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18:06 Jul 20, 2005
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Aerospace / Aviation / Space / aircraft component
German term or phrase: Schubkamm
Aircraft component, typically could be formed from an extrusion.
Any ideas out there please?
Daniel Bird
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:11

Summary of answers provided
2thrust vane
Victor Dewsbery

Discussion entries: 4



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thrust vane

About 8 Google hits (seem to be mainly from space vehicles and vertical take off aircraft).

Note added at 12 hrs 34 mins (2005-07-21 06:40:38 GMT)

Daniel, in response to your asker note:

\"My\" (!!!!) thrust vanes seem to be air deflection attachments inside the jet engine assembly, also known as thrust vectoring vanes.
At http://trc.dfrc.nasa.gov/Research/HARV/VDD/section3.4.html we read: \"The thrust vectoring vanes are positioned about the periphery of the engine nozzles as shown in figure 3\" (unfortunately the illustration does not seem to be available).

And at http://trc.dfrc.nasa.gov/Research/HARV/VDD/subsection3.2.1.h... we read:
\"The aircraft was modified by adding externally mounted engine thrust vanes for the deflection of the exhaust to provide additional pitching and yawing moments. The engines were modified to accommodate the thrust vectoring vane installation by the removal of the divergent flap portion of the nozzle. The thrust vectoring capability is provided by controlled deflection of the vanes (three for each engine), which move into the engine exhaust plume.\"

So the thrust vanes seem to be movable flaps to control the air flow within the engine housing.

Victor Dewsbery
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Thanks Victor - term proved impossible for us all! Regards, Dan
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