Well, great minds think alike...sorta! This is even a better idea. My concept was to provide more fuel at that critical stage when the engines are using the most.I like the idea of electric motors for the rotors. Battery weight is still an issue but the jet engines could recharge the batteries while inflight. I also think the plane could take off vertically tethered to an electric or a fuel line until it's 50 or 100 feet in the air. Hovering, the line replenishes the fuel and then the plane is released.
An exemplary autonomous seabased resupply system includes an unmanned blob positioned in a water body, the blob containing fuel, a pump on the blob configured to pump the fuel through a conduit to a craft, and a ballast system operable to change a vertical position of the blob in the water body.patents.google.com