News London to New York in 1 hour?

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  1. dawg

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    Airbus just patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in 1 hour

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    Last month, the US Patent and Trademark Office approved an application from Airbus' Marco Prampolini and Yohann Coraboeuf for an "ultra-rapid air vehicle and related method of aerial locomotion."
    In other words, Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet.

    Airbus expects the jet to reach speeds as high as Mach 4.5 — or 4 1/2 times the speed of sound.

    According to PatentYogi's Deepak Gupta, this means the Airbus jet could make the trip from London to New York in just one hour. That's a significant improvement over the 3 1/2 hours it took for the now retired Mach 2 Concorde to make the same trip. The Concorde was a joint venture between Airbus' two predecessors, France's Aerospatiale and British Aerospace.

    The hypersonic jet would also demolish the seven to eight hours it takes a conventional airliner, such as Airbus' own A330, to cross the Atlantic.

    In addition, Airbus thinks the patented craft would be able to complete trips like Paris to San Francisco or Tokyo to Los Angeles in just three hours.


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    In the patent, Airbus describes the craft as "an air vehicle including a fuselage, a gothic delta wing distributed on either side of the fuselage, and a system of motors able to propel the air vehicle."

    The jet is powered by three different types of engines that work in sequential order to get the craft aloft, into cruising altitude, and then up to its cruising speed of more than 3,000 mph.

    To get off the ground, the craft will use two turbojets mounted under the fuselage as well as a rocket motor mounted in the rear. As the Airbus lifts off the runway, it will climb vertically like the Space Shuttle. Right before the jet reaches the speed of sound, the turbojets shut down and retract into the belly of plane — leaving only the rocket motor to guide it up to an altitude of more than 100,000 feet.

    At cruising altitude, the rocket motor will shut down and retract into the fuselage. Then the plane's pair of wing-mounted ramjets take over and propel the aircraft to a top speed of Mach 4.5.

    Airbus suggests it will be powered by various forms of hydrogen stored aboard the craft.

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    According to Airbus, much of the plane's aerodynamics are designed to limit and reduce the sonic boom it will create when it reaches supersonic speed. In the 1970s, the Concorde was beset by complaints of sonic booms and noise pollution created by its four Rolls-Royce Olympus turbojet engines. Consequently, it was prevented from operating over land.
    As a result, the supersonic Anglo-French airliner was never able to become the financially viable mainstream passenger transport its creators had hoped for. Instead, the 14 production Concordes spent their 27-year career shuttling well-heeled VIPs across the Atlantic.


    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/airb...on-to-new-york-in-1-hour-2015-7#ixzz3hpn4fxIK
     
  2. Shadoe Stevens

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    I'll ride on the second flight.
     
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    The tickets would be hideously expensive.
     
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    Sounds safe... NOT!!!
     
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    Wonder how much a ticket would be.
     
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    Sounds like the Concorde Jr.
     
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    Concentrate on a train.... The plane is so 1900's....
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Gosh, what will they think of next?

    Can you imagine using rockets to propel people at high speeds to cover long distances? It sounds so futuristic.

    Next thing you know they'll use rockets to send people into space.
     
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    U go vertical after take off :wtf:

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    That would be great and all, but how about addressing the absurd security-clearing process on departure and then the customs debacle on arrival, no matter if you're starting the trip at JFK or Heathrow. Having a flight-time of just one hour between the 2 cities seems like a bit of a waste when you sometimes need 2 hours on either side to get through the security apparatus. Show me the the patent for fixing that and you've got my attention. Also, not sure about the whole vertical take-off thing. Might spill my drink too often.
     
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    I remember the time when I was 7 that I patented a military fighter jet.

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    People shoved into tube. Check.
    Rockets attached to back end. Check.
    Tiny little wings. Check.

    Congratulations, we've just issued a patent for a "space shuttle" which moves people around in a rocket-propelled craft.

    Contact the newspapers.
     
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    I'll skip that ride
     
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    To get off the ground, the craft will use two turbojets mounted under the fuselage as well as a rocket motor mounted in the rear. As the Airbus lifts off the runway, it will climb vertically like the Space Shuttle. Right before the jet reaches the speed of sound, the turbojets shut down and retract into the belly of plane — leaving only the rocket motor to guide it up to an altitude of more than 100,000 feet.

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    Because the flight time is so short, it will probably make sense for everyone to wait and change their underwear at the arrival airport. It would be nice to just do it on the Airbus, so as to not suffer the embarrassment of waddling through the terminal with a big, steamy load in your pants.
     
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    They will never fly this . Flying is the only technology that has not gotten any better since the 60s . We are still flying in shitty 60s planes .
     
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    Solid fuel rockets doesn't sound very economical. The Concorde shut down because it was too expensive to fly, I can't imagine the operating costs of a solid rocket jet plane.
     
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    About 2 years ago I went from JFK to London..... 140 knot tailwind.... 5 hours and 38 minutes.

    Had a nice seat in Business Class.... read the paper, watched a movie, few drinks, little nap and we were there.

    I'm sure there were plenty of folks who said taking two months to cross the U.S. in a covered wagon was just fine, but this seems like overkill just to save a few hours.
     
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    Why don't they just concentrate on making flying more enjoyable? A 6 hour flight could be nice with the entertainment options they have these days on board and bigger/more comfortable seats.
     
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    My thought exactly. :hat:
    This x eleventy billion!