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Because of how the wing is structured internally? It is a lot thicker/stronger than the wings of say an F-18 or F-16.

 

That doesn't mean it wouldn't bend AT ALL. You could assume it wouldn't bend much but to say it wouldn't bend at all sounds absurd. It's still made out of aluminum, not tungsten.

 

As anecdotal is it may be, I've worked alongside vets of the first Iraq war and one commented on how the wings on the A10s always looked like they were folding up whenever they pulled out of their attack runs. I'm inclined to believe his "folding up" description to be an embellishment, but otherwise he described wing flex on an A10.

 

And other members on the forum have described observing wing flex as well, at airshows with the A10, to the point that they describe panels popping off the wing, canceling the A10 from further participating in the airshow that day.

 

So am I saying that they need to flex 90 degrees in a 10 degree bank turn? No.

 

Should they flex a little? I don't see why not.


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Warthog wings do not flex.

 

 

00:30-00:58

 

once again, stating that they do not move much, but they do flex. Seems like a demo, so no weight on pylons, probrably not fully fuel, saving weight, and weather appears to be rather clear and calm.

 

(also probrably not pulling the same amount of Gs one would expect an A10C would in order to avoid fire.)


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Everything flexes under stress... Either that, or it breaks...

 

But, given the fact that the A-10 wings flex is so minimal one can't (really) see it, I'd personally say, spending anything more than 1 hour of development on this would a waste of ED resources

 

No disrespect meant and I did my best, but I can't see any flex in that video WelshZeCorgi

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00:30-00:58

 

once again, stating that they do not move much, but they do flex. Seems like a demo, so no weight on pylons, probrably not fully fuel, saving weight, and weather appears to be rather clear and calm.

 

(also probrably not pulling the same amount of Gs one would expect an A10C would in order to avoid fire.)

 

Somebody who works with A-10's in real life tells you they do not flex. I'm not sure why you think you know better.

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00:30-00:58

 

once again, stating that they do not move much, but they do flex. Seems like a demo, so no weight on pylons, probrably not fully fuel, saving weight, and weather appears to be rather clear and calm.

 

(also probrably not pulling the same amount of Gs one would expect an A10C would in order to avoid fire.)

 

In this video is no wingflex... The wings look bent because of the fisheye lens of the camera.

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In this video is no wingflex... The wings look bent because of the fisheye lens of the camera.

 

There is very minor wing flex. It's just not really as noticeable as on the F-16 or F/A-18.

 

Nothing speaks against some visual improvements. But most people aren't going super fast in the A-10 to see the wings bend noticeably so that it would be worth the implementation.

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There is very minor wing flex. It's just not really as noticeable as on the F-16 or F/A-18.

 

Nothing speaks against some visual improvements. But most people aren't going super fast in the A-10 to see the wings bend noticeably so that it would be worth the implementation.

 

And if that's the case, fine. Wingflex too minimal it's a waste of time to implement. But I'm not sure why so many are trying to gaslight me over something so trivial in this Don't-believe-your-lying-eyes bonanza.

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And if that's the case, fine. Wingflex too minimal it's a waste of time to implement. But I'm not sure why so many are trying to gaslight me over something so trivial in this Don't-believe-your-lying-eyes bonanza.

 

The F-86 module got minimal wing flex modeled, so why not?

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I'm with you on that!

 

Until our weather engine includes dew point/humidity then it's either 0 vapor or vapor all the time.

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I think this one clears up the wing flex issue.

Live combat pit cam, with payload and doing high G turns.

There's a fair bit of flexing going on

 

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to be fair, the actual flex is not very big, but in the hi g turns and through turbulence, the wings clearly flex

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