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gonzalu
07-28-2011, 01:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNZfu3EdvA

puckstopper55
07-28-2011, 08:10 AM
almost seem more dangerous doing this then off a carrier.

lijk604
07-28-2011, 10:31 AM
She looks a tad unstable. Cool video though.

moose135
07-28-2011, 11:23 AM
She looks a tad unstable...
Navy pilot...:wink:

lijk604
07-28-2011, 01:48 PM
Gese....already you want to get that argument started?

threeholerglory
07-28-2011, 03:05 PM
i was half-expecting them to lock in, then do a vertical takeoff as a joke. Pretty badass though regardless.

fk6065
07-28-2011, 03:47 PM
Just curious, how is the spotting there? It's only about a 90 minute or so ride out of Long Island? Has anyone ever tried it? Thanks.

cancidas
07-28-2011, 04:21 PM
Navy pilot...:wink:

YEP!!


now i never understood what the bar behind the nosegear is for....

Zee71
07-28-2011, 04:53 PM
Pretty cool to say the least.

Derf
07-28-2011, 05:16 PM
YEP!!


now i never understood what the bar behind the nosegear is for....

to make sure that the aircraft does not creep forward out of the cat when at full power, when the cat is popped the added force will allow the jet to release... if the jet creeps forward a foot or so an then the cat launches, it would rip the nose gear off.

gonzalu
07-28-2011, 11:30 PM
Just curious, how is the spotting there? It's only about a 90 minute or so ride out of Long Island? Has anyone ever tried it? Thanks.

From what I know, you can't get anywhere near that runway or base :-( I think you can see part of a superstructure from the road but I could be wrong.

gonzalu
07-28-2011, 11:33 PM
YEP!!


now i never understood what the bar behind the nosegear is for....

In the old days, they used a cable from the cat to the gear, now they have it on the plane in order to always have a match

Here is a decent look at the old system on an F-14


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtZ_3ZvFkhg

gonzalu
07-28-2011, 11:39 PM
and while we are looking at cat launches, this guy has to be one of the dumbest on the planet... I mean, he forgot that thing in front of him has WINGS? geesh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXZhVTXhEOw&NR=1

puckstopper55
07-29-2011, 08:22 AM
LOL. Maybe because of the black and white video, but it doesn't look too bad:biggrin:

Derf
07-29-2011, 09:56 AM
It looks like in the black and white video they left out the bar in question....that is what it is suppose to prevent!

fk6065
07-29-2011, 06:35 PM
From what I know, you can't get anywhere near that runway or base :-( I think you can see part of a superstructure from the road but I could be wrong.

Thanks Manny,

I figured there was no view of the runway or anything on the base. I was just wondering if the F-35 was in the air would it be visible from around the base, not that I have any extra time to head down there.