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    Rafale 2017-2

    Seems that Rafale thread disappeared...

    So starting a new one. with an eastern egg

    New Rafale demo has just been qualified yesterday. Here is the teaser, from inside. Lots of roll it appears.

    https://www.facebook.com/17038555765...6007148322770/

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    Seems that Rafale thread disappeared...
    Active cancellation.

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    At last a proof of its existence

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    Don't worry. You still have many years to rant

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    Now it's generated a false return.

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    Halloweene (or Kovy or somebody else) would you mind reposting the info on the plans for the F3R+/F4?

    The previous thread was a good reference...

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    Don't worry. You still have many years to rant
    To rant:
    synonyms: fulminate, go on, hold forth, vociferate, sound off, spout, pontificate, bluster, declaim
    You get the picture I guess.

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    Possible new rafale order from India in 2018 according to Dassault CEO (currently under negotiation).

    http://www.ouest-france.fr/monde/ind...n-inde-4991110

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    Trappier is just refering to the RFI issued by the Indian Navy earlier this year. Nothing really new.
    The Rafale international forum :
    http://rafale.freeforums.org/

    Rafale news blog :
    http://rafalenews.blogspot.com/

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    There is some concern about roll stability with high loads during landing for the navy role, according to a contact in the Indian Navy.

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    Calling "contact" someone talking on forums is a bit hazardous. however, he is really a former IN pilot and promoting his own design...

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    Yes, he is a former IN pilot up until very recently. I'm not sure whether he has actually left the IN yet but I don't think it's unreasonable to call him an IN contact and I wasn't aware he was promoting any other design.

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    No prob. He is leader of a small air company also btw. He left some years ago but still has good contacts. He is the man behind LSA.

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    I think he is correct though, in that the French Navy has imposed lower operational load limits on Rafale Ms than on Rafale B/Cs.

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    So there is no concern to have if this is a point known for 15 years and already addressed.
    The Rafale international forum :
    http://rafale.freeforums.org/

    Rafale news blog :
    http://rafalenews.blogspot.com/

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    It's an issue that still exists, which may or may not be okay depending on a customer's requirements.

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    The real point is asymetric very heavy loading (eg. One SCALP on one side) to land. (that is why M only use one sczlp /exocet). This issue exist more or less for any maritime aircraft.

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    But wasn't it a case that the Rafale was design to roll very easily, with the down side being reduced roll stability.

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    i you could link me (here or via pm) vstol comments...
    And yes roll rate is very high. More important is the time to bank. (and to unbank).

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