The future is now?

The future is now, PrepHole.

  1. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    multiple small rotors are shit compared to a single big one

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous
      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        multiple small rotors are shit compared to a single big one

        wrong image

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          cool, can I see a video of it flying?

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous
          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            >cool, can I see a video of it flying?

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          This is retarded

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            You ain't seen nothing yet!

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous
        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >VTOL
          How?

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous
            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              This seems like an exponentially more complicated alternative to simply making the wings pivot.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah but the wings have to come off for transport so...

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                It's a CGI militarized version of a real aircraft - the Lilium air taxi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywJWka1evH8

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          >185 kts
          >Almost as slow as a fucking cessna while using 32 fucking turbines

          Why

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          How does it VTOL with no clear method of downward thrust?

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            Probably intends to redirect the ducted fan thrust downwards with the trailing edge flaps/ailerons

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Multiple? 32 fucking engines, how long would it take to check every one of them. Maintenance and repair, yeah, forget about it.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        One fails, replace next flight.
        Who cares if it fails you hav loads.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >32 fucking engines
        Presumably those are electric motor powered ducted fans, all powered from a central generator. Which makes the maintenence burden... somewhat better, hypothetically.

        cool, can I see a video of it flying?

        The lilium would be the closest flying thing

        It's not a design that handles heavy payloads. Forget about it for carrying munitions.

  2. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    "Mauser" is German for a cat that is especially keen on - and good at - catching mice. Fledermaus is bat. But "Fledermauser" doesnt make any sense.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Niether does the "aircraft"

  3. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    There's a lot of cool and promising EVTOL's being developed right now, this isn't one of them.

  4. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    same energy

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      SOVL

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        more like STO-VL

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Only problem is if one engine fails during hover thing crashes, and for 4 engines probability of failure of 1 one them is quite higher.
      Also synchronizing thrust of 4 engines is difficult.

  5. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    the hangar queen of hangar queens, why the fuck would you need so many engines?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      only two jet engines, the rest are electric-motor props, like you would find in your drone at home.

  6. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    couple of things,

    >why not a huey?
    >why such a radical redesign?
    >can that many blades actually provide enough lift?

    so what I am seeing is a twin micro jet engine, that powers an array of electric motor driven props. it has barely enough strength to lift off with much of any load.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      It looks like a hovercar more than an aircraft

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >why not a huey?
      Because it can fly in fixed wing mode with left generated by wing, its much more economical and faster. More range more speed during cruise flight.

  7. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like just enough thought and effort were put into this to get funding from some low-level RND fund from the military, and the for the project to die and whoever made these images to walk away with a cool couple million. Not a bad grift

  8. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >How suicidal do you want the maintenance crew to be?
    >I dunno like 32 turbines per craft level of kill me

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      These are not turbines but brushless electric motors.

  9. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    too weird ass looking shit for military to approve

  10. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Aerogavin for the 2020s

  11. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    It’s a good opera. Very pleasant

  12. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's artwork cooked up by some conceptual design group. Shouldn't really be thought of as a serious proposal
    https://pan-spatial.com/

  13. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    >32 seperate engines

    Welp, be prepared for the maintenance crews to stage a violent coup if you actually try to adopt this dumb meme. Also, LMAO, the fuel distribution system of this thing alone would need to be some MC Escher-esque non-euclidean nightmare driving people insane for trying to comprehend it.

  14. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    how long would this shit be down for rotor replacement/ repair?

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      From experience... motor driver replacement & calibration would be the real uptime killer

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