They were taxiing the plane everyday that week. And the visibility those days, from the pictures we got, all looked pretty bad, compared to the day of first flight. Not saying this proves it was about weather but it at least seemed like a reasonable explanation ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It sounds exactly like something what's likely to be written in RFP/design task/(dunno how is it in Chinese).Yes but it has a similarly sized weapons bay.
I think it was pb who wrote a few years ago that the J-XY's weapons bay would be similar if not identical to that of J-20s and be compatible with the same weapons suite. Time will tell if it is true.
I have never believed the "special date" theory for a tiny moment, and isn't interested in joining in such conversation, but I can not resist to point out the logical fault of it. Here it goes.
Not sure how credible this person is, so, as usual, take it with a spoonful of salt.
- H-20 is likely to fly in 2023
- The avionics of the H-20 has just finished development
- The J-XY will be here very soon
- The cost of the J-XY is 1/4 that of the J-20 (doubtful, IMHO)
- The CH-5 drone is very cheap. Its price is <1000 (not sure what currency/unit)
Maybe program cost?J-XY a quarter the J-20 in cost? Unless the J-20 is absurdly expensive, many corners must have been cut to make the J-XY so cheap or maybe new manufacturing methods developed alongside and for the J-XY. Probably also not using as much high end equipment as J-20.