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Seneca nicely summerised the reasons in his post below your reply.

There is really no comparison  ...

Yes, sure. But the Concorde is a PLANE while the Hyperloop is a TRAIN.

I still don't see the relevance of the Concorde to the Hyperloop project, do you?

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Yes, sure. But the Concorde is a PLANE while the Hyperloop is a TRAIN.

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I see what seneca was driving at and agree with his logic.

In simple terms it's "Concorde" was the only successful supersonic (ie fast) civilian transport ever designed and in comparison to the Hyperloop, which is going to be supersonic (at least in Musk's version), there are massive technological issues that the Hyperloop system hasn't addressed and may never be solvable.

I don't think it's worth debating this point longer as it's detracting from the greater debate about hyperloop and hyperloop type technology and it's problems both real and likely.
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cdpanda Post time: 2017-9-11 17:11
Yes, sure. But the Concorde is a PLANE while the Hyperloop is a TRAIN.

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Are you trying to split hairs? WHo cares whether they fly in a "train" or in a "plane" going at a speed of 4000 kms an hour? What matters is LOCOMOTION, not the method. The Hyperloop isn't a "train" really nor is the project you are so hotly defending. The word "train" comes from French for "pull", as in a locomotive that pulls wagons behind it.

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I see what seneca was driving at and agree with his logic.

In simple terms it's "Concorde" was th ...

Other than the fact that both the "Concorde" and the "Hyperloop" are overhyped projects, I don't see the technical relevance of the "Concorde" to the "Hyperloop" just because the former is a supersonic plane which has failed spectacularly while the latter is a supersonic maglev train which has attracted worldwide attention to Elon Musk's proposed project. There are other supersonic planes which has suceeded in the aviation industry, namely: jet-fighters for military use. But I don't see the relevance of these supersonic PLANES to supersonic TRAINS. The F-35, for example, is another overhyped project but that supersonic PLANE is not relevant to the supersonic TRAIN proposed in the "Hyperloop" project.

To my knowledge, nobody in the whole wide world looking at the "Hyperloop" project has ever brought up the "Concorde" in discussing either the technical feasibility or economic viability of Elon Musk's proposed supersonic TRAIN project. Just because you agree with Seneca's view of the failed "Concorde" project does not make it any more or less relevant to the proposed "Hyperloop" project.

All this talk about the "Concorde" in relation to the "Hyperloop" is irrelevant.

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