Why Do Backwards Wings Exist?

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Michael Costa
Michael Costa - 3 hours ago
Good stuff. I like your shorter videos better though.
Slic J
Slic J - 3 hours ago
IDEA: Make a forward swept flying wing.
tentimesful - 6 hours ago
forward wings are issue because they don't let wind flow to pass naturally, backwards lets the wind flow...
Fino Menezes
Fino Menezes - 6 hours ago
I live in rural Spain and regularly see a couple of varieties of butterfly that look like they are flying backwards. A silhouette of one of them laid out flat would look like Concord. Only it doesn’t fly pointy-end first. It’s head is at the wide end.
kimo kareem
kimo kareem - 7 hours ago
سلم و جناح في نفس الوقت
كل الدرجات ممكن تنزل و تطلع في قلب الجناح يبقا ناعم يبقا درجات سلم ....
هيدروليك كلها .. ممكن يكون جناح مصمت ومتلحمه عليه سلمات حديد اسياخ مستطيل ما عدا ضلع ... ممكن تكون خواشن حديد مستطيليه متثبته على الجناح بدون بروز زي البلاط
hafy day
hafy day - 10 hours ago
Backward wings exist cuz the look
keith turbin
keith turbin - 14 hours ago
magic? the answer is math, engineering , days of lost sleep from amphetamines is the answer
Gurraxz - 15 hours ago
Really interesting video! :)
Dennis McIntyre
Dennis McIntyre - Day ago
The X-29 was noteworthy in the way that was designed from an existing airframe to minimize costs. The fuselage is basically an F-5 Freedom Fighter with the engine from a F-18 Hornet.
Ross Jones
Ross Jones - Day ago
SOS i need hallucinations please im withdrawing
Dimitrije Pesic
Dimitrije Pesic - Day ago
I love this channel, informative, well edited, very soothing and enjoyable to watch, intense physics lectures brought in a very good and easy ways. Thnx
blah blahblah
blah blahblah - Day ago
There is not any engineering whatsoever in this video.
freaker126 - Day ago
I'm watching this while eating sweet desserts. :p
Andrew Lane
Andrew Lane - Day ago
I used to have a toy plane (maybe GI Joe toy?) that looked like the SU-47. I used to think that it looked cool and futuristic.
Yards Ofsnot
Yards Ofsnot - Day ago
Real Engineering?? Backwards wings?? What are you? A pre-schooler?? lol
brian silva
brian silva - Day ago
Razor E
Razor E - Day ago
4:17 ... Saints?
oriolesfan61 - Day ago
The real story is an aerospace engineer brought home a model of a new aircraft in his briefcase and his son found it and broke off the wings playing with it and snapped them back on backwards and put it back and the next day the engineer went to give his presentation and was horrified but the wind tunnel supervisor was intrigued and gave it a try..
M00N YIN - Day ago
I'm only shocked and curious on how the Nazi are intellectual while being a bigot.
reschhhhhh - 2 days ago
7:20 nice flying cog
shahrom ab rahman
shahrom ab rahman - 2 days ago
To look cool.
FBI - 2 days ago
It has backwings so it can fly backwards.
Jolan XBL
Jolan XBL - 2 days ago
***** The Documentary website subscription is billed annually so you aren't paying 'only 2.99(USD) but actually 19.99USD after the first month.
I'm peech
I'm peech - 2 days ago
wow! amazing!
Khanh Nguyen Phi
Khanh Nguyen Phi - 2 days ago
I find backwards wings's aircraft and fighters kinda...........sexy
AnubisXIII - 2 days ago
Because the whole world is running backwards
nicholas flamegun
nicholas flamegun - 2 days ago
This video presupposes a fair amount of aerodynamic knowledge in the viewer.His description of the different characteristics of straight/swept wings comes across as meaningless jargon if one does not posess this knowledge..I would appreciate a more intuitive exposition of the physics involved.
Toby Cornwall
Toby Cornwall - 3 days ago
Fair play. If you have to get into aeroelasticity then you know it's going to be difficult to explain.
TMoD7007 - 3 days ago
7:35 What the fudge???
90 Lancaster
90 Lancaster - 3 days ago
I like the idea of the merger of FSW with Blended wing designs - seen in the Sci-fi Movie stealth.
