DailyDirt: Weird Airplane Designs
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Airplane designs have evolved quite a bit over the years. Some new planes might as well be alien spacecraft compared to the designs most people recognize. Outside of the super secret stealth aircraft, though, there are some interesting planes that are more fuel efficient and have strikingly different silhouettes. Here are just a few examples.
- Honda has a luxury jet, Hondajet, going into commercial production. Hondajet’s engines are mounted in an unconventional way — sitting on pedestals above each wing. [url]
- More fuel efficient plane engines could incorporate open rotor designs. Open rotor engines can have pretty large diameters and not require heavy shielding… and they look cool. [url]
- This fuel efficient concept combines a fuselage that provides some lift along with rear-mounted engines. Placing two engines right next to each other in the rear might be a problem if one of them fails and takes out the only other engine on this plane. [url]
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