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Old 28th May 2021, 20:17
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SplineDrive
 
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Originally Posted by noneofyourbusiness View Post
A wider fuselage means more airframe drag.
Wider fuselage also means more of the rear prop is occluded and not all the airflow entering the prop from the fuselage is going to be very predictable. Perhaps this is part of the speed deficit of Raider and Defiant? The X-2 demonstrator was a skinny dart of an airframe by comparison.

In any case, is it just me, or does anyone else see this thread pop up and read it as "Sikorsky SB-1 flies for last time"?
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