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Futuristic Flying-V airplane makes successful maiden flight

Postby Hooray » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:01 pm

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html

Researchers have conducted a successful maiden flight of the Flying-V, a futuristic and fuel efficient airplane that could one day carry passengers in its wings.
The Flying-V's unique design places the passenger cabin, the cargo hold and the fuel tanks in the wings, and experts hope that the plane's aerodynamic shape will cut fuel consumption by 20% compared to today's aircrafts.
Experts tested a 22.5 kg and 3-meter scale model of the futuristic airplane, developed by researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and partner Dutch airline KLM, to take the highly anticipated aircraft along its next developmental steps.

KLM TU Delft Flying-V



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Re: Futuristic Flying-V airplane makes successful maiden fli

Postby Johan G » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:12 pm

See also this one (just one thing missing...):

TU Delft Aerospace Engineering, Flying-V - Scale model maiden flight ( min, published September 1, 2020)


The shape reminds somewhat of the Orbital Airship of the Airship to Orbit project by JP Aerospace (see also this post from 2014).
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Re: Futuristic Flying-V airplane makes successful maiden fli

Postby www2 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:58 pm

Any change that Grijs working on this design ;) :P
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Re: Futuristic Flying-V airplane makes successful maiden fli

Postby Gijs » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:39 am

No, I'm not involved :-) But it is one of the showpieces of our faculty.
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Re: Futuristic Flying-V airplane makes successful maiden fli

Postby Hooray » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:08 pm

Why this space age airplane could change flying forever
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