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alloycowboy wrote:@taxf-x.....Your probably right, but since it was a really slow F-35 news day I thought I would throw something out there to liven things up. I really liked the inward vertical stabalizers on this model. I wonder why they didn't adopt them for the F-22 and F-35?
alloycowboy wrote:@1st503rdsgt. Oh very good, you know your stuff. All Codeone said was that it was early ATF design.
I was just looking through some of the ATF aviation art to see who designed it. I couldn't figure it.
tacf-x wrote:A problem the F/A-18 faced was that the canted tails were flooded with the vortices coming off of the LERX at high alphas and then weakened and exploded into turbulent flow which caused aeroelastic structural issues such as fluttering and buffeting that matched the natural frequency of the stabs which caused resonance that resulted in serious structural fatigue and potential failure. I presume that is what you are worried about. In that case the inward stabs should avoid that problem by not being directly downstream of such turbulent flow.
I'm a junior in Aerospace engineering so I'm just now getting to the good stuff with fluid flow mechanics and all that. I'm not quite an expert but that is my input at least.
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