Bf-2 on the hover pit photo

Unread postPosted: 07 Apr 2009, 15:12
by Ztex
I saw this pic over at Fence Check.

BF-2 strapped down on the pit at Lock Mart Fort Worth.

http://www.fencecheck.com/forums/index.php/topic,689.msg220235.html#msg220235

RE: Bf-2 on the hover pit photo

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 05:50
by Ztex
More photos from the test pit...

Anyone want to give us a lesson in what these funky wheels are/do.

http://www.jsf.mil/gallery/gal_photo_sdd_f35btest.htm

RE: Bf-2 on the hover pit photo

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 06:35
by Sharkey
However the tail on the photo shows it is BF-01. I hope we will see hovering on video sometime soon. LM looks to be doing a great job with such a massive project.

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 09:15
by popcorn
Thanks for the link. Some very interesting images.. the F-35 strikes me as a very aerodynamically smooth looking jet.

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 09:38
by cywolf32
Those "wheels" look look like some sort of force measuring system.

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 10:11
by LinkF16SimDude
Am I the only one who wonders how much that thing's gonna shake when that barndoor is opened during the H2V transition? Or perhaps it's rigged so that it only opens in a certain speed range?

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 13:37
by Ztex
Sorry about the Bf- confusion...It is BF-1 oops

I was thinking that the "wheels" might be part of a sort of weigh cell device combined with the tie down mechanism.