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    Passengers in the wing in the future?

    KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is funding the development of a fuel-efficient airplane that places the passengers, fuel, and cargo into the flying V's arms.

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    https://theweek.com/articles/847102/...irplanes-wings
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    Looking at it, it's hard to see how that could be more efficient than a tube with far thinner wings. Perhaps because it might carry so many more passengers? I can't see it, but what do I know. The concept has been around since the 1950's, at least.

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    It would be odd seeing where you're going as a passenger.
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    I can't remember being on an airplane where anyone looked out the window but me and the little kid in the window seat ahead of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    I can't remember being on an airplane where anyone looked out the window but me and the little kid in the window seat ahead of me.
    Once we're in the air I do.

    It depends on the seating configuration, facing the $#@!pit or forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is funding the development of a fuel-efficient airplane that places the passengers, fuel, and cargo into the flying V's arms.

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    That delta shape is best for supersonic speeds, bad for subsonic - too much drag. I suspect that they are designing supersonic passenger aircraft.
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    "we could see a flying-scale model as well as a full-size section of the interior as soon as October"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    I can't remember being on an airplane where anyone looked out the window but me and the little kid in the window seat ahead of me.
    I alwa3ys look out the window to see if the pilot has enough sense to put the flaps down for take off and landing.

    Putting passengers in the leading edge of a flying wing has been batted around since the sixties. If figure most people would have conniptions seeing the ground rush up at them like that...
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    I would think and I could be wrong that the wing is the most dangerous spot on the plane.

    I hate flying, I being a passenger in a vehicle, I hate not being in control of my destiny. If im going to die I want to be the reason, not someone else
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    I would think and I could be wrong that the wing is the most dangerous spot on the plane.

    I hate flying, I being a passenger in a vehicle, I hate not being in control of my destiny. If im going to die I want to be the reason, not someone else
    Well, the article was about a flying wing variant. As Squid ward said to SpongeBob who was complaining about the crust on his krabby patty bun, "it's a bun, it's all crust".

    A flying wing is basically all wing.

    I've never thought the design was practical fir commercial aviation, but it does save fuel.
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