So I was recently (about a minute ago) looking around the 115th FW website for pictures of the plane who's tail I designed (shameless plug: http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/212149.html). I found a media gallery that had some videos, so I decided to check them out. While watching, there was an F-16 rolling onto a runway and doing a full-afterburner takeoff. I was watching how much the wings flex going down the runway when I realized that the plane seemed to have a much higher flap setting than I thought it might.
Is the flap setting on these planes variable depending on conditions, or is there a standard setting? About what setting is it, if I may ask? Are they retracted immediately after liftoff, or is this high setting kept during the ballistic climbout?
Feedback appreciated. Thanks