"Mary Shafer" wrote in message
However, it didn't hang around for seconds before it pitched up.
stalled, and departed controlled flight. Time to double amplitude was
a small fraction of a second, although I can't remember the number.
It was smaller than that of the F-16, but the F-16 isn't very unstable
(it's neutrally stable clean and full of fuel and could be flown,
This is closer than Mary's claim that the F-16 is statically unstable, but
the F-16 continues to remain 5% pitch stable.