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B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings

Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:18 am

A question for someone smarter about aviation than me, that I've tried to find the answer about unsuccessfully... How do planes like the new B-21 Raider deal with crosswind landings without a rudder?

Without a vertical rudder, how do planes like the B-21 and other flying wings make this possible?

Thanks for reading this and hopefully giving answer.
 
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Re: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings

Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:55 am

Perhaps better ask this question for the B-2? As or now the B-21 only exist as a scetch.
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Re: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings

Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:30 pm

It seems to my amateur mind that lacking vertical airfoils would be a benefit in crosswind situations due to the fact the crosswind has less surface area to impart force to the airframe. Even if I am wrong in my assumption, the split rudders need to have a certain force for engine out situations...this amount of force is usually greater than the force required to counter a crosswind.
 
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Re: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings

Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:57 am

jxwin wrote:
A question for someone smarter about aviation than me, that I've tried to find the answer about unsuccessfully... How do planes like the new B-21 Raider deal with crosswind landings without a rudder?

Without a vertical rudder, how do planes like the B-21 and other flying wings make this possible?

Thanks for reading this and hopefully giving answer.


See all of the responses below you. And I second the one about the B-21 not even flying.

You realize the B-2 and other flying wings have been flying for years right?
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Re: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings

Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:46 pm

426Shadow wrote:
See all of the responses below you. And I second the one about the B-21 not even flying.


What about the demonstrator?
 
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Re: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings

Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:22 pm

DigitalSea wrote:
426Shadow wrote:
See all of the responses below you. And I second the one about the B-21 not even flying.


What about the demonstrator?


Demonstrator and Full scale are 2 very different animals. Reynolds numbers dictate that identical shapes of different sizes and wing loading's do not fly the same.
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