ROLL RATE OF THIS F16 IS SLOW

Unread postPosted: 02 Dec 2017, 20:38
by saberrider
[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7sQvam6GEA[/YouTube] Only for pilots Is this question. This f16 is maneuvered in a personal style or is an hesitant flying by his pilot ? I mean roll are little SLOW .

Re: ROLL RATE OF THIS F16 IS SLOW

Unread postPosted: 03 Dec 2017, 01:09
by Gums
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.

Gums opines...

Re: ROLL RATE OF THIS F16 IS SLOW

Unread postPosted: 03 Dec 2017, 21:14
by guy@rdaf.dk
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....

Re: ROLL RATE OF THIS F16 IS SLOW

Unread postPosted: 03 Dec 2017, 22:14
by saberrider
It was a very hot day(week) .I remembered now .Maybe wave of heat from concrete affect performance. I was there.Or fear to not mistake first public demo.