It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

China's CH-5 UCAV has made its maiden flight

page: 1
1
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 16 2017 @ 09:31 PM
link   

The mass-production model of China's unmanned aerial vehicle CH-5, or "Caihong (Rainbow) 5", prepares to land in an airport after its trial flight in north China's Hebei Province, July 14, 2017. Introduced at an international airshow in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai last year, the CH-5 can conduct reconnaissance, surveillance, patrol, target positioning and strike missions, according to its developer.


china-defense.blogspot.com...

pictures are in the link.




posted on Jul, 16 2017 @ 09:33 PM
link   
a reply to: anzha

As per all Chinese stuff, looks super original! Glad they put that unique flair to it.



posted on Jul, 16 2017 @ 09:47 PM
link   

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: anzha

As per all Chinese stuff, looks super original! Glad they put that unique flair to it.


Why re-invent the wheel when you can legally get the blueprints from your adversary.

Saves a lot of time and research dollars.

P



posted on Jul, 16 2017 @ 10:01 PM
link   
It doesn't have an EO pod, what kind of surveillance is it going to do?



posted on Jul, 16 2017 @ 10:10 PM
link   
a reply to: Forensick

The EO pod isn't mounted. They have different configurations. One puts an EO pod under the nose, another configuration puts the EO pod behind the nose gear, with another sensor behind it further back on the fuselage.



posted on Jul, 16 2017 @ 10:12 PM
link   

originally posted by: pheonix358

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: anzha

As per all Chinese stuff, looks super original! Glad they put that unique flair to it.


Why re-invent the wheel when you can legally get the blueprints from your adversary.

Saves a lot of time and research dollars.

P
I really hate that. I REALLY REALLY DO...

Standing on the shoulders of giants, smdh



posted on Jul, 16 2017 @ 10:28 PM
link   

originally posted by: Arnie123

originally posted by: pheonix358

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: anzha

As per all Chinese stuff, looks super original! Glad they put that unique flair to it.


Why re-invent the wheel when you can legally get the blueprints from your adversary.

Saves a lot of time and research dollars.

P
I really hate that. I REALLY REALLY DO...

Standing on the shoulders of giants, smdh


Just like the US winning the race to the moon on the shoulders of Nazi scientists.

Same difference. Everyone does it where they can. You, them, the others, they all play the same game.

P



posted on Jul, 16 2017 @ 10:29 PM
link   
a reply to: pheonix358

Are you an American?



posted on Jul, 16 2017 @ 10:35 PM
link   

originally posted by: Arnie123
a reply to: pheonix358

Are you an American?


What? You can't just look at my stats for the answer?

Location Aus.

P

edit on 16/7/2017 by pheonix358 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 01:12 AM
link   
Yeah...looks like a top notch uber elite crew of "drone specialists" working on this rig. I bet the guy in the plaid shirt pilots it from his iPhone. Which is a knock off just like their "drone". Look at how light duty the landing gear is on this thing. And how small that prop is. The blades are tiny. This drone has no weight to it therefore it isn't carrying any equipment of strategic value. Looks more like a model than an tactical drone.

If you look closely you can see a gimble where they mount a GoPro as their surveillance camera.


edit on 17-7-2017 by Outlier13 because: (no reason given)

edit on 17-7-2017 by Outlier13 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 01:20 AM
link   
a reply to: Outlier13

Or a group of foreign contractors and college grads working for the PLA.



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 02:48 AM
link   

originally posted by: Outlier13
Yeah...looks like a top notch uber elite crew of "drone specialists" working on this rig. I bet the guy in the plaid shirt pilots it from his iPhone. Which is a knock off just like their "drone". Look at how light duty the landing gear is on this thing. And how small that prop is. The blades are tiny. This drone has no weight to it therefore it isn't carrying any equipment of strategic value. Looks more like a model than an tactical drone.

If you look closely you can see a gimble where they mount a GoPro as their surveillance camera.



I dont think the size of the prop matters too much, you use a large one eg. MV-22 with a bigger pitch that needs to give you some grunt as it is basically doing all the lifting, but it doesn't equate to top end power as it also causes drag.

Similarly a smaller one which spins faster has little drag and pushes the drone and lets the wings do the work.



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 04:37 AM
link   
a reply to: Forensick

The prop size definitely matters when it comes to pushing weight which is my point. This Chinese drone seems ill equipped to carry any equipment necessary to render it a tactical drone otherwise it would have a much larger propeller and more substantial landing gear.

Look at our MQ-9 Reaper for comparison




posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 05:38 AM
link   

originally posted by: Outlier13
a reply to: Forensick

The prop size definitely matters when it comes to pushing weight which is my point. This Chinese drone seems ill equipped to carry any equipment necessary to render it a tactical drone otherwise it would have a much larger propeller and more substantial landing gear.

Look at our MQ-9 Reaper for comparison





That picture certainly seems to raise questions about the Chinese prop selection!

I suspect that you match the prop to the engine, that you need more torque to move a bigger prop and that the Chinese can copy a picture or design but not a super efficient turbo prop?

They both have skinny legs though!


edit on 17 7 2017 by Forensick because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 07:01 AM
link   
a reply to: anzha

super ground breaking stuff here.

all kidding aside its the sensors that matter, there is only so many ways to make a drone for a certain job



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 07:57 AM
link   
Not an aerospace or RF engineer, but I'm pretty sure a propeller increases RCS massively, so stealthy designs will attempt to minimize the size as much as practicable.

The Predator and Reaper also have small propellers relative to the size of the aircraft.

These are also aircraft which are designed to fly an extremely long time, thus they must be as efficient as possible. I'm also betting certain safety requirements can be skipped because it's unmanned. And I wonder how noise minimization effects propeller size?

Operational requirements will drive the design of the aircraft.

Also not all defense contractors are always formal. If I posted a picture of some american contractors working on american equipment, then claim it's Chinese (or Russian), I could get someone to criticize it. Oh wait.... I did that in 2008.

Also I'll have been here for 10 years in just under 2 weeks.
edit on 17/7/17 by C0bzz because: (no reason given)

edit on 17/7/17 by C0bzz because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 07:58 AM
link   
a reply to: CriticalStinker

What do you expect from a Chinese knock off.

I wonder if they didn't buy it on canal street.



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 08:00 AM
link   
a reply to: Forensick

If you're not carrying a large payload you can squeeze a smaller prop in. It's not as effective or efficient, but it works. You can see a couple of ours that have smaller payloads that have smaller props.



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 08:19 AM
link   
Some of these even fly like gliders for some distances.



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 12:17 PM
link   
a reply to: Outlier13

I don't think the prop on that aircraft is its final design prop. It just doesn't seem to be the right size nor does it seem to fill out it's hub properly. Maybe just a prop that is good enough to get it into the air to start it's IOC.




top topics



 
1
<<   2 >>

log in

join