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Old 06-12-2011, 08:56 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.
1. Read the article
2. A snap roll involves no aileron and its a quite violent maneuver initiated by stalling the elevator and stomping the rudder. So yeah, there are quite a bit of torsion forces involved espically when aileron is used to stop the maneuver. A-la fuselage twist.
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