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U.S. Air Force Photo of the Day: F-35 'Pushes the Envelope'
United States Air Force ^ | December 5, 2012 | Tom Reynolds / Lockheed Martin

Posted on 03/15/2013 10:53:34 AM PDT by EnjoyingLife


David Nelson, Lockheed Martin F-35 chief test pilot, flew AF-4 during High Angle of Attack testing December 5, 2012, over Edwards Air Force Base, California. This was the first intentional departure of the F-35A. Via http://www.af.mil/photos/media_view.asp?id=820146 (1960 x 2744 pixels)

The Photographer 
Tom Reynolds / Lockheed Martin  



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: f35

1 posted on 03/15/2013 10:53:34 AM PDT by EnjoyingLife
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To: EnjoyingLife

Happy to see this was before the sequester.


2 posted on 03/15/2013 11:00:14 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: EnjoyingLife

Weren’t there a few threads here recently about the F-35 being software limited to sub 6G maneuvers?


3 posted on 03/15/2013 11:01:45 AM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

You’ll also see them software limited to geographic zones, like DVD players.

Other than that, fatso F35 doesn’t have an envelope. More like a bag.


4 posted on 03/15/2013 11:19:33 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Hardraade

First time they intentionally did this maneuver according to the link. hmmmm


5 posted on 03/15/2013 11:37:26 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver; Taxman

Heh. That anyone caught on camera. Who ya kiddin’?


6 posted on 03/15/2013 12:05:28 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: EnjoyingLife
Can you imagine just how freaking good that plane would be if the Kelly Johnsons who actually designed it, could actually be the ones to develop it, instead of the progressive bureaucrats who take these programs over and have a purpose and agenda other than their/our machine being the best it can be?

Either one cook, one recipe or maybe a few cooks and one recipe, but definitely done in that old school kitchen Kelly and the boys used back in the day, when their stuff was the best in the world.

But...when they include a bunch of people on staff who can't cook, all following different recipes, including some from those who hate the people who eat here, and then have to heat it up in the political Easy Bake oven they're stuck with, set on either "Crock pot" or "Toaster oven", it's amazing these things turn out as good as they do.

The core recipes they started with must be fairly decent, though, since eventually the field chefs and other devotees to fine dining get them right. They stay on the menu for decades and people, sometimes one generation to the next, love them.

Unfortunately, and obviously, it's always a bad time to try new recipes with that cooking staff, in that kitchen, as the F-35 aficionados and other connoisseurs are finding out.

7 posted on 03/15/2013 12:05:50 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: EnjoyingLife

More text and some video:

https://f35.com/the-f-35/f-35-program-timeline/2012accomplishments.aspx#aoa


8 posted on 03/15/2013 12:08:13 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Daffynition

Aircraft test flights are carefully planned and rigidly followed. I seriously doubt they departed from the flight plan significantly.

Its astounding that this far into the program they are only now getting to this phase.


9 posted on 03/15/2013 12:11:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I’m not. People keep thinking of the F-35 as a fighter; a stealthy F-16. It isn’t any such thing, is closer to a stealthy A-7. But the “A” suffix is very out of vogue these days.


10 posted on 03/15/2013 12:20:57 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: EnjoyingLife

Look at all that CO2! The planet will now melt. /s


11 posted on 03/15/2013 1:13:03 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: tanknetter

Looks a lot better than the A-7 though. Overall way way too expensive which is why the AF is going to drones for many of it’s missions now days. Much cheaper and does the same job so why not?


12 posted on 03/15/2013 1:21:21 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: trapped_in_LA
Much cheaper and does the same job so why not?

Actually, a drone has the potential to be a superior aircraft simply because there is no worry about killing the pilot with G forces. I'd start with the X-29 idea.

That said, a piloted aircraft is less likely to fire on American citizens.

13 posted on 03/15/2013 3:13:18 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics is.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Unless a drone plane can “think” on its own, it will have to be flown virtually in real-time. An electrical engineer told me that this would be impossible to do at high speeds with encrypting and decrpyting of the signal, so the signal would have to be unprotected. Anyone know anything about this?


