Why Do Backwards Wings Exist?


  1. Solar Dispersion

    Solar Dispersion14 jam yang lalu

    Plot twist its like that because Australia made it

  2. Ethan

    Ethan16 jam yang lalu

    Why Do Backwards Wings Exist? um because they're BAD ASS

  3. SolgerLemp

    SolgerLemp16 jam yang lalu

    Germans are just amazing

  4. rmani81

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    fascinating video thank you. very informative

  5. CitizenX

    CitizenX17 jam yang lalu

    Irish accent? Dublin?

  6. blookyblops and the tinfoil hat gang

    blookyblops and the tinfoil hat gang20 jam yang lalu

    How did paddy learn so much technical data out of eating potatoes? must have something to do with ireland and russias cosmology and their love for tubers...i suppose it wouldnt fly without canards

  7. Awkward Saxon

    Awkward Saxon21 jam yang lalu

    why was science in all areas so advanced in national socialist Germany? Did they have special programs too seek out capable scientists, their education system or an artefact of the circumstances in the Weimar Republic?

  8. R.S. Cherry

    R.S. CherryHari Yang lalu

    Awesome post

  9. Mantis_Riger

    Mantis_RigerHari Yang lalu

    You guys should do a series on Star Citizen ships.


    WTFBOOMDOOMHari Yang lalu

    That effect at 9:16 was so cool :)

  11. JaKBaLL TV

    JaKBaLL TVHari Yang lalu

    who gives a shit

  12. Gregory Chalenko

    Gregory ChalenkoHari Yang lalu

    Did P-38's horizontal stabilizer really produce lift, not downforce?

  13. Michael Costa

    Michael CostaHari Yang lalu

    Good stuff. I like your shorter videos better though.

  14. Slic J

    Slic JHari Yang lalu

    IDEA: Make a forward swept flying wing.

  15. tentimesful

    tentimesfulHari Yang lalu

    forward wings are issue because they don't let wind flow to pass naturally, backwards lets the wind flow...

  16. Fino Menezes

    Fino MenezesHari Yang lalu

    I live in rural Spain and regularly see a couple of varieties of butterfly that look like they are flying backwards. A silhouette of one of them laid out flat would look like Concord. Only it doesn’t fly pointy-end first. It’s head is at the wide end.

  17. kimo kareem

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    i.ibb.co/6WT4cQT/2412.jpg سلم و جناح في نفس الوقت كل الدرجات ممكن تنزل و تطلع في قلب الجناح يبقا ناعم يبقا درجات سلم .... هيدروليك كلها .. ممكن يكون جناح مصمت ومتلحمه عليه سلمات حديد اسياخ مستطيل ما عدا ضلع ... ممكن تكون خواشن حديد مستطيليه متثبته على الجناح بدون بروز زي البلاط

  18. hafy day

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    Backward wings exist cuz the look *KEWL*

  19. keith turbin

    keith turbin2 hari yang lalu

    magic? the answer is math, engineering , days of lost sleep from amphetamines is the answer

  20. Gurraxz

    Gurraxz2 hari yang lalu

    Really interesting video! :)

  21. Dennis McIntyre

    Dennis McIntyre2 hari yang lalu

    The X-29 was noteworthy in the way that was designed from an existing airframe to minimize costs. The fuselage is basically an F-5 Freedom Fighter with the engine from a F-18 Hornet.

  22. Ross Jones

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    SOS i need hallucinations please im withdrawing

  23. Dimitrije Pesic

    Dimitrije Pesic2 hari yang lalu

    I love this channel, informative, well edited, very soothing and enjoyable to watch, intense physics lectures brought in a very good and easy ways. Thnx

  24. blah blahblah

    blah blahblah3 hari yang lalu

    There is not any engineering whatsoever in this video.

  25. freaker126

    freaker1263 hari yang lalu

    I'm watching this while eating sweet desserts. :p

  26. Andrew Lane

    Andrew Lane3 hari yang lalu

    I used to have a toy plane (maybe GI Joe toy?) that looked like the SU-47. I used to think that it looked cool and futuristic.

