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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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The US agency DARPA to make a new X-Plane to investigate improved VTOL capabilities:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130228-x-plane-plans-for-radical-takeoff
Posted February 28, 2013, 12:49:36 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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?? I thought the V-22 Osprey has been around for a while.

Am I missing something? Doesn't seem to be anything about an x-plane on that page.
Posted February 28, 2013, 17:48:39 PM Logged
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Offline Data
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It's another one of them BBC.com links, not available to the UK
Posted February 28, 2013, 17:55:18 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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The Osprey has been around since the 80's Snowy, the article is about DARPA commissioning a study to build a new X-Plane t o investigate the possibility of a genuine VTOL aircraft that can also achieve supersonic flight where so many attempts have failed before.

It states of all the previous attempts only 3 aircraft have made it to production, the Osprey (which has a very chequered history to say the least), the Harrier and the russion Yak 38 and none of these were supersonic
Posted February 28, 2013, 19:28:24 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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Data, view the link via this site.

There still seems little on an x-plane. Just the pic of the Osprey was at the top where I was expecting a cool x-plane design.

Also links to this page.
Posted February 28, 2013, 22:51:59 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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they haven't designed it yet snowy, just announced the project to find the designs to progress at this stage.

did you read the 2 page article under the.pictures?
Posted March 01, 2013, 15:39:10 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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I found it but to be honest I didn't read it. I want a picture!  Grin

Linked to the main site which says similar things so anyone who can't view the .com address can have a look too.
Posted March 02, 2013, 10:27:26 AM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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lol you lazy bugger.

might be a while before we see pictures on this one ;-)
Posted March 02, 2013, 12:22:49 PM Logged
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