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Thought This Was An Interesting Picture  
User currently offlineDerek1876 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 11 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 12721 times:

Graphic title is Boeing 797


No clue where it came from or who did it.

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User currently offlineTWAtwaTWA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 12679 times:

I recall seeing this image in a Popular Science magazine several years ago, when Boeing was dabbling with supersonic "flying wing" concepts, before the announcement of the DreamLiner 7E7 project.


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User currently offlineTWAtwaTWA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 12588 times:

http://www.newtechspy.com/articles06/boeing797.html

here is a site depicting the same plane in your image, Derek1876. The article compares it to the A380 in size and as a counter-attack to Airbus.

"Boeing is preparing a 1000 passenger jet that could reshape the Air travel industry for the next 100 years. The radical Blended Wing design has been developed by Boeing in cooperation with the NASA Langley Research Center."

Of course, this design has been left by the wayside as Boeing is developing the 787 and the 748.

[Edited 2006-06-25 06:32:53]


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User currently offlineBohlman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 12556 times:

I've seen that design thrown around for years, as I'm sure most people here have. While I can see them doing something like this for Y3 (on a smaller scale though), I'm fairly certain they will take care of finishing Y2 (which hasn't even been built yet!) and Y1 (which hasn't even begun public development yet!) before they even start considering further butchering their T7 lineups, and pre-emptively butchering their 787-10(11X?)/747-8 lineups.

Not to mention the fact that we've seen the somewhat lukewarm response the A380 has received, there's no reason Boeing would design like the blended wing, especially at a scale that even dwarfs the A380.


User currently offlineDerek1876 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 12447 times:

1000 passengers seems a bit much. Sounds like there is a lot of liability to be found there. Plus with 1000 passengers they would have to be positioned in a way that is not found in today's aircraft which would bring with it an entirely new set of challenges, example being passengers seated out from the longitudinal axis and having more bank angle than a passenger closer to that axis.

User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 12417 times:

How in the heck would you evacuate that thing in 90 seconds?

User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 12399 times:

I have the copy of Popular Science (Mechanics?) with this picture in it. The whole issue was about future aviation.

User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1613 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10321 times:

I've seen this too along with a depiction of the cabin layout. The interior passenger cabin has virtually no windows! As a window fanatic (I've got to have a window seat) I would cry if this plane became the standard for aviation!

User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10211 times:

Is that Edinburgh in the background?

 Smile


User currently offlineTommy777 From Norway, joined May 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10042 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 5):
How in the heck would you evacuate that thing in 90 seconds?

Catapult seats  Big grin


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9574 times:

Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 8):
Is that Edinburgh in the background?

Nope, its Seattle  Embarrassment


User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9316 times:

The same story was also syndicated to a Finnish "science" mag some years ago. I think I kept the issue just for the sake of a number of rediculous (supposedly) flying contraptions. Those fantasy flying barndoor trijets were also accompanied by a multiconfiguration rotating/fixed wing craft that defies all known design paradigms. The names of Boeing and some big American university were also dropped in the article to render an air of credibility.

[Edited 2006-06-25 21:59:10]

User currently offlineMorhas From Malaysia, joined Jun 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9316 times:

Cambridge-MIT institute is doing some research on this aircraft. It also called as silent aircraft.

http://www.cambridge-mit.org/cgi-bin/default.pl?SID=4&SSID=234

The main problem with this design, what will happen when the aircraft turn?  scratchchin  . If you seat at the window away from the centre, what do you think will happen? They still have to find the solution for this.

Morhas


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8238 times:

that thing looks about as super sonic as i do  Wink

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 5):
How in the heck would you evacuate that thing in 90 seconds?

ejector seats?

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 10):
Nope, its Seattle

nah dont be silly, its Aberdeen


User currently offlineMorvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7870 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 5):
How in the heck would you evacuate that thing in 90 seconds?

Ejection seats all over the place =)!!

Also comes in place with passengers that don't behave!

edit:
ah Garry already said it!  Smile

[Edited 2006-06-25 23:24:58]


have a good day, Stefan van Hierden
User currently offlineAeroplan73 From Canada, joined May 2006, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7696 times:

Quoting Oroka (Reply 6):
have the copy of Popular Science (Mechanics?) with this picture in it. The whole issue was about future aviation.

According to Popular Mechanics, the future is butt ugly.  covereyes 



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User currently offlineTheflcowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5887 times:

I heard somewhere that the reason this hasnt been put into production yet is because of problems with pressurization. Typically, airliners assume a circular shape under pressure but the blended wing brought about problems with this.

Have they gotten around that yet?

MD



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User currently offlineTWAtwaTWA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 10):
Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 8):
Is that Edinburgh in the background?

Nope, its Seattle Embarrassment

Looks like the "future" will also have many non-functional "needle" towers with revolving viewing decks.



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User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3613 times:

Here's a version that realistically could fly. The body has to be airfoil-shaped, a wing in other words, unlike in the one pictured above. That again will limit the shape of the room for the occupants, but in this age of composites, a solution would be found.




more..


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 984 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

What we will likely see are fuselages that blend more effectivly into the lift-providing airfoil. Think about the B2 bomber, it has a fuselage, but its very effectivly blended to minimize drag and radar return.

Some sort of hybrid would also allow for effective "stretch" models to provide incremental capacity growth.


User currently offlineTWAtwaTWA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 19):
What we will likely see are fuselages that blend more effectivly into the lift-providing airfoil. Think about the B2 bomber, it has a fuselage, but its very effectivly blended to minimize drag and radar return.

Some sort of hybrid would also allow for effective "stretch" models to provide incremental capacity growth.

Good thought.

The hybrid option will also minimize the discomfort of passengers seated further from the center of the plane, as described...

Quoting Derek1876 (Reply 4):
passengers seated out from the longitudinal axis and having more bank angle than a passenger closer to that axis.



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