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Matthew Weigang

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#101 16 years ago

When you got a $10 million dollar F-117 Nighthawk on the line, you really cant have any 'crashes' on the computer - and they dont happen. The first batch high flight hours signals something more toward just general airfrace structure collapse under all the pressure. Could be something more, I'd need to see that video - but I doubt its computer problems, we unless we've seen similear incedents on the F-16 and other fly-by-wire equipped sysetems.....




Spyder F-16

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#102 16 years ago
mwaceWhen you got a $10 million dollar F-117 Nighthawk on the line, you really cant have any 'crashes' on the computer - and they dont happen. The first batch high flight hours signals something more toward just general airfrace structure collapse under all the pressure. Could be something more, I'd need to see that video - but I doubt its computer problems, we unless we've seen similear incedents on the F-16 and other fly-by-wire equipped sysetems.....

Saying that the Code shall be flawless due to the jet being one of the most advanced is just ignorant. With computer coding, there will NEVER be an edition of any computer software coding that doesnt have a faultline. The F-16 has had FBW problems too. A few crashed due to it. Especially seen in the early models such as the X-16 and the Block 0-15 versions of the A/B. The current C model (Blocks 20-Block 52+) also have had their software issues.




mwace

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#103 16 years ago
Spyder F-16Saying that the Code shall be flawless due to the jet being one of the most advanced is just ignorant. With computer coding, there will NEVER be an edition of any computer software coding that doesnt have a faultline. The F-16 has had FBW problems too. A few crashed due to it. Especially seen in the early models such as the X-16 and the Block 0-15 versions of the A/B. The current C model (Blocks 20-Block 52+) also have had their software issues.

I never said the code is 'flawless', and compared to my peice of cr*p windows FBW computers almsot never crash (twice a week vs only like 5 times in existance..) - that or have some way of surving without them. I would imagine enourmas efforts are made to keep computer crashes a 'virtually never' kind of thing... Oh, and I'm curious, do these computers have any protection against EM Pules? That would really suck if in the middle of a war somebody dropped a nuke up over the atmophere and all the planes in like michagen dropped out of the sky...




Spyder F-16

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#104 16 years ago

The systems for the USAF supposedly have a backup for purposes of EMP's, but I'm not entirely sure as that may be classified. I know the F-16 has a Nuclear Concent switch that requires a long process (That I dont know due to security Reasons), to active the nuke.




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#105 16 years ago

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