F-35 Vinson Mishap

Ed Lada

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Not a pretty picture!!  I am by far from an expert, but I would have thought there are enough computer nannies operating that aircraft, as to make it highly unlikely to occur???
We have some carrier pilot here or back seaters.  Ask them.  Going well over 100 miles per hour and landing on a moving ship which is pitching and rolling, is no small task for man or computer.  Granted that it was broad daylight with good visibility, and seas were relatively calm when the accident happened, the sea wasn't like glass.  Landin on relatively small, moving target is never routine.  One little mistake and bad things can happen.  Accidents are part of the job.  It's amazing that there were no serious injuries.

 

Blue Crab

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Upthread was a mention of every few landings done manually to keep pilot skills up. Apparently the computers get it right every time.

 

Ed Lada

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Upthread was a mention of every few landings done manually to keep pilot skills up. Apparently the computers get it right every time.
Maybe most every time.  

When you climb into your F35, boot up the systems and the screen says; Welcome to Windows 7...

 
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Blue Crab

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With the J3, ya had to hand prop the engine or none of the screens or flight instruments or accessories worked. It was literally fly by wire using actual wire.  ;)  It was a blast.

 

Ed Lada

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With the J3, ya had to hand prop the engine or none of the screens or flight instruments or accessories worked. It was literally fly by wire using actual wire.  ;)  It was a blast.
I built one of those balsa stringer and bulkhead, tissue covered models of the J3.  

I loved building models when I was a kid.  Cars, planes, ships, submarines, a Mercury Redstone rocket and launch pad, you name it.  Most of them ended up being blown up with firecrackers, shot with BB guns or spread model glue (the good shit that would get you high) all over them and set them afire. There were just too many models and not enough places to put them.  So the collection had to be thinned occasionally.    :lol:

 

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With all of the metadata attached to any digital media, who in their right mind would throw away a career for that?!?
You can strip metadata from pictures and I'm sure you can do the same with a video. Likely a check box in the output of the video editor.

When you climb into your F35, boot up the systems and the screen says; Welcome to Windows 7...
The first F-35A, AA-1, conducted its engine run in September 2006 and first flew on 15 December 2006...That would be Windows XP.

You joke but I was at a Raytheon (big ship) radar demo and it booted up to Windows XP "embedded system". Basically an industrial version of XP that never got connected to the internet and was nice and stable. The radar operating system was on top of XP so you never saw any Windows stuff except a quick glimpse at startup.

 

Ed Lada

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You can strip metadata from pictures and I'm sure you can do the same with a video. Likely a check box in the output of the video editor.

The first F-35A, AA-1, conducted its engine run in September 2006 and first flew on 15 December 2006...That would be Windows XP.

You joke but I was at a Raytheon (big ship) radar demo and it booted up to Windows XP "embedded system". Basically an industrial version of XP that never got connected to the internet and was nice and stable. The radar operating system was on top of XP so you never saw any Windows stuff except a quick glimpse at startup.
I used Windows XP for years when I worked for the military as a civilian, and at home as well The military license allowed everyone a home use copy.  Best Windows ever IMO.

 




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