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Wyatt
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18 votes
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10k views

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

13 votes
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?

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

8 votes
3 answers
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Why are supercritical airfoils not used in GA aircraft?

6 votes
3 answers
3k views

Why aren’t flaperons seen on many aircraft?

9 votes
4 answers
3k views

Why is a half-streamlined body less aerodynamic?

6 votes
5 answers
2k views

Does more lift cause a plane to stall at a lower airspeed?

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

6 votes
2 answers
722 views

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

4 votes
4 answers
697 views

Why does turbulence over a wing make drag?

2 votes
2 answers
642 views

Will air in a shockwave flow outwards?

2 votes
1 answer
589 views

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

0 votes
1 answer
566 views

Do only 0.3% of U.S. air force applicants become fighter pilots?

1 vote
2 answers
444 views

How does aspect ratio affect stall speed and stall AoA?

3 votes
1 answer
419 views

What determines the angle at which a shock will form?

1 vote
2 answers
352 views

Is fast moving air always low pressure?

2 votes
3 answers
339 views

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

1 vote
3 answers
334 views

Could the radar on a passenger plane be used as a makeshift AWACS?

1 vote
1 answer
331 views

When an oblique shock forms, what happens to the normal shock that helped it form?

1 vote
1 answer
316 views

Do speed and density exhibit a linear relationship?

1 vote
2 answers
305 views

Am I correct with my thoughts of supersonic vs. subsonic flow?

2 votes
2 answers
301 views

Do winglets change the lift distribution of a wing?

0 votes
3 answers
296 views

Why does the shock angle always seem to equal the "sound cone" angle?

1 vote
2 answers
286 views

Do boundary layers become thicker or thinner as you speed up?

-1 votes
1 answer
286 views

Why does density decrease most above Mach 0.3, and not as much below Mach 0.3?

7 votes
2 answers
277 views

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

1 vote
1 answer
264 views

How are shockwaves able to refract?

2 votes
1 answer
258 views

Why are some Chinese air to air missiles blue?

3 votes
4 answers
257 views

What happens to tip vortices in a sideslip?