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Old Jun 3, 19, 12:22 pm
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V shaped plane

My first thought was why should they do this. TU Delft is involved.Enough said.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...ntl/index.html
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Old Jun 7, 19, 11:52 pm
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Originally Posted by KLM house collector View Post
(...) Enough said.
Not quite for me. Can you elaborate?
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Old Jun 8, 19, 12:42 am
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Front view windows would be pretty cool.
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Old Jun 8, 19, 4:36 am
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A toilet with front view would be a nice novelty
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Old Jun 8, 19, 10:04 am
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Cool!
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Old Jun 8, 19, 10:07 am
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Idea has been floated many times before. Always two problems:

How to evacuate in an emergency.
Some passengers seated by the outer part of the wing are likely to get sick when the plane banks for a turn
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Old Jun 8, 19, 11:15 am
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Some passengers seated by the outer part of the wing are likely to get sick when the plane banks for a turn
Good point. But I'll take that seat! Not subject to motion sickness, and wouldn't mind a bit of thrill ride on my flight!
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Old Jun 8, 19, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by rickg523 View Post
Good point. But I'll take that seat! Not subject to motion sickness, and wouldn't mind a bit of thrill ride on my flight!
Yeah, but would you want to be sitting next to the uninformed traveler who picks one of those seats and is subject to motion sickness?
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Old Jun 8, 19, 2:32 pm
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Originally Posted by KLM house collector View Post
My first thought was why should they do this. TU Delft is involved.Enough said.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...ntl/index.html
Flying wings are not a new development

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_wing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_flying_wings
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_YB-49
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_YB-35

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Old Jun 9, 19, 7:56 pm
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Originally Posted by SEA-Flyer View Post
How to evacuate in an emergency.

This is not (that much of) a problem for a V-Shaped plane in this concept, since they can also exit into inner side in this concept

Originally Posted by SEA-Flyer View Post
Some passengers seated by the outer part of the wing are likely to get sick when the plane banks for a turn
Oh yeah .... roller coaster seats, no problem

Also one problem is that the plane will be more shaky (wings can't flex as much to absorb shocks) and we can continue ...

Maybe one day they'll do a cargo BWB for military and then we'll see civilian freight version of it. But not with pax.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 8:29 pm
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When has a TU Delft concept ever resulted in an actual commercial product? Still waiting to see that solar car on the road everywhere.
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When has a TU Delft concept ever resulted in an actual commercial product? Still waiting to see that solar car on the road everywhere.
In the aircraft sector; Glare.
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When has a TU Delft concept ever resulted in an actual commercial product?
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Old Jun 11, 19, 10:22 am
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When has a TU Delft concept ever resulted in an actual commercial product? Still waiting to see that solar car on the road everywhere.
https://www.tudelft.nl/en/ae/busines...-up-companies/

I know, apart from that, what have the Romans ever done for us?
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