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crazy video of F-15 landing with 1 wing

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  1. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    formby learning in progress

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    cool
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    I like the ad on the beginning of the video.

    "1 in 3 girls under age 20 gets pregnant."

    where is cam to talk about the f-15. he worked hydraulics on them.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    amazing. but the wings are close to the rear horizontal tail surface (which does produce some lift) so with the elevators and rudder i can see how he could maintain stability while using the other wing to generate most of the lift to keep the plane flying. just my guess though, lol. great pilot too
     
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    1994turbodelsol V8 EATER!!

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    I'm not surprised..most of the fuselage is a lifting body...with enough speed it would be very stable.

    I was a crew chief on the c/d's in Oki...they can take a beating.

    Also the A-10 is supposed to be able to fly with one engine, one tail, and one wing gone...but it hasn't been proved yet.
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    huh, this is news?

    I was briefed on this in 2002 (or 01, don't remember)

    those F-15's at the start of the video were E models, the Israeli F-15 was an "A" model (commonly used in our own AF ANG).

    I didn't watch the whole video, I'm cybersquatting at home so it's not so fast right now.

    Basically there are electrically controlled flow restrictors in the hydraulic system at specific points. Pressure in Hydraulics is defined as "resistance to flow" (so a running garden house wouldn't have any "water pressure", get it?)

    during something like this the pressure regulators will notice a permanent drop in Hydraulic pressure and the restrictors will close, preventing a total loss in hydraulic power/fluid. All aircraft commercial or military have an axillary reservoir so even if you lose a fair amount you can still make it. In this way the aircraft can "feel" when something is wrong, and adjust the trim as needed. It's like an ECU on crack.

    As I remember though the pilot was very surprised when he landed and saw the wing missing, he thought the damage was allot less and said he would have ejected had he saw it for himself.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Kinda like those new robotic spiders. They have 8 legs and walk fine. But if you break/disable a leg, the computer takes note, and reprograms the remaining 7 legs to walk as if the 8th leg never existed.



    Cool video.
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    Cam... how is it not news to us?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I remember seeing that awhile back on TV. They interviewed the pilot and everything.
     
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