  27. Yards Ofsnot

    Yards Ofsnot3 hari yang lalu

    Real Engineering?? Backwards wings?? What are you? A pre-schooler?? lol

  28. brian silva

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  29. Razor E

    Razor E3 hari yang lalu

    4:17 ... Saints?

  30. oriolesfan61

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    The real story is an aerospace engineer brought home a model of a new aircraft in his briefcase and his son found it and broke off the wings playing with it and snapped them back on backwards and put it back and the next day the engineer went to give his presentation and was horrified but the wind tunnel supervisor was intrigued and gave it a try..

  31. M00N YIN

    M00N YIN3 hari yang lalu

    I'm only shocked and curious on how the Nazi are intellectual while being a bigot.

  32. reschhhhhh

    reschhhhhh4 hari yang lalu

    7:20 nice flying cog

  33. shahrom ab rahman

    shahrom ab rahman4 hari yang lalu

    To look cool.

  34. WWSO

    WWSO4 hari yang lalu

    It has backwings so it can fly backwards.

  35. Jolan XBL

    Jolan XBL4 hari yang lalu

    ***** The Documentary website subscription is billed annually so you aren't paying 'only 2.99(USD) but actually 19.99USD after the first month.

  36. I'm peech

    I'm peech4 hari yang lalu

    wow! amazing!

  37. Khanh Nguyen Phi

    Khanh Nguyen Phi4 hari yang lalu

    I find backwards wings's aircraft and fighters kinda...........sexy

  38. Snagglepuss1952

    Snagglepuss195213 jam yang lalu

    Certainly look hyper-cool. First World War pilots called aircraft that we’re inherently unstable “split-arsed”. Great in a dogfight, no so good for a long cross country flight.

  39. blookyblops and the tinfoil hat gang

    blookyblops and the tinfoil hat gang20 jam yang lalu

    like the f104 starfighter sexy? you just want to be part of the backwards wing mile high club

  40. AnubisXIII

    AnubisXIII4 hari yang lalu

    Because the whole world is running backwards

  41. nicholas flamegun

    nicholas flamegun4 hari yang lalu

    This video presupposes a fair amount of aerodynamic knowledge in the viewer.His description of the different characteristics of straight/swept wings comes across as meaningless jargon if one does not posess this knowledge..I would appreciate a more intuitive exposition of the physics involved.

  42. Toby Cornwall

    Toby Cornwall4 hari yang lalu

    Fair play. If you have to get into aeroelasticity then you know it's going to be difficult to explain.

  43. TMoD7007

    TMoD70074 hari yang lalu

    7:35 What the fudge???

  44. 90 Lancaster

    90 Lancaster4 hari yang lalu

    I like the idea of the merger of FSW with Blended wing designs - seen in the Sci-fi Movie stealth.

  45. Mov

    Mov4 hari yang lalu

    Could you not just put the ailerons closer to the wing root, rather than sweeping the wings forwards?

  46. Mov

    MovHari Yang lalu

    So why would having the ailerons in the wing root be a problem in a spin? Less airflow?

  47. ignafiltro

    ignafiltroHari Yang lalu

    The problem is not the lack of control but the unequal lift, which can cause a spin.

  48. Mov

    MovHari Yang lalu

    Could you not just have a long narrow aileron stretching the whole way along the trailing edge of the wing in that case?

  49. ignafiltro

    ignafiltroHari Yang lalu

    That is the only part of this video that's poorly explained. If you understand wing tip stalls, the problem is not only the typical placement of ailerons, but when the stall is unequal in either wing. This can lead to a spin during high angle of attack maneuvers, including landing.

  50. some boi who just don't give a damn no more

    some boi who just don't give a damn no more4 hari yang lalu

    And people say war represents the greatest failure of man...

  51. some boi who just don't give a damn no more

    some boi who just don't give a damn no more2 hari yang lalu

    And further still the rights of minorities, it likely would have taken much longer than it did without desert storm and the gulf war, never mind the rights of LGBT people.

  52. some boi who just don't give a damn no more

    some boi who just don't give a damn no more2 hari yang lalu

    And who knows, women may have still been resigned to looking after the house and kids had their not been a shortage of male workers in manufacturing plants during the first and second world wars. Bloodshed itself is never a good thing, but good things can come from bloodshed.

