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hesham

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Hi,

http://www.mh-aerotools.de/company/paper_9/global_transport_aircraft.htm
 

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http://www.thewebsiteattheendoftheuniverse.net/myphotos19/cjp_19094.jpg
 

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Hi,

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20090012115_2009011369.pdf
 

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hesham said:
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http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19960023625_1996039480.pdf
From the same source;
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19960023625_1996039480.pdf
 

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hesham said:
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Airbus (Aerospatiale ) BWB;
http://aero.stanford.edu/bwbfiles/AerospatialeBWB.html
Hi,

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1999/1999%20-%203397.html
 

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Just saw the original post of that massive nuclear powered VTOL ummm, aircraft carrier.

I thought we ran out of such crazy ideas in the 1960s. Are those (retractable?) side bays behind the cockpit area just for more lift engines? While completely crazy, I suppose it is technically possible. Would probably cost as much as a Nimitz class carrier to maintain however, among other things.

The other smaller designs certainly look much more feasible.

And Moonbat, there are some very complex combat flight sims out there, although most come from developers in Eastern Europe these days.
 

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Video for what Hesham posted of reconfigurable transport concept:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deDlDmTRT74&feature=channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk2LsKsud_s&feature=channel
 

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Build and your own BWB. Put a small UAV turbine in it and paint it black and make like a secret stealth project.

http://www.wingco.com/atlantica_design.htm
 

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Better yet, paint it black and slap a red star on the side and watch the aviation rags go nuts. ;)
 
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Build and your own BWB. Put a small UAV turbine in it and paint it black and make like a secret stealth project.

http://www.wingco.com/atlantica_design.htm
Guys in Medellin are probably working on that right now. They have a transportation budget equal to or exceeding Walmart....
 

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Lady in the first vid is cute :p

http://www.wingco.com/atlantica_design.htm
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I've heard of them, but I haven't heard of any progress they made or if there are any kits sold. I know the plane started out as a completely different configuration.

Guys in Medellin are probably working on that right now. They have a transportation budget equal to or exceeding Walmart....
Medellin?
 
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Lady in the first vid is cute :p

http://www.wingco.com/atlantica_design.htm
I've heard of them, but I haven't heard of any progress they made or if there are any kits sold. I know the plane started out as a completely different configuration.

Guys in Medellin are probably working on that right now. They have a transportation budget equal to or exceeding Walmart....
Medellin?
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http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/inside/4291/Overview
 

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Atlantica crashed in 2003 on a high speed taxi test when the airplane unexpectedly became airborne. NTSB report HERE. Message from the designer/pilot about the incident HERE. It doesn't look like much has happened since then.
 

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Stuka said:
Atlantica crashed in 2003 on a high speed taxi test when the airplane unexpectedly became airborne. NTSB report HERE. Message from the designer/pilot about the incident HERE. It doesn't look like much has happened since then.
IIRC, it had serious stability and control issues. The last I had heard, they were considering adding tail booms and a tail, but that was a couple of years ago.
 

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No.It's not a BWB,and there's already a catagory for the T-4MS
 

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sferrin said:
I've heard some of the military folk referred to as "Powerpoint Warriors" :D
The term these days is "Powerpoint Rangers", so I've heard.
 

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Grey Havoc said:
sferrin said:
I've heard some of the military folk referred to as "Powerpoint Warriors" :D
The term these days is "Powerpoint Rangers", so I've heard.
Indeed "Powerpoint Rangers" are legion throughout the Army. Air Force tends to go with "Hour Ratings" and some wags even have "2000 hour Powerpoint" badges on their flight suits where they might otherwise have aircraft patches. A sure sign of a soul lost in staff hell at a Headquarters somewhere.

Now back to your regularly posted BWB discussion. ;D
 

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NASA's N3-X hybrid wing-body (HWB) design:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/aviation_week/on_space_and_technology/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog:a68cb417-3364-4fbf-a9dd-4feda680ec9cPost:ea7a1fa9-2129-4c67-a93c-52ca6bda8e81
 

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http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19950005076_1995105076.pdf
 

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I'm fascinated with this blended bodies.


Maybe is old news but I didn't found any reference to this on the forum:


http://www.twitt.org/BWBBowers.html


The NASA presentation about blended bodies which is very informative about the subject.
 

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antigravite said:
Boeing was issued a BWB Aircraft Patent # US8256706.
It has some interesting illustrations.

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Reminds me of this one:

 

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WOW! almost perfect match. Your version seem to be the civilian chapter.

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antigravite said:
WOW! almost perfect match. Your version seem to be the civilian chapter.

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There's a thread here somewhere with that design in it but for the life of me I couldn't find it. IIRC it's a Lockheed design.

edit: Here it is http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,215.195.html (Post #196. You'll also like posts #201 & 202.)
 

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It's the advanced cargo design being looked at by the USAF. Isn't the program called FAST or something like that?
 

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Sundog said:
It's the advanced cargo design being looked at by the USAF. Isn't the program called FAST or something like that?
It's the Boeing AJACS.
 

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Indeed those two projects are related, both the Boeing and the Lockheed model were part of the Speed Agile Concept Demonstrator program. I know the Lockheed model very well as I was one of the primary engineers for the physical design of the wind tunnel model.
 

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Triton said:
Russian concept of a 938 passenger aircraft with a range of 6,280 nautical miles, cruise Mach number = 0.8, and L/D = 25 (courtesy of Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute - TsAGI and Aeronautical Systems Analysis Division, NASA Langley).

Source: http://www.aee.odu.edu/fas.php?id=2

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here is the Aerospatiale and TsAGI BWB aircraft concept of 1996.
 

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