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B-52, It keeps going and going...

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:04 pm
by 3WE
...and Evan thinks the 737 has seen it's day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHdIRwKtnig

(Gross feel-good, promotional film by Verbie and Bradlee.)

PS: I would THINK the great engineers would change this to a four-engine aircraft???

Re: B-52, It keeps going and going...

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:40 pm
by Gabriel
Yes.

Re: B-52, It keeps going and going...

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:41 am
by ocelot
From a pure thrust perspective you could probably get away with two, although there are a number of reasons not to. (e.g. rudder authority) However, moving to four seems necessary to get most of the touted advantages. If nothing else, to get the efficiency improvements you want a high-bypass design and that's just not going to fit in the existing 8-way nacelles. Also, all else being equal having 4 engines instead of 8 gives roughly twice the dispatch reliability...

Re: B-52, It keeps going and going...

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:07 pm
by Gabriel
From a pure thrust perspective you could probably get away with two, although there are a number of reasons not to. (e.g. rudder authority
Would you care to explain that? Do you mean making it a twin?

Re: B-52, It keeps going and going...

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:59 pm
by flyboy2548m
From a pure thrust perspective you could probably get away with two...
Hell. why not with one? Just stick a Saturn rocket or some such on its back (3MT-style) and off you go!

Re: B-52, It keeps going and going...

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:21 pm
by Not_Karl
From a pure thrust perspective you could probably get away with two...
Hell. why not with one? Just stick a Saturn rocket or some such on its back (3MT-style) and off you go!
Why not zero? It would make a really badass glider, considerably decrease maintenance costs and points of failure and, more importantly, eliminate the risk of stupid pilots monkeying with the power levers.