  53. some boi who just don't give a damn no more

    some boi who just don't give a damn no more2 hari yang lalu

    To say the very least technology would not be as advanced as it is now if Archduke Ferdinand was never assassinated, and you wouldn't be in a position to tell me my views are wrong because they aren't in line with whatever agenda you rolled into a blunt and started smoking.

  54. some boi who just don't give a damn no more

    some boi who just don't give a damn no more2 hari yang lalu

    @SSchithFoo first of all grammar, come back when you've actually gone to school (no, gender studies doesn't count), and secondly a small price to pay to secure humanity's future.

  55. SSchithFoo

    SSchithFoo2 hari yang lalu

    Yeah ur opinion will change when u r the civilian at the receiving end of a bullet, after your whole family got massacred infront of u.

  56. vgpe gana

    vgpe gana4 hari yang lalu

    fluids mechanics, applied aerodynamics

  57. deks räikkönen

    deks räikkönen4 hari yang lalu

    Yeah the SU47 Berkut is so much cooler, like any ACE player knows.

  58. -SMP- scientific method perspective

    -SMP- scientific method perspective5 hari yang lalu

    This is super interesting. Thank you

  59. TheCaptainRudy

    TheCaptainRudy5 hari yang lalu

    Why does the spanwise flow occur?

  60. DJAlbertzz 123

    DJAlbertzz 1235 hari yang lalu

    My favorite plane in Jane's fighters anthology was the x-29

  61. Andrew C.

    Andrew C.5 hari yang lalu

    Incredible direct firehose explanation, well done- but that squeaky hinge sound is PURE EAR RAPE. Do engineers not have ears?

  62. Mastacheifa 118

    Mastacheifa 1185 hari yang lalu

    Came here to learn about backwards wings. Instead learned how to make better forwards wings on KSP.

  63. TheVideoGuardian

    TheVideoGuardianHari Yang lalu

    @hafy day Here's hoping KSP2 aero is good as good as FAR was, because the rest of the features look literally EPIC.

  64. hafy day

    hafy day2 hari yang lalu

    Same, and they just made the KSP 2 trailer.

  65. Drew Hurst

    Drew Hurst5 hari yang lalu

    Sure it wasn't all those antennas on the nose causing instability? 12:12

  66. WellBeSerious12

    WellBeSerious126 hari yang lalu

    Shame these inventions are only used for war.

  67. AriffNZR 2005

    AriffNZR 20056 hari yang lalu

    Got lost somewhere in the video. Not knowing is a knowledge.

  68. Raw Bird

    Raw Bird6 hari yang lalu

    Your video needs some oil, my ears are bleeding. Great video otherwise.

  69. Disquette

    Disquette6 hari yang lalu

    The amount of effort in this video, goodness gracious... well done, Real Engineering, well done.

  70. patrick O'flannigan

    patrick O'flannigan6 hari yang lalu

    Why the nails on chalkboard man!

  71. Info Hub

    Info Hub6 hari yang lalu

    God bless! needGod.com

  72. Black

    Black5 hari yang lalu

    Ray Comfort? Really?

  73. GraniteCityCarguy

    GraniteCityCarguy7 hari yang lalu

    Can't stop watching these videos, so informative and well edited. Great content mate, keep it up!

  74. Leon Manson

    Leon Manson7 hari yang lalu

    OK befor I even watch this they are not backwards wings as they are positioned forwards (-_-)

