Why Do Backwards Wings Exist?

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    [8] repository.lib.ncsu.edu/bitstream/handle/1840.16/2141/etd.pdf?sequence=1
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    [13] page 24 www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Sweeping_Forward.pdf
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  • Andrey Mihai
    Andrey Mihai 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Astrxcat XIII
    Astrxcat XIII 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I ain't understand shit

  • mustafa teran
    mustafa teran 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Cause it looks cool

  • that one guy
    that one guy 21 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Who is disliking this video it's about airplanes

  • Jacob Hunter
    Jacob Hunter 22 วันที่ผ่านมา +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 24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Can someone summarize for me?

  • abe haikal
    abe haikal 25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What's his accent called?

  • Soulseer
    Soulseer 25 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Shane H
    Shane H 28 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

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

  • Marcus MIDI
    Marcus MIDI หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • William Wassmann
    William Wassmann หลายเดือนก่อน

    In case you gotta fly backwards DUH

  • Komrade BigTex
    Komrade BigTex หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • Doubledealer
    Doubledealer หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  • SiMi Psych0
    SiMi Psych0 หลายเดือนก่อน

    X 27 looks cool but su 47 looks way cooler

  • darth vader
    darth vader หลายเดือนก่อน

    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 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Do the XF-84h next

  • Dee
    Dee หลายเดือนก่อน

    They exist to look cool

  • Aljohn V
    Aljohn V หลายเดือนก่อน

    germans are always first when it comes to innovation

  • Zebron Zee
    Zebron Zee หลายเดือนก่อน

    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.

  • Brian Driscoll
    Brian Driscoll หลายเดือนก่อน

    I figured they made the planes just because you look badass

  • Abdul Ghani
    Abdul Ghani หลายเดือนก่อน

    i wonder why they don't just use a bird version instead of a plane,

  • Princess Solace
    Princess Solace หลายเดือนก่อน

    The WWll need to happened b4 for the US, UK and USSR can CAPTURE any cool NAZI designers and scientist, not to mention the Jew bankers of NYSE🤔

  • jaybajan
    jaybajan หลายเดือนก่อน

    you got to admit it tho, the germans rocket and airplane tech was far head the rest of the world back in the 30's and 40's

  • Nebuelaeus
    Nebuelaeus หลายเดือนก่อน

    how have i been watching videos and movies with planes, as well as learning about lift since i was 11, yet have never seen footage of a planes wings flexing from lift.
    i feel cheated

  • concent127
    concent127 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Facts are very good in the video, but at 6:20 about wing tip stall. It's not just about ailerons being stalled, if only one wing tip stalls it will produce a very large moment arm and very forcefully roll the aircraft. So for this reason wings are specifically designed to stall (and are better to stall) at the root where lift is lost with minimal roll effect.

  • HavocTV
    HavocTV หลายเดือนก่อน

    Mission failed :
    Didn't understand, Too stupid

  • SchrSc
    SchrSc หลายเดือนก่อน

    I've actually wondered this ever since I built a model, x-29, that had reverse wings. I wasn't sure if they had printed the graphics wrong. Apparently, I never thought to check on this. Now I know. Weird how life goes full circle after like 27 years.

  • Abhishek Rajeshwar
    Abhishek Rajeshwar หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Does this mean no real life X-02 or the ADF-01?

  • James Shelnutt
    James Shelnutt หลายเดือนก่อน

    the answer is so simple: cause they look cool man!

  • whiterun guard
    whiterun guard หลายเดือนก่อน

    Honestly I think wolfenstein is accurate, if the war kept going or Germany won we'd have laser and colonies on the moon lol

  • Sergio P.
    Sergio P. หลายเดือนก่อน

    Kinda boring to watch despite being well explained.

  • Duncan Gow
    Duncan Gow หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Ethen Judson
    Ethen Judson หลายเดือนก่อน

    Was there anything the Germans WERENT working on during the end of WWII?!

  • Desecration
    Desecration หลายเดือนก่อน

    I didn't understand a word of this (despite being familar with Calc and Trig) and yet I have a stiffy. OMG! Am I a closeted aerosexual?

  • Matthew Stephens
    Matthew Stephens หลายเดือนก่อน

    Just the fucking machinery we make man. Damn.

