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originally posted by: UpIsNowDown
Is this guy soaring ahead of his time with his thinking or has his dream clouded his judgement, not sure why during the video (only 3mins) he seems to talk to the wall, maybe Einstein was quirky also
It seems to make sense to me the passenger, but I am no pilot, he discusses a design for circular airports which has benefits for the enviroment, general populace and efficiency
originally posted by: verschickter
a reply to: pteridine
Nice little info, how big is the turning radius, do you know? From eye impression, a seaplane drifts a bit on water while it´s making a turn or not? The excess energy is allowed to disipate in a sidewards movement over a big surface. Try that with tires (small contact surface) and the wear is greatly increased. I would imagine.