posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 05:51 AM
Originally posted by Camperguy
Wow guys, first I`ve heard of this....and it looks like the post is 2 years old
It looks like some similaritys to the sr71 nacelle`s
Thanks for posting. I've been following this project clearly. They look similar because they serve a similar purpose, to capture and control
extremely high speed air. The front element is movable and tunes the shock waves being formed on the input stage. These waves reduce the speed of the
air to subsonic, in order for it to be correctly cooled.
Skylon is an incredibly
exciting project. I wish they were hiring technical staff that I'd have a chance of getting.