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yf222000 09-27-2012 04:13 PM

Just curious
 
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Hi guys.
I am just curious if any of you have seen this. This Eagle was making a high Gs turn and after snapping a few photos, I
noticed the skin on the wing wrinkled up under high G load. Compared it with another few pics I took of the same bird
at low speed, and there was no wrinkles. First time I have seen this. Thanks.

speed is life 09-27-2012 05:09 PM

RE: Just curious
 
Easy: wings bend under load.......compression and tension on the upper/lower wing skin in a high G maneuver. Won't happen at low speed and commensurate low attainable G's
<div>As long as you don't "over G" the wing will not be damaged or permanentky bent.
The guy is likely pulling 6 or 7+ G's while in AB going around that corner......... Grunt!</div><div>
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gooseF22 09-27-2012 07:37 PM

RE: Just curious
 
yep, seen it alot over the years.. all jets do it.. notice how wrinkled the under neath side of a B52 is.. when in the air, its smooth..

FMRR 09-30-2012 07:41 AM

RE: Just curious
 
Wings do bend in compression, tension and torsion.....buckle ?...don't thinks so.....Send that photo to the air-force and let a structure expert decide. I remember a few years back when a F15 forward fuse separated during training

kimhey 09-30-2012 08:27 AM

RE: Just curious
 
Strange that the wrinkles only appear closeto the the air separation point, and not evenly over the wing...!?

Could it be the high G turn/altered air density distorting the image caught by the camera lense?


Just thinking loud (again...my wife has told me not to;).....)


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