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You'd have to land this on a salt flat or on a calm ocean/lake. Sounds like a ground effect vehicle to me though.
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Yo dawg! I heard u like planes so.. I put a plane on your plane so you can fly while you fly!
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Yo dawg! I heard u like planes so.. I put a plane on your plane so you can fly while you fly!
PLANECEPTION!

On the other note.
They want to make a goddam aircraft carrier that is a goddam aircraft itself. How would that even be practical? I mean, warships would be able to take a lot of hits before it goes down. But a giant aircraft....it will cause many problems. What if even 1 Plane somehow gets close to it, their goes everything.
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....it doesnt even have to hit near me. the affects will be damaging enough.
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It wouldn't have to go that slow, would it? Aircraft only need to land at just above stall speed due to the fact they are travelling far faster than the Earth's rotation, right? If your Super-Plane is going 200mph ground speed) your airliner to land would only need to be travelling marginally faster (to overtake) and would come to a "stop" on the Super-Plane at 200mph ground speed. I think. I could need more coffee.

But yea, powerplant/engines are the elephant in the room.
Nah, I'm with you--I think you're right, the super-plane doesn't necessarily need to slow down for landings, that's a good point (I only assumed that they would, but there's no need to make those assumptions).

But I don't know that stall speed has anything to do with the earth's rotational speed? Isn't stall speed just the point at which the aerodynamic properties of the vehicle's wings no longer generates enough lift at a given speed to remain buoyant--I don't know where the earth's rotational velocity comes into play though, I think it's only to do with the medium that the vehicle is traveling through (air in this case).
    
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Just land it in Kansas on the straightest stretch of I-70.
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This sounds pretty crazy, in a good way, I'm just scared it will crash on my block and leave it flat like a pancake.
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Dunno about you i got only question: Why do we need airport in sky? 0.o

And it looks more like tax payers money getting heavily wasted.
Aircraft carrier with absolutely no boundaries other then the weather.
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seems like they are going to need propellar propultion in order to keep the puppies in the air. ion propulsion is not going to make these magically stay in the air for montha under our air resistance.
Huh?

Ion propulsion provides very very little force but is efficent, does not need physical fuel, and has a high maximum speed.

Air resistence is a function of atmospheric flight. It is not a factor on stationary objects and would have to be overcome to even take off anyways.


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Dunno about you i got only question: Why do we need airport in sky? 0.o

And it looks more like tax payers money getting heavily wasted.
Airplanes burn a lot of fuel on take off and landings.

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The thing is, this thing wouldn't NEED to land, if all maintnece can be done in the air, you litterally have a massive moving military city.
Try doing maintainence on your car while driving 60MPHs.

If you think that is hard.... trying doing maintainence on a 747 at 500MPHs.

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Even our fancy carbon composite B2 and F22 are grounded, due to fatigue problems.
I thought it was due to a pilot oxygen issue?


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Aircraft carrier with absolutely no boundaries other then the weather.
AAAs and SAMs disagree with that statement.
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