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Wyatt
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18 votes
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What is this little "rod" thing on the back of the F-22 for?

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2 answers
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Is it possible to tell what aircraft this is?

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3 answers
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Why are almost all winglets turned upwards?

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4 answers
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Why is a half-streamlined body less aerodynamic?

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3 answers
3k views

Why are supercritical airfoils not used in GA aircraft?

7 votes
2 answers
275 views

Why will a positive stagger increase biplane efficiency, while a negative stagger will decrease efficiency?

6 votes
3 answers
3k views

Why aren’t flaperons seen on many aircraft?

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2 answers
722 views

What temperature is the vapor that forms around a maneuvering aircraft?

6 votes
5 answers
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Does more lift cause a plane to stall at a lower airspeed?

6 votes
3 answers
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Why does the F/A-18 have so many lift supplementing devices?

5 votes
4 answers
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Could the folding wingtips of a plane (ex. F-35C) be used as a vertical stabilizer?

4 votes
4 answers
696 views

Why does turbulence over a wing make drag?

3 votes
1 answer
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Why do shocks travel further down the wing as the Mach number increases?

3 votes
1 answer
417 views

What determines the angle at which a shock will form?

3 votes
4 answers
256 views

What happens to tip vortices in a sideslip?

2 votes
2 answers
639 views

Will air in a shockwave flow outwards?

2 votes
1 answer
584 views

Can the F-35 (and F-22) do the Kvochur Bell maneuver?

2 votes
1 answer
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How do thicker airfoils give better stall characteristics?

2 votes
1 answer
205 views

How do 2 vortices (or more) combine when they are near each other?

2 votes
1 answer
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Does the pressure recovery on the rear side of an airfoil recover all of the pressure?

2 votes
2 answers
301 views

Do winglets change the lift distribution of a wing?

2 votes
3 answers
337 views

Do wake vortices interfere with the flow over/under the wing?

2 votes
1 answer
152 views

Does speed affect the pressure and lift distribution at the wingtip?

2 votes
2 answers
146 views

Why is the pressure lowest towards the front of an airfoil? [duplicate]

2 votes
0 answers
87 views

Why does the density decrease equal the speed gain at Mach 1?

2 votes
1 answer
209 views

Why are the top of the F/A-18 strakes curved?

2 votes
1 answer
61 views

Why do the shocks in supersonic jet exhaust end at the boundary?

2 votes
1 answer
64 views

How does a thickening boundary layer create form drag?

2 votes
1 answer
143 views

Is a stream of air / jet exhaust low pressure?

2 votes
1 answer
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Why will the pressure distribution of a swept wing promote stall?