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This is how the BBC News Website reported the new aircraft carrier's launch.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-39715228

Interesting (though unsurprising) that they have the Nimitz class at only 60 aircraft vs it's designed for (and previously equipped with)90.

I thought there was something not quite right with the statistics of the Nimitz aircraft carrier sferrin.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: MBB BBH Armed Escort Helicopter
« Last post by _Del_ on Today at 11:01:36 am »
That sounds more likely.   But the suggestion regarding control authority makes some sense. Conceivably you could have the rotors and fenestron on clutch, used only for take off and landing, but I doubt that's what is going on here.
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This is how the BBC News Website reported the new aircraft carrier's launch.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-39715228

Interesting (though unsurprising) that they have the Nimitz class at only 60 aircraft vs it's designed for (and previously equipped with)90.
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This is how the BBC News Website reported the new aircraft carrier's launch.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-39715228
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Thanks for checking. Given its power-to-weight ratio, I doubt takeoff would've been satisfactory - but it would've been interesting to find out more.

I might try using XFLR5 or a similar solution to attempt an estimate of the takeoff and landing speed of the design. I think the airfoil is well documented. I'm not sure what the takeoff flaps would've been set to though.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: MBB BBH Armed Escort Helicopter
« Last post by martinbayer on Today at 10:25:24 am »
Looking at the type card, which attributes the concept to MBB rather than RFB, and the overall design, I think it's really a compound helicopter comparable to the AH-56.

Martin
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Aerospace / Re: A-X all over again - USAF pushes for A-10 replacement
« Last post by AeroFranz on Today at 10:12:30 am »
thanks for the explanation! ;)
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: VTOL On Demand Mobility
« Last post by AeroFranz on Today at 10:10:27 am »
The concepts are pretty close, but Lilium carries the fans on the flaps to point them down, Aurora's tilts the entire wing.
One thing that the lilium video on their website does not show is full wingborne transition, which is tricky. I'm also kind of annoyed they call their ducted fans "Jets".
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Rockwell pre-ATF and ATF studies
« Last post by XP67_Moonbat on Today at 09:58:51 am »
Great find! I dig that!
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: VTOL On Demand Mobility
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 09:25:27 am »
Any relation between that Lilium Jet and Aurora's DARPA effort?  Are they close enough in design to cause a ruckus re. patent infringement?   ???
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