aak777
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Variable Angle Of Incidence

Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:19 pm

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.

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galaxy5
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RE: Variable Angle Of Incidence

Fri Feb 28, 2003 12:47 am

The A-7 could do it.
"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
 
galaxy5
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RE: Variable Angle Of Incidence

Fri Feb 28, 2003 12:54 am

I think the F-8 crusader had a variable angle of incidence too.
"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
 
broke
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RE: Variable Angle Of Incidence

Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:40 am

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.
 
Spacepope
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RE: Variable Angle Of Incidence

Fri Feb 28, 2003 5:14 am

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

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aak777
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RE: Variable Angle Of Incidence

Fri Feb 28, 2003 5:33 am

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

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