I see a potential technical issue in this BFR scheme.
I do not think the current-day air-sickness bags would work well in a micro-gravity environment.
(Gravity is your friend in this case.)
Each seat should be equipped with an equivalent of a dry/wet vacuum cleaner.
I humbly propose that they test the effectiveness of the fire suppression / smoke abatement system for the terminal by actually setting the building on fire. If it works, we know it works, and, if it doesn't work, well, it doesn't work, and we should let the fire to consume it completely. Either way...Jump to post
Thanks for the great points.
If a potential customer does not need a rough field performance nor high-threat operational capability, a simpler cargo jet equipped with a pair of ubiquitous CF6 engines may be easier to maintain and support, with a hot-and-high performance as a bonus.
I get it now.
There seems to be an undeclared "limit the Korean influence" policy in China right now as well as a diplomatic wrangling between South Korea and Japan causing South Korea's industrial output (auto and shipbuilding) and tourism to actually decline. For example, BBC reports that China has ba...Jump to post
Kawasaki C-2 is more of a long-distance, medium lift, peacetime transport that happens to be capable of hauling some military equipment to intact airports in low-threat environments. As such, I do not see the C-2 as a direct competitor to the A400M that is meant to be a robust military transport to ...Jump to post
Just stumbled upon this news item reporting a talk between UAE and Japan on the possibility of sale of Kawasaki C-2s to UAE. Japan in talks to export defense aircraft to UAE TOKYO -- Japan could be on the verge of exporting its first piece of finished defense equipment. The government is considering...Jump to post
Unless you are a fighter pilot with a heat-seaking missile on your tail, or a student pilot on a final approach without night-time landing training, there probably is not much additional risk.Jump to post
I expected a porcine flight to BER happen first.Jump to post
Alitalia deserves stiff penalties.
However, if "all roads lead to Rome", the converse is also true.
mysterzip wrote:I don't look forward to the day when I have to wait 30 mins each time I have to go airside.
According to an engineering estimate, the hollow tubing with internal diameter of 3m that can withstand the pressure differential of 1 atm has to be made of high tensile steel skin with at least 2" thickness. Otherwise the tubing would buckle under pressure differential. You can make the skin ...Jump to post
1) powerful electromagnets will have free electricity from Solar panels installed over the tubes=cheap to operate. 2) Not vacuum, but low air pressure. 3) that is still a problem as far as i know. 4) again Low air pressure, not Vacuum. 1) Where does this "free electricity" come from befor...Jump to post
It's much simpler than you are describing. 1. There will be 1000km long vacuum tube, there are low air pressure tube. 2. Tubes will be separated at certain interval, (Let's say 10KM) by some sort of valves, so a re-pressurization can be prevented from spreading into the whole system. 3. In case of ...Jump to post
How can it be cheaper than a conventional high-speed rail when there is: 1) a need to build air-tight tubes lined with powerful electromagnets 2) a need to maintain vacuum in the tube at all times 3) a need to devise a way to rescue a stopped train in the tube 4) a need to devise a way to cool the ...Jump to post
How can it be cheaper than a conventional high-speed rail when there is: 1) a need to build air-tight tubes lined with powerful electromagnets 2) a need to maintain vacuum in the tube at all times 3) a need to devise a way to rescue a stopped train in the tube 4) a need to devise a way to cool the t...Jump to post
Perhaps I am completely mistaken, but I thought they were merely expanding the existing facilities at Berlin Schönefeld Airport with new runways and terminal buildings, and rename the expanded airport complex as BER. As I understand, the 2 runways meant for BER are already in use as a part of Schöne...Jump to post
The jet blast is not the problem here. It is the concrete lane dividers on the road. They are dangerous. There are several videos on Youtube of women being sent flying head first into them. Likewise, a fall from the top of a building does not kill a person; a sudden meeting with the ground does. We...Jump to post
Something called "a turbine engine failure, where fan and turbine blades detach from their anchors, and exit through the exhaust" is known to occur at take off on occasion.
Let's be careful out there.
MIflyer12 wrote:brianK73 wrote:State of Delaware comes to mind.
PHL, with 30 million passengers a year and ~500 scheduled flights a day, is within an hour's drive for a majority of DE's population.
Since the headroom while seated is not a problem for most passengers, why not raise the height of the seats by, say, 3~4 inches? That increases both the legroom and under-seat storage space without increasing the seat pitch. What do we have to lose by adopting this simple high-rise seat configuration?Jump to post
The COMAC ARJ21 just received the First Foreign Certification from the Republic of Congo! Congratulations! Now international sales can start! What a milestone! :praise: http://english.comac.cc/news/latest/201612/19/t20161219_4653745.shtml Since the distance from China to Republic of Congo is somewh...Jump to post
I have not seen this news item elsewhere in the forum. I would have thought P-8 and A400M are shoo-in for these roles. http://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/Japan-in-talks-with-New-Zealand-for-defense-aircraft Japan in talks with New Zealand for defense aircraft TOKYO -- Japan is in negotiations with ...Jump to post
Just read this news item: https://www.reddit.com/r/flying/comment ... _new_york/ Asiana Flight from South Korea to New York delayed one hour due to pilots physically fighting in cockpit ENGLISH SUMMARY: An Asiana flight preparing to depart Incheon for New York City yesterday (Dec 2nd) departed over ...Jump to post
Entering rabid pedant mode... They could NOT care less. It's could NOT - not "could care less". If they could care less then that means THEY CARE! And rabid pendant mode off. Thank you, thank you! And this is one of the issues nobody should never refrain from caring less about!Jump to post