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Re: F-16 vs F/A-18

Unread postPosted: 25 Feb 2018, 08:20
by garrya
saberrider wrote:So, pitch rate is when the nose is pointing inside the turn more, in level flight and the a/c skid and sink by inertia trying to turn sharply,right?

Pitch rate is the rate of change of the airplane's nose. An aircraft may point its nose very fast without changing direction of travel. An example is cobra maneuver.

Pitch rate mostly affected by horizontal stabs

Re: F-16 vs F/A-18

Unread postPosted: 20 Apr 2018, 15:16
by mixelflick
garrya wrote:
saberrider wrote:So, pitch rate is when the nose is pointing inside the turn more, in level flight and the a/c skid and sink by inertia trying to turn sharply,right?

Pitch rate is the rate of change of the airplane's nose. An aircraft may point its nose very fast without changing direction of travel. An example is cobra maneuver.

Pitch rate mostly affected by horizontal stabs


That's a Mig-29 OVT... :)

EDIT: Ok, I see Flankers in the video..

Re: F-16 vs F/A-18

Unread postPosted: 21 Apr 2018, 23:44
by vilters
Do a Cobra during a fight, and hope your chute was well packed because you are dead within seconds.

Even the highest trust aircraft takes too long to regain the lost energy.