posted on Dec, 28 2005 @ 07:22 AM
LOL, I doubt there is a single person with expert knowledge on any of the design parameters you mentioned JIM. What your talking about requires some
serious time and effort especially as no one here knows jack about it.
I think we should design a plane which is 10-20 years more advanced than what is available today. Otherwise what's the point, it'll just be another
F-15, SU-27, Eurofighter look alike. What's the point of that ? Hardly exciting.
Who cares if nobody knows how to design a lift fan, I'm sure it took aerospace engineers thousands of man hours on CAD to design one for the F-35.
See my point ?
Also, we shouldn't look to deep for the specs, as I doubt anyone has the expertise in CAD to actually build a proper one. What are you going to do
design thousands of parts ?
So IMHO, everyone keep on designing those nice looking pictures. Pick one that looks good and flesh it out
PS. I don;t mean to design something completely outlandish. For example having an AWACS style radome on a plane would completely destroy any chance it
has for supersonic flight.
But you could incorporate something like a plasma of laser spike no the nose of an aircraft to reduce friction etc.
[edit on 28-12-2005 by mad scientist]