Mov - 3 days ago
Could you not just put the ailerons closer to the wing root, rather than sweeping the wings forwards?
some boi who just don't give a damn no more
And people say war represents the greatest failure of man...
some boi who just don't give a damn no more
And further still the rights of minorities, it likely would have taken much longer than it did without desert storm and the gulf war, never mind the rights of LGBT people.
some boi who just don't give a damn no more
And who knows, women may have still been resigned to looking after the house and kids had their not been a shortage of male workers in manufacturing plants during the first and second world wars. Bloodshed itself is never a good thing, but good things can come from bloodshed.
some boi who just don't give a damn no more
To say the very least technology would not be as advanced as it is now if Archduke Ferdinand was never assassinated, and you wouldn't be in a position to tell me my views are wrong because they aren't in line with whatever agenda you rolled into a blunt and started smoking.
some boi who just don't give a damn no more
@SSchithFoo first of all grammar, come back when you've actually gone to school (no, gender studies doesn't count), and secondly a small price to pay to secure humanity's future.
SSchithFoo - Day ago
Yeah ur opinion will change when u r the civilian at the receiving end of a bullet, after your whole family got massacred infront of u.
vgpe gana
vgpe gana - 3 days ago
fluids mechanics, applied aerodynamics
deks räikkönen
deks räikkönen - 3 days ago
Yeah the SU47 Berkut is so much cooler, like any ACE player knows.
-SMP- scientific method perspective
This is super interesting. Thank you
TheCaptainRudy - 3 days ago
Why does the spanwise flow occur?
DJAlbertzz 123
DJAlbertzz 123 - 3 days ago
My favorite plane in Jane's fighters anthology was the x-29
Andrew C.
Andrew C. - 3 days ago
Incredible direct firehose explanation, well done- but that squeaky hinge sound is PURE EAR RAPE. Do engineers not have ears?
Mastacheifa 118
Mastacheifa 118 - 3 days ago
Came here to learn about backwards wings. Instead learned how to make better forwards wings on KSP.
TheVideoGuardian - 2 hours ago
@hafy day Here's hoping KSP2 aero is good as good as FAR was, because the rest of the features look literally EPIC.
hafy day
hafy day - 10 hours ago
Same, and they just made the KSP 2 trailer.
Drew Hurst
Drew Hurst - 3 days ago
Sure it wasn't all those antennas on the nose causing instability? 12:12
WellBeSerious12 - 4 days ago
Shame these inventions are only used for war.
AriffNZR 2005
AriffNZR 2005 - 4 days ago
Got lost somewhere in the video.
Not knowing is a knowledge.
Raw Bird
Raw Bird - 4 days ago
Your video needs some oil, my ears are bleeding. Great video otherwise.
Disquette - 4 days ago
The amount of effort in this video, goodness gracious... well done, Real Engineering, well done.
patrick O'flannigan
patrick O'flannigan - 5 days ago
Why the nails on chalkboard man!
Info Hub
Info Hub - 5 days ago
God bless! needGod.com
Black - 3 days ago
Ray Comfort? Really?
GraniteCityCarguy - 5 days ago
Can't stop watching these videos, so informative and well edited. Great content mate, keep it up!
Leon Manson
Leon Manson - 5 days ago
OK befor I even watch this they are not backwards wings as they are positioned forwards (-_-)
RevMatch26 - 5 days ago
Awesome video! I have piece of information Id like to add about the P-38. The hydraulics on the P-38 had enough advantage to be able to overcome any aerodynamic stiffening, so that was not the issue. The airflow separation that came from main wing by exceeding the max mach number caused the tails control surface to be caught in a "vacuum". With the hydraulic boosted controls the pilot would have been capable of full elevator deflection, but he lack of air flow over the control surface would make it too ineffective to change the pitch of the aircraft. The only time the P-38 could reach these speeds was when it entered a dive, so if this mach number was reached in the dive to cause the shock wave to form, then there would be almost nothing the pilot could do to regain control as he would be stuck in the dive, unable to pull up with the now useless elevator. From colder (higher) dives the speed of sound is slower, so most of the time get out of the high altitude dive would be that the higher temperatures at lower altitudes would raise the mach number enough to get them out of trans-sonic speeds and regain elevator authority. You can actually find experimental P-38 with an up curved tail boom to try and keep the elevator clear of the "vacuum area", but it proved to be too weak of a structure. The Germans, with there hydraulically advanced aircraft, would eventually figure this out and used this knowledge to be able to escape by diving, knowing the P-38 would not be able to follow them in the dive. Where as the Japanese Zeros did not have hydraulic assistance, so they too were unable to enter a high speed dive, but for the reason of aerodynamic stiffening, so the P-38 dominated the sky where the enemy fighters had no way out.
