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Praxus
09 Mar 04,, 04:24
http://www.machinedesign.com/ASP/viewSelectedArticle.asp?strArticleId=56635&strSite=MDSite&Screen=AEROSPACE&catId=379

Confed999
10 Mar 04,, 00:55
Originally posted by Praxus
http://www.machinedesign.com/ASP/viewSelectedArticle.asp?strArticleId=56635&strSite=MDSite&Screen=AEROSPACE&catId=379
That's wild... Looks like it would be really slow going compared to a jet.

Trooth
10 Mar 04,, 01:03
Slower, but perhaps needing shorter runways? Therefore landing closer to cities at smaller aitports. What you lose in increased airtime you might gain in reduced road a rail time?

Confed999
10 Mar 04,, 01:10
I'm used to 8 - 10 hour flights, I'll bet it wouldn't make up the time. ;) Still, if it could be safer and create less pollution, the technology should be examined.

2DREZQ
13 Mar 04,, 04:34
I'm going to have to study this subject a bit, but I've got the feeling that the law of gravity isn't a free ticket around the laws of thermodynamics.