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It seems like landing on it would be even harder than landing on a carrier - I imagine the turbulence behind such a large flying object would be fierce.

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Originally Posted by Psykhotic;15446946 
It obv's won't fit in an airport however, look at cruise ships. If this was built as a seafaring craft it could be built in the dry docks that already exist and take off from sea. The ocean is a pretty big landing strip.

That's what I thought too. Build it to take off and land on waves, and keep it over the ocean during flight in case it crashes.
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its liek something straight out of Ace combat 6!
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i can see the lonely island boys remix now... ima on a plane and its really big and... biggrin.gif
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Really surprised no one mentioned this...

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Makes sense though. Weight's not an issue if you can manually produce enough downward thrust, and with nuclear reactors I'm guessing energy will be handily available. It's only natural for us to try and expand our reach, and aircraft carriers are currently limited to places within a few hundred miles of coastline. These can go anywhere, literally.
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I wonder if they made it hey probly would never have to land except for repairs. It would be like an aircraft carrier always in operation. I think it would be a flying aircraft carrier. with a whole crew 24/7 operation. I wouldn't be surprised if the US would be very interested in building a few of these.
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Interesting idea... landing is the hardest part... make a plane that only lands after months.
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Originally Posted by Teppich;15446847 
If they make one and it crashes, I hope im not anywhere near it haha
It would be an expensive aircraft... they'd take care of it and it wouldn't crash

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZCp5h1gK2Q[/ame]

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cant find anything on how it is propelled? any ideas?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by willis888;15448320 
It seems like landing on it would be even harder than landing on a carrier - I imagine the turbulence behind such a large flying object would be fierce.

I was just thinking this.
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