posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 04:49 PM
They already got one from Pakistan.
Canard config is very different from the conventional config (on F-16). Canards increase pitching moment and reduce stability, giving it excellent
manoeuvrability but unstable and requiring FBW for proper control. Usually the centre of gravity is more to the rear of the plane. Another thing is
that the J-10 uses completely different components than F-16, engines, avionics, radars, etc. The whole plane needs to be completely redesigned.
You can't put canards on an F-16 and expect it to work. You also can't take out the F-16's engine, radar, avionics, then replace them with
different ones, and expect them to fit/function properly.
The J-10 had its design influences from the F-16 and Lavi (but more from Lavi) but it's by no means a copy of either because 1 they don't look alike
on the outside and 2 they can't be alike on the inside if they don't look alike on the outside
Re: news that the J-10 is performing badly
Up to now all info I've seen about the J-10 are either rumours or untrustworthy official info from PLAAF. Nobody revealed any details about what
exactly the J-10 is lacking. Nobody revelaed any details about how exactly the project is showing progress. They're all just speculation, rumour, and
Maybe when they're finished with it or when they cancel it, we can know for sure, but until then this plane is shrouded in mystery (or more like
loads of misinformation) so all we can do is speculate.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
I personally think the PLAAF is playing crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon with this but I can only speculate.
Crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon? They better produce the J-10 in small number and stick to purchasing export fighters or else they are playing
hidden dragon with a piece of *bleep*.
Well, if they are, then it would work perfectly on you
[edit on 15-4-2005 by Taishyou]