  75. RevMatch26

    RevMatch267 hari yang lalu

    Awesome video! I have piece of information Id like to add about the P-38. The hydraulics on the P-38 had enough advantage to be able to overcome any aerodynamic stiffening, so that was not the issue. The airflow separation that came from main wing by exceeding the max mach number caused the tails control surface to be caught in a "vacuum". With the hydraulic boosted controls the pilot would have been capable of full elevator deflection, but he lack of air flow over the control surface would make it too ineffective to change the pitch of the aircraft. The only time the P-38 could reach these speeds was when it entered a dive, so if this mach number was reached in the dive to cause the shock wave to form, then there would be almost nothing the pilot could do to regain control as he would be stuck in the dive, unable to pull up with the now useless elevator. From colder (higher) dives the speed of sound is slower, so most of the time get out of the high altitude dive would be that the higher temperatures at lower altitudes would raise the mach number enough to get them out of trans-sonic speeds and regain elevator authority. You can actually find experimental P-38 with an up curved tail boom to try and keep the elevator clear of the "vacuum area", but it proved to be too weak of a structure. The Germans, with there hydraulically advanced aircraft, would eventually figure this out and used this knowledge to be able to escape by diving, knowing the P-38 would not be able to follow them in the dive. Where as the Japanese Zeros did not have hydraulic assistance, so they too were unable to enter a high speed dive, but for the reason of aerodynamic stiffening, so the P-38 dominated the sky where the enemy fighters had no way out.

  76. The Batman

    The Batman7 hari yang lalu

    Can-ards not ka-nards

  77. Midnight Mechanic

    Midnight Mechanic7 hari yang lalu

    I would like to see an analysis of the ADF-01 Falken's airframe design, and whether it would be the amazing machine that it's shown to be. Gigantic 3D thrust vectoring engines, a vertical airfoil that extends out when landing gear is up, and a glassless cockpit with a long, sharp nose to divert oncoming radar.

  78. Rajat Sinha

    Rajat Sinha8 hari yang lalu

    Not once did u mention su 47

  79. Muhammad FaiZ

    Muhammad FaiZ8 hari yang lalu

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  80. Sky Bound

    Sky Bound8 hari yang lalu

    Top of the morning to ya

  81. Cipher Galm 1

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  82. Darkfire Project

    Darkfire Project8 hari yang lalu

    Because they look awesome that's why.

  83. Pete Beatminister

    Pete Beatminister8 hari yang lalu

    May be we see this kind of design again in the future, for example on hypersonic planes and ultra high altitude planes. The computer stabilising is much less of a problem today as it was in the 80s and 90s. The computers back then just weren't fast enough to handle it properly. The early all-wing planes struggled with that as well, since they were also very unstable when flown manually. Similar the first Apache helicopters. But today any good cell phone has more umphf than the high end computers in the 80s, so its much less of an issue to design a electronic stabiliser system.

  84. Mifune Takumi

    Mifune Takumi9 hari yang lalu

    They make anime planes backwards wing a real thing? 🤔

  85. Mifune Takumi

    Mifune Takumi9 hari yang lalu

    It's like the Macross series planes

  86. Optillian

    Optillian9 hari yang lalu

    Because it looks cool.

  87. NooBMasteR69

    NooBMasteR699 hari yang lalu

    The fact that if usa and Russia didn't defeat the nazi's non of their plaens would exist now

  88. Otto Von Bismarck

    Otto Von Bismarck9 hari yang lalu

    Sorry but i am unable to understand this nerdy bullshit.

  89. molluscturtle

    molluscturtle9 hari yang lalu

    What a beautiful plane that X-29 is. Great video.

  90. bong Scott

    bong Scott9 hari yang lalu

    Air burst jets to interrupt the air burst build up by using a small extremely high micro reverse air pressure set around the wings and points to see if you could cancel the sonic boom affect at the point off the bang???and you could add a parachute for RC craft??????

  91. nj1911

    nj19119 hari yang lalu

    shouldn't the title be: Why Do Forwards Wings Exist? I guess it's backwards from the norm but they point forwards in the video itself you also call them forward swept wings

  92. Omar G

    Omar GHari Yang lalu

    Or maybe: Why do Inverted Wings Exist?

  93. Stone Ruano Singh

    Stone Ruano Singh10 hari yang lalu

    Skip to 8:45.

  94. IAmAgainst

    IAmAgainst10 hari yang lalu

    Is there any military technology that wasn't invented by the Germans?

  95. Nonmassmedia

    Nonmassmedia10 hari yang lalu

    That awkward moment when the narrator says "BUT".


    SCARSAC10 hari yang lalu

    absolute great programing thank you , you just got a new subscriber