Why Do Backwards Wings Exist?

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  • Published on:  Saturday, July 20, 2019
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    Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
    Editor: Stephanie Sammann (https://www.stephanie-sammann.com/)
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    [1] http://hugojunkers.bplaced.net/junkers-ef131.html
    [2] https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-008-DFRC.html https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a124715.pdf
    [3] http://www.dept.aoe.vt.edu/~mason/Mason_f/ConfigAeroTransonics.pdf
    [4] http://bit.ly/2Y17MM2
    [5] https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/271130.pdf
    [6] http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/sites/default/files/downloads/class5-2012.pdf
    [7] https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-081-DFRC.html
    [8] https://repository.lib.ncsu.edu/bitstream/handle/1840.16/2141/etd.pdf?sequence=1
    [9] page 18 https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Sweeping_Forward.pdf
    [10] https://fapgem.com/video/LOmvrk3LPGc/video.html
    [11] https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a124715.pdf
    [12] https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/pdf/88172main_H-1574.pdf
    [13] page 24 https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Sweeping_Forward.pdf
    [14] https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/pdf/120266main_FS-008-DFRC.pdf
    [15] Page 124 https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Sweeping_Forward.pdf
    [16] Page 127 https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Sweeping_Forward.pdf
    [17] Page 208 https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Sweeping_Forward.pdf

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  • Andrey Mihai
    Andrey Mihai  3 days ago

    Does somebody want to know if aircraft with oblique wings could fly?

  • Astrxcat XIII
    Astrxcat XIII  5 days ago

    I ain't understand shit

  • mustafa teran
    mustafa teran  7 days ago

    Cause it looks cool

  • that one guy
    that one guy  14 days ago +1

    Who is disliking this video it's about airplanes

  • Jacob Hunter
    Jacob Hunter  14 days ago +1

    Would you ever do a video on what a Quinjet from the Marvel universe would fly like? Or if it’s design is even close to reasonable?

  • j. doh
    j. doh  14 days ago

    They do this for fun and looks, even birds doesnt have backward wings because its against the flow of the system of flying on earth. We only see this in scifi movies flying in space and other planets having different atmosphere.😂😂😂

  • Don’t read this
    Don’t read this  14 days ago

    Can someone summarize for me?

  • abe haikal
    abe haikal  14 days ago

    What's his accent called?

  • Soulseer
    Soulseer  14 days ago

    I didn't understand a single thing I heard in this video

  • Shane H
    Shane H  21 days ago +1

    I'll admit. This is probably the hardest to understand YouTube video I've watched, and there's nothing wrong with the presentation.

  • Marcus MIDI
    Marcus MIDI  21 days ago

    8:22 what about that shit for the mars wheels rover thing that remembers form etc..?

  • William Wassmann
    William Wassmann  21 days ago

    In case you gotta fly backwards DUH

  • Komrade BigTex
    Komrade BigTex  21 days ago

    I think the x29 could be done even better today,especially with the computers we have

  • Doubledealer
    Doubledealer  21 days ago

    6:30, that transition didn't even mention reverse swept wings lol. Just started talking about it.

  • SiMi Psych0
    SiMi Psych0  21 days ago

    X 27 looks cool but su 47 looks way cooler

  • darth vader
    darth vader  a months ago

    Aweso.e video, thank you. Could you please do an episode about how and why whe dont have a single perfect speaker/tranducer(or driver). It is not well known what is a point source and why ot ia so impossivle to make a perfect one. Would much apreciate it. Audio reproduction is far from figured out.

  • MrNoobed
    MrNoobed  a months ago

    Do the XF-84h next

  • Dee
    Dee  a months ago

    They exist to look cool

  • Aljohn V
    Aljohn V  a months ago

    germans are always first when it comes to innovation

  • Zebron Zee
    Zebron Zee  a months ago

    So basically, all the amazing technology we have today is because someone wanted the most easiest way kill someone in the most brutal way possible.
    Good to know.