F-35 Control Law ‘Tweaked’ To Correct Ski-Jump Anomaly

Credit: Pete “Wizzer” Wilson flies an F-35B: Lockheed Martin
WARTON, U.K. —Unexpected effects of the F-35B’s undercarriage on aircraft balance were the reason for the slow start in testing the fighter’s “ski-jump” takeoff capability. According to BAE Systems’ lead STOVL test pilot, Pete Wilson, the anomaly caused an unanticipated pitch-up when he carried out...

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