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
use strops.



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