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These ram air kites by Skysails power flying in a figure eight circuit can develop power and also work as ship propulsion. Ideas like this have probably been toyed by many, it’s nice to see some execution. The biggest current product is … Continue reading
Posted in airplane, Energy, Transportation Tagged kite, ship propulsion, skysail, wind power 3 Comments
Flynano prototype shown to public
Flynano, the sub-70 kg carbon fiber seaplane designed to go around regulations by sheer lack of mass. Their first prototype that was retired and is now exhibited at verkkokauppa in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, Finland. I took a few photos, more after … Continue reading
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Tomorrow is theirs
A fascinating BOAC (British government airline) advertisement film from the fifties. Tomorrow was not theirs, but that of plastics, the jet engine and the transistor, which made almost all of these jobs obsolete. The British mindset of bringing luxurious services … Continue reading
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Semi-homebuilt ramjet blog thing
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21st Century Jet – Making The Boeing 777
The movie’s available on Google Video, embedded above. Enjoy!
Posted in airplane, Architecture, Art, Design, engines, industry, RLV:s, Transportation Tagged 777, Boeing, Video Leave a comment
Movable Strake Front
Described by Barnaby Wainfan in the nineties: And in use in 2010 (click to get huge full view): Here’s another view of the beautiful Sukhoi T-50 / PAK FA: All photos from Sukhoi.
Aerospace Video Blog: Lift to Drag Modestly Demonstrated
This is the most awesome thing I have seen in a very very long while.
Posted in airplane, Art, Motivation, Transportation Tagged Alps, Phoenix, Wingman, Wingsuit 1 Comment
Various re-entry vehicle shapes in a low speed wind tunnel
Or another excuse for testing video embedding again… It seems tumbling is quite common, which is not a nice thig.
Posted in airplane, NASA, RLV:s, Spacecraft, Suborbital Tagged CRgis, Langley, NASA, Re-entry Leave a comment
Why precool but not liquify – Skylon and SABRE
Well, I thought maybe I could add some content. Everybody’s heard about the British Hotol follower Skylon and its airbreathing SABRE engines. What’s special about them? My understandin’s based on this excellent document from Reaction Engines explaining why the system … Continue reading
Posted in airplane, Architecture, Design, Energy, engines, ESA, industry, Launchers, RLV:s, Suborbital, Transportation, Uncategorized Tagged Airbreathing, Heat Exchanger, Hotol, Hydrogen, LACE, Precooler, RB545, sabre, skylon 6 Comments
Random video blogging
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA0Vwausybg] Modern manufacturing technologies enable strange shapes and could produce unconventional pumps. What is good for small scale rockets if turbines and centrifugal pumps have too much tip losses? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdBr-dkLf4s] Rotary engines have vastly better power to weight ratios and … Continue reading
Posted in airplane, engines, Motivation, RLV:s, Uncategorized Tagged CNC, Cyclone, Parajet, Paramotor, Positive Displacement, Pump, Rotron, Viscotec Leave a comment