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Old Jun 14, 2007, 10:42 PM
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Flutter of flight surfaces

Our depron birds occasionally deal with flutter and vibration of control surfaces, and even whole flight surfaces. I thought some might be interested in what I observed in a video of a full-scale Superhornet. The vibrating rudder and elevator were clearer before rendering, but still evident in this clip. I wonder how many hours each occurance deducts from the lifecycle the part?

BTW, this was not the point of the television program. It was a feature of FutureWeapons where the host is given a ride in the back seat of a F/A-18F

Bottom Line: if aerospace engineers battle this phenomenon, is it any wonder that it claims one of our models from time to time?
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 09:49 AM
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Wow, scary stuff. Must wear components very quickly.
Seems we are stuck with flutter then!

Thanks for the vid Tom.

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Old Jun 15, 2007, 03:16 PM
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Wow, scary stuff. Must wear components very quickly.
Seems we are stuck with flutter then!

Thanks for the vid Tom.

Matt
Unless they can come up with a mini-hydraulic system for us...
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