A comprehensive, full-envelope flight model suitable for full mission simulation trainers - The aerodynamics model of the F-16 was developed by Bihrle using wind tunnel data (collected over more than two decades) and is a comprehensive, 6DOF, non-linear representation of the aircraft’s aerodynamics. It includes effects of angle-of-attack, Mach, sideslip, angular rates, individual control surfaces, stores, and landing gear, as well as flexibility effects. The aerodynamics model is physics-based and covers the entire flight envelope of the F-16 including stall, post-stall, and deep stall conditions, thereby providing customers with unique training capabilities. Modular Architecture -
The modular design of Bihrle’s F-16 flight model allows for practical trainer life cycle support. Each significant component of the flight model was developed as an independent object that can be modified and tested individually or as part of the total simulation. This approach allows Bihrle to provide source code to customers when possible, compiled objects when needed, or a combination of both, depending on US State Department regulations and flight model license terms.