F-35C DT-II TESTING CVN

Production milestones, roll-outs, test flights, service introduction and other milestones.
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Unread post05 Oct 2015, 11:08

http://www.navy.mil/viewGallery.asp?id=0&page=9088&r=4 IKE GALLERY Oct 2015
Caption: "151003-N-UY653-021 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 3, 2015) Two F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighters assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 taxi across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The F-35C Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force is currently conducting follow-on sea trials aboard the Eisenhower. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Utah Kledzik/Released)"

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Unread post05 Oct 2015, 12:42

From that angle the C is all wing and control surfaces.
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Unread post05 Oct 2015, 12:46

Do the new curved upwards wing tips help with range/fuel burn? Oops... :crazypilot: :pint: :whistle: :nono: :lol: :roll:
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Unread post05 Oct 2015, 17:28

spazsinbad wrote:Do the new curved upwards wing tips help with range/fuel burn? Oops... :crazypilot: :pint: :whistle: :nono: :lol: :roll:


Those are winglets you heathen. :wink:
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Unread post05 Oct 2015, 19:01

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Unread post05 Oct 2015, 23:29

The first video of F-35Cs IKE arrival 02 Oct 2015 (on Yutub earlier) is available here as a 6.6Mb .WMV of low quality:

http://www.jsf.mil/video/f35test/Arrival_Eisenhower.wmv
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Unread post06 Oct 2015, 00:29

spazsinbad wrote::devil: At least someone is fretting for the rest of us about the safety of the USN F-35C test pilots. BZ. :doh:

http://snafu-solomon.blogspot.com.au/20 ... icane.html

Little does SNAFUboybli realise that a CVN - FAST - can go places - FAST - where weather is much much more betta. :roll:

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Unread post06 Oct 2015, 00:38

The Navy's also released a heap of videos:

















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Unread post06 Oct 2015, 01:18

archeman wrote:Solomon was going to "win" in his personal echo-chamber/blog no matter what in this case.
* If the F-35C flys out then "They Are SO Desperate"
* If they keep them home then "F-35C Afraid of Stormy Weather"


LoL...he banned me after I told him he was a douche (after destroying his article).
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Unread post06 Oct 2015, 01:25

Well if your post is still there do post the content it in the basement thread :)
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Unread post06 Oct 2015, 01:39

Thanks 'Dragon029' good pilot interviews in that lot of videos with answers about the HMDS and vHUD.
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Unread post06 Oct 2015, 04:01

In the 3rd video of Dragon's set, watch the rolling moment to the left on the longitudinal axis just after the aircraft touches down. I noticed that on the 02OCT vids, and these 03OCT vids. Happens on both the touch and go, and the arrested landing. Not sure what's causing that.
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Unread post06 Oct 2015, 04:15

I like the flight videos but I like the interviews even more. Thanks.
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Unread post06 Oct 2015, 04:23

maus92 wrote:In the 3rd video of Dragon's set, watch the rolling moment to the left on the longitudinal axis just after the aircraft touches down. I noticed that on the 02OCT vids, and these 03OCT vids. Happens on both the touch and go, and the arrested landing. Not sure what's causing that.


I didn't notice that on the previous videos but I did on these. I assumed it was a pitching deck.
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Unread post06 Oct 2015, 04:32

I noticed it as well; the deck isn't pitching at the time, but if you pay close attention to his attitude (reference the nosetip vs the vertical stabilisers) at touchdown though, he's crabbing a fair bit; landing in such a state, even with a simultaneous main landing gear touchdown (as in the video) will cause the jet to want to roll towards the side you were yawing away from. If it had been a mechanical failure (blown piston or something) it's likely you would have seen the jet sagging to its left after it comes to a rest, whereas we don't see that in the video.

Spaz, what would be a normal vs a dangerous crabbing angle (I know it varies by jet, but in your experience)? I did a little image analysis on a top-down image of the Eisenhower and assuming he caught the 2 or 3 wire, he would have landed with about 6 degrees yaw.

Either way though, the jet's built to handle these kinds of stresses, and in various other videos (eg, from DT-1) there isn't that much bouncing around.
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