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Author Topic: Stratolaunch's maiden flight yesterday  (Read 243 times)

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Offline Frank v B

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Stratolaunch's maiden flight yesterday
« on: April 14, 2019, 10:43:25 am »
from Youtube.  Such a Rutan design.  Financed by Paul Allen (deceased) of Microsoft.  This plane can lift a half million pounds.  The largest wingspan of any plane.  Compare this skinny lift strategy versus the Antonov 225's bulky strategy.



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Re: Stratolaunch's maiden flight yesterday
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 12:00:40 pm »
And powered by 6 Pratt & Whitney engines.

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Re: Stratolaunch's maiden flight yesterday
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 06:01:37 pm »
Alex,

re: "powered by 6 Pratt & Whitney engines."

....on at least 1200S batteries. :D

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