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The High Alpha Research Vehicle HARV carries out air flow studies on a flight from the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards.

NASA1994-06-27

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

The modified F-18 High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) carries out air flow studies on a flight from the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Using oil, researchers were able to track the air flow across the wing at different speeds and angles of attack.
A thrust vectoring system had been installed on the engines' exhaust nozzles for the high angle of attack research program. The thrust vectoring system, linked to the aircraft's flight control system, moves a set of three paddles on each engine to redirect thrust for directional control and increased maneuverability at angles of attack at up to 70 degrees.

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  • Title: The High Alpha Research Vehicle HARV carries out air flow studies on a flight from the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards.
  • Creator: NASA
  • Date Created: 1994-06-27
  • Location: Edwards, CA, USA
  • Owner: AFRC
  • Album: mgmurph1
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically.

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