Chinese Engine Development

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    Looks like Minnie Chan is doubling down on her BS rumors about WS-15. I'm starting to think Minnie Chan is even worse credibility-wise than Kyle Mizokami or Alex Lockie ... the claims made in this article are astounding even by SCMP or National Interest standards.
     
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    Who cares what Minnie Chan has to say about the WE-15 engine. No serious China watchers or even aeronautical industrial experts even care to read. They might read it for comical fun but don't take her report seriously.
     
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    FADEC on display at Zhuhai...

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    Continued...

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    The text says this is the TVC nozzle undergoing testing...

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    Is this testing related to the engine in post #4864? On the same show stand? This testing piece seems to be the same as J-10 TVN except the outer petals is slightly different.

    #4864 on the other hand seems to be the mid-thrust engines.
     
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    No.
     
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    "Currently have attained breakthroughs in many critical TVC technologies.... Symmetrical axle TVC experiment station."
     
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    But ppl I thought were knowledgeable about these things were actually retweeting this article... and eventually it just becomes truth since it is believed by so many. How many erroneous statements about j20 can be traced back to SCMP? I get pretty triggered every time I see it tbh.
     
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    Some commentators just aren't objective sources on certain subjects (or at all, in some instances) and make no discernible effort to improve - once you've watched and weighed their material enough to establish that they belong in that category, they are best ignored. It's just the way the cookie crumbles and you should save yourself the effort of getting worked up.

    Richard Aboulafia has been mentioned in another thread - he's an interesting case in that I wouldn't put much stock in his opinions on military issues, but have developed a great deal of respect for his analysis of commercial aviation. Especially market and supply chain analysis - he's a knowledgeable observer but military simply isn't his forte, even though his being quoted on such matters may seem to suggest otherwise.

    Anyway, back on topic: having gotten over the flood of TVC J-10 images, I think its debut says more about the Chinese engine industry than merely the ability to build con-di & TVC nozzles (as creditable as that is in its own right). It also demonstrates that the WS-10 has achieved a good level of inlet distortion tolerance, further signifying that it's finally coming of age.
     
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