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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 05:27 PM
I'm more of a Lomac than a FB dude, but I just had to share this with you all. In 10-20 years, Mach4+ could be the norm! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


http://www.popsci.com/popsci/images/space/space0903pulse_A1_410.jpg



Read about it here, Link:

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/aviation/article/0,12543,473272-1,00.html


http://www.popsci.com/popsci/images/space/space0903pulse_A2_525.jpg


http://www.popsci.com/popsci/images/space/space0903pulse_A3_500.jpg


http://www.popsci.com/popsci/images/space/space0903pulse_A4.jpg



DrCR

XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 05:27 PM
I'm more of a Lomac than a FB dude, but I just had to share this with you all. In 10-20 years, Mach4+ could be the norm! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


http://www.popsci.com/popsci/images/space/space0903pulse_A1_410.jpg



Read about it here, Link:

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/aviation/article/0,12543,473272-1,00.html


http://www.popsci.com/popsci/images/space/space0903pulse_A2_525.jpg


http://www.popsci.com/popsci/images/space/space0903pulse_A3_500.jpg


http://www.popsci.com/popsci/images/space/space0903pulse_A4.jpg



DrCR

XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 06:12 PM
An interesting read, thanks for the link.

Seems in 20-30 years my beloved Su-27 may be obsolete /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 06:43 PM
Don't worry so much about your Flanker... A mach 4 aircraft must be able to perform well at lower speeds, and tolerate incredibly high levels of airframe stress and air friction heating, to be an effective fighter-bomber and operate at low-mid altitudes.

Too much to research, still... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 08:43 PM
It looks quite cool.

XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 08:53 PM
I read the article in the mag. VERY interesting.

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XyZspineZyX
08-22-2003, 12:28 AM
Sounds just like the old german pulse jet engine tuning it is the big problem and the unbelievable noise it generates will prevent the engine from being operated in commerical or populated areas.

It may work good for high alitude and over sea travel if the occupants of the plane can put up with the noise.

XyZspineZyX
08-22-2003, 12:55 AM
Really, such an engine is more likely to be used for missiles than for manned aircraft.

XyZspineZyX
08-23-2003, 06:44 PM
Wouldn't the planes have to made of exotic materials to operate that fast?? Like the SR-71, for example?? I mean they had to have the body panels far apart so when it got hot, they would expand and merge together. It even leaked fuel because of that.

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XyZspineZyX
08-23-2003, 07:07 PM
Interesting.

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XyZspineZyX
08-23-2003, 07:13 PM
LOL will be the first unless

http://www.aemann.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/aircraft/black/black.html

these exist...

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XyZspineZyX
08-23-2003, 08:07 PM
great concept for space travel, interesting though.

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