Re: Two Raptors in flight

Message posted by Rcteller on June 14, 2002 at 12:24:13 PST:


The pod contains a "spin chute." As the flight envelope is expanded to its edges, the airplane is flown in conditions that might make it more likely to spin (with an aft CG, for example). If the plane accidentally enters a spin an normal spin recovery inputs fail, the parachute can be deployed and it will have the effect of raising the tail, lowering the nose, and allowing the plane to recover from the resulting dive after the chute is jettisioned.

Even some transport planes use them during testing. I have a picture of a Canadair Regional Jet with one hanging off the tail....


In Reply to: Two Raptors in flight posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on June 14, 2002 at 11:23:02 PST:


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