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johnwill wrote:g limits are always a compromise between cost, simplicity, and capability. I've already mentioned cost, but what about simplicity? You could for example, have different g limits for every gross weight, every speed, every altitude, every store download, every roll rate, etc. The g limit would constantly be changing and no pilot could keep up with it. A digital flight control computer could easily keep up, but the utility of such a variable limit is questionable at best. So g limits are set to handle the worst worst worst condition. Worst weight, worst speed, worst altitude, etc. At all other conditions the limits are conservative.
skicountry wrote: They'd post up a chart of an ADF Viper and Hornet in nominal A-A configuration of two AIM-7s and two AIM-9s and then note that with one Sparrow expended, the ADF Viper's handling qualities compared quite unfavorably to the Hornet's, which remained restriction-free.
Is the F-16 design particularly sensitive to asymmetrical configurations?
skwabie wrote: But I thought the F-18's FLCS calculates the planes's maximum G limit factoring fuel, loading etc.
Remember it pretty well coz t'was the first time I realized how much advanced the F-18's avionics is compared to the 16.
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