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Old Dec 07, 2013, 07:41 AM
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Northrop Grumman RQ-180

Northrop's latest. Nice looking craft.

http://killerapps.foreignpolicy.com/..._spy_drone_yet
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Old Dec 08, 2013, 07:11 AM
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I dont find it a cool thing to post a link where i have to register first

An article in german: RQ-180: USA baue neue Stealth-Drohne
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Old Dec 08, 2013, 10:25 AM
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That's a curvy core Cable !

There's enough sweep on the outer panels to classify this one as swept flying wing, which in my book is a good thing. You could fly this as a glider with just elevons at the tips and proper wing twist. Tip draggers could be optional.

The core panel looks largely unswept so it might be best to treat it as a plank with a reflexed airfoil. You probably won't win any thermal contests with it, but you are likely to turn a few heads.

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I dont find it a cool thing to post a link where i have to register first

An article in german: RQ-180: USA baue neue Stealth-Drohne
I didn't have to register.
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Northrop's latest. Nice looking craft.

http://killerapps.foreignpolicy.com/..._spy_drone_yet
I built something like it a few years ago, has a pretty good glide.
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