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World’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. It’s getting ready to fly.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RugersGR8, Apr 17, 2018.

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    I'll say up front that I am NO aeronautics engineer or know the slightest about designing planes, but IMHO it would seem very beneficial to make the tail section into a twin boom version rather than the two separate tail sections. I would think that this would greatly reduce the metal fatigue to the center section of the plane's wing(between the left & right fuselage parts of the plane). I would think that if there was loss of power by all engines(either right or left side) that the plane would be very hard to fly/control and the drag by the lost power side would put quite a bit of strain on the powered side.
     
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    I see what you mean in the pic.
     
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    I agree. Right now it looks like someone had 2 airplane fuselages and 3 wings and said, "Hey, I got an idea..." :D
     
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    It would be cool if there was an enclosed walkway between the two fuselages.
     
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    I'm thinking this is an advancement of an old Burt Rutan design...Boomerang was asymmetric, I guess Bi-pod in 2011 was his last design before retirement and the basis for these. Pretty neat.
     
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    Right! That big open space is for a spacecraft. Same as that Virgin Galactic design. The idea is to avoid a big, expensive, one-time first stage rocket booster. Hope this works out!
     
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    Duz yuz thinks that Ivan, not to be out dunsky, woulda put tuz of deez tugetter to make a bigger/better Stratolauncher????????????? :saywhat: :uhh: :scratch::wink2: :rollingla :rollingla

     

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