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What are these things hanging off the trailing edge of the wing?
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These are static wicks or static dischargers. They dissipate static electrical buildup caused by the friction of air flowing over the surface of the aircraft. The air friction tends to separate ...

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Do similar angles on a plane make it more stealthy?
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I assume you're using the term 'similar angles' in a geometric sense, to mean that the angle from a reference like the aircraft centerline to the lines made by two structural features are the same. ...

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What does the preliminary report on the Ethiopian B737 MAX accident show?
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In the short summary, the preliminary report (33-page PDF available here) gives these details: Shortly after takeoff, the Angle of Attack sensor recorded value became erroneous and the left stick ...

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