Bf-2 on the hover pit photo

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Unread post07 Apr 2009, 15:12

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
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Unread post15 Apr 2009, 05:50

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
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Unread post15 Apr 2009, 06:35

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.
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Unread post15 Apr 2009, 09:15

Thanks for the link. Some very interesting images.. the F-35 strikes me as a very aerodynamically smooth looking jet.
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Unread post15 Apr 2009, 09:38

Those "wheels" look look like some sort of force measuring system.
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Unread post15 Apr 2009, 10:11

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?
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Unread post15 Apr 2009, 13:37

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.

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