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mnbv_fockewulfe #1 Posted 27 January 2017 - 03:48 PM

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This just really odd to me and I don't think I've ever noticed this before.

Can anyone with a thunderbolt confirm what I'm seeing?


Dat nose

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Zapperguy #2 Posted 27 January 2017 - 04:00 PM

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Weird

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_Warchylde_ #3 Posted 27 January 2017 - 04:12 PM

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That's the "flapping fluke mode" for additional boost.  :trollface:

 

No seriously, later model Thunderstreaks replaced the elevator tabs with hydraulically actuated stabilators.

When the first production F-84F finally flew on 22 November 1952, it differed from the service test aircraft. It had a different canopy which opened up and back instead of sliding to the rear, as well as airbrakes on the sides of the fuselage instead of the bottom of the aircraft.

The aircraft was considered not ready for operational deployment due to control and stability problems. The first 275 aircraft, equipped with conventional stabilizer-elevator tailplanes, suffered from accelerated stall pitch-up and poor turning ability at combat speeds. Beginning with Block 25, the problem was ameliorated by the introduction of a hydraulically powered one-piece stabilator. A number of aircraft were also retrofitted with spoilers for improved high-speed control. As a result, the F-84F was not declared operational until 12 May 1954.   http://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Stabilator.  

 

Stabilators first appeared in 3rd Gen fighters, and for the most part, are the norm on 4th Gen and 5th Gen fighters to this day.

The top picture shows the plane pitching down, while the second picture shows him pitching up. :honoring:


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Claudio67 #4 Posted 27 January 2017 - 04:20 PM

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Just flapping, like any bird...

 



mnbv_fockewulfe #5 Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:18 PM

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I know where that gif is going. :D

Dat nose

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losttwo #6 Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:22 PM

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View Post_Warchylde_, on 27 January 2017 - 11:12 AM, said:

That's the "flapping fluke mode" for additional boost.  :trollface:

 

No seriously, later model Thunderstreaks replaced the elevator tabs with hydraulically actuated stabilators.

When the first production F-84F finally flew on 22 November 1952, it differed from the service test aircraft. It had a different canopy which opened up and back instead of sliding to the rear, as well as airbrakes on the sides of the fuselage instead of the bottom of the aircraft.

The aircraft was considered not ready for operational deployment due to control and stability problems. The first 275 aircraft, equipped with conventional stabilizer-elevator tailplanes, suffered from accelerated stall pitch-up and poor turning ability at combat speeds. Beginning with Block 25, the problem was ameliorated by the introduction of a hydraulically powered one-piece stabilator. A number of aircraft were also retrofitted with spoilers for improved high-speed control. As a result, the F-84F was not declared operational until 12 May 1954.   http://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Stabilator.  

 

Stabilators first appeared in 3rd Gen fighters, and for the most part, are the norm on 4th Gen and 5th Gen fighters to this day.

The top picture shows the plane pitching down, while the second picture shows him pitching up. :honoring:

 

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TeamTerrible #7 Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:27 PM

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Tying a book around my tail cause you make me nervous with all that staring at it my rear end

 


 

 

         





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