Mriya225 From French Polynesia, joined Nov 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 5 months ago) and read 1972 times:
Anyone out there ever flown an a/c with forward swept wings? I've had the mechanics explained to me but I'd like to understand the advantages or disadvantages from a pilots perspective. Can you feel the difference in flight? At what point are you able to manuever your aircraft with the forward sweep that a standard aft swept wing would not be sufficient? Would an aft swept wing be merely less than sufficient or would it be a liablity? What about disadvantages?
All replies will be greatly appreciated!
Mriya225 From French Polynesia, joined Nov 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1889 times:
One Russian a/c with the forward swept wing design is the Sukhoi S-37 "Berkut" (a fifth generation, supersonic, fighter). I would swear I had seen pictures of a biz jet outfitted with forward swept wings recently, but general aviation doesn't really grab me so I didn't bother to find out it's make/model. I know this wing style is unusual but there are a few out there.
Fr8tdog From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 120 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
The Bizjet that Mriya225 was talking about is the visionaire Vantage..... look at http://www.visionaire.com
its a Burt Rutan design. Who is one of the Greatest leading and cutting edge engineers of today.
C172sb From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
One of the NASA experimental planes has a forward sweep wing, its one of those X planes, X-31 or something. All I remember from aerodynamics class is that a forward sweep wing has to be really strong otherwise it will snap off. Most of these forward sweep wings are craved out of a single piece of metal, that way it is really strong and also very expensive. The forward sweep wing has a special property, I think it is higher maneuverable, but I am not sure. The reason you don't see it around is the cost to manufacture it is very high.