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Post time 2018-2-28 14:43:15 |Display all floors
Is this a disaster waiting to happen or what?

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The Stratolaunch is the world's largest aircraft. Its 385-foot wingspan is longer than a football field. The aircraft recently completed a runway test in anticipation of its debut flight, which is planned for 2019. The world's largest plane is so big, it needs two fuselages with separate cockpits. It's called the Stratolaunch, and it's designed to launch rockets into space in what is known as low-Earth orbit, which means the spacecraft is between 99 and 1,200 miles above the Earth's surface.
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It's part of Paul Allen's (of Microsoft) Stratolaunch Systems Corporation. If it's the spawn of Microsoft.. what could possibly go wrong?
That center wing section better be the strongest wing ever made.. and even then torsion is a devil on something made light enough to fly.
It reminds me of Howard Hughes, the Spruce Goose. It'll probably go down in history along side it.

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Theone68 Post time: 2018-2-28 00:15
You are absolutely an anti-society mental patient right?

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Post time 2018-2-28 17:05:25 |Display all floors
What about this airplane designed and developed by the Swiss Polytechnic School in Lausanne?

Well just hold on a second, here comes the pod plane.

It's yet another revolutionary aircraft design, this one created by Switzerland's Federal Polytechnic Institute, that aims to transform the way people and cargo travel.
While the concept might be boundary-pushing, the inspiration is mundane: the humble shipping container.
Will floating airports become a reality?
Futuristic and disruptive
Despite, or perhaps because of, its simple design, the shipping container is one of the most disruptive inventions of the past century.
It allows cargo to be moved cheaply from one mode of transport to another and has facilitated the development of the complex supply chains all modern economies rely on.
Transfer from truck to giant cargo ship to freight train is seamless and the container can be used again and again, drastically reducing the cost of long-distance shipping.
That's the magic of inter-modal transport -- and it's something the futuristic and potentially game-changing Clip-Air concept hopes to emulate.
Clip-Air is composed of two elements.
There's the flying component, including airframe, cockpit and engines.
Then there's the capsules, a number of detachable pods that can act as cabin or cargo hold, depending on the chosen configuration.
The airframe is based on a flying-wing concept, reminiscent of a stealth bomber. Some may even find some similarities to the X-48, an experimental pilotless aircraft developed for NASA a decade ago.
What happened to the hypersonic revolution?

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Post time 2018-2-28 17:07:36 |Display all floors
Picture of the Pod Plane:
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Post time 2018-2-28 17:12:42 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2018-2-28 01:05
What about this airplane designed and developed by the Swiss Polytechnic School in Lausanne?

What about it?
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Post time 2018-2-28 19:12:12 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2018-2-28 16:39
Hi seneca

He appeared once you sussed him out

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