Detail View: NASA Image eXchange Collection: F-18 HARV in flight close-up

Title: 
F-18 HARV in flight close-up
Description: 
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.
Date: 
01.01.1994
Credit: 
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC) [ http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/ ]
facet_where: 
California
facet_when: 
01-01-1994
facet_when_year: 
1994
Media: 
IMAGE
UID: 
SPD-NIX-EC94-42645-9
original url: 
http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC94-42645-9&orgid=7