Old 12th Feb 2015, 15:36
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If, in high altitude stall test, for real with a test pilot(s) on board, they cannot get the AOA reduced to recover from the stall there is another option as a very last resort. Just to save the test crew.

Why not have a drone parachute attached to the rear of the fuselage? On deployment, the drag from the chute would certainly lower the nose, by raising the tail to a sufficient degree for recovery and could be cut away when or if it has done it's job.

One would think this has been thought of by much smarter people than I. However upon learning these aircraft haven't been (intentionally) stalled, leave alone deep stalled at high altitude, one can only wonder at the mentality. The uncrashable/unstallable mindset, does give it a way a bit.

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