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  •  What a Ride, That Flutter Must Feel Like Hell (0+ / 0-)

    I imagine the feel from the cockpit of that wing flapping around must be pretty serious shit though...

    •  I hope never to find out. (1+ / 0-)
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      If you look on youtube, you can see a few instances of it in flight. I suspect it's not that bad... until the aircraft comes apart.

      I have unfortunately seen the remains of such an aircraft.

      One of the bad things about flutter is that once an aircraft has gone into flutter, future occurrences will usually occur more easily.

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