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  1. That is how the OFP are named or labeled in USAF manuals at the time (circa 2007) all of the OFP TCTO mention in the manuals have a plus at the end.
  2. Be mindful this video is from a block 30, so the flight control surface behave differently that in DCS because it is a different system (FLCS as opose to DFLCS) At 1:03, the mark door 4307 and 4303 as FLCS? I have no idea what they are talking about. There is nothing to check there during launch for flight controls. You can see the FLCS test started around 3:50 and it finish a 6:56. 7:13 trim check followed by one control check ( on DFLCS we do it twice to check digital back up controls) 7:32 IFR door check followed by brake check Notice the cut at 11:17, could be because most pilot don't tend to align the INS until after all of those checks are done. So the crew chief could have been standing there for a bit. Only I guess on my part tho.
  3. I did not report this, =OPS=Slider did. 92-3893 from Misawa AB https://media.defense.gov/2021/Oct/01/2002865586/-1/-1/0/210922-F-DJ879-1148.JPG
  4. 94-0049 from Shaw AFB https://media.defense.gov/2022/Jan/20/2002924920/-1/-1/0/220116-F-ZZ000-0004.JPG
  5. This is a large photo of 91-0343, block 50 from Spangdahlem AB https://media.defense.gov/2021/Nov/09/2002890005/-1/-1/0/211103-F-FW957-1097.JPG Now, if you look at the horizontal stab, they each have 3 back rods. Those are static dischargers. Note the left stab, the 2 inner most dischargers are on the top, while on the right they are on the bottom. That is because the same stab is used on either side, same meaning same part number IIRC. I believe this is what he posted about. If I find more examples I will post them. https://media.defense.gov/2021/Nov/09/2002890004/-1/-1/0/211103-F-FW957-1063.JPG
  6. OFP are software updates/upgrades for F-16 that use MMC. F-16 without MMC, the software is sometime refer to as System Capability Upgrade (SCU).
  7. You can use several carts. I don't remember their official names and don't feel like researching them but, for electrical power you can use a -60 or -86. For cooling you have C-10 ( C-10 require a -60 hook up to it to provide bleed air) You can also use a -60 to provide bleed air to the aircraft directly, but it uses the aircraft own environmental control system (ECS) to cool the avionics or pressurize the fuel system. This was commonly used for years but someone realize they where putting time on the ECS turbine so its not the prefer choice. To pressurize the fuel system only we used a small air compressor cart (small being relative) and for hydraulics we could used a Mule ( again don't remember the technical names). Non of them could motor or spin the engine. There are other carts for servicing nitrogen and other things.
  8. There is no way to start an engine in the F-16 externally. All starts use the JFS ( if the engine is installed obviously)
  9. Not sure why so many argue with each other ( I'm guilty of it too). Its a waste of time. I realize it was a waste of time when I saw people with zero F-16 experience arguing with C.W. Lemoine about flying the F-16. To many have very strong opinions about the F-16 because they play falcon 3.0, 4.0, free falcon, falcon allied force, open falcon, red viper or BMS etc. even they never touch the aircraft in real life. To each it own, I guess.
  10. In real life? Many things. You can get a No start, hung start, anticipated hot start or a hot start. The question in my mind is: Do we really expect Eagle Dynamics to modeled all of this behaviors when it seem so many do not want to follow a simple thing? The simple thing being no moving the throttle to idle if the engine is not ready. How is this a "noob trap"? Try this: Start the JFS, once you have a JFS run light, start the clock (conveniently the cockpit has its own). If you used start one, wait 30 seconds, if you use start two, wait a minute. After the elapse time, check engine gauges. If RPM is above 20% and sec light is out, move the throttle to idle. If you follow that to the tee, do you encounter any problems? If not, why change anything? If yes, record a track and submitted in a separate post as a potential bug.
  11. https://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/3506/
  12. No need to apologize. Nothing here is that important. Just an internet forum. Hope I help in some way.
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