- Dec 27, 2005
- Reaction score
Interesting. The supporting structure seems to be covered in pyramids of RAM, which would support some kind of RF apertures test. +1 to Quellish so far.
The lack of/retractged undercarriage could be due to the aircraft being tested for rcs or other kinds of testing.rousseau said:Did you guys notice that joint wing merely a model maybe by wood, there is no undercarrage there... ...
Blitzo said:Actually deino, china defense blog said xianglong made its first flight in late 2009...
You give them too much credit. They'd have to recognize it's significance for there to be any concern.Michel Van said:let see on Reaction in Pentagon and Capitol Hill
On China newest Aircrafts developments
I'm thinking the usual response from Congress and the pentagon is that they've "been monitoring the situation for some time" and that "any advancements the Chinese make is not surprising and was expected." :sferrin said:
YES .... via http://www.top81.cn/top81bbs/thread.php?cid=1&rootid=4764083&id=4764083Steve Pace said:That thing is huge, it is bomber-sized. -SP
Very nice pics, missed this post. Triangular exhaust nozzle - shape is interesting.Deino said:YES .... via http://www.top81.cn/top81bbs/thread.php?cid=1&rootid=4764083&id=4764083Steve Pace said:That thing is huge, it is bomber-sized. -SP
chuck4 said:It seems to my eyes that this UAV has rather low wing span and small overall wing area for a high altitude, long endurance aircraft.
And now similar to the joined wing UAV it seems as here is a version II of the Sky Wing ! ... seen at CAC this morning.Deino said:It seems as Chengdu's stealty UAV has started with its taxi-tests !!!
I just noticed that the revised Soaring Dragon II is missing in this tread ... here it is !Deino said:And now similar to the joined wing UAV it seems as here is a version II of the Sky Wing ! ... seen at CAC this morning.
AeroFranz said:Given how one of the wings is in the low position, there must be an outrigger somewhere. Otherwise a crabbed landing will inevitably scrape a tip. Either that or a REALLY stalky fuselage landing gear. No obvious place where the outriggers would fold, my guess is a strong attachment point could be found at the joined wing intersection, which is also sufficiently far out spanwise to be effective.
Droppable pogoes a la U-2 seem unlikely...