If we know the pressure and the vector we can calculate approximate drag as well as moment of drag under the thrust line. That would give us the stab down force needed to balance for this specific area.What would you do with manometer data? No doubt low pressure, but what is normal?
Not comfortable with what? Drilling some holes in my airplane? I can do that all day long!!! Its not my problem at all!!!Please don't do this if your not comfortable with it!
Those are the magic words. It was designed for a mission and now the mission has changed. As you have seen the pressure recovery of the fuselage isn't very good. Its just a matter of deciding what your willing to do about it. And info helps make that decision.I think Skyboy situation is unique. Nobody really know what to do.
Agree 100%!Any drag under the thrust line adds to the stab down force needed. Any negative lift adds a load for the wing to carry.
I am not looking fast or easy fix with best result. This is project for next 10 years. Feel free to call me crazy. But to get to the bottom of it would be very big accomplishment for me. Let them log 100-200 hr every year of straight and level flight, have fun and be proud of themselves. I will be OK with only 30-50 hr and every year flight to Oshkosh. Straight and level for more than 20 min is boring for me. I am sitting up there and thinking about things I can change or improve. Here is 10 year program maybe in different order:The question is which fix returns the most benefit? Do you think fairing several small locations will return better results than one large area? These decisions are yours to make.
Nope, I'm jealous you have a plane to do these things and that your doing it. You and I are much alike. Solving problems is like a drug for me. Makes me think.Feel free to call me crazy.