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Unread post24 Feb 2016, 22:22

NAVAIR : 24 Feb 2016 "Photo of the day: Cmdr. Tony "Brick" Wilson takes aircraft CF-05, an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, into a 45-degree dive during an external GBU-12 weapons separation test Feb. 18. (U.S. Navy photo) https://www.facebook.com/NAVAIR/photos/ ... =3&theater & https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... 3056_o.jpg
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Unread post24 Feb 2016, 22:47

"ZOMG! F-35 can't hit anything unless it dives like a WWII dive bomber!" - Solomon.
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Unread post24 Feb 2016, 23:23

sferrin wrote:"ZOMG! F-35 can't hit anything unless it dives like a WWII dive bomber!" - Solomon.


Its a modern Stuka!!! unlike the A-10 which is much better!! :wink:

Cool pic Spaz, thanks for sharing
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Unread post24 Feb 2016, 23:38

And just because I don't know where else to put it:



Go Hill!!! :drool:
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Unread post24 Feb 2016, 23:57

HILL: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=25663

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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 02:14

sferrin wrote:And just because I don't know where else to put it:



Go Hill!!! :drool:


...standing question; all of these filmed with radar (training??) reflectors... US airspace requirements??...hmm...

I expect we will be waiting till Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) deploys without reflectors??

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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 04:36

For those maintainers who have to screw in all those screws onto panels, are there not torque over limiting power screw drivers that can screw them in faster then by hand?
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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 09:21

sferrin wrote:"ZOMG! F-35 can't hit anything unless it dives like a WWII dive bomber!" - Solomon.


or how about this...

"F-35 cannot defeat armored units unless it imparts more kinetic energy to bombs by going into a dive." - David Axe and Dave Majumdar

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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 13:11

KamenRiderBlade wrote:For those maintainers who have to screw in all those screws onto panels, are there not torque over limiting power screw drivers that can screw them in faster then by hand?


I noticed that too. Maybe it's just the desire not to impose another supply chain that requires batteries, chargers, maintenance for the tools, etc. on the system.
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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 14:28

KamenRiderBlade wrote:For those maintainers who have to screw in all those screws onto panels, are there not torque over limiting power screw drivers that can screw them in faster then by hand?

They are saving selling then till the MLU. At the moment they are quite happy selling the old stock of $5,000 speed handle wrenches
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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 14:35

sferrin wrote:
KamenRiderBlade wrote:For those maintainers who have to screw in all those screws onto panels, are there not torque over limiting power screw drivers that can screw them in faster then by hand?


I noticed that too. Maybe it's just the desire not to impose another supply chain that requires batteries, chargers, maintenance for the tools, etc. on the system.

Bingo. KISS principle.
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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 15:54

optimist wrote:
KamenRiderBlade wrote:For those maintainers who have to screw in all those screws onto panels, are there not torque over limiting power screw drivers that can screw them in faster then by hand?

They are saving selling then till the MLU. At the moment they are quite happy selling the old stock of $5,000 speed handle wrenches


Do you have any factual evidence that those "wrenches" cost $5000 each?
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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 16:00

KamenRiderBlade wrote:For those maintainers who have to screw in all those screws onto panels, are there not torque over limiting power screw drivers that can screw them in faster then by hand?


They don't want to strip out the screws.


and the military doesn't pay hourly.

My dad was in for 20 years, power tools aren't allowed. In the civilian world it's much more common

Ratcheting screw drives are the most common though. Remember the screws are made of aluminum, it's not hard to egg em out
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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 16:20

Clip for Screws Loose - every which way but....
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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 19:12

XanderCrews wrote:
KamenRiderBlade wrote:For those maintainers who have to screw in all those screws onto panels, are there not torque over limiting power screw drivers that can screw them in faster then by hand?


They don't want to strip out the screws.


and the military doesn't pay hourly.

My dad was in for 20 years, power tools aren't allowed. In the civilian world it's much more common

Ratcheting screw drives are the most common though. Remember the screws are made of aluminum, it's not hard to egg em out

I didn't know power tools aren't allowed.

Is there a reason as to why that is?
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