1
$\begingroup$

how responsive is the f35 in hover. especially in the roll axis. What do think of the roll posts? is it a good concept?

$\endgroup$

closed as primarily opinion-based by Ralph J, Bianfable, Juan Jimenez, DeltaLima, David Richerby Jul 1 at 10:40

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

1
$\begingroup$

The pilot controls have no direct connection to the attitudes (like roll) in hover mode.

Instead the throttle and stick is used to tell the computer if you want to go up, down, forward, back, left or right.

So for example pushing stick to left by some degree tell the computer to move left with a certain speed, the computer will handle all the roll for that. So pilot controls sideways speed, not roll.

Btw. this is probable relevant to your question: How does the F-35's roll posts work, and how does its engine turn down 90 degrees?

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ thx for the answer. but perhaps i should have been more specific. I wanted to know effective the roll posts are in providing stability(whether the pilot or the computer controls them). do you think roll posts would be more effective than control surfaces in flight?(for stability and maneuveurability). $\endgroup$ – toshi ba Jul 1 at 18:44
  • $\begingroup$ Ah yes, when you asked "how responsive" I thought you meant pilot control input to roll it. I do not know the answer nor have an opinion on your question then. $\endgroup$ – Invariant Jul 2 at 0:34

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.