  • Yousuf Masood
    Yousuf Masood หลายเดือนก่อน

    Anyone else watching this at 3am?

  • Markus R
    Markus R หลายเดือนก่อน

    Videos like this make me wish I'd become an engineer or a pilot instead of an evil lawyer.

  • Belial8420
    Belial8420 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Love the video. Just one thing. Knowledge was meant to be passed on, never sold.

  • Jintaro Kensei
    Jintaro Kensei หลายเดือนก่อน

    Gotta admire the German engineers.

  • Eriano Septiadi
    Eriano Septiadi หลายเดือนก่อน

    why do youtube recommend this to me ? i don't understand a single thing

  • Heijvind
    Heijvind หลายเดือนก่อน

    I was looking around for what was making the squeaking sound in my room... after 5 min i realized it was in the video XD

  • Laurence D
    Laurence D หลายเดือนก่อน

    Is this guy Irish? That sounds like an Irish accent.

  • jaguarkick
    jaguarkick หลายเดือนก่อน

    All I really know is that human minds are incredible.. using elements to create science to create gadgets and stuff that makes humans fly in the air.

  • Mark R
    Mark R หลายเดือนก่อน

    It's fitting that a video about planes would fly right over my head.

  • I am Joe
    I am Joe หลายเดือนก่อน

    Misleading title as the wings aren't backwards. The wing still has a leading edge and a tailing edge. A wing by definition doesn't say anything about being angled ahead, to the side or to the back "swept".

  • Mlg Melon Pult
    Mlg Melon Pult หลายเดือนก่อน

    Because engineers want to break the rules of life

  • Draous1
    Draous1 หลายเดือนก่อน

    @ 39 seconds in, did he say Junker, same family that runs the EU?

  • Big Yike
    Big Yike หลายเดือนก่อน

    or to put it simply cuz why not

  • Antonio J Lucero
    Antonio J Lucero หลายเดือนก่อน

    Im watching this at 1 in the morning while taking a shit wtf is wrong with me

  • Princess Celestia
    Princess Celestia หลายเดือนก่อน

    Wat is "stall" you are talking about? I'm not a native speaker, can't quite understand what it is and why it is bad.

    • Princess Celestia
      Princess Celestia หลายเดือนก่อน

      I suppose that airflow not flowing perpendicular to eleron causes worse control, but what changes with reversed wings, doesn't they have elerons, that are also at the steep angle to upcoming wind?

  • derrick Alexander
    derrick Alexander หลายเดือนก่อน

    Wow Germans were incredibly smart during ww11

  • scottthewaterwarrior
    scottthewaterwarrior หลายเดือนก่อน

    I thought the problem with the P-38 was caused by the front and rear wings being located along the same line on the plane. This meant at high speed the front wing split the air, which didn't come back together in time for the rear wing to make use of it.

  • Vicodyn
    Vicodyn หลายเดือนก่อน


  • grace calis
    grace calis หลายเดือนก่อน

    Because it looks cooler and prevents AA fire.
    "Should we fire at that plane?"
    "Are you kidding me? His plane has forward swept wings. And it's black. _MATTE_ Black! You really wanna fuck with a pilot like that?"
    "Good point"

  • Antoni Gawlikowski
    Antoni Gawlikowski หลายเดือนก่อน

    I really love your videos, but I can't stand these high-pitch squeaking sounds during animation. Please, please, don't use them again! :D

  • Orion Icedust
    Orion Icedust หลายเดือนก่อน

    now it seriously makes sense

  • Damian DeLapp
    Damian DeLapp หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    Doesn’t mean they won’t start it back up...new computers technology has jumped 40 fold

    • xXManhattanProjectXx
      xXManhattanProjectXx หลายเดือนก่อน

      It's definitely true we can make an amazing forward swept wing fighter with current technology, but current fighter doctrine favors long range BVR stealth combat over the close in dogfight which the FSW specializes in.
      In the civilian market they're just too expensive .

  • Stephen Molzer
    Stephen Molzer หลายเดือนก่อน

    Cool video. Just a note - the spar is generally built into the leading edge of the wing.

  • Darien Edwards
    Darien Edwards หลายเดือนก่อน

    A question I didn't know I needed answered.