PDA

View Full Version : NASAs Ten-Engine Electric Plane



Fraser
2015-May-06, 09:40 PM
NASA has been grabbing headlines recently with their potentially game-changing emDrive propulsion system. The emDrive has generated a lot of discussion, and a lot of controversy too. But NASA has a lot more going on than futuristic space travel designs, and one recent test flight showed that the minds at NASA are still working on […]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/120096/nasas-ten-engine-electric-plane/)

swampyankee
2015-May-09, 12:41 PM
Please take a look at the VTOL wheel (it's at http://vstol.org/wheel.htm ).

Being a bit pedantic, the V-22 is a tilt rotor. It's a distinct type from the GL10, which is a tilt wing. Personally (long ago, I worked at Bell-Boeing's competitor on the project ;), although, we weren't pursuing tilt-wings, either), I think the tilt-wing is slightly superior to the tilt rotor.

publiusr
2015-May-16, 06:07 PM
With distributed lift, get used to seeing something like the B-36 again before long.