Any pilots out there?

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  • tk421

Posted September 20, 2002 - 12:57 PM


The black jet pictured is an F-18. It was tested at the Dryden Flight Research Center in 1995.
The funny looking things on the nose are for enhanced rolling.

  • AZWR426

Posted September 21, 2002 - 12:05 AM


Yea, you can tell it is a test bird with the flight test pitch, yaw vanes on the wing tip stations in lieu of the normal heaters. Is that a spin chute housing on the tail between the engines?

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  • imported_Scott_H

Posted September 21, 2002 - 10:02 AM


This is NASA's High AoA Research Vehicle (HARV) I think they were able to achieve 70 deg sustained alpha toward the end of the program

Here's more info on it...


Footnote: There's some good riding in that desert he's flying over!

[ September 21, 2002, 05:39 PM: Message edited by: scott h ]

  • AZWR426

Posted September 21, 2002 - 05:24 PM


Cool website - thanks. (It is a spin chute).


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