|Quoting copter808 (Reply 2):|
I should think that a ballistic recovery system for the entire aircraft would be far simpler and save everyone, including the pilots.
|Quoting rwessel (Reply 3):|
So for our hypothetical 737, we're talking about a system weighing on the order of 25-30t (basically the entire non-fuel useful load), that takes well over 30 seconds to deploy (which would rather limit its effectiveness at low altitudes), and is half a dozen times bigger than any similar system ever built. Without even getting into the rather more severe design requirements for something rated for human use (the SRBs are unmanned, of course, and NASA has had several incidents where SRBs were damaged because of partial failures of the recovery system - most recently the Ares-I-X test).
|Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 4):|
Some of you "techies" should read the "Civ,AV" forum a bit more often....
|Quoting bhill (Thread starter):|
|Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 5):|
The mainstream press regularly comes out with "in the future in aviation" stuff that is nowhere near plausible. As far as I can tell, they've been doing this since the 19th century with lighter than air stuff.
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