posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 01:47 AM
reply to post by Zaphod58
Well, I trust your background and what you've said about it vs, your posting and facts you cite so I am curious about something and you sound like as
good a person to ask to get a straight answer outside of those actually working in these programs as any.
First, I want to note that again the details don't encourage me. Military standards and specs, however sloppy it may get at times by the guys
actually doing the checklists every day for the 100th time ...still run on standards and specs. I mean that's the whole point. it's idiot proof to
be at a basic level. I question how many other safeties were in place or not in place on that thing for that flight. It's a question impossible for
us to answer except to again note, that intact aircraft shouldn't have been all nice and pretty for Iran to be showing the world Press Corp.
^^ Which leads to the question... Assuming for a moment that it's a crap shoot for what security was and was not functional in the software they
captured along with the air frame itself....how much damage could it really have done??
I mean, as I have heard on more than one show about the 'Flyng Wing' design, it's a design that shouldn't be able to fly at all. It's only by the
very high speed control of computers that the actual design can remain stable enough to be viable, correct? So even that "basic" level of flight
control on that drone, in how we think of it, is probably pretty advanced for them to get like a Christmas gift from on-high. Errr... I think how
drones are being used needs reconsidered all the way around. It's getting downright slapstick for the errors at times and it's not real funny for
outcomes, I'm thinking.