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Question about corner speed

cadi0103

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The corner speed is the speed at which the stall limit and the structural limit make a “corner” .

As for F-16C at sea level, why the quickest turn happens at 8G instead of 9G?



Btw, I din't find the attachment icon. Could somebody tell me how to shrink the picture?
 

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The aircraft is unable to pull 9G at M0.54 (the highest point on the graph), 8G is its maximum at this speed.
 

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I just thought corner velocity was the airspeed at which a plane turns the tightest in terms of the turning arc, not the rate of turn.

Interesting...
 

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Unable to pull 9 g's at M0.54 yes, but the question is precisely why.
Normally the load limit and stall curves intersect nicely without a roundout like we see here.
It has to do with the FBW control laws of the F-16, there is some information available here:
http://www.simhq.com/_air3/air_117b.html
--Luc
 

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