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FlakValleyExpress #1 Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:57 PM

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This reminds me of British Harriers

 

 

The engineering must be awesome for this plane.


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Pogo68 #2 Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:04 PM

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That giant door over the lift fan must be a massive drag inducing speedbrake.

I don't know why they did not use louver doors.


Edited by Pogo68, 17 August 2017 - 01:01 AM.

DICTA BOELCKE for WoWP
    1. Try to secure the upper hand before attacking.
    2. Always continue with an attack you have begun
    3. Open fire only at close range, and then only when the opponent is squarely in your sights
    4. You should always try to keep your eye on your opponent, and never let yourself be deceived by ruses
    5. In any type of attack, it is essential to assail your opponent from behind
    6. If your opponent dives on you, do not try run away from his attack, but fly to meet it
    7. When over the enemy's lines, always remember your own line of retreat
    8. It is better to attack in groups of four or six. Avoid two aircraft attacking the same opponent

tyy #3 Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:27 PM

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Well that's the problem...there is so much marvelous engineering on the F35 that it weighs too much for one engine....USAF has to go back to the drawing board on this one

FlakValleyExpress #4 Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:12 PM

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View PostPogo68, on 15 August 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

That giant door over the lift fan must be is a massive drag inducing speedbrake.

I don't know why they did not use a louver doors.

 

I wonder about that too. It reminds me of someone with a stuck convertible roof on a car going down the highway. :teethhappy:

 


Edited by FlakValleyExpress, 16 August 2017 - 12:12 PM.

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Pogo68 #5 Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:06 AM

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View PostFlakValleyExpress, on 16 August 2017 - 04:12 AM, said:

 

I wonder about that too. It reminds me of someone with a stuck convertible roof on a car going down the highway. :teethhappy:

 

 

Yeah, it's supposed to be the cover for the lift fan.

It's hinged in the back and in forward flight it's going to be directing air into the lift fan but at the same time that's a lot of drag.

So I'm thinking it limits the speed that the plane can use it's lift fan.

So using the lift fan to increase the plane's turn rate is pretty much out unless it's pretty close to stalling speeds.

 

 


DICTA BOELCKE for WoWP
    1. Try to secure the upper hand before attacking.
    2. Always continue with an attack you have begun
    3. Open fire only at close range, and then only when the opponent is squarely in your sights
    4. You should always try to keep your eye on your opponent, and never let yourself be deceived by ruses
    5. In any type of attack, it is essential to assail your opponent from behind
    6. If your opponent dives on you, do not try run away from his attack, but fly to meet it
    7. When over the enemy's lines, always remember your own line of retreat
    8. It is better to attack in groups of four or six. Avoid two aircraft attacking the same opponent




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