posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 12:52 AM
a reply to: fleabit
could you possibly give us an indication of the overall planform of your mystery flyer?
The wings - more conventional (boeing-like, tapered wing) or more designed for high speed (a la fighter aircraft type delta wings)? I would assume the
former as you mentioned it was flying fairly slowly.
The engines - were they underslung (once again boeing 737-like), or set into the fuselage? if so, could you see any intakes and exhausts, and where
were they in relation the rest of the planform?
The tail - was it a conventional inverted-T, T-tail, cruciform (h-stab mounted midway up the tail), twin-tail (like the A-10), or pelikan-type
(something like this ---> "____/" , much like the YF-23 tail layout)?
The Fuselage - did it give you any indication that there was a cockpit from the shape of it? looking at most airliners you can tell that there's a
taper for the cockpit, where the windshield would be.
edit to add:
How MANY wings did it have? just glanced across Scaled Composites' Proteus research aircraft (ask professor google to find you some pics of it, can't
figure out how to post here...) - that has distinctly fishy-looking pair of tails, might be difficult to ID number of engines, AND that pod under the
fuselage can be refitted with various instrumentation packages. And to top it off it looks strange as all hell with it's TWO wings...
here's a link to an image of it (I hope it works):
Scaled Composites Proteus
Hope we can figure this one out, I'm also curious to know what it was!
edit on 17-2-2016 by Havoc40k because: (no reason
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