Timmymagic wrote:SW1 wrote:You would think a plane as sophisticated as f35 would have a override to protect the pilot and get to steady level flight like others do.
There aren't any that deploy automatically though, the MiG-29 one was a button press that resulted in a wings level, low rate of climb. But it still needed the pilot to select it. The danger is when the pilot is unaware of the conditions.
SW1 wrote:A number of articles now reporting issues surrounding f35s that are making there way public
Timmymagic wrote:SW1 wrote:A number of articles now reporting issues surrounding f35s that are making there way public
Lockheed have come out with some answers to the list of issues. Looks like the supersonic issue on B's and C's will affect practically none of the UK's fleet, and on the aircraft from before Lot 8 there is a tiny chance of it ever occurring.
https://www.f35.com/news/detail/lockhee ... -reporting
Timmymagic wrote:Some good news for F-35 (and the UK). Looks like it will get even cheaper at FRP when the majority of UK orders will go in. Sounds like F-35B is on course to go under $100m, probably closer to $90-95m when we get to FRP.
dmereifield wrote:Are you sure? That's without the engines presumably?
Timmymagic wrote:dmereifield wrote:Are you sure? That's without the engines presumably?
Flyaway apparently (engine included)...It looks like the F-35B carries a c$20m premium over the F-35A (at least it has on the recent lots).
Lockheed are also saying that they're still aiming for $25,000 per flight hour in 2025 (obviously this will be a little higher for F-35B). If they can actually hit that its incredible (and there is some doubt that they can).
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/06 ... iyear-buy/
Jdam wrote:4 or 6 meteors internally I wonder
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