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Originally posted by gfad
I meant it was "as dead as elvis" ever since the first crash "two years ago". Two separate bits! Made me laugh.
I wasn't aware of a comanche spin-off do you have any additional info?
There are obvious advantages to having a hybrid craft of this kind but there have to be alot of sacrifices alon the way in aerodynamics, control issue etc. Sometimes I think its just not worth it.
Originally posted by intelgurl
I have heard through the grapevine that although this "thing" has been dead since the first craft crashed, the main reason for not pursuing technological development of this any further is that the same task can be accomplished with a flying wing airframe with ducted lift fans in the wings. It accomplishes the same goal but uses a different methodology.
Originally posted by Murcielago
This months issue of Popsci has a good article by Bill Sweetman, has some good info, and pictures (one of which intelgurl has posted).