14 posted on 03/15/2013 3:23:13 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Anyone know anything about this?

If the signal is spread-spectrum (frequency hopping every few milliseconds) according to a preset sequence of frequencies coordinated between the operator and the drone, the signal could be real-time and virtually unbreakable without the key to the pattern, which could be randomly generated at launch and shared between operator and drone by an encrypted signal.

You wouldn't want the operator on another continent, as the satellite delay would be too long.

15 posted on 03/15/2013 3:33:50 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics is.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Thank you. So how close do you have to be?


16 posted on 03/15/2013 4:21:27 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Don’t know exactly. My guess is that the curvature of the earth and the altitude of the control center(s they could be redundant) would be the limit.


17 posted on 03/15/2013 5:40:44 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics is.)
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To: EnjoyingLife

Wow. The Flying Edsel.


18 posted on 03/15/2013 6:02:26 PM PDT by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: Daffynition

The flight testing regime is carefully thought out and scripted.

HST, I’d wager that this is not the first time; they admit that it is the first INTENTIONAL departure, but probably not the first departure.


19 posted on 03/15/2013 8:14:32 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

I don’t believe you for a minute SG...when did a tailhooker follow a script? :)


20 posted on 03/15/2013 8:56:10 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Cute, but “tail hooker” is Navy. This is the Air Force version...

JC


21 posted on 03/15/2013 11:32:28 PM PDT by cracker45
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To: cracker45; Daffynition

GOTCHA!


22 posted on 03/16/2013 1:44:21 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

23 posted on 03/16/2013 2:13:14 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Yes, it is!


24 posted on 03/16/2013 8:16:42 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

25 posted on 03/16/2013 9:27:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Taxman

Re:”GOTCHA”

Not so much so because “tailhooker” is another Freeper’s handle(unknown to me)according to Daffy...

JC


26 posted on 03/17/2013 1:28:13 AM PDT by cracker45
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To: cracker45; Daffynition

I didn’t aim the “GOTCHA” at you — and I don’t know a FReeper with that handle. Just trying to keep Daffynition straight, is all.

Daffynition KNOWS we tailhookers NEVER do anything we are not supposed to do!


27 posted on 03/17/2013 6:32:05 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Daffynition

“You must have been a beautiful baby, caus baby, look at you now!”


28 posted on 03/17/2013 6:33:28 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

no worries, the death panel will cure all that ailes you.


29 posted on 03/17/2013 6:34:52 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Taxman; cracker45

Darling SG, JC understands the misunderstanding. He feels so badly about the confusion, he's getting me a diamond necklace from Tiffany's to smooth things over. All's good.:)

30 posted on 03/17/2013 7:51:19 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: longtermmemmory; Taxman
I'd love to see that. One thing about the Taxman I can share [not exactly secrets]:

1. Never, ever get in his face, about ANYthing
2. Know he's a pretty fair firearms instructor
3. He disguises being the consummate SouthernGentleman when challenged
4. So, any death panel bureaucrat would ultimately regret his career


31 posted on 03/17/2013 8:18:10 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Taxman
Thank you, you know I fit in wherever we go.


32 posted on 03/17/2013 8:23:24 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Why, nothing “ailes” me. Whatever made you believe that?

Besides, by the time I need to go before Obongo Bozo’s death panels, they will have been eliminated!


33 posted on 03/17/2013 7:44:20 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Daffynition

YUP!

All is good!


34 posted on 03/17/2013 7:44:48 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Daffynition

Thass right! Daffynition!

YOUTELLUM!


35 posted on 03/17/2013 7:45:43 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Daffynition

LOL!


36 posted on 03/17/2013 7:46:11 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Daffynition

Whut is a “Tiffany”? Is that one of them little doily thingamabobs Granny used to crochet for sofa arm covers? HAW

JC


37 posted on 03/18/2013 1:14:34 AM PDT by cracker45
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To: cracker45
Since you axed, cookie....

What a Tiffany gift box might look like, [if you know what 's goof fer ya.] I'm armed with crochet hooks. ;D

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....my work here is done. Wonder what's fer breakfast?

38 posted on 03/18/2013 3:03:38 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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