View Full Version : N1K2J "George" Combat Flaps Question

11-27-2007, 07:35 PM

I noticed that the combat flaps on the George deploy automatically after a certain amount of positive Gs. Does anyone know if it is possible to disable the auto combat flap feature on the George? Thanks!!

11-27-2007, 07:54 PM
Nope not possible.

Not sure if the real George had a feature to shut down the auto flap feature.

I did have the chance to see the actual mechanism that does deploy the flaps while touring the restoration shop at the National Museum of The United States Air Force in Dayton Ohio. It's a very simple mercury switch arrangement. It is perhaps the earliest use of "fly by wire" technology.

The Museum's George is getting very near to completion BTW.