It even LOOKS LIKE it’s from the future.
Posted: 22 September 2007 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Because it’s beautiful.

Here’s a slideshow with ten photos of futuroid gorgeousity.  grin

    The blended-wing design of Boeing’s X-48B (CNET News)

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Posted: 22 September 2007 01:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’ve seen a black version of that around here. They do test flights here often.  I’m just not sure if it’s the same model though.

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Posted: 22 September 2007 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Where are you?

Or would loose lips be sinking ships if you told me?

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Posted: 22 September 2007 01:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Smack dab in the middle of the U.S. heart of the Bible Belt.

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Posted: 22 September 2007 03:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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At present this is only a toy.  It’s a small, radio-controlled prototype that can only flies at less than 120 miles per hour and can’t go above 10,000 feet.  Mriana, if you saw a black one, it’s probably the Northrop B-2 stealth bomber.  I know that Boeing claims this is different from the prior flying wings because they’ve made it thicker in the middle to have more payload volume, but I don’t see it as being new technology.

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Posted: 22 September 2007 03:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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OK so the black ones they test flight around here are probably a different model.  Whatever the case, those black ones break the sound barrier.

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Posted: 22 September 2007 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Right, the B-2 is supersonic and it’s much bigger than the Boeing prototype, but you’re right that they look quite similar.

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Posted: 22 September 2007 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I’m glad you know which plane, or whatever they are called, I’m talking about.  LOL

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Hazred - 22 September 2007 01:18 PM

Because it’s beautiful.

Here’s a slideshow with ten photos of futuroid gorgeousity.  grin

    The blended-wing design of Boeing’s X-48B (CNET News)

My older son loves airplanes, not the war ones but the passenger airplanes. I know about the latest models thanks to him, and yes, there are new beauties which are coming with bars, even sauna and more.

Love it.

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