Mathias Fröhlich wrote
> On Mittwoch, 7. Juli 2004 21:12, David Megginson wrote:
> > Jon S Berndt wrote:
> > > Off the top of my head (and I'm in a real hurry at this
> second), I
> > > think it would be nice to make it possible to supply the
> FDMs with a
> > > force vector and point of application - perhaps even a moment
> > > vector. Is that what you are proposing?
> > Once we support ground reactions with a moving surface
> (like the deck
> > of a ship), why not just model the catapult as a faster moving
> > surface?
> Hmm, I also think that this will provide more problems than it solves.
> I am also for a force/acceleration vector applied to the nose
> gear. This is
> how it works in reality. Also it is easier to just add an
> additional force
> then to have a surface which is used to compute a force that is then
> added ...
Don't forget that we only have 2 carrier capable models right now: A4
Skyhawk and Seahawk. Both these predate the nose wheel launch system, and
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