Started by Mossie, May 29, 2009, 05:17:34 AM
Quote from: Mossie on May 29, 2009, 08:24:14 AMUnfortunately I can't find that book Robert, the only Air Britain title I can find is Miles Aircraft: The Early Years 1925-139. It might be a bit too new, I'll my eyes open.
Quote from: raafif on June 02, 2009, 06:03:21 PMWith the supersonic designs, the yanks had cart-blanche access to all of Miles' work & he was ordered by the Air Min. to give them everything & to hide nothing. Then the Brit Govt. whimped-out & decided that high-speed aircraft testing was too dangerous for humans to try --The X-1 was certainly NOT a copy of the Miles M.52 but the way I read it (book on the Sound Barrier) was that the tailplane of the X-1 was the problem (buffeting or incidence). Bell persisted with a standard tailplane with elevators & it was only after they replaced it with an all-moving tailplane that they broke the Barrier -- Miles had an all-moving tailplane on his design from the beginning !!But aren't we getting off-topic ?
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