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Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
Harlequin, the YF-23 is hardly a concept.
Originally posted by pennyforyourthoughts
I've been really bored too. Just like you boys.
I'm not really much into aircraft, so this is more like a normal fighter with a radar dish, extra fuel tanks and special paint to make it invisible to radars maybe.
[edit on 27-12-2005 by pennyforyourthoughts]
could u please tell me what software u use to make those designs
Originally posted by mad scientist
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]