Shenyang FC-31 / J-31 Fighter Demonstrator

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  1. Player99
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    Yep!And we now know that the journey took 25 days, and the name and nature of the institute, to which this aircraft went... I guess they simply don't intend to keep it a secret after all. :D
     
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    Is it just me or does this pic make it look more like that this is a single engine plane?
     
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    Why do you say so, If anything the sting in the middle should remove all doubts that this will be a twin engined aircraft.

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    Chill, I was just following on with the point that Engineer raised, by no means am I looking forward or advocating such a scenario :) .
     
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    yeah. looks like.

    F-16 is about 9.8 meter , F-18 14 meter. gripen 8.4. EF typhoon 11 meters. Rafale: 10.9 meters.

    two mid sized engine, EF typhoon and Rafale sized. conventional layout. twin chin intake.
     
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    More information about this fighter, from the official website of the company who transported the fighter:

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    From their website, there are some interesting information about the fighter:

    The fighter has a wing span of 11.5 meter, comparing to F-35's 10.7 meter, MiG-29's 11.4 meter or Hongdu's L-15's 9.5 meter.

    The official name for the figther should be called as some sort of eagles.

    It is confirmed the fighter is transported from Shengyang's SAC to Yanliang's national insistute of structral strength to conduct static stress test.
     
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    New pic:

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    Pics are getting clearer.

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    seems that now they're not so allergic about people getting close to the plane.

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    seems that now they're not so allergic about people getting close to the plane.

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    Can faintly make out the arrow shaped outline of the DSI intake.

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    Seems like the loading truss is painted orange after it has been placed on the truck.

    Overall I think this plane when finally unveiled will look very similar to that F-50 model displayed, if not completely the same.
     
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    [video=youtube;AIDU7QbKy3w]Video[/video]

    sorry can post same pics in better quality and w/o watermarks due forum limitation :(
     
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    It's been four weeks and its still driving around. I know bands that have gone on shorter tours than that ;)
     
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    ^^lol!

    paralay has made an excellent drawing of this plane
    F-60

    without the 11.5 info from the trucking company, he arrived at 16.5m length x 12m span

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    is it still on the road? or these videos were simply taken while it was on the road and are only posted on the web now?
     

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