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Video: X-47B Makes First Ever Drone Carrier Landing

#5
Sure did not get it on the first try! :(

Thurmond
Didn't get it on the first try? I have no idea what you mean. It was a flawless operation. There were two successful back-to-back autonomous landings. On the third attempt, one of the three onboard nav sensors reported a fault. It aborted the third attempt and routed successfully to an alternate site. No crashes, no mishaps. How is that "not getting it"? That's AAA in my book!
 
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Ak Flyer

Fly the wings off
Mentor
#6
Doesn't look flawless to me. The first landing looks like it missed the wire. Can't really tell because the camera doesn't pan over though.
 
#7
Carrier landing is perhaps the most difficult maneuver there is. There are multiple arrestors on deck because it is after all a tiny platform moving in three dimensions. That video is aviation history... Too bad FT wasn't there to film it for them. :)