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NASA Tomcat!

It’s #tomcattuesday and here is one for you F-14A 157991 that was used by NASA (ECN-12451) in the 1980's. In partnership with Grumman and Honeywell, Langley Research Center engineers developed new control laws involving what was called an aileron/rudder interconnect (ARI) that succeeded in limiting departures and providing recoveries from spins. You can see the canard deployed forward of the cockpit, this along with other modifications, following the loss of several F-14s in spins, due to their automatic flight-control system's control law architecture. #nasa #topgun #f14 #f14tomcat #aviationsafari #boneyardsafari


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