posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 04:58 AM
Concepts are "a dime a dozen" and nothing more than an initial ideas phase of any design, and as has been pointed out $100k is barely enough to
rough out a rational concept - deciding if it feasible will cost multiples of that - way back "in hte day" Boeing wrote off a lot more than that on
Off the top of my head - folding wingtips were proposed for the 777 - but that was for ground use & with a substantial weight penalty - no-one bought
them. Making them fold, in flight, for a supersonic a/c is going to be tricky.
Pivoting engines? A tough act to get right - e.g. the V-22 - pivoting intake & exhaust might be more feasible.
Supersonic flight over mainland USA wasn't allowed for Concorde due to the sonic boom - will this design get past that barrier(sic)?