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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 06:54:55 am »
Ahhhh.... No. I would imaging that those windmills on the ground are closer to the B-21 than the demonstrator in the pic.
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2017, 07:01:31 am »
Ahhhh.... No. I would imaging that those windmills on the ground are closer to the B-21 than the demonstrator in the pic.
Not talking about the whole aircraft obviously, so you would never test different wing planforms or configurations?
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2017, 08:23:23 am »
It's hard to tell, but in the video, it looks like the wingtips are slightly drooped?

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2017, 08:26:11 am »
Well, *finally.*  Quiet Bird was born in the early sixties, but took more than fifty years to fly. Looks like it's aging slowly... right now it's in that gangly awkward early teenager stage. Soon it'll break out in sensor blisters...
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2017, 09:05:17 am »
Would you test a sub scale wing of the B-21?
Understanding one is an artist's rendering but are the wings similar? Hiding testing in plain site?

Raider has diffirent LE sweep to start with. About 40'.
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2017, 10:13:06 am »
If there was a need to get a subscale model of the Raider some 'air time' I imagine this would be the easiest and cheapest method....

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2017, 11:47:00 am »
Would you test a sub scale wing of the B-21?
Understanding one is an artist's rendering but are the wings similar? Hiding testing in plain site?

Raider has diffirent LE sweep to start with. About 40'.
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2017, 12:06:07 pm »
Well, *finally.*  Quiet Bird was born in the early sixties, but took more than fifty years to fly. Looks like it's aging slowly... right now it's in that gangly awkward early teenager stage. Soon it'll break out in sensor blisters...

And still Boeing maintains that they've "lost" all the records on quiet bird.....

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 04:41:38 pm »
If there was a need to get a subscale model of the Raider some 'air time' I imagine this would be the easiest and cheapest method....



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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2017, 05:58:24 pm »
This isn't a Raider thread, but I am sure all the subscale modeling and wind tunnel testing and prototyping and demonstrator testing is loooong since done at this point. Likely the outer mold line has been settled and they are turning that into a manufacturable set of components/drawings and doing the hum drum boring stuff of tolerance stacks, and design for service, manufacturability, and etc etc....
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2017, 03:21:29 am »
Likely the outer mold line has been settled and they are turning that into a manufacturable set of components/drawings
It has been for a while.
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2017, 03:45:44 am »
I'm wondering what's the rationale behind the excessive dihedral angle.

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2017, 04:32:24 am »
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2017, 12:27:23 pm »
Maybe a customer who doesn't want to pay General Atomics' asking price for Avenger.

It does look like a manned version of a Avenger doesn't it:


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Re: Scaled Composites Model 401
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2017, 12:52:57 pm »
Maybe a proof of concept for a low cost, somewhat stealthy alternative to the Textron AirLand Scorpion?
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