F-35C Leading Edge Wing Protuberance?

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Unread post12 Jan 2014, 12:10

http://www.sldinfo.com/wp-content/uploa ... eapers.jpg

Any ideas what we see in the zoom pic? Something to do with wing fold cover not being folded OR an access panel swung open? Dunno - only guessing.
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Unread post12 Jan 2014, 13:21

The angle of the picture is rather odd, but it seems to me that it's just the leading edge flap in full downward position.

A bit like in this picture, only with a slightly distorted effect due to the picture angle:
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Unread post12 Jan 2014, 14:49

LEF…nothing more.

You missed the most interesting part of the photo -- former SECAF Mike Wynne talking to a pilot.
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Unread post12 Jan 2014, 17:55

OK thanks. I 'get it' now. Probably the camera zoom lens effect and my imagination makes it into something different. :D :o :shock: :D In Photo Interpretation it is like determining whether a hole in the ground is a mountain or vice versa in 3D. :doh:
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Unread post13 Jan 2014, 01:51

A PDF for esoteric LEF engineers.... (not me).

Transonic Free-To-Roll Analysis of the F/A-18E and F-35 Configurations
“...Sealing the gap between the inboard and outboard leading-edge flaps on the Navy version of the F-35 eliminated uncommanded lateral activity or delayed the activity to a higher angle-of-attack.”

http://www.ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/c ... 115779.pdf (1.5Mb)
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