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downsouth 08-13-2012 03:05 PM

Straight out of a sci-fi movie, nasa and the military are testing a plane that goes mach 6+. After the test the plane is going to crash into the pacific as planned. Gives a whole new meaning to disposable.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2187520/London-New-York-hour-Radical-new-aircraft-reach-Mach-6-set-tested.html

PanBaccha 08-13-2012 03:16 PM

Waste, waste, and more waste. Talk about 'welfare queens.' :mad:

Gone_South 08-13-2012 03:35 PM

I guess Chuck Yeager was busy.

trip286 08-13-2012 03:41 PM

Chuck would land it. No questions asked.

Funny. I'm a Marine. My hero is an Air force test pilot

Gone_South 08-13-2012 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 902416)
Chuck would land it. No questions asked.

Funny. I'm a Marine. My hero is an Air force test pilot

Well there was an awesome Marine test pilot too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_T._Evans

trip286 08-13-2012 06:36 PM

True. But I feel Chuck Yeager was pretty much the epitome of flying perfection. Damn near the first man in space, riding (the x1?) So high that there was no atmosphere to interact with his controls. Broke the sound barrier. Pushed every single plane he piloted WAY BEYOND it's perceived and engineered capabilities.

Then there's the time he enrolled in a civilian aviation program just so he could scare the living hell out of the flight instructor and ask her out. Hell of a way to break the ice...

ScottA 08-13-2012 06:47 PM

I wonder if I can put one of those engines on a Cessna?

trip286 08-13-2012 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottA
I wonder if I can put one of those engines on a Cessna?

I've seen a jet engine mounted in a beetle. And two little mini jets mounted on a scooter. Anything is possible...

orangello 08-13-2012 07:06 PM

Something tells me the GEEEEEEEFOOOORRRCCCESSS might be a problem to overcome with passenger transport, though freight transport might be possible...maybe super duper FedEx?

Jstrong 08-13-2012 07:41 PM

Is there going to be a live pilot in that?!? Or is it unmanned? I didn't see anything about it in the article. It's a little bit of a stretch to even call that a jet or plane,that thing is more like a missile than anything the way I see it


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