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Originally posted by Event Horizon
The USAF is just continuing to hold its 50 year long breath until it can one day say, "see, there are not flying saucers, it has been us the whole time" but we will all know its a bunch of bullsheet.
Originally posted by Hal9000
But looking at the aerodynamics of the saucer, I have to question whether it is even capable of flying like a conventional aircraft. If you look at the cross-section of the wing from this drawing from the link you provided.
It does not have the shape of a normal wing, and I don’t think would create lift. I also do not see any conventional means of propulsion.
Originally posted by Desert Dawg
Symmetrical airfoils fly just fine.
Low speeds take a higher angle of attack, but they will fly.
Originally posted by torbjon
I don’t get it…
Why aren’t other countries or the private sector incorporating the saucer shape into their aircraft?