Burnelli Report on Fox

http://vimeo.com/6382632 An old video.

The Burnelli “lifting body with wings” style transport and passenger planes might have been good. Too bad it’s pretty hard to pressurize compared to tube hulls that were just introduced when Burnelli aircraft were proposed.

I think the report has a problem typical of such short “documentaries”. They assert a lot that is not very well based. A very biased view. Where did they get their experts? Did they quote their most salient points?

There are other open questions left there. For example landing at slower speeds would probably mean more drag in cruise (because of large lifting surfaces). I’m not terribly impressed with the video report. If a lot of their other reporting is of similar quality, it’s no wonder that so many people have so weird opinions on a number of things, if they really believe what is said on TV…

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