Roll Rate of this F-16 is slow

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Unread post02 Dec 2017, 20:38



Only for pilots Is this question. This F-16 is maneuvered in a personal style or is an hesitant flying by his pilot ? I mean roll are little SLOW .
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Unread post03 Dec 2017, 01:09

Salute!

I thot one of the pilots was a little "rough", but the roll rates look about right.

Remember that you may not get the advertised max roll rate if you have "x" AoA or gee or mach or.......

I also was surprised to see the small centerline tank on one of the "A" or "C" models.

Suggest you go to a lot of old post threads, Saber. Lottsa good stuff.

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Unread post03 Dec 2017, 21:14

Gums wrote:I thot one of the pilots was a little "rough", but the roll rates look about right.


Yep, definitely some roll ratcheting by the pilot with the centerline aircraft in the beginning of the video. Not the propper way to handle the aircraft....
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Unread post11 Jun 2018, 21:15

It was a very hot day (week) as I remember now. Perhaps the heatwaves from the concrete affects performance? I was there out of fear to miss first public demo.

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Unread post30 Jun 2018, 23:05

guy@rdaf.dk wrote:
Gums wrote:I thot one of the pilots was a little "rough", but the roll rates look about right.


Yep, definitely some roll ratcheting by the pilot with the centerline aircraft in the beginning of the video. Not the propper way to handle the aircraft....

This appears to be from auto-stabilize digital camera and not the actual movement of the aircraft.

There are a lot of airshow videos where people use this feature, and it can be quite distracting.

That's my best guess as to why you're seeing what appear to be unnecessary inputs. Notice that they appear to be both in roll, yaw, and pitch.

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