F-35 Joint Strike Fighter News, Videos and pics Thread

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    The lift can is mated to the turbine by a clutch system. When in fixed wing flight that clutch disengage so the fan slows down the doors close and the is no longer a factor.
    As to the doors open the upper door on the lift fan as can be seen in the image I just added would act as a Air break
     
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    I think Bob Barker has it?? so do you have a source for the sequence, so the lift fan spins to a stop, only to be reawakened once the transition is initiated by the clutch re-engaging...

    post a picture or video if you find one, or a source explaining this whole process..
     
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    https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/20...ned-push-f-15x-reducing-f-35-procurement.html Lawmakers Concerned Push for F-15X Is Reducing F-35 Procurement
    which it is, isn't it
     
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    Awsome, Terran and thank-you, apparently the forward drive shaft is "clutched" at the aft entry point of the drive shaft to the lift fan, beautiful, and the three bearing nozzle is also brilliant, whats fun is listening to the chief engineer who came up with the lift fan concept on the F-35 explain the idea of the drive shaft and nozzle in laymans terms.

    The pilot has to engage the clutch to the lift fan,,,, I'd like the see the lever and mechanism that accomplishes that? the door unlatch must be built into this system, and it must be latched, if it were to open at supersonic speed it would likely tear the airplane apart??

    So I'd like to see the cockpit mechanism for the lift fan clutch?? anybody, and thanks Terran, that's a lot of good information in a few short video's
     
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    No lever push button.

    Basically if you drop the fighter to a low speed and altitude you push a button the bird transforms. That was one of the big deals the Marines and Brits wanted Harrier is a nightmare to fly. They wanted this to fly its self.
     
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    Good job Terran, and thank you so much!
     
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    Key piece of F-35 logistics system unusable by US Air Force students, instructor pilots https://www.defensenews.com/air/201...e-by-us-air-force-students-instructor-pilots/
     
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    https://news.northropgrumman.com/ne...0th-center-fuselage-for-the-f-35-lightning-ii
     
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    This is not specifically F-35 but Red Flag in recent times seem to be synonymous with it.

    The final mission scenario of Red Flag and what transpired.

    https://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/pt/2019/03/combat-aircraft-enemy-military-exercise.html
     
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