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Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
idk but that video was awesome I have never seen that before!
Originally posted by FormerSkeptic
So they must have some other technology that displaces viscous fluids? Or would an energy field do away with sonic booms? Maybe that's why contact witnesses say they feel hot to the touch? Other hypothesis?
"those little stinking, lying buggers ARE demons..." ~ "The GUT"
“UFOs are real but they are not physical. They are messengers of deception”Jacques Vallee
"We are dealing with a multidimensional paraphysical phenomenon which is largely indigenous to planet earth." - Brad Steiger
Originally posted by Bedlam
"Real" UFOs don't have N-waves, per se. Thus no Prandtl-Glauert singularities.
Originally posted by litterbaux
A very interesting topic.
My first thought is, to accelerate a craft like that with no sonic boom, would require technology that would create a "void" in front of the craft. There can be no air, moisture or gravity.
The only conceivable way in our definition of physics is to become massless. If you could become massless it would solve a whole bunch of problems dealing with space travel.
Originally posted by Dr X
According to the book: "Unconventional Flying Objects" by Paul Hill who was a NASA engineer who studied flying saucer flight characteristics; he concluded that in order to prevent a sonic boom, the craft projected an anti-gravity beam forwards that made the airflow laminar around the ship and suppressed the sonic boom. He was a clever guy and it sounds very plausible to me. I would recommend reading it.
Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by FormerSkeptic
Being an aerodynamic effect it probably depends on the shape of the object. There weren't any tests done with flying saucers (as far as I know), so we don't know if they do create the n-wave and sonic boom.
It also depends on the speed of the object, when the speed is too high the conical wave gets thinner and the sonic boom weaker (I think).