Neat.

Neat.

https://theaviationist.com/2023/01/18/development-of-an-active-flow-control-x-plane-for-darpa-progresses/

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Tic-tacs are real and their ours. China absolutely seething. We don't even need control surfaces anymore.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >their ours
      Says a lot about the pro-government shills on this board, honestly.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      tic-tacs?
      are there sightings of UFOs shaped like tic-tacs?

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    what's the benefit of this design? seems like you're losing a lot of fuel storage

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If your plane doesn't need moving parts to maneuver then the maintenance and chance of shit breaking goes down. All those flexible things for flaps and shit? Not needed anymore.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >plane now needs double the computers, in triplicate redundancy
        >needs super advanced electric supply, distribution, and control
        >replacing hydraulics with wires
        But yeah maintenance and the chance of shit breaking

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          We already know how to stick advanced computers in fighter-sized planes. If these are drones they might not even need computers in them, just communications.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Bruh even a palm sized drone has a fucking flight control board

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          retard

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, all those reduce maintenance. The argument that electronics were less reliable because they were more complex than mechanical control systems was a common one among reformers until the 1991 Gulf War bodied them.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah. I haven't blown out the dust from my gaming PC for like 4 months but it's still working top performance. This is consumer electronics, not top of the line military shit stuck in a literal state-of-the-art experimental aircraft.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              check your GPU radiator, it probably looks like a carpet right now

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Modern gpus turn the fan off unless it gets above idle temp, around 50 C. His gpu cooler is probably fine right now.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Fly by wire flight controls are a LONG solved problem.

            t.formerfighterfixer

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          boy if we only knew how to make and design control systems for airplanes with computers. Imagine if we could only find some kind of way to supply electricity on a aircraft and control it. You should patent this amazing idea.

          what are you? a pajeet?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >computers are cheap
          >when software is written it keeps working forever
          >electric equipment is more reliable than mechanical one
          What's the problem ?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Does your car still use manual gauges? Is it a stick? Power steering?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      reducing the number of moving parts improves the radar signature of the aircraft, or lack thereof. a real world application would likely come in the form of a stealth recon plane

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's farting out gas from its holes

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      My exgf used to do that a lot.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Is that why she's your EXgf?.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    How does this work? By selectively allowing air through the wings/surfaces in a controlled manner and changing air pressures on either sides of wings resulting in maneuvering?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Have you ever seen an air hockey table? It turns the surface of a wing into that using air ducted off from the engine path.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It looks like it might be a boundary layer control system, they create suction from those little holes to suck up the turbulent flow which increases lift and reduces drag. By actively adjusting the amount of suction in each spot it could maneuver without control surfaces.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >burgers now ripping off china
    irony
    >inb4 burger cope

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the fact that you don't see the mechanical control surfaces on that drone mockup tells me everything i need to know

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I bet you push on doors that say "pull".

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What if I told you that design was invented and developed in the U.S. 41 years ago

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      China is ALWAYS playing catch up with the US, and copying. Here's Boeing's EX. Seeing how Aurora is a subsidary of Boeing, if follows Boeing and McDonnell Douglas - which Boeing bought out work on EX, joined wing, and project Diamond. Can Chiner ever not copy the US's 20+ year-old designs?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >joined wing

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >project Diamond

        Now, run away and pretend you were just being a typical chinsect (retarded).

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          A couple reports on joined wings, history of joined wings, and SensorCraft:

          >A JOINED-WING FLIGHT EXPERIMENT:
          https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/ADA483055.pdf

          >Emerging Aerodynamic Technologies for HighAltitude Long-Endurance SensorCraft’ UAVs:
          https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/ADA428754.pdf

          It, also, uses some concepts already tested on NASA's Fighter Lift and Control (FLAC)/ Subsonic High Alpha Research Concept (SHARC) that used blown leading edges to increase high alpha performance:
          https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/nasa-ames-usaf-wright-laboratory-flac-sharc.373/

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >inb4 burger cope
      >"nooo dont point out that im wrong noo"

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        objective reality is just an elaborate coping mechanism sane people use to avoid the nightmarish fantasy world 4chantards inhabit

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Is stealth the only advantage of this design? How big are the nozzles?

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