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    Question Flaps on F-1 racers ?

    Arre flaps allowed in F-1 racers ?

    Any kind of flaps ?

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    Exclamation Re: Flaps on F-1 racers ?

    I was thinking about something like this...Bill Falck was a finnish born air racer.

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    Maybe the name has to be changed.

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    Lightbulb Re: Flaps on F-1 racers ?

    Mr. Creighton King (mr. Cassutt) told me the flying tail is not allowed in F1 racers...for a certain reason.

    I wonder still how much more speed could be gained with a working t-tail with all flying elevator.

    Anyone want to estimate it ?

    Should it be investigated and implemented ?

    Flaps are ok he told me.

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    Default Re: Flaps on F-1 racers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    Mr. Creighton King (mr. Cassutt) told me the flying tail is not allowed in F1 racers...for a certain reason.

    I wonder still how much more speed could be gained with a working t-tail with all flying elevator.

    Anyone want to estimate it ?

    Should it be investigated and implemented ?

    Flaps are ok he told me.
    Flap are legal, but completely unnecessary. They just add weight, drag, and complexity. Plus they don't work all that well. A full flying tail isn't needed either. Nothing to gain from it, and lots of down side. Thus the "reason".

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    Default Re: Flaps on F-1 racers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    Flap are legal, but completely unnecessary. They just add weight, drag, and complexity. Plus they don't work all that well. A full flying tail isn't needed either. Nothing to gain from it, and lots of down side. Thus the "reason".
    I see...in jets they ( stabilators ) can be much smaller than in GA planes.

    I see no reason why a highly swept wing could't get benefit from all flying tail.

    Can you enlighten why not ?

    Oh sorry...you mean flaps...yes...they are legal....but all flying tail is apparently not ?

    Why not ?
    Last edited by First time Juke; 11-10-2020 at 04:14 AM.

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