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Old 08-21-2018, 09:32 PM   #1
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Default Possible bug while jettisoning 4 refilled fuel tanks?

Hi all,

I ran into this strange instant left-hand aileron roll when I jettisoned 4 fuel tanks for the Harrier. I haven't had a chance to test this again to narrow down the issue, but I thought I'd post it for others to theorize/test themselves:


Below is the best steps to replicate I can think of. I'll give these a shot once I'm back from the office tonight:
  1. Setup a Harrier, hot ground start with only 4 empty fuel tanks
  2. Setup a KC-130 tanker. I had mine at 10,000 ft flying 220 knots
  3. Start mission and head off towards the KC-130
  4. Set fuel gauge to read the outboard tanks
  5. Refuel until the outboard tanks fill to about 1300 lbs each
  6. Disconnect and separate from KC-130
  7. Fly straight and level, perhaps with AFC on
  8. Jettison Fuel tanks using preset knob position for FUEL
  • Expected Results: Tanks should jettison without issue
  • Actual Results: Harrier is thrown into an unrecoverable left-hand aileron roll

Full video can be found here if you want to see the details of what was done leading up to the uncontrolled state:

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