Most agile F-35?

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Unread post21 Feb 2021, 10:41

A little excerpt on the F-35C (a.k.a. Obese Amelia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNJY1l3XUPc&t=2687s

Mover: What is your scariest Obese Amelia moment

GB: It is impossible to pee on that thing...

Mover: did you like flying it?

GB: Loved flying it, its an awesome airplane, all the high tech, the big screen the iron man helmet,

Mover: was it a proficient dogfighter, was it fun to BFM with

GB: I didn't really get to fight it very much, I wouldn't be the best to answer that, but I would say that, the FCS was really, really impressive, it moves... it's (inaudible) limited, its really (inaudible) when it moves, it had high AoA just like the hornet, its more powerful and less draggy than the hornet, so, I din't really fight in it very much in my time flying it, but its really not a (inaudibe) in terms of performance.


Feel free to pick up on all the words I couldn't understand. conversation starts at 39 minutes
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Unread post22 Feb 2021, 21:35

Turning closed captioning on, some of the words phrases appear to be:

"the fcs was really really impressive it moved it was quite nimbly it was really not any slouch by any means..."

"it was definitely not a slouch in terms of performance."
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Unread post22 Feb 2021, 22:03

“Obese...” yet, “...its more powerful and less draggy than the hornet.”

I’m shocked I tell you. Shocked.

And it’s the slowest accelerating of the three variants, no?

Recalling the hue and cry over the (2013?) spec changes. :lmao:
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Unread post23 Feb 2021, 04:29

quicksilver wrote:“Obese...” yet, “...its more powerful and less draggy than the hornet.”

I’m shocked I tell you. Shocked.

And it’s the slowest accelerating of the three variants, no?

Recalling the hue and cry over the (2013?) spec changes. :lmao:


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Unread post23 Feb 2021, 06:02

quicksilver wrote:“Obese...” yet, “...its more powerful and less draggy than the hornet.”

I’m shocked I tell you. Shocked.

And it’s the slowest accelerating of the three variants, no?

Recalling the hue and cry over the (2013?) spec changes. :lmao:

So, the Kevin Owens of the Fighter Jet world. =D
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Unread post25 Feb 2021, 16:24

zero-one wrote:A little excerpt on the F-35C (a.k.a. Obese Amelia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNJY1l3XUPc&t=2687s


Interesting nice post. :applause:
I tried extracting closed caption subtitles on youtube. 8) (Copy and paste.)
@37:00~
um you uh can we say what you flew or is

that illegal yeah yeah go ahead

all right

so hornets and then fat amy i'm sorry obese obese amelia

thank you yeah for the metric system.

obese amelia and then t45s right.

yeah there's some super hornets in there too.

super hornets all right so what is your scariest obese amelia story

oh my god

all of them

i think it's impossible it's impossible to pee in that jet i think that's what actually makes it the scariest.

oh god

that's that uh that's pretty rough because there's a qrb buckle that goes over your junk which is a lot harder to deal with and the g-suit is a little bit different and kind of all gets in the way and being in the jet is three times harder than it was in the hornet so that got pretty scary

but it can be done is what you're saying.

some guys have done i mean you find a motivated person you'll find someone that will you know jury rig some way to make it happen and someone has done it.

so i just i just make sure i go like twice before i go far.

did you wear the a tags.

no.

wow.

yeah i've heard the a tags makes it even wors.

no i didn't wear that so even with like the you know regular stuff regular gear it was still pretty uh that got pretty scary.

did you like flying it.

i love flying it. it's an awesome airplane it's uh it's super cool like i'm into all the you know the high tech and the nerdery stuff as far as like you know the big screen and the crazy iron man helmet i love that stuff and it lived up to that it was really cool.

it also had 20,000 pounds of internal gas almost so that was pretty sweet too for the first time ever not like sweating about running out of gas every five seconds like i used to before model.

was it a uh a proficient dog fighter i mean did you it was it fun to bfm with.

i didn't really get to find it very much i wouldn't be the best to answer that but i would say that the fcs was really really impressive it moved.

it was quite nimbly it was really not any slouch by any means it had a high aoa just like a hornet.

and it was more powerful and less draggy than the hornet.

so well i didn't get to really fight very much in it during my time flying it it was definitely not a slouch in terms of performance.

I'll focus on the gas 20,000lbs. 8) (I'm a Fuel Freak!)
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