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Old 04-28-2019, 07:10 PM   #1271
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I have not seen the reason on any manual.

The net reasons typically goes around the flutter, example:
http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20308
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:44 AM   #1272
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We were told that having the 120's on station 1 and 9 eased wear on the wing attachment-bolts and fittings due to less fluttering. Of course, every time we had to hoist the 120's onto the wingtips, it ment offloading the cAIM9 and/or AMA and move them to 2 and 8. Doesn't take long, but it's a bit of a bitch, especially if you have to do a reconfigure between flightperiods.

Was fun watching the Weapon-crew sweat, though, heh.
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:50 PM   #1273
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I have not seen the reason on any manual.

The net reasons typically goes around the flutter, example:
http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20308
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We were told that having the 120's on station 1 and 9 eased wear on the wing attachment-bolts and fittings due to less fluttering. Of course, every time we had to hoist the 120's onto the wingtips, it ment offloading the cAIM9 and/or AMA and move them to 2 and 8. Doesn't take long, but it's a bit of a bitch, especially if you have to do a reconfigure between flightperiods.

Was fun watching the Weapon-crew sweat, though, heh.
I see, heavy weapon = less flutter. Makes sense, in fact come to think of it I don’t think I’ve ever seen an F-16 in flight with empty wingtip stations. Haha yeah I bet they love doing that.

Thanks for setting me straight.
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:54 PM   #1274
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Somewhere I read that with AIM-120 on wingtips instead of AIM-9 there is less drag in flying…
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:58 PM   #1275
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I see, heavy weapon = less flutter. Makes sense, in fact come to think of it I don’t think I’ve ever seen an F-16 in flight with empty wingtip stations. Haha yeah I bet they love doing that.

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In the last few years, I have only seen display /demo flight without weapons on station 1 and 9. The missile rail has to be carried in flight.
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:29 PM   #1277
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USAF Block 25 have come a long way from inception
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From 3:09 to 4:26 is the full flight control check
At 3:22, the pilot turn on the bit check. You can tell because the flapperons move up
At 4:10 the pilot turn on the digital back up to test the flight control, quickly followed by the normal check
At 4:30 is the brake check
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