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Unread post25 Jan 2018, 15:55

That short takeoff was insane. We don't know the load she was carrying/fuel, but by the time I counted to 4 she was airborne!
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Unread post16 Feb 2018, 11:01

NOT only TWIN overhead GOfast Red Bits but WHITE Rocket Booster installed - Gee Wiz Willikins Brudda - wots goin' on?
F-35B sloped landing pad testing wraps up
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"BOGUE, NC, UNITED STATES Photo by Dane Wiedmann F-35 Lightning II Pax River ITF
Dan Levin, F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, pilots BF-2 during one of the last sloped landing pad flight tests Feb. 8 at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, North Carolina. The test flight was flown with the spin recovery chute installed for aft center of gravity vertical landing testing." https://www.dvidshub.net/download/image/4141433 (2.2Mb)
& https://www.dvidshub.net/download/image/4141430 (2.3Mb)

Source: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4141433/ ... g-wraps-up

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Unread post16 Feb 2018, 11:10

Gators need to step up to maximize benefit from F-35B capabilities.

https://breakingdefense.com/2018/02/upg ... s-quality/

CAPITOL HILL: If the Commandant of the Marine Corps had one more dollar to spend — and he probably will with the recent budget deal — he’d use it to upgrade Navy ships’ electronics to take full advantage of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, he said this morning. The Marines’ new F-35Bs have the sensors to gather vast amounts of data and the computer smarts to “fuse” and make sense of it, experts tell us, but the Navy amphibious warships it will fly from lack the networks and computing to download and use all that intelligence.

“Right now we’re not even close to having that discussion with some of our amphibs, particularly the big deck amphibs,” Neller said. (That’s the LHA and LHD classes, often referred to as mini aircraft carriers). “We’re putting a fifth gen airplane on that amphib and we’re running a less than fifth gen command and control suite. And so to me that would be the first thing.”...

“A Fifth Generation Marine Corps”

“Fifth Generation” is an aerospace term referring to the latest US multi-role fighters, the F-22 and F-35, with their combination of stealth, advanced sensors, and sophisticated computing to “fuse” information from different sensors into a single coherent picture easily understood (in theory) by the pilot. At recent fora such as the Surface Navy Association, Neller has started talking in broad strokes about upgrading the rest of the force to match, what he’s been calling a “Fifth Generation Marine Corps.”
"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post16 Feb 2018, 15:39

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Unread post16 Feb 2018, 15:41

mixelflick wrote:That short takeoff was insane. We don't know the load she was carrying/fuel, but by the time I counted to 4 she was airborne!

One may conjecture that the aircraft had a light fuel load - only enough to enable a quick transition for a vertical landing.
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Unread post16 Feb 2018, 16:55

Why the spin chute?
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Unread post16 Feb 2018, 18:07

SpudmanWP wrote:Why the spin chute?


I certainly have no inside info, nor do I really know for sure ...
but I gathered the chute attachment has attitude and rate sensors for spin testing that could be used for data for these tests. But that's just a guess. It's a test data collector. ??

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Unread post16 Feb 2018, 20:41

Does not the photo caption above explain well enough (or not enough)? Just the sheer weight of the thing (with perhaps some removable weight bits & pieces for different 'aft centre of gravity test points' perhaps is reason as well as others.
"...The test flight was flown with the spin recovery chute installed for aft center of gravity vertical landing testing."
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Unread post16 Feb 2018, 20:47

Lol.. Who reads captions?

That's like buying Playboy for the articles.
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Unread post17 Feb 2018, 02:34

Here is another caption to NOT read:
"A U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II 5th-generation fighter taxis on the flight line during pre-initial Operational Testing and Evaluation Jan. 23, 2018, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. All three variants of the F-35 were brought to Eielson to test and evaluate their ability to operate in an extreme cold-weather environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson)" https://media.defense.gov/2018/Feb/15/2 ... 9-1023.JPG (4.4Mb)
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Unread post17 Feb 2018, 04:10

SpudmanWP wrote:Lol.. Who reads captions?

That's like buying Playboy for the articles.



What caption?
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Unread post17 Feb 2018, 07:30

popcorn wrote:Gators need to step up to maximize benefit from F-35B capabilities.

https://breakingdefense.com/2018/02/upg ... s-quality/

CAPITOL HILL: If the Commandant of the Marine Corps had one more dollar to spend — and he probably will with the recent budget deal — he’d use it to upgrade Navy ships’ electronics to take full advantage of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter


This was a great read. I almost double posted this. Then I asked myself, if I didn't do a search, what would Spaz say? :doh:
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Unread post17 Feb 2018, 12:19

Always fun to see an A/C take off with the tails fully down. LOL.
They put the wheels on the wrong side. LOL.
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Unread post18 Feb 2018, 23:32

mixelflick wrote:That short takeoff was insane. We don't know the load she was carrying/fuel, but by the time I counted to 4 she was airborne!


A light-loaded GR3/AV8A would go from brake release to 65kts in less than three seconds. Count thousand-one, thousand two thous...65kts, rotate the nozzles.
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Unread post22 Feb 2018, 23:10

spazsinbad wrote:It bugs me that a FREE Video is claimed with a watermark as per the site above. RESIST REVOLT I can't take it anymore....



Question, what is the puff a some at about 1:48? Eh?
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