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F22 belly landing

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posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 08:47 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: pheonix358

They do, but there's a period where you're starting to fly, but not quite airborne when you can pull the gear up and the aircraft will settle.

In this case they're not sure if he pulled the handle too early or it was a mechanical issue.


Why does it have to be either? Could he not have attempted a rapid ascent takeoff and pulled the gear to early, at not enough speed? He could've been riding that fine line between airborne and not. The pressure sensors in the landing gear sense pressure, period. They would not allow a retract if they were loaded.

I suspect he pulled it early, unless their is indeed a mechanical issue. RED X!




posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: Tempter

If you pull it with weight on, when you reach that specific point there's enough weight off the gear that the switch will allow them to retract, and the aircraft doesn't always have enough speed to keep from settling.

They're looking at mechanical issues too, both in the gear and the engines.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

I'm being facecious



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 09:51 AM
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For everyone saying that picture is fake, does this one work for you, or is it fake too?



Unofficial reports say that the left engine flamed out as he advanced the power to take off and he didn't realize it until he had gotten airborne and pulled the gear up. There's about zero chance he failed to notice. I suspect it's more likely it failed as he went airborne, or it failed and he deliberately put it down gear up.
edit on 4/16/2018 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Ack, and I thought the original pic looked bad..



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: Grimmley

Something is odd though. If it was only engine failure the left side flight control surfaces should match the left. Everything on the left side looks like it lost hydraulic pressure.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Loss of hydraulic pressure is a good reason to immediately get back on the ground, and if you lose it while the gear's retracting you might get a belly down scenario. There's a lot of ifs, but there's a trail there.



posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The original photo deemed to be fake is a zoom (crop) of a jpg. There are obvious artifacts around edges of the tail. That doesn't mean it is fake.

This is why you always shoot raw!



posted on Apr, 17 2018 @ 01:01 AM
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They seem to have a slight leak under there. [/sarc]



posted on Apr, 17 2018 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I didn't notice that at first. Tho that is kinda if interesting. I am not claiming to any sort of engineer, could there been an engine problem maybe debris cut the hydraulics?



posted on Apr, 17 2018 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Came to drop off those photos..
Thanks
theaviationist.com...



posted on Apr, 17 2018 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: Grimmley

Aircraft usually have two hydraulic systems that operate different systems. I don't know the F-22 hydraulic system, but if it was engine driven on that side, it might have failed when the engine did.



posted on Apr, 17 2018 @ 04:36 PM
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Redundancies didnt work then?



posted on Apr, 17 2018 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

There aren't redundancies for the engine. My best guess at this point is when the engine failed the hydraulics on that side went with it. I first heard about this not long after it happened and will hopefully hear more about what caused it once they know.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

That was what I was trying to infer actually. I was thinking it possibly a critical failure or the like.



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