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Variable Angle Of Incidence  
User currently offlineAak777 From Qatar, joined Apr 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

I tried to find it in the net but I failed, so any one knows a fighter with a variable angle of incidence, that's when an a/c's wing can be tilted up and down to change the angle between it and the longitudinal axes.

Thanks

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User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

The A-7 could do it.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

I think the F-8 crusader had a variable angle of incidence too.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

The A-7 Corsair II doesn't have a variable incidence wing, but the F-8 (F8U) Crusader does. The first airplane, that I know of, that had a variable incidence wing was the Republic XF-91.
The XF-91 also had mixed power (jet and rocket), reverse taper of the wing (wider at the tip), and reverse wing thickness (thicker at the tip).
It was built in the days when wind tunnels could not accurately all the nuances of design details and no computers were available to perform accurate simulations. So you built an airplane and test flew it to see how various ideas worked out. The XF-91 was marginally supersonic with everything (jet and rocket engines) running.
There is an XF-91 (2 were built) at the Air Force Museum (yes, another plug for the museum  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )in Dayton, Ohio in the Research and Development Hangar.


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2923 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Here's some pics of the crusader with the wing in action

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The rare TF-8

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T.J.



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User currently offlineAak777 From Qatar, joined Apr 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Thanks Spacepope and every one else that was exactly what I wanted

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