The Batman
The Batman - 5 days ago
Can-ards not ka-nards
Midnight Mechanic
Midnight Mechanic - 6 days ago
I would like to see an analysis of the ADF-01 Falken's airframe design, and whether it would be the amazing machine that it's shown to be. Gigantic 3D thrust vectoring engines, a vertical airfoil that extends out when landing gear is up, and a glassless cockpit with a long, sharp nose to divert oncoming radar.
Rajat Sinha
Rajat Sinha - 6 days ago
Not once did u mention su 47
Muhammad FaiZ
Muhammad FaiZ - 6 days ago
Let me make it easier for you
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Sky Bound
Sky Bound - 6 days ago
Top of the morning to ya
Cipher Galm 1
Cipher Galm 1 - 6 days ago
Darkfire Project
Darkfire Project - 6 days ago
Because they look awesome that's why.
Pete Beatminister
Pete Beatminister - 6 days ago
May be we see this kind of design again in the future, for example on hypersonic planes and ultra high altitude planes. The computer stabilising is much less of a problem today as it was in the 80s and 90s. The computers back then just weren't fast enough to handle it properly. The early all-wing planes struggled with that as well, since they were also very unstable when flown manually. Similar the first Apache helicopters.
But today any good cell phone has more umphf than the high end computers in the 80s, so its much less of an issue to design a electronic stabiliser system.
Mifune Takumi
Mifune Takumi - 7 days ago
They make anime planes backwards wing a real thing? 🤔
Mifune Takumi
Mifune Takumi - 7 days ago
It's like the Macross series planes
Optillian - 7 days ago
Because it looks cool.
NooBMasteR69 - 8 days ago
The fact that if usa and Russia didn't defeat the nazi's non of their plaens would exist now
Otto Von Bismarck
Otto Von Bismarck - 8 days ago
Sorry but i am unable to understand this nerdy bullshit.
molluscturtle - 8 days ago
What a beautiful plane that X-29 is. Great video.
bong Scott
bong Scott - 8 days ago
Air burst jets to interrupt the air burst build up by using a small extremely high micro reverse air pressure set around the wings and points to see if you could cancel the sonic boom affect at the point off the bang???and you could add a parachute for RC craft??????
nj1911 - 8 days ago
shouldn't the title be: Why Do Forwards Wings Exist?
I guess it's backwards from the norm but they point forwards
in the video itself you also call them forward swept wings
Stone Ruano Singh
Stone Ruano Singh - 8 days ago
Skip to 8:45.
IAmAgainst - 8 days ago
Is there any military technology that wasn't invented by the Germans?
Nonmassmedia - 8 days ago
That awkward moment when the narrator says "BUT".
SCARSAC - 8 days ago
absolute great programing thank you , you just got a new subscriber
Jaydeep Das
Jaydeep Das - 8 days ago
Smoothie Cris
Smoothie Cris - 8 days ago
Can someone explain how modern jets like the f22 deal with supersonic air problems?
Rampy - 9 days ago
The chordwise/spanwise flow theory is total bollocks! It's a simple explanation that doesn't explain how the normal shock wave is diminished using sweep. It can be easily disproved.
WgoodT - with good taste
Looks like the "Mockingbird" from Robotech.
Ashja Keira Loberiano
Ashja Keira Loberiano - 9 days ago
reverse engineering..hahaha
Linus Kardell
Linus Kardell - 9 days ago
There is a ton of interlacing in the video.
Linus Kardell
Linus Kardell - 9 days ago
What about delta wings?
Brad Figiel
Brad Figiel - 10 days ago
Look up Hansa Jet HFB320. My former boss imported 3 from Germany and flew Air Cargo in them for many years. More volume then a Lear jet, UPS and FedEx used to stuff em full during the busy season.
PT Hamilton
PT Hamilton - 11 days ago
FSW not 'backwards' dumb sounding title for an engineering channel
Phy - 11 days ago
I'll stick with my KitFox, thanks.
Tenth Origin Vlogs
Tenth Origin Vlogs - 11 days ago
4:57 meh brin hrts
Clark Hernandez
Clark Hernandez - 12 days ago
Ask superman how he fly
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