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19 votes
3 answers
10k views

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

6 votes
3 answers
4k views

Why does the F/A-18 have so many lift supplementing devices?

5 votes
4 answers
1k views

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

2 votes
3 answers
331 views

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

1 vote
1 answer
308 views

Do speed and density exhibit a linear relationship?

1 vote
1 answer
294 views

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

1 vote
2 answers
291 views

How does aspect ratio affect stall speed and stall AoA?

1 vote
2 answers
278 views

Is fast moving air always low pressure?

-1 votes
1 answer
267 views

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

1 vote
2 answers
235 views

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

2 votes
2 answers
232 views

Do winglets change the lift distribution of a wing?

3 votes
1 answer
205 views

What determines the angle at which a shock will form?

0 votes
1 answer
198 views

Why will air keep accelerating in Mach 1+ flow, when it would decelerate in subsonic flow?

0 votes
1 answer
181 views

How does speed and angle of attack affect pressure distribution at the wingtip?

1 vote
2 answers
178 views

Why do flat wings create a vortex/vortices?

1 vote
2 answers
176 views

Is this "separation" caused by the boundary layer?

1 vote
2 answers
169 views

Does the flow over a wing decelerate upward, like air decelerates sideways with a swept wing?

0 votes
1 answer
166 views

Is my understanding of density/speed correct?

1 vote
2 answers
162 views

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

1 vote
3 answers
152 views

Do slats and leading edge devices increase lift at a constant AoA and airspeed?

1 vote
2 answers
146 views

Why does a lower chord length reduce the pitching moment?

1 vote
2 answers
145 views

Why do boundary layers become more turbulent as they flow over a surface?

2 votes
1 answer
144 views

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

0 votes
2 answers
140 views

Is air that is accelerating more turbulent?

0 votes
1 answer
139 views

Where does the main CoP move when deflecting the elevator up & down and trimming?

0 votes
0 answers
139 views

How exactly does the startup vortex form, and why does it occur when circulation around the wing changes?

1 vote
0 answers
137 views

Why does the twin otter have wing fences?

0 votes
0 answers
135 views

How do dog teeth and notches on wings create vortices?

0 votes
2 answers
134 views

Does all of the air that 'leaks' from the bottom of the wingtip to the top create a vortex?

2 votes
1 answer
130 views

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