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Ian33

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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2010, 02:45:43 pm »
Looks pretty one piece and no flap on it.
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2010, 02:49:33 pm »


Looks pretty one piece and no flap on it.

Slick.
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2010, 03:08:24 pm »
If you can deal with the host's theatrics the latest episode of Future Weapons has some EXCELLENT footage of the new X-47B.

(Screen cap whilst they were unfolding the wings.)

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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2010, 03:46:28 pm »
If you can deal with the host's theatrics the latest episode of Future Weapons has some EXCELLENT footage of the new X-47B.

(Screen cap whilst they were unfolding the wings.)

Nobody dis my bro Mack, dude is a serious badass. Navy Seal, multiple black belts, scout sniper. My boy is Rambo X 10.

LOL yeah but he does tend to get into the moment a bit much at times.
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2010, 03:49:05 pm »
Looks pretty one piece and no flap on it.

I have rather lost track of this topic, what UAV is this now?
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2010, 03:52:04 pm »
Apologise friend. That is the NG X-47B demonstrator in assembly. Another poster asked if the exhaust had a flap on it for thrust vectoring - I hoped to show that it appears it does not.

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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2010, 04:38:35 pm »
sferrin - best line from "Future Weapons" the stealth episode. A LockMart engineer says about the F-35, "After we leave the battlespace all that's left will be teeth and eyeballs!"

Mack in enthusiastic but he has lived the life so he has walked the walk for sure.
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #52 on: January 11, 2010, 05:37:14 am »
>That's X47B ?

Yes, it was said before.
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #53 on: January 11, 2010, 08:22:10 am »
Sometimes it can be useful to simply right-click over the picture and select the image's properties... the name of the picture often contains the name of the model shown (which WAS the case here...).  :D

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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2010, 09:41:21 am »
Hi,

the SkyTote VTOL UAV.

http://www.gizmag.com/go/5478/

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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2010, 10:01:49 am »
If you can deal with the host's theatrics the latest episode of Future Weapons has some EXCELLENT footage of the new X-47B.

(Screen cap whilst they were unfolding the wings.)

Looking at the right, we have the answer about the shape of the engine's nozzle.

Here:  (Is it my imagination or is there a suggestion of a flap there at the trailing edge of the nozzle?  I've looked the video several times and it's definitely not a video artifact.)

Might be a strap to tie it down on the jig. If it was a flap, would not the hinge line be out of alignment (stealth)?

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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2010, 10:11:45 am »
If you can deal with the host's theatrics the latest episode of Future Weapons has some EXCELLENT footage of the new X-47B.

(Screen cap whilst they were unfolding the wings.)

Looking at the right, we have the answer about the shape of the engine's nozzle.

Here:  (Is it my imagination or is there a suggestion of a flap there at the trailing edge of the nozzle?  I've looked the video several times and it's definitely not a video artifact.)

Might be a strap to tie it down on the jig. If it was a flap, would not the hinge line be out of alignment (stealth)?

Yeah, "Race" suggested that as well, and looking at it again I tend to agree with the strap notion.
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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2010, 10:16:22 am »
Yeah, "Race" suggested that as well, and looking at it again I tend to agree with the strap notion.

Yes, he comfortably beat me to it - it's been a long day and I'm somewhat slow on the uptake ;)

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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2010, 11:19:12 am »
Hi,

the SkyTote VTOL UAV.

http://www.gizmag.com/go/5478/




The top picture seems to represent a different design from the bottom one. The top design seems a lot like the old Lockheed "Salmon" tailsitter, with equally spaced fins and rudders.

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Re: Various UAV and UCAV designs from the USA
« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2010, 09:58:54 am »