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Old 10-31-2012, 07:14 PM
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Question Leading Edge Slats on the Me-109

Hmm, well, I'm really uncertain about the Slats on the various Bf-109 models.
I've never seen them moving, optically, so the tendency might be that they still don't work, do they?
I'm not especially familiar with the Me-109 precisely because of that reason, and as long as they won't work, I'm not getting into an 109 cockpit in earnest.
Soo... do they actually work now?
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:08 PM
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Yes, as your speed drops below 300 kmh or so they will pop out. Unfortunately, there is no noise as many accounts say they came out with quite a loud bang that would startle a novice pilot.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:16 PM
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Ah okay, thank you!
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:24 AM
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The slats were spring loaded and extended or retracted depending on the amount of air pressure being exerted on the leading edge. If you suddenly stalled one wing the slat on that wing might extend suddenly but typically they would extend gradually as airspeed dropped below 200k.

Because the slats could extend asymmetrically, this could result in an uneven airflow over the wings.
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Nevertheless I dont have the impression the slats work liable as it did in Il2 1946. Means I cant observe the slats extracting each time i am below 240kmh or even 210kmh.
Even if the slats extract, I cant notice the effect, imho the feature isnt implemented to its final state.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:05 AM
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IMHO the easiest way to test the FM effect of leading edge slats is to compare the Tiger with locked and unlocked slats.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:52 AM
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Didnt notice the Tiger got some
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:09 AM
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The slats were spring loaded and extended or retracted depending on the amount of air pressure being exerted on the leading edge. If you suddenly stalled one wing the slat on that wing might extend suddenly but typically they would extend gradually as airspeed dropped below 200k.

Because the slats could extend asymmetrically, this could result in an uneven airflow over the wings.
Hi,

There is no spring in the Me 109 slats, they are sucked out by air pressure. AFAIK they are more actuated by the angle of attack of the wing and designed that if it reaches crticial angle, they would deploy. That's why they are working independent, i.e. if they deploy assimetrically, it means that one of the wings have reached a critical angle of attack, the other did not. The uneven airflow is a cause and not an effect of their deployment (if they would not deploy on that wing, the wing would detach the airflow stall).

The very reason of their employment is to make sure that once the wing is near stalling, the slats, by their deployment would keep the outer portion of the wing from stalling, so that ailerons would be still effective.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:42 AM
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As Kurfürst said, the slats on Bf109 have no springs. They are on rails sliding forth and back depending on AoA. Moved them on the Finnish Bf109G-6 in Tikkakoski.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:07 PM
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Mh there still seem to be doubts... optically, some confirm that they work, but functionally?
My personal, albeit not extensive, experience, is that the Me-109s are VERY flimsy at slow speeds, when compared to its IL-2 1946 incarnations. Every remotely hard aileron/rudder input could lead into a spin imho - that's why I was asking.
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