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Sea Trials Of F-35 Aboard U.S.S. Wasp  
User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6057 times:

Apparently the U.S. Navy recently conducted sea trials with the F-35 in the Atlantic aboard the U.S.S. Wasp;

When I clicked on the link provided, a great view of the flight deck came up, but because I have a very slow satellite connection, it spent a considerable amount of time loading, and running videos really eats up my mega-bytes allowed.
From what little I saw, it was obviously filmed with a high quality camera. ( I hope it's worth watching)


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User currently offlineRIXrat From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5984 times:

Great video of the F-35 taking off and landing one the USS Wasp. Very good quality.

User currently offlinechecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5658 times:

Quoting Geezer (Thread starter):
Apparently the U.S. Navy recently conducted sea trials with the F-35 in the Atlantic aboard the U.S.S. Wasp;

2011 is recent?? Great video to watch in 1080p!

User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5629 times:

Amazing video, loved it!

One thing I've always thought when watching the B model is that, once in regular service, how often or likely is it for just one door or gimbal or whatever likely to fail? It is so cool to watch it 'transform' and impressive, but what if any of those several part movements fail is likely to happen and cause disastrous results?

I'm a big fan of the plane and hope it succeeds, but the complexity has always had me concerned.

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User currently offlinelegs From Australia, joined Jun 2006, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5619 times:

Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 3):
whatever likely to fail?

Given how all those doors are being used at a fairly critical flight phase, Im certain they are set up with the same amount of redundancy as the primary flight controls. So, connected to 2 separate and independent hydraulic systems, and 3 separate, independent sets of electrical signals from the flight control computers.

That being said, the program would not have progressed to flying status if the Navy and Marine Corps werent satisfied that there was a procedure to deal with all the failure modes of those doors, just like every other critical system onboard.

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7804 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5498 times:

Almost like watching something from an old science-fiction film.

User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 941 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5485 times:

Old video from Lockeheed, but cool none the less.


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