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Yea, I was thinking if the big one was traveling at high enough speed the plane could be lifted into the wind. However, what prevents the planes from being blown off at all other times? That cute little windscreen?

I just see all sorts of issues with it now that I'm actually sitting here thinking about it.


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I'm fairly certain your physics is rusty in case B.

Tell me, how would a 50mph wind effect an aircraft taking off a conventional runway? Tailwind versus headwind?
One helps, one hurts? What is the max amount of wind you can take off in? I don't have an FAA book handy..
post #134 of 250
Mothership! Wholly molly, that's is a huge aircraft. Glad to see more BWD.
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To: All the people asking where it would land etc:
Who said it would ever land?
You would just refuel it every so often...
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Lol

Just imagine the noise and turbulance it will create!

Hurricane jumbo jet is incoming

Also, that thing would be like a flying duck in the eyes of terrorist
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I think it'd be more likely that we finish perfecting the scramjet technology so we can travel to a low orbit mothership.

Escape velocity is ~ mach 20.
Edited by Shadowclock - 10/25/11 at 4:56pm
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What could possibly go wrong?
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post #139 of 250
I got it!

Magnets to hold the planes down so there engines can reach RPM, then lower the wind door, and let the plane rise into the air on stilts. Theoretically, the plane will just fly after the magnets let go.

Right?
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post #140 of 250
accelerate planes backwards until their actual speed when they go in mid-air equals their cruise speed.. just behind the big ship
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