No, they are ruddervators and have always incorporated the Pitch as well are Yaw element into their design and function. If you go back to some of our old threads of 2001, when they are starting the aircraft, the controls look like they perform an auto function test and move throught their full "throws in each direction.Is it just my eyes or does it look to anyone else like those vertical tails are moving in a way never-before seen?
Projection: J-20 sensors and mission avionics
Fifth generation fighter aircraft feature many enhanced capabilities compared to older fourth generation fighters, including highly capable and integrated sensor suites and mission avionics.
As a fifth generation fighter, the J-20 will likely be equipped with certain key sensors and mission avionics to be competitive with other fighter aircraft of its generation. Verified details of J-20’s sensor suite and mission avionics do not exist due to the high operational security of the Chinese military, however it is possible to reach certain likely conclusions, through the combination of credible open source rumours, analysis of J-20 pictures, and the application of common sense and critical thinking.
However, first it is important to determine the sensors and avionics typical of a fifth generation fighter. These may usually an advanced active electronically scanned array radar, an advanced electronic support measures suite, an advanced datalink or datalinks, as well as possible electro-optic/infra-red sensors and even secondary radars. Of course, the integration of the sensors via data fusion and the actual capability of the sensors compared to each other are not known and may never be known, therefore the table below should not be viewed as an exhaustive qualitative comparison.
I did. And together they reminded me of a huge wooden structure over a deep valley carrying a B-52 and seen in Aviation Week decades ago. How different can these structures be.Did anyone notice, that both RCS-test stands are not the same ? ... the first one has a long slim pylon, whereas the second in the new image has more a tower-like arrangement.
mystery solved. 2016 was actually further away and closer like I thought. Its almost as if the guys at CAC heard bicker about itNice ... do You remember our "one J-10B + 2 J-20 in one image" mystery last month ?
And by the way I did not notice so far how different the colours or '2016' and '2017' are.