 2015, 20:05

Awesome Job

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Dragon029, is that your voice narrating the videos?
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Unread post08 May 2015, 20:26

Nope, that's the computer doing the speaking, although I'm glad that it's sufficiently fluent to be thought as potentially a real person's voice - specifically; I would feed this website a line at a time (it can only process ~12 second lines), using the "James (US)" voice. I chose that voice specifically because I think it sounds similar to the voice actor that Northrop uses in their EODAS, AN/APG-81, etc videos.

I chose not to narrate it myself because the last time I did a self-narrated video it took something like a dozen takes to get a single sentence how I wanted it; I'm just not very photogenic / whatever the audio equivalent is. The computer isn't as fluent as I'd like at certain points, but at least it's consistent and gets flow, etc correct 3/4 of the time.
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Unread post09 May 2015, 00:10

Great job once again Dragon 029. These videos help foster a more balanced view of the program. Take a bow. :applause:

For a future episode maybe you can consider expounding on the paradigm shift from "speed is life" to "information is life"? Along the way address things like OODA Loop, Kill Chain, C5ISR, ISTAR, Combat Cloud, etc. and how the F-35 fits into the picture...

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Unread post09 May 2015, 00:16

Dragon029 wrote:And here we are, hot off the press:



Love your work dragon!! :D
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Unread post09 May 2015, 04:44

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Unread post12 May 2015, 09:43

This information is from a tragic fatal USN Hornet accident - two F/A-18Cs collided with one pilot killed - the other not at fault pilot ejected and survived OK. Anyway what is interesting for this thread (see previous page about cost) is the USN estimate for the total cost of the aircraft lost.

Newspaper Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/us/lt ... death.html

F/A-18C 77,343,288 & F/A-18C 74,585,124 Dollars US

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Unread post12 May 2015, 14:25

Well that goes a long way to show the difference between any common purchase price metric and the all up ready to go metric.
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Unread post12 May 2015, 22:48

Salute!

Another great video.

Need to get video of the Yuma folks doing vertical landings and a short field takeoff with no "wind over the deck" like a boat would have.

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http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/these- ... 1703736195

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Unread post13 May 2015, 02:31

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:Well that goes a long way to show the difference between any common purchase price metric and the all up ready to go metric.



Exactly. When boeing fans compare the price of the f18 to the f35 they always fail to include the engine and the numerous additional pods which hike up the price.

I wonder if DAS will pretty much eliminate these kinds of accidents. Seems like in the f35 the pilots would have known exactly where eachother were.
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Unread post13 May 2015, 13:19

thomonkey wrote:
sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:Well that goes a long way to show the difference between any common purchase price metric and the all up ready to go metric.



Exactly. When boeing fans compare the price of the f18 to the f35 they always fail to include the engine and the numerous additional pods which hike up the price.


Boeing and the Navy hiding true costs? Say it aint so, Joe...

Oh yeah, and they bought 157 aircraft before OT (which, obtw, they failed...)

http://www.gao.gov/assets/110/100505.pdf
http://www.gao.gov/assets/150/140140.pdf
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Unread post13 May 2015, 14:50

Gums wrote:Salute!

Another great video.

Need to get video of the Yuma folks doing vertical landings and a short field takeoff with no "wind over the deck" like a boat would have.

See


http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/these- ... 1703736195

Gums sends...


Great find.

Notably, at about the 3-4 second mark we hear the LSO repeating the pilot's 'abeam' call -- 40.7/6.7. That means he 's about to enter the hover and VL with 6500ish lbs of JP -- in 90F+ degree temps. Any of you RN/RAF/IT guys paying attention?
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Unread post15 May 2015, 16:57

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Unread post15 May 2015, 17:29

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Unread post15 May 2015, 19:58

thomonkey wrote:
I wonder if DAS will pretty much eliminate these kinds of accidents. Seems like in the f35 the pilots would have known exactly where eachother were.


DAS will certainly help but Eliminate?
Just because you CAN see an object doesn't mean you won't crash into it anyway.
How many pilots have crashed into Mother Earth -- you don't really need DAS to see that. If you don't look, DAS can't help you.
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