So I guess the guys with the green flight suits and the white joystick contraptions control it through taxi and onto the catapult. I would assume it navigates autonimously after launch? Looked like they had trouble taxiing the thing but I guess it will get better with experience.
Every single time I see this baby, I cannot fathom how big she really is. Every time. In my head, those unmanned things are still tiny toylike flying things, and not what they really are, huge and very badass.
I'll let him answer but my only thought is because of the way the landing gear/tire looked so servo like? I don't know, I didn't get the impression that there were difficulties - taking it easy with baby steps maybe.
I'm fantasizing but it would be pretty dang cool to see a bunch of these launch off a deck in a hurry. All them sorties.