WIederling
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Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:46 pm

ThePointblank wrote:
The X-31 has a vertical stabilizer.


Which was removed for the last test campaign ( 2004/5 ).
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angad84
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Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:11 pm

WIederling wrote:
ThePointblank wrote:
The X-31 has a vertical stabilizer.


Which was removed for the last test campaign ( 2004/5 ).

The X-31 stopped flying long before that. The programme made huge strides in stabilised flight without a vertical tail, but never actually removed the vertical stabiliser for flight trials. It was all simulated.
 
WIederling
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Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:45 pm

angad84 wrote:
WIederling wrote:
ThePointblank wrote:
The X-31 has a vertical stabilizer.


Which was removed for the last test campaign ( 2004/5 ).

The X-31 stopped flying long before that. The programme made huge strides in stabilised flight without a vertical tail, but never actually removed the vertical stabiliser for flight trials. It was all simulated.


https://translate.google.com/translate? ... edit-text=

go down to "without rudder" :-)
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angad84
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Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:51 am

That's a re-touched picture to show what it WOULD look like without the rudder. The v-stab was never actually removed, they only simulated how the plane would fly without the stabilising effect of the vertical tail (essentially de-stabilising it with the rudder and letting FBW take over).

See here for original source: https://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Photo ... 734-6.html
 
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Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:25 pm

Could the X-31 be a model for a future 6 gen international program?

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