PLAAF 6th generation fighter thread, news and rumours


ChineseToTheBone

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If we are reading that correctly, flying supersonic upside down might be tricky if that flying wing aircraft is to be manned.
 

taxiya

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If we are reading that correctly, flying supersonic upside down might be tricky if that flying wing aircraft is to be manned.
why tricky? In supersonic mode the outer wings act as vertical stabilizers just like conventional aircraft which has no problem flying upside down. Besides, the upside-down phase is very short used only to transition from supersonic to subsonic.
 

taxiya

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out of Chengdu on a variable wing design applicable to flying wings. Basically, a portion of each wing folds up slightly in for supersonic flight. For subsonic flight where more lift is needed, the portion returns to its default position to generate maximum lift.

Not entirely certain if this is the appropriate thread. Perhaps we should have a dedicated thread for China's aerospace research.


Haven't we in this forum seen something similar to figure 5 on the ground from a satellite photo long time ago? Also I remember seeing a photo showing something like this in the air in other forums but the authenticity was called into question.
 

AssassinsMace

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I remember that supposedly there was a variable-wing UAV displayed said to have flown at one of those UAV shows. I don't know if there were videos of it. I never saw one. But I recall they said it was the first time something of that configuration was able to change wing shapes while still flying.
 

by78

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Haven't we in this forum seen something similar to figure 5 on the ground from a satellite photo long time ago? Also I remember seeing a photo showing something like this in the air in other forums but the authenticity was called into question.
I don't recall. But this is just a design patent on an idea. Don't know if it's being implemented for certain, and also if it's relevant to 6th-gen fighter. I posted it here just in case.
 

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