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J-31 first flight

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posted on Jul, 14 2021 @ 07:47 PM
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China placed something more than a mockup, but probably not a full aircraft, out for the public to take a look at and take pictures of. This is an evolution of the J-31/FC-31/J35 line. I suspect this is some of China's method of signalling: letting the world know what's coming. They do it a lot.



Up the inlet:



Close up of the tail root:



Tail:



Wing:




posted on Jul, 25 2021 @ 08:30 PM
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hmm. real?



posted on Jul, 25 2021 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

looks off

the way it sits on the runway and it projects zero power



posted on Jul, 26 2021 @ 03:41 AM
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No RAM yet with the size of the fastener countersinks..



posted on Aug, 15 2021 @ 11:24 AM
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The FC-31 has been officially redesignated by the Chinese government as the J-31.



posted on Sep, 29 2021 @ 08:19 AM
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And China will officially unveil their next gen carrier aircraft this year:

www.globaltimes.cn...



posted on Sep, 29 2021 @ 10:46 PM
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posted on Sep, 30 2021 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: anzha
Thats if they get their engines to stop blowing up....



posted on Sep, 30 2021 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

I got a tour of a GE turbine manufacturing plant.


the mono crystal blade tech is pretty amazing

I would bet they are having temperature issues that might be causing



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:12 AM
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That,shockwave issues causing fracturing or flutter...



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 11:04 AM
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Semi conflicting rumors on the J-XY.

One states the prototype derived from the J-31 has flown.

The other states the Chinese gov has decided to do a fly off between SAC and CAC's prototypes.



posted on Oct, 29 2021 @ 12:07 AM
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And there she is. Catapult bar and all.



posted on Oct, 29 2021 @ 12:30 AM
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posted on Oct, 29 2021 @ 02:39 AM
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I thought it would have beefier looking landing gear than that.



posted on Oct, 29 2021 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: E92M3

Might be better materials in an optimistic opinion, might not be intended to do actual carrier landings in this prototype, or might be an underestimation on the wear and tear.

The Drive noticed:

www.thedrive.com...



posted on Oct, 29 2021 @ 08:46 AM
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And others:

theaviationist.com...

www.flightglobal.com...

www.janes.com...
edit on 29-10-2021 by anzha because: more.



posted on Nov, 2 2021 @ 08:33 AM
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Andreas is a pretty nice guy to talk to about all of this, btw. He also comes across as a pretty nice guy in general.

theaviationist.com...



posted on Nov, 2 2021 @ 01:19 PM
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posted on Nov, 2 2021 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: anzha

the wing edges where the composites are look a little metallic or at least has a stripe that runs around the whole leading edge



posted on Nov, 29 2021 @ 09:18 AM
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It appears to have been purposefully blurred. it has been suggested the engines are WS-15E based on the nozzles.




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