Any F-35C Hook updates?

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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 01:09

Earlier this year it was announced that there would be further tests of the redesigned hook this Summer. Anyone aware of developments?
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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 01:20

Haven't heard anything since it came out that the USN has been providing bad data on wire-dynamics to non-Boeing contractors (funny how little attention that got in comparison to the F-35C bolters). Nothing substantive has been published on the matter since... as far as I can tell.
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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 01:34

Always good to look here - where else? - but I would say that wouldn't i?:

F-35 milestones » F-35C Lands at Lakehurst For Testing Why this topic is here always befuddles me but what's new? :D

http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... &start=345 STROLLDOWNLAST
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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 01:41

spazsinbad wrote:Always good to look here - where else? - but I would say that wouldn't i?:

F-35 milestones » F-35C Lands at Lakehurst For Testing Why this topic is here always befuddles me but what's new? :D

http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... &start=345 STROLLDOWNLAST


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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 01:43

spazsinbad wrote:Always good to look here - where else? - but I would say that wouldn't i?:

F-35 milestones » F-35C Lands at Lakehurst For Testing Why this topic is here always befuddles me but what's new? :D

http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... &start=345 STROLLDOWNLAST


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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 01:43

spazsinbad wrote:Always good to look here - where else? - but I would say that wouldn't i?:

F-35 milestones » F-35C Lands at Lakehurst For Testing Why this topic is here always befuddles me but what's new? :D

http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... &start=345 STROLLDOWNLAST
He was asking for "new developments." That's just the same old news about carrier-trials with a recent date on it (DOT&E is behind as usual).
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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 01:53

IIRC, 'C' hook passed CDR a couple months ago. Goes back to Lakehurst in late fall. DT-1 about a year from now.

And in other news, F-35B will go to the ship for the SECOND time this August...
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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 02:01

Thanks for the news then 'lookieloo' - one may ask - what is new in your opinion. If you have news then please provide it - thanks. If you bothered to look there was 'news' on 14 May this year but not up to the minute I'll admit. Otherwise we just have to take 'quicksilver' news at face value. Is 'quicksilver' reliable? Does he provide 'good' news? :D The only "news so to speak" is already on the forum here:

http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... &start=330 (top of the page - with the ship trials for B/C mentioned a few times now.) So whatever...
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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 02:30

spazsinbad wrote:Thanks for the news then 'lookieloo' - one may ask - what is new in your opinion. If you have news then please provide it - thanks. If you bothered to look there was 'news' on 14 May this year but not up to the minute I'll admit. Otherwise we just have to take 'quicksilver' news at face value. Is 'quicksilver' reliable? Does he provide 'good' news? :D The only "news so to speak" is already on the forum here:

http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... &start=330 (top of the page - with the ship trials for B/C mentioned a few times now.) So whatever...
Easy there. :notworthy: We all know the basics:
... hook didn't work (critics rejoyce and hoot)
... business-end was sharpened and it worked somewhat better, but the cushy parts needed mods (critics still hooting)
... fix planned for cushy parts announced and land/ship testing expected 2013-2014 (critics hoot a bit less)
... X-47 has same problem and USN fingered for faulty wire-data, journalists forced to admit same for F-35 (critics shut up for most part, very little interest in reporting story since)

That's all I'm sayin.
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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 03:16

Still and all what is new then?
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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 04:21

No big deal guys.. really. I was,just curious about the "Summer" tests announced last April but apparently nothing available yet. Safe to assume though that they are busy beavers refining their fix leading up to ship trials next year.
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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 04:22

No big deal guys.. really. I was,just curious about the "Summer" tests announced last April but apparently nothing available yet. Safe to assume though that they are busy beavers refining their fix leading up to ship trials next year.
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Unread post24 Dec 2013, 18:57

http://news.usni.org/2013/12/23/navys-f ... hook-tests

Finally, something solid on the hook successfully trapping on land.. great!
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Unread post24 Dec 2013, 19:30

'popcorn' you may wonder how the thread about the hook became so long and ended up here - I have no idea :D - but anyway the news was in already there:

viewtopic.php?f=57&t=15767&p=263923#p263923 [scroll up probably]
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Unread post25 Dec 2013, 14:20

spazsinbad wrote:'popcorn' you may wonder how the thread about the hook became so long and ended up here - I have no idea :D - but anyway the news was in already there:

viewtopic.php?f=57&t=15767&p=263923#p263923 [scroll up probably]

My bad.. I don't monitor the "Milestones" subforum.. :oops:
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