Scaled Composites Aims For Supersonic Feather Milestone

By Guy Norris
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

Post-flight analysis indicated the tail had stalled negatively, was unable to counter the downward-pitch rate and that the steep dive at that particular speed and altitude was outside the SS2 design envelope. The enlarged strake effectively “doubles the negative alpha [angle-of-attack] range,” says Stucky.

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