I have a soft spot for flying boats.Well if someone hasnt well here we go this is believe it or not an actual plan to make the largest and jet powered flying boats but due to the failure of the flying princess it never became a reality (it was a post ww2 design but due to the rise of land based jet aircraft there are never any demands for flying boats again
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This is an artist impression btw i dont know if there any official sketch and the plane is called saunders roe flying queen btw
Like Zeppelins and jump-jets, flying boats still exist where they make function sense. Otherwise, the application is a bypassed niche technology.
They have transitioned into seaplanes so they can operated from land or water. As for uses...
Perhaps though can it land in rough water? Or during storm? I think mustard made a good video on flying boats
To be fair that is not an issue many areas typically have. Though the US Pacific northwest likely has that issue in abundance.Flying boats are all well and good until the ground crews don't spot a submerged log floating in the landing zone and 100 people suddenly find themselves in crumpled up ball heading to sea bed.
Three engines, one to represent each branch of government...(in heavy American accent) just as the foundin faathers intended.Okay this isnt alternate but still alternate in a way so the us when deciding to choose the new aircraft for the air force one came up with several i think and one of them is dc 10 so maybe in some tl where the dc 10 succeed hey it could become the air force one and not the boeing 747
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This is an artist rendition and just gotta day trijets is very pretty
Northrup toyed with the idea of a passenger YB-35 variant.
Just yesterday we were musing about how passengers would sit in a flying wing airplane. Today Airbus revealed their take on the concept, a "blended wing" aircraft that's sort of shaped like an apple turnover. As with KLM's concept, Airbus' MAVERIC ("Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentationwww.core77.com
Three engines, one to represent each branch of government...(in heavy American accent) just as the foundin faathers intended.
You know that cpuld be even made into an official description
I think you mean the YB-49, IIRC the piston engine version had noise and vibration issues for a passenger aircraft. The 'problem' was the same one facing the "blended-wing-body" aircraft; Once your passengers are 'outside' the central area of the body your motion related issues become rapidly uncomfortable. Things like banking and pitch become seriously noticeable to the passengers. There there's the fact that only a relative 'few' of the passengers now have an outside view, loading and unloading become more of an issue and internal movement becomes more of a problem.
The Flying Wing was arguably able to address some of these ("windows in the leading edge" what could possibly go wrong? ) it would have had serious issues adapting to the changing dynamics of airport passenger handling.