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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TheGreatWork
The steep climb, yes. The other maneuvers, no. The more weight, the less they can push the aircraft. Any time you see them at an airshow, they're about as light as they can get away with.
originally posted by: F4guy
a reply to: 727Sky
For the Airbus Frogjets, under the Flight Control System Normal Law, pitch is limited to 30 degrees up, 15 degrees down, and roll is limited to 67 degrees. And the computer does some really weird things. In most airplanes, roll rate is somewhat airspeed dependent, so with a given stick (yoke) deflection, the roll rate increases with airspeed. Not so with the Airbus. So, you can't roll or loop it, so what good is it?