Thursday, May 10, 2012

F-35C shots



In the past few days I did some significant progress with the F-35C... at the moment the external model is 75% done... so I started making some carrier trials - which were OK (although the gear dynamics need some tweaking).

As the real F-35C development is somewhat late compared to the F-35A and B (some of which have already been delivered to Eglin AFB), I have decided to depict the F-35C in the CF-02 (second system development aircraft) livery - specifically with some parts with the typical the greenish primer color showing here and there. Some may not like it... but I think it gives a nice "flight testing" vibe to it. BTW afaik, real F-35C has not been flown with external loads yet... But, as you know, this whole F-35 project has a lot of simplification and a tiny bit of fiction...


11 comments:

SpazSinbad said...

Looks very good Dino. Thanks for your work on it.

czk said...

Hi Dino, thank you for your amazing aircraft!
I thought you had a problem with F-35B last week, but, I'm so pleasantly surprised that you have completed 75% of F-35C.
Will you release a complete ABC Beta soon?
Don't you release a separate F-35B Beta any more?
I can no longer suppress my excitement!

ScimmiaSpaziale said...

Hi,

I took a break from F-35B - but I believe it is already good enough for Beta testing.

My current plan is that Beta 2 will include -A, -B anc -C models.

czk said...

Great! Your plan is exciting! I think all the models are good enough!

Dan said...

Hey Dino if you need another bete tester , let me know, I'm just back from a deployment and talk with a pilot from the USS WASP and he gave me a good brief on the f-35.

DAN

Josef said...

Looking rocking!

You are THE man!

Daniele said...

Wow! Amazing shots, Dino. This is the royal trilogy!!! I can't wait to fly all these beauties!!!

Grabby said...

Hey Mr. Cattaneo, Extremely good job, you are working hard and we know, you are perfectionist and we know, you are great designer and we know, but we are human and we can't wait no more :-) Good Job :-)

Anonymous said...

The F-35C leading edge extensions should either be down or up. I see only half the LEX is down in your photo's.

Anonymous said...

Examples here:

http://www.9abc.net/wp-content/uploads/ta-thumbnails-cache/TAdownload/2011/8/13502-1.jpg

http://www.rjrgraphics.com/cf01_2010_f10_42761pr_1267828237_6208.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8jnKleFulEE/T2DhNe4Mh2I/AAAAAAAAAqU/RDtNkaqMDqE/s1600/F-35+variant.jpg

ScimmiaSpaziale said...

@Anonymous commenter

Thanks for your input, but I knew that - control surface animations were not finished in the model used for pictures (and are not finished yet - one of the few missing points).