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Old 5th Sep 2019, 17:50
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horizon flyer
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Originally Posted by Speed of Sound View Post

It was a while ago now but wasn’t there a discussion of the various aerodynamic fixes on this or previous threads, and it was concluded that most of them would require new certification?
It may turn out to be a cheaper option than an Mcas fix, who is going to trust the fix without a lot of testing.

A further idea is modify the engine air intakes to reduce lift at high AoA.
Boeing changed intake shape to increase ground clearance so why not to reduce lift, with Delta fins may solve the problem and it looks like re certification may be cheaper.
Perhaps make them elliptical in the vertical plain may work.

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