, do not confuse Sovietjet
's issue, his point was with t/o speed, there is no swinging wing on this plane, it is just a steep delta wing.
Although with regard to Sovietjet
's suggestion of more wheels, I already planned a 20-wheel setup where they are a little over a meter in diameter, all are able to have their tires changed with ease. I thought of, but not entirely of how to install, magnetic braking instead of carbon disks. Magnetic brakes are what some trains use, they do not have contact with the wheel. They weight tens of thousands of tons, but they take miles to slow (i think it's cuz they wiegh so much.) a 500T plane would not take so much. Airflow around the gear set would cool it.
You guys can try this with a strong permanent magnet and a pizza cutter.
"As for the engines doing 0-60 in 5 sec I doubt any engine combination would achieve that. Many cars dont even achieve that acceleration.
Except for my friend's '69 mustang or fighter jet engines with afterburners lit or an F-22 engine without, the point is to simply have enough thrust, I just don't like the noisy aspect. Even if there was a jet with a bypass ratio of 10 (or something else undeveloped, forget the costs) with thrust totaling a million newtons static, that sucker is gonna be loud as hell. Heck forget the vibrations at takeoff...
Still, I was thinking of two engines, but if I have to put 4 I don't know where to stick'em, there is only 25 meters of wingspan to play with, plus there needs to be a place for control surfaces. Right now I have two flying rudder surfaces, four elevon flaps and a pair of retractable canards. Maybe I can pull the t/o speed down to 290, but still...personally I would rather set the speed cap to 300.
Of course...I do not even want to say this, but...I could lower the main landing gear and increase the wing's angle of attack, doing so could
bring the t/o speed into the lower to mid 200's, BUT it would look ugly. I am kind of an asthetic perfectionist, I would prefer to leave the over planform as it is. But then I do not like the high t/o speed either and the plane will get heavier, they always do.
Costumers are always more interested in asthetically pleasing products, making it ugly goes against its benefit. I am confident it'll work, it looks ugly already, I don't want to make it fugly.
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