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originally posted by: mbkennel
a reply to: quatro
If it's high enough in daytime you can't see it either, because the air scattering overwhelms any image. How many satellites do you see during the day? Hard enough to image a black U-2. Flat black is the right color at high altitude, as most of the air is below you.
Remember the RQ-170 which went down over Iran? It was a cream white, right color for low altitude which potentially suggests its mission (vacuuming up radioisotopes or other shorter-range detection technologies??)
Grey is right color for medium altitude.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: quatro
It doesn't look that different. But that goes back to launch area. The desert has a fairly low population density out there. Most of them are going to see it take off and go "oh, an airplane".
originally posted by: suicideeddie
a reply to: punkinworks10
inertial-less sounds like a good idea but you will unable to use your guidance systems for your vehicle and weapon systems, you will also loose lift as your wing will not interact with the atmosphere and your engines wont work as they don't have any mass to work against to create thrust and of course it,ll have to be unmanned as the body wont really work well either. removal or dampening gravity will work better
originally posted by: Tajlakz
a reply to: Zaphod58
The problem is, we don't know what causes inertia, at least officially. Mach's principle--mass out there causes inertia here-- is interesting but pretty vague. We know that inertial mass is equivalent to gravitational mass, for whatever reason.
We need the deep black physics handbook
originally posted by: IBossJekler
a reply to: framedragged
He witnessed what they do to a herd of sheep but his work was on planes. That's the stuff he won't talk about. So I'm so intrigued that there is so much of this information on this thread.