DailyDirt: Flying With The Greatest Of Ease

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Airplanes have been commonplace for quite some time now, and we’ve grown accustomed to what an airplane should look like. Ask any kid to draw a plane, and you’ll probably get familiar results. However, this doesn’t mean we’ve reached the end of novel plane designs. Plenty of unconventional planes are being designed and tested, and here are just a few.

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JarHead (profile) says:

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You have noticed that the “supersonic” Russian design has a single turbine engine powering the generators for its two large electric fans.

I could barely accept a subsonic aircraft configured that way, but supersonic electric fans are too much handwavium for me.

Hey, you should see the drawing I have of a single-stage-to-orbit submarine. Drawings are cheap, real hardware gets expensive.

Do the Russians have a jet engine that lasts longer than 5000 hours between overhauls yet?

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