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Old 06-12-2011, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Cubdriver View Post
I don't see how a small number of rolls could make such dimples as we see here. It would have to be an amazingly hard acceleration one way then the other in the longitude to torque it so. There are no forces opposing the roll axis within the fuselage itself besides than the mass of the fuselage. It would seem to indicate some fantastic jerks one way and the other and I can't imagine such forces unless they were flying well above maneuvering speed.
Well, if you click on the link and read the included NTSB report it says it was a hard landing. That makes more sense to me. Can you even do a true snap roll in a swept wing airplane? I'm sure you can but I've never seen it done. I'm talking real life fully stalled snap roll not a flick roll.
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