Originally Posted by highflight42x
omg can we ******* stop with the speculation on RV-3 pitch force reversal during high-G maneuvers? In the 20-odd years I've been flying my -3 (and in many acro-formations and dogfights with -4s, -6's and -8s) nobody ever encountered pitch force reversal at any G rating.
All respect to John Harmon and his Rockets.
(1000+ RV3 hours ... another one last Saturday!)
I have not flown an RV3, so I can't say one way or another. I am not speculating either; I am only repeating what John Harmon told me. Could be his version had an aft CG? Smoke oil tank in back? Dunno.
He did turn one into a crumpled pile of aluminum in performing a snap roll at takeoff...could be he knows what he speaks of?
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