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China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

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posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: ThePeaceMaker

They're two different designs doing the same thing. One is the design of the aircraft as it will probably look, the second is an engineering study of design.




posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: ThePeaceMaker
Why does the second imagine look nothing like the first ? If the second is wind tunnel testing should it not look similar to the first ?


I think the second image is actually a subvolume of the first image, the volume of space between the top of the lower segment, the interconnect and a bit of the upper wing.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

It says it there on the pdf.


Configuration and aerodynamic performance comparison between the HIAC and the reference model.


It's a comparison between the two.



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: AKrocket

they are called shock diamonds SR71 has them.



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 09:06 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

All afterburning engines do. They're formed in supersonic airflow out the exhaust (yes it's more complicated, but that works well enough).



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58




i was going for an extreme example.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 02:17 AM
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As one senior aerospace engineer once told me "Talk is cheap and easy. Hypersonic passenger planes that can actually be profitable for manufacturers and operators are anything but."

Wise words.




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