View Full Version : Prototype Blended Wing Aircraft Tested

2007-Jul-30, 08:07 PM
The flying wing is an old design, but NASA aerospace engineers think it might be just what the airline industry needs. As part of their research into this concept, the agency recently tested out the X-48B flying wing prototype. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/07/30/prototype-blended-wing-aircraft-tested/)

2007-Jul-30, 09:32 PM
NASA news release (http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2007/jul/HQ_07165_BWB_First_Flight.html)

The 21-foot wingspan, 500-pound[...]

And you thought airline seating was too crowded now...

2007-Aug-03, 03:17 PM
As with the original Northrop YB-49 bomber vs. the USAF, the biggest problem is INERTIA:

The inertia of the Old Boys holding the purse strings wanting something that looks like a REAL AIRPLANE.

(I've been flying R/C wings for years and love 'em...)