Russian Su-57 Aircraft Thread (PAK-FA and IAF FGFA)


dankris

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Crazy Russians. In case you are wondering, yes, they are testing with the hood raised on purpose!

I don't think it's that crazy. This test is called the 'cockpit habitability trial' and the Brits did the same with Tornado back in 1988. Though this may be the first 5th gen aircraft that had done so. (maybe because it's the only one that had split canopy...)

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image courtesy of BAE system's twitter post.
 

crash8pilot

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why doesn't the nozzle hung
I'm guessing the thrust vectoring nozzles are hydraulically or electrically operated. So when the engine isn't powered, the nozzles are disengaged and point/hang down from the effects of gravity. Just like this:


They're pointed straight on the first picture you attached because just as @tupolevtu144 mentioned, its almost certainly a mockup, so the exhibitors can point the thrust vectoring nozzles upright to display how the Su-57 might look when the plane is powered up.
 

j818cm

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Because it's a mockup I guess? The entire thing looks like it's made out of glass fiber.
I'm guessing the thrust vectoring nozzles are hydraulically or electrically operated. So when the engine isn't powered, the nozzles are disengaged and point/hang down from the effects of gravity. Just like this:


They're pointed straight on the first picture you attached because just as @tupolevtu144 mentioned, its almost certainly a mockup, so the exhibitors can point the thrust vectoring nozzles upright to display how the Su-57 might look when the plane is powered up.
it’s no.057 should be the first one su57 :) doubt it’s a mockup
 

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