Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A supersonic biplane?

MIT researcher thinks it will work

From the "now I've seen everything" school of aviation design comes this supersonic passenger biplane, where the wings join at the tips and the design smooths out the normal supersonic shock waves. There's a lot more research to be done, but analysis of 700 wing configurations has resulted in a design that performs very will - in a computer model.  The real world will take a while.

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