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SupersonicMax said:No Vmc per say, but AoA. 10 to 12 degrees depending on flaps config with full A/B. It equates to about 8-10 knots slower than without using A/B. (15 to 17 degrees without AB). With a heavy jet, it's quite significant.
I invite you to Bagotville for a demonstration anytime you want.
Yaw rate with Max/Idle split, not sure. Less than 40 degrees per second is really all I can really tell you. It takes quite a bit of rudder to counter. I'd have to take a look at the data from our tapes...
Had the demo already from Bob "Bobby" Wade, when I was doing OJT with 409, but thanks for the offer - perhaps when you pick up another 5,000 or 6,000 hours you might be able to show me something more than Bob could...ask around the squadron if you don't recognize Bob's name. Also feel free to ask who at the squadron has done a High-Alpha flat 360...the list may be rather short, I suspect.
Anyway, re: VMC - it was a leading question. Perhaps you might personally not consider the Hornet to be centerline thrust, but if you apply for a Military Competency Equivalency to the FAA, it considers the F/A-18 to be centreline thrust, and your pilot certificate will be provided a multiengine rating, but it will be restricted as "Limited to Center Thrust." (ref: FAA FSIM, 8900.1 Vol. 5, Ch. 1, Section 4, Art. 5-88.E.1)
E. Limited-to-Center Thrust Limitation.
1) The military aircraft listed below have no VMC established by the manufacturer. Other military multiengine airplanes may exist now or in the future for which there is no published data on VMC. Military pilots who can only show qualification in those kinds of multiengine airplanes may only be issued a multiengine airplane rating with the limitation “Limited-to-Center Thrust.”
a) T-2B/C Rockwell Buckeye.
b) T-37 Cessna 318.
c) T-38 Northrop Talon.
d) F-4 McDonnell-Douglas Phantom.
e) F-111 General Dynamics F-111.
f) F-18 Northrop-McDonnell-Douglas Hornet.
g) A6-E Grumman American Intruder.
h) A-10 Fairchild Republic Thunderbolt II.
i) F-15 McDonnell-Douglas Eagle.
j) F-14 Grumman F-14.
k) F-117 Lockheed Stealth.