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Originally posted by waynos
Good news! Its always nice to see new shapes in the sky, hopefully this will lead to a full sized aeroplane and also give Airbus a kick up the arse as their own BWB seems to have been forgotten in all the A380 hoo ha.
Originally posted by Darkpr0
Also, one more thing. How the heck is this thing supposed to fit into those itty-bitty gates at the airports? Folding wings, maybe, but thats where the passengers can sit, ain't it?
Originally posted by CyberianHusky
Somewhere in the afterlife Jack Northrop has little tears of joy in his eyes. This was his original vision for the commercial flying wing design.
Originally posted by BigTrain
This design has many advantages over conventional commercial airliners. It can carry a drasticaly greater cargo and passenger capacity per gallon of fuel, it has tremendous lift cabaility, it is very efficient and then again, its also much more stealthy for military. This is a very good design, one of the best ever put into testing.
I'm wondering if they would ever implement the engines into the airframe like the b2 for a military role?
Originally posted by PopeyeFAFL
One big difference with conventional design (tube with wings) is when you roll, people seated most outboard will get motion sickness, far more than with the conventional tube design.
Also, far less people will have access to a window (ok, you will tell me that they can look outside thru a monitor screen, but it is not the same thing).